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|TV: "A Walk in Your Shoes"|
|02/07/02 at 12:41:16|
|MUSLIM TEEN INTRODUCES PROTESTANT TEEN TO ISLAMIC FAITH |
PR Newswire, 2/6/2002
Noggin and sister network Nickelodeon help kids understand the world around them and dispel any myths they may have about Muslims and the Islamic faith in a new episode of Noggin's original, groundbreaking series, "A Walk In Your Shoes."The new episode of "A Walk In Your Shoes" will be simulcast on Noggin and Nickelodeon on Sunday, February 10, 2002 at 8:30 PM ET (7:30 PM Central).
This 30-minute episode of "A Walk In Your Shoes" features Nancy, a 15-year-old Protestant teen from the suburbs of Boston and Mariam, a 13-year-old Muslim teen from northern New Jersey.Nancy spends two days with Mariam and "walks in her shoes" to get a better understanding of the life of a Muslim-American teen.
Nancy is nervous about terrorism in America and apprehensive about Muslims since her friends lost family members on September 11.As Nancy explores Mariam's life, she gets the opportunity to attend Mariam's Muslim school, pray at her mosque, wear a hijab (the traditional Muslim head cover) and celebrate Ramadan, the holiest Islamic holiday with Mariam's family.During the episode, Mariam teaches Nancy why Muslims fast for Ramadan and that Islam is a religion that preaches peace, love and kindness to others, not violence or anger.The two girls also go ice-skating, shop at the mall and surf the web together, all typical American activities that both teenagers enjoy…
Noggin currently reaches over 22 million households via cable, digital cable and satellite…Noggin and the network's web site, [url]http://noggin.com[/url], celebrate kids' natural excitement for learning by asking kids themselves to help shape the network's agenda and steer its content.
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