Frost Over the World
Jesse Jackson
Sir David hosts a US presidential election special in Washington DC.
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2008 13:02 GMT

In this week's Frost Over The World, Sir David is joined by the Reverend Jesse Jackson, who is one of America's foremost civil rights leaders. He was only the second African-American to run for President. As well as his work in civil rights, religion and politics, Jackson has long been involved in international diplomacy and has served as special envoy for the promotion of democracy in Africa under Bill Clinton.

He talks to Sir David about Barack Obama, the Democrat party and what it would mean to have an African-American president in the US.

Steve Forbes and Pat Buchanan

Steve Forbes

Steve Forbes is the owner of the Forbes publishing empire and editor-in-chief of Forbes magazine. He was a Republican candidate in the US presidential primaries in 1996 and 2000. He is an economic adviser to John McCain.

Forbes talks to Sir David about John McCain's campaign and the economic crisis.

Pat Buchanan

Pat Buchanan was a senior adviser to American presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan. He sought the Republican presidential nomination in 1992 and 1996 and ran on the Reform Party ticket in the 2000 presidential election.

Buchanan talks to Sir David about what could happen to the Republican Party if John McCain loses the election.

Oliver Stone

Since his breakthrough Oscar-winning screenplay Midnight Express Oliver Stone has become renowned for his intensely political and provocative films. His works include Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July, JFK, Nixon, Natural Born Killers, and Wall Street.

Stone talks to Sir David about his new film 'W' which is based on the life of George W. Bush.

Danny DeVito, Andrew Kohut, Tad Devine and David Frum

Danny DeVito

American actor, writer and producer Danny DeVito briefly talks to Sir David about why he supports Barack Obama.

Andrew Kohut

Independent pollster Andrew Kohut is President of the Pew Research Center in Washington and an expert on opinion poll results. He explains how even traditionally Republican states might go blue on November 4.

Tad Devine and David Frum

This has been a unique election for both parties: a record-breaking funding operation for the Democrats, and the nomination of the first woman to run on the presidential ticket on the Republican side.

Sir David talks to former George Bush speechwriter David Frum, and chief political consultant for Al Gore's presidential campaign, Tad Devine, about the high and lows of this extraordinary race.

This episode of Frost Over The World airs from 1900GMT on Friday, October 31, 2008 and is repeated at 0000GMT and 0600GMT on Saturday, November 1, 2008.


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