Letter from America: the Reagan years (1981-1988)

Ronald Reagan’s presidency, from Reagonomics and the invasion of Grenada in his first term, to the Iran-contra scandal and reconciliation with Soviet leader Mihail Gorbachev in his second in his second. A fascinating social, cultural and political histo

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LFA: Gorbachev's perilous experiment
Misgivings over Gorbachev's liberalisation proposals as observers fear further splits from satellite nations.
Dátum: 1988-12-09 Idő: 11:16:00
LFA: Yasser Arafat's speech at the UN, 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.
Dátum: 1988-12-02 Idő: 21:00:00
LFA: Fears over US deficit
The economy will be the first challenge facing the new president when his term starts in January.
Dátum: 1988-11-25 Idő: 11:08:00
LFA: A dirty campaign
Slander and innuendo are nothing new in campaigning - but the rhetoric will soon be erased.
Dátum: 1988-11-18 Idő: 11:02:00
LFA: The 1988 presidential election
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.
Dátum: 1988-11-11 Idő: 21:00:00
LFA: George H W Bush vs Michael Dukakis
A review of George H W Bush and Michael Dukakis' presidential campaigns, key values and demographics, and predicted performances before the 1988 elections.
Dátum: 1988-11-04 Idő: 21:00:00
LFA: The Bess Myerson trial begins
The 1988 trial of Bess Myerson, the former Miss America and head of consumer affairs to New York City, accused of tax fraud and bribing a judge.
Dátum: 1988-10-28 Idő: 21:00:00
LFA: Baseball and politics in 1988
With the 1988 presidential race and World Series drawing to a close, Alistair Cooke looks at the baseball metaphors used by George H W Bush and Michael Dukakis in their campaigns.
Dátum: 1988-10-21 Idő: 21:00:00
LFA: Testing public opinion
Quavering Quale affects voters' views on choice for president.
Dátum: 1988-10-14 Idő: 11:00:00
LFA: 1988 televised debates, and Thatcher in 1979
The polished nature of the Bush vs Dukakis debates, the 'American-style' of Margaret Thatcher's public relations in 1979, and Jimmy Carter's negative review of the 1988 campaign.
Dátum: 1988-10-07 Idő: 21:00:00