A news and current affairs program which sets the agenda for the day and provides the latest news, interviews and on the spot features on a wide range of subjects for audiences around the world. It brings the world to you, letting you know what is going on around the world. We talk to those making the news, those reporting the news, and most importantly those who are witness to the news - the voice of the ordinary person at the heart of the headlines. The World Today goes the extra mile to find those individuals caught up in the big stories. What do events mean for people on the ground, how do they and their families cope and how are they making sense of it.