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(CNN Student News) -- December 7, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What do you think are some ways that a viewer can distinguish between historical footage, file footage, and a live broadcast? Why do you think that it might be important for news broadcasters to make clear to their viewers what type of footage is being shown? Explain.

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Iran Nuclear Talks

What is the topic of meetings in Switzerland between Iran and representatives of the international community? What concerns did both sides raise? How did Iran respond to concerns about its nuclear program?

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What announcement did Iran make the day before these talks? What impact, if any, do you think that this announcement might have on the negotiations in Switzerland? In your opinion, how should the international community react to this announcement? Explain.

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Prices at the Pump

According to the report: What is the expected trend for U.S. gas prices between now and Christmas? What are some reasons that gas prices could be headed in this direction?

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In your opinion: What impact, if any, might rising gas prices have on fuel consumption? How could people try to lower their fuel consumption?

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Do you think that the rising price of fuel will have an impact on your family? Why or why not?

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America's New Space Hub

What is Spaceport America? How much will the facility cost? How is its construction being funded?

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According to the segment, how much will a commercial space flight cost per passenger? Why do you think that some people might want to pay $200,000 for a flight into space?

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Do you think that commercial space flight will be profitable in the near future? Why or why not? Do you think that commercial space flights will be common in ten years? In 20 years? Explain.

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