Religious leaders to talk about Lockerbie bomber release on NBC at 6 p.m.

NBC news apparently interviewed religious leaders in NYC about the controversial release from prison in Scotland of the Lockerbie bomber, Libyan Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi, and will air a report tonight (Aug. 25) at 6 p.m.

Among those interviewed: Episcopal Bishop of NY Mark Sisk, Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, executive director of the New York Board of Rabbis, and Imam Mohammad Shamsi Ali, Head Imam at the Islamic Cultural Center of New York.

You have to figure there will be talk about justice and forgiveness (but not necessarily in that order).

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Gary Stern covered education in the Lower Hudson Valley for several years during the early 1990s. Now's he back on the beat. He believes that schools are one of the main reasons that people live around here and that educational issues -- from curriculum to financing -- are among the most challenging things that journalists can write about. He continues to be amazed by the complexity of educational jargon. Gary got his B.A. at SUNY Buffalo and his M.A. from the University of Missouri Journalism School (where his master's thesis was about the best ways to cover education). He lives in White Plains with his wife and two sons, who attend public schools.