Problem embedding images in rss feed via builder?

I am having no luck embedding images/s in an rss feed I am creating
using a builder template.

I am sure my image path is correct… I have tried image paths as
strings as well and I have placed the xml.image block within the
xml.item block as well as an option. Ultimately I need the image tags
to be in the item block as each news item will have its own image. But
the sample code below has the image block as a direct child of the
channel tag for simplicity’s sake.

Any thoughts on what I am doing wrong?

Thanks! Elliott

xml.instruct! :xml, :version => “1.0”
xml.rss :version => “2.0” do do
xml.title " News & Events "
xml.description “News and Events” home_index_url

xml.image do
  xml.url  @news.first.news_image.url(:public_news_image)
  xml.title  "test title" "http://thesiteroot.test"

@news.each do |news|
  xml.item do
    xml.title "NEWS __ " + news.header
    xml.pubDate news.created_at.to_s(:rfc822)


Anybody have any ideas on this one?