Generation next 2.0

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  • What distinguishes the members of Generation Next from their predecessors? This program - a sequel to the celebrated public television documentary Generation Next (item #36957) - looks at the beliefs, concerns, and goals that galvanize young people today. Renowned broadcast journalist Judy Woodruff guides viewers across the United States and into the lives of America's future leadership. In their early 20s, John and Katie Fiske are already married and own an apartment. Ex-gang member Leo Vazquez is also married and turning his life around. Newspaper editor John Allan Clark has brought the idealism of Generation Next to his hometown weekly. And openly gay Jarrett Lucas speaks at Christian colleges, while Villanova student Jon Reimer is an outspoken conservative and evangelical Christian.


  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Dec. 05, 2007.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
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  • Characterizing Today's Young People (1:48) -- John and Katie: Traditional Values (3:15) -- John and Katie: Pressure and Stress (1:36) -- John and Katie: The Issue of Kids (2:18) -- Leo Vazquez: A Childhood of Gangs and Crime (1:57) -- Leo Vazquez: Family, Education, and Work (4:02) -- Cole Carpenter: A Family Farming Tradition (4:30) -- Cole Carpenter: Generation Next Technology on the Farm (2:48) -- John Allan Clark: Journalism and Social Justice (4:02) -- Cara Mae Cirignano: The Generation Next Service Ethic (1:27) -- John Allan Clark: Journalism as a Catalyst for Change (1:11) -- Jarrett Lucas: Attitudes About Homosexuality in Generation Next (3:33) -- Jarrett Lucas: LGBT Dialogues at Christian Colleges (4:43) -- LaKeesha Perry: Typical Day for a Young Single Mother (1:54) -- LaKeesha Perry: The Story of a Teen Mom (4:11) -- LaKeesha Perry: Teen Pregnancy Among Generation Next (2:00) -- Jonathan Reimer: A Conservative on Campus (1:58) -- Jonathan Reimer: Parenting Influences on Generation Next (4:41) -- Generation Next: Ready to Take on the World (1:55)
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