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The American Home Front 1941 - 1942

At the start of World War II Alistair Cooke was a BBC correspondent reporting on America for the English press.  As a correspondent, we was in Washington atthe start of the war (literally there as he was in the original press briefings on Deember 7). 409 more words

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Quote of the day

The best compliment to a child or a friend is the feeling you give him that he has been set free to make his own inquiries, to come to conclusions that are right for him, whether or not they coincide with your own. 9 more words


November 20 in history

284 – Diocletian was chosen as Roman Emperor.

762 – During An Shi Rebellion, Tang Dynasty, with the help of Huihe tribe, recaptured Luoyang from the rebels. 756 more words


Wednesday Trivia Question

What Pulitzer Prize-winning author took over for Alistair Cooke as the host of Masterpiece Theatre when Cooke retired in 1992?

I’ve touched on various Masterpiece hosts in the past but I don’t think I’ve mentioned this one. 105 more words


Poldark, take me away!

Dear PBS,

I can’t stop watching Masterpiece Theatre. From a reimagined Sherlock Holmes to Downton Abbey to the newest Poldark, every Sunday night my life stops for the 1+ hours of programming on my local station. 655 more words

Tiffany Podz

Meeting your heroes

The activity suggested by today’s title is somewhat contraindicated by proverbial wisdom: though I would have thought this would depend on the nature of both your heroes and the proposed encounter. 940 more words