Channel One News Hall of Shame: Classroom video clip of terrorist about to behead American (2014)

February 26, 2017
Channel One News Hall of Shame: Classroom video clip of terrorist about to behead American (2014)

From August 21, 2014   SHOCKER: Houghton Mifflin brings images of ISIS execution into classrooms. Houghton Mifflin’s Channel One News intentionally shows students executioner holding knife before beheading. Why show any pictures of this brutal act of terrorism? Is Houghton Mifflin CEO Linda Zecher pushing Channel One to get edgier with kids? From Jim Metrock: The...
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Houghton Mifflin shows no love to Channel One News

February 23, 2017
Houghton Mifflin shows no love to Channel One News

The writing is on the wall, or rather on the blackboard.  It is more and more apparent that Houghton Mifflin Harcourt does not consider Channel One News an important part of its company. In 2014 Houghton Mifflin acquired the assets of Channel One from ZelnickMedia for an undisclosed amount of money. Obligation believes the amount...
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“It’s like Spicer sat down for an interview with a student reporter from Channel One news.”

February 22, 2017
“It’s like Spicer sat down for an interview with a student reporter from Channel One news.”

  Breitbart’s Painfully Awkward Interview With Sean Spicer Is The Funniest Thing You’ll See This Week BY BEN YAKAS IN NEWS ON FEB 10, 2017 1:25 PM Gothamist.com http://gothamist.com/2017/02/10/breitbart_interview_spicer.php  
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SkoolLoot

February 21, 2017
SkoolLoot


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“Channel One should be worth $1 billion in two years” William Reilly 1997

February 6, 2017
“Channel One should be worth $1 billion in two years”  William Reilly 1997

From Jim Metrock: That’s a hilarious headline considering how small and insignificant Channel One News is in 2017. Almost exactly 20 years ago (Jan. 27, 1997)  Forbes magazine published an article “TV in the classroom.” It detailed how wildly successful Channel One News had become in selling ad time for its classroom commercials. Most...
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Channel One News focuses on protests instead of Trump inauguration/ Why show Madonna?

January 24, 2017
Channel One News focuses on protests instead of Trump inauguration/ Why show Madonna?

  From Jim Metrock: Channel One News coverage of the presidential inauguration left a lot of people scratching their heads. On January 23, Channel One News reported on the inauguration of President Trump.  Inauguration Day of course happened on Friday, January 20, but Channel One is a taped show that is only produced on...
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Channel One News Hall of Shame: The New Republic article (1999)

January 18, 2017
Channel One News Hall of Shame: The New Republic article (1999)

    http://www.obligation.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/c1-Changing-the-Channel-New-Republic.pdf
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The genius behind Skoollive

January 18, 2017
The genius behind Skoollive


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An absurd waste of taxpayer money. What Channel One News did on January 5, 2017.

January 6, 2017
An absurd waste of taxpayer money.  What Channel One News did on January 5, 2017.

From Jim Metrock:   On January 5, Channel One News devoted over two minutes of their time, and more importantly taxpayer-funded school time, to the topic of… wait for it… new colors of ballet leotards.  You can watch this story at the link below. Why do this? Was this what school officials had in...
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Channel One News rubs pot in faces of preteens

January 4, 2017
Channel One News rubs pot in faces of preteens

From Jim Metrock:  Oh no, Channel One News is about to tell schoolchildren about new laws going into effect in 2017.  Since I have watched Channel One since 1996, I know that the numbskulls at Channel One will most definitely have a segment about marijuana – they love telling kids about pot.  I don’t...
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Doritos ultrasound commercial

January 2, 2017
Doritos ultrasound commercial

From Jim Metrock: A commercial can be utterly stupid and as long as it’s humorous and memorable, it can work. This is from the 2016 Super Bowl. Watch: doritos-super-bowl-2016      
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Channel One News say “Bah Humbug” to Christmas, again.

December 23, 2016
Channel One News say “Bah Humbug” to Christmas, again.

