Alistair Cooke

Journalist, Author

1908 – 2004

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Who was Alistair Cooke?

Alfred Alistair Cooke KBE was a British/American journalist, television personality and broadcaster. 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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Born
Nov 20, 1908
Salford, Greater Manchester
Also known as
  • Alfred Cooke
  • Alfred Alistair Cooke
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • Anglo-Irish people
Nationality
  • England
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Jesus College, Cambridge
  • Yale University
  • Harvard University
Employment
  • Foreign Correspondent, Manchester Guardian
    (1947 - 1972)
  • Correspondent, NBC
Died
Mar 30, 2004
New York City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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