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Sep 28, 2010 3:08pm

In Depth Reporting from Diane Sawyer on “20/20” and

A Special “This Week” Town Hall Debate Moderated by Christiane Amanpour

            The recent controversy over the building of an Islamic community center near Ground Zero has sparked a nationwide conversation about Islam. Last week, ABC News began a dialogue about the Islamic faith with “Good Morning America’s” three-part series “Faith and Fear – Islam in America.”  The discussion continues this week with special editions of “20/20” and “This Week with Christiane Amanpour.”

            There are many misconceptions about Muslims and the religion of Islam. On Friday, October 1, “20/20” gets answers to some of the central questions about the religion with “Diane Sawyer Reporting: Islam — Questions & Answers.”  Sawyer along with Bill Weir and Lama Hasan search for answers to five questions viewers have submitted: What is Islam? Why Do Radicals Feel Violence is Justified? Is Western Culture at Odds with Islam? Where is the Moderate Muslim Voice? How Can We All Get Along?

In a special "This Week" town hall meeting, Christiane Amanpour invites leaders from the Muslim and non-Muslim community to explore issues surrounding the perception of Islam in a debate format.  The town hall meeting airs Sunday, October 3 on “This Week with Christiane Amanpour.”‪

After the broadcast concludes, the conversation will continue on and at, where a special digital roundtable moderated by Christiane Amanpour will be live streamed so users and people on Facebook can participate in the debate and voice their opinions.‪

David Sloan is executive producer of “20/20” which airs Fridays at 10:00 p.m.  Ian Cameron is the executive producer of “This Week with Christiane Amanpour” which airs Sundays on the ABC Television Network (check local listings).

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