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FIFA: 'Crisis, what crisis?'
We look at the state of the governing body of world football and the dark side of comedy.
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2011 12:56

The governing body of world football is mired in allegations of corruption. But with the now immortal words "Crisis, what is a crisis?" the president of FIFA, Sepp Blatter, secured the overwhelming support of delegates to continue in the job for another four years. Nick Xenophon, an Australian senator, and David Davies, a former executive director of the English FA, join the show to discuss the state of FIFA.

Plus, does the Arab Spring still have the momentum of full-scale revolution? As fighting continues to escalate in Yemen and Syria with the embattled presidents struggling to hold on to their respective countries, Sami Alfaraj from the Kuwait Centre for Strategic Studies gives us an overview of the situation in the region.

And, Sir David Frost talks to Fred Karger, the US' first openly gay presidential candidate from a major political party, about why he is not a one-issue political lightweight.



It is frequently said these days that comedy knows no bounds, that nothing is off limits. Two well-known comedians have now made stage shows reflecting the darker side of comedy. Ruby Wax, nicknamed the queen of the put-down, speaks to Sir David about her very personal show, entitled 'Losing it', and Irish-American comedian Des Bishop, whose shows reflect real life, talks about how when his father was diagnosed with terminal cancer he found it a natural step to build that into his show.

Plus, infra-red satellites have shown what appears to be previously unknown pyramids - possibly as many as 17 of them. Zahi Hawass, Egypt's minister of antiquities, joins the show to discuss the cutting-edge science helping to uncover some of the ancient world's unknown treasures.

Frost Over the World airs each week at the following times GMT: Friday: 2000; Saturday: 1200; Sunday: 0100; Monday: 0600.

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Al Jazeera
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