The 920 surviving recordings of Alistair Cooke's Letter from America, broadcast between 1946 and 2004, go online this week in audio and text. Alexander Chancellor explains how Cooke succeeded in bringing two countries closer together.
I listened to Alistair Cooke's Letter from America from about 1960 until his death in 2004. Each 15 minute broadcast was pure magic. Radio at it's very, very best.