Portland, OR, May 23, 2007 - Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) today announced that it will distribute Islam vs. Islamists: Voices from the Muslim Center to public television stations under an agreement reached between The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and Oregon Public Broadcasting.

“Islam vs. Islamists addresses very difficult issues,” Steve Bass, president and CEO of Oregon Public Broadcasting. “We are pleased to facilitate a dialogue on one of the central issues in the world today in conjunction with the broadcast.”

“As stewards of the investment in public broadcasting, this fulfills our responsibility to the taxpayer,” said Patricia Harrison, president and CEO of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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OPB is the state’s most far-reaching and accessible media resource, providing free access to programming for children and adults designed to give voice to community, connect Oregon and its neighbors and illuminate a wider world. Every week, over 1.5 million people tune in to or log on to OPB’s Television, Radio and Internet services. As the hub of operations for the state’s Emergency Broadcast and Amber Alert services, OPB serves as the backbone for the distribution of critical information to broadcasters and homes throughout Oregon. OPB is one of the largest producers and presenters of national television programming through PBS, and is also a member station of NPR, Public Radio International (PRI), and American Public Media (APM). The OPB Web site is opb.org.