Starting Oct. 4, West Virginia students get help with their homework for free, says the Register-Herald in Beckley, W.V. The Homework Hotline show, approaching its 20th year, airs Mondays through Thursdays on West Virginia Public Broadcasting. It started out by offering assistance to students while the show was on the air. Now, teachers often later correspond with the kids by e-mail or phone to ensure everyone gets help. “The teachers that work with the show are very dedicated,” said Dennis Adkins, executive director of West Virginia Public Broadcasting. “They stay and answer questions long after the cameras are turned off.” According to PBS, last year Hotline helped nearly 1,150 students who called from all over West Virginia and nearby states.