NewsTalk reviews significant news events in the Middle East in 2006 with Ali Afshari, National Endowment for Democracy, Alireza Nourizadeh, independent journalist, and Safa Heri, Iran Press Agency.
News & Views covers the latest on funeral preparations for President Ford and reaction to his passing. State Department reaction to the Iranian Parliament's vote to reassess Iran's relationship to the IAEA. President Bush meets with top advisors in Crawford about U.S. policy in Iraq.
Roundtable's guest is Dr. Mohammad Parvin, founder and the president of the (Mission for Establishment of Human Rights in Iran) MEHR Foundation. He'll testify before a federal court on January 9th on behalf of Gholam Nikbin, who spent 3 years in prison in Iran and was tortured by Iranian agents and is bringing suit against the Islamic Republic.
Late Edition leads with a story Iranian blogs and their use as a tool to explain to the rest of the world events inside Iran.