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Following Conviction of Journalists, AJAM to Produce Special on Press Freedom

AJASpecialFollowing today’s guilty verdicts in the trial of several Al Jazeera journalists, the network’s American channel will produce a special on the case and on press freedom — or lack of it — around the world.

“War on Truth” airs at 8:30pmET tonight and will be hosted by David Shuster. Shuster will interview Al Jazeera English reporter Sue Turton – another of the AJE journalists sentenced by the Egyptian court. Turton, a British journalist, was sentenced in absentia.

Al Jazeera America’s Jonathan Betz will cover world reaction to the sentencing and Randall Pinkston and Ben Moran will put together a look at other journalists in danger.

“Consider This” at 10 pm with host Antonio Mora will also feature a full hour on press freedom.

Al Jazeera America CEO Ehab Al Shihabi will be interviewed on PBS’ “Charlie Rose,” airing tonight.

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Coverage Plans for President Obama’s Speech

The broadcast and cable news networks have planned special reports ahead of President Obama’s primetime address tonight. Here’s what they have planned for the speech, which is scheduled for 9pmET.

NBC News: Brian Williams will anchor a special report beginning at 9pmET.

CBS News: Scott Pelley will anchor live coverage of the speech, with chief White House correspondent Major Garrett contributing.

ABC News: Diane Sawyer will anchor coverage beginning at 9pmET.

PBS: Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will anchor. They will be joined after the speech by “NewsHour” analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks.

Fox Broadcast NetworkShepard Smith will anchor beginning at 9pmET. Read more

Al Jazeera America Launches With Clinton, McCain, Media Criticism and Gillette

At 3 PM ET, Al Jazeera America launched in some 45 million homes across the country, formally replacing Current TV. AJAM lost carriage in a few million more households today as AT&T Uverse decided to stop carrying the channel after failing to come to terms on a new agreement.

The first few minutes were hosted by anchors Richelle Carey and Antonio Mora, who introduced the channel. Clips of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Senator John McCain praising Al Jazeera were played, followed by clips of people on the street criticizing the existing media landscape.

“It is plain and simple opinion and brainwashing,” one man said of the current TV news channels.

Of course, the focus of the opening segment was on the 70 bureaus and the thousands of journalists that have worked for the company since it was founded in 1996. Brian Stelter recorded the first few minutes of AJAM.

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Al Jazeera America Adds Regional Correspondents for 12 Bureaus

Al Jazeera America continues to staff up adding correspondents to report from 12 U.S. news bureaus.

Al Jazeera America will have correspondents in Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C.

“It is critical for Al Jazeera America to have bureaus strategically placed throughout the U.S. so that we can cover the news from wherever it happens,” said Marcy McGinnis, Al Jazeera America’s senior vice-president of newsgathering. McGinnis says the correspondents will be tasked with reporting on “a wide range of local, state and regional stories within the context of what it means for the rest of the country.”

TVSpy reported yesterday that Allen Schauffler (above, second from left), the weekend anchor at NBC affiliate KING in Seattle for the last 20 years, will head up the Northwest bureau. The network is still looking for correspondents in New York and San Francisco. But here’s who else is joining:

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Al Jazeera America Hires Antonio Mora To Host Nightly Current Affairs Show

Former ABC “Good Morning America” news anchor and senior correspondent Antonio Mora is joining Al Jazeera America to host a nightly current affairs talk show called “Consider This.”

“Consider This” will air weeknights on AJAM, and will feature newsmaker interviews, panel discussions and interactive segments where viewers can take part via social media.

“Antonio has enormous experience as a reporter, anchor and interviewer,” said Paul Eedle, Al Jazeera America’s deputy launch manager in charge of programs in a statement. ”His enquiring mind and warmth on screen will make ‘Consider This’ a home for smart conversation with a wide variety of people across the country,”

Mora was most recently and anchor for CBS4 in Miami. More below.
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