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Newsnight is a British daily news analysis, current affairs and politics programme broadcast between 22.30 and 23.20 on weekdays on BBC2. Until 1999 it also appeared, in repackaged form, on BBC World Service Television and BBC World.
The programme's regular presenters are Jeremy Paxman, Gavin Esler, Kirsty Wark, Jon Sopel and its political editor, Martha Kearney . Some of Newsnight's UK-based correspondents, such as Liz McKean and Mark Urban , also present the programme from time to time. On Friday evenings Newsnight proper gives way at 23.00 to Newsnight Review, a 35-minute slot presented by Mark Lawson or Kirsty Wark in which events in the arts are discussed by a panel of pundits.
Newsnight has been running since 1980. Peter Snow presented the programme for its first 18 years and still helps out for special broadcasts, such as those covering wars and elections. Other former presenters include Peter Hobday , Charles Wheeler (latterly the BBC's chief reporter in Washington DC), John Tusa , Olivia O'Leary , Francine Stock , Sarah Montague , and Jeremy Vine. Vine's style grew so close to that of the incumbent main presenter, Paxman, that the latter was said to refer to the former as Mini-me.
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