The Al-Jazeera News Channel Is Coming To The U.S.
Current TV owned by former Vice President Al Gore has gone dark from Time Warner Cable Channel 134. It has been bought by Al-Jazeera. Now the Pan-Arab news channel will reach into the U.S. by nearly nine times it's current viewing audience to some 40 million homes.
Vice-President Gore said in a statement;
Al-Jazeera, which is owned by the government of Qatar, shares Current TV's mission, quote, "to give voice to those who are not typically heard; to speak truth to power; to provide independent and diverse points of view; and to tell the stories that no one else is telling."
The new TV News network plans to gradually transform into a network called Al-Jazeera America. They'll add five to 10 new U.S. bureaus. Currently Al-Jazeera five bureaus with it's main network headquarters in New York. What can we expect to hit the American broadcast airwaves? All we can say right now is that Al-Jazeera English has earned respect in the industry for its serious news coverage. As a matter of fact, it's won numerous journalism awards.