CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

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October 20, 2011
Media Literacy Question of the Day
Why do TV networks broadcast debates? How can a news organization broadcasting a debate promote a fair presentation of all the candidates participating in it?
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Daily Discussion Questions
What were some of the issues covered in Tuesday's Republican presidential debate? What do you think might be the risks and benefits of attacking a political opponent during a debate? Do you think that participating in a debate is an effective way for candidates to deliver information to voters? Explain. What are some other ways that candidates make their positions on issues known?
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What is the cause of severe flooding in Central America? Do you think that there are ways for people to prepare for flooding? Explain. What do you think are some other effects of this kind of natural disaster on life and property?
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What does Sal Dimiceli say is his mission? How does he carry out this mission? How do you think that Dimiceli verifies the hardship letters he receives? In your opinion, why would some people prefer to ask a stranger for help rather than ask their neighbors? What other ways could someone help people in similar situations?
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