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After the close election, Alistair Cooke considers what authority the President will have.
Who will be the next President? Alistair Cooke evaluates Al Gore and George W Bush.
The bombardment of Presidential election adverts becomes too much for Alistair Cooke.
Alistair Cooke celebrates the life and work of diarist James Agate.
How do conflicts in Jerusalem and Belgrade affect world trade? Alistair Cooke finds out.
Alistair Cook ponders the history of the American presidential debates.
The rising prices of gasoline leads Alistair Cooke to wonder who the culprit is.
Prostitution at the Sydney Olympics makes Alistair Cooke reflect on idealism and reality.
Alistair Cooke looks at the affect of poll ratings on presidential elections.
The search for athlete perfection leads Alistair Cooke from exercise techniques to drugs.
Alistair Cooke questions the use of the American constitution's religious right.
Alistair Cooke considers the tragic sinking of the Russian submarine Kursk.
Alistair Cooke reflects on colossal forest fires raging across the United States.
Alistair Cooke explains the origins of the American political phrase "running mate".
Alistair Cooke recalls the longest presidential nomination ballot in US history.
Alistair Cooke remembers past political conventions, including John F Kennedy's.
Alistair Cooke evaluates the news blackouts over the Israel and Palestinian peace talks.
Alistair Cooke remembers George Gallup, the creator of the scientific polling method.
Alistair Cooke bends his mind into a metaphysical helix to understand the human genome.
Alistair Cooke recalls the Korean War and how vetoes were written into the UN charter.
After enjoying his own Father's Day, Alistair Cooke becomes concerned by mass consumerism.
In light of a Supreme Court verdict Alistair Cooke reflects on the rights of grandparents.
Bill Clinton’s recent treaty summits look to Alistair Cooke like a quick legacy polish.
To eat meat, or to not eat meat? Alistair Cooke finds out the perfect diet for longevity.
Union resistance to trading with China, reminds Mr Cooke of the invention of dishwashers.
Alistair Cooke recalls when the private life of a politician was a taboo topic.
Alistair Cooke reflects on China's trading privileges and a law against sizeism.
Alistair Cooke remembers the colourful life of American theatre character David Merrick.
Alistair Cooke examines the legal battle fought by Cuban Elian Gonzalez for asylum.
After a stock exchange drop of 600 points, Alistair Cook remembers other booms and busts.