Fast Company is reporting that Al Jazeera is in talks with Comcast and Time Warner to bring Al Jazeera’s Children’s Channel to the U.S. as early as 2012. The channel carries syndicated and original programming – translated into English – that currently runs on the Arabic-language channel of the same name.
So what kind of programs can people expect? Well, there’s Saladin, a cartoon which tells the story of the Crusades from the vantage point of a Muslim warrior, and a documentary about children living in the Gaza Strip, just to name a couple.
FishbowlNY thinks this is great, the more views of the world provided to children, the better. But since we don’t have kids (and we don’t plan to for a few years mom, so please stop asking) it got us wondering, will parents let their kids watch it? It’s an interesting question, because while people can talk all they want about accepting other cultures, what they do behind closed doors might be an entirely different story.