Alfred Alistair Cooke (20 November 1908 – 30 March 2004) was a British/American journalist, television personality and broadcaster. Outside his journalistic output, which included Letter from America and Alistair Cooke's America, he was well known in the United States as the host of PBS Masterpiece Theater from 1971 to 1992. After holding the job for 22 years, and having worked in television for ... more »
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''Man has an incurable habit of not fulfilling the prophecies of his fellow men.''Alistair Cooke (b. 1908), British broadcaster, journalist. Talk About America, ch. 8 (1968).