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As the United States tries to improve relations with the Islamic rulers who overthrew the Shah of Iran in 1979, satellite TV stations here in LA are encouraging young Iranians to take to the streets to demand new freedoms. Can such satellite broadcasts shake the government of Iran? How will they affect America's coalition building efforts to fight its war on terrorism? We ask two Iranian-born businessmen, the owner of National Iranian Television, who believes that shaking up the mullahs will benefit Iran and its young people, and the chairman of a high-tech company, who criticizes the timing of such a move.
  • Newsmaker: Oakland Airport to Adopt Biometric Technology - It has been reported that facial recognition technology may be installed to help provide security at Oakland International Airport. Although dozens of police departments already use it, the technology does raise several questions. Raj Nanavati, of International Biometric Group in New York, addresses concerns about privacy and effectiveness.
  • Reporter's Notebook: New Report on Affordable Housing Crisis - Most Southern Californians no longer believe that their children will be able to afford homes in the neighborhood where they grew up. Fernando Guerra, of Loyola Marymount University's Center for the Study of Los Angeles, talks about a recent study about the fading dream of owning a home in Southern California and what it will take to rebuild it.

International Biometric Group

Oakland International Airport

National Iranian Television

ISmart

LMU's Center for the Study of Los Angeles

Producers:
Frances Anderton

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