Totally Radical Teenage Videos
<v Speaker>All right, let's take it from the top. <v Speaker>5. <v Speaker>4. <v Speaker>3. <v Speaker>2. <v Speaker>1 <v Speaker>[music plays] [singing] In the television world, there's a place man, for unilateral <v Speaker>improvement in the wasteland with cameras and tape, we'll bust that ol' debate and <v Speaker>rock you with new video the message get our way. <v Speaker>Our perspective is unique, our vantage point concrete. <v Speaker>But they don't want to hear it, lot of people that you meet. <v Speaker>We're saying what we're saying 'cause we're free to speak our minds. <v Speaker>We are the solution, not the problem this time. <v Speaker>Cause we're making it totally rad. <v Speaker>Totally rad. Yeah. Teenage videos are totally bad. <v Speaker>Totally rad. Totally rad. <v Speaker>Yeah. Teenage videos are totally bad. <v Gellibrand>Hey, I'm ?inaudible? ?Gellibrand?, your TRTV MC. <v Gellibrand>Welcome to our show and get set the television like you've never seen before. <v Gellibrand>Totally radical teenage videos, the TV program of, by <v Gellibrand>and for teenagers. So in the past few months, students across Kentucky have been
<v Gellibrand>producing, directing, editing videos that will catch your eye and mess <v Gellibrand>with your mind. So hang with us for the next hour 'cause we're gonna push that play <v Gellibrand>button on comedy, a couple of short dramas, a bit of fantasy and of course, <v Gellibrand>a documentary. This is public television, after all. <v Gellibrand>Also, we're going to cover some tough assignments like prejudice, sexuality, consumerism, <v Gellibrand>and they produce videos that get at the whole truth and nothing but the truth. <v Gellibrand>And since the word radical means root, we're going to follow up with rap <v Gellibrand>sessions from a group of students in our video Wasteland. <v Gellibrand>And to add to the mix, we're going to throw in some student in the hall interviews as <v Gellibrand>well from across the state. So let's get busy. <v Gellibrand>Our first video. What can I tell you about. <v Gellibrand>It's part comedy, part horror. <v Gellibrand>It's about people who allow themselves to be sucked into that never ending spiral of <v Gellibrand>consumerism. Well, students at Fort Knox High School show us how keeping <v Gellibrand>up with the cool can be an eternal struggle.
<v Speaker>[music plays] <v Girl>She's buying something for me. <v Boy>She bought you something last week, she said she's buying me-. <v Girl>No I get something this week. <v Boy>No, you don't. <v Girl>Yes I do. <v Boy>Shut up. <v Girl>Ouch let go! [hits boy]. <v Boy>Ow! <v Commercial>[music plays] They're new. <v Commercial>They're awesome. They're rad. They're <v Commercial>?Totally Toe Tennies?, you can get them with just a small amount of money, <v Commercial>just visit your nearest feet doctor store today. [music plays] <v Boy>Mom, can we please get some Totally Toe Tennies? <v Girl>They're so cool. <v Boy>Come on Mom.
<v Mom>Why certainly dolls, <v Mom>I'll get you anything you want. <v Girl>I can't wait I can't wait [Boy: I can't wait] it's gonna be so cool! Mom mom it says right here in the newspaper it's the foot <v Girl>doctor store. <v Boy>Yeah mom, don't miss that turn. <v Commercial>Totally Toe Tennies are the best around the smooth new shoes that are coming to your <v Commercial>town. <v Girl>It's on the radio too, mom! <v Commercial>It doesn't matter what you look like. <v Commercial>250 dollars is the price, so sport 'em at your house or even at school. <v Commercial>Totally Toe Tennies [Boy: Drive faster mom!] guaranteed to make you look cool. <v Commercial>[Girl: Red light green light!] Now here's a description of the ?Totally Toe? <v Commercial>Threat. [Girl: Come on come on come on come on!] The toes are showing. The colors are <v Commercial>glowing. [Girl: Green light go!] So hurry down to your nearest foot doctor 'til the price <v Commercial>starts growing. [Girl: Yeah!] Peace. <v Boy>[door opens] Look mom they're here, they're here! <v Girl>Go! <v Boy>Well, look, they're only 250 dollars. <v Girl>Mom, look, mom look, look at these cute accessories. <v Girl>They're only a hundred dollars more. I want the I want the ones in the center. <v Girl>No, I want the ones with the windshield wiper. <v Girl>No, I got to have the ones with the tinted roof.
<v Cashier>May I help you? <v Cashier>Such a fine choice. <v Girl>-Be so popular. <v Boy>Everybody will like us now. <v Cashier>Nick and Nicole, how would you like to pay for this? <v Nicole>Everybody's gonna love our shoes, Nick. <v Nick>Yeah. [people talking] [music plays] <v Speaker> <v Mom>Come here guys! Hurry! [news broadcast plays] <v Diane>And now for a special report. <v Diane>Totally Toe Tennies have captured tennis shoe market. <v Diane>This has prompted an increase in robberies of stores and students. <v Diane>Here is Don Fowler, more on that issue, Don.
<v Don>Thank you, Diane. Earlier today, a high school student was bombarded by noogies and <v Don>Roebuck tennis shoes because he wouldn't give up his Totally Toe Tennies. <v Don>The assailants are supposedly the foot doctor bums gang. <v Don>We spoke to this high school student and this is what he has to say. <v Student>I don't know what happened. I just walked outta the tennis shoe store on my new Totally <v Student>Toe Tennies and these guys, they jump on me for no reason and they threw me down <v Student>to the ground. All I saw was tennis shoes flying everywhere. <v Student>And they took my new Totally Toe Tennies it's so devastatin'. <v Student>My momma ?inaudible? for those shoes. <v Student>Now I don't have them [crying]. <v Don>Diane, this is getting ridiculous. <v Don>Totally Toe Tennies is starting a new crime wave. <v Diane>Thanks, Don. We'll keep our audience posted with more information. <v Nick>Did you hear that? <v Nicole>Yeah. I can't believe that. <v Mom>You all are not wearing those tennis shoes anywhere. <v Nick>Hold on, I got an idea. <v Nicole>Where are we goin'?
<v Nick>You'll find out. <v Nicole>[laughter] Hey why are you laughing? We're just trying to protect our Totally Toe Tennies. <v Boy>Didn't you know that Totally Toe Tennies are out of style? <v Boy>Fantastic For Feet are in. <v Nick>Wow! How much do they cost? <v Boy>They're only 900 dollars if you buy the regulars, but if you buy the <v Boy>ultralight man tested foil feet with accessories they're only 25000 dollars. <v Nicole>How'd you get the money for 'em? <v Boy>I sold my car. <v Boy>I ?hopped? my mom's mink red fur coat. <v Nicole>Are you thinking what I'm thinking? <v Nick>Yeah. <v Nick>[kids talking]. <v Nicole>Mom, mom guess what? <v Host>Well, what do you think? Is it like that? <v Girl>[laughter] [talking] Like a cycle. <v Girl>Never ending, keeps going. <v Host>Is any of it a ?inaudible?. I wonder about that. <v Host>I I have a concern as to the the price. <v Host>The amount of money that's involved in buying a single pair of tennis shoes.
