NewsTalk discusses human rights and political prisoners in Iran with Bahman Aghaie Diba, consultant, World Resources Company, Dr. Rasool Nafisi Professor of Sociology, Strayer University and Dr. Abdul Karim Lahiji, a human rights activist.

News & Views will lead with President Bush's 11:35 am ET Rose Garden statement; The President's new nominee for Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates, is profiled. Democrats officially take the Senate. How will Washington change? State Department spokesperson Adam Ereli is interviewed about U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Diane Alaie, a Ba'hai spokesperson, will discuss the persecution of Ba'hai's in Iran.

Roundtable hosts Iranian-American filmmaker Zia Mojabi from Los Angeles.

Late Edition examines how Tuesday's election results will shape U.S. foreign policy towards the Middle East.