Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the life and work of Benjamin Franklin.
Americana comes from Ground Zero, in downtown New York.
A special show on one of America's most troubled cities, Detroit.
Investigating the health impact on New York from the collapse of the World Trade Centre.
Americana asks whether the time has come for America's military spending to be cut.
An on-the-road behind-the-scenes profile of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Justin Webb asks whether the United States is capable of averting economic meltdown.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Battle of the Little Bighorn, Custer's Last Stand.
A 25-year-old US Sergeant on what it means to wear America's highest military honour.
Washington DC's 'Mayor For Life' Marion Barry on the real truths about the capital.