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

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

299 episodes

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.

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Gorbachev's perilous experiment

Published: Dec. 9, 1988, 11:16 a.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 2 seconds

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Yasser Arafat's speech at the UN, 1988

Published: Dec. 2, 1988, 9 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 9 seconds

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Fears over US deficit

Published: Nov. 25, 1988, 11:08 a.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 17 seconds

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A dirty campaign

Published: Nov. 18, 1988, 11:02 a.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 42 seconds

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The 1988 presidential election

Published: Nov. 11, 1988, 9 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 52 seconds

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George H W Bush vs Michael Dukakis

Published: Nov. 4, 1988, 9 p.m.
Duration: 27 minutes 58 seconds

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The Bess Myerson trial begins

Published: Oct. 28, 1988, 9 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 8 seconds

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Baseball and politics in 1988

Published: Oct. 21, 1988, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 44 seconds

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Testing public opinion

Published: Oct. 14, 1988, 10 a.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 3 seconds

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1988 televised debates, and Thatcher in 1979

Published: Oct. 7, 1988, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 55 seconds

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Looking good on TV

Published: Sept. 30, 1988, 4:09 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 7 seconds

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Hurricane Gilbert

Published: Sept. 23, 1988, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 53 seconds

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The Democratic outsider

Published: Sept. 16, 1988, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 35 seconds

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Yellowstone National Park, 1988

Published: Sept. 9, 1988, 2:12 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 44 seconds

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Etiquette for presidential candidates and the heat wave of Summer 1988

Published: Sept. 2, 1988, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 35 seconds

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Dan Quayle for vice president

Published: Aug. 26, 1988, 8 p.m.
Duration: 27 minutes 37 seconds

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President Reagan’s final Republican Convention

Published: Aug. 19, 1988, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 50 seconds

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Ed Koch, Mayor of New York

Published: Aug. 12, 1988, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 32 seconds

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Day care and recreation

Published: Aug. 5, 1988, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 23 seconds

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America's polluted waters

Published: July 29, 1988, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 6 seconds

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Democratic National Convention, 1988

Published: July 22, 1988, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 15 seconds

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Indict and remand

Published: July 15, 1988, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 52 seconds

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Iran Air Flight 655

Published: July 8, 1988, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 13 seconds

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Seeing justice done

Published: July 1, 1988, 3:36 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 20 seconds

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Goodbye to men's clubs

Published: June 24, 1988, 3:29 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 7 seconds

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The Stand in the Schoolhouse Door of 1963

Published: June 17, 1988, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 15 seconds

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Bush will win it

Published: June 10, 1988, 3:23 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 57 seconds

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Golf in Russia

Published: June 3, 1988, 3:18 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 9 seconds

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Nancy Reagan's astrologer, 1988

Published: May 27, 1988, 2:06 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 53 seconds

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Lame duck President Reagan, 1988

Published: May 20, 1988, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 47 seconds

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The forgotten William Le Queux

Published: May 13, 1988, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 51 seconds

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Irving Berlin turns 100, 1988

Published: May 6, 1988, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 6 seconds

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George H W Bush nominated

Published: April 29, 1988, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 15 seconds

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Stanton Delaplane (1907-1988)

Published: April 22, 1988, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 49 seconds

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The Augusta National, 1988

Published: April 15, 1988, 2 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 19 seconds

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Correspondents answered

Published: April 8, 1988, 2:47 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 18 seconds

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Democrat agony

Published: April 1, 1988, 2:46 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 16 seconds

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Warnings for Gorbachev

Published: March 25, 1988, 3:34 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 52 seconds

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California public health laws

Published: March 18, 1988, 9 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 49 seconds

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1988 presidential primaries

Published: March 11, 1988, 9 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 42 seconds

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Black Monday remembered

Published: March 4, 1988, 9 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 15 seconds

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Serious Money

Published: Feb. 26, 1988, 3:29 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 37 seconds

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New Hampshire

Published: Feb. 19, 1988, 3:23 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 29 seconds

