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Last Updated: Tuesday, 2 November, 2004, 09:44 GMT
Question Time in the USA
Michael Moore
Michael Moore will be on the panel for Question Time in Miami
Michael Moore, director of the anti-Bush polemic Fahrenheit 9/11, appeared on a special US edition of Question Time this Thursday.

The Oscar-winning director appeared alongside David Frum - the man behind President Bush's phrase "axis of evil" - and with Richard Littlejohn, outspoken columnist for Britain's biggest circulation daily newspaper, the Sun.

Michael Moore
David Frum
Sidney Blumenthal
Richard Littlejohn
Lida Rodriquez-Taseff

Just five days before the election, a particularly vocal live studio audience subjected the panellists to both cheering and jeers, as they passionately argued their views from all sides of the debate.

Lida Rodriguez-Taseff, chair of the Miami-Dade Electoral Reform Coalition, was met by boos when she said: "Sadly we cannot trust the election result if it is close".

The vote in Florida is likely to come under intense scrutiny, following the controversy over the re-count in the last election four years ago.

The programme's location in Miami marks its status as one of the key swing states which will determine the outcome of the election once more.

Question Time presenter David Dimbleby said: "The presidential election is exciting more interest in America than any election in decades. More people are engaged in the arguments, more people are likely to vote."

Michael Moore is perhaps the most vitriolic critic of President Bush's policies and appeared on Question Time for the second time. He also took part two years ago when Question Time visited New York one year after the 11 September terrorist attacks on the city.

Sidney Blumenthal, a senior White House advisor to President Clinton, also answered the questions posed by members of the audience.

Question Time was shown on BBC One and BBC World. You can also watch the programme from this page.

Viewers can send comments here to the Question Time website and a selection will be published over the following week.

BBC One: Thursday, 28 Oct 2004 at 22:45 BST
BBC World: Saturday 30 October at 0810, 1410, 2110 GMT; Sunday 31 Oct at 1810 GMT

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