<v Host>And I think they really expose it well in this video and I I I have great <v Host>concern about the violence that could accompany it. <v Kid>Yeah. <v Host>The violence is-. <v Girl>Something that for um the women, it's like the purses [laughs] <v Girl>[chatter] My birthday was not too long ago and I like already have every type of purse, I <v Girl>have 2 Guccis and all this stuff so I wanna Dooney and Bourke. <v Girl>Everyone now, I have to get a Dooney, I have to get a Dooney and my mom goes do you know <v Girl>that purse you want is $200 because you have every other purse now, what do you need <v Girl>another purse for? I can get you a Coach for 100 something just just you know, this <v Girl>is 30 and hold up. ?inaudible? up. No, I gotta have that little ?duck?. <v Girl>You know I gotta- [laughter] <v Girl>Guys have to have the right tennis shoes and girls, it's a purse a lot. <v Girl>Yeah got to have the right purse. [laughter] <v Boy>Also I don't think you would ever hear of one girl attacking another <v Boy>girl for her shoes. <v Speaker>?inaudible? <v Speaker>Girls just backstab. <v Girl>Girls do different things. [Girl: They talk about you more] You see guys attacking guys <v Girl>for tennis shoes. I think girls do much as they they stab at your heart.
<v Girl>They stab whatever they touch. <v Girl>[inaudible speech] I mean, I know I'm a girl. I mean you know, you see something you th- <v Girl>you think. <v Girl>[inaudible speech] Talk about the other person her back. <v Girl>[inaudible speech] Not necessarily take it away from them, but to hurt them. <v Girl>Well with the guys tennis shoes it's it's gone so far that the Nikes I know they leave <v Girl>the tag [Kids: Yeah] on the shoes [Kid: And if it's upside down] and it's not like a <v Girl>keychain. It's a big flashy thing with Nike and they just leave it dangling on a chain <v Girl>you're like so that's the first thing you see when you look down, Nike. <v Girl>[Boy: and their hats] and their hats. <v Host>I heard an interesting thing. I was literally in the shoe shop recently looking for some <v Host>new shoes and three real athletic fellows came in and they were clearly athletes and they <v Host>wanted everybody there to know it and I was running shoes and they came by and they said <v Host>to me uh to the area there they were talking for my benefit was uh [laughter] <v Host>Air Jordan Air Jordan and Magic Shoes. <v Host>And they started comparing who was a basketball player and so forth and take a little <v Host>stabs at each other and their favorite athlete. <v Host>And then one of them did say it was almost like a script, he said, you know, it's
<v Host>really just a fad. We need to pull back. Just pull back and look at that. <v Host>It's really just a fad. And uh is it? <v Speaker>[all agreeing]. <v Girl>If someone came to school and burlap was in and a lot of people wore it. <v Girl>[inaudible chatter] Everything is coming right back. <v Boy>Everyone is telling me bellbottoms are coming back and I'm like [laughter] no way. <v Boy>[inaudible chatter]. <v Speaker>When you think about it we're already, we're already on the track to hip huggers. <v Speaker>I mean, no ?inaudible? to soccer players or anything, but you look at a soccer player, <v Speaker>you wear your pants on your hips already on the road getting back into what- [laughter] <v Boy>I mean, you can remember back to I mean, I I feel sad to <v Boy>say this, but when Michael Jackson was in, I wanted the silver glove [laughter]. <v Girl>[inaudible speech] It wasn't even real leather, it was pleather [laughter].
<v Girl>And I had the fake leather jeans ?inaudible? My <v Girl>mom took all the stuff to the Goodwill. <v Girl>And it was just kind of hard to part ?inaudible?. <v Girl>But all these things that we keep talking about are good examples of the same you know <v Girl>kind of concept as far as tennis shoes, every thing. <v Girl>You know, there seems to be this going in circles and everything eventually changes <v Girl>to something new. [Boy: Really-] and when we, you know, their younger brothers <v Girl>and sisters or whatever, they're they're gonna have things as they grow up that they have <v Girl>to have. <v Boy>It's not it's not like you're passing down either because they don't stay in style. <v Boy>[everyone agreeing] And they go out of style, then you have something that's not worth <v Boy>not worth the leather it's made out of. <v Girl>It's like, OK, fluorescent clothes. <v Girl>Remember when fluorescent was in. <v Girl>And now it's like ?inaudible?. <v Girl>That was 1980 [laughter]. <v Girl>?inaudible? fluorescent clothes. I think the only way we can really get rid of it is one, <v Girl>we need to stop, I mean, to start shopping for quality. <v Girl>And two, we need to become more, you know, at
<v Girl>ease with yourself, more confident with yourself. [kids agreeing] <v Girl>Everyone needs to be aware of what ?those are?. [TV static] <v Boy>I don't. I mean, I don't think you need designer clothes to be happy, but you know, I <v Boy>wear 'em and I want 'em. And so I mean, it's just I think um our society, <v Boy>and, you know, well, at least around here, you know, people really stress materialism <v Boy>and what you have and what you don't have. <v Boy>I think it's nice to wear good clothes ya know, fashionable. <v Boy>You know, you're supposed to be fashionable if you can. <v Boy>And think it's good, you know. <v Boy>But if you can't if you don't have it, you don't have the opportunity to to wear <v Boy>fashionable clothes. It's alright. <v Girl>Teenagers are beginning to base their self-image on what they wear or what they drive <v Girl>instead of who they are as a person. <v Girl>This pressure not only comes from their peers, but also advertisments and commericals <v Girl>that seem to state that if you don't buy their product, that you can't possibly be <v Girl>popular. <v Boy>Well I don't think clothes are important. Really, it's the person, the kind of person <v Boy>that's important. <v Boy>Well, it's really not important, but you
<v Boy>just want to be by the crowd. You want to dress up like everybody else. <v Girl>By the way, are those Bugle Boy jeans you're wearing? <v Gellibrand>Oh, please. You don't need tinsel tennies, fabulous foil feet or any other <v Gellibrand>name brand shoes to strut your stuff. <v Gellibrand>You can do it barefooted. <v Gellibrand>[shoes fall] [Man: Ouch!] Oh, sorry, if you know what I mean. <v Gellibrand>Well, the next video deals with a subject that is definitely risky business: <v Gellibrand>sexual relationships. <v Gellibrand>It's a serious dilemma and I'm sure you already know. <v Gellibrand>Does one just do it or not? <v Gellibrand>And how does one deal with the rumors? <v Gellibrand>Well, students at ?inaudible? high school in Owensboro added a bit of a twist to an old <v Gellibrand>story. This video is called Behind Closed Doors. <v Gellibrand>[TV static] <v Boy>[chatter] What are you doin' tonight? <v Boy>Oh I'm kinda kinda tired. <v Boy>I know this party we can go to <v Boy>know. <v Boy>Eh I don't know. <v Boy>Come on! I'll take you.
