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Monday, September 12, 2011

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p>Tonight Kirsty Wark presents an hour-long special on the 10 years since the 9/11 terror attacks live from New York.

We will be hearing from key US members of the Bush administration - former defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld and former Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff.

Mark Urban has a film on the US response to the attacks and whether it was driven at times by a desire for revenge.

And we discuss the events of 10 years ago and the effect on the decade which followed with guests including Carl Bernstein, Suzanne Vega, Christiane Amanpour and Fran Lebowitz.

Thursday 8 September 2011

Is the tail wagging the dog? Tonight we assess the claim that the Liberal Democrats are exercising too much control over the government on a whole range of issues.

We talk to former US Secretary of State Colin Powell in the Bush administration about 9/11 and its impact.

We have a film from Security correspondent Gordon Corera on the way NYPD and the FBI has responded to terror threats in the years after the attacks on New York and Washington and accusations that they have engaged in entrapment tactics.

And we have an interview with Cathy Wilson about her time as the wife of the serial killer Peter Tobin.

Wednesday 7 September 2011

Tonight we report on the growing global currency war, which escalated dramatically yesterday after Switzerland stepped in to weaken the franc in a bid to rid itself of "safe haven" status - how much of a threat is it and who has the political power to avert a crisis?

Nadine Dorries talks about her failed bid to change the law on abortion counselling to stop abortion providers giving NHS-funded counselling to women.

We speak to a young man who has been in the Syrian city of Homs, scene of some of the worst clashes between anti-government protesters and government forces, and who was shot during the unrest.

Plus, how is popular culture being used to alter perceptions of Muslims? We have an interview with Dr Naif al-Mutawa, creator of The 99 - comic book superheroes based on Islamic culture and society.

And Catrin Nye speaks to the creators of Canadian TV sitcom Little Mosque on the Prairie - described as The Cosby Show for Muslims. You can read her article about that here, and watch the full report at 10.30pm.

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