Monday November 5, 2012

BRATTLEBORO -- The second lecture in the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesday Series at Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St., will feature Susan Cooke Kittredge, the daughter of journalist Alistair Cooke on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m., in the Main Room.

Kittredge will speak on "The Unseen Alistair Cooke."

One of the 20th century’s preeminent journalists, Alistair Cooke reported on the events of his time. Kittredge will talk about her father and his life away from the public eye. Clips from a little-known private home film made with Alistair Cooke (at the age of 23) and Charlie Chaplin will be shown during the lecture.

Kittredge of Shelburne is an ordained United Church of Christ minister. She is also a VPR commentator whose archive of commentaries may be found on

The lecture is a First Wednesday program sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council. The event is free.

The Vermont Humanities Council is a private nonprofit working to bring the power and the pleasure of the humanities to all Vermonters. The Council strives to make Vermont a state in which every individual reads, participates in public affairs, and continues to learn throughout life.

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