Alistair Cooke examines how congressmen secure re-appointments during an election year.
Charles Dickens’ Scrooge reminds Alistair Cooke of the uniting force of Christmas.
An anniversary gets Alistair Cooke out from a sticky broadcasting situation.
Peter Ackroyd joins James Naughtie to discuss his novel Hawksmoor.
Alistair Cooke examines why it is so difficult to establish democracy in Iraq.
In light of new concerns about healthy eating, Alistair Cooke reflects on Thanksgiving.
Alistair Cooke compares Chinese import tax with the great depression Smoot-Hawley Tariff.
Alistair Cooke examines how casualty numbers influences the public's appetite for war.
Alistair Cooke celebrates the architectural achievements of Stanford White.
James Naughtie talks to Esther Freud about her semi-autobiographical novel Hideous Kinky.
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