Two Hitchcock doubles (lookalike Burrage and soundalike Perry) take us on a surreal trip to 1962, when Hitchcock was promoting The Birds during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Cold War paranoia echoes the terrors of The Birds, while the issue of identity is playfully explored by both the doubles and Hitchcock himself in his hilarious Alfred Hitchcock Presents introductions. Not to mention frequent intrusions from Folgers Coffee, the programme sponsor. But there's also a foreshadowing of the filmmaker's death in 1980, plus parallels with the War on Terror.
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Walter Cronkite Thursday 23rd July 2009 Funeral service for celebrated newsman Walter Cronkite at St. Bartholomew's church. Cronkite, who reported from around the world and once was known as 'the most trusted man in America', died last Friday, (17Jul09), at his Manhattan home at the age of 92. New York City, USA