Saturday 11 September 2021

A Great Broadcast

On this morning 20 years ago, Alistair Cooke, then 92, was at home in New York, looking forward to a pleasant autumn day... What happened next inspired one of his greatest broadcasts. It's well worth another listen on this melancholy anniversary.
Cooke's talk ends on a hopeful note, concluding that America may be 'down', but is not 'on the ground'. It would be harder to reach that conclusion today, twenty years on, in the aftermath of recent events in Afghanistan. 
Here's a link to Cooke's broadcast, America's Day of Terror –


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