Tuesday 2 March 2010
UPDATE - MORE DETAIL ON TONIGHT'S PROGRAMME:
Tonight, BBC Director General Mark Thompson will be joining us live on the programme to discuss his plan of action, which includes closure of 6 Music and the Asian Network as well as half of the websites on BBC online by 2013.
We will also be talking to friends and critics of the corporation about the strategy, the thinking behind it and its impact, and whether it is a good or bad thing.
We also return to the Salford estate which Newsnight has been visiting for the last 11 years to see how its people have fared under Labour.
In January we looked at the issue of housing. This time we look at teen pregnancies and school drop out rates and whether this has changed since the 90s.
Join Jeremy at 10.30pm on BBC Two.
ENTRY FROM 1226GMT:
Unforeseen news events aside, tonight's lead will be the BBC shake-up. Director General Mark Thompson has announced that digital radio stations 6 Music and Asian Network face closure and half of the websites on BBC online will close by 2013.
We will be assessing the plan and its impact with big players both inside and outside the BBC.
We also have a report from Salford, a place we have been visiting for 11 years to see how its people have fared under Labour. In this report we look again at the issue of young people dropping out of school, and the high level of teenage pregnancies - has anything changed since the 90s?
More details later.