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Nickelodeon Gives Kids a Platform to Voice Their Opinions on Nick News with Linda Ellerbee: Election Issues '08 Premiering Sunday, April 13, at 9:00 p.m.
Date:4/9/2008

Year-Long Kids Pick the President Campaign Also to Air Bonus Special, Tales

from the Trail, to Premiere in August

NEW YORK, April 9, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Nickelodeon's Kids Pick the President campaign, a year-long initiative to build young citizens' awareness of the election process and issues for the 2008 U.S. Presidential election, continues this month with Nick News with Linda Ellerbee: Election Issues '08, the second of four specials, premiering Sunday, April 13, at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT). In this special, kids speak out on the campaign issues that affect their lives, including the war in Iraq, terrorism, the economy, education, the environment, healthcare and immigration.

"It doesn't matter whether you're a kid voting for practice or an adult voting for real," said Ellerbee. "What really matters is that the stakes today are higher than ever before. When it comes to voting, the more you know, the better off you are and so is your country."

Following Election Issues '08, Nick's Kids Pick the President campaign will continue throughout the year, airing two additional specials. Tails from the Trail, which premieres in August, will feature stories from kids actively campaigning for specific candidates. In the final special, Kids Pick the President, which premieres in October, Ellerbee will take kids' questions to the presidential candidates and then encourage kids to go online to http://www.nick.com/kpp and vote for the next U.S. President.

In Election Issues '08, kids have conflicting views on the war in Iraq. Lydia says, "The next president should continue to support our troops in Iraq and to try to continue this stabilization of Iraq and creating a more democratic government," while Ashley says, "We should get out of Iraq before things get even worse than they already are."

Another important issue to kids is terrorism. Joe believes America needs "more border
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