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Al Jazeera America shuts down in April

Jan 16, 2016 12:04 am
John Koblinjan in The New York Times reports that the cable news channel Al Jazeera America is closing in April. The Quater-based network was recorgnized for high-quality, sober journalism and very low ratings. Al Jazeera began distributing a radio show as WGXC went on the air, which aired on 90.7-FM until 2013, when the American Al Jazeera television network debuted and the radio show ended. Locally, Mid-Hudson Cable dropped the channel soon after Al Jazeera America launched. Two weeks ago, the network aired their largest profile story, with accusations that NFL quarterback Peyton Manning's wife was mailed HGH, a drug not allowed in the football league, around the time that Manning struggled with neck surgery. While two other athletes have sued for the story, the Manning story has not been disproven. Read the full story in The New York Times.