In the News

In the News

  • Genre: News
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 2 min.
  • Networks: CBS


In the News is a series of two-minute televised video segments that summarized topical news stories for children and pre-teens. The segments were broadcast in the United States on the CBS television network from 1971 until 1986, between Saturday morning animated cartoon programs, alongside features like Schoolhouse Rock and One to Grow On, which aired on competing networks ABC and NBC, respectively. NBC would also go on to produce its own competing version called Ask NBC News. The "micro-series" had its genesis in a series of animated interstitials produced by CBS and Hanna Barbera Productions called In The Know, featuring Josie and the Pussycats narrating educational news segments tailored for children. This was eventually metamorphosed into a more live-action-oriented micro-series produced solely by CBS' news division. In the News segments attempted to explain the essence of complex news stories to children, and to do so in a way that might engage a young audience. Video clips of national or world events and special-interest stories were shown with voice-over narration specifically written with children in mind. Although news stories deemed to be inappropriate for children were not covered on In the News, the series did feature a wide range of then-current events.

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In the News Seasons

In the News Episodes

Title Air Date Duration
Season 1Episode 1Where Are We? (1)30 min
Season 1Episode 2Where Are We Going? (2)30 min
Season 1Episode 3Every Move a Work of Art30 min
Season 1Episode 4Then Came Nessman30 min
Season 1Episode 5Lotto Fever30 min
Season 1Episode 6The Cincinnati Kids30 min
Season 1Episode 7Cincinnati's Favorite Couple30 min
Season 1Episode 8Here Comes Everybody (1)30 min
Season 1Episode 9Here Comes Everybody (2)30 min
Season 1Episode 10The Real Thing30 min
Season 1Episode 11Good Old Radio Days30 min
Season 1Episode 12Venus, We Hardly Knew Ya30 min
Season 1Episode 13Hip Hop Krp30 min
Season 1Episode 14You Are My Sunshine, My Only Sunshine30 min
Season 1Episode 15Razor D Rules30 min
Season 1Episode 16Jennifer and the Prince30 min
Season 1Episode 17Long Live the King30 min
Season 1Episode 18Mamma Was a Rolling Stone30 min
Season 1Episode 19Number One Fan30 min
Season 1Episode 20Chicken a La Russe30 min
Season 1Episode 21Where's Jack?30 min
Season 1Episode 22Spies Like Us30 min
Season 1Episode 23Herb's Got a Guy30 min
Season 2Episode 1Razor's Edge30 min
Season 2Episode 2Retreading on Thin Ice30 min
Season 2Episode 3Sex, Lies & Videotape30 min
Season 2Episode 4Can't We Get Along?30 min
Season 2Episode 5Studs of the Airwaves30 min
Season 2Episode 6Nancy in Charge30 min
Season 2Episode 7Play Razor for Me30 min
Season 2Episode 8Loveland to Look At30 min
Season 2Episode 9Strange Bedfellows30 min
Season 2Episode 10Moss Dies30 min
Season 2Episode 11Flimm Flam Man30 min
Season 2Episode 12Nancy's Old Man30 min
Season 2Episode 13Herb's Lost Weekend30 min
Season 2Episode 14Murder by Les30 min
Season 2Episode 15Fever in the Morning30 min
Season 2Episode 16Fever All Through the Night30 min
Season 2Episode 17Johnny Goes Hollywood30 min
Season 2Episode 18Old Boyfriend30 min
Season 2Episode 19The Treasure of Sierra Smith30 min
Season 2Episode 20My Fair Nun30 min
Season 2Episode 21Chicago Story30 min
Season 2Episode 22Father of the Groom30 min