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26/09/2011 (1300 GMT)

Duration:
55 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 26 September 2011

A special edition presented by Jeremy Paxman: guests include Piers Morgan & Katie Couric.

Chapters

10 items
  • Reporting the Syrian crisis

    Following a crackdown on international journalists by the Syrian authorities, the BBC's Lyse Doucet manages to enter the country and reports live from the capital Damascus.

  • Syria and the West

    Jeremy Paxman finds out from the British Foreign Secretary, William Hague what pressure is being applied by the West to end to the violence being meted out by the troops loyal to President Assad.

  • Syria: On the road to democracy?

    Newshour speaks to Dr Bouthaina Shaaban, President Assad's Political and Media Advisor in Damascus, who calls on the west to assist Syria's transition to democracy.

  • Saudi women rights

    Women in Saudi Arabia get the right to vote, but not to drive. How long before they get real change? Dr Samira Osailan of and Dr Hatoon Al-Fassi discuss.

  • Birth of a Palestinian state

    Newshour speaks to the former US Special Envoy to the Middle East, George Mitchell, on the prospects for Palestinian statehood.

  • Art of the Interview

    What makes a good interviewer? The BBC's Vincent Dowd takes a look back over the years at the changing styles of interviews.

  • Art of the Interview

    Renowned inquisitor Jeremy Paxman asks two of the best known exponents of the art, Piers Morgan and Katie Couric, what makes a good interview - and puts Piers Morgan on the spot.

  • Euro debt crisis

    Markus Kerber, Professor of Finance at Berlin Technical University tells Newshour of Germany's growing reluctance to continue contributing to the Greek bailout.

  • Euro debt crisis

    Markus Kerber, Professor of Finance at Berlin Technical University tells Newshour of Germany's growing reluctance to continue contributing to the Greek bailout.

  • Niger migrant traffic

    The BBC's Thomas Fessy reports from Agadez, the desert town where many migrants are passing through on their way back to their home countries, fleeing the conflict in Libya.

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