Hey, Jordan Bienstock here. In addition to being the writer for CNN Student News, I'm also a pop culture junkie. Movies, music, TV, even commercials; you name it, I love it (or at least know way too much about it). So sometimes when I'm writing, I look for little ways I can work a pop culture reference into the show.
For example, this week I've referenced a famous ad campaign (Where's the Beef?), a literary classic (Around the World in 80 Days) and a 1980s movie (Planes, Trains and Automobiles).
I never know what stories might trigger a pop culture moment. So I guess all we can do is keep an eye out for the next one.