NewsTalk discusses Norouz and the Islamic Republic with Dr. Mehrah Maliki, historian and Norouz expert, Nasser Mohammadi, Kayhan London and phoner with freelance journalist Elahe Boghrat.

News & Views reports on Iran's nuclear program and latest developments. Congressional report on today's House Foreign Relations Committee hearing on proposed Iraq legislation. Norouz preparations in Northern Virginia and Persian small business woman prepares her flower shop for the Persian new year. Part II of VOA's house interview with UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon.

Roundtable celebrates and honors the Norouz holiday with legendary Iranian folk singer Sima Bina.

Late Edition reports on Norouz celebrations. President Bush's address on the fourth anniversary of the war in Iraq.