Series
Chicago Matters
Series
Questions of Faith
Episode
The Fire Within: Islam in Prison
Producing Organization
Window to the World Communications, Inc.
WBEZ (Radio station : Chicago, Ill.)
Contributing Organization
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-526-348gf0nt82
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Description
Episode Description
Islam is the fastest growing religion in prison, and virtually all of its followers are African-American. A look at the religion's impact and importance.--supplemental material.Visits the Logan Correctional Center in Lincoln Illinois, where Georgia Pryor, whose Islamic name is Shadhi Mumin El-Amin, is incarcerated. Pryor, serving on his eighth stint in prison, converted to Islam as part of his quest to transform his life in a positive direction. Also profiles chaplain Johnny Shabazz, who was a member of the Nation of Islam for many years, and Jim Jones, who was addicted to heroin. Also profiles Kevin Pinkney, who credits his Muslim faith for helping him stay out of trouble after being released from prison.
Series Description
"Each year WTTW devotes its Chicago Matters Series to a subject of concern to the community. This year, the series presented an in-depth look at religion. Joined by WBEZ Radio and The Chicago Public Library, the series addressed QUESTIONS OF FAITH through documentaries, weekly radio programs and public discussions. "No matter what religion we are ascribed, there are certain life events that often compel us to turn to religion in search of meaning, comfort and community. THE HEART OF RELIGION examines the role religion plays in our personal and spiritual life through three 'rites of passage,' birth, marriage and death. "CHICAGO'S SACRED TREASURES takes viewers on a visual tour through the city and suburbs to illustrate how religious communities express their faith through the arts. Through music, dance, sculpture, calligraphy, painting, stained glass and even needlework the program conveys the idea that in all religions there are those who are inspired to express their devotion through some sore of creative expression. "A special edition of CHICAGO TONIGHT, WTTW's nightly public affairs series, introduces viewers to Chicago's fastest-growing and second-largest religion--Islam. Host John Callaway moderates this discussion about beliefs, practices, and stereotypes with four area Muslims, including a leader of the offshoot Nation of Islam. "The CHICAGO MATTERS MINUTES served as public service announcements as well as promotion for the series. As a community service to our viewers, the CHICAGO MATTERS SERIES utilized various mediums to promote religious understanding and tolerance among the different faiths through dialogue. "RECOMMENDED VIEWING: THE HEART OF RELIGION and CHICAGO's SACRED TREASURES"--1996 Peabody Awards entry form.
Broadcast Date
1996-04-22
Asset type
Episode
Rights
This content is owned by Window to the World Communications, Inc. (WTTW). For more information, visit wttw.com or news.wttw.com.
Media type
Sound
Duration
00:26:48.648
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Credits
Producing Organization: Window to the World Communications, Inc.
Producing Organization: WBEZ (Radio station : Chicago, Ill.)
AAPB Contributor Holdings
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
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Format: 1/4 inch audio cassette
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Citations
Chicago: “Chicago Matters; Questions of Faith; The Fire Within: Islam in Prison,” 1996-04-22, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed June 26, 2022, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-348gf0nt82.
MLA: “Chicago Matters; Questions of Faith; The Fire Within: Islam in Prison.” 1996-04-22. The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. June 26, 2022. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-348gf0nt82>.
APA: Chicago Matters; Questions of Faith; The Fire Within: Islam in Prison. Boston, MA: The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-348gf0nt82