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[NC] GK Announces Special 9.11 Project with PBS' ONLINE NEWSHOUR
TO REVEAL STUDENT PERSPECTIVES
ON THE SEPTEMBER 11 ATTACKS, FIVE YEARS LATER
On Monday, August 28, 2006, the Online NewsHour, the Web site of PBS' The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, and Global Kids, a New York City-based educational organization that educates youth about international issues, will launch "Five Years After - A September 11 Youth Circle" at http://www.newzcrew.org.
Based on the popularity of and respect for The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and Newz Crew, a partnership of the Online NewsHour and Global Kids, "Five Years After" is expected to be the premier discussion forum about September 11 for high school students.
The forum will allow high school students to constructively discuss how the attacks of September 11 have affected their lives, their communities and their perspectives on world affairs using background information from the archives of The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.
Students can participate in the September 11 discussions until Monday, September 25, 2006. Adults can view the discussions without registering.
A press release with more information is attached. For more information, please contact Rob Flynn, 703-998-2174, or Anne Bell, 703-998-2175.
The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer is seen five nights a week on more than 315 PBS stations across the country. The program is produced by MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, in association with WETA, Washington, DC and Thirteen/WNET in New York. Funding for The NewsHour is provided by the Archer Daniels Midland Co.; CIT; Pacific Life; BP and The Atlantic Philanthropies, with additional funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and public television viewers.