Inside Story Americas is a half hour daily news and current affairs show from Al Jazeera English, produced out of the channel's Washington DC news center. ISA digs deep to offer expert analysis of what's behind the stories in the headlines, the issues affecting peoples' lives from Canada to the Caribbean to South America, and the policies and decisions made in Washington DC that impact the rest of the world.
ISA brings you context and perspective on the major and underreported stories. Watch debates you won't see or hear anywhere else, on everything from how the US treats its homeless, to the link between climate change and extreme US weather, to indigenous protests in Bolivia.
Shihab Rattansi is the host of Inside Story Americas and is a long-time anchor for Al Jazeera English. Shihab has anchored major news stories out of the Americas for the channel including the 2008 presidential elections, the 2008 economic meltdown, the 2009 coup in Honduras, and the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Before joining Al Jazeera English, he was a CNN International anchor based in Atlanta, Georgia, where he presented breaking news stories including the capture of Saddam Hussein and the 2004 Tsunami.
ISA's unconventional convention coverage - As the US political conventions near, ISA is gearing up to cover the events with the political spinoff show Inside Story US 2012. Starting from the first week of the conventions, ISA will talk with people seldom heard from, and those most affected by the decisions made in Washington DC.