- NAME: Alistair Cooke
- OCCUPATION: Scholar, Critic, Radio Personality, Television Personality, Journalist
- BIRTH DATE: November 20, 1908
- DEATH DATE: March 30, 2004
- EDUCATION: University of Cambridge, Yale, Harvard
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Salford, United Kingdom
- PLACE OF DEATH: New York, New York
- Full Name: Alfred Alistair Cooke
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Alistair Cooke was a British-born journalist who worked in newspaper, radio and television. He hosted television's Masterpiece Theatre.
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From the 1930s, Alistair Cooke interpreted American culture for British audiences in newspapers and radio broadcasts. His weekly program Letter from America was one of the radio's longest-running series and he hosted television's Masterpiece Theatre from the 1970s to the 1990s. He died in 2004. In a bizarre coda to his life, Cooke's remains were illegally harvested at a New York funeral home.
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