Al-Jazeera coming to Colo
GOLDEN, Colorado ” Interviews from a Colorado saloon and a backyard cookout will be broadcast on the Al-Jazeera network’s English-language service during the Democratic convention.
Al-Jazeera will broadcast from the Buffalo Rose bar in Golden on Aug. 27, the convention’s third night.
When Barack Obama gives his acceptance speech the next night, al-Jazeera will interview visitors at City Manager Mike Bestor’s barbecue.
Al-Jazeera is based in Qatar. The Bush administration has accused its Arabic channel of being a mouthpiece for terrorists.
Golden spokeswoman Sabrina D’Agosta acknowledges al-Jazeera is controversial but says the city wants its viewers to see that Americans “are great poeple.”
Golden, population 18,000, is just west of Denver.