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. On this rebroadcast of today's To the Point, 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 preserving the land around the Hollywood sign from private development.

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, Karen Radziner