Sir David Frost
Every week, Sir David Frost, one of the most celebrated broadcasters, offers you a programme which takes its stories and guests from every part of the globe.
 
The world's news makers will be interviewed with Sir David's incisive style.
 
Sir David will get behind the headlines and examine the decisions and policies which shape global politics today.
 
 

Coming up this week on Frost over the World:

 
Raila Odinga

Raila Odinga, new prime minister of Kenya,
says his country will take a while to recover
Kenyans have been celebrating a power sharing agreement that could end the country's two month political crisis.

This comes after Kenya's worst period of violence since independence. More than a thousand people have reportedly been killed as a result of last December's disputed election in what was previously seen as one of Africa's most stable countries.
 
A coalition government comprising members of the current ruling party led by Mwai Kibaki, and opposition will now be formed.

President Kibaki will retain his position and Raila Odinga, whose Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) is the largest in parliament, will assume the new role of prime minister.  

Odinga joins Sir David to discuss the power sharing agreement and the challenges facing Kenya in the months ahead.

Odinga says there is no reason why the alliance cannot work but warns that Kenya will take a long time to recover from the crisis.

Watch the interview with Raila Odinga on YouTube

Mike Gravel
 
Mike Gravel accuses the US electoral process
of being undemocratic
In the Democratic race for president, the momentum is firmly with Senator Barack Obama after winning each of the ten primaries since 'Super Tuesday'.  This leaves Hilary Clinton with an uphill struggle to win the Democratic nomination.

Mike Gravel, a former US senator from Alaska, declared his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for president in 2006.

Gravel's idiosyncratic polices and fiery debating style has earned him plenty of plaudits but the 77-year old is nowhere to be seen in the polls and is yet to pick up a delegate.

Gravel talks to Sir David about the forthcoming elections and his struggling campaign.

Gravel dismisses the prospects for change under a Clinton or Obama presidency.

Mushahid Hussain

Mushahid Hussain discusses Pakistan's political
future after the country's elections
Pakistan recently held its long-awaited national and provincial elections. These came after a tumultuous few months in Pakistan's post-colonial history that saw Benazir Bhutto assassinated and President Pervez Musharraf suspend the constitution. 

The latter was widely condemned and almost certainly played a part in the pro-Musharraf Pakistan Muslim League's (Q) poor showing in the polls.

The two main opposition parties, the Pakistan People's Party of the late Benazir Bhutto and the Pakistan Muslim League (N), led by Nawaz Sharif, won a clear majority in the elections. The result means a coalition government is inevitable and puts President Musharraf's political future in serious doubt.  

Mushahid Hussain, the Secretary General of the PML-Q, joins Sir David to discuss the outcome of the elections and Pakistan's political future.

Hussein says that Pakistan's people voted for change but warns that infighting between the political parties will further destabilise the country.

Watch the interview with Mike Gravel and Mushahid Hussain on YouTube

Rob Reiner

Rob Reiner talks about his future projects and
his latest movie, The Bucket List
Rob Reiner is an American director, writer, actor and producer.

Reiner started his acting career in the 1970s US sitcom All in the Family. In the 1980s and 1990s he went on to direct a string of successful films, including This is Spinal Tap, Stand by Me and Sleepless in Seattle.   

Reiner's most recent film, The Bucket List, was released at the end of 2007. 

The film is about two terminally ill men, played by Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, who escape their cancer ward to fulfill a list of ambitions before they 'kick the bucket'.

Reiner joins Sir David to discuss the new film, the US presidential election race and his future projects.

Watch the interview with Rob Reiner on YouTube

Vladimir Bukovsky

Vladimir Bukovsky discusses his
imprisonment during the Soviet era 

On Sunday Russia will go to the polls to elect a new president as Vladimir Putin nears the end of his second term.

The man elected will almost certainly be the Putin backed candidate and current deputy prime minister Dmitry Medvedev. 

Putin is constitutionally barred from running for a third term, but has said he would accept the position of prime minister in any new administration.

This would allow Putin to retain some degree of influence and casts doubt on Medvedev’s autonomy if he is elected. 

Vladimir Bukovsky, the former Soviet political dissident, author and activist, was one of a number of opposition candidates disqualified from running in this election.

Bukovsky talks to Sir David about the forthcoming elections, President Putin's popularity and his imprisonment during the Soviet era.

Watch the interview with Vladimir Bukovsky on YouTube

Frost Over The World
airs at 18:00GMT every Friday on Al Jazeera English and is repeated during the week.
 
This episode of Frost over the World aired on Friday, February 29, 2008


 
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