1. Newark became the largest school system in the country to commit to feed a free breakfast to each of more than 40,000 students in all of its schools. As one administrator said, “If you weighed our students when they left school on Friday and again on Monday morning, I know some of them would weigh less because they missed meals over the weekend. This video was made to explain the advantages of the program to senior administrators in other school districts across the country who might be considering a school-sponsored breakfast program. Newark changed its optional school breakfast program because it wasn’t feeding enough children. Many were not able to get to school early enough to have breakfast in the cafeteria and return to the playground to get in line to enter the school for classes. So Newark decided to take the first 10 minutes of every school day and feed the children an individual boxed breakfast at their desks. The video answers some of the common objections other administrators might raise to starting such a program in their cities. The video describes the common-sense solutions the school district came up with, such as making sure that principals and teachers would not feel the breakfast program was taking away from academic time and getting the food service and custodial staffs as well as teachers’ union on board. The video also notes that the year before it was produced, some $380 million of the money the U.S. Congress approved to fund the program went unspent. Research shows students who have had a nutritious breakfast are tardy less, are less disruptive in class, get better grades and do score higher on comprehensive tests. The video was produced in 2008.

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  2. In its 216th year, the United States Mint became not only the world’s largest mint, but the most technologically advanced at that time as well. The Mint replaced its 100-year old Janvier machines with a digital design and manufacturing system that produced sharper images and more beautiful coins. The James Monroe Presidential Dollar became the first coin to be created 100 percent digitally. “We’re not trying to introduce this change for its own sake, but to give the American people and the world a better quality artistic product,” said artist Joseph Menna. The Mint produces 15 billion circulating pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters and dollars annually.

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  3. Interviews with 28 people help tell the story of the Night Ministry, a youth outreach organization in Chicago that makes some 80,000 person to person contacts a year. The group’s signature 38-foot bus outfitted with a health care facility makes regular stops at disadvantaged neighborhoods in every part of the city for the city’s homeless youth and at-risk youth and adults to lean on. “People are not expendable. They are worth something, and if society continues to throw them away, then we’re throwing away life and we’re throwing away our brothers and our sisters,” said the group’s president Paul Hammas. The video was used to help recruit volunteers and in their group orientation. It was also shown at an annual awards dinner.

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  4. No matter how much sleep they’ve had, millions of Americans wake up each day almost as tired as when they went to bed. The suffer from a medical condition called sleep apnea. A new warning for a leading medical society says people with obstructive sleep apnea have to be especially careful when undergoing anesthesia for surgery. Some 18 million Americans may be affected, most of them men over the age of 40. If such patients don’t tell their doctor they have the condition before surgery, it could lead to complications while under anesthesia. This video was shot with a two-person ENG crew on location in San Diego and Chicago. Additional footage came from cameras left recording while volunteers slept.

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  5. The United States Mint’s first class of the America the Beautiful quarter coins is in America’s pockets…five memorable coins for five federally-protected sites from Hot Springs to a hotter springs, from looking up to looking down and finally onto the North America’s most climbed mountain. Best of all, America the Beautiful is just getting started, 11 more years and 51 shiny silver coins to go. Yosemite, Yellowstone and Grand Canyon National Parks are featured along with the Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas as well as the Mount Hood National Forest. The coins were launched about every 10 weeks in 2010.

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