Concern over the state of the American education system and President Bush's reforms.
Autumn 1974. Young Palestinian Nabil Sha'ath was sent to New York ahead of Yasser Arafat.
Details of Yasser Arafat's speech at the 1995 meeting of the UN in New York City.
Do nuclear weapons still pose a threat in 1989, and why is George Bush so popular?
The power couple who reunited China and nearly lost it to Japan.
Helen Mark explores Sir Winston Churchill's family home of Chartwell in Kent.
William Crawley travels to Winston Churchill's grave in the Oxfordshire village of Bladon.
A humble wooden cabinet reveals secrets about how Churchill developed his oratorical style
A report from California on water in LA, and domestic partnerships in San Francisco.
Gary Oldman on his career and award winning performance as Churchill
The Oscar-tipped actor on how he captured the war-time PM's distinctive delivery
The background of George H W Bush, the new Republican presidential candidate.
Why has the American public lost confidence in George H W Bush?
Gorbachev's banning of a Yeltsin rally in Moscow worries Alistair Cooke.
Jeremy Bowen looks back over the life of the Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
President George H W Bush's handling of foreign affairs helps his re-election.
President George H W Bush has to defend his Gulf War actions against Saddam
President Bush's heart surgery leads to the scrutiny of vice president Dan Quayle.
A portrait of the Washington insider whose presidency proved turbulent and controversial.
Alistair Cooke recalls some intriguing myths about Winston Churchill.
The details of the latest mission by the space shuttle Endeavour.
The history and traditions of Thanksgiving and the opposition to the celebration in 1998.
Alistair Cooke considers how people become desensitised to the horrifying images of war.
Chris Bowlby spotlights Czech leader Vaclav Klaus.
Lord Digby Jones chooses Winston Churchill, with contribution from Prof David Reynolds.
A photo reveals Churchill's struggle to translate wartime heroism into election victory.
David Cannadine explores how Churchill's cigar became synonymous with his image.