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Letter from America by Alistair Cooke

Home videotaping gets the OK

Duration: 14 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

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Movie makers lose court action against home video taping. Supreme Court rules no copyright law has been infringed. Show more

Letter from America by Alistair Cooke

Do Russians want Reagan out?

Duration: 14 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

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As the race for the White House begins in earnest, would the Soviets prefer to deal with someone other than Reagan? Show more

Letter from America by Alistair Cooke

John Glenn and the presidency

Duration: 14 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

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Astronaut Glenn comes down to earth after poor showing in first vote for Democrat presidential nominations. Show more

Duration: 14 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

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Senate fails to support suggested constitutional amendment which would have ushered in school prayers across the US. Show more

Letter from America by Alistair Cooke

CIA mines Nicaragua ports

Duration: 14 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

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President Reagan snubs claims that the CIA mining of Nicaraguan ports has damaged shipping from around the world. Show more

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Special prosecutor appointed to look into financial background of Ed Meese, the president's choice as next attorney general. Show more

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First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

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Cigarette packaging to carry tougher health warnings as more research is publicised into the effects of passive smoking. Show more

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One-sided remembrance of the 40th anniversary of D-Day reflects President Reagan's chauvinistic view of foreign affairs. Show more