MSNBC sets kids Olympics series

Broadcast part of Summer Games coverage

NEW YORK — NBC and Scholastic have announced plans to produce “Scholastic at the Olympic Games,” an after-school TV show geared to preteens that will air on MSNBC.

Broadcast as part of NBC’s coverage of the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia, the show will run Monday through Friday during the weeks of Sept. 18 and Sept. 25.

It will feature event coverage of particular interest to children, like table-tennis, volleyball and the women’s soccer gold-medal game as well as educational segments about Olympic athletes and Australian culture and geography.

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