Tavis Smiley: Reza Aslan on What Iran Deal Will Mean for Obama's Legacy

Before the agreement officially gained the support it needed to survive on Capitol Hill, Aslan was one of more than seventy Middle East and foreign affairs scholars who sent a letter to Congress urging members to back the deal.
09/04/2015 11:14 am ET Updated Sep 04, 2016

Join us on Labor Day Monday as we discuss the Iranian nuclear deal with Reza Aslan, one of the world's most prominent Iranian-American scholars. Before the agreement officially gained the support it needed to survive on Capitol Hill, Aslan was one of more than seventy Middle East and foreign affairs scholars who sent a letter to Congress urging members to back the deal. The bestselling author and founder of the social media news network, Aslan Media, will tell us why he thinks the deal is the best course of action for both the U.S. and the Middle East.

In the clip below, Aslan describes -- given the Obama administration's success this past week in winning support for the deal -- how he expects this saga to play out, and what it will mean for the president.

For more of our conversation, be sure to tune in to Tavis Smiley on PBS. Check our website for your local TV listings: www.pbs.org/tavis.