Mike Thomson explores a document pointing at American treachery prior to Pearl Harbour.
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.
The next chairman of the Federal Reserve - Alan Greenspan.
A profile of Alan Greenspan, economist and former Chairman of the Federal Reserve.
Opera singer Andrea Baker explores the impact of Frederick Douglass's time in Scotland.
Recession in America, more modest foreign policy aims and nuclear fears in ex-USSR states.
Amy Poehler speaks to David Morrissey about her new film, Inside Out.
The conclusion of the Anita Hill vs Judge Clarence Thomas sexual harassment case.
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.
Bette Davis speaking to Jenni Murray in 1987.
Tracy-Ann Oberman champions the life of one of the silver screen's most enduring icons.
Why do journalists flock to Washington for the presidential election?
How does modern-day America compare with the fall of Rome as described by Gibbon?
Bob Dole resigns from the Senate to run for president.
How the kidnapping of a newspaper heiress captivated and transformed the American media.
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
Agony aunt Irma Kurtz talks to her USA counterpart Cheryl Strayed about agony in America.
The parallels between the leadership of President Clinton and Felipe Gonzalez of Spain.
Newt Gingrich becomes Speaker of the US House of Representatives.
The United Nations intervention in Bosnia, and the hesitation of Bill Clinton.
President Clinton visits China, considering US - Chinese relations and Nixon's 1972 visit.
The prosperity and popularity of President Clinton.