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February 26, 2009

Baldwin, Seymour among attendees at Oscar viewing party held by Children Uniting Nations

Baldwin, Seymour among attendees at Oscar viewing party held by Children Uniting Nations

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

A child reporter from All Star Planet talks to Stephen Baldwin.

Sunday, Hollywood stars gathered in the Beverly Hilton ballroom in Beverly Hills, California, for the 10th Annual Children Uniting Nations Oscar viewing party for the 81st Academy Awards.

Wikinews reporter Ilya Haykinson attended the party; the two prior years were covered by outside volunteer photographers.

The following is a selection from the hundreds of images taken by Haykinson, of the guests at this party.



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June 13, 2007

Television\’s \’Mr. Wizard\’ Don Herbert dies at 89

Television’s ‘Mr. Wizard’ Don Herbert dies at 89

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Don Herbert, known to many as his stage name “Mr. Wizard”, died Tuesday night. Mr. Wizard, who is famous for introducing science to children for over 50 years, died of bone cancer at the age of 89 at his Bell Canyon home in Los Angeles.

Cquote1.svg Using everyday equipment made it something that children should not be afraid of. If you used scientific equipment that’s strange to the child, it’s not going to help him or her understand. Cquote2.svg

—Don Herbert (Mr. Wizard), Interview on Voice of America’s Our World

Mr. Wizard was the host of the program Watch Mr. Wizard in the 1950s and 60s, and later Mr. Wizard’s World in the 80s. His children-themed shows gave viewers a glimpse into the science world by performing experiments with common household objects. Herbert said in an interview on Voice of America’s Our World, a science and technology program, that “Using everyday equipment made it something that children should not be afraid of. If you used scientific equipment that’s strange to the child, it’s not going to help him or her understand. So we used everyday equipment. And especially because we used everyday equipment in new and unusual ways, which helped.” Generations of young scientists tuned in each week to learn about scientific principles and follow along with Mr. Wizard by conducting the same experiments at home.

Herbert, who was born in Waconia, Minnesota, attended the University of Wisconsin in La Crosse. After graduating with degrees in English and general science, he joined the US Army Air Corps, and served in World War II as a bomber pilot in Europe. Post-war, he worked as an actor before becoming the host of Watch Mr. Wizard in 1951. The program ran for nearly 15 years on NBC and CBC.

In 1983, the show’s format was revived with Mr. Wizard’s World, which aired on the Nickelodeon cable network for 7 years. He also appeared on the talk shows of David Letterman (including the premiere episode of Late Night with David Letterman), Johnny Carson, and Regis Philbin, as well as staring as a panelist on the game show Hollywood Squares 5 times in 1986.

Herbert is survived by his wife and six children and step-children.

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June 2, 2007

Wikinews Entertainment Shorts: June 2, 2007

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Saturday, June 2, 2007

Neopets to become TV series

The popular Neopets website has become an interstitial television series, to air later this month on Nickelodeon in the United States. These interstitials introduce viewers to creatures on the virtual pet site, at the same time revealing clues that direct kids to the website to unlock games.

Kyra Reppen, Neopets’ senior VP and general manager, commented to World Screen: “The Neopets Mini-Shows bring together Nickelodeon’s powerhouse of expertise in making content for kids and tweens with the talented creative team at the Neopets studio. These animated shorts will bring to life the characters and adventures that make up the virtual world of Neopia.”

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ACT kids TV awards handed out in Toronto, Canada

The Alliance for Children and Television, a Canadian organization, announced its 2007 Awards of Excellence winners. Honouring the best of children’s television, the awards were held in the Canadian Broadcasting Centre in Toronto, Ontario, the headquarters for the CBC television and radio networks.

  • Grand Prize: Poko, Halifax Film, CBC
  • Special Jury Prize: This is Emily Yeung, marblemedia/Sinking Ship Entertainment, Treehouse
  • All Genres Age 3-5: This is Emily Yeung, marblemedia/Sinking Ship Entertainment, Treehouse
  • All Genres Age 9-12: The Snow Queen, Amberwood Entertainment, CBC
  • Animation Age 3-5: Poko, Halifax Film, CBC
  • Animation Age 6-8: If the World Were a Village, 9 Story Entertainment, YTV, CBC, TVO, SRC, Treehouse
  • Animation Age 9-14: 6teen, Nelvana, Teletoon
  • Interstitial: Roll Play, Sinking Ship Entertainment, Treehouse/SRC
  • Best Website: www.zimmertwins.com

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September 15, 2006

Nickelodeon to cease broadcasting temporarily in US, to encourage play

Nickelodeon to cease broadcasting temporarily in US, to encourage play

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Friday, September 15, 2006

Those trying to view the Nickelodeon channel on Saturday, September 30th need not be alarmed. The popular children’s channel will be airing a black screen, starting at 11 a.m, but the channel hasn’t ceased.

