Mr. Charles W. Ergen
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
EchoStar Communications/DISH Network
9601 South Meridian Boulevard
Englewood, CO 80112
Dear Mr. Ergen:
Joyzelle Davis of the Rocky Mountain News, in its April 22, 2006, edition, reported that “EchoStar’s Dish Network is the only cable or satellite operator in the U.S. publicly willing to consider carrying controversial Arab news channel Al Jazeera’s planned English-language spinoff.” Since Al-Jazeera is a channel that incites Arabs and Muslims to kill Americans, we hope this report is in error. We find it hard to believe that your satellite service would bring this anti-American network into American homes. Please tell us that you will not be providing a platform for terrorist propaganda.