News and Views: The charred facade of the Marriott hotel stood amid mounds of debris, as Pakistanis came to terms with one of the worst extremist attacks in the nation's capital. Rescuers pulled more bodies from the shell of the Islamabad hotel on Sunday pushing the death toll to 53, including the Czech ambassador and a second American. More than 250 people were injured. Israel's corruption-tainted Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, will officially resign on Sunday evening.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson is appearing on U.S. television to promote President Bush's plan to have the government buy up to 700-billion dollars in bad debt. The president said Saturday that government intervention is essential to control the impact of the financial crisis that is affecting ordinary Americans.
U.S. President Bush and his Colombian counterpart, Alvaro Uribe, have urged Congress to approve a free trade agreement, saying it is in the economic interests of both countries. A fire caused by fireworks set off inside a nightclub killed at least 43 people in southern China, state media and government officials said on Sunday. Our guest is Dr. Mehrdad Khansari, Political Analyst.
The First Two Days: Topic: The latest developments in the Iranian nuclear program. Our guest is Gregory Schulte, American Ambassador to the IAEA.
Late Edition: Top Story: Pakistan Blast
NewsTalk: The show will discuss Israel's Prime Minister’s
resignation, as well as the latest
developments in Iran (5+1 meeting in Washington on Iran’s nuclear capability,
the upcoming United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York and the
anniversary of the Iran-Iraq war). Our guests are Dr. Mehrdad Khansari, and Dr. Sirous Amouzegar,
and Mr. Manashe Amir.