Al Jazeera America has bailed on taking questions from TV critics at TV Press Tour for the second time. In fairness, the fledgling cable network did provide breakfast for the critics this morning at Winter TV Press Tour 2014, per its original arrangement with the group that organizes the cable-TV days of each tour. But no AJA execs or talent were around, to take questions from the critics. Al Jazeera America also had cancelled, at the 11th hour, on its scheduled Q&A session at Summer TV Press Tour 2013.
Fortunately, most of what were sure to be the critics’ more pressing questions this morning got recently asked of AJA’s primetime news anchor/former NBC News anchor John Segenthaler just days earlier, by Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report: (more…)