A 15-year-old boy visiting from Jordan is asked by his American hosts how he felt on Sept. 11. "Actually," he says, "I was happy."
A 16-year-old North Carolina boy touring the Middle East as part of the same exchange program gives his thoughts on the question to some Jordanian youths: "I was very angry, very hateful," he admits. "I found that a lot of people in America were very hateful to Muslims, or Arabs in general."
Despite this rocky beginning, a broader understanding manages to emerge from both camps in tonight's absorbing half-hour edition of "A Walk in Your Shoes," airing at 9 on the N, the Noggin channel's nighttime programming platform for "tweens," or young adolescents.
The series takes two young people from vastly different circumstances and has them swap households for a few days.
They attend each other's schools, pal around with their counterpart's friends and share meals with the host families as the cameras roll.