Review: Al Jazeera America has substance but may need spice

In the first few hours of its debut broadcast Tuesday, the new Al Jazeera America news channel proved itself to be what you might expect in a new mainstream news channel. It was accurate, responsible and technically polished. The question is: Is that enough? The odds against the channel attracting a healthy audience are so formidable — more than half of American cable and satellite homes don’t even receive it — that Al Jazeera America (AJA) might need more than the just-the-facts-ma’am reporting...

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