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Parents' Guide to

How's Your News?

By Will Wade, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Disabled reporters seek out news in honest reality show.

TV MTV Reality TV 2009
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

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Unlike more traditional celebrity/man-on-the-street interview shows, the How's Your News? gang's efforts to participate as equals in their conversations makes up a significant portion of the show's entertainment value. Which means that the producers (including South Park's Trey Parker and Matt Stone) have to walk a very fine line between promoting the reporters' efforts to function independently and not seeming to mock them when their challenges are most visible.

And, for the most part, they walk that line successfully. It's clear that the team's problems can be a source of misunderstanding -- and sometimes humor -- and for the most part everyone plays along. By recognizing that these incidents are just part of everyday life, the show makes everyone involved seem very real and very human.

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