Sun Prairie, WI
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Emily | Nick
Kids 4 is an television station operated by kids
from little to 17. It's on Channel 4. On these shows, the kids do the
acting, directing, editing, and everything else, but sometimes they don't
control the cameras. In the building, there is a "Wall of Fame."
It has all the names of kids who have participated in Kids 4 on it. There
is layer after layer of names. The station has high-tech equipment, such
as digital editing and expensive cameras, and although kids do operate
the cameras, they usually edit non-digitally.
Since the kids do everything, after a while they can graduate to a
larger and harder position. Kids 4 has two sets, and that is so you can
have two shows being filmed at the same time. Kids 4 teaches kids about
life, and how not everything you see on TV is true. It teaches about peer
Kids go to Kids 4 when they are about my age (I'm 10).
There, the professional TV people show them all kinds of things about
TV. For example: how to work with a camera, how to work with a microphone,
etc. Once the kids are finished with the basic steps, they go to an advanced
level where they make commercials, shows, and even a little movie! Once
you have done five special programs (you have completed them successfully),
your name gets on the paper, and once you've done ten special programs,
your name goes on a golden sheet, so everybody would know you're an accomplished