or


[08/09/12 - 09:21 AM]
"Nick News With Linda Ellerbee: Animals? Show Me The Money" Premieres Sunday, Aug. 12, at 9:00 PM (ET/PT) on Nick at Nite
The special features commentary from zookeeper and TV host Jack Hanna.

[via press release from Nickelodeon]

CIRCUSES, ZOOS, RODEOS: ENTERTAINMENT OR ANIMAL EXPLOITATION?

Nick News With Linda Ellerbee Listens to Kids on Both Sides of the Debate in "Animals? Show Me The Money" Premiering Sunday, Aug. 12, at 9:00 PM (ET/PT) on Nick at Nite

Special Features Appearance by Zookeeper Jack Hanna

NEW YORK, Aug. 9, 2012 - Nick News with Linda Ellerbee hears from kids discussing whether or not it's fair to use animals for entertainment in the new half-hour special, "Animals? Show Me The Money," premiering Sunday, Aug. 12, at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nick at Nite. The special features commentary from zookeeper and TV host Jack Hanna.

"There was a time, not so long ago, when people rarely discussed or even thought about how we treat all animals," says Ellerbee. "But we know more now, and so we ask the big question -- what does how we treat all animals say about us?"

The special features 14-year-old Amanda who says making animals perform for circuses is like enslaving or imprisoning them. "Haven't we already learned that lesson as humans that things deserve to be free?" she says.

12-year-old Kylie of Tarzana, Calif. disagrees. "I think it's fair we use animals in entertainment because it's socialization for them and also they like to do it."

Research has shown that zoo animals often live longer than animals in the wild.

"These animals get a good nutritional diet and we have great veterinarians and zookeepers who constantly have an eye on them. And definitely, they don't have predators here," says 15-year-old Shreya, a volunteer at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio. "I feel like the animals have a better life here."

"We're taking advantage of them just for entertainment purposes saying it's education," says 12-year-old Reese. "Living in a zoo is like living in your room for all of your life and not going outside ever."

The rodeo and marine parks are also big topics of debate.

"Rodeo's a really big American tradition," says 13-year-old Quincy. "I've been competing in rodeos since I was four years old."

"When I see a rodeo, it makes me feel angry because I don't think people understand how much pain they're inflicting on a living creature," says 16-year-old animal rights activist Gillian. "The very nature of rodeo is cruel."

13-year-old Trevor of Austin, Texas, volunteers at the Sea World summer camp. "With the shows, people come thinking they're going to be entertained, but they leave being educated," he says.

"Just putting these animals in a tank is wrong," says 14-year-old Hunter of Parish, N.Y. "It is a bit like seeing your favorite celebrity in prison."

Nick News, produced by Lucky Duck Productions, is now in its 21st year and is the longest-running kids' news show in television history. It has built its reputation on the respectful and direct way it speaks to kids about the important issues of the day. Over the years, Nick News has received more than 21 Emmy nominations and recently won its ninth Emmy Award for Under the Influence: Kids of Alcoholics in the category of Outstanding Children's Nonfiction Program. Additional Emmy wins for outstanding children's programming include: The Face of Courage: Kids Living with Cancer (2010); Coming Home: When Parents Return from War (2009); The Untouchable Kids of India (2008); Private Worlds: Kids and Autism (2007); Never Again: From the Holocaust to the Sudan (2005); Faces of Hope: The Kids of Afghanistan (2002) and What Are You Staring At? (1998). In addition, in 1995, the entire series won the Emmy. In 2009, Nick News was honored with the Edward R. Murrow Award for best Network News Documentary for Coming Home: When Parents Return from War - the first-ever kids' television program to receive this prestigious award. Nick News has also received three Peabody Awards, including a personal award given to Ellerbee for explaining the impeachment of President Clinton to kids, as well as a Columbia duPont Award and more than a dozen Parents' Choice Awards.

Nickelodeon, now in its 33rd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 17 consecutive years. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B).





  [august 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· NICK NEWS (NICKELODEON)





[09/21/17 - 11:00 AM]
Two-Time Tony Award Winner Matthew Broderick Cast as the Narrator in FOX's Live Musical Event, "A Christmas Story Live!," Airing Sunday, December 17, on FOX
As the narrator, Broderick will play the grown-up Ralphie Parker, who looks back with love and humor on his favorite childhood Christmas.

