Tuesday 3 January 2012
Happy New Year! Tonight Newsnight returns to air after the Christmas break, with Jeremy Paxman taking the helm.
We will have reaction to the news that Gary Dobson and David Norris have been convicted of the racist murder of black London teenager Stephen Lawrence 18 years after the attack and be looking at the wider impact of the case.
Our guests include Martin Bashir who in 1999 interviewed all five men suspected of involvement in the killing for a key TV documentary and former justice minister Lord Falconer.
Peter Marshall is in Iowa where US Republicans bidding to challenge Barack Obama for the White House are set to face the first official test of the 2012 campaign, the Iowa caucuses.
We will be assessing the type of candidates on offer to Republican supporters this time round and who is likely to come out on top.
Our guests include Republican Fred Karger, the first openly gay candidate from a major political party to run for the US presidency.
The government has launched a review of risks from faulty breast implants amid new
evidence from a cosmetic surgery provider which has revealed that rupture rates on allegedly faulty French-made breast implants are seven times higher than previously thought. Susan Watts will report on this.
Plus we have an interview with acclaimed author Hisham Matar about his family's homeland Libya and the changes in the relationship between the Libyan diaspora and the Libyan authorities in the wake of Gaddafi's overthrow.
Join us at the usual time and place - 10.30pm on BBC Two.