[10/23/20 - 09:32 AM] Today YouTube Originals Premieres New Election Special for Families, "Kid Correspondent" Part 1 and 2 are free-to-stream today and part 3 and 4 will premiere on Monday, October 26 at 9:00AM PT / 12:00PM ET on the SoulPancake channel.
[via press release from YouTube]
TODAY YOUTUBE ORIGINALS PREMIERES NEW ELECTION SPECIAL FOR FAMILIES, "KID CORRESPONDENT"
SPECIAL APPEARANCES BY KRISTEN BELL, MANDY MOORE,
RAINN WILSON, ROBIN ROBERTS AND MORE
AVAILABLE ON THE SOULPANCAKE CHANNEL
AND THE YOUTUBE ORIGINALS FOR KIDS & FAMILY CHANNEL
Today, YouTube Originals launched "Kid Correspondent" - a new four-part election special on YouTube and YouTube Kids that helps parents and families better understand and talk about civic engagement and the democratic process with their children as they develop the necessary skills to, one day, become more informed grown-ups. Part 1 and 2 are free-to-stream today and part 3 and 4 will premiere on Monday, October 26 at 9:00AM PT / 12:00PM ET on the SoulPancake channel. "Kid Correspondent" will also be available on YouTube Originals for Kids & Family channel and the YouTube Kids app.
"Kid Correspondent," from SoulPancake, is an inquiry-based kids and family program from the creators of Kid President. The 4-part special features Riah and a crew of correspondents that find inspiration in the democratic process and learn life lessons like how to have healthy disagreements, or how to use a decision tree to make the tough decisions kids are thinking about. "Kid Correspondent" will also feature guest appearances from celebrities and YouTube Creators including Kristen Bell, Mandy Moore, Rainn Wilson, Soledad O'Brien, Robin Roberts, Lisa Loeb, Rosanna Pansino and more. This is the second program ("YouChoose 2020" - premiered October 6) that launched this month as part of YouTube's work to help users access helpful, authoritative voting-related information.
Watch "Kid Correspondent" Episode 1 HERE, and Episode 2 HERE.
"Kid Correspondent" is executive produced by Golriz Lucina and Julie Merson for SoulPancake, a division of Participant, with Brad Montague and LaNee Griffin-Carroll also serving as executive producers. Nadine Zylstra is head of the YouTube Originals Learning, Impact and Kids & Families team. Laurel Stier and Daniel Haack oversee "Kid Correspondent" for YouTube Originals.
"Kid Correspondent" is the latest addition to Participants Vote, Participant's yearlong civic engagement campaign designed to deepen understanding of different forms of civic engagement and seed critical conversations around participating in the democratic process. Participant is the leading media company dedicated to entertainment that inspires audiences to engage in positive social action.
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About YouTube Originals:
YouTube Originals are award-winning, creative and engaging scripted and unscripted series and films across music, personalities and learning for fans all over the world. Spotlighting both YouTube creators alongside Hollywood's biggest stars, YouTube Originals provide an experience that only YouTube can offer. By tapping into the platform's growing global community, fan engagement product capabilities, and innovative content mixed with pioneering live-streamed specials, there is truly something for everybody. Fans experience YouTube Original content through ad-supported YouTube as well as YouTube Premium, a subscription service that offers access to YouTube Original series and movies, a streaming music platform, and an uninterrupted, ad-free experience across all of YouTube. YouTube Originals are available in nearly 80 countries worldwide.
SoulPancake, a division of Participant, is a content studio that inspires and connects audiences across digital platforms, television and OTT, live events, and branded entertainment. One of Fast Company's "Most Innovative Companies in Video," SoulPancake has more than 1 billion video views across its digital platforms and has won 16 Webby Awards, four Streamy Awards, an Emmy, and was awarded the Television Academy Honors in 2019. SoulPancake's positive and purpose-driven content has attracted global brands and media partners such as Coca-Cola, GE, Google, Microsoft, Sprint, T-Mobile, the United Nations, Visa, and more. Find us online at www.soulpancake.com or on social via @soulpancake.
Founded by Chairman Jeff Skoll and under the leadership of CEO David Linde, Participant (www.participant.com) combines the power of a good story well told with real world impact and awareness around today's most vital issues. Through its worldwide network of traditional and digital distribution, aligned with partnerships with key non-profit and NGO organizations, Participant speaks directly to the rise of today's "conscious consumer," representing the well over 2 billion consumers compelled to make meaningful content a priority focus. As an industry content leader, Participant annually produces up to six narrative feature films, five documentary films, three episodic television series, and more than 30 hours of digital short form programming, through its digital subsidiary SoulPancake. Participant's more than 100 films have collectively earned 74 Academy Award(R) nominations and 19 wins, including Best Picture for Spotlight and Green Book and Best Foreign Language Film for Roma and A Fantastic Woman. Follow Participant on Twitter (@Participant) and on Facebook and Instagram.
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