I've known about this for quite a while already, but it was still heartening to see Saturday's edition of a local newspaper carrying a front-page article titled, "Must-See Muslim TV?" about several Bay Area residents' idea to "start the country's first Muslim-themed cable channel."
Read more about the project at www.bridges.tv. They need 10,000 subscribers in order to convince the American media to carry the Muslim TV channel on their system.
"Bridges TV will be launched in two phases. The Phase-1 launch in Summer 2004 will cover both the United States and Canada. The channel will be launched on satellite nationally and on cable in top 20 television markets – New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Washington DC and fifteen more. Gradually, we will expand to cable nationally. The channel will expand to U.K. in Summer 2006."
Check it out, and spread the word.