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Caucus system

Published: Feb. 12, 1988, 9 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 5 seconds

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McCarran-Walter Act repealed

Published: Jan. 15, 1988, 3:12 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 32 seconds

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Missile treaty questioned

Published: Jan. 8, 1988, 2:52 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 12 seconds

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The Democrat Convention of 1924

Published: Dec. 23, 1987, 9 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 7 seconds

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Gary Hart confesses

Published: Dec. 18, 1987, 2:27 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 10 seconds

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Gorby mania

Published: Dec. 13, 1987, 9 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 56 seconds

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INF Treaty

Published: Dec. 4, 1987, 9 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 3 seconds

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Thanksgiving 1987

Published: Nov. 27, 1987, 9 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 52 seconds

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Iran-Contra reports

Published: Nov. 20, 1987, 9 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 15 seconds

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Black Monday

Published: Nov. 13, 1987, 9 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 37 seconds

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Gorbachev wants economic change

Published: Nov. 6, 1987, 2:21 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 59 seconds

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Time for more taxes

Published: Oct. 30, 1987, 2:16 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 47 seconds

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Black Monday 1987, Black Tuesday 1929

Published: Oct. 23, 1987, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes

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Peace prize for Sanchez

Published: Oct. 16, 1987, 1:10 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 58 seconds

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Off the hook?

Published: Oct. 9, 1987, 1:05 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 33 seconds

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Oliver North’s diminished popularity

Published: Oct. 2, 1987, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 18 seconds

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Robert Bork’s Supreme Court nomination

Published: Sept. 18, 1987, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 14 seconds

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Papal visit, September 1987

Published: Sept. 11, 1987, 1:55 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 4 seconds

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The meaning of Labor Day

Published: Sept. 4, 1987, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 3 seconds

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Pat Schroeder pitches in

Published: Aug. 28, 1987, 12:52 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 45 seconds

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Anniversary mania

Published: Aug. 21, 1987, 12:44 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 15 seconds

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What's in a catchphrase?

Published: Aug. 14, 1987, 12:38 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 11 seconds

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Inflation rising again

Published: Aug. 7, 1987, 12:32 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 57 seconds

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Forget the smoking gun

Published: July 31, 1987, 12:23 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 17 seconds

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UN unanimous on Iran-Iraq

Published: July 24, 1987, 12:22 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 25 seconds

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The national anthem, 1986

Published: July 18, 1987, 1:22 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 43 seconds

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An overnight hero

Published: July 17, 1987, 12:17 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 5 seconds

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Oliver North’s role in Iran-Contra, 1987

Published: July 10, 1987, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 55 seconds

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A surfeit of scandal

Published: July 3, 1987, 12:12 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 14 seconds

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Fred Astaire, 1987

Published: June 26, 1987, 1:39 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 18 seconds

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2000th Edition

Published: June 18, 1987, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 9 seconds

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Alan Greenspan

Published: June 12, 1987, 11:56 a.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 26 seconds

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Election envy

Published: June 5, 1987, 11:37 a.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 31 seconds

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The return of Richard Nixon, 1987

Published: May 18, 1987, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 59 seconds

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In the money

Published: May 8, 1987, 10:56 a.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 13 seconds

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Garbage disposal

Published: May 1, 1987, 10:51 a.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 9 seconds

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Ethics in government

Published: April 24, 1987, 10:41 a.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 4 seconds

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Playing nuclear chess

Published: April 17, 1987, 10:27 a.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 31 seconds

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US-Canada relations sour

Published: April 10, 1987, 4:39 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 57 seconds

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Surveillance and espionage in the Cold War

Published: April 3, 1987, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 51 seconds

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Farewell to stereotypes

Published: March 27, 1987, 5:34 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 21 seconds

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Presidential press conferences

Published: March 20, 1987, 5:24 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 34 seconds

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Reagan and the Iran-Contra scandal

Published: March 6, 1987, 9:02 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 58 seconds

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Economic variations

Published: Jan. 9, 1987, 5:16 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 29 seconds

