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Letter 2366. Cooke discusses recent Spanish history, comparing Felipe Gonzalez with Herbert Hoover; he also examines the history of public ethics while reporting on Dan Rostenkowski.
Manuscript
1994/06/17
Letter 2410. Cooke discusses U.S. tax policies -- their history, factional disputes, and new ideas - -and the novel support for scratching the existing system entirely and starting anew. Recorded April 19, 1995.
Manuscript
1995/04/21
Letter 1011: Cooke recounts that fateful night on June 5, 1968 when U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan.
Manuscript
1968-06-09
Letter 706: Cooke muses on a labor strike by an electrician's union in New York City. From there he speaks on the growth of computers, and how machines with "big brains" will fundamentally change how Americans work. 
Manuscript
1962-01-21
Letter 1360: In this jovial broadcast, Cooke talks about a lawyer friend who comes back to live in America after living years abroad in Paris. When he is processed through immigration in New York, he encounters several issues regarding U.S. customs restrictions. 
Manuscript
1975-03-09
Letter 1362: This episode deals with the rise of "liberation" movements in the United States, specifically the Women's and Male Liberation Movements of the 1970s. Cooke discusses the political resistance to these movements, as well as their impact on American law. 
Manuscript
1975-03-23
Letter 1560: Cooke dives into the white stuff known as snow. This broadcast recounts all the reasons why Northerners (especially Vermonters) feel so comfortable during the coldest season of the year. 
Manuscript
1979-01-07
Letter 1561: This broadcast deals with the fall of the communist regime of Pol Pot, whose Khmer Rouge were defeated by an invading Vietnamese army. Cooke also discusses the history of post-World War II diplomacy in the troublesome continent of Asia. 
Manuscript
1979-01-14
Letter 1562: Cooke addresses American media coverage of the Shah of Iran's flight from Tehran in the wake of radical unrest. Cooke muses on how headlines and stories about violence can effect otherwise rational foreign policy. 
Manuscript
1979-01-21
Letter 1563: Cooke discusses President Jimmy Carter's "lean and austere budget" and how it flies in the face of Democratic tradition since at least the New Deal. 
Manuscript
1979-01-28
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