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Alfred Alistair Cooke
Alistair Cooke
Alistair Cooke
KBE (20 November 1908 – 30 March 2004) was a British-American journalist, television personality and broadcaster.[1] Outside his journalistic output, which included Letter from America
America
and Alistair Cooke's America, he was well known in the United States
United States
as the host of PBS Masterpiece Theatre
Masterpiece Theatre
from 1971 to 1992. After holding the job for 22 years, and having worked in television for 42 years, Cooke retired in 1992, although he continued to present Letter from America until shortly before his death
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Alistair Cooke, Baron Lexden
Alistair Basil Cooke, Baron Lexden, OBE (born 20 April 1945),[1] is a British historian, author and politician who sits as a Conservative life peer in the House of Lords.[2] Lord Lexden has been official historian of the Conservative Party since 2009; Consultant and Editor in Chief, Conservative Research Department since 2004 and official historian and archivist of the Carlton Club since 2007. [3]Contents1 Early Life and Academic Career 2 Conservative Party 3 House of Lords 4 Other Activities 5 Publications 6 References 7 External linksEarly Life and Academic Career[edit] Cooke was born on 20 April 1945, second son of Dr Basil Cooke and Nancy Irene Cooke (née Neal). He was educated at the independent Framlingham College, Suffolk. He went on to study at Peterhouse, University of Cambridge, from which he graduated Master of Arts (MA) in 1970
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Oliver Baldwin, 2nd Earl Baldwin Of Bewdley
Oliver Ridsdale Baldwin, 2nd Earl Baldwin of Bewdley
Earl Baldwin of Bewdley
(1 March 1899 – 10 August 1958), known as Viscount Corvedale
Viscount Corvedale
from 1937 to 1947, was a British socialist politician who had a career at political odds with his father, the Conservative prime minister Stanley Baldwin. Educated at Eton, which he hated, Baldwin left as soon as he could. After serving in the army during the First World War he undertook various jobs, including a brief appointment as an officer in the Armenian army, and wrote journalism and books on a range of topics. He served two terms as a Labour Member of Parliament between 1929 and 1947. Baldwin never achieved ministerial office in Britain
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George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw
(26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950), known at his insistence simply as Bernard Shaw, was an Irish playwright, critic, polemicist, and political activist. His influence on Western theatre, culture and politics extended from the 1880s to his death and beyond. He wrote more than sixty plays, including major works such as Man and Superman
Man and Superman
(1902), Pygmalion (1912) and Saint Joan (1923). With a range incorporating both contemporary satire and historical allegory, Shaw became the leading dramatist of his generation, and in 1925 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Born in Dublin, Shaw moved to London in 1876, where he struggled to establish himself as a writer and novelist, and embarked on a rigorous process of self-education. By the mid-1880s he had become a respected theatre and music critic
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Pronunciation
Pronunciation
Pronunciation
is the way in which a word or a language is spoken. This may refer to generally agreed-upon sequences of sounds used in speaking a given word or language in a specific dialect ("correct pronunciation"), or simply the way a particular individual speaks a word or language. A word can be spoken in different ways by various individuals or groups, depending on many factors, such as: the duration of the cultural exposure of their childhood, the location of their current residence, speech or voice disorders,[1] their ethnic group, their social class, or their education.[2]Contents1 Linguistic terminology 2 See also 3 References 4 External linksLinguistic terminology[edit] Syllables are counted as units of sound (phones) that they use in their language. The branch of linguistics which studies these units of sound is phonetics
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NBC
The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American English language commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast. The network is headquartered at 30 Rockefeller Plaza
30 Rockefeller Plaza
in New York City, with additional major offices near Los Angeles
Los Angeles
(at 10 Universal City Plaza), and Chicago
Chicago
(at the NBC
NBC
Tower). The network is part of the Big Three television networks. NBC
NBC
is sometimes referred to as the "Peacock Network", in reference to its stylized peacock logo, introduced in 1956 to promote the company's innovations in early color broadcasting
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Edward VIII Abdication Crisis
In 1936, a constitutional crisis in the British Empire
British Empire
arose when King-Emperor
King-Emperor
Edward VIII
Edward VIII
proposed to marry Wallis Simpson, an American socialite who was divorced from her first husband and was pursuing the divorce of her second. The marriage was opposed by the governments of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth. Religious, legal, political and moral objections were raised. As British monarch, Edward was the nominal head of the Church of England, which did not then allow divorced people to remarry in church if their ex-spouses were still alive. For this reason, it was widely believed that Edward could not marry Simpson and remain on the throne.[a] Simpson was perceived to be politically and socially unsuitable as a prospective queen consort because of her two failed marriages
