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The Tower of London Issue Date: 01-30-2000

Cool Spots imageNow's your chance to poke around in a 1,000-year-old castle-drawbridge, moat and all. You don't even need a suit of armor to get past the guards. Sail to the Thames River in England and look for the big tower at www.toweroflondontour.com/kids. You'll hook up with Reginald the Raven, a bird who lives at the castle. He's happy to show you around and explain the entire history of the Tower, just for kids. And there has been a lot going on over the past few centuries. You can watch ancient armies, meet kings and princesses and tour the king's own zoo. Silly music and cool sound effects make the tour even more fun. You'll be whisked away to another world. Don't keep Reginald waiting. Make a cyber-visit to the Tower of London today. Cheerio! (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)

Visit: www.toweroflondontour.com/kids
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New York Thanksgiving Issue Date: 11-21-1999

Cool Spots imageEveryone loves a parade. Not many come close to the excitement of New York City's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Check out Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Web site, a great place to be a part of the holiday magic. Follow the giant turkey float to www.nyctourist.com/macys_menu.htm. You'll get the 70-year history on this terrific event, including the first balloon appearances of Felix the Cat and Bullwinkle the Moose. You'll also view great photos from last year's parade, including clowns, marching bands, Rugrats and an inflatable version of Big Bird. And just in case you can make it to this fall's parade, the site has a great maps section, including tips on where to get the best view of the action. It's time to cheer on the Thanksgiving floats in the Big Apple! (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)

Visit: www.nyctourist.com/macys_menu.htm
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A Modern Farming Family Issue Date: 11-07-1999

Cool Spots imageThings have changed a lot since the days of horses and hand plows. Start up your high-tech tractor and head out to the Midwestern fields with some ordinary farm families. Ring the doorbell at Troublesome Creek at www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/trouble. They'll be happy to have you, because they want to teach people about the work of modern farmers. The Jordans have been on the same land in Iowa for generations. Daughter Jeanne made a film to show the world how tough it is to hold on to a family farm. Hang out for a while and learn some things about the history of farming in America. They'll show you the family album, too. Farming in today's USA is hard work, so head out to the heartland, and you'll appreciate the families who help to keep food on our tables.

Visit: www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/trouble
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The Big Green Apple Issue Date: 09-26-1999

Cool Spots imageTaking up 843 acres in Manhattan, Central Park continues to be a crown jewel in New York City. From playgrounds to bridges to skating rinks, this park has it all. Take the subway to Central Park at www.centralparknyc.org and enjoy a slice of the Big Apple for yourself. Through facts and maps, you'll find out how this once swampy terrain has been transformed into one of the world's great green spots. Do visit the Virtual Park, where you'll see points of interest from the North End to the Great Lawn. You'll also find out about musical performances, walking tours and the flowers-in-bloom schedule. Ready to play in the city? Then we'll meet you at the Park!

Visit: www.centralparknyc.org
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Cry Freedom Issue Date: 09-19-1999

Cool Spots imageTravel to South Africa and meet the larger-than-life Nelson Mandela, one of the greatest leaders of the 20th century, and a hero to humankind. The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela is a complete look at his life, character and leadership. Answer the call to freedom at www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/mandela and walk in Mandela's shoes as a boy, revolutionary, political prisoner and president. With discussions, maps and profiles on the man and his times, the site shows how Mandela fought against apartheid in South Africa. You'll read personal letters that show what it was like to be a political activist in the South African underground. There are also great interviews with Nelson's friends and fellow activists, including the Archbishop Desmond Tutu. This is a story of personal courage you won't soon forget.

Visit: www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/mandela
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