Alistair Cook reviews how the United Nations reacted to a scolding from Senator J Helms.
The news that "Fur is back", leads Alistair Cook to explore why it never really went away.
Alistair Cook uses Rip Van Winkle to understand the Time Warner and America Online deal.
Alistair Cooke discusses Boris Yeltsin's resignation and Mr Putin's praise of the KGB.
James Naughtie talks to Douglas Adams about The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
Alistair Cooke discusses the US Government’s precautions against the millennium bug.
Festive fairy lights remind Alistair Cooke of a time when Christmas was less than holy.
In a vintage Letter from America from 1967, Alistair Cooke tells a Christmas story.
Passive smoking fears make Alistair Cooke evaluate the cleanliness of the air around us.
James Naughtie and readers talk to Julian Barnes about his book Flaubert's Parrot.
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