The reporter and co-anchor of NBC News Overnight, which brought her "duPont Columbia Awards" as "possibly the best written and most intelligent news program ever" Linda Ellerbee tried to explore the fact of 9/11 to the kids and young generations in the "Nick News Report on 9/11," airing Thursday at 9 p.m.
In this half-hour special the Journalist, author, news reporter, news anchor was aiming at kids too young to remember the events of Sept. 11, 2001, as well as the teens and young adults who experienced them as children. It begins with a simply stated description of what happened, evolving into what this means to America 10 years later.
Nickelodeon commissioned a study by Harvest Research and The Harrison Group that showed many of today's younger children learned about 9/11 from a parent, typically after hearing a reference to it on television or at school. But "you may get a lot of information that's wrong," says Ms. Ellerbee at the outset of the show. She adds that the graphic images and details of that day were intentionally omitted from the program, yet "the simple fact of what happened is scary."
She suggested the viewers to find a trusted adult to watch the show with, and given the subject matter, it's an excellent suggestion. The report was aired at 9 p.m. Thursday September 1, 2011 on Nickelodeon. It's really a laudable approach on her part to the dealings of the history.