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Angelina Jolie Is Executive Producing a Current Affairs TV Show for Children!

Angelina Jolie Is Executive Producing a Current Affairs TV Show for Children!

Angelina Jolie is launching a new television series!

The 43-year-old actress and activist is teaming up with BBC Learning, a division of BBC Studios, BBC World Service and Microsoft Education to launch an English-language current affairs TV show for an adolescent audience.

Beginning with a pilot of ten episodes, the weekly half-hour program will be produced by the BBC World Service and executive produced by Angelina.

The primary objective is “to help children have access to impartial information of the highest editorial standard and bring a deeper understanding of the different issues their peers face in other parts of the world.”

The intention is to expand into multiple languages following the launch of the English-language version of the show.

“All of us who have come together on this project feel a great responsibility towards young people. We want to make sure that we are able to put forward a news program that helps to give them a broad view of the world they live in and the issues they face, and that helps connect them to other children around the world,” says Angelina.

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  • http://fasdeangelinajolie.blogspot.com.br/ Fãs de Angelina Jolie

    Good morning everyone!

  • mahbelle

    *rolls eyes

  • LetMeTranslate

    Good morning ☀️🌞

  • LetMeTranslate

    Angie’s a darling 😍😍

  • toastie postie

    Woo Hoo!

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Good morning to everyone and wishing everyone a wonderful day.
    This is such exciting news.
    Jared does not identify where the story is from but I saw this at THR
    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/angelina-jolie-executive-produce-bbc-news-show-children-1171858

    Angelina Jolie to Executive Produce BBC News Show for Children
    2:53 AM PST 12/28/2018 by Alex Ritman

  • toastie postie

    Left the actress’ explanation of her post about Angie and kids at other thread.

  • Orianna Petroy

    Oh hi everyone!That’s so inspiring .Angie keeps doing what she does best💖

  • toastie postie

    Hi, Love. They are a little late on this, aren’t they.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Hi Sweetie!
    I believe they are. This was mentioned awhile back.
    THR’s story is from !2/28/2018
    I wonder if Jared is just picking this up.
    Still, I love it. :)

  • toastie postie

    Yes, we probably needed a new thread.

  • toastie postie
  • Love the JoliePitts

    Yes we did.
    I am so happy for the Jolie-Pitt children. I think they will be a big help to Angelina with this. What great ideas they will have.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Awwwwwww…..adorably funny and much appreciated. You too, Toastie.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    She is amazing! Hi Orianna, wishing you a beautiful day.

  • Orianna Petroy

    That she is!Wishing you a beautiful day too!Well evening for me…😊

  • toastie postie

    Yes, this is important. As we read she did mention how her kids are seeing the falsehoods about them in the media. So this will help. Plus the kids are world travelers and see up close many things that other children face, that they do not.
    As to the other – dog park
    No telling what those kids have up their sleeves. Glad they are able to do things like normal kids and Angie being so awesome in supporting them.

  • LetMeTranslate

    Let’s not bring her up again

  • toastie postie

    😘 😘 😘 Hoping all is going well with your weather and house repairs.

  • LetMeTranslate

    Hi Love, Nice to see you here!! 😘😘

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Hi LMT,
    Always nice to be with you lovely ladies.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Weather is great. Thank you so much. All is well. Hope the same for you my love.

  • http://fasdeangelinajolie.blogspot.com.br/ Fãs de Angelina Jolie

    I think they posted the news because of the pic, the pic is new, right?

  • http://fasdeangelinajolie.blogspot.com.br/ Fãs de Angelina Jolie

    Microsoft joins BBC and Angelina Jolie to educate ‘future leaders’ on fake news – https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/entertainment/microsoft-joins-bbc-and-angelina-jolie-to-educate-future-leaders-on-fake-news-900175.html

    PS: JJ is only posting this now, because Microsoft is joining the project. I’m happy to hear that Jolie got the partnership from Microsoft, it’s not the first time she’s been able to join them for a project.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Those kids are as amazing as their parents. World travelers! They look so happy and normal despite the lies written about them and their parents. I think their parents have done an outstanding job of rearing them to face the world and all its challenges.
    I saw the “Sarah Ramos” tweet on the other thread and LOVED it!
    Angelina and the kids selling treats for the dogs. I know the kids must have come up with that idea and Angelina brought it to fruition. I have to agree with Brad here….”the greatest thing I did for my children is
    to give them Angie as their mother” and he is right when he says he “HIT the Lottery” with Angelina for a wife. My heart is still with them, Toastie. I can’t give up on them. They have done so much good in this world.

