Today's Woman: The show will begin with coverage of current events, focusing on issues related to women. Next, there will be a brief report concerning the parliamentary elections in Iran and a promotion of Tuesday's show that will be entirely dedicated to the elections. There will also be a report about the recent Stanford Literature Prize awarded to prominent Iranian poet Simin Behbahani. The next segment will focus on worldwide artistic events related to International Women's Day. The last segment will discuss recent film festivals including the International Tiburon Film Festival. The guest is Mr. Saeed Shafa, Iranian film critic and Founder and Executive Director of the Tiburon Film Festival who will be joining us from San Francisco.
News & Views: We continue our coverage of the Iranian elections. We will have a package with the latest figures of the composition of the Iranian parliament. Projections are that 74% went to the conservatives, many being members of the Revolutionary Guard. We will have international reaction to the results, including Iranian reaction to EU criticism that the vote was “biased” and “unjust." Dr. Mohammad Borghei, who holds a Ph.D. in anthropology, is a close observer of the Iranian scene about which he has written numerous articles and will be here to discuss the Iranian elections. Nine cinema and lifestyle magazines have been banned in Iran for publishing images of “corrupt” foreign artists, Agence France-Presse reported on Sunday. The publications were banned by the Culture Ministry for showing “photographs of corrupt foreign artists and details about their decadent lives.”
Roundtable: Dr. Babak Amir Parviz, an engineer at the University of Washington, discusses his work with optical lenses.
Late Edition reports on the election results from Iran.
NewsTalk hosts contributor Elahe Hicks, Mr. Mansouri, father of an imprisoned student activist, Mariam Memaarsadeghi, a human rights activist and Amir Hussein Mowahedi, a journanist from Azerbaijan to discuss human rights in Iran and the region.