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Newsnight doomed itself

30 November 2023

9:36 PM

30 November 2023

9:36 PM

Whither Newsnight? Or do I mean wither, Newsnight – shortly to be reduced to a 30-minute debate show shorn of more than half its staff.

As a teenage news and politics junkie, I grew up on this programme, watching it from its 1979 inception and through its 1980s heyday when that broadcasting giant Sir John Tusa was the main anchorman.

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