American satirist Joe Queenan explores cunning.
Alistair Cook looks at the rise and fall of Senator John McCain.
Alistair Cooke considers Senator John McCain's campaign funding reform bill.
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.
Remembering Barry Goldwater, the most influential presidential runner-up in US history.
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.
Do nuclear weapons still pose a threat in 1989, and why is George Bush so popular?
President Theodore Roosevelt's attempt to unite America under the English language.
Billionaire Donald Trump, the leading Republican candidate in the US presidential race.
Jonathan Freedland examines the rise of Donald Trump through the prism of the past.
Eliza Manningham-Buller on why she regards Abraham Lincoln as a great life.
Alan Rusbridger asks how America's journalists are reporting on their new president.
David Frost turns to the archives to get beneath the skin of Richard Nixon.
The background of George H W Bush, the new Republican presidential candidate.
Why has the American public lost confidence in George H W Bush?
New revelations about President Gerald Ford's past, are discussed by the press.
Gorbachev's banning of a Yeltsin rally in Moscow worries Alistair Cooke.
Allan Little profiles Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney.
Looking back to the Letter from America written after President Nixon's resignation.
Nixon's resignation speech. No apology from Nixon in resignation speech.
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.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Grant's role in reconstructing the USA after the Civil War
Historian Dominic Sandbrook discusses the life of Richard Nixon.
A profile of Richard Nixon, the only president in US history to resign from office.
Lord Powell nominates Ronald Reagan for great life status.