Jan. 25, 2011
After weeks of demonstrations in Tunisia that led to the expulsion of its longtime autocratic leader, Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, protestors continue to push for democratic reforms in what's now being called the "Jasmine Revolution." As some analysts had speculated, the Tunisian protests have now sparked mass demonstrations in neighboring Egypt. We get an update on what’s happening with Joseph Kechichian, scholar at the Middle East Institute, who just returned from the region. Also, Worldview’s Joe Linstroth talks to Arab-Americans in Chicago about their take on the unrest in Tunisia and its implications for other Arab countries. And the owners of Scheras Restaurant in Elkader, Iowa tell us how their town came to be the only U.S. city named after a Muslim revolutionary.