Television, movie stars, great jazz musicians – Alistair Cooke enjoyed reporting on American culture in his weekly BBC broadcasts.
The early days of television in America, as reported by Alistair Cooke.
A profile of trumpeter Louis Armstrong (1901-1971).
A profile of jazz musician Duke Ellington (1899-1974).
America's rolling TV news coverage, and why it makes for better democracy.
How actress Jean Seberg (1938-79) was tormented by the FBI.
A look at the life and career of songwriter Irving Berlin at the age of 100.
A profile of Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin on the 100th anniversary of his birth.
The lives and careers of Greta Garbo (1905-1990) and Jim Henson (1936-1990)
The 50th anniversary of the release of Casablanca.
The life and music of George Gershwin and a post-Soviet boom in Russian immigration to NY.
A tribute to American pianist William Kappell, and music in America.