IRAN: We lead the program tonight with a day of dramatic developments in Iran. On a day that marks the 31st anniversary of the Islamic Republic’s founding, thousands of Government supporters turned out in a show-of-strength for the country’s ruling elite. Meantime, there was a further crackdown against anti-government protestors in Tehran today. Margaret Warner reports on today’s events, and the latest developments in the standoff between Iran and the developed world over its nuclear aspirations. Her guests: Reza Azlan, an Iranian-born author and journalist; Flynt Leverett of the New America Foundation; and David Albright, a former UN Nuclear Weapons Inpspector.
NEWSMAKER – CHRISTINA ROMER: The White House today released its annual report to Congress on the Economy, and predicted an average of 95,000 jobs will be created each month this year. Judy Woodruff interviews Christina Romer, Chair of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors.
GOLDMAN SACHS – PART ONE: NewsHour Economics Correspondent Paul Solman begins a two-part series on investment bank Goldman Sachs. Tonight, how it makes money. It’s part of Paul’s series on “Making Sense” of financial news.
SNOWSTORM: Ray Suarez has been braving the elements in Washington DC once again, and reports on the region’s slow recovery from the historic snowstorms of the past week. Then Jim Lehrer talks to Alan Levint of USA Today about the storm’s impact on air travel in the Northeast and throughout the USA.
All that, plus the rest of the day’s news. Jim Lehrer and Judy Woodruff anchor tonight, and we hope that you’ll join us.