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Letter From America
Last Updated: Thursday, 1 April, 2004, 11:18 GMT 12:18 UK
Reading Letter from America in the 1950s
Alistair Cooke has died aged 95 just a few weeks after retiring as presenter of the world's longest running speech radio programme.

Alistair Cooke's biographer Nick Clarke pays tribute to the man behind Letter from America.
Memorable moments from Alistair Cooke's 58 years reporting life as an Englishman in America.
Radio 4 Tribute

The world's longest running speech radio programme began in 1946, continuing till Alistair Cooke's retirement in February 2004.

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Alistair Cooke tells the story of the premature baby kidnapped on a freezing cold night in 1950.

In his 1000th Letter, Alistair Cooke recalls how American attitudes to the Vietnam War changed as it progressed.

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