Earlier this morning, following reports that the Al Jazeera America chief threatened to “bankrupt” former CNN anchor and chief business correspondent Ali Velshi, I wondered if he would ever consider making a return to CNN: 39 more words
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Ali Velshi is getting new duties at Al Jazeera America.
The onetime CNN anchor, who joined Al Jazeera America before it launched in 2013, will lead the half-hour program”Ali Velshi on Target,” a half-hour program focused on political and economic issues. 150 more words
Al Jazeera America is reworking all of its programming schedule, relying less on hourlong specialty programs in favor of live newscasts, the network’s chief executive said in a memo to staffers Friday. 451 more words
Al Jazeera America launched with the noble mission of providing in-depth news to a cable populace inundated with fast bits of information and a surfeit of talking heads, but putting transforming its goals into practice is proving more difficult. 291 more words
Al Jazeera America‘s Ali Velshi and ALF-CIO Chief Economist William Spriggs joined Roland Martin on “NewsOne Now” to analyze the latest jobs numbers. The U.S. economy added 214,000 new jobs, while the jobless rate dipped to 5.9% and Black unemployment edged down to 10.9%. 155 more words