WPTZ to air stories from Children’s Games

Local student-athletes march in the opening ceremony of the 2019 Lake Placid International Children’s Winter Games at the 1980 Herb Brooks Arena in January. (Enterprise photo — Griffin Kelly)

LAKE PLACID — The 2019 Lake Placid International Children’s Winter Games happened at the start of January, but now audiences will have a chance to relive highlights from the events Saturday.

The Emmy Award-winning Teen Kids News, a weekly 30-minute television program, will air the second segment April 13 at 9 a.m. on WPTZ NBC 5 out of Plattsburgh. It is hosted, once again, by 12-year-old Lincoln Norfolk of Lake Placid and produced by John Morgan. It will highlight Nina Schamberger, an ICWG gold medalist from Frisco, Colorado.

“This is just another extension of the success of the 2019 International Children’s Winter Games,” Lake Placid Mayor Craig Randall said in a press release. “For us to be providing more distribution of an event that was staged 100 days ago is just perfect.”

During the January competitions, Norfolk anchored a nightly report, produced by Morgan, that aired on the event’s Facebook page.

“Our goals were to find a medium that would create a legacy well beyond early January, find a youthful on-air presence to convey these great messages, and do it all with a small budget,” Morgan wrote in a press release. “We have achieved all three and maybe we’ve come across some concepts that can be applied to future events here.”

The first story aired by TKN in February captured the opening ceremony, and student-athletes welcoming viewers in their native languages.

TKN debuted in 2003 and focuses on the efforts and achievements of young people. The show airs on more than 200 television stations.