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Letter from America by Alistair Cooke

Extension of primary elections

Duration: 14 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

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Bid to curb power of the party bosses led to extension of primary elections - with the result that this year's presidential race faces 38 primaries. The sound quality on this recording is variable/poor.

This archive edition of Letter from America was recorded by one of two listeners, who between them taped and labelled over 650 Letter From America programmes from 1973 to 1989. It was restored by the BBC in 2014. Show less

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