Monday, September 27, 2010

Ask 60 Minutes

The popular CBS News program 60 Minutes has partnered with YouTube to create Ask 60 Minutes. Ask 60 Minutes gives viewers the opportunity to ask reporters follow-up questions after watching a 60 Minutes segment. Viewers can ask their questions via text or through a video response on Ask 60 Minutes. Videos of the individual segments of 60 Minutes have been available on CBS News for quite a while, but now you can also watch them on YouTube.

This week Ask 60 Minutes gives you the opportunity to ask questions of Lara Logan about her report on the border area between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Applications for Education
I know of at least one Social Studies teacher who often uses clips from 60 Minutes to get students talking about and researching current news stories. Ask 60 Minutes gives students the opportunity to dig deeper and ask the reporters themselves about their reports.

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