Andrew Marr
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"Andrew William Stevenson Marr" is a British broadcaster and journalist. Beginning his career as a political commentator, he subsequently edited The Independent (1996–98), and was political editor of BBC News (2000–05). He began hosting a political programme—Sunday AM, now called The Andrew Marr Show—on Sunday mornings on BBC One from September 2005. In 2002, Marr took over as host of BBC Radio 4's long-running Start the Week Monday morning discussion programme .

In 2007 he presented a political history of post-war Britain on BBC Two, Andrew Marr's History of Modern Britain, followed by a prequel in 2009, Andrew Marr's The Making of Modern Britain, focusing on the period between 1901 and 1945. In 2010, he presented a series, Andrew Marr's Megacities (the title distinguishes it from another Megacities series), examining the life, development and challenges of some of the largest cities in the world. In early 2012 he presented The Diamond Queen (TV programme)/The Diamond Queen, a three-part series about the reign of Elizabeth II/Queen Elizabeth II. In late September 2012, Marr began presenting Andrew Marr's History of the World, a new series examining the history of human civilisation.

Following a stroke in January 2013, Marr was in hospital for two months. He returned to presenting The Andrew Marr Show on 1 September 2013.

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It [the Enlightenment] is clearly the foundation of the modern world. Almost everything we are arguing about at the moment - whether it's the religious hatred law and free speech, immigration, the movement of peoples, goods and services and what that does to national identity, or the proper limits of the state - go back to the positions first set out in the Enlightenment.

This has been an extremely uncomfortable week for Mr Blair.

Journalism is nine-tenths being in the right places at the right time.

If all newspapers are losing circulation, maybe it's just worth trying to go back to some reporting, to see if that might be the reason - even if only one newspaper tried it, to see what happened.

I think it requires leadership from editors and senior broadcasters to try and turn that around and back off the position where we are opinionated first, and come round to the facts later.

I did lots of things before I came into politics which I shouldn't have done. We all did.

There is a market for pictures like this. Diana sold an awful lot of newspapers one way or another. But look at the result. We all have to think again.

Yet the barely-moving polls and the lack of major gaffes or policy collapses has made it duller than I, for one, hoped it would be.