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KET's News Quiz
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Making News Quiz  
Meet the Team  
Script Sample  
Timeline  
KET's weekly current events program for grades 4-8
With host Missy Johnston
About News Quiz
KET’s Weekly Current Events Program for Grades 4-8

News Quiz is KET’s weekly 15-minute current events television program for upper elementary/middle school students. The program consists of news segments, a current events quiz, “Letters to News Quiz,” and periodic “News Kids” features which may include reports submitted by students.

Send e-mail to newsquiz@ket.org.

Send letters to:
News Quiz
c/o KET
600 Cooper Drive
Lexington, KY 40502-2296


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Instructional Objectives of News Quiz

  • To stimulate classroom discussion of current events.
  • To encourage opportunities for relevant writing assignments through the “Letters to News Quiz” and “News Kids” segments.
  • To encourage students to form and express opinions on important issues.
  • To encourage comprehension and use of new vocabulary.
  • To introduce students to geographic locations associated with major news stories.
  • To encourage students to inform themselves about current events by reading the newspaper and watching television newscasts regularly.

News Quiz Staff

The News Quiz staff at KET is pleased to bring you the current events of the week. We know that without the kids, there is no News Quiz!
  • Missy Johnston, Host
  • , Producer/Director
  • , Writer
  • , Education Adviser

News Quiz Broadcast Schedule:
(R) = Repeat
Day Time Channel
THU 2:00/1:00 pm CT (Live) KET
FRI 5:00/4:00 am CT (R) KET
2:00/1:00 pm CT (R) KET KY
MON 1:00/12:00 am CT (R) KET KY

600 Cooper Drive, Lexington, KY 40502 (859) 258-7000 (800) 432-0951