Today’s Woman features a profile with. Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, former U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander, and Founder of American Islamic Forum for Democracy, regarding his views on Iranian women activists. The program also interviews Ms. Maria Rashidi, Iranian women rights activist and victim of violence, about her life and accomplishments.
News and Views will lead the broadcast with coverage of the Pope’s visit to Washington DC, and White House reception. For discussion of the Pope's visit to Washington and the White House meeting, Stephen M. Colecchi, Director, Office of International Justice and Peace, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will join the broadcast live on set. The broadcast also reports on the world power meeting today in Shanghai, China to discuss efforts to resolve a standoff with Iran over its nuclear program. Officials from Germany and the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, the United States, Britain, France, China and Russia, gathered to discuss incentives package offered to Iran in 2006. Additionally NaV will cover reports that Tehran's police chief, who was reportedly discovered in a brothel, has been arrested. Local media have reported that General Reza Zarei was found with six naked women in a house of prostitution in the Iranian capital last month. He has been taken to jail while his case is investigated, a spokesman for Iran's judiciary said.
Writer Partove Nouriala , will join Roundtable, live from Los Angeles, to discuss the Iranian women’s movement.
Late Edition focuses on the Pope’s trip to Washington and his meeting with President Bush.
News talk features Dr. Alireza Nourizadeh, live from London, and Moshen Sazegara, live from LA. They will discuss the world power meeting in Shanghai, China, regarding Iran sanctions, the Pope’s visit to Washington, and President Ahmadinejad’s plan to replace interior and economic ministers.