Plattsburgh, NY – 02/10/2011 – In light of the recent developments in Egypt, starting this evening, Mountain Lake PBS will air Al Jazeera English weeknights at 11:00 PM in place of the regularly scheduled rebroadcast of BBC News.
Al Jazeera is winning praise for its coverage of the uprising in Egypt. Both its Arabic and English-language channels have been the most watched in the Arab world, providing up-close, around-the-clock coverage of the massive protests and political crisis in Egypt.
Al Jazeera English is the world’s first English language news channel to be headquartered in the Middle East. Broadcasting from within the Middle East, looking outwards, Al Jazeera English acts as a bridge between cultures. Al Jazeera English builds on the heritage of its sister Arab language channel – Al Jazeera.
Mountain Lake PBS carries Al Jazeera English newscasts daily at 7:00 PM on MHz WorldView, which can be found over-the- air on channel 57.2. MHz WorldView can be found on certain cable systems as well, check with your provider.
For as long as the crisis continues to unfold in Egypt Mountain Lake PBS will air Al Jazeera English newscasts and coverage weeknights at 11:00 PM in place of the BBC. The BBC will return at its usual time as soon as the crisis in Egypt subsides.