Revolution Day in Iran Splits Populace

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On the thirty-first anniversary of the Islamic revolution, Iran is marked by ongoing turmoil. There's pressure within from a protest movement that wants regime change, and pressure without from an international community that wants to curb Iran's nuclear ambitions. Guest host Sara Terry explores how the revolution has changed Iran and Iranians. What role do the clerics who led the revolution play in the country today? Also, a new poll shows historic dissatisfaction with Washington, and South Africa's Nelson Mandela walked out of prison twenty years ago today, signalling the end of apartheid.

Banner image: Iranian men carry national flags and portraits of Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (R) and his predecessor, the founder of the Islamic revolution Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini (C) during a mass rally held in Tehran on February 11, 2010 to mark the 31st anniversary of the revolution. Photo: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images


Credits

Host:
Sara Terry

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Christian Bordal