<v Boy>I might go. <v Boy>No don't give me that, give me some facts. <v Boy>I might go, I don't know. <v Boy>Oh, don't give me that. <v Boy>What time you want me to pick ya up? <v Boy>Oh, I guess about 7:30 or so. <v Boy>I'll be there. <v Boy>Alright. <v Boy>A party. <v Boy>[music playing] [people talking] Hey remember, look through the little hole before you answer the door. [music playing] <v Speaker>[kids shouting] ?inaudible?
<v Girl>[kids shouting] Oh, hey, Jackson, what're you doing? <v Jackson>Um nothin' much. <v Girl>Well how long you been in here? <v Jackson>Just like a couple minutes. <v Girl>Well do you know anybody down here? If you want to you can go upstairs or something? <v Girl>Why don't we go upstairs? I think there's some [Jackson: Why?] Well some of your friends are up there. You'll be more comfortable, <v Girl>I think. I think they're all in here. Let me go check this and see if they're in here. <v Girl>[knocks on door] Hey. Oh, my. I'm sorry. <v Girl>I'm sorry. This is the wrong room, I think they're down here instead. <v Jackson>Yeah. <v Girl>Huh I wonder where everybody went? <v Jackson>Well where is everybody? <v Girl>I don't know, they'll probably be back in just a little while. We can just stay in here for a little while. It's n- it's <v Girl>no big deal. I me- I don't mean anything by it or anything, let's just stay here for a little while. No big deal. [door shuts] <v Girl>?inaudible? <v Girl>?inaudible? <v Girl>?Nothin'?. <v Girl>Oh, my gosh y'all, did y'all hear about ?Joe's? <v Girl>party Saturday night? <v Girl>Yeah I went to it. <v Girl>I wasn't there, what happened? <v Girl>Oh my gosh, did you hear about Jackson and Kim? <v Girl>Yes they were up in Joe's parents' room all night long! <v Girl>No way! <v Girl>I swear to God, all night long [locker slams]. <v Girl>He's not like that though. <v Girl>I swear to god all night. <v Girl>Did y'all notice what happened at that party the other night?
<v Girl>With Jackson and Kim? Y'all didn't notice what happened? <v Girls>What happened? <v Girl>Well, where I was it sounds like when we were all down there in that party, then I went <v Girl>upstairs and I noticed that they went off in the bedroom together. <v Girl>No they didn't! <v Girl>Yeah they did! [girls chatter]. <v Girl>No I swear! [girls talking] <v Jackson>That's not what happened, OK, that's the problem with people like you, you're going out <v Jackson>s-spreadin' rumors, getting people in trouble. That's not what happened. <v Jackson>You don't know what happened. Don't be talking about stuff that you don't know what <v Jackson>you're talking about alright? <v Boy>?Get that game in today? <v Boy>It's been raining all day. <v Boy>And boys, I heard somebody playing some other kind of baseball <v Boy>using this Louisville slugger outside of the diamond! <v Boy>[boys cheering] <v Boy>Take 'em away kid! <v Boy>[boys hollering] Freak nasty! <v Boys>Ooh! Goin' off! [boys chattering] <v Jackson>Just shut up man you're just like all the rest, just like those girls talking that stuff, <v Jackson>you know? You don't even know what you're talking about. [Boy: Nah] I'm serious, man. <v Jackson>You don't [shoves him] talk about stuff like that OK? <v Jackson>If I'm gonna do somethin' like that, I'm gonna love the girl and I'm gonna wait 'til <v Jackson>marriage. <v Jackson>?inaudible? See y'all don't even know what you're talkin' about. <v Boy>Do you think you are the pope?
<v Boy>But, maybe he's got a point. <v Girl>Some schools are starting um sex education at a young age. <v Girl>We didn't have that. [Girl: Yeah I mean] I know you are. <v Girl>I mean, it's getting to the point now. I remember in 6th grade we had the little sex <v Girl>education thing, but when you think about it, when you get sex e- bleh sex education <v Girl>on a higher, higher level, you realize that you don't really know and it's too late to <v Girl>tell you all about sex when you're a senior in high school. <v Girl>It's just too late. You need to know about it and learn and grow with it, because as <v Girl>your body develops and starts to have these hormonal feelings, you need to know what they <v Girl>mean [chuckles]. <v Host>And Rebecca, what were you thinking with this? <v Rebecca>A lot of people think, well, I'll never get AIDS or something, that'll never happen to <v Rebecca>me. I'll never die I'm immortal. [laughter] <v Boy>Y- youth isn't really mortality. It's just um, it's <v Boy>just where you're growing. You know, people think that well since I'm young, I can do <v Boy>whatever I want and not be hurt. You know I can try drugs or I can try um sex <v Boy>and nothing will happen to me.
<v Girl>I don't think anybody's never spoke. We've all sat in here and said the word sex. <v Girl>And y'all sound so nasty. <v Girl>No one's talk talking anything about love and um being prepared. <v Girl>Being ready. Finding someone that I mean, 'cause some a lot of girls go <v Girl>well I love so and so. And they're like sixteen year seventeen years old and I'm like, <v Girl>how can you what is love? I mean, [Girl: How do you know what love is at that point?] <v Girl>[teens talking]. <v Boy>How do you find love? <v Girl>Well, love isn't just how you feel about someone sexually. <v Girl>It's I mean, it's it's a lot of other things you gotta take, you know, other things in <v Girl>perspective. It's like how you relate to someone. <v Girl>Love is being a friend, you know, friends with that person, being able to talk to that <v Girl>person. That person might be there for you. Love is not a sexual love because I love my <v Girl>friends, but not sexually. <v Girl>No one ever talks about love it's always sex. <v Host>I wanna go back to this reversal. <v Host>Uh uh here we have we have the girl pushing on the boy, you know. <v Host>Uh and then he's very concerned about his reputation. <v Host>We were talking sh- he was talking about the value of the girl's reputation as we've
<v Host>always passed that kind of thinking. Damn, well, what about the boy's reputation? <v Host>How you guys feel about that? <v Boy>Well it's just um a matter of how sensitive the guy happens to be. <v Boy>Um if he's real sens- ?inaudible? if he's real sensitive about it somebody else talking <v Boy>about him, and if um ya know it really gets on you real quick. <v Boy>If somebody says, well, he's done this in the ring with you, and if that really <v Boy>bothers you, then I guess that will make changes. <v Boy>Most guys I know would have taken it. [teens talking] <v Host>And you feel the real [teens agreeing] real strong pressure on you guys to have to to be <v Host>sexually active, to be involved, sexually active at parties and things. <v Girl>I think, you know, as we were talking about before. <v Girl>As far as, um, if you don't love someone enough to be able <v Girl>to wait until both people involved in the situation are ready <v Girl>to make that kind of commitment to each other, then you <v Girl>must not, I guess, love them enough. <v Girl>And it must not be the right thing to do.
