Learning from Alistair Cook
In 1941 the BBC bgan to broadcast Alistair Cooks Letter from America. He created the job for himself by proposing to the BBC that he report on the everyday life of Americans after the War. He was born in Salford (where my father worked) and was the son of a metalworker. He eventually came to define the view of America from the UK in the radio years. I remember loving his radio program and starting my own journey to being a citizen of The United States as a young teenager. The BBC have posted the entire library of shows, over two thousand of them, on the BBC website. It is a truly historic archive an very revealing even today. Well worth delving onto.