British writer of Alistair Cooke’s America who hosted the favorite PBS program, Masterpiece Theatre, from 1972 until 1992. He’s also known for composing and delivering the BBC radio series, Words From America. As a guy, he was the editor from the literary newspaper, Granta. While participating in Jesus University, Cambridge, he also arranged The Mummers, Cambridge’s initial mixed-sex theater group. He became a USA resident in 1941, after having examined at both Harvard and Yale. He wedded Ruth Emerson (a faraway comparative of Ralph Waldo Emerson) in August of 1934. The few became parents to upcoming writer and musician, John Byrne Cooke, before divorcing in 1944. Cooke’s second wife, Jane Light Hawkes, bore him a little girl called Susan. He misjudged Adam Mason, informing him early in his profession to stay from the arts.