Letter from America by Alistair Cooke: The Bush Sr Years (1989-1992)

Letter from America by Alistair Cooke: The Bush Sr Years (1989-1992)

199 episodes

George Bush’s presidency, the Panama invasion, the Soviet bloc collapse and the first war in Iraq. Alistair Cooke's fascinating look at American life.

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An economic summit

Published: Dec. 24, 1992, 9 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 53 seconds

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The English language and immigration

Published: Dec. 18, 1992, 9 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 15 seconds

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Casablanca 50th anniversary, 1992

Published: Dec. 11, 1992, 9 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 21 seconds

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Clinton's economy

Published: Dec. 4, 1992, 9 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 43 seconds

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Millicent Fenwick

Published: Nov. 27, 1992, 9 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 6 seconds

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The executive branch

Published: Nov. 20, 1992, 9 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 1 second

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Predicting elections

Published: Nov. 13, 1992, 9 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 55 seconds

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Bill Clinton's clothes

Published: Nov. 6, 1992, 9 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 23 seconds

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Election predictions and certainties

Published: Oct. 30, 1992, 9 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 24 seconds

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The business of sport

Published: Oct. 23, 1992, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 20 seconds

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Columbus: hero or villain?

Published: Oct. 16, 1992, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 37 seconds

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Electoral debates past and present

Published: Oct. 9, 1992, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 35 seconds

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Touring authors

Published: Oct. 2, 1992, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 34 seconds

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Historical events of the 20th Century

Published: Sept. 25, 1992, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 56 seconds

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Black Wednesday 1992

Published: Sept. 18, 1992, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 22 seconds

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Burma and Quentin Burdick

Published: Sept. 11, 1992, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 52 seconds

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Moving to Mexico

Published: Sept. 4, 1992, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 42 seconds

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Hurricanes 1992

Published: Aug. 28, 1992, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 6 seconds

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Conventions and opinion polls

Published: Aug. 14, 1992, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 3 seconds

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Clark Clifford

Published: July 31, 1992, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 5 seconds

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Ross Perot withraws

Published: July 24, 1992, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 59 seconds

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A history of party conventions

Published: July 17, 1992, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 50 seconds

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Canada and other democracies

Published: July 10, 1992, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 12 seconds

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Olympic sportsmanship

Published: July 3, 1992, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 51 seconds

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Extradition and freedom of speech

Published: June 26, 1992, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 14 seconds

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United Nations' first reporters

Published: June 19, 1992, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 2 seconds

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Military downsizing and Rio

Published: June 12, 1992, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 3 seconds

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The problems with the two party system, 1992

Published: June 5, 1992, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 4 seconds

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Ross Perot runs for American presidency

Published: May 29, 1992, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 58 seconds

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The end of the LA riots

Published: May 22, 1992, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 48 seconds

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Space shuttle Endeavour

Published: May 15, 1992, 6 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 55 seconds

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Cities and social problems

Published: May 8, 1992, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 3 seconds

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Riots in Los Angeles, 1992

Published: May 1, 1992, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 10 seconds

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Columbus and Asimov

Published: April 24, 1992, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 45 seconds

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Tax fraud

Published: April 17, 1992, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 47 seconds

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Perils of the welfare state

Published: April 10, 1992, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 42 seconds

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The Army of North Virginia

Published: April 3, 1992, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 31 seconds

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The French and immigration

Published: March 27, 1992, 9 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 3 seconds

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The bank of the House of Representatives

Published: March 20, 1992, 9 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 59 seconds

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What Richard Nixon did next

Published: March 13, 1992, 9 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 58 seconds

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Pat Buchanan

Published: March 6, 1992, 9 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 54 seconds

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Judge Clarence Thomas

Published: Feb. 28, 1992, 9 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 12 seconds

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Japanese Americans 1942

Published: Feb. 21, 1992, 9 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 47 seconds

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New Hampshire primaries 1992

Published: Feb. 14, 1992, 9 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 35 seconds

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Events of 1991

Published: Feb. 7, 1992, 9 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 3 seconds

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US defence spending

Published: Jan. 31, 1992, 9 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 51 seconds

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Governor Bill Clinton

Published: Jan. 24, 1992, 9 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 5 seconds

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Operation Desert Storm

Published: Jan. 17, 1992, 9 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 52 seconds

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Japanese trade

Published: Jan. 10, 1992, 9 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 2 seconds

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American public schools

Published: Jan. 3, 1992, 9 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 51 seconds

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Shared concerns in Britain and America

