Short festive documentaries and adventures in sound presented by Josie Long.
The story of the Zebby Adams, a New York City Santa Claus.
Thanksgiving holiday soured by ongoing revelations over Iran-Contras deal.
Josie Long hears new documentaries set at Christmas.
Reverends Richard Coles, Kate Bottley and Giles Fraser - back for a Christmas Day special.
The joys of absolute silence, as experienced during a Christmas in Vermont.
Engaging live debate examining the moral issues behind one of the week's news stories.
Alistair Cooke's trepidation upon meeting a computer that already knows all about him.
Helen Mark is in Norfolk where preparations for Christmas are well underway.
A traditional New England Christmas for the Cooke family.
Three famous ghosts of Christmas past are remembered by Alistair Cooke.
Jarvis Cocker hosts a festive edition, with stories of a shepherdess and a miracle birth
Celebrating the Fourth of July.
Changing work patterns mean a long weekend for Independence Day.
In light of new concerns about healthy eating, Alistair Cooke reflects on Thanksgiving.
Christopher Frayling explores how Hollywood helped to create the modern global Christmas.
Considering what happens if immigrants don't want to be assimilated into American culture.
Celebrating the 4th July and the 100th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty.
The causes of the public school closures of summer 1993.
New York workers out in greater numbers for traditional parade.
Labor Day parades become a thing of the past as US workforce turns away from unions.
Josie Long presents short Christmas-themed documentaries and adventures in sound.
National holiday to honour Martin Luther King observed for the first time.
The events that led to the recognition of Martin Luther King Jr Day.
Will new legislation in 1990 mean a difficult future for the American tobacco industry?
Remembering the military dead, from picnics to serious parades in Waterloo, New York
Recollections of the Montgomery bus boycott prompted by Rosa Parks in 1955.
Festive short documentaries and adventures in sound presented by Josie Long.
In a vintage Letter from America from 1967, Alistair Cooke tells a Christmas story.
Alistair Cooke recalls when Roosevelt named the 24 November as the day of Thanksgiving.