Thanksgiving holiday soured by ongoing revelations over Iran-Contras deal.
Celebrating the Fourth of July.
Changing work patterns mean a long weekend for Independence Day.
After George Bush’s inauguration, Alistair Cooke recalls Andrew Jackson’s rowdy induction.
In light of new concerns about healthy eating, Alistair Cooke reflects on Thanksgiving.
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.
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.
Alistair Cooke recalls when Roosevelt named the 24 November as the day of Thanksgiving.
A look at the history of presidential inaugurations.
Alistair Cooke reflects on the Independence Day celebrations and the Wimbledon finals.
President Reagan's views on Northern Ireland and the appeal of Ed Koch
Controversies behind the NYC St Patrick's Day parade: Gay rights and Northern Ireland.
The ban of homosexuals and bisexuals from the St Patrick's Day parade by Boston veterans.
The history and traditions of Thanksgiving and the opposition to the celebration in 1998.
Whilst turkeys roast and yams bake, Alistair Cooke reflects on traditions of Thanksgiving.
After feasting on turkey and yams, Alistair Cooke delves into the origins of Thanksgiving.
How Alistair Cooke convinced the state of Idaho to celebrate George Washington's birthday.
Why protests at Hunter College, New York, dishonour those who died for their country.