Mike Thomson explores a document pointing at American treachery prior to Pearl Harbour.
Patricia Cornwell discusses her life and her career as a crime writer.
Claudia examines the Hierarchy of Needs, part of Abraham Maslow's theory of motivation.
American satirist Joe Queenan explores cunning.
Alistair Cook looks at the rise and fall of Senator John McCain.
Alistair Cook reviews how the United Nations reacted to a scolding from Senator J Helms.
Alistair Cooke considers Senator John McCain's campaign funding reform bill.
A recollection the work of Pierre Charles L'Enfant in shaping Washington DC.
Michael Goldfarb looks at the history of rude, violent debate that has marked US politics.
Concern over the state of the American education system and President Bush's reforms.
How abstract votes will affect the nomination of Democratic presidential candidate.
The writer Tom Dyckhoff looks at the life and work of Richard Buckminster Fuller.
Fan mail by the sack for Colonel Oliver North.
The wit of Art Buchwald, a political satirist for the Washington Post.
Does Barack Obama have what it takes to get to the White House?
Remembering Barry Goldwater, the most influential presidential runner-up in US history.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the life and work of Benjamin Franklin.
Chris Bowlby profiles self-styled socialist US presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders.
Why do journalists flock to Washington for the presidential election?
Claire Bolderson profiles the young Indian-American governor of Louisiana, Bobby Jindal.
Boris Yeltsin's visit to the White House in June 1991 contrasts with his one in 1989,
The fastest pair of fists in East Asia and the first global Chinese film star.
TV producer John Lloyd discusses the life of American architect Richard Buckminster Fuller
Do nuclear weapons still pose a threat in 1989, and why is George Bush so popular?
Physicist Brian Cox tells Matthew Parris how Carl Sagan's Cosmos TV show changed his life.
Carter first sitting president to attend Met opera.
Carter Playboy interview. Public reaction to Carter's 'adultery in my heart' admission.
Carter reshuffles his team of advisers.
The acclaimed chef and writer talks to John Wilson in August 2000
Acclaimed critic Sir Christopher Ricks discusses his passion for T. S. Eliot.