In the Mix (TV series)
|In the Mix|
|Format||Single theme programs|
|Created by||Sue Castle|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||65|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original run||1996 – 2012 (original episodes)|
In the Mix is an American television series for young adults that covers a wide variety of critical issues and provides useful life skill information.
Format and themes
In the Mix is a series for, by and with young adults 14-21. Each half-hour single theme episode typically includes several segments devoted to a serious issue facing youth, including school violence, mental illness, drugs, employment training and relationships. In addition, the programs are often co-hosted by celebrities.
All of the hosts and reporters featured on In the Mix are teens or young adults; several have gone on to careers in the fields of entertainment or journalism, including Jason Biggs, Kevin Jordan, Alimi Ballard, Nathan Marshall and Eden Regal.
As of October 2012, In the Mix continues to be shown on select PBS stations, usually in educational blocks, and in Canada. The current catalog consists of 65 half-hour single-theme programs. All programs are available for purchase as DVDs, most with discussion guides and some with Spanish subtitles as an option. The programs are used in middle school through college, including teacher/counselor training..
The series also maintains an active website www.inthemix.org with free episode guides, lesson plans, transcripts and more for educators/counselors who often use the programs as educational tools. The website will be updated in the next month. Video clips from the programs can be viewed on the IntheMixPBS youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/InTheMixPBS A Facebook page is being created as In the Mix Educational Media http://www.facebook.com/pages/In-the-Mix/91777516023
The series is now available for television distribution on cable and broadcast networks in the US and abroad. Content is available for licensing in print, website, mobile, etc.
Selected Awards and Honors
- Community Service Programming
- Teen Special
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences: Honor Roll of Quality Youth Programming
PRISM Awards: 3
- Drug Abuse
- Meth..Not Even Once
In addition, In the Mix has been recognized by several national educational and health organizations. The series won the National Mental Health Association's Media Award for its coverage of depression in teenagers. Various episodes of the show have also been included on the Young Adult Library Services Association's lists of selected videos.