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The year was 1978, and one man in blue tights, a cape, and interstellar space goggles ruled the airwaves on local television station WCCB. Sonic Man, as he called himself, was a peace-loving superhero from the planet Utor who hosted the station's afternoon kiddie shows, all while teaching good character, playing educational games, and gesturing his white-gloved hands about wildly.

There’s a big addition to the cable television news landscape next month with the debut of Al-Jazeera America.  It’s expected to be quite different from what we’ve become used to seeing on FOX News, MSNBC and CNN. The Qatar-based network is branding itself as a refuge of sorts for people interested in serious news. Morgan Fogarty of WCCB in Charlotte will be a key part of the new network.  She will be one of its lead anchors.  She spoke with us about Al Jazeera America.