Starting October 31, Chicago public television station WTTW will air global programming from Al Jazeera English for an hour each day.
Launched in 2006, Al Jazeera English is available in a limited capacity in the U.S. The agreement with WTTW will make AJE programming available to Chicago viewers for the first time.
“It’s covering issues in parts of the world that we don’t often hear from,” WTTW head of programming Dan Soles told the Chicago Tribune. “We thought it would be a service to give people in Chicago a chance to view this broadcast, which is seen all over the world.”
WTTW will air the Al Jazeera programming on weekdays from 5:30 to 6:30 a.m.; on a digital channel, it will also air from 6:30 to 7 a.m. and 11 to 11:30 p.m.