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Little Mosque on the Prairie event in LA

From the Museum of Television and Radio:

  • Media as Lens: Little Mosque on the Prairie
    “This hit Canadian sitcom from the CBC, centered on a Muslim community nestled in the wilds of rural Saskatchewan, has debuted to strong ratings and curious speculation: is it possible to find humor in Muslims interacting with suspicious North Americans in a post–9/11 world? Members of the cast and creative team will discuss the challenges that arise when sensitive social and political issues provide the context for a traditional comedy show.”

In the news: Task force on Canadian Television Fund

From Antonia Zerbisias of the Toronto Star:

  • Task force set up to study TV fund raises alarm bells
    “Just where does the CRTC have the authority under the law to hold a closed-door, one-member-only task force whose purpose is to achieve a resolution among a limited number of parties with commercial interests? According to the Broadcasting Act, a panel must consist of no fewer than three full-time commissioners. This task force has only one, plus three bureaucrats.”