Alistair Cooke was a master at demystifying the American political and legal systems, peppering his explanations with entertaining anecdotes and recollections.
A history of the American party system.
Constitutional rights and violation of the American flag.
Alistair Cooke reflects on the wide-ranging functions of the US Supreme Court.
What is the caucus system of nominating candidates for public office?
What power does the outgoing President Reagan really hold?
Does two party politics lead to an apathetic American voter?
A recollection of dramatic party conventions from 1924, 1940 and 1960.
The OJ Simpson trial, and the Long Island commuter train shootings.
Alistair Cooke reports on the US Senate trial of President Bill Clinton.
The various legal issues underlying the failure to elect a new President.