Alistair Cooke’s first Letter from America was broadcast in March, 1946. It was to be the first of 2,869 broadcasts, spanning 58 years - making it by far the longest-running talk programme of any radio station in the world.
The 920 surviving recordings, broadcast between 1946 - 2004, are now online.
They can be searched by date and by theme, the latter including such categories as US presidents, history, race, music and movies, etc.
This is one of over 1,250 resources listed on the BUFVC’s Moving Image Gateway, which can be searched for details of moving image and sound materials.