Seigenthaler to host Al-Jazeera America’s top news

John Seigenthaler

John Seigenthaler

NEW YORK — A former NBC News anchor, John Seigenthaler, will host Al-Jazeera America’s main nightly newscast when the network goes on the air Tuesday.

The new network has begun filling in some details about its schedule. Over the past couple of months, it has hired several US television veterans.


Seigenthaler’s hourlong show will air at 8 p.m. It will be followed by a magazine-style show anchored by Joie Chen called ‘‘America Tonight.’’

Ali Velshi, like Chen a CNN alum, will host a business-oriented show, ‘‘Real Money,’’ weekdays at 7 p.m. Antonio Mora will host ‘‘Consider This,’’ a current events talk show. ‘‘Late Night News,’’ for which no anchor has been listed, will be a second news summary at 11 p.m.

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At 7:30 p.m., ‘‘The Stream’’ is described as a show that lets people connect and comment on the world through social media.

Al-Jazeera America announced two Sunday night shows: ‘‘Fault Lines’’ will investigate the impact of politics and policies on individual communities. ‘‘TechKnow’’ is about scientific discoveries.

Associated Press

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