Al Jazeera has been one of the best sources of news coming out of the Middle East lately. The problem for news junkies like us is that cable and satellite companies in the U.S. don't carry it. You can watch it as a live stream
on your PC, but who wants to squint at a 15-inch laptop screen when you've got a nice, 42-inch TV sitting in your living room? Thankfully, there are a few ways to get Al Jazeera English on your TV -- without launching an intense letter-writing campain to your local cable company. (But maybe you should?
) Eric Spiegelman at The Awl breaks down how to use a Roku or a Google TV device
to watch on your HD set. The Google TV method should work for the Boxee Box as well. Unfortunately, Apple TV users are left out in the cold. Even though Al Jazeera is available on YouTube, Apple TV's YouTube app doesn't support live streams. Jerks.