Obama's speech was widely watched across the Muslim world [GALLO/GETTY]

In this episode of Frost over the World, Saeb Erekat, the chief Palestinian negotiator, talks to Sir David Frost about how Barack Obama's highly-anticipated speech in Cairo was received by the Muslim world.

This episode of Frost over the World aired from Friday, June 05, 2009.

Saeb Erekat and Richard LeBaron


On Thursday, Barack Obama, the US president, addressed the world's 1.5 billion Muslims from Cairo.

In a widely lauded speech he called for a "new beginning" between Islam and the US.

Sir David is joined by Saeb Erekat, the chief Palestinian negotiator, and Richard LeBaron, the American charges d'affairs in London, to discuss the reactions to Obama's speech.

EU elections


 Voters in the 27 member states of the European Union are voting this weekend for their representatives to the European parliament.

But many observers are more interested in the turn out than the results.

Sir David speaks to Carl Bildt, the Swedish foreign minister, about why so few European voters exercise their democratic right.



Sir David talks to new girl group, Escala. They rose to fame when they reached the final of the second series of Britain's Got Talent.

The electronic string quartet's debut album, Escala, went straight in at the number two slot on the music charts.

The end of the road for GM and remembering Tiananmen


It was the end of the road for General Motors this week. The iconic American car maker filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday. 

Sir David discusses this with economics commentator, Alex Brummer.

It has been 20 years since the Chinese government's crackdown brought an end to six weeks of pro-democracy protests in Beijing's Tiananmen Square.

Sir David is joined by Kate Adie, the BBC's foreign correspondent who witnessed the events of June3-4, 1989.

Source: Al Jazeera