Ahmed Tharwat was feted today with an evening of food and entertainment in a large studio at Twin Cities Public Television. About 100 people attended, despite the cancellations of Rep. Keith Ellison and Al Franken, both of whom were listed on the program. See more of the event by clicking on Ahmed's picture, above. Ahmed tapes a weekly public access talk show in an Eden Prairie studio 'from an Arab-American perspective.' Earlier this evening, Eric Eskola interviewed Ahmed on TPT's Almanac program [click on BelAhdan].