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Al-Jazeera gets English voice in America.

Al-Jazeera, the Arab broadcasting network infamous for its broadcasts of Osama bin Laden's video messages and other anti-American and radical Islamic diatribes, is launching an English-language network with a major base in Washington, D.C. In October, Al-Jazeera announced it had signed its first big-name Western journalist: Sir David Frost. Although not a household name in America, the British journalist's many decades as a BBC interviewer have made him one of the best known news commentators worldwide.

An Al-Jazeera statement called Frost "the only person to have interviewed the last seven presidents of the United States and the last six prime ministers of the United Kingdom." The same press release said Frost "has joined the line-up of key on-air talent at the new 24-hour English language news and current affairs channel." "We are thrilled to have Sir David Frost join Al Jazeera International," said Managing Director Nigel Parsons.
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Publication:The New American
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:7QATA
Date:Dec 12, 2005
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