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WNET promotes understanding of Islam

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Noncommercial WNET-TV New York is offering two 90-minute tapes and study
guides free to schools and community organizations, while supplies last, to
promote understanding of Islam and its role in the war on terrorism.

Included in the series will be 18 stories explaining Muslim practices and
beliefs.

'Commercial broadcast coverage of religion almost disappeared in the 1980s
when the FCC [Federal Communications Commission] eliminated the
religious-programming requirement,' said Sarah Frank, vice president and
director of education at Thirteen/WNET.

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