Letter from America: the early years (1940s, 1950s and 1960s)

The assassinations of John F Kennedy and Bobby Kennedy through to Vietnam and America’s shame at the My Lai massacre. A fascinating social, cultural and political history of American life, through the words of British-American journalist and broadcaste

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LFA: Bobby Kennedy's assassination
An eyewitness account of the assassination of Bobby Kennedy on June 5, 1968 in Los Angeles, and the collective-guilt aftermath for America.
Dátum: 1968-06-09 Idő: 21:00:00
LFA: 1000th letter
The national mood begins to change over the Vietnam war - how America began to move from early indifference to the recognition of a nightmare.
Dátum: 1968-03-24 Idő: 21:00:00
LFA: Christmas 1967
Senator Jacob Javits' parking fine, Mayor Lindsay and the water commissioner, and a President Truman Christmas story.
Dátum: 1967-12-24 Idő: 21:00:00
LFA: Honeymoon with the president
How President Lyndon B Johnson had to make way for a honeymoon.
Dátum: 1966-08-21 Idő: 21:00:00
LFA: The LA Watts riots
The Watts riots in Los Angeles - were they an uprising by black Americans angry at their treatment or simply criminally motivated looting and violence?
Dátum: 1965-08-22 Idő: 21:00:00
LFA: Clay vs Liston Fight
How the debacle of the Cassius Clay–Sonny Liston boxing prize fight tarnished one of the elements of American culture - sportsmanship
Dátum: 1965-05-30 Idő: 21:00:00
LFA: President Johnson's inauguration, 1965
President Lyndon B Johnson's inauguration for his own full first term, and some earlier notable inaugurations, including Washington and Jefferson's.
Dátum: 1965-01-17 Idő: 21:00:00
LFA: Assassination of J F Kennedy
The assassination of John F Kennedy, the first president of the television age, and the style, grace and fun he brought to the White House.
Dátum: 1963-11-24 Idő: 21:00:00
LFA: Big brains
How New York construction was brought to a halt by the Electrician's Union strike, and why the computer or 'the big brain' will soon change how people work.
Dátum: 1962-01-21 Idő: 21:00:00
LFA: 500th letter
Alistair Cooke remembers Lindsay Wellington, the BBC head who came up with the idea of weekly letters to help people in the UK understand American life in 1946.
Dátum: 1957-09-08 Idő: 21:00:00