Fast Forward

December 6, 2007 9:43:43 AM PST
Fast Forward is a monthly half-hour program focusing on the news and and views of today's teens and highlighting some of their favorite people from the world of entertainment. The program airs on the last Saturday of each month. Please check below for program information and links from our most recent program. Fast Forward Lineup for Saturday, November 24th, 2007 at 7 30 pm

Friday Night Lights - LOCAL!
We're talking pro football high school style! We see how this all-American pastime has gone from basic bleachers to a big time production every week! We checked in with one of's HS football games of the week, Conestoga vs. Strath Haven, to see how they have "stepped up" their games and attracted hundreds of fans at their Friday night football games
Contact: High School Football webpage on

Enough! A Kid's Perspective
She took her curiosity, created an open and honest dialogue, and captured it on film! Zoe Greenberg, a junior at The Springside School in Chestnut Hill wanted to talk about the difficult subject of race and class in America, a topic most adults wouldn't touch! Her documentary is available online and she even won the Princeton Prize for Race Relations
Contact: Class Action website

Go Gaming!
It's gaming a go-go, as we take a look inside the world of playing video games with the Calvecchio Family. Michael has successfully mixed all-out playtime while keeping his parents' intentions in tow!
Contact: For more tips on how to monitor video game use in your home
Click onto or visit this link:

Peter Pan at Walnut Street Theatre
We're off to Netherland to check in with the young actors that play Wendy, John and Michael Darling as they rehearse their "high flying" scenes for Walnut Street's Theatre Production of Peter Pan!
Contact: Don't miss the magic dust. Peter Pan is appearing at the Walnut Street Theatre now thru January 9th, 2008. or call 215.574.3550

Fast Forward Lineup for Saturday, September 29th @ 7:30 pm

The Jonas Brothers
Who can turn teen and tween girls into a frenzy at a moments notice....the Jonas Brothers of course! We get chance to catch up with these three singing siblings right before their concert at Penns Landing this past summer.

Local students get published!
Discover magazine asked the youth of the country.... what does science means to you?. One young Bryn Mawr student got her point across through art! Also, a group of teens at the Frankford High School published not one, but two books! We check in with them to see what it's like to get their message out to the masses!
Contact: Frankford Teen Writers Guild, call 215.537.2519 and ask for Magna Diaz or order the books online at

Camden CITYKIDS Talk Show
Oprah does it everyday, even Rachel Ray. No we see how these local teens took all summer to create their OWN talk show - debuting this Fall on the public access channel in New Jersey! We go behind the scenes with the Camden CITYKIDS Production Company to see if it looks as easy as it does on TV
Contact: The IDEA Arts Organization - or call 856.577.8337

SEPTA Student Transpasses!
Philadelphia school students can NOW ride the bus free during school hours. We find out the details!
Contact: and click on Septa Student Transpass or call the Philadelphia
School District Office of Transportation Services at 215.400.4350

Fast Forward Line-up for Saturday July 28th, 2007 @ 7:00 pm

Harry Potter Mania!
There's a hit movie out now and J.K. Rowling's newest edition is flying off bookshelves. Kids can't get enough of Harry! We get reaction to the book and talk to the head of Philly's largest fan club -- "Potter-delphia"!

Recycling Pays&..seriously!
Meet the Future of Philadelphia Recycling! Teens Jaleesa Figueroa of North Philadelphia and Kenneth Weal of the West Oak Lane section are Junior Block captains for their neighborhoods. They have some outrageous statistics to share on why recycling is truly important...
Contact: or call 215.685-RECYCLE

Fresh Filmmaking!
Eleven Teens have been given the task of tackling the tenious ... creating a film from front to finish in SEVEN DAYS!!!! Yes, the Samsung Fresh Films contest has teen teams from across the country competing to see who has can come up with the freshest film! We take a full blown look at this eye-opening experience by checking in on Philadelphia's Team as they go through the motions of movie-making.