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Dairy buy-out

Published: Jan. 2, 1987, 5:06 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 49 seconds

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Presidential memory loss

Published: Dec. 26, 1986, 4:34 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 19 seconds

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Mayor Clint Eastwood

Published: Dec. 19, 1986, 4:18 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 28 seconds

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Voters believe Reagan lied, December 1986

Published: Dec. 12, 1986, 2:29 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 25 seconds

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The credibility gap

Published: Dec. 5, 1986, 4:01 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 43 seconds

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An unhappy Thanksgiving

Published: Nov. 28, 1986, 3:51 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 32 seconds

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The Iran-Contra scandal revealed, 1986

Published: Nov. 21, 1986, 9 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 51 seconds

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Teflon President on sticky ground

Published: Nov. 14, 1986, 3:45 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 53 seconds

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Democrats take Senate

Published: Nov. 7, 1986, 3:36 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 14 seconds

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A Boston wake

Published: Oct. 31, 1986, 3:28 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 13 seconds

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James McGill Buchanan

Published: Oct. 24, 1986, 2:22 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 17 seconds

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Reykjavik Summit, October 1986

Published: Oct. 17, 1986, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 54 seconds

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The Third Man

Published: Oct. 10, 1986, 2:14 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 8 seconds

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US interference in UK politics

Published: Oct. 3, 1986, 2:03 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 48 seconds

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United Nations in decline

Published: Sept. 26, 1986, 1:58 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 20 seconds

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Tougher drug laws

Published: Sept. 19, 1986, 1:52 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 4 seconds

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Labor Day parades end

Published: Sept. 5, 1986, 1:43 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 25 seconds

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Keeping secrets

Published: Aug. 29, 1986, 1:31 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 25 seconds

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Hotels for the homeless

Published: Aug. 22, 1986, 1:18 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 25 seconds

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Drought hits farmers

Published: Aug. 15, 1986, 1:10 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 44 seconds

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A small earthquake

Published: Aug. 8, 1986, 1:01 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 16 seconds

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Averell Harriman (1891-1986)

Published: Aug. 1, 1986, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 9 seconds

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Drug addiction spreading

Published: July 25, 1986, 12:55 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 47 seconds

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A popular president

Published: July 11, 1986, 12:39 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 20 seconds

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Independence Day celebrations, 1986

Published: July 4, 1986, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 13 seconds

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Sounding American, 1986

Published: June 27, 1986, 1:16 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 17 seconds

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Supreme Court changes

Published: June 20, 1986, 12:32 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 35 seconds

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Ozone loss and cancer

Published: June 13, 1986, 12:27 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 18 seconds

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Americans fly abroad again

Published: June 6, 1986, 12:20 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 7 seconds

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Yakima Canutt, 1986

Published: May 30, 1986, 1:11 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 27 seconds

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Chernobyl nuclear disaster, 1986

Published: May 23, 1986, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 52 seconds

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Michael Deaver case

Published: May 16, 1986, 12:04 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 7 seconds

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Growing US deficit

Published: May 9, 1986, 11:58 a.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 14 seconds

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Ukraine nuclear disaster

Published: May 2, 1986, 11:37 a.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 11 seconds

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US bombing of Libya, 1986

Published: April 25, 1986, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 17 seconds

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US attack on Libya

Published: April 18, 1986, 10:59 a.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 35 seconds

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TV violence

Published: April 13, 1986, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 54 seconds

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Americans stay at home

Published: April 4, 1986, 10:53 a.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 11 seconds

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US-Libya missile battle

Published: March 28, 1986, 11:47 a.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 22 seconds

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Loving Los Angeles

Published: March 21, 1986, 11:46 a.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 48 seconds

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International airlines in trouble

Published: March 14, 1986, 11:41 a.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 20 seconds

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Floods in California

Published: March 7, 1986, 11:34 a.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 41 seconds

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Marcos overthrown by people power

Published: Feb. 28, 1986, 11:33 a.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 38 seconds

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Reagan blunders over Marcos election