  • Passing Through

    Whoa..no flies on Jared. This info is only about 2 weeks old…

  • bap

    Microsoft Education joins BBC Learning, Angelina Jolie and BBC World Service in developing current affairs programme for children

    All of us who have come together on this project feel a great responsibility towards young people.
    Angelina Jolie

    Date: 25.01.2019 Last updated: 25.01.2019 at 16.10

    Category: Learning; BBC Studios; World Service
    Plans include launch of media literacy and journalism initiative in classrooms around the world.
    BBC Learning, a division of BBC Studios, in partnership with Microsoft Education, today announced plans to collaborate with BBC World Service and Angelina Jolie on their forthcoming global English-language, current affairs television programme for adolescents, previously announced in December 2018. In addition, BBC Learning and Microsoft have designed a global media literacy and student journalism initiative that ties in with the programme (name TBC). Microsoft will invest in both.
    The initiative will help give students, ages 7-14, the knowledge, tools and critical thinking skills required to understand, evaluate and contextualize news and also encourage them to be effective citizen journalists who can accurately report on the world around them.
    Beginning with a pilot of ten episodes, the weekly half-hour programme will be produced by the BBC World Service, which retains editorial oversight, and executive produced by Angelina Jolie. The primary objective is to help children have access to impartial information of the highest editorial standard and bring a deeper understanding of the different issues their peers face in other parts of the world.
    The programme will be truly global in scope, beginning with an English-language version but then expanding into multiple languages and engaging children from Argentina to Zanzibar.
    Angelina Jolie says: “All of us who have come together on this project feel a great responsibility towards young people. We want to make sure that we are able to put forward a news programme that helps to give them a broad view of the world they live in and the issues they face, and that helps connect them to other children around the world.”
    Kara Iaconis, Global Head, BBC Learning, says: “BBC Learning is focused on delivering the most compelling education initiatives that develop a generation of students to become future leaders, innovators, creators and citizens. We are excited to be able to deliver this powerful and free global initiative, in partnership with a technology leader like Microsoft and humanitarian Angelina Jolie, that allows schools to give students the skills they need to navigate a world of unprecedented information.”
    “The amount of media spread on the internet has mushroomed in recent years. But not all information is created equal,” says Brad Smith, President of Microsoft.
    “It’s important that we help young people develop the ability to become discerning learners and consumers of news. This starts in part with providing high quality and unbiased content that expands young people’s global views. Microsoft’s partnership with BBC Learning and BBC World Service can play an important role in helping young people develop media literacy.”
    Schools and students will be able to access the content for free once it becomes available. Further details and components of the initiative, including launch date, will be announced in the coming months.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/bbcstudios/2019/microsoft-learning-angelina-jolie-world-service

  • toastie postie

    Thanks for that. Didn’t realize that.

  • Beedyq

    Try over a month old news…LOL
    But nevertheless great news…

    Angelina Jolie to Executive Produce BBC News Show for Children
    2:53 AM PST 12/28/2018 by Alex Ritman

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/angelina-jolie-executive-produce-bbc-news-show-children-1171858

  • bap

    Angelina is very powerful

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    Microsoft Education has joined @BBCLearning, Angelina Jolie and @bbcworldservice in developing a current affairs programme for children. Read about it here: https://bbc.in/2DAYkIj
    8:45 AM – 25 Jan 2019

  • Passing Through

    MS is a founding partner of KIND, so it’s not like Angie hasn’t partnered with them in the past.

  • Passing Through

    LOL! I couldn’t remember if it was before the new year or not, but damn…talk about a day late and a dollar short…

  • http://fasdeangelinajolie.blogspot.com.br/ Fãs de Angelina Jolie

    Thanks, bap!

  • bap

    You are welcome Fas!

  • Beedyq

    So another partnership between Angie and Microsoft…

    BBC Learning – part of the broadcaster’s outside Studios – is working in partnership with BBC World News and multinational corporation Microsoft to produce a set of learning resources to go along with the show.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Thank you for this Bap. What a wonderful hook-up. Angelina and Microsoft. This is so very much needed in this world and at this time. I am literally jumping for joy.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/bbcstudios/2019/microsoft-learning-angelina-jolie-world-service

  • Love the JoliePitts

    “All of us who have come together on this project feel a great responsibility towards young people.”

    Angelina Jolie

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/bbcstudios/2019/microsoft-learning-angelina-jolie-world-service

  • LetMeTranslate

    Angie and Paul Allen were friends too

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Yes they were. She has so many good friends in very high places. And she already works with Bill Gates to help children, via KIND, and to add this new wonderful service to the children of the world leave me without words to thank her, Gates and the BBC adequately.

  • Beedyq

    Trump to back short-term government funding bill: reports

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to back a short-term government funding bill, CBS and NBC reported on Friday, each citing a senior administration official.

    Debate over U.S. border security will continue, but such a stop-gap funding bill would allow federal workers to be paid and “take stress off (the) system,” an official told CBS News.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/n...

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Correction! Wishing you a most beautiful evening….especially with your hubby! 💑

  • Beedyq

    Exactly.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Yes. The picture Jared has posted above, is new.

  • bap

    Very much agree with you.

  • bap

    Yes you are correct. He owns the Portland Trailblazers and Seattle Sea hawks.

  • bap

    Thank you LTJP!

  • toastie postie

    Thanks, Bap.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Thank you, Bap, for posting this outstanding article. Angelina truly is “a Force for good.”

  • Lady Valeria Doria(n) Grey

    Lol I thought this was old…..

  • Patty Smyth

    This is a great idea and so needed in such a divided world. Hope Angie and all those involved have great success with this program.