Christiane Amanpour And Diane Sawyer Producing 'Islam In America' Specials

09/29/2010 01:03 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

ABC News announced that it will air two episodes on "Islam in America" in the wake of the controversy over the proposed Islamic center near Ground Zero.

An hour-long "20/20" special by Diane Sawyer will air on Friday night. The special, "Diane Sawyer Reporting: Islam -- Questions & Answers," will attempt to answer five questions viewers submitted. They are: "what is Islam? Why do radicals feel violence is justified? Is Western culture at odds with Islam? Where is the moderate Muslim voice? How can we all get along?" It will be Sawyer's first primetime special since taking over the "World News" anchor chair.

This Sunday, Christiane Amanpour will host a special episode of "This Week." ABC News said Muslims and non-Muslims will debate issues surrounding Islam in America on the show.

Amanpour will tape the show in New York instead of in Washington, where "This Week" is usually produced.