Riz Khan
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Last Modified: 19 Apr 2007 16:13 GMT
Riz Khan
One on One is more a conversation than a news interview, profiling celebrities and newsmakers from around the globe, with a focus on their personal histories, defining moments and goals in life.
The programme provides an intimate look into their philosophy of life and the events and people that influenced their careers.
The guests include a wide range of people who are known internationally or regionally for the work they have done.
These include His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Bob Geldof, Richard Branson, CBS veteran journalist Mike Wallace, Canadian rock star Bryan Adams, Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat, former First Lady of Egypt Jehan Sedat and singer songwriter Angelique Kidjo, to name just a few.

Airing times for One on One programme are as follows:
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Coming up on One on One:
Klaus Schwab
Airing 06th April 2007

Klaus Schwab
In 1971 Klaus Schwab had the idea to bring together the world's most influential people. Today he is hosting the world's leaders at his annual meeting in Davos.  He was 33 years old when he conjured up the idea of a not-for-profit foundation to improve the state of the world.

German-born and Swiss-educated Klaus Schwab might have been idealistic at the time, but he ended up creating a huge brand that encompasses global partnership of business, political, and intellectual leaders – with regional conferences around the world.

Schwab has his critics, who use Davos as a chance to attack major corporations as socially irresponsible exploiters of poorer countries… but the strength of the event continues to grow.

In 1998, Schwab and his wife founded the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, a non-profit organization based in Geneva… and in 2004, Schwab created the Forum of Young Global Leaders to bring together hundreds of people under-40 from all walks of life who have demonstrated their commitment to improving the state of the world.    

Anwar Ibrahim
Airing 13th April 2007
Riz Khan with Anwar Ibrahim
Riz Khan interviews Anwar Ibrahim, the former deputy prime minister of Malaysia. It was popular belief that he was destined to become the next leader of Malaysia, and Newsweek magazine named him 'Asian of the Year' in 1998. But that same year, his world turned upside down as he found himself in jail on charges of corruption and sexual misconduct.

It was not the first time he had been in jail, having been locked away as a student social activist in the early 1970s. Anwar Ibrahim had been fighting for the rights of Malaysia's poor on the streets, but found it far more effective trying to change the system from the inside.

That began his meteoric rise in politics beginning with his election to parliament in the 1980s, going on to become deputy prime minister under Asia's strongman, Mahathir Mohamed.

Ibrahim's tight control of the finance ministry during the Asian financial crisis of 1997 is credited as saving Malaysia, but a major disagreement with Mahathir over handling certain financial concerns turned the leader from mentor to angry rival. Under charges of corruption and sodomy, Ibrahim was severely beaten and held for four years.

His treatment led to massive protests on Kuala Lumpur's streets, with a call for reform against what were disputed as trumped-up charges.  Ibrahim's release in 2004 came with a ban from taking part in politics until 2008, leading him to a life as an academic in the US, and planning his next steps towards his political return.
Salman Ahmad
Airing 20th April 2007

As a child growing up in Pakistan he was told colourful stories about India by his refugee grandfather.  When, as an adult, Salman Ahmad pushed for peace between the two countries, he risked his career - and his life, as extremists sent him death threats.

In 1990, Salman formed the rock band, Junoon, with friends – challenging the conservative values of Pakistani society with politically motivated songs… but enormous commercial success and acclaim also followed, with songs such as Sayonee.

Today the band's work often takes second place to solo music projects – as well as Salman's campaigning to promote HIV/AIDS awareness in South Asia.

Since the 9-11 attacks, the motivated musician has also found himself working tirelessly to improve the image of Muslims in America.

Deepak Chopra
Airing 27th April 2007

Deepak Chopra with Riz Khan
Riz Khan interviews well-being guru Deepak Chopra. He trained as a doctor, but describes himself as a healer. His many books on alternative medicine and spiritual health are international best sellers translated around the world.  Our health is affected by the mind, body and spirit, according to Deepak Chopra, who was born to a family of doctors.

He studied conventional Western medicine in his native India, and then moved to the USA aged 23 and proved himself as a successful doctor. But he found himself paying more and more attention to traditional Indian medicine – Ayurveda.

He started incorporating it into his treatments and philosophy of life, giving up smoking, coffee and alcohol for meditation and yoga.

Through dozens of best-selling books, his radio show, lectures and public speaking engagements Chopra has become known and respected around the world.  He describes his mission as bridging the technological miracles of the west, with the wisdom of the east.

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