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March 30, 2004

Alistair Cooke

I am sorry to report Alistair Cooke has died. "Letter from America" was a Flea-favourite when I was growing up and I would like to second the words of Tony Blair (and remind Flea-readers of his excellent work in Masterpiece Theater).

The prime minister described Cooke, who presented BBC Radio 4's Letter from America for more than 50 years, as "one of the greatest broadcasters of all time" and said he would be "deeply, deeply missed".

"He was really one of the greatest broadcasters of all time, and we shall feel his loss very, very keenly indeed. "He was a remarkable man who was broadcasting the Letter from America right up to a few weeks ago. He will be deeply, deeply missed," said Mr Blair.

And then... Mark Steyn posts a tribute (via Tim Blair).

Posted by Ghost of a flea at March 30, 2004 07:18 AM