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September 26, 2013
After a U.S. senator holds the floor for nearly 22 hours, CNN Student News reports on why he did it, how some of his colleagues reacted, and some of the rules governing this marathon session. We also cover an earthquake in Pakistan, we describe statements from Iran's new president, and we hear some reaction to a new policy for disabled guests at Disney theme parks.
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Media Literacy Question of the Day:
When might a world leader give an interview to the media of another country? In what ways -- positive and negative -- might that interview be perceived by viewers in different countries?
Key Concepts: Identify or explain these subjects you heard about in today's show:
1. U.S. Senate floor
2. company policy
3. sense of normalcy
Fast Facts: How well were you listening to today's program?
1. How did a recent earthquake impact the people and geography of Pakistan?
2. What caused an explosion earlier this year in West, Texas?
3. Who is Scotty McCreery? What is the purpose of the charity he supports?
1. Why might a lawmaker choose to give a long speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate? Under what circumstances might this be most and least effective? Explain.
2. Why do you think that the international community is taking notice of recent statements made by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani? Why might some world leaders be skeptical about these statements?
3. What is your opinion of the policy shift in Disney theme parks? Do you think it will affect the experience of Disney's disabled guests? If so, how? If not, why not?
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