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Today: Tuesday 30 September 2008

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Stock markets across Asia have fallen after the news of the Bush administration's $700bn bail-out plan was voted out of the House of Representatives. Congressmen Steven King, a Republican from Iowa who opposed the bill, and Steve Cohen, a Democrat from Memphis who voted for it, discuss why the bail-out did not get through Congress.

The Conservative Party Conference will turn to 'fixing a broken society' by addressing the stresses of parenting and securing relationships. Shadow Schools Secretary Michael Gove says that a future Conservative government would offer counselling to couples about to get married.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

Sports news with Arlo White.

The eye of the credit 'storm' is in Washington, where the White House was shocked at the vote in the House of Representatives. Nearly two-thirds of the Republicans, and nearly a hundred Democrats, refused to support the administration's bail-out plan and stopped it dead in its tracks. North America editor Justin Webb explains whether the US government knows when the storm will pass.

Businesses in Nottingham are to be charged £185, rising to £350, a year by the city council for each parking space they own. The scheme is designed to produce more income for public transport. Graham Chapman, deputy leader of Nottingham City Council and David Frost, director general of the British Chambers of Commerce, discuss whether the tax is unfair.

Today's papers.

Where does the soul of the modern Conservative party lie? In an interview for the Telegraph magazine, Conservative leader David Cameron was quizzed with a variety of either/or questions to find out what his preferences were on a variety of issues. Charles Moore, the interviewer and former editor of the Telegraph, discusses what can be learned from the conversation.

Thought for the day with Professor Mona Siddiqui, of the University of Glasgow.

Can the authorities do anything to restore confidence in financial markets? Economist Professor Willem Buiter, former member of the Monetary Policy Committee, says a massive injection of capital is needed in the short term but the sector will eventually have to shrink.

Shares across the world have slumped following the rejection of a $700bn (£380bn) Wall Street bail-out plan. Economist Steven Bell, of GLC Hedge Funds, says the financial system is broken and the credit process is blocked. Conservative leader David Cameron discusses what can be done to ease the economic situation in the UK.

Sports news with Arlo White.

It's been a terrible day for political leaders in the US, but what about in the UK? Political editor Nick Robinson discusses the dilemmas faced by politicians now that the public are feeling the squeeze.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

The veteran film critic David Thomson is among the most highly regarded in the profession. He has just published a compendium of 1000 films, a list of the best, the most interesting and occasionally the worst films in history. He discusses the state of the industry while watching one of the 1000 movies.

It is 70 years since the Munich agreement, allowing Hitler to annex part of what was then Czechoslovakia, was signed. Historians David Faber and Dr David Dutton discuss whether the generally-unfavourable reputation of then Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain was justified.

Economist Steven Bell says that the UK market "looks like it is collapsing". Times columnist Anatole Kaletsky and Martin Wolf, chief economist at the Financial Times, discuss how severe the effect of US turmoil will be on the UK markets.



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