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Letter from America

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Letter from America was a weekly 15 minute radio series on BBC Radio 4, previously called the Home Service, which ran for 2,869 shows from March 24 1946 to February 20 2004, making it the longest-running speech radio programme in history.

It was presented by the late Alistair Cooke, who died on March 30 2004, just over a month after his last broadcast. Each week Alistair Cooke spoke of a topical issue in the USA, often tying together different strands of observation and anecdote. He always ended on a humorous note.

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