Did you know Philadelphia's Mural Arts Program has a waiting list of 2,000 city blocks that want murals! And the teens from around our region are answering the call with over 3,000 kids involved in all aspects of mural making. We see the difference their efforts have made in certain communities as well as see a picture in the process that's created in an UNEXPECTED way ...

Walking with Dinosaurs- The LIVE Experience!
This brand-new show coming to the Wachovia Center August16th through the 19th is the return of BIG entertainment. They bring some 300 million year old creatures to life right in front of your eyes. It's "rip-ROARING" fun for the entire family!
Contact: For tickets, go to or call 1-800-298-4200

GPUAC -- Teen Summer Jobs Program
If teens want to work The Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition can help make it happen! GPUAC works with other non-profit organizations and Public and Private companies to create jobs for kids from14 through 19 yrs old. We check in with a few teens at various jobs: Bike Works, A Bank, A Law Firm and the Media, Channel 6 actually!

Fast Forward for June 30th @ 7:00 pm content & contacts

GMA Oscar Princess
We check in with 17 yr old. Naveen Mahmoud .. the local Agnes Irwin High School student that was chosen to be Good Morning America's Oscar Princess. She got to travel to LA to get the star treatment with a shopping spree .. a diamond facial .. and got to see the celebs on the red carpet. We talk about this special occasion , the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship she has received &and her determination to stay focused and work hard while dealing with her mother's many illnesses.

The boy who would be chef!
He slices and dices & seasons and sautés with the best of 'em &.literally! Nick Normile from Wynnewood, PA is fourteen year old dynamo in the kitchen. He's a middle school student during the week and budding gourmet chef on the weekend & with a Saturday apprenticeship at the renowned La Croix Restaurant at Philadelphia's 5 star Rittenhouse Hotel.

Need in Deed - Part 2
Teaching our kids the need in deed to give back! The Need in Deed non-profit organization instructs teachers how to help their students create their OWN community service or "service learning project" from concept to completion. We check back with the Grover Washington Middle School & the McCall Elementary School to see their finished projects!

Money Moves
The Simply Outrageous Youth Organization's mission is to get kids to be mindful about how they manage money. And they want to get the message out to them early .. like elementary school! We'll take you to a local school and show you how they do it.
Contact: 6 top MONEY TIPS FOR KIDS

1) Youth can help parents pay bills
2) Youth can pick a stock of their favorite company and track it in the newspaper
3) Start a business such as a lemonade stand
4) Take children to a bank to learn about checking and saving accounts and how banks earn income
5) Take youth to a car dealership and ask a salesperson to explain car value and payments
6) Students can play Monopoly to learn about investing in real estate and passive income

High School Musical Mania hits Philadelphia!
The hit Disney channel movie is now adapted for the stage! The touring company is coming to The Academy of Music for a limited engagement - July 11 thru the 22nd. Hey .. "we're all in this together!" - 6ABC will air a ½ hour Prime Time behind-scenes-special on the stage play Next Saturday, July 7th at 7:00 pm and &.and Go to 6ABC dot com for your chance win a trip to Los Angeles to see the premiere the new movie & High School Musical 2 !

Fast Forward for May 26th @ 7:00 pm content & contacts

Kristen Alderson - One Life To Live "Prom Night"
Her life is a soap opera -literally! 16 yrd old Kristen Alderson has grown up on the small screen. This Philly native has played the character "Starr" on the soap One Life To Live since 1998. This June it's time for the prom night in Llanview .and it's going to be a "musical masterpiece". We'll give you a behind the scenes look at the making of this teen production and find out what's it's like to be a young soap "Starr"!
Contact: - check out Kristen's video podcasts!