<v Girl>If you can't wait and both people feel comfortable in this situation then <v Girl>I don't think it's it's the right thing. I don't think that's what you should do. <v Girl>Because it it is a matter of love and trust and friendship and a commitment. <v Girl>You're always taught it's supposed to be a beautiful thing. It's natural. <v Girl>I don't see how can be natural and beautiful if um you have to rush it. <v Girl>Uh, my mom's coming home in five minutes. [laughter] <v Girl>Put your pants on! [laughter]. <v Girl>Yeah, exactly! <v Girl>I think that's the way it happens with most most teenagers. <v Girl>They- <v Boy>While on the topic of parents, I think also having sex <v Boy>is also how your parents tell you about it. <v Boy>If they hush hush, it's something, oh, I should do this 'cause my parents say it's bad. <v Boy>But if your parents bring it out in an open way, think, well, it's something that'll <v Boy>happen when I want it to happen and when I feel it's right. <v Boy>And I think that's really what can affect in a big <v Boy>way just how your parents deal with the situation. <v Boy>That's just like [Boy: how they treat] ?inaudible? really, no matter how much you know
<v Boy>about the more you know about something, the better decision you probably make. <v Boy>If you haven't, I have no idea what's involved in sex. <v Boy>You don't know what you're gonna do. <v Host>Do you think it should be taught by the parents [Girl: Yes] or let the parents job be <v Host>taught by the school? <v Boy>I'd I'd say it's parents. <v Girls>It's both! <v Girl>It's a little bit. [teens talking inaudibly] <v Girl>Yeah, because there are some parents that won't talk. <v Boy>Yeah, I think there, I don't think we should rely on the parents of all students because <v Boy>some parents are gonna say, that's the devil, you know. <v Boy>[laughter] <v Girl>?Some? aren't gonna listen to their parents. <v Girl>Yeah, some need to hear it from someone else. <v Boy>And let's not let students resort to their friends for everything. <v Girl>Yeah I mean, relying on the parents takes too much ?inaudible? <v Girl>You're assuming that the parents are gonna be open and honest with their children. <v Girl>I mean, when my mother told me it was it was very open and honest. <v Girl>And if I'm going to do it I'm to go to her for birth control. <v Girl>And she's very honest. But I know some of my friends, you know, have no idea <v Girl>what they're getting into when they get into sex. <v Girl>And it scares me sometimes. Some of my friends. <v Girl>[TV static] The person girl, a boy actually to have sex, if you don't want to do it,
<v Girl>don't do it. If they don't want you because you're not having sex with them, fine, find <v Girl>somebody else. <v Girl>People think if you're on the pill, that it always works and you can't get pregnant. <v Girl>Well, that's not true. <v Girl>First time I had sex, I got pregnant. <v Girl>I was on the pill and the pill did not work. <v Boy>They got a saying where if you go out with somebody, there's a set amount of rules you <v Boy>have to do. You have to make out. You have to do this much. <v Boy>If you go to a party, you're probably gonna have sex depending on what kind of party it <v Boy>is. <v Girl>I don't think it's right because I think you should wait until after you're married <v Girl>because it's what's in the Bible and it's what God thinks is right. <v Girl>I think that sex is a part of life. <v Girl>And only you yourself know when you're ready and that people shouldn't judge <v Girl>you or tell you that you're a bad person. If you have sex before you're married. <v Boy>It's something like a male thing I guess with guys more it's hey, I'm a guy having girls <v Boy>in school. It's kind of silly. That's not what it's about. <v Boy>It's about love and respect.
<v Girl>I was a cheerleader here at ?inaudible? County. <v Girl>That was all I had for my future. <v Girl>I was planning on doing good with my grades and going on. <v Girl>I can still do that, but it does take a lot of responsibility <v Girl>on having a baby. <v Gellibrand>It's a scary thought, isn't it? Imagine gettin' pregnant when you're 16. <v Gellibrand>Well, that cheerleader found out the hard way. <v Gellibrand>Protection isn't always foolproof. <v Gellibrand>So whatever you do, be careful. <v Gellibrand>Well, our next video communique comes to us from the mountains of eastern Kentucky. <v Gellibrand>Students at Whitesburg High School got a bit of help from Apple Shop in puttin' this <v Gellibrand>piece together. What they came up with is a way to transport us beyond <v Gellibrand>the familiar, outside the boundaries of ordinary reality, <v Gellibrand>a place you just may know something about. <v Gellibrand>Come with me. <v Gellibrand>As we venture into the adolescent zone. <v Gellibrand>[Twilight Zone theme plays]
<v Teen>Consider, if you will, two teenagers submitted for your approval. <v Teen>Two teenagers searching for acceptance and self understanding in <v Teen>the adolescent zone. <v Dad>Hey! <v Boy>Yeah I'm over here. <v Dad>What are you doing son all stretched out on the bed? <v Dad>Well, I want you to give me that book a minute. Listen to me, why don't <v Dad>you make something out of yourself. Go don't you out and play ball? <v Dad>Football?[imaginary <v Dad>cheering] Do the best you can, but do more than what you're doing. <v Dad>OK? <v Boy>Uh huh. [Twilight Zone theme plays]. <v Boy>I'm gonna kill you ?inaudible?. I'm gonna kill you! [inaudible sports announcer] Hey man, I'm gonna kill you man! [cheering] [crashing] Hey, <v Boy>I think I killed you. [buzzing] I think I killed you. [inaudible announcer] [phone ringing]
<v Girl>Hi. <v Girl>This is she. <v Girl>Well, I've never really thought about being a cheerleader. <v Girl>Wow, a cheerleader. [harp] [music plays] <v Girl>What time ?now? ? <v Girl>OK. Bye bye. [hangs up phone] [Twilight Zone theme plays] <v Girl>It's real easy, I'll show you everything you have to do! <v Girl>[people talking]. <v Girl>One, two! [screaming] <v Girl>Oh, my God, can you even do a basket toss? <v Girl>?inaudible? <v Girl>Maybe <v Girl>it's not. [music plays]. <v Boy>?Inaudible? <v Boy>And the winner of the 1991 Nobel Prize for physics, ?inaudible?.
