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News channel Al Jazeera America shuts down




America Tonight in the network's studio space in Washington, DC. Al Jazeera America, a cable news network that launched on August 20, announced it would be shutting down later this year
America Tonight in the network's studio space in Washington, DC. Al Jazeera America, a cable news network that launched on August 20, announced it would be shutting down later this year
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Only two and a half years after its launch, the cable news channel Al Jazeera America is shutting down.

The network announced yesterday that it will be going off the air by the end of April.  

We'll talk about the impact it could have on employees and on the industry with David Folkenflik, Media Correspondent for NPR.