Published: Feb. 21, 1986, 11:26 a.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 31 seconds

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Philippines election queried

Published: Feb. 14, 1986, 11:21 a.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 54 seconds

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The US budget

Published: Feb. 9, 1986, 9 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 52 seconds

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Christa McAuliffe and the Challenger disaster, 1986

Published: Jan. 31, 1986, 9 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 56 seconds

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Loans warning on economy, January 1986

Published: Jan. 24, 1986, 2:02 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 15 seconds

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Sanctions against Libya

Published: Jan. 10, 1986, 4:58 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 28 seconds

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Reagan's Russian broadcast

Published: Jan. 3, 1986, 4:43 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 25 seconds

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Paul Castellano shot dead

Published: Dec. 20, 1985, 4:36 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 20 seconds

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Some stories don't date

Published: Dec. 13, 1985, 4:27 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 14 seconds

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Making assumptions

Published: Dec. 6, 1985, 4:13 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 22 seconds

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The computer age, 1985

Published: Nov. 29, 1985, 1:57 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 9 seconds

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California's sea otters

Published: Nov. 22, 1985, 3:53 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 53 seconds

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Old hatreds

Published: Nov. 15, 1985, 3:44 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 14 seconds

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Tennessee jails crisis

Published: Nov. 8, 1985, 3:34 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 57 seconds

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US labour unions

Published: Nov. 1, 1985, 3:26 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 7 seconds

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Limousine envy, 1985

Published: Oct. 25, 1985, 12:51 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 48 seconds

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Cholesterol discovery wins Nobel prize

Published: Oct. 18, 1985, 2:13 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 49 seconds

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Achille Lauro hijack

Published: Oct. 11, 1985, 1:57 p.m.
Duration: 12 minutes 25 seconds

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Hurricane Gloria

Published: Oct. 4, 1985, 1:47 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 5 seconds

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1985 Mexico City Earthquake

Published: Sept. 27, 1985, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 1 second

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On the 40th anniversary of the United Nations

Published: Sept. 20, 1985, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 40 seconds

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Summer's end, September 1985

Published: Sept. 13, 1985, 12:44 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 39 seconds

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Hurricane Elena, 1985

Published: Sept. 6, 1985, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 51 seconds

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Kevin Curren and Flushing Meadows

Published: Aug. 30, 1985, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 1 second

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Moscow's spy dust

Published: Aug. 23, 1985, 1:28 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 7 seconds

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General Douglas MacArthur and the Japanese surrender

Published: Aug. 16, 1985, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 7 seconds

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The president's nose

Published: Aug. 9, 1985, 1:27 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 38 seconds

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Francis Perkins and the US deficit

Published: Aug. 2, 1985, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 54 seconds

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South Africa boycott

Published: July 26, 1985, 1:14 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 26 seconds

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Reagan has surgery

Published: July 19, 1985, 1:09 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 8 seconds

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Sport and tax avoidance

Published: July 12, 1985, 1:03 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 19 seconds

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TWA hostages released

Published: July 5, 1985, 12:58 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 31 seconds

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No comment

Published: June 28, 1985, 12:56 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 25 seconds

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TWA plane hijack

Published: June 21, 1985, 12:50 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 8 seconds

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Being a good politician

Published: June 14, 1985, 12:37 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 9 seconds

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Hotel strike in New York

Published: June 7, 1985, 12:32 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 13 seconds

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Simpler taxes suggested by president, 1985

Published: May 31, 1985, 12:30 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 2 seconds

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Defining death

Published: May 24, 1985, 12:11 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 27 seconds

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Trade deficit with Japan

Published: May 17, 1985, 12:05 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 12 seconds

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Voters back Bitburg visit

Published: May 10, 1985, noon
Duration: 14 minutes 23 seconds

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Contra aid cut off

Published: May 3, 1985, 11:52 a.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 21 seconds

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Senator Sam Ervin

Published: April 26, 1985, 11:47 a.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 26 seconds

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Anniversaries to remember

Published: April 19, 1985, 11:26 a.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 45 seconds