<v Boy>[clapping] <v Boy>Thank you. Thank you very much. [Twilight Zone theme plays] <v Teacher>All right, class, I want you to do this problem on the board from the time specified and <v Teacher>begin [students writing] and stop. <v Teacher>Okay. Who has an answer for us? <v Teacher>[students shouting me] <v Teacher>Uh Mr. Collins, I do believe it's your turn. <v Collins>I'm afraid I don't have the answer Mr. Money. <v Collins>[laughter]. <v Girl>You shoulda let me do it, I know the answer. <v Girl>[music plays] [You're The One That I Want plays] [Twilight Zone theme plays] <v Girl>[toilet flushing] [laughing] ?Hiding, huh? <v Girl>?How sick? <v Girl>Oh my god.
<v Girl>Some <v Girl>people just aren't cut out for it, I guess. <v Girl>They're not. [water running]. <v Boy>Hey ?inaudible? How are you doing? <v Girl>Fine. What are you doing here? <v Boy>Uh I thought maybe you could help me a little bit with our homework. <v Girl>Oh, sure, but I don't know what you study. <v Boy>I never did much, but I guess I'm going to try to figure things out about myself. <v Boy>I'd better start somewhere. <v Girl>Yeah, me too. <v Girl>It's on page 37, if you want to get started. <v Girl>[Twilight Zone theme plays]
<v Girl>Somewhere between childhood and becoming an adult, when answers <v Girl>are easy and questions leave doubt, many faced a problem of finding themselves. <v Girl>Realizing that satisfaction and confidence must come from inside <v Girl>through trial and error and self-examination, and not by being what others <v Girl>may see you as is a perplexing problem we must always be aware of <v Girl>in the adolescent zone. <v Boy>I think the best choice is be yourself. <v Boy>Don't be who other people want you to be. <v Boy>Just be yourself. [Girl: It's not easy.] Sometimes it's not easy, you know, but you <v Boy>just need to ignore any outside pressure, sort of links the <v Boy>other two videos we've seen about being pressured to have the shoes <v Boy>and pressured to have sex. <v Boy>I think you should just be who you want to be. <v Boy>Do what you want to do and let your own interests guide you. <v Boy>It's not easy to do. But if you can do that, then you're the best person you can be.
<v Host>?inaudible? what were you saying? <v Girl>Well, I was just saying it's um sometimes it's hard to find who you are, what what <v Girl>you think. I mean, you're influenced by so many things. <v Girl>You don't know what you really want sometimes. <v Girl>Sometimes it's hard to distinguish between what your friends want, what your parents want <v Girl>you to do and what you wanna do. <v Girl>And so you got to sort through all the things that are just jumbled around inside and <v Girl>figure out what you like and what you wanna do. <v Girl>Do you wanna be on the speech team or do you wanna play football? <v Girl>It's just, you know, you have to make tough choices [chuckling]. <v Boy>But really, that's what adolescence is for, to find yourself, to find what you wanna be, <v Boy>where you wanna go and what you wanna do, really. <v Boy>Um who you're goona hang around with, who your friends are gonna be. <v Boy>Um this is the time to change and find what you really are. <v Boy>I mean, if you did that when you were an adult it'd be a lot worse. <v Girl>I think people also have to learn that failure is good. <v Girl>I mean, it may not feel so great once it comes, but it prepares you for a lot of things <v Girl>because you're not always gonna be the most ?inaudible? <v Girl>person in a job. You're gonna have you're gonna have to come across a lot of things later
<v Girl>on in life that you're gonna have to learn to get through them. <v Girl>And what better enables you to do that is to have a lot of ups and downs when you're <v Girl>younger. Let it gradually get better. <v Girl>A lot of people feel, oh, life is gonna be good. <v Girl>I'm never gonna have to encounter death or this and that or not being able <v Girl>make ends meet and pay the bills. But I mean, some people maybe that may be true, but <v Girl>some time another, you're gonna come between a rock and a hard place and it's better to <v Girl>get 'em young, you know, before it's too late. <v Boy>If you don't have failure, how can you enjoy success? <v Girl>And failure makes you, I think, a stronger person overall. <v Girl>If you've been through ups and downs an- and everything I think when you do have <v Girl>things, better things happen to you. <v Girl>You do appreciate them more because you know what it's like to have bad things happen to <v Girl>you. <v Boy>And then when problems arise, it's easier to deal with them when you have some sort of <v Boy>experience and getting through them. <v Boy>It doesn't hit as hard. I think that's one of the problems with teens today, they they <v Boy>get straight A's all the way through school and then they get to college and then they <v Boy>realize that they're not gonna be [Girl: perfect] they're not gonna be perfect anymore.
<v Boy>And this is why I think suicides are so common. <v Girl>That sucked for me. Like in in junior high, it was real easy for me you know I really <v Girl>didn't have to study. I just ya know simply took a test and made an A on it ya <v Girl>know so natural but now I mean, you all are talking about it happening to you in college, <v Girl>but it's happening to me with the with the classes I'm taking. <v Girl>You know, they're hard and you know sometimes I just don't feel like studying [laughs] <v Girl>but you know [laughs] but now I have to to make the grades <v Girl>and, uh you know, so used to all As and and now it's just hard to accept <v Girl>it. <v Boy>It's not just it's not just studying like um he wanna be a football player. <v Boy>She wanna be a cheerleader. There's also the lifestyle. <v Boy>Along with those too, they're basically trying to find her niche <v Boy>in life and how they wanna, how they wanna be. <v Boy>[Girl: I think] and so big [sighs] decision. <v Girl>Growing up, it's also hard, though, because you do have a lot of pressures. <v Girl>I mean you have pressure from home, you have pressure from friends, you have <v Girl>pressure from yourself, um other family members, ya know maybe not even
<v Girl>just your immediate family. And you want and teachers, you know, an- and you <v Girl>wanna please all these people. An- and you can't always please everyone. <v Girl>But sometimes I think you really maybe try too hard to please everyone. <v Girl>An- and you really just need to worry sometimes about yourself and and what you need to <v Girl>do and the best thing to do for yourself. <v Girl>I think right now being a senior, this is the time. <v Girl>It's really hit me because [Girl: yeah], I was like, oh, I can't wait to my senior. <v Girl>I didn't know it's gonna be turnin' this application in on time. <v Girl>Do this as a deadline for this. And my mom tells me it's time for you to start taking <v Girl>more responsibility because, you know, in fall, I'm gonna be on my own basically. <v Girl>It's not gonna be wake up Sharee, you know, go here Sharee, do that, Sharee. <v Girl>It's it's gonna be all on me. No one's gonna be able to do anything for myself. <v Girl>My mom's not gonna be able to go in there and, you know, go through the application <v Girl>process to get me a job. My mom's not gonna be able to go to work for me. <v Girl>Mom's not gonna put well find my husband [laughs] ya know, and do all the things. <v Girl>And it's sad that a lot of parents put so much pressure <v Girl>on their kids because if instead of being pressured, they should, you know,
<v Girl>work with them. You know, it should be trial and error, find what you can do. <v Girl>And then when you find that one thing can do, you know, accelerate and do it the best you <v Girl>can. Instead of, you know, just being down on your self all the time and getting negative <v Girl>flack from your parents and everything. [TV static buzzes]. <v Girls>You don't have to keep an image. You can just be who you wanna be. <v Girls>I mean, um ?Anna and I? were cheerleaders and we don't go around acting <v Girls>like cheerleaders every day. <v Girls>Yeah, I did see. An- um I mean, you you need to be your own person. <v Girls>You can't be who everybody wants you to be or who you think everybody wants you to be. <v Boy>Peer pressure is there. But I think people always bl- blame their problems on peer <v Boy>pressure. That if you've got a problem, it's a lot <v Boy>easier to blame somebody else told to do something than it is to look at yourself <v Boy>and say, hey, maybe, you know, maybe I could've done something differently. <v Girl>You know, if you don't believe in yourself and what you do. <v Girl>I mean, a lot of things can happen. <v Girl>I mean, I think that's where abuse comes from. <v Girl>And, you know, like like drug abuse and, you know, problems in families and stuff.
