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Explain the roles in this WCUU broadcast: three On-Air People (Co-Anchor 1, UU Guru and NUUs Analyst), a five-member GUPUS Group and a Studio Crew. The Studio Crew might include a director, a floor director, a camera operator, a sound engineer, a lighting director, a script supervisor and multiple production assistants.
Assign roles or invite volunteers for On-Air People and Studio Crew. You might offer the Kid for the Day a chance to be the Anchor, the UU Guru or the NUUs Analyst.
Have a leader take aside the five members of the GUPUS Group, give each a name card with a letter on it and explain:
You will come on camera in the order G, U, P, U and S. The Anchor will introduce your group. The UU Guru will sort you into a different order, then ask you each to say two goals for the world and the universe—directions most UUs would agree we ought to go. One example might be world peace, and the G in the GUPUS Group can suggest that in the broadcast. What other words can the Group think of now to use later on the broadcast?
Help the Group come up with ten ideas, so each member has two to suggest during the broadcast. Suggest they look for ideas in the UU Principles posted in your meeting space. Possible words include: justice, equality, compassion, freedom, truth, democratic, acceptance, love, health, respect and interdependence. Be sure each member knows which ideas they will offer.
Distribute scripts to all who will need them. You may wish to read through the script together with the On-Air People if not all participants are fluent readers. Other youth can finalize the studio set-up while the On-Air People prepare—but, do not encourage a lengthy or detailed rehearsal.
Tell the group when the show should end to keep the session on schedule; assign a Studio Crew member (director or floor director) to watch the time.
Begin the broadcast.
Afterward, ask participants:
Arrange your WCUU activity with respect for any participants' limitations. If some youth have limited reading skills, review the script in advance of its use with them or perhaps the whole group. If some youth must remain seated during the broadcast, consider having all remain seated.
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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