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25/01/2010

Presented by Jeremy Paxman. Newsnight returns to Salford to see how its people have fared since the programme first visited over 11 years ago. And, is modern art rubbish?

When Labour came to power, Tony Blair said his party would be judged by how it dealt with the poorest people in Britain. Newsnight adopted two estates in Salford and, through the lives of those living there, tried to follow the successes and failures of government initiatives on a range of issues from encouraging single parents to work, to improving educational standards and dealing with juvenile crime. Newsnight returns to Salford to see how its people have fared since the programme first visited over 11 years ago.

And, is modern art rubbish? In a new project this week artist Michael Landy, whose 2001 installation Break Down saw him destroy all of his possessions, is placing a huge industrial skip in the South London Gallery and inviting artists to fill it with what they deem their worst work. What will end up in his 'a monument to creative failure' and why is he doing it?

Presented by Jeremy Paxman.

50 minutes

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Mon 25 Jan 2010 22:30

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