Beginning Sunday May 10th, "Compass with Sheila MacVicar" will combine Al Jazeera America's commitment to original, unfiltered reporting with award-winning international journalist Sheila MacVicar's ability to put news into a global context and make connections to U.S. foreign policy goals. This unique foreign policy program will also aim to uncover the hidden agendas, strategic failures, political power plays and special interests that may influence America's foreign policy, and play a role in regional politics around the world.
"Compass' is about the world, and people's place in it. With Al Jazeera's unparalleled reach, and our ability to report from places no one else covers, we'll go straight to the source of today's most pressing international news," said MacVicar. "With interest in global affairs so strong, and people showing a marked preference for original reporting from the source, this show meets the needs of today's news consumers and delivers on the channel's overall mission of increasing knowledge about global affairs."
Runtime: 30 minutes
Compass with Sheila MacVicar - Al Jazeera America - Netflix
Al Jazeera America (AJAM) was an American basic cable and satellite news television channel owned by the Al Jazeera Media Network. The channel was launched on August 20, 2013 to compete with CNN, HLN, MSNBC, Fox News, and in certain markets, RT America. The channel was Al Jazeera's second entry into the U.S. television market, after the launch of beIN Sport in 2012. The channel, which had persistently low ratings, announced in January 2016 that it would close on April 12, 2016, citing the “economic landscape”. The channel was headquartered and run from studios on the first floor of the Manhattan Center in New York City. It also had a total of 12 bureaus located in places such as Washington, D.C., at the channel's D.C. studios at the Newseum and Al Jazeera's D.C. hub, Chicago, Detroit, Nashville, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans, Dallas, Denver, Miami, and San Francisco (former headquarters of Current TV and current headquarters of online channel AJ+). The channel was the sister channel of Al Jazeera's international English language news channel Al Jazeera English. Although operated and managed completely separately with America's management based in the United States, the two shared United States studios and bureaus such as the D.C. hub and Al Jazeera America ran some of Al Jazeera English's programming and many of its live newscasts alongside its own.
Compass with Sheila MacVicar - Other people - Netflix
Mike Viqueira was hired on June 5, 2013 to be Al Jazeera America's first White House correspondent. In November 2013, Al Jazeera America hired Ray Suarez, formerly of PBS Newshour, to host Inside Story.
Compass with Sheila MacVicar - References - Netflix