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Re: Action

RE: Action! Episode 1

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Re: Action
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Broadcast: 2001 As the country wrestles with issues of increasing teen alienation in the wake of the Columbine shootings, a new, multi-media anti-violence initiative aimed at helping Boston-area teens deal with daily pressures they face at home and in school is set for a special two-part simulcast. Crafted for kids 13–16 (and parents, grandparents and teachers of all ages), re: Action! features Urban Improv, an improvisational troupe that helps teens identify solutions to problems through role playing. In a series of dramatic vignettes, the action builds to a moral dilemma, then stops abruptly, and teens in the live audience replace the actors on stage to "act out" how they would resolve matters. Issues include such topical themes as bullying, sexual harassment, homophobia and pregnancy. The two half-hour specials are slated to air a week apart on ‘GBH 2 as well as on WCVB and NECN. re: Action! is interactive, and teens can apply to appear in the second show at the program’s Web site. A comprehensive middle--and high-school outreach campaign augments the special.

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