Armed with a video camera and ambition, Alistair Cooke came to America in the 1930s. He crisscrossed the country, recording his encounters with the American scene and celebrities. On Sunday, February 6, 2011, MASTERPIECE re-airs The Unseen Alistair Cooke, which tells Cooke's story with his own footage and words, offering an admiring look at the celebrated observer of America.I'm really looking forward to this program. I can vaguely remember some Cooke introductions to Masterpiece Theatre productions when I was a kid, and I can remember my mom talking about how she just loved his introductions. The man was an institution in the very best sense of that term.
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