Velshi getting new show on Al Jazeera America
The program debuts May 11 and will air weeknights on Al Jazeera America at 10:30 p.m..
“’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 Velshi in a statement. “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 struggling economically and politically.
Velshi was previously the host of the nightly show “Real Money with Ali Velshi” on Al Jazeera America.
He joined Al Jazeera America in 2013 from CNN, where he served as the channel’s chief business correspondent, anchor of CNN International’s “World Business Today” and the host of CNN’s weekly business roundtable “Your Money.”