A new television show is changing the way many Iranians watch news. Some call it the Iranian version of the Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Its name in Persian is Parazit (Static). Mitra Taj reports on its rising popularity both in Iran and abroad.
The Takeaway is joined by the Wall Street Journal's Farnaz Fassihi to discuss Tehran's ?Day of Mourning,' called for by opposition candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi, to memorialize those killed by government forces in earlier protests.
Supporters of Iranian presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi called for a rally to occur, despite the government's crackdown. New York Times columnist Roger Cohen joins The Takeaway from Tehran where he has been monitoring the protests.
With Iran's economy in serious trouble, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is facing a tough reelection challenge from Mir Hossein Mousavi. Joining The Takeaway to take a look at the election are author Afshin Molavi and Radman Rabii, a Mousavi supporter.
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