[09/21/17 - 11:00 AM]
David Lim Upped to Series Regular on New CBS Drama Series "S.W.A.T."
Lim portrays Victor Tan, a relatively new S.W.A.T. officer who made his name in the Hollywood division before advancing to the heights of the LAPD and Metro S.W.A.T.

[09/21/17 - 09:07 AM]
Netflix Has Picked Up "BoJack Horseman" for a Fifth Season
Will Arnett voices BoJack, the failed legendary '90s sitcom star from the favorite family sitcom Horsin' Around, who has been trying to find his way through a muddle of self-loathing, whisky and failed relationships.

[09/21/17 - 08:20 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "America's Got Talent" Win Summer Finale Showdown
The Peacock holds off "Big Brother" on CBS and "MasterChef" on FOX.

[09/21/17 - 08:02 AM]
"Comic Book Men" Season 7 Premieres Sunday, October 22 at Midnight on AMC
Guests this season include Method Man, Robert Englund and more!

[09/21/17 - 08:01 AM]
"AMC Visionaries: Robert Kirkman's Secret History of Comics" Will Premiere as a Two-Night Television Event on Sunday, November 12th at 11:00PM ET/PT and Monday, November 13th at 10:00PM ET/PT
The six-part one-hour documentary series takes a deeper look into the stories, people and events that have transformed the world of comic books.

[09/21/17 - 08:00 AM]
"Michael Jackson's Halloween," A New One-Hour Animated Special, to Be Broadcast Friday, Oct. 27 on CBS
The special will feature the voices of actors Christine Baranski, Kiersey Clemons, Alan Cumming, George Eads, Brad Garrett, Lucy Liu, Jim Parsons and Lucas Till.

[09/21/17 - 07:22 AM]
CMT Partners with Louisiana Community and Technical Colleges and Louisiana Calling in Statewide Push Encouraging Residents to Pursue Higher Education
Louisiana native and rising country star Courtney Cole was on-hand for the announcement, where she committed to return to her home state for an eight-stop community college tour in 2018.

[09/21/17 - 07:02 AM]
An All-New "The Great American Baking Show" Debuts This December on ABC
Ayesha Curry and Anthony "Spice" Adams will host the new season.

[09/21/17 - 06:10 AM]
Video: "Def Comedy Jam 25" - Official Trailer - Netflix
Dave Chappelle, Martin Lawrence, Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, Adele Givens, Tracy Morgan, Sheryl Underwood, D.L. Hughley and many more celebrate one of comedy's greatest institutions.

[09/20/17 - 02:45 PM]
Comedy Central Launches Global Podcast Network Featuring Brand Extensions of Comedy Central's Hit Franchises and New Original Content
Comedy Central's late night hit "The Jim Jefferies Show" will debut "The Jim Jefferies Show Podcast" today, and it will be available for download and streaming worldwide across Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, and other digital platforms.

[09/20/17 - 01:18 PM]
A&E Network to Premiere New Nonfiction Limited Series "The Eleven" on Thursday, October 19 at 9PM ET/PT
The six-part limited series follows investigators as they reexamine the murders of 11 teenage girls after discovering a confession letter from current inmate and convicted murderer Edward Harold Bell.

[09/20/17 - 12:31 PM]
NBC and Hulu Bring Will & Grace (and Jack & Karen) to Screens Everywhere with First-Ever Streaming Deal for Multi-Emmy Award Winning Series
The iconic series will be available on the NBC app, Hulu and on-demand through satellite, cable and telco pay TV providers, beginning Thursday, September 21, one week ahead of the return of "Will & Grace" on NBC.

[09/20/17 - 12:01 PM]
CBS Gives 13 Episode Series Production Commitment to New Drama from Emmy Award Winner Dick Wolf for the 2018-2019 Broadcast Season
The new series, "F.B.I." (working title), is a scripted drama about the inner workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

[09/20/17 - 11:55 AM]
American Heroes Channel Announces Premiere of "Unabomber: 20 Years of Terror" This Sunday, September 24 at 10/9c
For 18 years, Theodore John Kaczynski mailed and planted handmade explosive devices, traumatizing the American people, claiming the lives of three innocent victims and injuring nearly two dozen more.