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Amanpour Moderates Adult Discussion On Islam, Islamophobia

By Chuck Sudo in News on Oct 4, 2010 2:20PM

Under new host Christiane Amanpour, ABC's Sunday news program "This Week" is in the midst of a transformation from Beltway wonkfest to a show that tackles serious political and social issues in a manner befitting what journalism is supposed to be about. Yesterday, Amanpour moderated a Town Hall discussion on Islam and the current wave of Islamophobia happening throughout the nation, a trend to which Chicago is not immune.

Overall, Amanpour did a commendable job in keeping the discussion moving forward and focused on the subject at hand, while allowing the discussion to contest some of the misconceptions and lies being propogated about Islam in the media. You can check out the entire Town Hall meeting here. And let's try to keep the comments civil here.