Letter from America: In Alistair Cooke's Footsteps

Letter from America: In Alistair Cooke's Footsteps

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?

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  • Washington DC to New York 27 NOV 2012

    Tue, 27 Nov 12

    14 mins

    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.

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  • New Orleans 20 NOV 2012

    Tue, 20 Nov 12

    14 mins

    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.

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  • From Pittsburgh to Chicago 13 NOV 2012

    Tue, 13 Nov 12

    15 mins

    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.

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  • Setting off from New York 06 NOV 2012

    Tue, 6 Nov 12

    14 mins

    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.

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  • Welcome

    Tue, 30 Oct 12

    1 min

    Welcome to the new Alistair Cooke download series.

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