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2nd September 2004
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The UN met last night to discuss the school hostage situation in Russia.

The new law banning children from wearing religious symbols and clothes in French schools comes into effect today.

The business news with Greg Wood.

The sports news with Steve May.

The Russian school siege continues this morning. Sarah Rainsford is there with an update.

Vice President of America, Dick Cheney, took centre stage at the Republican convention last night. Jim Naughtie.

New satellite technology to track tagged criminals comes into action today. Danny Shaw.

Were Haringey social workers bound to fail in their statutory duties because of the procedures they were instructed to follow?

A review of today's papers both in Britain and Jerusalem.

Welsh MEP Glenys Kinnock on whether diplomatic action should be taken against the Sudanese government.

Why are train companies making it harder for commuters to take bicycles on trains?

Vice President of the Eurasia foundation in Moscow, Andrey Kortunov, on the Russian school siege.

Who were the keynote speakers and what did they say at last night's Republican convention? Jim Naughtie.

Prisons Minister, Paul Goggins, on the new satellite tagging system which goes live today.

Will any of the initiatives announced by the Tories this summer have an impact? Shadow Health Secretary Andrew Lansley.

Kosovan refugee Vildane Berani with news on whether she will be able to stay and study medicine at Oxford.

Walmart Chief Executive, Lee Scott, answers critics who claim the company are bad employers and destroy small communities.

Railtrack Executives won't be prosecuted for the Hatfield accident. Vincent Cable MP and former Chief Executive of Railtrack, Gerald Corbett.

Sarah Rainsford has an update on the school siege in southern Russia.

A new children's book called, "Wolf Brother" has earned the biggest ever deal for a first time author.

The sports news with Steve May.

American Vice President Dick Cheney urged US citizens to vote for a strong leader. Jim Naughtie.

A business update with Greg Wood.

Former social worker, Lisa Arthurworrey, on working at Haringey Council at the time of Victoria Climbie's death.

Embarak Kari, President of the National Convention of French Muslims, on the new law banning religious symbols in French schools.

Would it be good for Britain if U.S giant Walmart took over Matalan? Author George Monbiot and Amon Butler of the Adam Smith Institute.
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The Blunder Clips

Some of Our Less Memorable Moments
These infamous sound clips have risen from the Today vaults again to haunt our newsreaders and presenters. Enjoy!

When the technology fails John and Jim have to Ad-Lib...
Jim introduces a very strange sounding 
'Yesterday in Parliament' package.
 - 23th July 2004
Paul Burrell sings opera?
Sarah cues in a very odd sounding Paul Burrell clip.
 - 25th October 2003
Is that Alec Stewart?
Garry Richardson interviews an Australian cricket fan masquerading as England star Alec Stewart.
- 7 January 2003
Sarah decides it's her turn - and interrupts Allan's discussion
-7 June 2002
Where am I?
It's not always easy to remember ... Sarah forgets where she is
- 20 May 2002
Studio invasion
Jim is besieged by his friends in the studio
- 15 December 2001
Jim attempts to interview Gruff Rhys of 'Super Furry Animals'.
John gets a little confused as to which Greg he has on the programme
Garry Richardson waits and waits and waits for Brendan Foster.
Laughing matter
What is Charlotte Green giggling about?
John and Jim share a joke about the weather?
Wrong guest
Sue and the wrong guest
The Extended Interview

We don’t always have time to play the whole interview on air. Listen to the extended interview here, exclusive to the Today website.

Tony Blair speaks to Jim at the British Embassy in Washington, following his controversial Rose Garden press conference with Bush. The Iraq war, the Middle East and the first hints of an EU constitution referendum u-turn. (17/04/04).
Jim Naughtie interviews the Nigerian High Commissioner in Britain, Dr Christopher Kolade, about the recent increase of religious violence in Nigeria.
John Humphrys interviews Prince Hassan of Jordan on the critical situation in Iraq.
Jim Naughtie interviews Bob Woodward. First Watergate, now a controversial book into events in the White House pre-Iraq war.
Sarah Montague interviews Paul Burrell.
The former royal butler denies betraying Diana, Princess of Wales, insisting his controversial new book was "a loving tribute".
General James L. Jones
During his visit to  London - the Supreme Commander of Nato talks to James Naughtie about the threat posed to NATO by a stronger EU military force.
Hillary Clinton talks to James Naughtie
Her questions surrounding the White House handling of the Iraq war, plus her years with Bill in that stately building.
Mark Coles interviews Damien Hirst
......about his new exhibition in the small Slovenian capital Ljubljana, including drawings from his teenage years.
James Naughtie interviews Hans Blix:
Hans Blix says allies had motivations other than WMDs for going to war - 6th June 2003.
Michael Jackson complaint
Los Angeles based psychiatrist, Dr Carol Lieberman, tells us why she’s complained to child protection authorities about Michael Jackson.
Saudi ambassador on war
Zubeida Malik talked to Prince Turki Al Faisal - the new Saudi Ambassador to Britain before the war in Iraq
Jackie Elliott
Robin Aitken's interview with Jackie Elliott before he was executed
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