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Politicising the dictionary

Published: April 12, 1985, 11 a.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 16 seconds

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Street crime fears

Published: April 5, 1985, 10:54 a.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 29 seconds

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MX funding agreed

Published: March 29, 1985, 11:45 a.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 42 seconds

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Strong dollar hits jobs

Published: March 22, 1985, 11:39 a.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 35 seconds

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Reagan budget defeated

Published: March 15, 1985, 11:29 a.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 8 seconds

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America's acid rain

Published: March 8, 1985, 11:23 a.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 54 seconds

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Meese takes oath of office

Published: March 1, 1985, 11:22 a.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 56 seconds

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General Westmoreland libel case

Published: Feb. 22, 1985, 11:07 a.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 57 seconds

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US farming in crisis

Published: Feb. 15, 1985, 11:16 a.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 55 seconds

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New Zealand bans US navy

Published: Feb. 8, 1985, 5:06 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 42 seconds

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Defending Kingsley Amis

Published: Feb. 1, 1985, 4:06 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 1 second

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Inauguration parade cancelled

Published: Jan. 25, 1985, 3:12 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 35 seconds

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The strong dollar and Lindsay Wellington

Published: Jan. 18, 1985, 9 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 34 seconds

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Budget cuts continue

Published: Jan. 11, 1985, 2:44 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 37 seconds

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Cholesterol-free Christmas, anyone?

Published: Dec. 21, 1984, 2:32 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 34 seconds

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China denies move to capitalism

Published: Dec. 14, 1984, 2:14 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 25 seconds

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Texas A&M University

Published: Dec. 7, 1984, 2:05 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 16 seconds

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George Aiken of Vermont

Published: Nov. 30, 1984, 1:55 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 21 seconds

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Senator Jesse Helms

Published: Nov. 16, 1984, 1:41 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 45 seconds

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George Gallup (1901-1984)

Published: Nov. 9, 1984, 9 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 57 seconds

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Bodyguards and personal security

Published: Nov. 2, 1984, 9 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 1 second

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Being 'on welfare'

Published: Oct. 26, 1984, 12:28 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 29 seconds

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Political TV commercials

Published: Oct. 19, 1984, 12:23 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 49 seconds

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Old Man Reagan, 1984

Published: Oct. 12, 1984, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 55 seconds

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Gangsters in Chicago

Published: Oct. 5, 1984, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 56 seconds

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Reagan meets Gromyko

Published: Sept. 28, 1984, 12:17 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 2 seconds

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Oklahoma ends liquor ban

Published: Sept. 21, 1984, 12:10 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 41 seconds

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Mondale gets mad

Published: Sept. 14, 1984, 12:05 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 45 seconds

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Car workers to strike

Published: Sept. 7, 1984, 11:54 a.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 41 seconds

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Alfred Knopf (1892-1984)

Published: Aug. 31, 1984, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 6 seconds

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Mondale's wobbly leadership

Published: Aug. 24, 1984, 11:48 a.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 34 seconds

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Republicans head for Texas

Published: Aug. 17, 1984, 11:39 a.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 46 seconds

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James Mason remembered, 1984

Published: Aug. 10, 1984, 12:18 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 25 seconds

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Fishing for votes

Published: Aug. 3, 1984, 10:48 a.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 24 seconds

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Ferrero nominated

Published: July 27, 1984, 10:42 a.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 34 seconds

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Reporting party conventions

Published: July 20, 1984, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 14 seconds

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Convention histories

Published: July 13, 1984, 10:33 a.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 24 seconds

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Rise in drinking age

Published: July 6, 1984, 10:27 a.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 8 seconds

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Jesse Jackson in Cuba

Published: June 29, 1984, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 45 seconds

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Misleading headlines

Published: June 22, 1984, 10:21 a.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 19 seconds

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D-Day anniversary

Published: June 15, 1984, 10:14 a.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 23 seconds

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Democrat prospects dim

Published: June 8, 1984, 10:08 a.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 28 seconds

