"Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet" to Air on PBS

December 12, 2002

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


On December 12, 2002 the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that "[Alexander] Kronemer, a 1978 graduate of Charleroi High School, is credited as creator and producer of the program with Michael Wolfe. It tells the story of Muhammad, who established the religion of Islam. Kronemer, who is Muslim, said one of the difficult tasks in telling the story of Muhammad was finding a way to depict it visually. In Islam, pictures or re-enactments of Muhammad and his close companions are not allowed, Kronemer said. To overcome that challenge, Kronemer and company decided to marry the historical with stories of Muhammad's present-day followers who pattern their lives after his example."