NewsTalk examines Iran's economy over the past year. Panelists include Sohrab Sobhani (studio/DC), Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University, Energy Consultant; and Dr. Fereydoun Khavand (satellite/Paris), Economic Analyst.
News & Views has the latest on Britain's announcing it is freezing diplomatic ties with Iran over the captured British sailors. We will have reactions from State Department on this topic, as well as Iran nuclear program developments. Siamak will cover Senate floor votes on Iraq and amendments, House Appropriations hearing with Treasury Secretary Paulson and new Ambassador to the U.N. Zalmay Khalilzad at Senate Foreign Relations. There will be a report on the inauguration of the new Beverly Hills mayor, who is Persian/Iranian. Phone interview with Abbas Milani on sanctions, Iran nuclear situation and Treasury Department efforts to get U.S. banks to stop doing business with Iran. Nazzy Belgari report from N.Y. on U.N. resolution to extend Hariri investigation and U.N. Human Rights Council on Iran. And, part one of Setareh's interview with Iranian activist Akbar Ganji.
Roundtable hosts Hossein Alizadeh, Professor of Music, Tehran University, and Musician and Leader of Iran classical music group to discuss traditional Iranian Music.
Late Edition reports on the Persian Visions Photo Exhibition: Contemporary Photography from Iran at the University of Maryland. Prof. Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak is today's guest on this topic. Also, Afshin Gorgin will report live from Los Angeles on the newly elected mayor of Beverly Hills.