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More Al Jazeera Egypt coverage on satellite TV

While some of my colleagues have been ranting about not being able to see Al Jazeera in the U.S., I have been writing the last couple of days about where viewers can see it: Channel 375 on DirecTV. Read that here.

In fact, Al Jazeera has been there since 2008, which is one of the reasons I got DirecTV in the first place: To see LinkTV and the program "Mosaic," which nightly brings viewers newscasts from around the world -- newscasts Americans otherwise wouldn't see. I have found LinkTV invaluable in helping me see what was happening globally in TV news.

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And as of Tuesday, DirecTV is offering up to 12 hours a day of Al Jazeera during the Egyptian tumult. I hope some of my colleagues who are ranting about Al Jazeera not being shown in the U.S. will take a second to check it out. Here's a link to video of me talking about the visual differences between Al Jazeera and most U.S. TV coverage of Egypt.


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