300 episodes

From America’s great hope after Nixon’s election victory, to disillusionment after Watergate through to President Carter’s election. Alistair Cooke's account of American life.

Letter from America by Alistair Cooke: From Nixon to Carter (1969-1980) BBC

    • Society & Culture

From America’s great hope after Nixon’s election victory, to disillusionment after Watergate through to President Carter’s election. Alistair Cooke's account of American life.

    Chrysler financial crisis deepens

    Chrysler financial crisis deepens

    Auto workers call on Reagan's help as jobs are threatened by Chrysler cash crisis.

    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 from 1973 to 1989. It was restored by the BBC in 2014.

    • 14 min
    Haig joins Cabinet

    Haig joins Cabinet

    Nixon's top aide is offered senior post - but the hearings on his fitness to serve could be damaging. The sound quality on this recording is variable/poor.

    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 from 1973 to 1989. It was restored by the BBC in 2014.

    • 14 min
    John Lennon’s assassination

    John Lennon’s assassination

    The shooting of John Lennon on the 8th December 1980 sparks a debate over the need for national gun control law in America.

    • 13 min
    The waiting game

    The waiting game

    Hostages and the growing Polish crisis will prove to be among Reagan's first presidential headaches.

    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 from 1973 to 1989. It was restored by the BBC in 2014.

    • 13 min
    Reagan's charm offensive

    Reagan's charm offensive

    President-elect Reagan wins over Washington with his charm offensive. The sound quality on this recording is variable/poor.

    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 from 1973 to 1989. It was restored by the BBC in 2014.

    • 14 min
    Reagan's political honeymoon

    Reagan's political honeymoon

    President-elect Reagan turns his honeymoon period into a Washington courtship ritual.

    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 from 1973 to 1989. It was restored by the BBC in 2014.

    • 13 min

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