Lawmakers demand close oversight of US Arabic TV channel-ALHURRA
Thursday, May 17th, 2007

US lawmakers are demanding greater oversight of the US-government funded Alhurra television for the Middle East, amid continuing controversy over programming carried by the station in late 2006 and early 2007. VOAs Dan Robinson reports from Capitol Hill, where a congressional hearing also examined US public diplomacy efforts aimed at improving the US image in the Middle East and combatting extremism in the Muslim world.