Al Jazeera in America

From Columbia Journalism Review Wed Jan 9 2013, 15:13:00

By Vivian Salama Al Jazeera Media Network, the Qatar-based channel once described by the George W. Bush administration as a "terror network," announced on January 2 that it acquired Current TV, launched by former Vice President Al Gore and entrepreneur Joel Hyatt in 2005, in a deal reportedly worth $500 million. In doing so, it will debut a new US-based channel, paving the...

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