The PBS program “Frontline” tonight will profile the developer of the Park51 project Sharif El-Gamal. In the program, El-Gamal talks about his own background and personal religious journey. “Frontline” producer Dan Reed followed El-Gamal over several months as he responded to the controversy surrounding his vision of a community center and mosque in Lower Manhattan.
In the program, he also admits he made mistakes in the beginning of the process, but is still committed to moving the project forward. Park 51 officially opened to the public with a ground-floor exhibition last week. Watch an excerpt from the program above. The profile will air tonight at 9 p.m. and will subsequently be available on the “Frontline” website.