To promote the Worldwide Day of Play, the channel “goes dark from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. CT, to encourage kids to play outside. In its third year, the Viacom-owned channel attempts to stop childhood obesity through encouraging activity.

Nickelodeon has set up “Let’s Just Play“, a website that lists possible activities for parents and kids to participate in. Nickelodeon also awards one grant to an organization in each state.

The program, or lack thereof, is presented by The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a partnership of The Clinton Foundation and the American Heart Association.

No other kids channel will participate in the Worldwide Day of Play.

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July 24, 2005

Critics honor 2004-2005 best in U.S. TV

Critics honor 2004-2005 best in U.S. TV – Wikinews, the free news source

Critics honor 2004-2005 best in U.S. TV

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Sunday, July 24, 2005

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The Television Critics Association (TCA) announced the winners of its annual awards for best in television programming June 23 in Beverly Hills, California. The TCA is made up of approximately 200 television writers and columnists in the U.S. and Canada.

The awards, except for the Heritage Award and Lifetime Achievement Award, were for outstanding programs first broadcast in the United states between June 2004 and May 2005.

ABC’s Desperate Housewives was named Program of the year, while the Network’s Lost was named as best dramatic program.

The critics’ choice for best comedy series was Fox’s Arrested Development.

Awards for acting and performance went to Hugh Laurie in Fox’s House for best dramatic performance while best comedic performance honors went to Jon Stewart of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

The TCA awarded American comedian Bob Newhart with its Lifetime Achievement Award. The Heritage award for program “that has transcended its medium to profoundly impact on society or culture” was presented to ABC late night news program, Nightline.

Full list of winners and nominees

Award Winner Network Other nominees
Program of the Year Desperate Housewives ABC
  • Arrested Development, Fox
  • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Comedy Central
  • Deadwood, HBO
  • Lost, ABC
Outstanding New Program Lost ABC
  • Desperate Housewives, ABC
  • House, House
  • Rescue Me, FX
  • Veronica Mars, UPN
Outstanding Achievement in Drama Lost ABC
  • 24, Fox
  • Deadwood, HBO
  • House, HBO
  • Rescue Me, FX
Outstanding Achievement in Comedy Arrested Development FOX
  • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Comedy Central
  • Desperate Housewives, ABC
  • Everybody Loves Raymond, CBS
  • Gilmore Girls, The WB
Outstanding Achievement in News & Information Frontline PBS
  • 60 Minutes, CBS
  • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Comedy Central
  • Meet the Press, NBC
  • The News Hour With Jim Lehrer, PBS
  • Nightline, ABC
Outstanding Achievement in Children’s Programming Degrassi: The Next Generation The N
  • Dora The Explorer, Nickelodeon
  • Nick News, Nickelodeon
  • Postcards From Buster, PBS
  • Nightline, ABC
Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Mini-series and Specials The Office Special BBC America
  • Lackawanna Blues, HBO
  • The Life And Death Of Peter Sellers, HBO
  • Something The Lord Made, HBO
  • Sometimes In April, HBO
Individual Achievement in Comedy Jon Stewart, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Comedy Central
  • Jason Bateman, Arrested Development, Fox
  • Marcia Cross, Desperate Housewives, ABC
  • Teri Hatcher, Desperate Housewives, ABC
  • Ray Romano, Everybody Loves Raymond, CBS
Individual Achievement in Drama Hugh Laurie, House Fox
  • Kristen Bell, Veronica Mars, UPN
  • Matthew Fox, Lost, ABC
  • Ian McShane, Deadwood, HBO
  • Kiefer Sutherland, 24, Fox
Heritage Award Nightline ABC
  • Frontline, PBS
  • M*A*S*H, CBS
  • Saturday Night Live, NBC
  • Sesame Street, PBS
Lifetime Achievement Bob Newhart    

Source: Television Critics Association

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