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(CNN Student News) -- December 8, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

How do you think that news anchors might prepare for programs that feature a particular topic (e.g., sports, business, entertainment, politics)? In your opinion, could an anchor who is regularly featured on one type of news program easily transfer to a program with a different focus? Explain.

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Proposed Tax Deal

What agreement was made between President Barack Obama and Republican lawmakers regarding tax cuts? How have some Democrats in Congress reacted to this deal? What is your opinion of the compromise?

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According to the report: How much could this proposed tax cut deal cost? How might the deal affect the U.S. deficit, if passed by Congress? What impact, if any, do you think that extending these tax cuts might have on Americans and the U.S. economy?

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Career Connections: Anchor

How does HLN's Joe Carter describe being an anchor? What broadcasting experience did Carter have before becoming an anchor? How do you think that Carter's experiences may help him when he's anchoring?

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What four P's does Carter say are important to his career? Could you apply these principles to your life? If so how? If not, why not?

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A Twist on Saggy Pants

Why do you think that some students wear saggy pants? Why do you think that the principal seen in the report implemented a "no saggy pants" policy?

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How has the middle school featured in the report addressed the issue of sagging pants? How have students responded to the policy? What is your opinion of the actions taken by the school?

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Would you say that saggy pants are an issue at your school? If so, do you think that the policy featured in the segment would work at your school? Why or why not?

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