NewsTalk examines the relationship between a country's economic and political structures with Babak Yektafar, Editor-in-Chief, Washington Prism; Nasser Mohammadi, Writer/Journalist, Kayhan; Dr. Jamshid Assadi, Professor, American University in Paris.

News & Views leads with the record violence in Iraq. Nazzy Beglari interviews an al-Hakim spokesman. The tensions in Lebanon are discussed with East Carolina U. professor Jalil Roshandel.

Roundtable hosts nuclear energy specialist Dr. Yadollah Parvizi on Iran's nuclear program and its Bushar plant.

Late Edition has an original piece from Los Angeles on a global internet task force. Persian author Mehdi Aminrazavi is interviewed on "Wine and Wisdom," his new book about legendary poet Omar Khayyam.