Published: Dec. 27, 1991, 9 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 2 seconds

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America’s recession and Russian nuclear security

Published: Dec. 20, 1991, 9 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 3 seconds

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Robert Maxwell and libel law

Published: Dec. 13, 1991, 9 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 17 seconds

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Biden and Kinnock

Published: Dec. 6, 1991, 9 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 44 seconds

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George H W's popularity in 1991

Published: Nov. 29, 1991, 9 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 51 seconds

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David Duke

Published: Nov. 22, 1991, 9 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 35 seconds

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The lucky George Bush

Published: Nov. 15, 1991, 9 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 39 seconds

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Robert Maxwell and Fred MacMurray

Published: Nov. 8, 1991, 9 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 28 seconds

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Tobacco brands at the 1991 World Baseball Series

Published: Nov. 1, 1991, 9 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 42 seconds

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1991 Cambodian peace treaty

Published: Oct. 25, 1991, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 46 seconds

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Sexual harassment and Judge Clarence Thomas

Published: Oct. 11, 1991, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 48 seconds

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America’s children, families and education

Published: Oct. 4, 1991, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 16 seconds

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Relations between Israel and the US

Published: Sept. 30, 1991, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 22 seconds

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Colonel Oliver North's trial

Published: Sept. 20, 1991, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 18 seconds

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Congressional hearings

Published: Sept. 13, 1991, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 13 seconds

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President Bush and Winston Churchill

Published: Sept. 6, 1991, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 52 seconds

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Gorbachev's nuclear arsenal

Published: Aug. 30, 1991, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 5 seconds

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The August Coup, 1991

Published: Aug. 23, 1991, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 54 seconds

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UN economic sanctions

Published: Aug. 16, 1991, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 10 seconds

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Mayor David Dinkins asks NYC public

Published: Aug. 9, 1991, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 16 seconds

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President George W H Bush’s re-election

Published: Aug. 2, 1991, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 4 seconds

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Bank of Credit and Commerce International scandal

Published: July 26, 1991, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 46 seconds

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Gorbachev and the G7 summit

Published: July 19, 1991, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 11 seconds

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Stress related illness

Published: July 12, 1991, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 43 seconds

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Gavrilo Princip kills Duke Franz Ferdinand

Published: July 5, 1991, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 49 seconds

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Nude dancing in Indiana

Published: June 28, 1991, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 46 seconds

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Boris Yeltsin's White House visit

Published: June 21, 1991, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 53 seconds

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Michael Weiss the zip code wizard

Published: June 14, 1991, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 21 seconds

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Freedom of Information

Published: June 7, 1991, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 24 seconds

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Tompkins Square Park Riot (1988)

Published: May 31, 1991, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 18 seconds

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Passive smoking and cholesterol control

Published: May 17, 1991, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 5 seconds

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President Bush’s heart surgery

Published: May 10, 1991, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 23 seconds

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May Day protest in Moscow

Published: May 3, 1991, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes

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Nancy Reagan's biography

Published: April 26, 1991, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 34 seconds

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Gorbachev’s Japanese investment trip

Published: April 19, 1991, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 53 seconds

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President Bush defends Gulf War

Published: April 12, 1991, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 57 seconds

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CNN post-war malaise

Published: April 5, 1991, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 7 seconds

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Gorbachev's Yeltsin rally ban

Published: March 29, 1991, 9 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 2 seconds

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Ambassador Glaspie's interventions

Published: March 22, 1991, 9 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 58 seconds

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John Maynard Keynes

Published: March 15, 1991, 9 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 35 seconds

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End of the Gulf War

Published: March 8, 1991, 9 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 12 seconds

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Kuwait on the map

Published: March 1, 1991, 9 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 52 seconds

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Drought and domestic partnerships

Published: Feb. 22, 1991, 9 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 3 seconds

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Indecent behaviour during war

Published: Feb. 15, 1991, 9 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 45 seconds

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Airport terrorist attack fears

Published: Feb. 8, 1991, 9 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 46 seconds

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Gulf War censorship

Published: Feb. 1, 1991, 9 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 2 seconds

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Saddam Hussein or the Bogie Man

Published: Jan. 25, 1991, 9 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 45 seconds

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The Gulf War begins, January 1991

Published: Jan. 18, 1991, 9 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 3 seconds

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Pan Am declares bankruptcy

Published: Jan. 11, 1991, 9 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 11 seconds

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Legal guns vs murder rates

Published: Jan. 4, 1991, 9 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 6 seconds

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Vermont, snowboarders, and Nancy Cruzan

