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Nick News With Linda Ellerbee

Nick News With Linda Ellerbee

Fall 2000 Television
Ages: 2 - 11 yrs.
Producer: Nickelodeon
Review:
Wearing high top tennis shoes and jeans, Linda Ellerbee urges kids to explore, ask questions and find answers in a show that’s - guess what? - a newscast for kids. One segment is as simple as visiting a 13-year-old boy on a farm, another looks at volcanoes erupting and how and why they do it. An ambitious piece tackled affirmative action, explaining the pros and cons, another feature showed how a man makes rainbows in the sky. “Art imitating nature,” he called it. The shows – whether newsy pieces or quick polls on politics - are well paced and informative, without being too much of a lecture.
Ann Oldenburg   ©2000 Parents' Choice
Ann Oldenburg, lecturer and interim director of the journalism program at Georgetown University, writes about television, food, workplace issues and other pop culture topics. A University of Florida Gator with a degree in journalism, she began her career at The Washington Post and spent more than two decades with USA TODAY. She and her husband have three sons and live in McLean, Virginia.


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