The new television and interactive series, "World on Trial," will premiere on public television stations beginning Jan. 31 (see schedule). The program brings together the best legal talent in the world to argue both sides of sharply contested human rights issues before live juries. The inaugural episode deals with the French law prohibiting conspicuous religious attire in public schools. The program asks jurors and viewers to consider whether the law is a violation of the United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The program will air at 6 and 9 p.m. on Jan. 31 on WPSU on PBS World, and at 9 p.m. on Feb. 2 on WPSU HD.