Someone Take The Wheel
3.02.2004
  No More Letters From America

Alistair Cooke, the distinguished presenter of BBC Radio 4's Letter from America, is retiring from the world's longest running speech radio programme after more than half a century.

The veteran Cooke, who celebrated his 95th birthday last November, is ending a 70-year career with the BBC in which he became famous for his uniquely well informed weekly dispatches on US current affairs.

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But he remains best known for his Letter from America, which pioneered the informal conversational style that now dominates speech radio
 
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Rip out the table
we need room to move
in a life unstable
you're so easily amused
anywhere you hang
yourself is home
throw in a tape, fix the tone

The windows are dirty let's hope it rains
add another newspaper
something to do with my change
I see we're fighting again
In some fucking land
throw in another tape man

Someone take the wheel
and I don't know where we're going
anybody say what you feel
everybody's sad, but nobody's showing

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