7) Six Men
Alistair Cooke looks back on a rich and varied life, one which has taken him across the ocean but never far away from the BBC.
Drawing on archive recordings, this selection includes interviews from radio and television, Cooke's Letter From America, and a speech made to the Royal Television Society at New York's Cosmopolitan Club.
It charts the journalist's career from his first trip to America as a young Cambridge graduate to...
The second of 6 chronological releases following the dates of Alistair Cooke's Letters from America rather than a patchwork based on the dates of actual historical events. This should include the original recordings of these letters over the years in order to provide the appeal of the ageing voice and authentic recordings over the past 50 years.
When Benny Kramer's father came to the United States, he was hungry, broke, and ignorant. Handed a banana and told it was "American food," he scarfed it down, peel and all. By the time he died, he was no richer, but much wiser, and everything he learned he imparted to his son. Growing up on New York's...