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Rhodes Scholarship
The Rhodes Scholarship, named after the Anglo-South African mining magnate and politician Cecil John Rhodes, is an international postgraduate award for students to study at the University of Oxford.[1] It is widely considered to be one of the world's most prestigious scholarships.[2] Established in 1902, it was the first large-scale programme of international scholarships,[3] inspiring the creation of a great many other awards across the globe (such as the Fulbright
Fulbright
program, Marshall Scholarship, and the Gates Cambridge Scholarship). As elaborated on in his will, Cecil Rhodes' go
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Walt Whitman Rostow
Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman
Rostow (also known as Walt Rostow or W.W. Rostow) OBE (October 7, 1916 – February 13, 2003) was an American economist and political theorist who served as Special
Special
Assistant for National Security Affairs to US President Lyndon B. Johnson
Lyndon B. Johnson
from 1966 to 1969.[1][2] Prominent for his role in the shaping of US foreign policy
US foreign policy
in Southeast Asia during the 1960s, he was a staunch anti-communist, noted for a belief in the efficacy of capitalism and free enterprise, strongly supporting US involvement in the Vietnam War
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Lyndon B. Johnson
Lyndon Baines Johnson (/ˈlɪndən ˈbeɪnz/; August 27, 1908 – January 22, 1973), often referred to by his initials LBJ, was an American politician who served as the 36th President of the United States
President of the United States
from 1963 to 1969, assuming the office after having served as the 37th Vice President of the United States from 1961 to 1963. A Democrat from Texas, he also served as a United States Representative and as the Majority Leader in the United States Senate. Johnson is one of only four people who have served in all four federal elected positions.[a] Born in a farmhouse in Stonewall, Texas, Johnson was a high school teacher and worked as a Congressional aide before winning election to the House of Representatives in 1937. He won election to the Senate in 1948, and was appointed the position of Senate Majority Whip in 1951. He became the Senate Minority Leader in 1953 and the Senate Majority Leader in 1955
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Commonwealth Fund
The Commonwealth Fund
Commonwealth Fund
is a private U.S
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Harkness Fellowship
The Harkness Fellowships (previously known as the Commonwealth Fund Fellowships) are a programme run by the Commonwealth Fund
Commonwealth Fund
of New York City. They were established to reciprocate the Rhodes Scholarships[1] and enable Fellows from several countries to spend time studying in the United States
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Hollywood
Hollywood
Hollywood
(/ˈhɒliwʊd/ HOL-ee-wuud) is a neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California. This densely populated neighborhood is notable as the home of the U.S
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BBC
The British Broadcasting
Broadcasting
Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster. Its headquarters are at Broadcasting House
Broadcasting House
in Westminster, London
London
and it is the world's oldest national broadcasting organisation[3] and the largest broadcaster in the world by number of employees
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Stanley Baldwin
Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley, KG, PC, PC (Can), JP, FRS[1][2] (3 August 1867 – 14 December 1947), was a British statesman of the Conservative Party who dominated the government in his country between the world wars. Three times Prime Minister, he is the only premier to have served under three monarchs (George V, Edward VIII and George VI).[3] Baldwin first entered the House of Commons in 1908 as the Member of Parliament for Bewdley, succeeding his father Alfred Baldwin. He held government office in the coalition ministry of David Lloyd George. In 1922, Baldwin was one of the prime movers in the withdrawal of Conservative support from Lloyd George; he subsequently became Chancellor of the Exchequer
Chancellor of the Exchequer
in Bonar Law's Conservative ministry. Upon Bonar Law's resignation due to health reasons in May 1923, Baldwin became Prime Minister
Prime Minister
and Conservative Party leader
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Pearl Harbor
Coordinates: 21°22′04″N 157°58′38″W / 21.3679°N 157.9771°W / 21.3679; -157.9771 Pearl Harbor
Harbor
is a lagoon harbor on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, west of Honolulu. It has been long visited by the Naval fleet of the United States, before it was acquired from the Hawaiian Kingdom
Hawaiian Kingdom
by the U.S. with the signing of the Reciprocity Treaty of 1875. Much of the harbor and surrounding lands is now a United States Navy
United States Navy
deep-water naval base. It is also the headquarters of the United States
United States
Pacific Fleet. The U.S
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