Surprising history and compelling testimonies of US immigrants using Ellis Island gateway.
Michael Buerk and guests debate the moral leadership of America.
The legendary broadcaster recounts his first proper encounter with a native American.
Susie Dent explores Americanisms in British English – should we love not loathe them?
Does the American constitution actually guarantee the right to bear arms?
Patrick Wright focuses on Barbara Castle, the Red Queen.
David Baker asks what happens to the families of people shot by the police.
A profile of Reuben Mattus (1912-1994), the co-founder of Haagen-Dazs.
Immigrant work ethic. Prejudices about national character.
The low outcomes for black and the Latin American students, contrasts with Asian ones.
Bruce Springsteen is turning 70; rock’s gods are aging. Who can replace them?
Michael Rosen on the Americanisation of English, with Lynne Murphy and Matthew Engel.
Clare Balding walks with a group of Native American women who live in the UK.
Learning the lessons from New York's Puerto Rican influx of the 1950s.
Engaging live debate examining the moral issues behind one of the week's news stories.
Sybil Ruscoe meets a resilient family of ranchers in South Dakota.
Melvyn Bragg and guests examine the ideals that underwrite the idealism of America.
Alistair Cooke considers the language used by Alan Greenspan to calm the stock markets
Francine Stock explores charismatic leaders, from Kellogg and Ford to Jobs and Restone.
Is the policy of unlimited immigration one that can be sustained indefinitely?
The differing attitudes of the French and Americans to immigration.
The USA is an invention. So how do you build the most powerful country in the world?
The American Dream: where does the idea come from and how has its meaning changed?
Alistair Cooke examines the Pledge of Allegiance and its role in a secular society.
The demographic makeup of Boston in the 1930s, and the survival of immigrants in the US.
The adoption of "old world" identities by new immigrants to New York City.
Ben Wardle considers the appeal of the wild men of rock for for advertisers