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(CNN Student News) -- November 11, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What public service announcements have you seen about cigarette smoking? Do you think that these kinds of PSAs are effective? Why or why not? In your opinion, how might a smoking PSA that is aimed at young people be different from a PSA that's aimed at adult smokers?

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G-20 Summit

What is the G-20? What kinds of nations are included in the G-20? What percent of the world's economy is represented by the G-20?

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How do you think that decisions made by G-20 member nations might affect countries that aren't in the G-20?

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UK Protests

According to the program: Why did some students peacefully protest in the United Kingdom recently? What explanation did organizers give for why some of the protests turned violent?

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Do you think that authorities respond differently to the demands of violent versus nonviolent protesters? Explain your rationale.

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Cigarette Warnings

How is the U.S. Food and Drug Administration planning to change cigarette packaging? What reason has the FDA given for this change? How have some critics responded?

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What is your reaction to the images described and seen in the report? Do you think that the new warnings will be effective? Why or why not?

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Fast Food Toy Ban

According to the program: What new law did the San Francisco Board of Supervisors pass regarding some fast food restaurant meals, and why? How have some fast food restaurants responded to this law?

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Do you think that this law will curb childhood obesity? Why or why not?

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Do you think that nutritional information about restaurant foods is adequately available? In your opinion, what role, if any, should governments, food providers and consumers play in making healthy foods accessible?

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Paying Tribute to Veterans

What is Veterans Day? How does your community observe Veterans Day? In your opinion, how should Americans honor U.S. veterans?

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What is the NOA service featured in the report? What do the people in the segment say about the importance of the NOA service?

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