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TLC series explores Muslims in America

All-American Muslim (pictured) will follow the lives of five Muslim families living in Dearborn, Michigan, home to the largest mosque in the U.S.
July 22, 2011

TLC has commissioned All-American Muslim, which will follow the lives of five Muslim families living in Dearborn, Michigan, home to the largest mosque in the U.S.

The Shed Media US series, set to premiere in November, will delve into the world of Muslim Americans by following an assorted group that includes newlyweds; close-knit sisters, where one is devout and the other is pierced and tattooed; and a deputy chief who is trying to teach the police force about Muslim culture, in a bid to eradicate discrimination.

The episodes will highlight Muslim-American customs and celebrations, as well as the misconceptions and conflicts they face.

“All-American Muslim is a perfect fit for TLC, inviting viewers into a world they might not otherwise experience,” said Amy Winter, general manager of TLC.¬† “Through these families and their diverse experiences, we will explore how they blend their values and traditions with everyday life in America, providing insight into their culture with care and compassion.”

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Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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