WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Al Jazeera America And The News

In just nine months, the Qatar-based Al Jazeera Media Network bought a cable channel, hired away top television talent, established 12 U.S. bureaus and began broadcasting. And in the month since its debut, Al Jazeera America has managed to make few ripples -- while garnering refreshing accolades -- amid a heavy news cycle. Kojo sits down with the executive producer of the channel’s flagship news program, “America Tonight,” to discuss Al Jazeera America’s first month of broadcasting, its approach to news coverage and how the channel fits into a rapidly changing media landscape.

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Verizon Reportedly Prepares To Buy Yahoo For $4.8 Billion

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