Nickelodeon knocked for hawking junk food

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. health groups, nutritionists, physicians and other experts called on cable's Nickelodeon and it's parent Viacom to stop hawking junk food to kids.
Nickelodeon viewers 'vote' for Obama

Nickelodeon viewers 'vote' for Obama

NEW YORK, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., has been declared the winner of the 2008 Kids Pick the President National Poll, Nickelodeon announced.
Nick at Night embraces 'Chris'

Nick at Night embraces 'Chris'

NEW YORK, March 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. family comedy TV series "Everybody Hates Chris" is set to join the Nick at Nite lineup next year.

Nickelodeon cuts character junk-food ties

NEW YORK, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. children's TV network Nickelodeon said it would prohibit its characters to be used on junk-food products, except on special occasions like Halloween.

Nickelodeon to welcome film spin-offs

NEW YORK, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. cable TV network, Nickelodeon, is working with DeamWorks Animation on a series based on the films "Madagascar" and "Kung Fu Panda."

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Nickelodeon's kids pick Kerry as president

NEW YORK, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- If kids could vote, Sen. John Kerry would be the next U.S. president, Nickelodeon network's "Kids' Vote" indicates.

Niece of Julia Roberts to make TV debut

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Thirteen-year-old Emma Roberts, niece of U.S. actress Julia Roberts, makes her television debut as Addie Singer, in Nickelodeon's "Unfabulous."

9 new series to debut on Nickelodeon

NEW YORK, March 17 (UPI) -- "Lazy Town," a health-fitness comedy set in the laziest town on Earth, is among nine new series to debut on Nickelodeon this year.
Cyma Zarghami
Cyma Zarghami, president of Nickelodeon and MTVN Kids, arrives at the 28th annual Muse Awards ceremony where she is to be honored at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on December 9, 2008 in New York. The awards are part of the New York Women in Film and Television organization which supports the advancement of women in the entertainment industry.(UPI Photo/Monika Graff)

Cyma Zarghami is an Iranian-American cable television executive currently serving as the president of Nickelodeon and MTV Networks' Kids & Family Group.

Zarghami was born in Iran to an Iranian father, Ghoram, and a Scottish mother, Catherine. The family later moved to Canada and finally to Englewood, New Jersey in the United States. Zarghami has stated that as a child she "played a lot of sports, lacrosse mostly."

In 1980, Zarghami entered The University of Vermont in Burlington as an elementary education major, but later changed her major to English. She ultimately did not complete her degree, but was later awarded an honorary diploma by the University of Vermont College of Education and Social Services in 2000.

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