There has been gossip surrounding a union between Al Jazeera America and Ann Curry. She would get the opportunity to tackle serious issues facing this country and Al Jazeera would have gained a huge star. It needs a few of those if the network is to be taken seriously at the table. Spending a speculated $500 million bought the airwaves, but star power is essential and a testament to their credibility issue. A few other choices including American-born Tony Harris who is already familiar with U.S. viewers. He is currently based with the network in Doha. Adrian Finighan would also be good choice as he was a hit with viewers on his BBC/PBS broadcasts. The list of potential candidates is endless. But the network does have the opportunity to cultivate some fresh faces for its Californian operations. It would be interesting to see who they pick for positions based in Culver City and San-Francisco.
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