Khanfar is director general of the Doha-based Al Jazeera Network.

Update, Aug.1, 2011: Al Jazeera English has finally landed in New York City. The network hit the airwaves on WRNN's RISE, available on Time Warner Cable's channel 92. It will soon be available on Verizon FiOS, channel 466, broadcast to upwards of 2 million homes in New York. Al Jazeera English was the leader of the coverage of the Egyptian uprising—and the numbers prove it. Wadah Khanfar, the network’s director general, on why the U.S. should wise up and let the network broadcast here.