Published Online: January 5, 2016
Published in Print: January 6, 2016, as 'Nick News' Ends 25-Year Run

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'Nick News' Ends 25-Year Run

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"Nick News with Linda Ellerbee," a news show for children on the Nickelodeon cable channel that debuted 25 years ago, has aired its final episode.

The program had its roots as a special to help children understand the Persian Gulf War in the early 1990s. In the finale last month, Ellerbee told viewers, "We believed you were smart. We would not talk down to you." And so the show tackled tough stories such as the Oklahoma City bombing, the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Hurricane Katrina, and the crisis in Syria.

The show won Emmy Awards for such topics as children of alcoholics, children living with cancer, "The Untouchable Kids of India," and children with HIV and AIDS.

Vol. 35, Issue 15, Page 5

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