Individual 1982

Personal Award: Alistair Cooke

Alistair Cooke is a master communicator in print and in picture. As host on Masterpiece Theatre and Omnibus, as creator of the memorable series America, as author since 1946 of the BBC’s American Letter, and as the civilized interlocutor between two peoples sometimes bedeviled by their common tongue, he has distinguished himself. For his contributions to broadcasting, both in the United States and in Great Britain, this recognition to Alistair Cooke from the Peabody Board.