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----- Original Message ----- From: David Mcknight <email@example.com> To: Aftermath <Aftermath-11-Septemberfirstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: <email@example.com> Sent: Monday, February 03, 2003 10:45 AM Subject: [Aftermath] BLAIR ON IRAQ: A NEWSNIGHT SPECIAL > >Hi, > > > >Prime minister Tony Blair will be grilled by Jeremy Paxman and a studio > >audience over Iraq during a Newsnight special on Thursday night (NB: Note > >time): > > > >BLAIR ON IRAQ: A NEWSNIGHT SPECIAL > >Thursday 6 February > >BBC2, 9:00 p.m. > > > >I suggest that as many of us as possible e-mail anti-war views and good > >questions to Newsnight to put pressure on the programme. Paxman doesn't > >always live up to his reputation as a fearsome interviewer (as Blair > >obviously recognises), but if lots of members of the public suggest the > >right questions it might prod him in the right directions. > > > >The e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org > > > >I don't know if there is still a chance to get a place in the audience (It > >sounds like it's been selected by the BBC anyway). But it may be worth > >trying to get into the BBC's Iraq Debate on 12 Feb (see below for press > >release). > > > >Alex > >Hackney Stop the War Coalition > > > > > >--------------------------- > >6 FEB: NEWSNIGHT CHALLENGES TONY BLAIR TO FACE PUBLIC ON IRAQ > >--------------------------- > > > >http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2003/01_january/30/n > ewsnight_blair.shtml > > > >Newsnight has challenged the Prime Minister to face opponents of the > >possibility of war with Iraq, to see if he can persuade them to accept his > >chosen course. > > > >Tony Blair has agreed to answer tough questions from Jeremy Paxman, and an > >audience entirely made up of people sceptical about military action against > >Iraq, in Blair on Iraq - A Newsnight Special. > > > >The 50 minute programme, to be screened at 9.00pm on BBC TWO on Thursday 6 > >February 2003, will give the audience an opportunity to tackle the Prime > >Minister on this controversial issue. > > > >Later that evening, Kirsty Wark and a panel of representatives from the > main > >political parties will analyse the Prime Minister's performance on > Newsnight > >(10.30pm, BBC TWO). > > > >In a follow-up to Newsnight's in-depth interview with the Prime Minister, > >conducted last year, Jeremy Paxman, and a second specially assembled > >audience, will tackle Tony Blair on his public service record. > > > >Paxman and members of the public will question the Government's performance > >on health, education and crime in a session to be screened during Newsnight > >on Friday 7 February 2003 (10.30pm, BBC TWO). > > > >George Entwistle, Editor of Newsnight, said: "The special programme will > >give the public a unique opportunity to air their views and challenge the > >Prime Minister on the case for British involvement in military action > >against Iraq." > > > >--------------------------- > >12 FEB: BBC TO DEBATE ISSUES OF WAR > >--------------------------- > > > >http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2003/01_january/24/i > raq_day.shtml > > > >BBC News announces an unprecedented campaign of public information about > the > >question of war with Iraq, culminating with a public debate in prime time > on > >BBC ONE. > > > >A range of special programmes will run across all BBC networks featuring > >public seminars involving the BBC's top experts, a special interrogation of > >the Prime Minister by Jeremy Paxman and a series of special documentaries. > > > >The BBC will ensure that all viewers and listeners have the chance to fully > >understand the issues facing the country over the question of war with > Iraq. > > > >BBC ONE and the BBC's interactive services will combine to offer viewers > and > >listeners the largest forum for public debate on the war. > > > >Iraq: Britain Decides, a 90 minute debate on BBC ONE on 12 February chaired > >by David Dimbleby, will examine the reasoning, concerns and repercussions > >behind a war in the Middle East. > > > >An invited panel of guests will debate the ongoing views, and viewers will > >have the opportunity to air their thoughts. > > > >The programme will also feature the highlights of a specially arranged BBC > >conference, a get-together of interested parties who will discuss the wide > >range of opinion regarding war and its consequences. > > > >Joining David Dimbleby will be Peter Snow, who will examine the facts and > >figures involved if the decision is taken to send the troops into Iraq, and > >gauge the mood of the nation with a viewers poll.... > > > >Richard Sambrook, the BBC's Director of News, said: "The BBC is unique in > >its ability to bring together a range of programmes using its expertise > from > >across the globe to interpret the politics and examine the personalities > >involved. We will tackle the politicians and in the best traditions of > >public service broadcasting, give the audiences the platform to air their > >views." > > > >Lorraine Heggessey, Controller BBC ONE, said: "This is a subject of > national > >importance. We have dedicated 90 minutes of our prime time to schedule a > >live programme to ensure that viewers hear all sides of the argument and > >allow them to take part in the debate." > > > >From Radio One's Newsbeat to Radio Five Live, BBC FOUR and News 24, the > >BBC's daily news coverage on television, radio and online will broadcast > >live throughout the day from Iraq Day - The Conference. > > > >BBC reporters and presenters will chair the sessions which will debate all > >the different sides of the arguments for and against war, and the > >consequences. > > > >BBC News Interactive will also provide live streams from all the sessions > as > >well as continuing to provide the most comprehensive coverage of the > crisis, > >on the internet, at its special BBC News Online website - > www.bbc.co.uk/iraq > >- and via digital interactive television. > > > > > > > TO UNSUBSCRIBE just send an email to: > Aftermath-11-Septemberemail@example.com > > The ARROW website is http://www.justicenotvengeance.org > > > > > Your use of Yahoo! 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