Nick News with Linda Ellerbee (partially lost Nickelodeon news program; 1992-2015)


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Nick News with Linda Ellerbee
The logo for the series on iTunes.
The logo for the series on iTunes.
Status Partially Lost/Found

Nick News with Linda Ellerbee (known as Nick News W/5 in its earliest years) was an irregularly scheduled half-hour news program on Nickelodeon that began on April 18, 1992 (it is possible some episodes claimed to have aired in 1991 were simply aired as Nickelodeon specials). The show focused on news events and discussion with children about issues in the world. Despite low ratings for Nickelodeon, the show was successful in classroom and educational settings, and aired a total of 178 episodes between 1992 and 2015.

The show received a number of VHS releases, the majority of which are now difficult to find: the episodes "A Conversation with Magic", "Stranger Danger", "Clearing the Air", "When Bad Things Happen", "Kids of Cons", and "There's No Place Like Home" were released on VHS.

Only one DVD release of the show occurred: the episode "Under the Influence: Kids of Alcoholics".

Due to the lack of major home video or digital releases of episodes from 1992 to 2010, a large number of them have been lost/not posted anywhere online. A small portion of episodes that are not present on the IMDb episode guide have appeared on YouTube, making it likely there are even more lost episodes that are not on the episode guide.

Episodes from 2010 to 2014 are available as free podcasts on iTunes, and some late episodes can be found on Nickelodeon's official website for the series.

Known missing episodes

  • Kids Talk About the Middle East
  • The Day The Earth Threw Up
  • It's Only Television
  • A Conversation With Magic (two promos exist, one confirming this episode was also broadcast as a special event on Canada's YTV channel)
  • A Dream on Fire
  • Who Wants to be President? (a promo has been found)
  • Plan It for the Planet
  • Are You What You Watch? (a promo has been found)
  • Stranger Danger (a "review" of sorts by someone who owns the VHS has been found)
  • Space Shuttle, Phone Home
  • The Big Help
  • Stories from the Dream
  • When Bad Things Happen...
  • After the Verdict
  • Clearing the Air (WorldCat listing of libraries that claim to have the VHS release)
  • Giants (a promo has been found)
  • The Body Trap
  • Kids and Guns (1996 and 1999 versions)
  • Kids Pick the President 1996
  • Peace on Earth
  • Online and Off the Wall
  • Are We Alone?
  • What Are You Staring At?
  • Divorce: Caught in the Middle (a promo has been found)
  • Emergency? Ask a Kid!
  • The Clinton Crisis
  • Gone But Not Forgotten: Kids Talk About Loss and Grieving
  • The Fight to Fit In
  • Never Forget? The Balkans: Why We're There, Why You Care
  • Rachel/AIDS (title unconfirmed, but used in news reports)
  • Nick News Presents LifeStory: Muhammad Ali
  • Kids Pick the President 2000
  • What Was That About? The Weird (But True) Story of Election 2000
  • A World of Difference
  • Nick News Presents LifeStory: Rosie O'Donnell
  • Kids, Terrorism and the American Spirit
  • Turning Ten: A Nick News Celebration
  • My Family Is Different
  • The Thrill of the Chill: Kids and Stress
  • The Iraq Question: American Kids Talk About War
  • Iraq: Facts, Fears and Feelings
  • Get Up Offa That Thang
  • There's No Place Like Home: Homeless Kids in America
  • This Land Was My Land: Kids on Reservations
  • The Courage to Live: South Africa & AIDS
  • The Legacy of Slavery
  • Keeping Faith: Muslim Kids in America
  • Look Before You Eat
  • On the Road with Circus Kids
  • Rollin' Down the River: Kids Explore the Amazon
  • ¡Mi America!: A Celebration of Hispanic Culture
  • Kids Pick the President 2004
  • So You Wanna Be a Star?
  • Living with AIDS: A Story of Three Kids
  • What's Wrong with Me?
  • Safari So Good (a clip has been found)
  • Ten Things I Hate About School
  • Losers/Winners
  • The Worst Years of My Life: Surviving Middle School
  • Do Something! Caring for the Kids of Katrina
  • Harvest of Hope
  • A Nick News Adventure: The Great Wave Train
  • The Fight to Be Fit
  • Ten Things Wrong with TV
  • God, Science, Politics and Your School
  • Strangers in a Strange Land (the first twelve minutes have been found)
  • When I Think About Iraq: Kids Talk About the War
  • Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow - Celebrating 15 Years of Nick News
  • Wound Up for the Round Up
  • Cheap Shots and Low Blows: How Debate Turns to Hate
  • Online and in Danger? How to Protect Yourself in the Virtual World
  • Rebels With a Cause! (was at one point available on TurboNick)
  • Kids of Cons
  • Teachers Talk Back

References

Comments


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RonBailey

4 months ago
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Promo for "Divorce: Caught in the Middle" has also been found:

https://www....=p0mytMLesZo
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Anonymous user #1

4 months ago
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Almost every episode of Roundhouse I have has a clip at the start saying "Coming up next, it's Roundhouse...and then Nick News" but I have never actually seen an episode of Nick News anywhere before.
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TheAmazingBaxter

4 months ago
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Gosh I remember watching the 9/11 special when I was a kid. I think there was a 9/11 special.
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Anonymous user #4

4 months ago
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I recall seeing that one, as well; only ever saw it once in early '02, when I happened to be up early enough to catch the commercial-free airing for Cable in the Classroom.
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Anonymous user #2

4 months ago
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Some episodes that were connected to Nick's Kids Pick The President from past elections aired on The Splat near Election Day 2016. I wonder if anyone recorded them and captured them digitally and preserve them.
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Anonymous user #7

1 months ago
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I recorded them, and I know that one of them was What Was That About? I remember watching it. I may still have it, I'll check tonight.
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Anonymous user #8

1 months ago
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I forgot to check, and I'm on vacation for the next couple weeks. Sorry.
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Anonymous user #3

4 months ago
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I know about one. It was about the Kellogg's Family. I have a promo of it, it's on an old tape, but I'm not sure which tape. I tried looking it up and found only CBS reports. I don't know the actual title, but I have at least something to help.
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Anonymous user #3

4 months ago
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Oh, this is the same person, it was around 2014.
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Anonymous user #9

1 months ago
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Same person, but there's some episodes on YouTube for Nick News. I just searched " Nick News full episodes" and found some, however, I don't know the names of them.
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Anonymous user #5

4 months ago
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I forgot this existed, wow.
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BlameitonChey

3 months ago
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I remember seeing a promo for "kids pick the president' on the Splat a few days before the 2016 election.
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Anonymous user #6

3 months ago
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'If you want to know, ass.'
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ApolloJustice

2 months ago
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Can't figure out if this one is lost, there's a promo for an episode about the KKK adopting a highway at the end of the Innie and Outie video https://yout...fZcs?t=2m56s
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Comikid

1 months ago
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I've found Election 2000. If anyone wants proof, request to DM me on Twitter. https://twit.../RealComikid

I can take a picture of the recording. I don't want to get in any trouble, so I will upload it to Dropbox and leave a link. It can be taken care of from there.
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Comikid

1 months ago
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I WON'T follow you back if you don't send me a tweet asking to DM me.
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Anonymous user #10

1 months ago
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could you upload a torrent of the file?
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Anonymous user #11

1 months ago
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No, I recorded it. I can take a video with my phone and upload it to Dropbox. That's the only way I can think of without getting in trouble. I also think I have part of Kids Pick 2000
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