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Why Al Jazeera America is going off the air April 30

Why Al Jazeera America is going off the air April 30

Cable news channel Al Jazeera America is going off the air April 30, employees of the Qatar-based media company were told Wednesday.

"The decision is driven by the fact that our business model is simply not sustainable in an increasingly digital world, and because of the current global financial challenges," Al Anstey, the network's CEO, said in an email to staffers.

A translation for that last sentence includes terrible ratings for the on-air channel and plummeting oil prices making the deep pockets in Qatar that kept the channel afloat no longer so deep.

"I know this will be a massive disappointment for everyone here who has worked tirelessly for our...

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