Thursday, 30 October, 2008
Here is Emily Maitlis with details of tonight's programme.
Breaking news - the Controller of BBC Radio 2 has just resigned. She said the Ross/Brand debacle happened on her watch and she apologised to Andrew Sachs, his family and to the audience. But does it end here - unlikely. More news is expected throughout the course of the evening and we'll have full details tonight. And we're hoping to get an interview with Mark Thompson, the BBC Director General once we know more.
Another Scottish by-election, but this time in greatly changed circumstances. Will the economic crisis play to Labour's strengths when voters go to the polls in Glenrothes a week today? Michael Crick is gauging opinion there for us.
And before we get there, the small matter of another polling date looms. Any politico will tell you Florida is as famous for its hanging chads as it is for its palm trees. This swing state is now too close to call. So as the fight to be US President nears its close, we speak to Joe Klein, of Primary Colours fame, and to a senior Republican strategist. I shall ask them about the dual concerns of triumphalism and defeatism.
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And Kirsty is in New York asking what eight years of George Bush has meant for the US cultural scene.
Join us tonight on BBC TWO at 10.30pm.