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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Libby Casey
The news channel goes live in less than three weeks. That would be Al Jazeera America, already peopled with veterans hailing from CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, PBS and ABC. Now add C-SPAN to the list. Libby Casey, morning host and producer for C-SPAN's much esteemed "Washington Journal," has signed on as the incoming network's official Washington correspondent — one of the nine new hires who will lead regional bureaus.
"I see this as an opportunity to be part of a strong news presence in the media landscape, emphasizing serious news and serious storytelling. On C-SPAN, we have a direct connection to the audience, a respect for the audience. I want to continue with that connection at Al Jazeera America," Ms. Casey tells Inside the Beltway.
"That is the message the network gave to me. They want genuine storytelling, they want audience connection, they want newspeople delivering straightforward information. It's in their code of ethics," she adds.