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In the Mix
Created bySue Castle
Starring[1] Host)
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes65
WNET (co-production for The New Normal)
Running time30 minutes
Original release
ReleaseJanuary 31, 1993 (1993-01-31) –
2012 (2012)

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 that aired on PBS Kids for teenagers, young adults 14–21, and preschoolers. 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 interpersonal relationships. In addition, the programs are often co-hosted by celebrities.

All 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.

Current status

As of Spring 2016, "In the Mix" continues to air on select PBS stations, primarily in educational blocks, and is also broadcast in Canada. The current catalog comprises 65 half-hour single-theme programs. All programs are available for purchase as DVDs, with most including discussion guides and some offering Spanish subtitles as an option. These programs are utilized in middle school through college settings, including for teacher and counselor training.

Selected awards and honors

Emmy Awards

CINE Golden Eagle Award: 8

Academy of Television Arts & Sciences: Honor Roll of Quality Youth Programming

PRISM Awards: 3

Additionally, "In the Mix" has received recognition from various 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.

Notes and references

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