Published: Dec. 28, 1990, 9 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 56 seconds

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Gender-specific terminology and Michael Milken

Published: Dec. 21, 1990, 9 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 25 seconds

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Black Americans in the armed forces

Published: Dec. 14, 1990, 9 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 4 seconds

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Pearl Harbour, Dick Cheney and Saddam Hussein

Published: Dec. 7, 1990, 9 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 21 seconds

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Margaret Thatcher and travelling during Thanksgiving

Published: Nov. 23, 1990, 9 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 32 seconds

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150,000 more troops to Iraq

Published: Nov. 16, 1990, 9 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 4 seconds

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1990 mid-term elections

Published: Nov. 9, 1990, 9 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 10 seconds

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The CIA and Kuwaiti conspiracy

Published: Nov. 2, 1990, 9 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 4 seconds

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Intervention in the Gulf and no new taxes

Published: Oct. 26, 1990, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 3 seconds

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President Bush and the 1990 national budget

Published: Oct. 19, 1990, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 9 seconds

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End of the fiscal year, 1990

Published: Oct. 12, 1990, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 57 seconds

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The 14th amendment

Published: Oct. 5, 1990, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 8 seconds

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A unanimous United Nations

Published: Sept. 28, 1990, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 56 seconds

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New York - a melting pot?

Published: Sept. 21, 1990, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 4 seconds

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Chernobyl and the Star Wars defence program

Published: Sept. 14, 1990, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 23 seconds

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James Baker and Russians in Iraq

Published: Sept. 7, 1990, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 16 seconds

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The Path To Kuwait, 1990

Published: Aug. 31, 1990, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 12 seconds

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Shipbuilding In California

Published: Aug. 17, 1990, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 32 seconds

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NYC's new immigrants

Published: Aug. 3, 1990, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 12 seconds

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William J Brennan and David Souter

Published: July 27, 1990, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 5 seconds

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The Cambodian guerilla coalition

Published: July 20, 1990, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 10 seconds

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The 1990 World Cup

Published: July 13, 1990, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 11 seconds

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Independence Day 1990

Published: July 6, 1990, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 9 seconds

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Nelson Mandela In America

Published: June 29, 1990, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 50 seconds

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An Indepedent Quebec

Published: June 15, 1990, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 14 seconds

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Diane Feinstein

Published: June 8, 1990, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 50 seconds

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Richard Paul Pavlik

Published: June 1, 1990, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 52 seconds

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Memorial Day, 1990

Published: May 25, 1990, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 35 seconds

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Greta Garbo and Jim Henson

Published: May 18, 1990, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 51 seconds

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Robert Mapplethorpe in Cincinnati

Published: May 4, 1990, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 59 seconds

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The End of the Eighties - Great or Greedy?

Published: April 27, 1990, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 21 seconds

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Earth Day, 1990

Published: April 20, 1990, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 10 seconds

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Diverse peoples under one language

Published: April 13, 1990, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 9 seconds

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Harry Bridges

Published: April 6, 1990, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 55 seconds

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President Bush's broccoli

Published: March 30, 1990, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 10 seconds

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Pearl Harbour and church attendance

Published: March 23, 1990, 9 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 22 seconds

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Apocolyptic cults

Published: March 16, 1990, 9 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 41 seconds

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The final flight of the SR-71 Blackbird

Published: March 9, 1990, 9 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 36 seconds

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Nicaraguan election 1990

Published: March 2, 1990, 9 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 37 seconds

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Presidential speechwriters

Published: Feb. 23, 1990, 9 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 58 seconds

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Kansas City

Published: Feb. 16, 1990, 9 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 6 seconds

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US Foreign policy and defence spending

Published: Feb. 9, 1990, 9 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 55 seconds

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McEnroe and Gorbachev

Published: Feb. 2, 1990, 9 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 3 seconds

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Foreign aid budget

Published: Jan. 26, 1990, 9 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 8 seconds

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Changes to the American Family

Published: Jan. 19, 1990, 9 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 57 seconds

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A brand new decade - 1990

Published: Jan. 12, 1990, 9 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 8 seconds

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The capture of General Noriega, 1990

Published: Jan. 5, 1990, 9 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 28 seconds

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1989 in review

Published: Dec. 29, 1989, 9 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes

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American intervention in Panama

Published: Dec. 22, 1989, 9 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 46 seconds

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Dan Quayle and the Soviet Union

Published: Dec. 15, 1989, 9 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 10 seconds

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Soviets need soap, December 1989

Published: Dec. 8, 1989, 3:17 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 21 seconds

