James Naughtie presents a tribute to Alistair Cooke.
Tuesday 9.00 - 09.45am,
18 November 2008
James Naughtie pays tribute to one of the most insightful observers of America, Alistair Cooke.
James Naughtie presents a tribute to Alistair Cooke, who would have been 100 this week.
Friends, family and colleagues remember his life and career in broadcasting, including the late Charles Wheeler and his biographer, the late Nick Clarke.
As well as his weekly Letter from America broadcasts, the programme appraises his work in television and as a public speaker and essayist, his interest in sport and jazz, and his many friendships with some of the leading lights of politics, music, sport and Hollywood.