Today’s Woman hosts Persian novelist Mahnaz Karimi who will be live from Los Angeles to talk about her work.
News and Views reports on Iraqi leaders calling on the Obama administration to open a sustained dialogue with Iran to bring Mid East stability. We will have an interview with the Iraqi ambassador for comments, and a live report from Iraq on violence there. There’s also coverage of reports that Iran has summoned France’s envoy over comments President Sarkozy made regarding Iran.
From inside Iran there are interviews with three student activists from three different students groups who will offer an analysis of the Iranian student’s movement
And NaV features its 9th and last part of the censorship series.
Roundtable features an interview with Ayan Hirsi-Ali, an outspoken defender of women’s rights in Islamic societies, will join us to discuss the relationship between the West and Islam, women's rights in Islam, and violence against women. Ms. Hirsi-Ali, born in Mogadishu, Somalia, escaped an arranged marriage by immigrating to the Netherlands in 1992, and served as a member of the Dutch parliament from 2003 to 2006. In parliament, she worked on furthering the integration of non-Western immigrants into Dutch society, and on defending the rights of women in Dutch muslim society. In 2004, together with director Theo van Gogh, she made /Submission/, a film about the oppression of women in conservative Islamic cultures. The airing of the film on Dutch television resulted in the assassination of van Gogh by an Islamic extremist.
Late Edition updates on the issues Back Obama confronts when dealing with Iran. There’s also a profile of Michelle Obama, a story about a “virtual” Muslim world, a preview of the new Clint Eastwood film Gran Torino, and the new Broadway musical based on Michael Jackson’s /Thriller/.
Newstalk features its roundup of PNN journalists who will analyze news of the week.