Fox offers pro-Muslim spots to stations

NEW YORK (AP) -- In response to the portrayal of Muslims on Fox's "24," the network is offering its stations two public service announcements that show Muslims in a positive light.
The PSAs were produced by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, with whom Fox representatives met Wednesday. The 30- and 60-second spots showcase a diverse group of individuals, who in turn share personal descriptions and identify themselves as American Muslims.
Each PSA ends with the statement: "Muslims are part of the fabric of this great country and are working to build a better America."
They were introduced by CAIR last summer as part of a nationwide public awareness campaign.
The spots are being made available by Fox to both its owned and affiliated stations for airing throughout the broadcast day at the discretion of each station's management, said Fox spokesman Scott Grogin.
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