Inside Story (TV programme)
|Presented by||Various (Al Jazeera English)
Ray Suarez (Al Jazeera America)
|Country of origin||Qatar (Al Jazeera English)
United States (Al Jazeera America)
|Location(s)||Doha (Al Jazeera English)
Washington, D.C. (Newseum) (Al Jazeera America)
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original channel||Al Jazeera English
Al Jazeera America (Al Jazeera America)
|Original release||November 2006– present|
Inside Story is a daily news programme broadcast by Al Jazeera English and Al Jazeera America. The programme provides analysis and commentary on recent news stories and is modeled after Mā Warā’ al-Khabar (Arabic: ما وراء الخبر; Behind the News) on the sister channel, Al Jazeera (Arabic).
The original Al Jazeera English version of the programme broadcasts from Al Jazeera's studios in Doha, with an anchor who is joined by guests from around the globe. The hosts rotate depending upon the topic being covered.
The programme began airing in November 2006 alongside the launch of Al Jazeera English.
An American version of the show launched on Al Jazeera America on August 20, 2013 on the channel's debut and was first hosted by Libby Casey who still acts as the fill in host. The show is now hosted full-time by Ray Suarez formerly of PBS Newshour.
The show is based in Washington D.C. and is filmed at Al Jazeera's DC hub studios and was originally shot on the former set of Inside Story Americas. The show's format is identical to that of the original Al Jazeera English program with the exception that it has a full time host.
In December 2011, Al Jazeera English launched three spinoffs. Two related to the United States:
- Inside Story Americas, which focuses solely on stories related to the Americas and was the forerunner to the American version of the show on Al Jazeera America.
- Inside Story: US 2012, which covered the U.S. 2012 presidential election.
Inside Story Americas - and, formerly, Inside Story: US 2012 - has a rotation of Washington D.C anchors.
The third programme:
- Inside Syria, was launched to cover the Civil War in Syria.
It uses the same set as another former programme: Inside Iraq, hosted by Jasim Al-Azzawi.
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