Presenter of “In Alistair Cooke’s Footsteps”, Alvin Hall - African American Wall Street educator and broadcaster - selects his favourite Letters from America.
In his last letter, Alistair Cooke examines Iraq’s influence on the Presidential Election.
The history of Chicago as the host city for the Democratic Party convention.
A profile of trumpeter Louis Armstrong (1901-1971).
A profile of jazz musician Duke Ellington (1899-1974).
Is the policy of unlimited immigration one that can be sustained indefinitely?
A profile of Reuben Mattus (1912-1994), the co-founder of Haagen-Dazs.
Cooke's eyewitness account of the assassination of Bobby Kennedy (1925-1968).
The violent protests against W Arthur Garrity Jr's forced busing in South Boston.
What caused the 1965 Los Angeles Watts riots and what do they say about America?
The death of J F Kennedy (1917-1963), the first president of the television age.
The human tragedy of the Vietnam War and its impact on Americans.
Alistair Cooke re-presents his first American Letter.