Congressional Gold Medal recipients in all BBC programmes
Alistair Cooke reflects on why Americans seem to trust Tony Blair.
How abstract votes will affect the nomination of Democratic presidential candidate.
A profile of astronaut John Glenn upon his retirement.
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.
Alistair Cooke commemorates the life of Charles Schultz, the creator of Charlie Brown.
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.
Dalai Lama makes low-key visit to US.
A report from California on water in LA, and domestic partnerships in San Francisco.
How broad is the public appeal of Colin Powell, and could he be a presidential candidate?
A profile of General Matthew Ridgeway 1895-1993.
The life and music of George Gershwin and a post-Soviet boom in Russian immigration to NY.
New revelations about President Gerald Ford's past, are discussed by the press.
Gorbachev's banning of a Yeltsin rally in Moscow worries Alistair Cooke.
Obituary for former vice president Hubert Humphrey.
A look at the life and career of songwriter Irving Berlin at the age of 100.
A tribute to Jackie Robinson (1919 – 1972) the first black Major League baseball player.
Senator John Glenn tries for the Democrat nomination in the presidential race.
Alistair Cooke reflects on astronaut John Glenn's eventful earth landing.
Remembering the televised spectacle of John Glenn, the first American to orbit the earth.
John Wayne - obituary for an enduring hero.
New book exposes First Lady's use of astrologer to dictate the president's diary.
Is an unauthorised biography of ex-president's wife, Mrs Reagan, just salacious gossip?
The impact of Nelson Mandela's 1990 diplomatic visit to the United States.
The Pope visits a nation where one in four is a Catholic - America.
How Pope John Paul II's instillation caused excitement in America.
Pope John Paul II's joyous visit to the US, and Catholicism in America.
Pope John Paul II visits Poland.
President George H W Bush's handling of foreign affairs helps his re-election.