21st-century American non-fiction writers in all BBC programmes
Alistair Cook looks at the rise and fall of Senator John McCain.
Alistair Cook reviews how the United Nations reacted to a scolding from Senator J Helms.
Alistair Cooke considers Senator John McCain's campaign funding reform bill.
Vice-President Al Gore's oversees the Boeing 777 jetliners deal with China.
Concern over the state of the American education system and President Bush's reforms.
The wit of Art Buchwald, a political satirist for the Washington Post.
Why do journalists flock to Washington for the presidential election?
How does modern-day America compare with the fall of Rome as described by Gibbon?
Bob Dole resigns from the Senate to run for president.
Do nuclear weapons still pose a threat in 1989, and why is George Bush so popular?
Carter first sitting president to attend Met opera.
Carter Playboy interview. Public reaction to Carter's 'adultery in my heart' admission.
Carter reshuffles his team of advisers.
The parallels between the leadership of President Clinton and Felipe Gonzalez of Spain.
Newt Gingrich becomes Speaker of the US House of Representatives.
The United Nations intervention in Bosnia, and the hesitation of Bill Clinton.
President Clinton visits China, considering US - Chinese relations and Nixon's 1972 visit.
The prosperity and popularity of President Clinton.
Contrasting Clinton's high approval rating with the widespread belief that he's lying.
Did Bill Clinton use family and political influence to avoid being drafted during Vietnam?
Paula Jones' civil prosecution of Clinton for an alleged 1991 sexual assault thrown out.
Allegations that Clinton persuaded Monica Lewinsky to give false testimony examined.
Profiles of politicians Colin Powell and "Mickey" Leland (1944-1989)
The possible entrance of Colin Powell and Ross Perot in to the race for the presidency.
A profile of David Duke, former Klu Klux Klan member and potential governor of Louisiana.
President Clinton's trip to dissuade Boris Yeltsin from sending nuclear aid to Iran.
How broad is the public appeal of Colin Powell, and could he be a presidential candidate?
The background of George H W Bush, the new Republican presidential candidate.
Why has the American public lost confidence in George H W Bush?
Republicans have a majority in both houses of the Senate for the first time in 40 years.