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Nick News

Nick News

  • Premiered: 
    April 18, 1992
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  • Network: Nick
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Newsmagazine
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Current Events
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Plot Synopsis

Hosted by Linda Ellerbee from 1992 through 2015, NICK NEWS was the longest-running kids' news show in television history. Each episode, which highlights a different topic, is typically 30 minutes in duration, revealing how current events and contemporary issues affect children. Initially created as a news special to help kids understand the U.S. War with Iraq in the early 1990s, NICK NEWS immediately went on to play a vital, continuing role in kids' education of current events, from covering major world events like 9/11, the Oklahoma City bombing and Hurricane Katrina, to shedding light on controversial issues such as AIDS, sexuality and racism. Recent topics include: Liar, Liar Pants on Fire: Lies Parents Tell You; Family Secrets: When Violence Hits Home; and Out of Sight: How Blind Kids See the World.

On Tuesday, December 15, 2015 from 8-9pm ET/PT, Nickelodeon premiered the series finale of NICK NEWS WITH LINDA ELLERBEE. The one-hour series ender, "Hello, I Must Be Going: 25 Years of Nick News With Linda Ellerbee," features a retrospective of the series, highlighting some of the most poignant episodes and discussions while presenting the story and philosophy behind the award-winning series.
Nickelodeon premiered the hour-long special, "Kids, Race and Unity," on Monday, June 29, 2020 at 7pm ET/PT. Hosted by Alicia Keys, the program amplifies the voices and experiences of Black children across the country amid current events. The special features the leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement answering questions from real kids, offer tools for families to have constructive conversations about race and inclusivity, and highlight teen activists who are fighting racial injustice. "Kids, Race and Unity: A Nick News Special" is the first of a series of NICK NEWS specials that will air on Nickelodeon in the coming months.

Said Keys, "I've had a vision of a forum that can engage kids during this time and help to focus our attention on how they might be feeling, and this Nick News special is it! Talking about race can be sensitive and uncomfortable; and sometimes we try to protect our children from racism they are already experiencing. But honestly, there is no way around this topic if we want to move forward in any kind of meaningful way. What's happening in the world is not just a problem for the Black community, it's all of our problem and we ALL have to care about it in order to change it! This is such an important, vulnerable, honest and beautiful conversation, and I know many families may be searching for the right way to enter it. Let's really deep dive together."

Keys will lead a series of conversations with special guests, including: the co-founders of Black Lives Matter, Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi; 12-year-old singer and viral sensation, Keedron Bryant; Ibram X. Kendi, author of "Antiracist Baby;" Jade Fuller, Nya Collins, Zee Thomas, Kennedy Green, Emma Rose Smith and Mikayla Smith, the Nashville, Tenn., teens who founded Teens4Equality; social media star Tabitha Brown and her family; and family therapist, Dr. George James.


Other Titles

  • Also known as Nick News with Linda Ellerbee

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Lucky Duck Productions