“On …”24,” … American Muslims [are] out to nuke our country, killing neighbors in the process. … Fox isn’t alone … “Family Law,” “Judging Amy,” “The District” and “The Practice” have had storylines that imply that airlines should discriminate against us, that we should be jailed without due process, and that we burn down our own mosques and abuse our children.
To their credit, programs like “Boston Public,” “Jack and Bobby,” “7th Heaven” and “Strong Medicine” have reflected positive images of American Arabs that help to unite us. But overall, … [the] message [is] clear: American Arabs are dangerous terrorists and should be feared … Unfortunately, these powerful stereotypes injure innocent people and have a terrible impact on our society.
Today, 44 percent of Americans believe the government should restrict the civil liberties of American Muslims, … And nearly one in three Americans says the government should engage in racial profiling, and … infiltrate American Muslim organizations.
Network leaders should meet with leaders of the American Arab and Muslim communities, and they should commit to innovative family shows that reflect the positive aspects of all faiths. Producers could create characters modeled after real-life Arab-Americans, such as Ambassador Selwa Roosevelt, or the father of modern cardiovascular surgery, Dr. Michael DeBakey, or consumer advocate Ralph Nader or our nation’s first jet ace, Col. James Jabara…”
source : www.freep.com
more : www.newsday.com – mild series four spoilers
The muslim public service announcement made by Kiefer, and broadcast by Fox can still be viewed on the site.
muslim psa : /media/muslimpsa.ram
After much outrage from Muslims in both the U.S. and the U.K., Fox has aired a Public Service Announcement saying the following….
“Hi. My name is Kiefer Sutherland. And I play counter-terrorist agent Jack Bauer on Fox’s ’24’. I would like to take a moment to talk to you about something that I think is very important. Now while terrorism is obviously one of the most critical challenges facing our nation and the world, it is important to recognize that the American Muslim community stands firmly beside their fellow Americans in denouncing and resisting all forms of terrorism. So in watching 24, please, bear that in mind.”
source : www.baou.com
“…the none-more manly Kiefer Sutherland, is to move his grimacing skill set to the music world… …The hulking small-screen hero plans to release a record this year via his own label, Iron Clad. The record was recorded in his own studio too. Mmm… self-sufficient…
…Speaking to an Aussie website, the man said: “It’s a soft rock type of thing which will appeal to fans of all ages.”…
…”2005 is the year when fans will finally get to hear what else I can do.”
source : www.drownedinsound.com
production assistant on…24 after she messed up a tense scene by yelling in the middle of it… …Sutherland says, “One of the only things that I’m very specific about on our show is that when we actually start to film it has to be absolutely quiet”…
…”We were working on the second floor of a soundstage and we had all the PAs on the first floor telling people when we were rolling to stop working, to stop walking, to stop talking etc…
…”Halfway through a take, for whatever reason, this one PA didn’t get the message clearly… and you hear, ‘Rolling!’ I went, ‘Who the f**k… That was my daughter, right?’…
…”The whole crew finally started clapping because she was the only person who didn’t get yelled at from me… We got her a different job.”
source : www.contactmusic.com
“Kiefer Sutherland,….will headline the Regency Enterprises drama The Sentinel,….as a Secret Service agent who’s having a covert affair with the First Lady. When another agent turns up dead, Sutherland’s character becomes the prime suspect and slowly get entangled in a plot to assassinate the President,….Michael Douglas is producing the project through his Outlook Pictures. Filming will begin this May in Toronto.”
source : www.filmstew.com
“Four years ago, television audiences were introduced to Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) and his motley counterterrorism crew, who, in each season, save the world (or do they?) over a 24-hour period… …Of course, one doesn’t watch 24 for its connection to reality. No, one watches 24 because it is the synthesis of all of the absurdities of reality television mixed with classic, obvious potboilers…
…Should you watch the new season of 24? Ask yourself three questions: Do you have the time on Monday nights to devote your full attention to a silly show? Have you been watching from the beginning? And do you care? If you answered “yes” to all three questions, then by all means, watch the new season of 24. If you got hung up on one of the first two questions, follow my lead and just wait for the inevitable DVD box set that will come out in August…”