Friday, 4 November 2016

Alistair Cooke preficts the decline of America

I was brought up on Alistair Cooke and his broadcasts to the BBC on America. Turns out, in addition to being reflective he was prescient

Alistair Cooke Predicts America's Decline In 1973


Alfred Alistair Cooke (20 November 1908 -- 30 March 2004) was a British/American journalist, television personality and broadcaster.[1] Outside his journalistic output, which included Letter from America and Alistair Cooke's America, he was well known in the United States as the host of PBS Masterpiece Theater from 1971 to 1992. After holding the job for 22 years, and having worked in television for 42 years, Cooke retired in 1992, although he continued to present Letter from America until shortly before his death. He was the father of author and folk singer John Byrne Cooke

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