Sma Station drainer
Wed Oct 17 13:09:53 EDT 2001

  "Whiz Kids TV Extra" is still on..... they have segment named "News for
Kids," probably the only thing that comes close.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Sarah Frederick" <sfred at>
To: <KineJapan at>
Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2001 8:17 AM
Subject: RE: Sma Station

> Back on the "news for youth" topic that we started with, is the show
"Kodomo no news" still on NHK?  This was more aimed at children than at SMAP
fans, but it was quite good at explaining complex current events.  I would
never have understood the real estate lending crisis in the mid-1990s
without it. Of course, it had the NHK perspective, but somehow because of
the audience it had neither the condescending tone and pseudo-neutrality of
regular NHK news nor the sensationalism of of the commercial networks. If
it's still on I recommend it.
> --
> Sarah Frederick, Assistant Professor of Japanese
> Boston University

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