<v Girl>And people aren't satisfied with themselves. <v Girl>So they go you know out looking in other places to find happiness. <v Girl>And you won't find it out there. You have to be happy with yourself. <v Boy>Someone wants you to do something like smoke and take drugs, commit a crime <v Boy>to be a part of the group. Well, maybe that's not your group. <v Boy>Never thought about that. <v Gellibrand>Well, you gotta admit, one good thing about the adolescent zone is that you pass right <v Gellibrand>through it. It's not something you're gonna get stuck in forever. <v Gellibrand>Woah, wouldn't that be frightening? <v Gellibrand>Well, anyway, the two main characters in that video began to realize that it's not always <v Gellibrand>necessary to fit into the picking holes that society constructs for us, <v Gellibrand>stereotypes or someone else's idea of who we ought to be. <v Gellibrand>We're free to create our own lives, right? <v Gellibrand>So why be normal? <v Gellibrand>This is American sign language for misunderstanding. <v Gellibrand>That's what our next video is all about. Misunderstandings, misconceptions, misgivings, <v Gellibrand>misjudgments and mis, whatever her name is... <v Gellibrand>meh. Seriously, when we have bogus ideas about other people,
<v Gellibrand>we do run the risk of being prejudiced. <v Gellibrand>We might project them on the basis of bad info. <v Gellibrand>While students at the Kentucky School for the Deaf and with a little help from Bate <v Gellibrand>Middle School students in Danville produced this video about unfair judgment. <v Gellibrand>You're gonna get it. And if you ever wondered how deaf people watch television, you can <v Gellibrand>read the open captions along with them. <v Gellibrand>[music plays] <v Heidi>Oh Brittany I don't know what I'm going to do! I still don't have a date for Friday's dance. <v Brittany>Oh, I forgot to tell you. Ross asked me today. <v Brittany>I'm so excited. Don't worry, Heidi. <v Brittany>Someone will ask you. <v Heidi>Look! Look over there. There's that cute new boy. <v Heidi>He's so cute. I wish I could go with him. <v Brittany>But didn't you know? He's deaf. <v Brittany>You can't go out with him. A deaf boy? <v Brittany>I mean, how would you communicate? <v Brittany>I've heard deaf people can't even read or write very well. <v Brittany>Maybe he reads Braille though. <v Heidi>He's not blind. Blind people use Braille.
<v Brittany>And how could you go to a dance? He can't dance. <v Brittany>He can't hear the music. <v Brittany>Look here he comes. What do we do? <v Heidi>Well, I guess we'll meet him. <v Anthony>Hi I'm Anthony Williams. [signing]. <v Heidi>I don't know, I'll have to think about it. Can I tell you tomorrow? <v Anthony>Okay. [signing] <v Brittany>How can you go to the dance with him? He's deaf. <v Brittany>I bet he can't even drive because he's deaf. Look it's Anthony! [books drop] <v Heidi>Yes! <v Heidi>Yes! I'd love to go to the dance with you. <v Anthony>Okay I'll pick you up at 7. <v Heidi>Okay! [car drives off] [door opens] Hi I'm home finally! <v Mom>How was your day?
<v Heidi>Pretty good. Guess what? <v Heidi>I got a date for the school dance. <v Dad>Well who is the lucky man? <v Heidi>Oh, Dad. Well his name's Anthony Williams. <v Heidi>And he's so cute. <v Heidi>And he drives a hot car. And he's deaf, too. <v Mom>I don't know Heidi, a deaf boy, what would your friends think? <v Mom>Besides, you could get it. <v Heidi>Get what? <v Mom>You know, you can get it. <v Mom>It's a disease. <v Dad>I agree. I don't think it's such a good idea. <v Heidi>Oh, really? Please! Don't be so old fashioned and close minded. <v Heidi>I told him I would go to the dance. And that's just what I'll do. <v Heidi>Become deaf? You'll see! <v Dad>[door opens] Hello. <v Anthony>What? <v Dad>[screaming] Hello! <v Anthony>Hello. <v Dad>Heidi! Your date's here. <v Heidi>Hi Anthony!
<v Anthony>Wow! You look great. <v Heidi>Thank you. <v Heidi>This is the sign for thank you? [signing]. <v Anthony>Yes. <v Brittany>Look, there's Heidi and her date Anthony. Did you know he's deaf? <v Ross>Deaf? What's Heidi doing with a deaf boy? <v Brittany>I don't know, let's go meet him. <v Brittany>Hi Heidi. Hi Anthony [shouting]. This is Ross. <v Ross>Hi. <v Ross>I've seen you before. Aren't you in my ?trig? class fourth period? <v Anthony>Yes, I've seen you too, nice to meet you. <v Heidi>Hey, you two don't have to yell and do all that stuff. Anthony can understand you and <v Heidi>read your lips if you just talk normal. <v Anthony>Excuse me, I have to make a phone call ?inaudible?. She's only 12. <v Brittany>How do you use a phone? <v Anthony>Come on. <v Heidi>Let's go see! <v Ross>Wow, that's cool! [music plays]. <v Heidi>I'm having a great time, you're a good dancer! How can you dance if you can't hear any music? <v Anthony>I can hear a little and I can hear the vibrations.
<v Heidi>[music plays] Thank you. I had a great time. <v Mom>Heidi, is that you? <v Dad>Heidi, we're talking to you. <v Mom>Heidi! Look at me. <v Dad>She can't hear us. <v Mom>Oh, no I knew this would happen. <v Mom>She got that boy's deafness! <v Heidi>Oh mom and dad. <v Heidi>Really, I didn't get his deafness. <v Heidi>You can't get it. As a matter of fact, I had a great time and learned a lot. <v Heidi>We're all people, you know. <v Dad>What's that? <v Heidi>I love you. <v Host>What's the bigger issue here? <v Girl>Prejudice. [teens in agreeance] <v Girl>What I didn't like though is that they always call him the deaf boy. <v Girl>Instead of calling him by name, I mean, that's-. <v Girl>But that's what people really do. <v Girl>Right. That's very true. But-. <v Boy>You can go back and you can put other races. <v Boy>Black boy, you could put others.
