Today's Woman: Topic is inheritance laws (double standard for men and women). Our guest is Ms. Lily Pourzand lawyer from Toronto, and Mr. Mohamad Hossein Aghasi lawyer from Iran.
News and Views: The latest on Turkey keeping all its options open in its fight against Kurdish rebels, with a report from Mr. Ali Javanmardi in Turkey; Libyan leader Gaddafi hosts peace talks between Sudanese government and rebels; Benazir Bhutto in her ancestral district in southern Pakistan.
Round Table: Our guest is Ambassador Bruce Laingen on set in Washington. He will discuss current state of US-Iran relations from the perspective of a former US diplomat in Iran. Bio: In mid 1979 Bruce Laingen returned to Iran for a second tour as chargé d'affaires of the American Embassy before being held hostage in the Iran hostage crisis from November 4,1979 to January 20,1981. Following his release, Ambassador Laingen served as Vice President of the National Defense University in Washington, DC until his retirement from the Foreign Service in 1987. He was Executive Director of the National Commission on the Public Service (the Volcker Commission) from 1987 until the Commission completed its work in 1990. Ambassador Laingen holds the Award for Valor from the US Department of State, the Distinguished Public Service medal from the Department of Defense, the Distinguished Alumnus Award from St. Olaf College, the Golden Plate Award from the American Academy of Achievement, a Presidential Meritorious Award and the Foreign Service Cup.
Late Edition: Top Story: Argentines Vote in National Elections. Cristina Fernandez, who is both first lady and a senator, favored to win the presidential contest.
NewsTalk: The topic is the splintering of the Islamic Republic ruling structure and its implications for its nuclear program. We speak with Massoud Azizi, a nuclear engineer with Pratt & Whitney and Farhad Mansourian, a civil engineer and political scientist.