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Original Aired:
2010-08-23 20:06:00

1 hour, 55 minutes

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Episode: 08.23.10: Counterpoint host Scott Harris discusses the NYC Mosque controversey, both the media coverage and from the persepective of a Muslim 9/11 victim's mother; the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the Aug. 4th CT Primaries

Counterpoint, hosted by Scott Harris heard every Monday on WPKN 89.5 FM, Bridgeport , CT between 8:00-10:00 pm ET. Webstreaming and audio archives at http://wpkn.org

1) Peter Hart, activism director with the media-watch group Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting , and a co-host/ producer of FAIR's syndicated radio show CounterSpin, assesses press coverage of the proposed building of an Islamic Center 2 blocks away from ground zero in NYC -- and comments on News Corp/FOX News' recent $1 million contribution to the Republican Governors Association.

2) Talat Hamdani, of the group 9/11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, who's son Salman, a New York City police cadet died attempting to save lives at the World Trade Center, talks about her views on the controversy surrounding the proposed building of an Islamic Center near ground zero in New York City.

3) Norman Solomon author of the book, "War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death," media critic and founder and executive director of the Institute for Public Accuracy discusses his recent article on Afghan War commander General David Petraeus' media blitz -- and the significance of the withdrawal of U.S. combat forces from Iraq this month.

4) Lindsay Farrell legislative director with the Working Families Party of Connecticut, discusses WFP's endorsements in the recent CT primary contests and the campaigns her group is working on in this November's general election.

Some segments of Counterpoint are edited for re-broadcast on the syndicated Between The Lines radio newsmagazine. Visit their web site at http://www.btlonline.org for free subscriptions to mp3 - podcast audio files, program summaries and interview transcripts. An archive of Counterpoint programs are accessible for free at http://www.wpkn.org

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