Decision Clears Way for Ground Zero Mosque

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New York City's Landmarks Preservation Commission has cleared the way for a Muslim community center, including a mosque, to be constructed two blocks from Ground Zero. The program director for Park 51 says it's designed to "build bridges between faiths," like Jewish Community Centers and YMCA's. Reacting to today's unanimous vote, some in the audience shouted, "Shame on you." Opponents include Sarah Palin, Tea Partiers, some Republican leaders and the Anti-Defamation League, all of whom call it an affront to the victims of 911. Victims' families are divided. Javier Hernandez covered today's hearing for the New York Times.

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Guest:
Javier Hernandez - Reporter, New York Times

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Andrea Brody, Darrell Satzman