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Alistair Cooke

journalist, broadcaster
Born: 11/20/1908
Birthplace: Manchester, England

British-born American journalist and radio/TV personality whose commentary on American culture had an audience in both the U.S. and the U.K. A correspondent for Britain's Guardian(1948–72), Cooke's programs included the weekly BBC radio show Letter from America and British television's Masterpiece Theatre (1971–92), made popular by his sophisticated wit.

Died: 3/30/2004

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