We The Young People, A Teen Inauguration Special

We The Young People, A Teen Inauguration Special

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs host this half-hour, virtual special for young people to engage in the critical issues they are facing after an historic election.

We the Young People streams on PBS NewsHour on January 14 at 7pm ET, and encores on inauguration day, January 20 at 7pm on WXXI-WORLD 21.2/cable 1275 and on WORLD Channel’s streaming platforms.

The event is free and open to the public — register on Eventbrite. 

More young adults voted in the 2020 election than in any other election in history, according to the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) at Tufts University. 

We the Young People will highlight the impact of young voters and explore the change they want to see from the new U.S. presidential administration. 

The show will be hosted by Amna Nawaz, senior national correspondent and primary substitute anchor for the PBS NewsHour, and feature teen voices and youth-selected topics designed to connect with new audiences and deepen conversations about the most pressing issues facing the country. 

The livestream will feature conversations with young people about how to spot misinformation and engage in the democratic process as they’re watching the future unfold and witnessing their vote carry impact in the new presidential administration. The show will culminate with Nawaz taking live questions from viewers.