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Al Jazeera America Announces New Ali Velshi Program…

Posted in Al Jazeera on April 17, 2015 by icn2

Al Jazeera America announced a new public affairs show for Ali Velshi today…

AL JAZEERA AMERICA LAUNCHES “ALI VELSHI ON TARGET,” NEW CURRENT AFFAIRS PROGRAM AIRING WEEKNIGHTS AT 10:30PM ET/7:30PM PT

NEW YORK, April 17, 2015 – Al Jazeera America announced today that the channel is launching a new nightly, half-hour current affairs program hosted by award-winning journalist Ali Velshi entitled, “Ali Velshi on Target.” The program debuts May 11, 2015 and will air weeknights on Al Jazeera America at 10:30pm ET/7:30pm PT.

Capitalizing on Velshi’s experience as a pre-eminent global financial journalist, economic commentator and financial author, “Ali Velshi on Target” will speak truth to power through debate, in-depth interviews, expert analysis and on-the-ground reporting. Each evening on Al Jazeera America, Velshi and his team of experts will provide context and analysis around current political and economic issues. Acting as an advocate on his viewers’ behalf, Velshi will ask the difficult questions that need to be answered and, in the interest of his viewers, pursue justice and solutions with equal vigor.

“’Ali Velshi on Target’ will be exactly what the name says: pointed and focused on people and policies that stand in the way of prosperity and a better life, especially for those who can’t fight entrenched interests by themselves,” said Velshi. “We’ll shine a light on bad decisions and the decision makers behind them.”

“Ali Velshi on Target” will include daily segments focused on signature themes, including implications of the global economic situation for America, America’s crumbling infrastructure, gaps in wealth, race and gender, and the influence of special interest groups in politics and the economy, especially as they affect the prospects of Americans who are struggling economically and politically.
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White House Correspondents Profile…

Posted in Al Jazeera, CNN, FNC, MSNBC on March 31, 2015 by icn2

Washington Life Magazine’s Virginia Coyne profiles a group of White House correspondents. Among them are several cable newsers including CNN’s Jim Acosta, FNC’s Ed Henry, NBC/MSNBC’s Chris Jansing, and Al Jazeera America’s Mike Viqueira. The story on the website is in-line PDF only so no quotes are coming since I’m wayyyy too lazy to transcribe it.

Al Jazeera America to Expand Live Newscasts…

Posted in Al Jazeera on March 25, 2015 by icn2

Al Jazeera America announced an expansion of Live news today…

AL JAZEERA AMERICA LAUNCHES INCREASED HOURS OF LIVE NEWS PROGRAMMING, BEGINNING MONDAY, MARCH 30

Network Reinforces Commitment to Presenting Live News from the U.S. and Around the Globe with Increased Hours of Coverage Weekdays

NEW YORK, NY, March 25, 2015 – Today, Al Jazeera America announced that the channel will present more hours of live news programming, from more locations with more resources, beginning this coming Monday, March 30th.

Each weekday starting at 6am ET until 12 noon ET, Al Jazeera America will present a live morning news block hosted by a rotating roster of the channel’s anchors and reporters. The updated morning news brings viewers an additional two hours of content from Al Jazeera America’s headquarters in New York City, and will be interwoven with live news broadcasts from Al Jazeera studios in Doha and London, the network’s 82 bureau locations and field reporters around the world. The new format continues the in-depth coverage and fact-based information that Al Jazeera America is known for, while offering even more continuous, real-time news coverage.
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More Trouble for Al Jazeera English…

Posted in Al Jazeera on January 27, 2015 by icn2

NewsBuster’s Curtis Houck writes about another leaked Al Jazeera email that paints the network in a less than favorable light…

On Tuesday afternoon, Brendan Bordelon of National Review Online (NRO) reported on the latest leaked email from Al Jazeera English that showed executive Carlos van Meek telling employees not to sure the terms “extremist,” “Islamist,” “militant,” and “terrorist” in their news coverage to “avoid characterizing people.”

Van Meek’s email came following a deadly shooting earlier in the day at a hotel in Libya that killed at least eight (including one American). Writing to the outlet’s New York and Washington newsrooms, van Meek felt that it was pertinent to “bring to your attention some key words that have a tendency of tripping us up” considering “[o]ne person’s terrorist is another person’s freedom fighter.” –

Al Jazeera America’s SOTU Coverage Plans

Posted in Al Jazeera on January 19, 2015 by icn2

Here’s Al Jazeera America’s SOTU coverage plans…

AL JAZEERA AMERICA EXAMINES HOW THE STATE OF THE UNION WILL IMPACT THE UNITED STATES AND THE WORLD WITH OBJECTIVE ANALYSIS AND LIVE REPORTS ON-AIR AND ONLINE TUESDAY, JANUARY 20 FROM 7PM – MIDNIGHT (ET)

Live Coverage from NY and DC Explores Issues Including Race Relations, Immigration, Extremism, Economy, Education, and Jobs– AJAM to Also Deliver Reaction from Around the Globe

Al Jazeera America will offer in-depth news and analysis on the State of the Union address live from New York and Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, January 20, from 7pm- midnight ET. Primetime anchor John Seigenthaler will broadcast live from NY along with Al Jazeera America anchors Tony Harris, Ray Suarez and White House correspondent Mike Viqueira along with NYU Professor of Campaign Management Jeanne Zaino. The network will air special State of the Union programming focusing on major issues facing the nation and the world including: global extremism after the Paris massacre, the economy, gridlock politics, race relations after Ferguson, and immigration.
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Press Releases: 01/15/15

Posted in Al Jazeera on January 15, 2015 by icn2

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Al Jazeera America’s “FAULT LINES” Presents “Hidden State: Inside North Korea”

Airing Monday, January 19th at 9pm ET/6pm PT

“North Korea is still a flashpoint. We’re still at a state of war with North Korea.”

–Ambassador Joseph R. DeTrani, President of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA)

“This talk about the human rights problems of our country, this is slander coming from the U.S. and South Korean puppets that has been taken wholesale and repeated by those who do not know our actual reality.”
— Kim Chang Gyong (North Korea Academy of Social Sciences, DPRK)

This Monday, January 19th at 9pm ET/6p PT, Al Jazeera’s Emmy Award-winning “Fault Lines” presents “Hidden State: Inside North Korea.” In fall 2014, “Fault Lines” was granted rare access inside the regime that is arguably the worst human rights abuser in the world. A reporting team led by correspondent Teresa Bo went to understand what, if anything, has changed since Kim Jung-Un came to power, and how U.S.-North Korean relations look from the other side.
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The Beginning of The End?

Posted in Al Jazeera on January 12, 2015 by icn2

TVNewser’s Brian Flood reports that Al Jazeera America will eliminate all US based live morning news programming.

Al Jazeera America plans to air programming from Al Jazeera’s main studios in Qatar in the mornings, U.S. time. AJAM has been cutting costs drastically, including on costly remotes and live shots. Just last week, the network cut back on the use of a second New Yorks studio.

Al Jazeera will continue to move forward in some capacity but things are not looking good for its US based network.

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