Cooke's Letters in public archive

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The scripts from the long-running BBC radio series will be published by the University of East Anglia in Norwich.

Cooke's literary executor Colin Webb is a former student of the university.

Letter From America was broadcast every week from March 1946 until Cooke's retirement in March 2004. He died just a few weeks after his final programme.

In his Letters, Cooke chronicled every aspect of American life including the Vietnam War, the Watergate scandal and the assassination of JFK.

The series was the longest-running in history to be presented by a single person.

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