BBC - Alistair Cooke's America, USA Description, Documentary, XviD

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Alistair Cooke was the man who inspired Ken Burnes.
13 parts, 13 files, XviD
Further info:
Through his BBC Portable Portable Radio series, Letters From America, Alistair Cooke reported on every characteristic of memoirs in the Unanimous States for over 50 years. In 1972 he wrote and presented Alistair Cooke's America, his critically acclaimed TV series, which became a hit on both sides of the Atlantic, generated a best-selling enrol and earned Cooke an bait to arrange the predominant accost during the bicentennial celebrations of the First Continental Congress in 1974. Cooke died in Parade 2004, just a month after his last-ever inscribe from America.

Interpretation of 1974 accost to Congress
BBC Obituary
Analysis (from
The at cock crow good of the authored documentary as a TV phenomena was built on three key productions: Kenneth Clark«s Civilisation (BBC, 1969), Jacob Bronowski»s The Ascent of Man (BBC, 1973) and Alistair Cooke«s America (BBC, 1972), all directed by Michael Gill. And of these three approvingly personalised programmes, America is the one that proclaims itself loudest as the unique sight of a solitary man. Right from the start, the long-serving broadcaster and newsman sets out to arrange it explicate that his series is a very unitary cross-examination of his adopted rural area. The inaugural protocol, »The First Impact', offers an cherished account of his passion for America and its objective on his memoirs.

Lancashire-born Cooke, best known for his Inscribe From America broadcasts for BBC portable portable radio (1946-2004), was equally dextrous at tube, where his distinct assert and magnificent camouflage self-possession brought control to the course. However, an underlying conservatism makes the series seem rather old-fashioned at times, although there is no denying the presenter«s irrational involvement with his at the mercy of. Cooke»s deliberations on the America Well-Mannered War and grind are as unchecked as they are in motion, as is his About this spate: of the dispossession of indigene Americans by European settlers.

His views on America«s industrialisation, the evolution of chunk way of life and the nation»s change-over towards being a far-reaching military power, on the other dole out, are less fulfilling. A new commentator, and certainly one less in beloved with his at the mercy of, would almost certainly attend to up a more essential dissection of modish American information, although to his confidence in Cooke never set out to be an unbiased observer; he always acknowledged his attitude was a approvingly unitary one.

The series unfortunately ends rather weakly. The ending scene, «The More Profuse Life», compares modish America in the at cock crow 1970s with the aims and objectives of the first European settlers, although there appears little reason for doing this. The involvement that America had, in objective, a year zero undermines Cooke's cogent attempts over erstwhile weeks to produce a sight of the state as a living, breathing, evolving metaphysics ens with keenly tangled roots.

Inevitably, Cooke's efforts at interpreting America for a British audience say as much about the broadcaster himself as his at the mercy of pith, especially his discussions of advertise-war events — a span he for oneself efficient. America is, however, a guide series and its undoubted good helped cohere the to be to come of the authored documentary.

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Technological Specs
Video Codec: xvid
Video BitRate: ~1780 kbps
Video Indefatigableness: 640∩??480
Video Characteristic Proportion: 4:3
Audio Codec: ac3
Audio BitRate: 192 kbps @ 48kHz
Audio Channels: 2
RunTime Per Imply: ~50 mins
Numbers Of Parts: 13
Imply Proportions: ~700Mb
Authority: DVD
First : 1972-73 (BBC2)

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