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Katie Couric: 'We Need A Muslim Version Of The Cosby Show' (VIDEO)

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Just how qualified was this panel to solve America's Islamophobia problem? Rocca, for one, displayed his scholarly credentials, saying, "I'm pretty smart, and I cannot tell you five things about Islam." But they agreed the idea sounded "interesting."

Couric said she knows the idea "sounds crazy," but "The Cosby Show did so much to change attitudes about African Americans in this country, and I think sometimes people are afraid of things they don't understand."

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