did you notice some of the anchors used to be on cnn? the name al jazeera may put some people off but i found that it is actually a very good network
DRL, yes I did notice CNN because the showbiz aspect comes through in the anchors. I don't like the Wolf Blitzer stand in the screen style. Probably says more about me than the news. The reports and reporters impress me, particularly on international events.
Format needs improving because I don't need to hear about a 15' alligator on national news. I'll see it three times on local. Stick with global and national events and emphsis on depth of coverage.
I caught it on the first day and found it to be adequate but a bit amateurish.
Other than hard news which Fox, CNN and the rest already cover well I found it to be just more talking heads...
I have watched Aljazeera news for the last couple years on Link TV.
I found it to be surprisingly neutral on most topics except for anything to do with Israel.
I haven’t managed to catch the new channel yet but look forward to seeing how it compares.
Hunter, try it again. I too thought the first day was weak. The black anchorman came across as doing a bad Captain Kirk impression. But, the anchors have improved and the news reports are still head and shoulders above any other.