Parents' Guide to

PBS NewsHour Extra

By Polly Conway, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

PBS site gives kids reasons to care about the news.

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age 9+

Based on 1 parent review

age 9+

The PBS NewsHour rocks!!!

I'm a follower of the NewsHour since a long time. I'm watchin' every weeknight with Gwen Ifill & Judy Woodruff from Washington, D.C. and every weekend with Hari Sreenivasan from New York. Since Gwen Ifill died of cancer, the news are always the best than ever. Online weeknights at 6 pm EDT/EST on or Weekends at 5 pm EDT/EST on USTREAM only. The Extra website is interesting for the future journalists. The Student Reporting Labs rocks!!! This is the best of the NewsHour. #PBSNEWS

Is It Any Good?

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Kids who might find the regular PBS Newshour boring will be pleasantly surprised by PBS Newshour Extra. It covers the same issues, but it makes the content livelier and provides extra context. Without oversimplifying content, the site shares news in a straightforward manner and takes kids' perspectives into consideration. It also organizes content into special lesson plans tailored to kids' particular interests. For example, the feature "Neuroscience and Zombies" includes materials explaining how zombies' brain chemistry differs from humans'. The site isn't flashy, but it has a clean interface that's easy for kids to navigate without getting overwhelmed.

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