Study: Tween TV viewers get new message about value of fame
Young TV viewers may be getting the message that fame is less important than values like achievement and a sense of community. In examining the TV shows most popular with children ages 8 to 12, knowns as tweens, researchers found that the emphasis on fame diminished in 2017. 1 on a list of 16 values measured in the top-rated tween shows in 2007, fell to sixth in 2017, with achievement and self-acceptance in the No. Researchers used Nielsen ratings to determine the leading tween shows, then surveyed study participants on TV characters' values. The previous study, released in 2011, was done on the brink of the reality TV boom and covered only scripted.
Ninja course, ax throwing among new things coming to Roanoke's GO Fest
ROANOKE, Va. - Now in its ninth year, Roanoke's Go Outside Festival, more commonly known as GO Fest, continues to bring new things to keep the annual event fresh and exciting. One new activity for 2019 is the Adventure Gym, featuring challenges and obstacles as seen on "American Ninja Warrior." Don't forget, due to renovations at Rivers Edge North, this year's GO Fest will take place at Rivers Edge South. GO Fest will be packed with more activities than you can do in three days, including camping, biking, paddling, races, fishing, climbing and more. Copyright 2019 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.
'It's pretty surreal': Blacksburg teen advances to finals on 'American Ninja Warrior'
BLACKSBURG, Va.- - A Blacksburg teen proudly represented the commonwealth as a competitor on "American Ninja Warrior." The 19-year-old was recently featured on American Ninja Warrior where he took the seventh spot in Monday night's episode. Freeman was also able to connect with Brookneal native Josiah Singleton, who was also in the competition. Singleton fell on the eighth and newest obstacle. As the youngest in the competition, he will advance to the national finals in Las Vegas in an episode to air in the coming months.
Two Southwest Virginia natives return to 'American Ninja Warrior' for the finals, one advances
ROANOKE, Va. - Monday was an exciting night for two Southwest Virginia natives as "American Ninja Warrior" returned to Atlanta for the city finals, and the two proudly represented the Commonwealth. Brookneal native and Liberty University graduate Josiah Singleton became the first ninja to go to the back half of the course-but unfortunately fell on the eighth and newest obstacle. By the end of the night, Josiah, known on the show as the Country Boy Ninja did not make the top 12 to move on to the next round. Even though Jody Freeman fell during the last obstacle he will advance to the national finals, and took the seventh spot of the night. Freeman was first inspired to try out for "American Ninja Warrior" when he was 12 years old after he watched the show on TV.