CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

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September 27, 2011
Media Literacy Question of the Day
What does an audience get from televised coverage of a trial? Do you think that there are any downsides to this kind of coverage? Explain.
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Daily Discussion Questions
What did you learn about what happens in a federal government shutdown? What circumstances might lead to a federal government shutdown? Do you think this kind of shutdown would affect you or your community? Explain.
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Why do you think that the political leaders featured in today's program visited Internet technology companies? If you were working at one of these companies, what questions would you want to ask these leaders about their plans for job growth? Do you think your questions would change if you were working in a different industry? If so, how? If not, why not?
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Who was Michael Jackson? What are the positions of the prosecution and defense with regard to the circumstances surrounding Michael Jackson's death? What are some questions that jurors will have to answer about these circumstances in order to render a verdict? If you were old enough to serve, do you think you could be an impartial juror on this trial? Why or why not?
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