  From Jim Metrock:  I have watched Channel One News since 1996 and I have never heard anybody on the show ever wish students a “Merry Christmas” or make any mention that Christmas is an important religious holiday in America.  This year it is same.  Channel One News signed off for the year without...
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Channel One News Hall of Shame: First Day Is All Horror Day

December 17, 2016
Channel One News Hall of Shame: First Day Is All Horror Day

From Jim Metrock: This article was originally published on August 16, 2005. This story underscores Channel One’s sick policy of forcing the same news story on students no matter what age. August 16, 2005 – First Day Is All Horror Day Screen shot from Channel One News show for middle school students. Above all, you must get...
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Channel One News Hall of Shame: Explain this, Channel One. (2012)

December 11, 2016
Channel One News Hall of Shame: Explain this, Channel One. (2012)

This article was originally published on August 25, 2012.   ____________________________________________________________ December 11, 2016 – From Jim Metrock: This is the typical cultural rot that Channel One News advertises to American schoolchildren. I am unable to verify what is being advertised on the controversial in-school TV show now, but I assume it’s more of the...
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Channel One News teaching schoolchildren America is safer with sanctuary cities.

December 9, 2016
Channel One News teaching schoolchildren America is safer with sanctuary cities.

Once again Channel One News pushes its agenda on a captive audience of schoolchildren. 85% of story is supportive of sanctuary city policies. School administrators have no idea of Channel One’s attempt to mold the minds of students.   From Channel One’s official December 6 transcript: Okay, after the break, why some cities are...
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Rhode Island taxpayers help out Channel One

December 5, 2016
Rhode Island taxpayers help out Channel One

      Watch for yourself:   channel-one-ferri-ms-dec-22016 From official transcript: Students: We’re Ms. Hunt’s homeroom from N. A. Ferri Middle School in Johnston, Rhode Island, and Channel One News starts right now! Tom: The running man and the dab? Mind blown. Thanks to Nicholas Ferri Middle School for getting us in gear.   ...
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Sharleen Smith VP Product Management out the door at Channel One News

November 30, 2016
Sharleen Smith VP Product Management out the door at Channel One News

From Jim Metrock: Sharleen Smith did everything she could to bring more advertising into public school classrooms and to make Channel One News relevant again.  She worked at Channel One News for three years then left five months ago. Her efforts to create a digital product that educators would actually subscribe to and make...
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Channel One News to kids: How will history treat a brutal human rights violator?

November 29, 2016
Channel One News to kids: How will history treat a brutal human rights violator?

“Discussion prompt” from Channel One’s Nov. 28 newsletter to teachers. Ugh.   From Jim Metrock:  Yesterday Channel One News told students that when it came to the brutally repressive regime of Fidel Castro there were – get ready – pros and cons. Channel One News purposefully misled schoolchildren by implying the entire country of...
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Castro, a monster? Not according to Channel One News.

November 28, 2016
Castro, a monster? Not according to Channel One News.

From Jim Metrock: I detest Channel One News for a lot of reasons (as do many, many parents, educators, school administrators, and members of the general public).  You can go through the many pages of this website to read why. Today’s Channel One News report on the death of Fidel Castro is just the latest reason to...
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A plea to the Elida (OH) Board of Education

November 24, 2016
A plea to the Elida (OH) Board of Education

  Dear Mr. Jason Bowers, Mr. Pat Schymanski, Ms. Brenda Stocker, Ms. Christine Ulrich, Mr. Jeff Christoff, I write you to ask your board to consider ending the showing of Channel One News in your district. Channel One is a very controversial “kiddie” marketing company.  How controversial?  New York, Channel One’s home state, has...
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Houghton Mifflin stock sinks. Termination of Channel One News next?

November 3, 2016
Houghton Mifflin stock sinks.  Termination of Channel One News next?

  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Announces Third Quarter 2016 Results Why Shares of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co. Plunged Today / The company came up far short of expectations and drastically cut its full-year guidance.   From Jim Metrock:  Things are bad at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.  Today the company lost 22% of its stock value and that...
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Channel One News audience? Under 2 million?

October 25, 2016
Channel One News audience?  Under 2 million?

Public gets clue to Channel One’s shrunken audience numbers. From Jim Metrock:  Every four years Channel One News conducts a mock Presidential election. This year Channel One has declared Hillary Clinton the winner, but the bigger news is how few students participated in this year’s election. In 2004, Channel One claimed 1.4 million students voted....
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