Frontline: The Man Behind The Mosque
Airs Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV (updated from September 13th)
Friday, August 19, 2011
It became the most controversial building in America, a mostly derelict property in lower Manhattan made infamous overnight as the Ground Zero Mosque. Going beyond frenzied media portraits at the time, FRONTLINE tells the inside stories of Sharif El-Gamal, a real estate developer, and of the victims’ relatives and anti-Islam activists who helped turn his project into a continuing battle over faith, values and the meaning of being American.
Also in this episode: Adam Davidson of NPR’s “Planet Money” returns to Haiti to meet a man with an unlikely plan to help turn around his country’s economy through tourism.
This broadcast was originally scheduled for Tuesday, September 13, 2011, but has been moved to September 27.