As millions of Americans travel to view the total eclipse of the sun it is expected to bring an economic boost to the tourism industry. Steven Gaydos, editor of Variety in Los Angeles, tells the BBC's Russell Padmore, it is also an opportunity for media companies to boost revenues from advertising. (Picture: An eclipse of the sun through cloudy skies. Jes Aznar/AFP.)
Al Jazeera Media Network's acting director general, Mostefa Souag, says the channel is "completely independent" of government.