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Al Jazeera America Anchor: We Had 'Key Mission' To Protect The Voiceless

The Huffington Post | Judah Robinson | Posted 01.20.2016 | Media

Ali Velshi, an anchor at the soon-to-be-shuttered Al Jazeera America, expressed his dismay Wednesday at the network's abrupt closure. “While America...

Ali Velshi: Climate Change Awareness Now 'Intergenerational'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.22.2015 | Business

Ali Velshi of Al Jazeera America spoke with HuffPost Live at Davos Wednesday about what people need to do to combat climate change. Velshi said the...

Al Jazeera: The Muckraker

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 07.29.2014 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

Al Jazeera is a Qatari owned company reporting on American faults. Their concentration on the negative side of American life does not sit well with me.

Al-Jazeera America's Strategic Missteps

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 03.10.2014 | Media
Nikolas Kozloff

Al-Jazeera's toned-down coverage is surprising and ironic in light of the current media landscape. Indeed, al-Jazeera America is launching at precisely the moment when cable news is cratering in the public imagination.

Aaron Sorkin, George Clooney, Al Jazeera America and the Future of News

Brent Budowsky | Posted 10.23.2013 | Media
Brent Budowsky

To continue the discussion about the future of news from my recent column "Citizen Bezos": Al Jazeera America is now on air with promises to offer in-...

Former CNN Anchor Slams Cable News Landscape

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.23.2013 | Media

Ali Velshi joined HuffPost Live on Friday to talk about his new network, Al Jazeera America, and its place in the American cable news scene. The ne...

Al Jazeera America Officially Launches

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro and Jack Mirkinson | Posted 08.20.2013 | Media

After months of buildup, Al Jazeera America officially came into being on Tuesday, taking sharp jabs at its competitors in the cable news world and pr...

Ali Velshi Joining Al Jazeera America

Posted 06.04.2013 | Media

Ali Velshi is getting a primetime business program on Al Jazeera America, the network announced on Thursday. "The as yet-to-be named 30-minute mag...

Ali Velshi Leaving CNN

Posted 04.03.2013 | Media

CNN's chief business correspondent Ali Velshi is leaving the network, TV Newser reported on Wednesday. Velshi's last day will be Friday. CNN presi...

Al Gore, Al Jazeera

Brent Budowsky | Posted 03.05.2013 | Media
Brent Budowsky

Sooner or later somebody will learn what Al Gore did not. An investment in highest-standard television will reap dividends from an American people who are not the vast wasteland of idiots that so many television execs think we are.

WATCH: Michael Moore Tears Into CNN's Hurricane Coverage — On CNN

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 01.01.2013 | Media

Michael Moore got into a heated debate with Piers Morgan about CNN's coverage of Hurricane Sandy during an appearance on Morgan's Wednesday show. T...

Rebecca Shapiro

Ali Velshi On Hurricane Sandy Coverage: 'I Think The Criticisms Are Well-Intentioned And Fair' | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 11.01.2012 | Media

If there's one thing many may remember from the hours and hours of television coverage of Hurricane Sandy, it might be the sight of CNN's Ali Velshi, ...

CNN, Weather Channel Issue Badly False Sandy Report

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 12.29.2012 | Media

CNN and The Weather Channel ran into trouble on Monday night when they falsely reported that the New York Stock Exchange was flooding with water. A...

WATCH: Reporters Go Head-To-Head With Hurricane Sandy

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 10.29.2012 | Media

(Video by the HuffPost Mashups Team) Hurricanes: strong winds, heavy rain, reporters screaming in windbreakers. There are certain things viewer...

WATCH: Ali Velshi Gets Pummeled By Hurricane Sandy

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 12.29.2012 | Media

CNN's Ali Velshi quickly became one of the stars of the coverage of Hurricane Sandy on Monday, as he reported from Atlantic City in the heart of the s...

Rebecca Shapiro

CNN Host Talks New Show, GOP Candidates | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 01.10.2012 | Media

Hosting a cable news show could be considered a taxing job in and of itself. For CNN’s Ali Velshi, it only takes up one of the 24 hours available to...

Anderson Cooper, CNN Team Become Delirious

Posted 01.04.2012 | Media

So this is what happens when cable news anchors are on air for hours longer than they originally expected. Results from the Iowa caucuses lasted t...

CNN Exec's New Memoir Reveals His Struggle With Identity

Posted 12.19.2011 | Media

CNN Worldwide Executive Vice President Mark Whitaker discussed his new memoir on CNN's "American Morning" last week. Following his father's death, Whi...

The American People Lost the Debt Ceiling Debate

Bob Cesca | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

We lost. Middle and working class Americans. We're the losers in the debt ceiling debate. Not President Obama or the Democrats. And it was always going to be this way. As soon as deficit reduction became the only game in town.

CNN Host Scolds GOP Power Player In Feisty Face-Off

Posted 09.17.2011 | Media

CNN host Ali Velshi challenged Americans for Tax Reform president Grover Norquist on his position against raising the debt ceiling on CNN last Saturda...

Arianna On CNN: 'This Is The Time For The Government To Step In'

Huff TV | Posted 09.02.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Arianna appeared on Ali Velshi's Your Money on CNN alongside Mort Zuckerman and Eliot Spitzer to discuss how the United States can get a handle on une...

PHOTO: CNN's New Hologram, The 3-D Exit Poll

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

CNN made headlines in 2008 by introducing holograms to its election broadcast, and it's upped the virtual ante for the 2010 elections with virtual, gr...

CNN Ratings Rebound? Network Saw Big Dayside, Primetime Success Last Week

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A funny thing happened on cable news last week: CNN — yes, the beleaguered, ratings-starved, down the middle cable news network that just can't find...

Ali Velshi PRANKED, Called 'Dumbass' Live On CNN (VIDEO

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Somebody (Howard Stern, perhaps?) pulled a fast one on CNN's Ali Velshi today. During a report on the snow situation at Newark airport, Velshi turn...

CNN Promotes Ali Velshi, Drops Heidi Collins

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Seeking to bolster its daytime lineup, CNN is making another anchor switch to kick off the new year. The network is giving chief business corresponden...