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Al Jazeera America Launches

3:11 PM, Aug 20, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
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Al Jazeera America has launched. Here are the opening minutes, featuring cameos by Hillary Clinton and John McCain, and a brief explanation of the new network:

"Al Jazeera acquired Current TV for $500 million in January to start an American channel, after trying unsuccessfully for years to win cable and satellite carriage for its English-language international news channel," the New York Times reported.

"Al Jazeera will start in about 48 million of the country’s roughly 100 million homes that subscribe to television."

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