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(CNN Student News) -- January 13, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

If you were a reporter, how would you prepare for an interview for a news story?

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President Obama's First Year

What are the results of a recent CNN poll regarding the first year of Barack Obama's presidency?

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What are your overall thoughts on President Obama's first year in office? How has the president handled the issues that are most important to you?

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Why So Cold?

According to the report, what is the reason for the colder-than-normal winter in the Northern Hemisphere?

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What do you think might be the educational background of a meteorologist? Do you think that you would like to work in the field of meteorology? Why or why not?

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War on Salt

According to the segment: What are the daily U.S. dietary guidelines for sodium in the diet? How much sodium does the average American get each day? What might be the potential effects of too much salt in one's diet?

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According to the program: What proposal has New York City announced in order to try to reduce salt intake among its residents? How have some of the city's restaurant owners responded to this proposal?

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How do you think that restaurant patrons might respond to a reduction in the amount of salt in their food? Explain.

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Detroit Auto Show

According to the segment, how has the focus of this year's Detroit Auto Show changed from past shows?

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According to the CEO of Ford, what will be his company's approach to selling cars to the American public? Why do you think that his company will be taking this approach?

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What did the chairman of General Motors say in the report regarding the health of his company? What do you think that his outlook might indicate about the overall health of the U.S. auto industry?

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What statement did House Speaker Nancy Pelosi make regarding the importance of the auto industry to the U.S. economy? Why do you think that Speaker Pelosi decided to attend this year's auto show?

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