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UK TEACHING ASSISTANT WHO CO-AUTHORED
AL JAZEERA BOOK TO APPEAR
ON BILL MAHER'S 'POLITICALLY INCORRECT'

By Ralph Derickson

 

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Al Jazeera is the Arab television station in the tiny country of Qatar that gained fame when it broadcast interviews with Osama Bin Laden.

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May 3, 2002 (Lexington, Ky.) -- Adel Iskandar, a UK graduate student and teaching assistant who co-authored a book about the controversial Arab television station Al Jazeera, will be a guest on ABC's "Politically Incorrect" hosted by Bill Maher Tuesday on May 7 (consult your local listings for times the show will be broadcast).

Al Jazeera is the Arab television station in the tiny country of Qatar that gained fame when it broadcast interviews with Osama Bin Laden.

Iskandar, a communication instructor in the UK College of Communications and Information Studies, co-authored the book "Al Jazeera: How the Free Arab News Network Scooped the World and Changed the Middle East" with Mohammed El-Nawawy, a communication professor at the University of West Florida in Pensacola.

Iskandar, who was raised in Kuwait and Egypt but has a joint Canadian citizenship, has also scheduled signings of the book at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Waldenbooks in Fayette Mall, and at 7:30 p.m. also May 11 in Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Hamburg Place. Another book signing will be held at 2 p.m. July 13 at Hawley-Cooke Books in Louisville.


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