Al Jazeera America

New York News
9:01 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Journalist Ray Suarez Talks About Career And New Job at Al Jazeera America

Ray Suarez
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Journalist Ray Suarez left PBS’s Newshour in October after 14 years.  North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley speaks with Suarez about his departure from public broadcasting and his new position at Al Jazeera America.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:55 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Stephen Gottlieb: Should We Kick Al Jazeera Off The Cable Packages?

Perhaps you’ve heard that a New York legislator threatened several cable companies with a boycott if they didn’t pull al Jazeera from their cable packages.

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Hudson Valley News
6:57 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

NYS Assemblyman Delays Boycott Of Cable TV Providers

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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.

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Hudson Valley News
7:37 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

NYS Assemblyman Wants New Channel Dropped From Cable Packages

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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.

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.

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