New E/I half-hour from Entertainment Studios will highlight “the brightest and the best of America’s youth.”
Entertainment Studios Inc., an independent producer and distributor of first-run syndicated television programming for broadcast television stations, and owner of six 24-hour HD television networks, announced on Monday the launch of its 20th television program — The Young Icons — for broadcast and cable syndication in fall 2010.
A weekly half-hour shot entirely in HD, The Young Icons falls under the “Educational and Informational (E/I) for children age 13-16” FCC classification.
Each week, The Young Icons, according to ESI, “offers a glimpse inside the lives of the brightest and the best of America’s youth (age 18 and younger), including world-class athletes, accomplished artists, scholars, philanthropists and entrepreneurs.”
Some of the “Young Icons” featured include:
- Patrick Pedraja, a 14-year-old actor and philanthropist, who traveled America by RV raising awareness for cancer by signing donors up for the National Marrow Registry.
- Track phenomenon, Turquoise Thompson, who sprinted her way into the record books and earned herself a full ride to UCLA.
- Kimberly Anyadike, who became the youngest pilot to fly across the country.
- Sisters Marni and Berni Barta, who created Kidflicks — a nonprofit organization that donates new and used DVDs to children’s hospitals across America.