Alistair Cooke, 1908-2004, giant of journalism, was known around the world for his "Letter From America," a series of 13-minute essays broadcast weekly on BBC radio. He delivered 2,869 of the essays from 1946 to 2004. Born in Salford, England, Cooke moved permanently to New York in 1937. He was best known in his adopted country as host of the PBS television series "Masterpiece Theater" from 1971 to 1992.
BBC News Programmes: Letter From America
Obituary and tributes to Alistair Cooke with highlights of the world's longest running speech radio programme which began in 1946, continuing until his retirement in February 2004.
IMDb - Alistair Cooke
Offers his biography, filmography, book biographies and news articles.
Slate: Alistair Cooke
Alexander Chancellor's tribute to the journalist described as "America's pet Brit, Britain's favourite American".
Wikipedia - Alistair Cooke
Hyperlinked encyclopaedia article offers his biography and a bibliography of books he's written.