[blindkid] Fwd: young Federationists to be featured on Nickelodeon special
dandrews at visi.com
Sun Jan 27 05:08:49 UTC 2013
> Could you circulate the following announcement
> wherever you feel appropriate?
>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:
> and an article published on the American Foundation for the Blind's
> (AFB's) Family Connect Web site for parents of blind children:
> 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.
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