<v Boy>I mean, black boy's what I hear, you know, just from from the past <v Boy>[Boy: yes] is what I've heard. <v Boy>I think prejudice for the most part all goes back to education again. <v Boy>I mean, what you know about AIDS. <v Boy>I mean, if you know that you can't get AIDS just by touching someone. <v Boy>I mean, or like being near them. If you know that you can't just get deaf by being around <v Boy>someone, the more you know, the less likely to be prejudiced you are. <v Girl>Well, it's not just based on on the ignorance, though. <v Girl>It's also based on I think it makes people feel better to think, <v Girl>well, yeah, OK, we'll put them down. We'll alienate them. <v Girl>Makes me feel better because I'm not like them. <v Girl>[boy speaks inaudibly] And yeah, you're building yourself up so you know you're not like <v Girl>them. So you're better. And it just makes your self confidence more. <v Girl>You build yourself up by putting others down other than, you know, developing your own <v Girl>personality and making yourself feel good that way. <v Girl>I think a lot people use a shield. Well, OK, speaking in the black white <v Girl>prejudice, a lot of white um people say, well, I'm prejudice.
<v Girl>Well, you know, you gotta expect that from him. <v Girl>His grandfather was that way. His father was that way. <v Girl>Once you get a certain age and you lose your age of innocence, which is, what, 9 years <v Girl>old, 10 years old, you just gotta be able to think for yourself. <v Girl>I'm still a junior in high school. <v Girl>People need to start making decisions for their own self, because if you cut me and you <v Girl>cut her, we're still gonna bleed the same color. <v Girl>And that's the way I see it. Ignorance um prejudice is a sign of ignorance. <v Host>The parents in this uh, as we saw this this little video, the parents <v Host>were the ones who had the problem dealing with the reality of it. <v Girl>I think it's good that she went against her parents wishes. <v Girl>You know, sometimes it's not right. <v Girl>But in this case, I think it was because her parents were ignorant, as we all said-. <v Girl>I think she proved a point to them also, though, like you were saying, because <v Girl>she came home and she wasn't deaf. <v Girl>I mean, that's proving a point to your parents that that that's ridiculous. <v Girl>You know, it's it's not. <v Girl>And I think in a way, like Sharee was saying, um when you're all born, <v Girl>that when you're little, when you when someone says, go tell
<v Girl>so-and-so this and you say, well, who so-and-so? <v Girl>You don't say the black one or the white one. <v Girl>When you're 3 years old [Girl: You don't really care about it ya know], you're gonna say the girl with the <v Girl>yellow ribbon, the girl with the blue shirt. You're not gonna say the black one, the <v Girl>white one, the deaf one, the cute one, the ugly one, you're all equal when you're young. <v Girl>[TV static] <v GIrl>I feel the prejudice is a problem here, our school, although it's not a major issue, <v GIrl>but, you know, there will al- be always be prejudice as long as the human race exists. <v Girl>Hi. I speak to you about racism. <v Girl>I don't think that you should um feel either superior or just <v Girl>less superior because of the color of your skin, because everybody <v Girl>practically in this world has different color skin. <v Girl>There's there might not even be two people that have the same color skin in this entire <v Girl>world. <v Boy>And it's not only a problem in our school, but a problem across the country and <v Boy>everywhere. And prejudism hurts everybody, not just the people <v Boy>that are prejudiced or that are being that are people that are <v Boy>prejudiced against. But it hurts everybody.
<v Girl>I think prejudice is totally unfair. <v Girl>And even I mean, most people think prejudice is black, white, Hispanic, Puerto <v Girl>Rican, but it's also boy girl age. <v Girl>I remember one time I always um declined a job because I was too young <v Girl>and I thought it was totally unfair. <v Girl>But for some point of view, it is fair. <v Girl>But it just prejudice. <v Girl>Totally unfair. <v Gellibrand>Well, if anyone got it in that video, you're gonna get it. <v Gellibrand>I hope it was the parents and I hope they've learned to be a little more understanding <v Gellibrand>of people who are different from themselves. <v Gellibrand>And that's for that video. Well, this is sign language for applause. <v Gellibrand>Our final video on this edition of TRTV is about teenagers who are taking control of <v Gellibrand>their lives. Yes, students at Louisville Dupont Manual High School <v Gellibrand>have looked into this story. Not surprisingly, they came across a few teens, <v Gellibrand>a bit out of control, but found a lot more students who are clearly on top of things
<v Gellibrand>working to reach their goals. <v Gellibrand>Also, one of the most flipped out anchorpersons you've ever, <v Gellibrand>ever seen. Let's watch. <v Gellibrand>You've got the power. <v Gellibrand>[music plays]. <v Anchor>Hi! Something's happening in America today, something which, of thanks to the direction <v Anchor>teens are heading. <v Anchor>In 1988 the reported illegal use of marijuana among high school seniors was <v Anchor>33.1%. Yikes! And in 1987, almost 5000 <v Anchor>teenagers committed suicide. <v Anchor>Come on! Often teens are classified as mere statistics, but these are the 90s
<v Anchor>and it's time for some changes. <v Anchor>It is no secret that teens are under a lot of pressure. <v Anchor>There's always someone telling us just say no or to remain celibate. <v Anchor>They blame all these things on peer pressure. [scoffs] I wouldn't have gotten ?inaudible? <v Anchor>if it wasn't for that party. <v Anchor>I wouldn't have gotten pregnant if he hadn't pressured me into [laughs]. <v Anchor>Ha, isn't using peer pressure just an excuse? <v Anchor>I hear adults say, teens are our future and children are the best time <v Anchor>capsules we have. You know what? <v Anchor>They just might be right. <v Anchor>Teens are the future so why don't we take control and model our lives in a positive <v Anchor>direction? If I don't wanna get pregnant, then I won't. <v Anchor>If I don't wanna get drunk, then I won't pick up that bottle. <v Anchor>I am a teen. I wanna take responsibility for my actions. <v Anchor>I am in control. But these teens here lost control of their lives. <v Anchor>[music plays]
<v Cop>You have the right to remain silent, anything you say can and will be used against you in <v Cop>a court of law. You have the right to an attorney if you cannot afford one. <v Cop>The court will appoint one to-. <v Anchor>The good news is not all teens have turned to more irresponsible action. <v Anchor>They are still those that have chosen a way of life that meets their personal means. <v Anchor>These teens are on the control track of life. <v Anchor>They are moving in a positive direction. <v Anchor>Listen! <v Speaker>[music plays] <v Girl>I basically make my own decisions. <v Girl>I do what I want to do if I don't want to do something, I don't do it. <v Girl>And I won't let somebody talk me into it. <v Girl>And if I do wanna do it, well, then there's nothing that's gonna stop me. <v Boy>I try to keep control of my life by setting priorities and <v Boy>following what seems right at the time. <v Boy>It usually works, so. <v Girl>People when people say that I can't do something that really motivates me to just to <v Girl>prove people wrong. <v Boy>I only control my life, uh but I uh get help.
