Actor Michael Douglas Promotes Technology

(AP) WASHINGTON  Michael Douglas says technology is helping children from across the world gain a better understanding of humanity's cultures and religions.

The 62-year-old actor is working with Global Nomads Group, which uses technology such as videoconferencing to link children across the world to foster greater understanding.

"I think it helps them to understand and feel more a part of the world," he said in an interview broadcast Sunday on ABC's "This Week."

Douglas said the group in 2003 conducted a program with Iraqi and American students.

"It gave American students the chance to be able to look eye-to-eye and begin to understand more clearly Iraqis as human beings," he said.

Douglas won an Oscar for his role in 1987's "Wall Street." He has also starred in "Fatal Attraction," "Traffic" and "Wonder Boys," among other films.

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