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Monday 12th September 2005
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Will President Bush's choice - John Roberts become Chief Justice of the American Supreme Court?

British Airways has a new scheme to offset the carbon dioxide emissions from its flights. Our environment correspondent is Roger Harrabin.

Business news from Greg Wood.

Garry Richardson brings us the sports news from The Oval. 

The TUC conference begins today- Our Labour Affairs correspondent Stephen Cape is in Brighton.

Gun shots were heard last night as more trouble erupted in Northern Ireland.

Norway's general election takes place today.

President Bush will be going into the centre of New Orleans for the first time today.

Today's papers are from the UK and Sydney. 

Isreali troops have pulled out of the Gaza strip for the first time in 38 years.

Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi looks to have secured an overwhelming victory in Japan's general election.

The government says it's prepared for the possibility of fuel protests. Ray Holloway is the director of the Petrol Retaliers Association.

Sinn Fein's Mitchel McLaughlin comments on civil unrest in Northern Ireland.  Loyalists have clashed with the Orange Order's annual march but the level of violence has taken everyone by surprise.

The TUC conference begins in Brighton today and there's lots of talk about when the prime minister should go - Brendon Barber is the General Secretary and he's on the line. 

Greg Wood with the latest business news from the housing market.

British Airways has come up with a scheme that IT says will make a difference to the environmental effects of flying. Andrew Sentence of British Airways and Charlie Kronick of Greenpeace

Garry Richardson is still at The Oval with the sports news

Hilary Benn defends the UN's Millenium Development goals as 150 world leaders meet in New York to discuss its progress.

Amateur birdwatchers are making an important contribution to our understanding of British birds according to a study by the British Trust for Ornithology. Our reporter Sarah Mukherjee is in Cambridgeshire.  

Thought For The Day with Dr Reverend Alan Billings the Director of the Centre for Ethics and Religion at Lancaster University.

It's almost a fortnight since hurricane Katrina turned vast areas of the Gulf Coast into a living hell. Our reporter Jon Manel is there and he's been talking to Cotton Howell one of the commanders of the Mortuary Operational Response Team.

The rioting, gun fire and petrol bombs surrounding this year's Orange Marches have surprised many people who thought that such scenes were a thing of the past. Northern Ireland Secretary Peter Hain and chief Constable of Northern Ireland Sir Hugh Orde explain what's been going on.

As part of the celebration of African culture called Africa 05 the British Library are putting on an exhibition of sound clips from the continent. Dr Janet Topp-Fargion is the curator of world music at the sound archive tells us what its all about. 

Sporting news from Garry Richardson who is talking to the Australian coach John Buchannon.

The man President Bush has nominated to be the next Chief Justice of America's supreme Court, Judge John Roberts will probably make it through his confirmation - which will leave another vacancy and another opportunity for the president to place his ideological stamp on the court?

Business news from Greg Wood.

How do you pep up the democratic process in this country... get us all more involved... give democracy a shot in the arm? Well according to the Power Commission, you throw dinner parties. Baroness Kennedy and the writer Victoria Mather discuss.  

England's cricketers only need a draw to win the Ashes today - an upsetting prospect for most Australians. Michael Peschardt is with some of them in the Forester's Hotel in Sydney.

A little while ago we heard from Hilary Benn who told us about the money the British government is announcing for education in Africa. John Nagenda is an advisor to Uganda's president Yoweri Museveni and I asked him for his reaction to the announcement.  

Three years ago this country marked the first Holocaust Memorial Day. Now it's being suggested it should be replaced with Genocide Day to remember victims of ALL great atrocities. Louise Ellman of the Holocaust Memorial Trust and Sir Iqbal Sacranie Head of the Muslim Council of Britain.
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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!

Can of what John?
John gets confused over the expression, 'opened a can of worms.'
- 18th March 2005
What is our website and email address John?
John gets confused about all this modern technology and it's David Blunkett Jim!
- 22 December 2004
Who's reading the news Sarah?
Sarah introduces a guest newsreader. And it's catching, as Nick Clarke of the World at One demonstrates
- 4/5th October 2004
The boy who likes to say YES!
Sports presenter Steve May is left trying desperately to get his seven year old guest to say something other than yes!
- 23rd September 2004
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
Sarah decides it's her turn - and interrupts Allan's discussion
-7 June 2002
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?
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.

50th anniversary of Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett.
The uncut interview with Sir Peter Hall, the first director to stage the play in 1955, with the last surviving member of the original main cast, Timothy Bateson who played 'lucky', and playwright Ronald Harwood.
Jim Naughtie speaks to the Archbishop of Kaduna, Josiah Idowu Fearon, about the Anglican Church in Africa and tensions between Christians and Muslims. (25/05/05)
Edward Stourton interviews Monsignor Charles Burns, a retired head of the Vatican's Secret Archives, in Rome about the funeral of the Pope John Paul II.
Part 1
Part 2
First BBC interview of Moazzam Begg, former Guantanamo Bay detainee. Mr Begg speaks to our reporter Zubeida Malik about his ordeal and how he continues to campaign for five Britons still there to be freed.
Justin Webb interviews Walter Cronkite who pays tribute to Dan Rather, a 73 year old news presenter in America whose is retiring after 24 years.
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.
Saudi ambassador on war
Zubeida Malik talked to Prince Turki Al Faisal - the new Saudi Ambassador to Britain before the war in Iraq
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