Muslim Group Honors “30 Days” Television Series

September 20, 2005

Source: The Register-Herald / CHNI News Service

On September 20, 2005 the CHNI News Service reported, "Award-winning filmmaker and Beckley [West Virginia] native Morgan Spurlock's FX series '30 Days' is garnering awards for an episode that featured a fellow Beckley native. Next month, the Muslim Public Affairs Council plans to present one of its 14th annual Media Awards to Spurlock and FX for the episode of '30 Days' called 'Muslims and America.' The episode followed Beckley native Dave Stacy, who now lives in Charleston. Stacy, a Christian, spent 30 days living with a Muslim family in Dearborn, Mich. 'I have a whole new appreciation for what it's like to be discriminated against,' Stacy told The Register-Herald in June when the show aired... Last week, the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Los Angeles presented '30 Days' with a Media Bridge Builder award... According to the CAIR, banquet attendees also included interfaith leaders as well as a number of local, state and national law enforcement authorities and elected officials, including Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez... Spurlock is best known for his 2004 film 'Super Size Me.'"