Letter from America by Alistair Cooke: The Reagan Years (1981-1988)

BBC Radio 4

1 FAN
Ronald Reagan’s presidency: Reagonomics, the Grenada invasion, the Iran-contra scandal and reconciliation with the Soviet. Alistair Cooke's fascinating account of American life.
Best
Newest

14:02 | Dec 9th, 1988

Misgivings over Gorbachev's liberalisation proposals as observers fear further splits from satellite nations. This archive edition of Letter from America was recorded by one of two listeners, who between them taped and labelled over 650 Letter From ...Show More

14:09 | Dec 2nd, 1988

Yasser Arafat's speech at the UN, the denial of his visa by US secretary of state George Schultz, and the view that Palestinians are moving towards reconciliation with Israel.
Get the best podcast recommendations in your inbox every week. 😎

14:17 | Nov 25th, 1988

The economy will be the first challenge facing the new president when his term starts in January. This archive edition of Letter from America was recorded by one of two listeners, who between them taped and labelled over 650 Letter From America prog...Show More

13:42 | Nov 18th, 1988

Slander and innuendo are nothing new in campaigning - but the rhetoric will soon be erased. This archive edition of Letter from America was recorded by one of two listeners, who between them taped and labelled over 650 Letter From America programmes...Show More

13:52 | Nov 11th, 1988

An overview of the ballot paper in the 1988 presidential elections, George Bush's "inevitable" victory, and the issues that proved most important for voting Americans.We apologize for the abrupt end to this audio, this occurred when the episode was o...Show More
Show More
More Podcasts from BBC Radio 4