NEW YORK - Al Jazeera America - a brand new cable news channel with a unique perspective - will launch today with 14 hours of news, documentaries and interviews.
Al Jazeera America is the culmination of a long-held dream among the leaders of Qatar, the Middle Eastern emirate that already reaches most of the rest of the world with its Arabic- and English-language news channels. The new channel, created specifically for consumers in the United States, will join cable and satellite lineups on Tuesday afternoon.
It’ll have a dozen national bureaus, 70 international bureaus, big-name talent and 900 new employees pulled from multiple news organizations, says the Washington Times.
News followers are curious to hear Al Jazeera's take on America's national debt, involvement in Egypt, religious freedom and equality among the sexes.