Retro News is a fast paced magazine style show hosted by kids and for kids from 9 to 12 years old. From their virtual news room, teen journalists bring significant, interesting and humorous historic events to life with actual news footage from the archives.
Kids will see and hear newsmakers like Albert Einstein, Franklin Roosevelt, Amelia Earhart and John Kennedy. They will see Mt. Rushmore take shape, the Wright brothers fly and John Glenn blast into space.
The special feature Innovation will show the big advances of the early 20th century like the telephone, the airplane and plastic as well as plenty of wacky inventions like the rain making machine and the card table that deals for you.
The young hosts introduce viewers to the people and events that have shaped our world. They mix the facts with plenty of fun. The segments Sports, Vintage Vogue and Fun and Games will give kids the giggles with unusual sights like edible hats, bowling elephants, monkeys driving a train and flagpole dancers.
Retro News is jam packed with the facts students should know (Theodore Roosevelt created more National Parks than any other president.) as well as those that are just fun to know. (Teddy�s children took their pony on the White House elevator.) But history is only the beginning.
Visit the Retro News Web site to view a video clip of the program.
Thirteen 30-min. programs