Eight-year-old John Wortman hosts a weekly newscast from his home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. John started John News shortly after his school stopped meeting in person in March, 2020.
John says that he started John News "because I want to make people happy--even during coronavirus time."
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John visits with Valerie Powell, a meditation instructor and yoga practitioner. John News invited her because John wanted to learn more about meditation, which can help relieve stress during coronavirus time.
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John News welcomes Esther Metthews, a woman who thinks that learning languages expands our horizons. John gets greeted in five different languages. He also gives a sports report,
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Watch the very first episode of John News! You can see how far John has come.