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The programme feature the story of Jaycee Lee Dugard, the Californian who disappeared 18 years ago on her way to school aged 11. She was bundled into a car by kidnappers and never seen again.

That was, until 48 hours ago when a man called Philip Garrido walked into a police station with her. She is now 29 years old and has two children of her own. The story of what happened to Jaycee has transfixed and horrified America.

In the wake of yesterday's item on Today concerning a report by the Patients' Association about the quality of NHS nursing care, the programme was inundated with emails, many from nurses.

This morning, John Humphrys talked to three of them: Bob Purcell and Maureen Hamilton, who have been nurses for many years and "Rachel", who has been in the profession for just two.

Tonight, James Murdoch - Chairman and CEO of News Corporation Europe and Asia and son of Rupert - delivers the annual James MacTaggart lecture at the Edinburgh festival.

Twenty years ago Rupert Murdoch used the same speech to predict a future for television in which fibre optic cable would link users to an on demand world with almost limitless content and high definition pictures.

Broadcaster Andrew Neil, founding chairman of Sky TV - and the man who wrote that speech - joined Dawn Airey, chief executive of Five, to discuss how television has changed over the past two decades.


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