The idea of teaching in front of bright lights and a TV camera made Barbara Watson a bit nervous.

But after a few minutes, she realized it was a lot like standing in front of her 25 or 30 students at Arrington Middle School in Birmingham, Ala. The only difference was the lessons reached more than 77,000 Birmingham residents.

Watson and fellow teacher Della Morgan are the stars of "Homework Hotline," a live telephone helpline seen


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