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Friday, August 23, 2013

Al-Jazeera America: Will Americans Watch?

Staffers work in the Al-Jazeera America newsroom after the network's first broadcast on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013 in New York. (Bebeto Matthews/AP)

Staffers work in the Al-Jazeera America newsroom after the network’s first broadcast on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013 in New York. (Bebeto Matthews/AP)

Qatar’s Al-Jazeera Media Network launched the U.S. cable network Al-Jazeera America this week.

Billing itself for “real news for real people,” the network promised unbiased coverage from its 12 bureaus across the U.S.

The network is available in 40 million households. But there are questions over whether Americans will tune in.

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