Premiering Thursday, June 17, Nickelodeon will debut a brand-new installment of its renowned Nick News series, with a special segment on “Kids, Immigration and Equality.” Tune in to Nickelodeon at 7:30 p.m. ET to hear the powerful stories of three young community advocates, Luz Chavez-Gonzales of Gaithersburg, Md., Kamau Chege of Seattle, Wash., and Estefany Pineda of East Boston, Mass., who have persevered in search of ‘The American Dream.’
Special Nickelodeon Guests
The half-hour special will showcase the personal immigration stories and messages of hope from a roster of celebrities and will be hosted by CBS News correspondent Jamie Yuccas. Viewers will be hearing from Grammy Award-winning recording artist J Balvin, comedian and television host Samantha Bee, television host and advocate Padma Lakshmi, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi and Philadelphia 76ers Guard-Forward Ben Simmons.
Additionally, we’ll be hearing from Time for Kids reporter Rory Hu as she tests viewers’ knowledge of civics with questions that all immigrants must answer when taking the test to become a United States citizen.
“Every immigrant’s story is individual, and yet in the U.S, it is a collective experience many can relate to. In fact, over 25% of kids in the U.S. under the age of 18 have a parent or grandparent that is an immigrant,” said Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson, Vice President of News Programming, Nickelodeon and Executive Producer of Nick News.
“As we take time to acknowledge the many contributions immigrants have made to the United States, Nick News: Kids, Immigration and Equality aims to platform the stories of these remarkable individuals and families to highlight our shared history and showcase that despite our perceived differences we are more alike than different.”
What if you miss it?
Following the premiere on Nickelodeon, Nick News: Kids Immigration and Equality will be available on Nick.com, Nick App and Nick On Demand beginning June 18 and on the Nickelodeon YouTube channel on June 22.