The Qatar-based news network Al-Jazeera is coming to America.
Starting August 20th, Al-Jazeera America will begin broadcasting 24/7 live coverage of American news. In addition to around-the-clock news coverage, Al-Jazeera America executives say that the network will be an unbiased source of news.
In order to gain a foothold in the American market, Al-Jazeera America will have to establish itself as different from well-entrenched networks like CNN and FOX.
Here to discuss Al-Jazeera's future in America is NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik.