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What’s Your News?

What's Your News? takes the standard TV news format, with its studio and anchormen, but in this instance, the set is CG and the program is created by ants.

Instead of national politics and world events, the news covered is kids' news.The children's stories might be anything: the arrival of a new pet; the ability to play a new tune on a piano; or getting a haircut. The stories are real, down to earth, easy to identify with and pretty much universal.

The show's anchormen are: an ant called Grant; and Antony, an anteater who thinks he's an ant. Grant is the consummate professional, and plays the straight man to Antony's amiable, wide-eyed, disorganized, funny man. They operate in front of a large TV screen, and have a telephone between them that rings when a child calls in with news.

Most episodes start with headlines. Grant reads out those headlines as we see the photographs of the real school children, who have supplied this news. Later in each episode, we also have viewers' news shorts to camera, which are real stories (not interviews) sent in to the studio by children who watch the show.

Episode length: 24 mins (approx.)

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