| Jul 23, 2013
| 5:00 AM
With less than a month before it launches, Al Jazeera America has named Kate O'Brian as president and has chosen a senior management team for its U.S.-centric cable news channel.
Joining O'Brian, a 30-year veteran of ABC News and its senior vice...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The combination of Al Jazeera and America doesn't exactly sound like a match made in Heaven, or Jannah for that matter.
But that's not stopping the deep-pocketed media giant, funded by the government of Qatar, from spending hundreds of millions of...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 1:04 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Al Jazeera's American cable-news channel will be unbiased and feature more in-depth reporting and less political grandstanding and celebrity coverage, a top executive involved in the channel's launch said.
"This channel will...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 3:25 PM
In the latest step toward the launch of Al Jazeera America, the network has named former NBC correspondent Michael Viqueira as its White House correspondent.
Viqueira, who joined NBC News in 1998, will cover White House daily news briefings, all...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 12:04 PM
Al Jazeera Media Network detailed programming plans for the American news channel it is launching next week, which includes several high-profile evening news magazines.
Set to debut Tuesday, Al Jazeera America will be available in about 50 million...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 11:31 AM
In advance of its much-anticipated debut next month, Al Jazeera America has unveiled a senior management team made up of former ABC, CBS and CNN news executives.
Kate O'Brian, who has spent 30 years at ABC News, most recently as a senior vice...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 7:16 PM
Al Jazeera America has been on less than one day and it already has made an enemy.
The new cable news channel, which launched Tuesday afternoon, filed a lawsuit against AT&T for not carrying the network on its U-verse pay-TV system.
Al Jazeera America...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 7:59 AM
"The Good Wife" meets "Law and Order: UK" in "Silk," the six-hour, three-episode series debuting on PBS' "Masterpiece Mystery!" on Sunday night. As host Alan Cumming helpfully explains in the first-night intro, "Silk" refers to the prestigious...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 4:30 PM
In his masterful portrayal of John F. Kennedy, Ted Sorensen, special counsel to the president, revealed JFK's occasional frustration with the job of president. One evening, while changing clothes to get ready for a televised address to the nation on the...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Whether a case of divine intervention or just fortuitous programming, PBS begins airing "The Life of Muhammad," a three-part explanation of the history of Islam, on Tuesday, the same day Al Jazeera America makes its debut on the channel formerly known...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 12:33 PM
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| Aug 21, 2013
| 12:30 AM
A serious-minded news channel, with a name -- Al Jazeera America -- that's almost an invitation to Islamophobia? What, were the names "Please Don't Watch Us" or "This Will Cause a Painful Rash" taken?
Al Jazeera America made its debut Tuesday, kicking...