| As one girl said soon after 9/11, "our lives
have changed in so many ways, and we won't really know how until the
dust settles." In this episode, hosted by Eden Riegel of ALL MY
CHILDREN, we highlight how teens have responded to the ongoing events of
September 11. Among those speaking out are students who were closest
to Ground Zero and have returned to their schools; a teen EMT
who volunteered at the site; a boy who abused drugs but stopped after 9/11;
and a teen who lost her step-father, a fireman. Teenagers
in California and Colorado also reveal how the attacks and terrorist threats
have changed their lives and hopes for the future.
||Teens are watching and reading more news now than
they ever did before 9/11. This program explores how the news coverage
on TV, on the Web, and in print has impacted the way they are coping
with their changed world. It also helps them understand how to select,
compare and interpret what they see and read in the news. How can
you tell fact from rumor? What is bias and what is a credible source?
What is a primary source? Teen reporters Oliver and Christina interview
FOX News' Bill O'Reilly, ABC's Peter Jennings, CNN's and MTV's Serena Altschul, and a wide variety of other experts and journalists.
||Hosted by actor Jason
Biggs, this episode explores groups' and individuals' efforts
to promote racial, religious, and cultural understanding at a
time when growing numbers of Arab-Americans and Muslims are being
victimized. A Sikh teen and Muslim teens of various backgrounds dispel stereotypes
by talking about different aspects of Islam. They
discuss how they have been affected and explain the differences between them
and the extremists. We also hear from Palestinian and Israeli teens
from the Seeds of Peace initiative and a group of peer educators
from Global Kids, an organization that prepares urban youth to become
global citizens and leaders.
|Jamie's stepfather was a firefighter who responded to the attacks. Watch her recollect what happened after being told that he did not survive.
||See a variety of reactions to media coverage of the attacks of 9/11. Kids from both the east and west coasts discuss their reactions to the events.
||Students talk about their Islamic faith and how common misconceptions about the religion and its followers need to be clarified.