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INT. KIDS AND TEENS NEWS DESK -- DAY
WIDE SHOT: FULL NEWS DESK WITH SHOT OF ALL FOUR NEWS ANCHORS
And now…The KIDS and TEENS NEWS report for (date)
TWO SHOT: MALE LEAD (TOMMY) AND FEMALE LEAD (TONYA)
Welcome to KIDS AND TEENS NEWS, my name is Tonya and
we have several top stories for you today. First off, Vice
President Biden has just arrived today in London for a security
meeting with England’s Prime Minister and will return later
this week. His trip is focusing on air travel and airport security.
Let’s go now to our Kids and Teens News correspondent at LAX
to get a briefing on how any changes may affect our travel.
EXT. LAX TWO SHOT OF LILY (IN FIELD REPORTER) AND LAX SECURITY
OFFICER ED BROWN
Thank you Tonya. I am here with Security Officer Ed Brown
and he is nice enough to answer a few questions for me. Officer
Brown, do you have some tips for travelers who have young
kids and teens with them that may help out when going to
security and checkpoints?
SECURITY OFFICER ED BROWN
I sure do Lily. It is always good to limit the amount of carry-on
items to make security smoother. I also suggest that you
always wear flip-flops or slip-ons when you go through airport
security to make removing your shoes a lot easier. When you
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dress, try to not wear any large metal buckles or extra metal
jewelry to cause any further delay.
Thank you so much Officer Brown, those are great tips and
when parents are traveling with kids and teens, we can use all
the help streamlining the process. Back to you Tonya!
INT. TWO SHOT OF TONYA AND TOMMY
Those travel tips are great ones and I will try to remember that
flip-flop trick next time. Now let’s see what other top stories
Tommy has for us.
INT. SINGLE SHOT OF TOMMY
Well Tonya, my top story is so exciting; in fact, we have a
bunch of screaming teenagers at a red carpet event in
Westwood, CA for the premier of the new Hannah Montana
movie. Here’s a clip of her new film opening this weekend.
PLAY CLIP OF MOVIE :45 SECONDS
INT. TWO SHOT OF TOMMY AND TONYA
That is going to be one of the biggest box office openings so far
this year. I can’t wait to see it.
Wow, Tommy, that was exciting!
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Yep. That’s where we should be right now, but instead let’s
hear about your next story.
INT. SINGLE SHOT TONYA
OK, so the next story is a really cute one. Today we are going
to go directly to the LA ZOO and hear from KARLA who is on-
scene for the birth of a very special little baby named “Zooba”.
She is a two day old baby elephant who is just figuring out how
to get along. How about it KARLA, are you there?
EXT. LA ZOO – KARLA AT ELEPHANT HABITAT AREA
Hi Tonya, I’m loving it out here at the LA ZOO! You have got to
come see Zooba…she’s sooo cute! There is quite a crowd
around her right now, so let’s see if we can get any closer to get
a good look.
EXT. LA ZOO – KARLA NEXT TO BABY ELEPHANT
This is our little sweetheart Zooba. She is two days old, she
already weighs 38 pounds and she eats all day long. Her first
two nights were kind of rocky they said, she didn’t get much
sleep. The elephant caretakers said that she might have some
sort of sinus infection that causes her breathing to be tougher
than normal. They have since given her a few shots and it
seems to be working just fine. Let’s hope that she gets a really
good nights sleep tonight. But, Tonya, you really have to see
this little cutie up close and personal, they are extending the LA
ZOO hours until 8:00pm all this week if people would like to
come say “Hi” to Zooba. Now, back to you guys in the studio.
INT. TWO SHOT TONYA AND TOMMY
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Oh my gosh, I want one! Wouldn’t that be sooo much fun to
have your very own baby elephant?
That would be all right, but I don’t know where you’re going to
put her mommy. That’s going to be a problem. But if any of you
want to go visit Zooba, you can go to our website
www.kidsandteensnews.com and print out a discount LA ZOO
pass to go see Zooba yourself.
INT. THREE SHOT OF TOMMY, TONYA, AND JIMMY
Now we have a different type of story that involves your health
and we have a health specialist on our panel that does a lot of
online searching for good things for you and I to eat that also
tastes great. Jimmy?
INT. SINGLE SHOT OF JIMMY
That’s right Tommy. It’s getting more and more difficult to
know what we should eat and what we shouldn’t eat. Our
parents have to make most of the decisions for us, but we also
need to educate ourselves on what extra foods are healthy and
what’s not. I’m sure our parents have the dinners pretty much
figured out, but what about snacking? I know that in the
afternoon, I reach for chocolate or candy or something sweet.
Do you know that the urges for junk food come from our brain,
and it’s telling us that we need certain good foods at that
particular time? We think chocolate and caramel, but our brain
is saying carbohydrates and glucose. So, how do we make both
happy? Well, the best thing is to always…………………(to be