Kid-Powered Media

September 2, 2007
(was 05.28.2006)

The average American child grows up in a house with three TVs, three Radios, two VCRs, two CD players, a video game player and a computer. That's a lot of media. In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge what happens when kids stop consuming media and start making it? We'll meet kids who make radio, make TV and design video games - kid-powered media.

  1. Kaari Pitkin and Jaimita Haskell on Radio Rookies

    Kaari Pitkin produces Radio Rookies, New York's Peabody Award winning radio project for teenagers. She and one of the Rookies, Jaimita Haskell, tell Jim Fleming about the project.

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  2. The Randall Kids Begin Their Day

    We meet the 4th graders of Mrs. Mincberg's class at Randall Elementary School in Madison, Wisconsin, as they begin the school day.

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  3. Charles Monroe-Kane on "The Andy Milonakis Show"

    TTBOOK producer Charles Monroe-Kane reports on what he thought was a piece of youth media - MTV's hit comedy "The Andy Milonakis Show."

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  4. The Randall Kids Go to Recess

    We go to recess with the Randall Elementary 4th Graders.

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  5. Daniel Handler on "A Series of Unfortunate Events"

    Daniel Handler wrote "A Series of Unfortunate Events" under the pen name of Lemony Snicket.

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  6. The Randall Kids on Books

    The Randall 4th Graders talk about books and reading and book reports.

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  7. Maurice Sendak on "Pincus and the Pig: A Klezmer Tale"

    Maurice Sendak has written and narrates a story called "Pincus and the Pig: A Klezmer Tale."  It's based on Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf".

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  8. The Randall Kids on Poetry

    The Mrs. Mincberg's 4th graders read and talk about poetry.

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