"If this were a network emphasizing celebrity news, they'd gobble it right up. But this is going to be solid journalism, I think, based on the history of Al Jazeera. And cable operators aren't so enthusiastic about that. And the thing is, if there's anything that's lacking in American television news today it's solid journalism."

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Al Jazeera America premieres Aug. 20.

In Baltimore, Comcast subscribers will find it on Current TV's Channel 107, grouped with the Fox Business Channel, C-SPAN2, C-SPAN3 and Bloomberg. It will be also be replacing Current on all Comcast, Verizon and AT&T systems.

It will be on Channel 358 on DirecTV and 215 on Dish, grouped with the same news kind of news channels.

[Correction: An earlier version incorrectly described the topic of the story Adam May worked on in Arizona.]



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