[nobe-l] Fwd: young Federationists to be featured on Nickelodeon special

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Sun Jan 27 05:08:49 UTC 2013

>                 Could you circulate the following announcement 
> wherever you feel appropriate?
>Chris Nusbaum
>Dear Fellow Federationists:
>                 Nick News, a program which airs monthly on the 
> Nickelodeon channel, presents the issues of our day in a way in 
> which children and teens are able to understand, helping them make 
> sense of the news. Hosted by former NBC and NPR reporter Linda 
> Elerbee, this program also features the stories of kids from around 
> our country. The episode which airs this Monday is no exception.
>                 On Monday, January 28, Nick News will feature a 
> special they are calling "Out of Sight: How Blind Kids See the 
> World." On this episode, they will feature five blind kids from 
> across the country as they tell their stories and give insight into 
> their lives, showing that they are pretty much just like their 
> sighted friends and classmates. Some of the teens featured on this 
> episode are active Federationists, including Sophie of Louisiana 
> and Chris of Maryland. There may be other young Federationists 
> featured on the episode, but I do not know if any of the other 
> interviewees are in fact members of the National Federation of the 
> Blind. However, I do know that our philosophy will be exhibited by 
> word and by example in this episode, and I hope it will give the 
> Nick News viewers a more accurate picture of blindness and blind people.
>                 This special will air on the Nickelodeon Channel on 
> Monday, January 28 at 8 PM Eastern, 7 PM Central, 6 PM Mountain, 
> and 5 PM Pacific. The show will repeat at 11 PM Eastern, 8 PM 
> Pacific for those of you living on the West Coast. If you are not 
> able to watch the show when it premiers, it will be archived on the 
> Nick News Web site and on their iTunes podcast page. Before 
> watching the episode, please read two articles which have been 
> published on the Internet about it. First, the article previewing 
> the special on the Nick News Web site: 
> <http://news.nick.com/01/2013/25/kids-see-through-the-challenges-of-blindness/>http://news.nick.com/01/2013/25/kids-see-through-the-challenges-of-blindness/; 
> and an article published on the American Foundation for the Blind's 
> (AFB's) Family Connect Web site for parents of blind children: 
> <http://www.familyconnect.org/news.asp?AnnouncementID=1371>http://www.familyconnect.org/news.asp?AnnouncementID=1371. 
> Then tune into the Nickelodeon Channel on January 28 at 8 PM 
> Eastern to see the episode. I hope you can tune in on Monday! 
> Please feel free to share this information with anyone who may be interested.
>Chris Nusbaum

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