Today's Woman will lead off with coverage of current events, focusing on issues related to Iranian women. The next segment be an in memoriam to authors and artists who passed away in the Iranian year just passed. The show will also feature a discussion of the Tiburon Film Festival with founder and chief Mr. Saed Shaffa from San Francisco, Calif.
News & Views will cover North Korea move to a rocket on a launchpad on its northeast coast which American and South Korean officials have said would be a major provocation with serious consequences; a suicide car bombing in Baghdad that claimed the lives of at least 16 people and injured more than 35; Iran's announcement that it would attend a UN conference on the future of Afghanistan held in the Hague (a lecturer in international relations at Glasgow University would be interviewed in this regard); U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton pledge to stand "shoulder to shoulder" with Mexico in its violent struggle against drug cartels; and a vote to choose a successor for International Atomic Energy Agency chief Mohammed ElBaradei, with neither major candidates achieving the required support from the agency's 35-member board.
The Roundtable will host the political counselor of the Afghan Embassy in Washington, Ashraf Haidari, discussing the UN conference on the future of Afghanistan slated for March 31 in the Hague.
Late Edition's top story is Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini's remarks in which he praises President Barack Obama for extending an olive branch to Iran in a video message to the Iranian people to mark Nowruz, the Iranian New Year; a report from PNN's London correspondent on Koushna Nabavi's exhibition at Xerxes Fine Arts Gallery.
Newstalk will host a roundtable discussion with PNN's European correspondents in Paris and Rome and Ali Javanmardi in Washington for a look at major news stories involving Iran and the Middle East region including President Abdullah Gul becoming the first Turkish head of state in 33 years to visit neighboring Iraq and remarks by President Obama's nominee to be ambassador to Baghdad telling lawmakers on the Hills that Iran remains "a real problem" for the stability of Iraq.