You might be familiar with CNN Student News. It's a daily, ten-minute, commercial-free broadcast of the day's news geared for middle and high school students. It airs on CNN between 3:12 and 3:22 am. Don't want to set a VCR? You can also watch online.
As of last week, CNN Student News is also a podcast. You can get the video episodes delivered to computers automatically each day in iTunes. Every edition of CNN Student News has a transcript, quick guide, and ten questions posted here. Read more about CNN Students News podcasts in this article by Craig Nansen.