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FROST OVER THE WORLD
David Miliband
Sir David speaks to UK foreign minister, actor Will Ferrell and a former child soldier.
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2009 13:40 GMT

In three weeks, Gordon Brown, the British prime minister, will play host to a meeting of the G20 -19 of the world's largest economies, plus the European Union.

It is a group that includes not just the rich countries but also emerging economies like Russia, China, Indonesia, Brazil and India. So, what can they achieve in terms of the financial crisis?

In this episode of Frost over the World, Sir David talks to David Miliband, the British foreign minister, about G20, the financial crisis and global politics.

He also talks to movie actor Will Ferrell about his Broadway debut in the new play You're Welcome America: A Final Night with George W Bush, and to Emmanuel Jal, a Sudanese musician and former child soldier about his extraordinary first person story.

This episode of Frost over the World aired from Friday, March 13, 2009.

David Miliband

 

David Miliband, the British foreign minister, joins Sir David to discuss politics around the world.

They talk about the upcoming G20 summit, the financial crisis, the war in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the Binyam Mohammed case.

David Miliband

 

David Miliband and Sir David discuss Iran's nuclear power plan, Northern Ireland's return to violence and the situation in Zimbabwe. 

They also talk about Russia's responsibilities and rights within the international community, a solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the Labour Party leadership. 

Will Ferrell

 

His impersonation of George Bush during the 2000 US election campaign had a following all of its own.

Soon after that, Hollywood actor Will Ferrell began starring in films like Elf, Old School, and Anchorman.

Sir David joins Will Ferrell in New York to talk about his Broadway debut in the play You're Welcome America: A Final Night with George W. Bush.  

Emmanuel Jal

 

Born in war-torn Sudan, Emmanuel Jal was forced to become a child soldier in the People's Liberation Army at the age of 7 or 8.

By the time he was 13, he was a veteran of two civil wars, was rescued by a British aid worker and had escaped to Kenya.

Emmanuel has channelled his experiences into music and writing. He talks to Sir David about his autobiography, War Child, which is out now.

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Al Jazeera
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