Alistair Cooke on Bill Clinton’s second term including Monica Lewinsky scandal, the attempt to impeach him, the al-Qaeda attack on US embassies in east Africa and war in Kosovo.
America is Back to Normal
13:26Alistair Cooke discusses the reality of wind chill, questionnaires for appointing cabinet officers and the secrets to old age.
How Wrong We've Been, from Madison to Roosevelt
12:54Alistair Cooke explains how America was able to wait patiently for the confirmation of their new president, George Bush.
An Embarrassing Relic of Authoritarianism
13:30Alistair Cooke contemplates the pros and cons of democracy and the role of America's Electoral College.
Bedazzled and Bewildered
13:51Alistair Cooke asks whether the doubts about the result of the Florida vote are paralysing America's government.
It's a Nine Ring Circus and You'll Never be Bored
13:30Alistair Cooke examines the voting irregularities of 1876 and applies the lessons learned from them to the current electoral crisis in Florida.
The Origin of the Continental Blow Out
13:31Alistair Cooke looks at the origins of Thanksgiving and seasonal trends in food.
The Florida re-count, 2000
13:33The various legal issues underlying the failure to elect either George W Bush or Al Gore as president are explained by Alistair Cooke.
Paralysis by Analysis
12:49Given the closeness of the recent election, Alistair Cooke asks what sort of mandate the next President will really possess.
The Day of Judgement
13:34Democrat or Republican? Gore or Bush? Who will be the next President? Alistair Cooke reviews the two candidates.
Suffocating in an Ocean of Advertising
13:40Alistair Cooke looks forward with pleasure to the Presidential election and an end to wall-to-wall lobbying and advertising.