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Antonio Mora to host Al-Jazeera talk show

Friday - 7/26/2013, 4:22pm  ET

Emmy Award-winning journalist Antonio Mora is seen in an undated photo provided by Al-Jazeera network. Al Jazeera America, the new American news channel that will launch on Aug. 20, on Friday, July 26, 2013 announced that Mora will join the channel as host of Consider This, a weeknight current affairs talk show that will showcase hard-hitting interviews and panel discussions on issues important to American viewers. (AP Photo/Al-Jazeera network)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Former ABC News correspondent Antonio Mora is the latest hire at Al-Jazeera America.

The news network, which is launching Aug. 20, said Friday that Mora will host a weeknight current affairs talk show called "Consider This." The show will have interviews and panel discussions on news issues, and invite viewers to participate through social media.

Mora spent eight years at ABC News as a correspondent and a substitute anchor. He was a local news anchor in Miami and Chicago after leaving ABC.

The network is slowly outlining its schedule with hiring announcements. Earlier this week, Al-Jazeera America said Joie Chen would be host of a nightly newsmagazine "America Tonight."


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