Although it's probably little more than an educated guess, U.S. officials say up to 2 million Iranians may be watching Shad's 30-minute broadcast, "Next Chapter," as she introduces a story about underground garage bands. It follows her piece on a political psychologist who dissects Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad along with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il and Saddam Hussein.Also check Cyrus the Great's reaction to Michael Hirsh's Mr.Ahmad Baharloo; "The Larry King of Iran."
"Next Chapter," is aimed at Iran's youth. But the demographics aren't about appealing to advertisers. The show's sponsor, the U.S. government, is trying to foment change in Iran.
Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Chicago Tribune: Airwave blitz on Iran
Today's Trib on VOA's Luna Shad's show Next Chapter,