Nick News Special Edition

  • 2001
  • TV-G
  • newsmagazine

A special edition of the newsmagazine geared toward children that reports on topical issues, including the environment, politics and entertainment.

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Special Edition: It's Only Television

First Aired: November 8, 2002

Kids discuss television's portrayal of truth versus fiction. Included: Comments by producer Gary David Goldberg and PAX-TV president Jeff Sagansky. Also: How different series depict complex social issues and topical events.

MIXED-ISH - In "mixed-ish," Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the '80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves. Bow's parents Paul and Alicia decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family. As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they're perceived as neither black nor white. This family's experiences illuminate the challenges of finding one's own identity when the rest of the world can't decide where you belong. (ABC/Kelsey McNeal)
MYKAL-MICHELLE HARRIS, ARICA HIMMEL, ETHAN WILLIAM CHILDRESS

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