Al Jazeera http://wamc.org en NYS Assemblyman Delays Boycott Of Cable TV Providers http://wamc.org/post/nys-assemblyman-delays-boycott-cable-tv-providers <p>A New York state assemblyman who threatened to boycott cable TV providers if they did not remove Al Jazeera America from basic packages says he is holding off on the boycott for now. He did, however, launch a petition drive.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 22:57:03 +0000 Allison Dunne 73741 at http://wamc.org NYS Assemblyman Delays Boycott Of Cable TV Providers NYS Assemblyman Wants New Channel Dropped From Cable Packages http://wamc.org/post/nys-assemblyman-wants-new-channel-dropped-cable-packages <p>Subscribers to various cable TV packages may have noticed a new channel recently, but a New York State assemblyman wants it removed — and is threatening to boycott the provider.</p><p>Al Jazeera America began broadcasting in the U.S. August 20. Assemblyman Kieran Lalor, a Fishkill Republican, says constituents began calling and emailing him, saying they were offended that Al Jazeera programming was part of a basic pre-paid package. He says he then stumbled across the channel while searching for a Yankees game at a family barbeque.</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 23:37:31 +0000 Allison Dunne 72528 at http://wamc.org NYS Assemblyman Wants New Channel Dropped From Cable Packages