Nick News Spotlights Girls’ Fight for Education in Afghanistan


Nickelodeon is premiering a brand-new installment of its Nick News series that highlights stories of female students in the heart of Afghanistan who are now being denied an education by laws reenacted by the Taliban.

Hosted by CBS News Correspondent Jamie Yuccas, Nick News opens with a segment from Kabul, Afghanistan, where CBS News’ Imtiaz Tyab met with kids to discuss the reinstituted rules that ban girls over the age of 11 from going to school and highlights their fight to keep dreams of a formal education alive.

The half-hour Nick News special, which kicks off December 15 at 7:30 p.m., will also feature a visit to Broadway, where CBS News Correspondent Vladimir Duthiers goes behind the scenes of the musical comedy Mrs. Doubtfire. The young cast will share what it takes to make it to the big show.

Additionally, Gabrielle Nevaeh Green, star of Nickelodeon’s That Girl Lay Lay and All That, heads to Philadelphia to spotlight the West Powelton Steppers & Drum Squad, which was founded by Elsie Wise and 25 years later is led by her grandson Antoine Mapp.

Following the premiere on Nickelodeon, the new episode of Nick News will be available on, Nick App and Nick On Demand beginning December 16.

Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson, VP of news programming for Nickelodeon and executive producer of Nick News, said: “With this episode of Nick News, we offer viewers a window into three very different worlds that somehow all converge to showcase how, despite our differences, we are all connected. Whether it’s girls in Afghanistan fighting for their right to an education, young actors finding their way back to the stage after a year of uncertainty due to the ongoing pandemic or young people in West Philadelphia making themselves heard instead of becoming another statistic, these stories all share one thing in common: the resilience of incredible kids, which we hope will inspire our audience to continue to work toward their goals and make them a reality.”