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Letter from America by Alistair Cooke
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Why do Americans love their flag?
How The Stars and Stripes became an emotional symbol of a nation.
2:18
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The 1970s
2:00:00
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Letter from America by theme
The best of Letter from America - from elections and presidents to movies and television
See Cooke’s original scripts for Letter from America
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Music, movies and television in America
Television, American movie stars and great jazz musicians.
Letter from America rediscovered
The story of how 650 taped home recordings were found and restored.
Significant moments in US history
History as it happened – from the Wall Street Crash to 9/11.
Alistair Cooke explains America's position on the war in Europe - 7 September 1940
2:39
Alistair Cooke reports on America in the run up to the Allied invasion of France - 21 April 1944
8:22
Alistair Cooke reports on the re-election of President Harry Truman - American news commentary - 3 November 1948
11:24
Top topics for this programme
20th-century American politicians (141)
Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients (123)
American male non-fiction writers (86)
Presidents of the United States (74)
American political writers (73)
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