Enduring themes in Alistair Cooke’s Letter from America from 1946 - 2004 are explored by New York based financial adviser, Alvin Hall. How has America has changed since 2004?
Tue, 27 Nov 12
Alvin Hall concludes his trip through the USA revisiting Alistair Cooke's Letter from America. This week he travels to Washington DC to reflect on a letter about the war in Vietnam.
Tue, 20 Nov 12
Alistair Cooke had a passion for jazz and this week Alvin Hall arrives in New Orleans, the city where it all began. Re-tracing the issues discussed in Letter from America, Alvin discovers that Alistair Cooke's insights into life in the United States remain as fresh as ever.
Tue, 13 Nov 12
Alvin Hall continues his trip across the USA retracing Alistair Cooke's Letter from America. In this programme he visits the rust belt city of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania and takes in a baseball game at Chicago's legendary Wrigley Field.
Tue, 6 Nov 12
Alvin Hall sets off on a road-trip through the USA, revisiting scenes from Alistair Cooke's Letter from America - but eight years after his death, are the letters still relevant? Criss-crossing the USA Alvin Hall tests Cooke's insights and observations on subjects as diverse as desegregation and jazz, the American Dream and immigration.
Tue, 30 Oct 12
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