As of 2015, VOA Persian programming includes several programs that offer a glimpse of the American lifestyle, including "American Heartland," political debates from C-SPAN, the PBS Newshour, "White House Chronicle" and "Learning English." Exclusive programming includes "Minutes with Max Amini," a talk show featuring the Iranian-American comedian and his guests.Continue Reading
Other programming centers around special events important to Persians and Iranians. Broadcasts of the Iran nuclear negotiations, for instance, were offered to the Iranian people. In the past, VOA Persian has broadcast full meetings of the United Nations General Assembly, including speeches from American President Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
Other specials center around holidays. During Nowruz 2015, the Persian new year holiday, VOA Persian offered eight hours of special programming, which included access to Chahar Shanbeh Souri, a festival of fire in Stockholm; musical performances from New York; a holiday message from President Obama; and an exclusive interview with Secretary of State John Kerry.Learn more about Art & Literature