Al Jazeera made a big move Wednesday, taking over former Al Gore’s Current TV in a major deal that will bring the Qatar-financed news source to millions of U.S. cable subscribers.
Current TV cofounder Joel Hyatt hailed the network’s “journalistic integrity” in a memo sent to staff, many of whom are likely to be cleared out by the oil-backed company as it forms a new network, possibly called “Al Jazeera America” or “beIN,” after Al Jazeera’s sports network. (Yes, Al Jazeera has a sports network.)
What to expect from such a network? We’ve compiled seven of Al Jazeera’s greatest hit to provide some clues.