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Beware stereotypes, 1984

Published: June 1, 1984, 12:13 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 3 seconds

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Tougher smoking warnings

Published: May 25, 1984, 9:49 a.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 19 seconds

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Ed Meese investigation

Published: April 20, 1984, 4:27 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 7 seconds

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CIA mines Nicaragua ports

Published: April 13, 1984, 4:21 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 28 seconds

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Argentina bailed out

Published: April 6, 1984, 4:16 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 54 seconds

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Holiday in San Francisco

Published: March 30, 1984, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 59 seconds

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No school prayers

Published: March 23, 1984, 5:14 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 27 seconds

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'Where's the beef?'

Published: March 16, 1984, 5:13 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 41 seconds

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Smiley Ratliff's escape bid, 1984

Published: March 9, 1984, 1:06 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 53 seconds

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John Glenn and the presidency

Published: March 2, 1984, 5:10 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 31 seconds

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Americanisms

Published: Feb. 24, 1984, 9 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 2 seconds

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Chernenko is Soviet leader, 1984

Published: Feb. 17, 1984, 1 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 29 seconds

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Reagan wants second term

Published: Feb. 3, 1984, 4:59 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 29 seconds

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Do Russians want Reagan out?

Published: Jan. 27, 1984, 4:53 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 45 seconds

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Home videotaping gets the OK

Published: Jan. 20, 1984, 4:46 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 28 seconds

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Charles Wick's secret tapes

Published: Jan. 13, 1984, 4:39 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 34 seconds

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Syrians free US soldier

Published: Jan. 6, 1984, 4:30 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 30 seconds

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1984 and the nuclear threat

Published: Jan. 1, 1984, 9 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 48 seconds

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NORAID and the Harrods bombing

Published: Dec. 23, 1983, 9 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 22 seconds

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President Alfonsin of Argentina

Published: Dec. 16, 1983, 4:04 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 21 seconds

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Joe Polowsky's funeral, 1983

Published: Dec. 2, 1983, 12:52 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 3 seconds

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The Day After

Published: Nov. 25, 1983, 9 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 15 seconds

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Defending freedom

Published: Nov. 18, 1983, 3:40 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 24 seconds

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Martin Luther King Day

Published: Nov. 11, 1983, 9 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 26 seconds

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Grenada press ban lifted

Published: Nov. 4, 1983, 3:31 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 14 seconds

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Invasion of Grenada

Published: Oct. 28, 1983, 2:58 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 22 seconds

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Barbara McClintock

Published: Oct. 21, 1983, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 42 seconds

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Boycotts can backfire

Published: Oct. 14, 1983, 1:47 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 12 seconds

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Andrei Gromyko and the United Nations

Published: Oct. 7, 1983, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 44 seconds

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The America's Cup

Published: Sept. 30, 1983, 1:42 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 33 seconds

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Fear of Russia returns

Published: Sept. 23, 1983, 1:32 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 30 seconds

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US troops in Lebanon

Published: Sept. 16, 1983, 1:14 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 42 seconds

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Korean Airlines flight 007

Published: Sept. 9, 1983, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 17 seconds

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Reverend Jesse Jackson

Published: Sept. 2, 1983, 1:04 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 41 seconds

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Benigno Aquino assassinated

Published: Aug. 26, 1983, 12:58 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 45 seconds

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Andrei Berezhkov's non-defection

Published: Aug. 19, 1983, 12:53 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 28 seconds

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The arrest of Dave Winfield

Published: Aug. 12, 1983, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 44 seconds

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Equal rights crusade goes on

Published: Aug. 5, 1983, 12:46 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 41 seconds

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Intervention in Central America

Published: July 29, 1983, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 26 seconds

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President Reagan's social programmes

Published: July 22, 1983, 8 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 11 seconds

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Chrysler repays loan

Published: July 15, 1983, 12:40 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 24 seconds

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Briefing-gate to be investigated

Published: July 8, 1983, 12:35 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 19 seconds

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Connecticut bridge collapse

Published: July 1, 1983, 12:30 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 6 seconds

