Newstalk examines recent labor problems and unrest in Iran with National Endowment for Democracy Fellow Ali Afashri, Kurdish human rights activist Roya Toloui, and economist Faraydoun Khavand.

News and Views reports on Deputy Secretary of State Nicholas Burns' trip to Japan to discuss North Korea's nuclear program. VOA stringer Nasreen Mahdavi reports from Berlin on European reaction to the death sentence imposed on former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein. NIH & Johns Hopkins professor Dr. Javad Aman discusses AIDS in Iran.

Ahmad Baharloo returns to Roundtable from his sojourn in Eastern Europe to host journalist Alireza Nourizadeh. The two will review the top stories from the month of October.

Late Edition leads with the sentencing of Saddam Hussein and the political elections in Nicaragua. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's re-election campaign is profiled as well as a new Picasso exhibit at the Whitney museum of art in New York.