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The anchors/reporters are a diverse group of teen boys and girls. Promotes discussion of potentially difficult issues.
Violence & Scariness
Some stories include information (without detail or gore) about the Iraq war and life post-9/11.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Very benign, teen-oriented social commentary on how to know if a girl or boy is the "right" one.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this topical news show is geared for 13- to 16-year-olds. Topics cover a wide range -- from hard-hitting facts about the Iraq war and life after Sept. 11 to ways to tell whether a boy or girl is right for you -- and are usually specifically tailored toward the teen audience: What if there's a draft? How has the SAT changed? How can you look your best when visiting colleges? The show is anchored and reported completely by teens (both boys and girls) from a range of diverse backgrounds. Some topics may be difficult for sensitive younger teens, and some mature teens may find the format corny -- but for most, this series presents a peer-oriented opportunity for them to learn about real happenings in their world.
Is It Any Good?
Parents may be left bleary-eyed, but teens love the fast pace -- and it keeps their attention. Parents of sensitive or younger teens may need to keep an eye peeled for content that could be too much for them, but otherwise this is a lively show that gives teens something substantial to chew on. It's a great fit for kids who have outgrown Nick News but aren't quite ready for The Daily Show.
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