UPDATES with reaction to the film from Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's office...
Using digitalmedia once again to end run the cable TV industry, Al Jazeera English posted its latest documentary, "Baltimore: Anatomy of an American City," online Tuesday morning. The film will premiere on the channel at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, with multiple plays throughout the week.
I believe it's outrageous that cable TV operators have kept the channel off its systems in cities like Baltimore, despite stellar coverage of major stories in the Middle East and endorsements ranging from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to the leading academic experts and authors on global media.
Thanks to Al Jazeera posting the documentary today, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's office was able to view it Tuesday afternoon. Ian Brennan, press secretary to Rawlings-Blake, sent this statement via email to the Sun after seeing the film: