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Two reasons Channel One News is gone.

July 15, 2018
Two reasons Channel One News is gone.

From Jim Metrock:  This is a flyer I printed up in 2013 and sent to school board members across the country. Channel One News advertised both these movies to middle school students, some just out of elementary school.  These aren’t the worst movies Channel One News urged children to see, however, they do help...
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A look back at Channel One’s “Bad Guys”: Ralph Reed

July 14, 2018
A look back at Channel One’s “Bad Guys”: Ralph Reed

From Jim Metrock: Now that Channel One is done, I think it is worthwhile to drag out the names of all those that helped this kiddie marketing firm stay so long in our classrooms. When Ralph Reed was a consultant/ lobbyist for Channel One News, he was utterly unscrupulous. In my mind, he was worst...
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Why Channel One is out of classrooms: Channel One’s lobbying thugs. (2006)

July 10, 2018
Why Channel One is out of classrooms: Channel One’s lobbying thugs. (2006)

The next day, Mr. Abramoff wrote to Ms. Ridenour: Amy, can you get me an invoice for a contribution for $10,000 which I can push through Channel One? Jeff has asked for this so we can get something to you asap. Thanks. On March 13, 2000, Dennis Stephens forwarded a commentary from R.D. Davis,...
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A look back at the Channel One “Bad Guys”: Kent Haehl and Dr. Paul Folkemer

July 7, 2018
A look back at the Channel One “Bad Guys”: Kent Haehl and Dr. Paul Folkemer

This article is from April 25, 2013:   Spring house cleaning continues at marketing company Channel One. A look back at the man who loved to connect advertisers with children.   In the early 2000’s when  he was Channel One’s VP of Sales Kent Haehl knew that there was an obesity crisis developing among...
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Advocates for commercial-free schools cheer as Channel One signs off

July 6, 2018
Advocates for commercial-free schools cheer as Channel One signs off

Advocates for commercial-free schools cheer as Channel One signs off Thursday, July 5, 2018 Contact: David Monahan, CCFC (david@commercialfreechildhood.org; 617-896-9397) Advocates for commercial-free schools cheer as Channel One signs off Kids lost learning time to in-class broadcasts with corporate marketing BOSTON, MA — July 5, 2018 — Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has announced the end...
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Broadcasting and Cable: Channel One Going Dark

July 5, 2018
Broadcasting and Cable: Channel One Going Dark

  Channel One Going Dark CCFC celebrates end of commercial classroom news service John Eggerton Opponents of Channel One News are celebrating the announcement by Houghton Mifflin that it is pulling the plug on the in-classroom broadcast service. For full story. https://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/channel-one-going-dark
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Heartless statement from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on ending Channel One News.

July 1, 2018
Heartless statement from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on ending Channel One News.

From Jim Metrock:  Make no mistake, I, like most people am thrilled with the death of Channel One News. The end should have come a long time ago for this miserable commercial exploiter of schoolchildren. Channel One News employees saw students mainly as nothing more than a target market. However, it is a little...
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Channel One’s mysterious executive producer surfaces to announce the death of Channel One.

June 29, 2018
Channel One’s mysterious executive producer surfaces to announce the death of Channel One.

From Jim Metrock: Here’s Channel One’s statement. It was published on Twitter yesterday, June 27, 2018 – the official death date for the company.   Ms. Angela Hunter has been listed as Channel One’s executive producer for many years, yet...
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Mission Accomplished: Channel One News dies.

June 28, 2018
Mission Accomplished: Channel One News dies.


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Channel One News ends.

June 28, 2018
Channel One News ends.

  From Jim Metrock: The long battle against the kiddie marketers at Channel One New is over. Congratulations to all the parents and educators that have fought for some many years to expose this company. More information as I get it.  What a glorious day for schoolchildren across the country.
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Fool your friends: Skoollive Student Influencer Application

June 21, 2018
Fool your friends: Skoollive Student Influencer Application

  From Jim Metrock: The controversial Skoollive marketing firm is now trying to get young people to market stuff to other young people.  Students, like everyone else, are influenced by their peers.  Skoollive simply wants to monetize that influence. I can see it already.  “Hey, kid, try this product and tell your friends through...
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Channel One on air personalities: Who’s coming back for 2018-19?

June 14, 2018
Channel One on air personalities: Who’s coming back for 2018-19?

  All smiles and giggles with another year of commercially exploiting schoolchildren under their belts. The primary job of these Channel One yahoos is to sell stuff to teens and preteens. Each of them is tremendously accomplished at their kiddie marketing jobs. Each of them knows, or should know, they are especially hurting children in lower-income...
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A look back – 2006: “The Company is in the process of assessing the business.”

June 13, 2018
A look back – 2006:  “The Company is in the process of assessing the business.”

Note:  Obligation, Inc. published this on November 8, 2006: PRIMEDIA Reports Third Quarter 2006 Results Tuesday November 7, 8:30 am ET “However, the magnitude of other challenges has increased, causing us to reduce 2006 guidance. Channel One is having a worse-than-expected 2006 selling season. Enthusiast Media’s International Automotive category continues to decline as the...
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Junk food ads on Channel One News 1997-2002

June 8, 2018
Junk food ads on Channel One News 1997-2002


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Buh-Bye, Channel One.

May 25, 2018
Buh-Bye, Channel One.

From Jim Metrock: Channel One used to broadcast into June, but they stopped that a few years ago. It was just too much work. The lazy employees at Channel One News have signed off today for the remainder of May, all of June and July and a few weeks of August.  No need to...
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Northeastern High School (OH) goes gaga over Channel One.

May 8, 2018
Northeastern High School (OH) goes gaga over Channel One.

From Jim Metrock: It’s rare to see high school students participate in a Channel One News stunt.  Usually, students just out of elementary school love to send in their “shout outs” so they can see themselves on the classroom TV screen. However, Northeastern High School students in Springfield, OH had some middle school-fun by filming...
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Channel One News ripping off CBS News? Remember when Ch1 promoted Red Bull to kids?

May 1, 2018
Channel One News ripping off CBS News? Remember when Ch1 promoted Red Bull to kids?

From Jim Metrock: Channel One News has a well-earned reputation for laziness and sloth.  If a young person wants to do as little as they possible and still be called a “reporter” there is only one place to go: Channel One News. Let me show you something interesting. Watch this video of a news...
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Livingston Parish Schools still show Channel One.

April 18, 2018
Livingston Parish Schools still show Channel One.

Email sent to Livingston Parish school board members. —— VIDEO:  https://youtu.be/Bah4FWweSUE Dear School Board Member, It appears that some of your classrooms are still showing the controversial Channel One TV show. Only a decreasing minority of American school districts are still bringing this company’s advertising into classrooms. More than likely a previous board experimented with Channel...
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Bill Nye, the Thoughtless Guy

April 11, 2018
Bill Nye, the Thoughtless Guy

  From Jim Metrock:  Bill Nye appeared on Channel One News yesterday. He was there to promote science to young viewers.  And he was there to promote his brand. Mr. Nye has been a very successful self-promoter for decades. Having absolutely no training as a scientist, he has been phenomenally successful in creating the misleading...
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Channel One News is out of Rome, GA.

March 31, 2018
Channel One News is out of Rome, GA.

From Jim Metrock: The article below is from November 15, 2005. Since that time I have been to Italy and I still like Rome, Georgia better. I recently contacted the Rome City school district and found out that Channel One News is gone from its schools. I don’t know when it was given the...
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You can’t make this stuff up: Skoollive brings Dairy Queen ads into schools.

March 30, 2018
You can’t make this stuff up:  Skoollive brings Dairy Queen ads into schools.

From Skoollive’s website:
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SkoolLive marketing draws down on the youngest of schoolchildren.

March 15, 2018
SkoolLive marketing draws down on the youngest of schoolchildren.

From Jim Metrock: This is from SkoolLive’s newly redesigned website. Elementary kiosks.  Look at the age of these children. SkoolLive chose this photograph. This was no accident. Are two of these children first graders or younger?  What are the geniuses at SkoolLive going to sell to first-graders?
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