A weekly news magazine for young adults.
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"Special Edition" is a closer look at some of the topics covered on "Nick News." Hosted by Linda Ellerbee, "Special Edition" is a news magazine show geared toward children that reports on topical issues, including the environment, politics and entertainment. Written by Jwelch5742

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Informative and Necessary
28 August 2006 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

As a kid, as most kids maybe do, I found the news pretty boring. Even the local channels seemed rather far away from my life and interests. Asking parents or teachers about confusing subjects either left too many questions or got me into some sort of condescending conversation concerning what I should or shouldn't do.

Nick News was one of those rare occasions in my youth where the news was brought to me, where someone made an effort to inform me, rather than tell me what to do or believe. And, oh, that makes all the difference to a kid.

Each week there were a number of new topics that concerned me or kids like me (in this way, the show taught me to care for people that were not directly involved in my life). It gave me the desire to learn more, to become an active member of my community and to always keep up with the news.

Nick News provides kids with a good deal of information, on subjects of which their parent, churches, and school leaders may have biased opinions. If we truly want a new, thinking, caring world to emerge, more shows like Nick News need to go into development.

((There is another review here on IMDb.com that seems to suggest that Nick News force feeds kids information. I have not watched the show in a number of years, so I can not speak for its entire run, but I can say that in my youth I never felt as though I was being force fed information, quite the opposite when I consider what I was told in school, at church and at home.

If that review concerns itself with some of the more controversial subjects Nick News has tackled over the years, I think Linda and her crew should be commended. I know that as a kid I didn't always agree with what has being said on the show, but I learned, BECAUSE of the show, how to accept alternate sources of information, as well as how to accept another person's point of view.

Yes, Nick News has covered many "controversial" subjects over the years. God bless 'em. Keeping or children ignorant? That's killing them and killing this country.))


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