The American network morning shows always have lots of reports on the weather. I think it is because weather is easy to do. They just send some reporter to stand in the wind, the rain, or the snow, and talk about how bad it is. If they are really lazy, they just use a local reporter rather than sending a national one. They know Americans probably care more about the weather than about foreign affairs or the economy. CNBC and Bloomberg do a fair job of reporting on the economy, but the evening and morning news tend to concentrate on easy topics, like the price of gas.
The one American news show that matches or exceeds Aljazeera is the PBS News Hour. Although it does not have its own overseas correspondents, it uses ITN’s. It covers international and economic news much better than the commercial networks. Margaret Warner’s coverage of international issues is superb. She travels frequently, and when she does, she interviews senior news makers, rather than just reporting press conferences.