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Paul Volcker, head of the Fed

Published: June 24, 1983, 12:25 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 50 seconds

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Sally Ride, new role model

Published: June 17, 1983, 12:23 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 48 seconds

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Margaret Thatcher's re-election and the 'special relationship', 1983

Published: June 10, 1983, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 42 seconds

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Thatcher plans second term

Published: June 3, 1983, 12:18 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 25 seconds

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Bishops call for nuclear ban

Published: May 27, 1983, 12:11 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 6 seconds

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Mayor Feinstein to stay

Published: May 20, 1983, 12:02 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 21 seconds

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Williamsburg summit

Published: May 13, 1983, 11:55 a.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 22 seconds

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Literacy rates falling

Published: May 6, 1983, 11:49 a.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 7 seconds

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El Salvador crisis

Published: April 29, 1983, 11:44 a.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 20 seconds

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Slimmer social security

Published: April 22, 1983, 11:39 a.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 20 seconds

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Chicago's first black mayor

Published: April 15, 1983, 11:33 a.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 18 seconds

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Intelligent computers

Published: April 8, 1983, 11:28 a.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 19 seconds

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Reagan's 'Star Wars' speech

Published: April 1, 1983, 11:27 a.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 23 seconds

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The Squeal Rule

Published: March 25, 1983, 11:55 a.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 23 seconds

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Reagan being Reagan again

Published: March 18, 1983, 11:50 a.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 23 seconds

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Queen Elizabeth and Pope John Paul II

Published: March 11, 1983, 9 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 12 seconds

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Financial crisis of 1933

Published: March 4, 1983, 9 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 5 seconds

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Who's next for President?

Published: Feb. 25, 1983, 11:45 a.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 30 seconds

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China-US relations

Published: Feb. 18, 1983, 11:37 a.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 53 seconds

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Fear of appeasement, 1983

Published: Feb. 4, 1983, 12:46 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 24 seconds

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Reagan u-turn on economy

Published: Jan. 28, 1983, 4:49 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 36 seconds

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Florida's changing fortunes

Published: Jan. 21, 1983, 4:43 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 19 seconds

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Satellite communication

Published: Jan. 14, 1983, 4:42 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 20 seconds

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Puerto Rican bombing in NY

Published: Jan. 7, 1983, 4:40 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 36 seconds

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China's spoilt brats

Published: Dec. 31, 1982, 4:17 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 20 seconds

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The Dull Men's Club, 1982

Published: Dec. 24, 1982, 12:40 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 39 seconds

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The Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act of 1930

Published: Dec. 17, 1982, 9 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 21 seconds

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Congress vote on MX missile

Published: Dec. 10, 1982, 4 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes

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Kennedy quits presidential bid

Published: Dec. 3, 1982, 3:51 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 56 seconds

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Airline cartel claim

Published: Nov. 26, 1982, 5:21 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 19 seconds

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Voting for equal rights

Published: Nov. 19, 1982, 5:07 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes

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Vietnam veterans' memorial, 1982

Published: Nov. 12, 1982, 11:59 a.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 33 seconds

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Mid-term elections

Published: Nov. 5, 1982, 4:44 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 1 second

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Reaganomics 'a gimmick'

Published: Oct. 29, 1982, 4:36 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 40 seconds

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Jobless are main elections issue

Published: Oct. 22, 1982, 3:23 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 41 seconds

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National Football League strike 1982

Published: Oct. 8, 1982, 8 p.m.
Duration: 13 minutes 54 seconds

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New York immigrants

Published: Oct. 1, 1982, 3:15 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 25 seconds

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US impotent in Lebanon conflict

Published: Sept. 24, 1982, 3:09 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 46 seconds

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Labor Day parade

Published: Sept. 10, 1982, 10:58 a.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 9 seconds

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Reagan backs Palestinian autonomy

Published: Sept. 3, 1982, 3:01 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 1 second

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Reagan's 'revenue' increases

Published: Aug. 27, 1982, 2:17 p.m.
Duration: 14 minutes 36 seconds

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