Odds-n-Ends :: Al-Jazeera in America
"Arab news outlet Al-Jazeera has purchased liberal cable television channel Current TV, giving it access to almost 40 million American households. The New York-based channel, known as Al-Jazeera America, will be staffed by journalists in 10 to 15 bureaus focusing on U. S. news, say its Qatari-based owners. Time Warner Cable Inc., the nation's second=largest TV operator, dropped the station after former vice president and Current TV founder Al Gore confirmed the deal (which netted him $100 million).
WORLD Magazine | January 26, 2013