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August 21, 2013 8:53 am

Al Jazeera America Launches

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Al Jazeera newsroom. Photo: Wikipedia.

The Washington Post – Al Jazeera America is taking to the airwaves Tuesday afternoon, bringing what the station pledges will be fact-driven, in-depth reporting that stands in contrast to much of the current cable television landscape.

As the New York Times reported, the station’s acting chief executive, Ehab Al Shihabi, said in a conference call last week that the new station will have “less opinion, less yelling and fewer celebrity sightings” than other channels. It also promises fewer ads than other stations, the report said, with six minutes of commercials per hour.

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