Partner's Program - Part 2
On the last Fast Forward, we took an inside look at a High School class that was discussing divorce in detail through some revealing role play. We chat with them to find out what they learned through the course.
contact: American Bar Association Section of Family Law 312.988.5145

13 yr old Dragster - Dimetrious Morris, Jr.
Whatta drag! We take a look inside the world of junior drag racing through the eyes of Dimetrious Morris, Jr-. a 13 year old African American dragster from PA who competes at the super pro level -.
Contact: The Dimetrious Junior Racing Team - Linwood Morris -

Need in Deed - Part 1
Teaching our kids the need in deed to give back! The Need in Deed non-profit organization shows school kids how to create their very OWN community service project from concept to completion. We profile the Grover Washington Middle School & the McCall Elementary School and take a look at the first steps before their big presentations.

Fast Forward for April 28th @ 7:00 pm content & contacts

National History Day Competition
Middle school students from across the city of Philadelphia brought the 'past' into the present at a competition celebrating National History Day last month at the NCC. They created info boards, models, documentaries, websites and even live re-enactments based on the theme of 'tragedy and triumph'. It was a great way to energize these students to look back and learn.
contact: and

The Partners Program - Part 1
These Upper Dublin High School students are learning more than just English and math these days. This class dove head first into the difficult subject of "Divorce". The Partners Program, started by the American Bar Association, pairs local lawyers with a High School class every year to teach them about the devastating effects that divorce takes on the entire family.
contact: American Bar Association Section of Family Law 312.988.5145

HS Blood Drive (re-run from 10/28/06)
The Red Cross is honoring local High School Students from Pennsylvania and New Jersey for their efforts in organizing blood drives at their schools.
contact: 1-800-GIVE-LIFE and

Red Cross Video Contest - Part 2
The Red Cross is continuing to energize young people 'to give the gift of life'! They recently sponsored a video contest for High School Students to create their own blood drive recruitment video! We'll take a look at some of the creative entries and show the winning pick! The Red Cross will use the winning video to show to other schools looking to organize a blood drive.
contact: 1-800-GIVE-LIFE and

Fast Forward Quick Bit &..

No Place For Hate - 'Cyberbullying' discussion
May 1st is Pennsylvania's No Place For Hate Day, a program designed to combat bigotry and intolerance in our communities. There will be events through out the region on that day and one such meeting will talk about the issue of CYBERBULLYING. It's a term used to describe kids using the internet, e-mail and text messaging to harass their peers. That discussion will be held at the Colonial Middle School in Plymouth Meeting at from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.

Fast Forward for March 31st, 2007 @ 7:00 pm

Drexel Hill native and filmmaker Michael Sammaciccia 'always will' love his hometown! He now lives in LA but his latest film has a local connection! The movie "Always Will" was made with kids and filmed at his alma maters .. Upper Darby HS and Drexel Hill Elementary. It's a touching coming of age story with a magical twist! Check out "Always Will" .. now available for sale on DVD.
Contact: or

Hey students .. get involved after-school .. ASAP! The After School Activities Partnership (ASAP) is a non-profit program that organizes a myriad of supervised activities for kids of all ages to participate in during the after school hours all across the Greater Philadelphia region. There are 73 different activities to choose from take your pick! Also &.they are currently looking for volunteers to host local clubs &
Contact: or call 215.545.2727

The Annual Green Cup competition - The Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, NJ. These High School Students are keen on being green .. trying to save the environment .. one kilowatt at a time! They are in a challenge with 15 other boarding schools to see who can reduce their campus' energy output in one month.

This kid has got talent .. and she's lending it to a good local/ global cause! Philadelphia born singing sensation Bianca Ryan .. the 1 million dollar winner of the "2006 America's Got Talent" TV show will be performing at the Philadelphia Zoo's Party for the Planet on April 21st. It's an Earth Day celebration designed to promote wildlife conservation to young people!
Contacts: 'Party for the Planet' - Saturday, April 21st, 2007 at the Philadelphia Zoo or click on

Looking for money for college? The Office of College and Career Awareness in conjunction with several other non-profit organizations are hosting Federal Student Aid Workshops (FAFSA) in the Philadelphia region through the end of April. They'll help you fill out an online application that could make you eligible for government scholarships, grants and loans.
Contact: Give them a call 215.951.7770 or click on

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