Monday, 20 October, 2008
Tonight's programme is presented by Jeremy Paxman.
As political parties scramble to offer solutions for a recession they didn't predict and blame each other for causing, they're all reaching for their copy of Keynes for inspiration on how to stimulate the economy. Figures published today show government borrowing has risen sharply - but can we really spend our way out of a recession? We'll be asking the Conservative's spokesman for de-regulation, John Redwood, who joins us live.
Tonight we launch a new series of films ahead of the US presidential election. Newsnight's four specialist editors have all been to the US to contemplate the consequences of a new President for the worlds of science, diplomacy and politics.
First our Economics Editor Paul Mason kicks off the series with his take on how the collapse of the US economy might impact on the American Dream. You can watch Paul's film right now - here - and leave your thoughts on his blog - here.
And down on the ground Peter Marshall asks if John McCain can still snatch victory when most of the polls and the pundits are saying he's done for.
That and more on Newsnight, 10.30pm BBC TWO