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Thomas Paine and the uprisings in Czechoslovakia and Hungary

Published: Dec. 1, 1989, 9 p.m.
Duration: 11 minutes 16 seconds

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Hurricane Hugo, Galileo, and the cranberry scare of 1959

Published: Nov. 24, 1989, 9 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 42 seconds

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The opening of the Berlin Wall, 1989

Published: Nov. 17, 1989, 9 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 1 second

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1989 local elections and the defeat of propostions S and P

Published: Nov. 10, 1989, 9 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 14 seconds

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Coverage of the 1989 earthquake and the domestic partnership bill

Published: Nov. 3, 1989, 9 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 11 seconds

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1989 earthquake in California

Published: Oct. 27, 1989, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 59 seconds

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Nimitz freeway collapse

Published: Oct. 20, 1989, 10:52 a.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 24 seconds

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The failed coup against Manuel Noriega

Published: Oct. 13, 1989, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 11 seconds

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Emission controls in California

Published: Oct. 6, 1989, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 46 seconds

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Bush's 1989 speech at the United Nations

Published: Sept. 29, 1989, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 39 seconds

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The reunification of Germany and Mayor Edward Koch

Published: Sept. 22, 1989, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes

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The Wall Street crash and Crown Prince Humbert

Published: Sept. 15, 1989, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 2 seconds

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Narcotics, interdiction and Columbian drug lords

Published: Sept. 8, 1989, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 3 seconds

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The US Open, Wimbledon and air conditioning

Published: Sept. 1, 1989, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 10 seconds

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Protection of property by the Declaration of Independence

Published: Aug. 25, 1989, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 49 seconds

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Colin Powell and "Mickey" Leland

Published: Aug. 18, 1989, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 46 seconds

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James Baker in Mexico

Published: Aug. 11, 1989, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 45 seconds

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Colonel William R Higgins

Published: Aug. 4, 1989, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 5 seconds

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Chinese refugees at UC Berkley

Published: July 28, 1989, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 39 seconds

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1989 economic summit in Paris

Published: July 21, 1989, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 30 seconds

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The 1812 earthquake in Tennessee

Published: July 14, 1989, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 25 seconds

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Abortion law thunderbolt

Published: July 7, 1989, 10:47 a.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 12 seconds

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The New York water shortage

Published: June 30, 1989, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 1 second

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The desecration of the American flag

Published: June 23, 1989, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 53 seconds

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Liberty in China

Published: June 16, 1989, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 7 seconds

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Tiananmen Square protests, 1989

Published: June 9, 1989, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 55 seconds

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Claude Pepper

Published: June 2, 1989, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 55 seconds

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Jim Wright and the Baltic rebellion

Published: May 26, 1989, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 54 seconds

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The Soviet-Chinese relationship

Published: May 19, 1989, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 2 seconds

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Colonel North's orders

Published: May 12, 1989, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 38 seconds

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Oliver North's jury

Published: May 5, 1989, 10:41 a.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 20 seconds

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The Missouri abortion case

Published: April 28, 1989, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes

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Happy birthday, Charlie Chaplin

Published: April 21, 1989, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes

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Atlanta and Augusta

Published: April 14, 1989, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 9 seconds

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James Munroe's declaration of independence

Published: April 7, 1989, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 59 seconds

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A Portrait Of Washington, D.C.

Published: March 31, 1989, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 41 seconds

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The New York City Board of Estimate

Published: March 24, 1989, 9 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 6 seconds

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Food safety and standards

Published: March 17, 1989, 9 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 37 seconds

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The continuing case of John Tower

Published: March 10, 1989, 9 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 9 seconds

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John Tower and Colonel North

Published: March 3, 1989, 9 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 48 seconds

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Satanic Verses outcry

Published: Feb. 24, 1989, 11:35 a.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 53 seconds

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1989 Soviet-Chinese summit

Published: Feb. 17, 1989, 9 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 13 seconds

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Revenue enhancements and the Nixon files

Published: Feb. 10, 1989, 9 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 55 seconds

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Ethical behaviour

Published: Feb. 3, 1989, 11:28 a.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 16 seconds

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Bush's stance on abortion

Published: Jan. 27, 1989, 9 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 14 seconds

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Bush's first week and 'African-Americans'

Published: Jan. 20, 1989, 9 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 43 seconds

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The inauguration of George Bush, 1989

Published: Jan. 13, 1989, 9 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 15 seconds

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George Bush, the 41st president

Published: Jan. 6, 1989, 9 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 2 seconds

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