Al Jazeera America announced that the channel is launching a new nightly, half-hour current affairs program hosted by award-winning journalist Ali Velshi entitled, Ali Velshi on Target. Capitalizing on Velshi’s experience as a pre-eminent global financial journalist, economic commentator and financial author, Ali Velshi on Target will speak truth to power through debate, in-depth interviews, expert analysis and on-the-ground reporting. Each evening on Al Jazeera America, Velshi and his team of experts will provide context and analysis around current political and economic issues. Acting as an advocate on his viewers’ behalf, Velshi will ask the difficult questions that need to be answered and, in the interest of his viewers, pursue justice and solutions with equal vigor.
Ali Velshi on Target will be exactly what the name says: pointed and focused on people and policies that stand in the way of prosperity and a better life, especially for those who can’t fight entrenched interests by themselves,” said Ali Velshi. “We’ll shine a light on bad decisions and the decision makers behind them.”
Ali Velshi on Target will include daily segments focused on signature themes, including implications of the global economic situation for America, America’s crumbling infrastructure, gaps in wealth, race and gender, and the influence of special interest groups in politics and the economy, especially as they affect the prospects of Americans who are struggling economically and politically. (Source: Al Jazeera America)