What Types of Programming Are Available Via the Persian Voice of America?


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"Evening News," "Face of America," "Street Life" and "Minutes to the Max" are examples of programming that are available via the Persian Voice of America. Most of the programming is in Farsi and concerns current events in Iran and Iran's political and social interactions with the world.

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Each 30-minute installment of "Evening News" airs just before midnight in Iran, but an archive of episodes is available to view and download at IR.VOANews.com, as of 2015. The program usually summarizes the day's events and ongoing situations in Iranian politics and sports.

"Face of America" examines and demystifies American culture via contemporary interest stories, celebrity news and reports on the arts. The segments are 15 minutes in length and occasionally highlight the intersections between American and Iranian citizens.

"Street Life" is a weekly magazine that pays attention to cultural and social issues, from those affecting marginalized and often overlooked groups to those that impact a broad population. Max Amini hosts "Max to the Minute," also known as "Max Minute." Amini is a professional comedian who lives in Los Angeles, and his show follows a standard late night talk show format.

Amini was born in Tucson, is fluent in English and Farsi and interviews celebrity guests in both languages. Past guests include Rob Schneider and David Anders.

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