Release Date: Mon, Apr 10, 2023

New PBS Wisconsin special explores lives of Muslim Wisconsinites Wisconsin Life: The Wisconsin Muslim Project premieres 8 p.m. Thursday, April 20 on air and online

Photo credit: PBS Wisconsin

Photo credit: PBS Wisconsin

In the all-new PBS Wisconsin special, Wisconsin Life: The Wisconsin Muslim Project, viewers are invited to join host Angela Fitzgerald as she shares the stories of Muslims across the state.

Wisconsin Life: The Wisconsin Muslim Project premieres 8 p.m. Thursday, April. 20 on PBS Wisconsin. The program will also be available for on-demand streaming at and in the free PBS App on all streaming platforms, digital devices and Smart TVs on April 20.

In the program, Fitzgerald visits the Fox Valley Islamic Society in Neenah. She then shares stories of a mosque director helping curb hunger in Milwaukee, Barron’s first Somali-born city council member, a University of Wisconsin-Madison professor getting young people engaged in civics and the founders of a Muslim art collective in Milwaukee.

Wisconsin Life: The Wisconsin Muslim Project is part of the larger Wisconsin Muslim Project, a collaboration between PBS Wisconsin and two other Wisconsin-based partners, the Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition and We Are Many - United Against Hate. The project aims to stimulate connections between Wisconsin’s Muslim and non-Muslim populations, and encourage us to obtain greater knowledge about, empathy for, and appreciation of one another.

Funding for Wisconsin Life: The Wisconsin Muslim Project is provided by the Doris Duke Foundation through the Building Bridges Program, Lowell and Mary Peterson, Alliant Energy, the A.C.V. and Mary Elston Family, the Focus Fund for Wisconsin Programs, and Friends of PBS Wisconsin.

PBS Wisconsin is a service of the Educational Communications Board and University of Wisconsin-Madison.

PBS Wisconsin is a place to grow through learning on WHA-TV, Madison; WPNE-TV, Green Bay; WHRM-TV, Wausau; WLEF-TV, Park Falls; WHLA-TV, La Crosse; and WHWC-TV, Menomonie-Eau Claire.


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