Muslim group to air satellite talk show
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will air a new satellite talk show tonight dealing with issues of concern to the North American Muslim and Arab communities.
The weekly hour-long program, called “Washington Live,” will be broadcast out of the nation’s capital to North American and worldwide by the Arab Radio & Television (ART) satellite network. SEE: http://www.art-tv.net/arabic/ It will air every Tuesday at 8 p.m. (Eastern) and is available in the United States through the Dish Network, on cable and by satellite in other parts of the world.
Tonight’s program is scheduled to include segments focusing on the recent defamation lawsuit filed by American Muslim charitable institutions against CBS’s “60 Minutes,” a recent congressional hearing on the targeting of Muslims and other minorities following the 9/11 terrorist attacks and on a poll showing that the image of the United States dropped worldwide following the war on Iraq.
“We are excited to bring this unique programming to Muslims and Arab-Americans who have long sought a media outlet that reflects their views and concerns,” said CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad, the host of the program. “‘Washington Live’ will focus on practical social and political issues that CAIR deals with on a daily basis and that impact Muslims and Arabs living in North America.”
Awad said “Washington Live” will be co-hosted by CAIR Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper and will include guests, such as elected officials, policy-makers and commentators, who offer a broad spectrum of views on current issues.
CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 16 regional offices nationwide and in Canada.