World News Tonight (UK TV series)

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Sky World News Tonight (also referred to on air as World News Tonight) was a dedicated international news programme which was shown between 8pm and 9pm British time every weekday on Sky News. The show launched on 24 October 2005 as part of a wider revamp of the channel. Its production team was also responsible for putting together Sky World News and the Sky Review and Business report. The show was replaced on 10 July 2006 by Sky News with Martin Stanford. The show featured in-depth reports, analysis and comment based around news stories from around the world (which may or may not have been part of the channel's news coverage earlier in the day), and was presented by James Rubin. It consisted of the main presentation desk revolving to a presentation position of Rubin seated in front of a neon globe with studio guests then able to be seated either side of him. Note however that many of the show's guests appear via link-up from other countries. While the focus was firmly on events outside of the UK, the show usually incorporated brief domestic news updates. These were typically presented by either Chris Roberts or Gillan Joseph, who co-presented Sky News Tonight at 9pm. Sky News' Foreign Affairs Editor Tim Marshall often contributed material to the programme, and on occasion hosted during Rubin's absence. American neo-conservative commentator William Kristol also frequently appeared from the US as a guest contributor. Rubin has also presented the show from some international locations including Jerusalem, and Aleppo. The show was cancelled on 10 July 2006, along with The Sky Report, as part of a minor re-shuffle of the Sky News schedules. Rubin can still be seen on Sky News as a World News Commentator.