Friday 26 June 2009
From the web team:
The pop star Michael Jackson has died aged 50. Tonight, on Newsnight and a specially scheduled Newsnight Review we'll be looking back at the man, the music and the madness and examining the global reaction to the news of his death. We'll be joined by those that knew him including fellow musician Robin Gibb of The Bee Gees, who paid tribute to Jackson earlier today.
And in a special Newsnight Review at 11pm Kirsty Wark will be joined by guests including Paul Morley and Miranda Sawyer to assess Jackson's life and death, and his influence on pop - from motown to rap. The scheduled Glastonbury coverage will now begin at 11.20pm.
Tomorrow watch out for grime star Dizzee Rascal's Glastonbury set - we've been tipped off that Newsnight might get some kind of mention! For those of you that missed it, you can watch Dizzee's first Newsnight appearance below - when Jeremy Paxman asked him how he felt about Barack Obama being elected as the first black president of the United States.
Do join Kirsty for a thriller of a Newsnight and Newsnight Review from 10.30pm tonight on BBC Two.