<v Boy>I rely on uh God to help guide me the way when I need it. <v Boy>It's not that I don't have any choices or anything. <v Boy>I do have a choice. I but I simplify 'em. <v Boy>Uh God says ?in case he? goes uh if you're not with me you're against me and uh I'm with <v Boy>him. <v Girl>Peer pressure doesn't doesn't bother me. <v Girl>I believe in myself. I don't. <v Girl>I don't do what other people tell me what to do just because it sound good. <v Boy>My prayers motivate me and help me keep focused on my goals, by keep pushing me and <v Boy>showing me in the right direction. Also, teachers and good friends show me the right way <v Boy>also. <v Girl>I feel like I'm in control because of things that I do outside of school, programs that I <v Girl>have attended, being drug alcohol free, and religion, an' knowing <v Girl>who I am, what I wanna do, not being easily influenced and <v Girl>being able to help other people out with their problems. <v Speaker>Hey, setting goals, proper motivation, positive thinking are just some of the things <v Speaker>which teens offering <v Speaker>eachother solutions to the problems teenagers face today.
<v Speaker>Your lives are what you make of them and it is being in control that will make you a <v Speaker>success. You got the power. <v Speaker>[music starts] <v Host>Whaddya think? <v Boy>I agree with ?them?. <v Host>Do you? <v Boy>[laughs] It's just it's all a matter of um I guess a state of mind um. <v Boy>What you let other people how you let other people influence you? <v Boy>Um if you let somebody really get to you and um really bother <v Boy>you, you know, the more the more will bring you down to just, you know, you need to keep <v Boy>everybody at a good distance so that, you know, you have you're always in control, <v Boy>'cause soon as you let somebody else take control there they don't really care what <v Boy>happens to you. <v Boy>I think teens know pretty much what they're what they're doing before they do it. <v Boy>I mean, sometimes we get caught in a cycle which we're not used to or something.
<v Boy>But I think we pretty much know most the facts. <v Boy>And I think that we have control over what we do and when we do it. <v Boy>And I kind of feel that we do use peer pressure as an excuse <v Boy>to why we did things and maybe abuse it. <v Boy>Something I don't like is parents somehow bribing people to <v Boy>just motivating them. I don't think that's really right. <v Boy>You should want to do it yourself or you just don't do it. <v Boy>I mean, things like, well, if you do this, we'll give you lots of gifts. <v Boy>If you get good grades or if you don't do well, we'll ground you till your dead <v Boy>[laughter]. [Girl: What's gonna happen when you get to college, then if that's what <v Boy>everybody says], I mean, that's a way of motivating you. <v Boy>But it's not really correct. <v Boy>I mean, you should want to do it yourself. <v Girl>You need to have that internal motivation-. <v Girl>You need to reward yourself when you know, when you get in a situation, say you're with a <v Girl>bunch of friends and they're drinkin' and they give you the bottle, it's your decision <v Girl>it's your motivation. OK, you can say, I can give myself a gift.
<v Girl>I can not get addicted to alcohol. <v Girl>I can stay drug and alcohol free. That can be your gift. <v Girl>It doesn't have to be five dollars for every A or five dollars for every drink. <v Host>Sharee. <v Sharee>Oh, thanks. <v Host>Go ahead. [laughter] <v Sharee>It's just like the old saying goes, um you are the master of your own fate. <v Sharee>The captain of your own vessel. And I l- I mean, I really live by that. <v Sharee>If no one's gonna do it for me, Sharee's gonna have to go do it on her own. <v Sharee>I mean, it's gonna always be like that. <v Sharee>No one's gonna pay you to come to work every day. <v Sharee>You you come where you get fired, ?inaudible? <v Sharee>I mean, that's the way it goes in life. <v Sharee>The school system and that's really sad that it has... <v Sharee>And it starts at home. I mean, I think 99.9 percent of things <v Sharee>starts from parenting. And it starts at home. <v Sharee>If your parents never taught you to go out and do, you know, do the best you can. <v Sharee>I've never gotten money for grades because I knew if I didn't make it great, something <v Sharee>was gonna happen. I mean- [laughter] <v Girl>My mom never said you know, she'd ground me or anything. It was just she was so calm <v Girl>about it. You know, I guess because she, it wasn't that she expected me
<v Girl>to do well [Girl: Her support made you want to do great]. <v Girl>Yeah it wasn't really pressure behind it. <v Sharee>It was always what my mom said, it's not me who's gonna have to be held back. <v Sharee>And, you know, held back a year [laughter] or me, you know, everything is gonna <v Sharee>pay off in the long run. <v Host>Maybe as a final thought here, as we kind of come to the to the closing times, what <v Host>how do you get that across? We all see it. We agree. <v Host>We see it today. How do we make all of our friends see that? <v Girl>Make sure it's OK I think for people to know they should be proud of what they do. <v Girl>Everyone needs a pat on the back from time to time. <v Girl>And I think us as friends, you know. <v Girl>You know, you hear a lot of adults telling you this. <v Girl>But I think friends I interact with friends kind of helps it <v Girl>also on a peer level. <v Host>I wonder how many people ever sit down and talk like we do today. <v Host>[laughter]So they haven't very often. <v Boy>Probably like, between close friends. <v Boy>Yeah. [teens in agreeance]. <v Boy>Not as often as this. [chatter] <v Girl>Not in groups like this. [chatter]. <v Host>?inaudible? [laughter] But we would all agree that that communication factor is what
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- The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
- KET - Kentucky Educational Television (Lexington, Kentucky)
- AAPB ID
- No description available
- Asset type
- Media type
- Moving Image
Producing Organization: KET
- AAPB Contributor Holdings
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the
University of Georgia
Identifier: cpb-aacip-9666649cf0c (Filename)
KET - The Kentucky Network
Identifier: cpb-aacip-2fcea4291da (unknown)
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- Chicago: “Totally Radical Teenage Videos,” 1991, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, KET - Kentucky Educational Television, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed August 1, 2021, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-359-203xspn2.
- MLA: “Totally Radical Teenage Videos.” 1991. The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, KET - Kentucky Educational Television, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. August 1, 2021. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-359-203xspn2>.
- APA: Totally Radical Teenage Videos. Boston, MA: The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, KET - Kentucky Educational Television, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-359-203xspn2