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Opening the Door (and the Living Room) to Al Jazeera English

Opening the Door (and the Living Room) to Al Jazeera English

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We've talked a lot about Al-Jazeera over the years — the pan-Arab satellite news channel is a magnet for controversy. It broadcasts tapes of Osama Bin Laden, it's been kicked out of Iraq, etc., etc.. But it is a player on the global media stage — and there are many people who trust it far more than say, NPR. Well now, it's Al-Jazeera English's time to shine — with a brand new managing editor and high hopes, they're hoping to broadcast into the homes of the English speaking world. Today at the Newseum, we'll talk to Tony Burman — he's just signed on to head Al-Jazeera English — about his plans for AJE's future.