The new show, called "WorldView," is an extension of "CNN Newsroom," a daily 15-minute national-news show. "CNN Newsroom" is a commercial-free alternative to Channel One, K-III Communications' advertiser-supported classroom program.
CNN launched "WorldView" Sept. 15 in Washington at a meeting attended by U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley. Network officials said the show will offer students background and perspective on world news. It will also provide geographical and cultural information about the countries in its reports. Another feature will be a "reporter's notebook," in which CNN correspondents discuss world events they have witnessed.
The ~~"CNN Newsroom-WorldView" package airs from 4:30 a.m. to 5 a.m. Eastern time each weekday. CNN says that 30,000 schools nationwide have signed up for "CNN Newsroom." Any school can tape the shows, but those that sign up receive free taping rights and teaching materials. Enrollment information is available by calling (800) 344-6219.
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting has launched a magazine to help teachers use educational programming in their classrooms.
The CPB mailed about 700 copies this month of a prototype issue of Teachers' Digest. The publication was designed and written by teachers for their colleagues, cpb officials said. One article discusses how teachers can use "Incredible Suckers," a program about ocean dwellers, to teach such varied subjects as biology, literature, and history.
The magazine includes the national schedule of the Public Broadcasting Service and condensed reports about other shows of educational value.
For information, call Peggy O'Brien, the cpb's director of education programs, at (202) 879-9725.
PBS has its own new forum to promote educational shows and materials. The network has redesigned and expanded its World Wide Web site on the Internet with new areas devoted to education. The address is http://www.pbs.org.
The site includes links to related information on most educational shows on PBS. Beginning Nov. 1, the PBS Online Web site will link to the Online NewsHour, which features original content produced by the staff of "The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer."