Anderson's first four guests on the couch were two couple's from the TLC program: Nawal and Nadar a modern Muslim couple raising an American Muslim child & Shaida and Jeff. Shadia refuses to wear a hijab and Jeff converted (from Catholicism) before marrying Shadia. Later, Nina, another cast member who is often accused of not being Muslim enough, joined the other cast members on stage. There was an audience guest, Melanie, who started a boycott campaign against the Muslim TV show on Facebook, and she weighed in on several occasions. Bruce Feiler, a bestselling author on Faith & Family was in the audience and shared his opinion and experience a couple of times. There were questions from members of the audience and an interesting, but respectful confrontation between Melanie and Anderson at one point.
Bruce Feiler made a very interesting point to bring perspective and hope for the future ~
Anderson ended the show stating his reason for doing the program and thanking his guests ~
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