Channel One News ten years ago

May 17, 2017
Channel One News ten years ago

    From Jim Metrock:   In 2007, Alloy, Inc. issued 150,000 shares of stock in connection with its purchase of Frontline Marketing.    Alloy paid $5.8 million for Frontline, which included $1.8 million of stock. Alloy bought Frontline Marketing in...
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Junk advertised on Channel One News: Cybiko (2001)

May 3, 2017
Junk advertised on Channel One News: Cybiko (2001)

  Watch Channel One’s commercial:     C1 Cybiko 111601 From Jim Metrock: I become ill when I think of what Channel One News has advertised to American schoolchildren.  I have been watching their commercials since 1996 up until several years ago when they made it virtually impossible for the public to see their ads.  Today, what...
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“Responsible marketing” brought to schools by SkoolLive.

May 1, 2017
“Responsible marketing” brought to schools by SkoolLive.


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Who will get sacked at Channel One News?

April 29, 2017
Who will get sacked at Channel One News?

From Jim Metrock: It appears that Channel One will once again avoid going out of business. I was hoping for an announcement (on May 4) that the infamous “kiddie marketing” firm would cease operations, but I understand now that probably won’t happen. Rats!  Channel One News will continue to limp on and pursue its main...
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Uh-oh. Houghton Mifflin plans to cut hundreds of employees.

April 19, 2017
Uh-oh. Houghton Mifflin plans to cut hundreds of employees.

From the Boston Business Journal: Apr 19, 2017 – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co., the Boston-based education publisher facing financial headwinds, said it plans to cut as much as 10 percent of its workforce in effort to save money, according to regulatory filing. With a total workforce of 4,500 workers as of the end of...
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Honk if you have owned Channel One News.

March 22, 2017
Honk if you have owned Channel One News.

The advertising guru Christopher Whittle created Channel One News in 1989.  Whittle sold his idea to schools as a way for students to learn about current events.  He sold his idea to advertisers as an effective way to get commercials in front of a captive audience of young people. Whittle Communications (1989-1994)   Whittle...
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Age-inappropriate content on Channel One News (Video)

March 21, 2017
Age-inappropriate content on Channel One News (Video)

 
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Shame on Channel One News: Insidious 2 movie promoted to children (2013)

March 14, 2017

March 14, 2017 – This video is from September 16, 2013. Channel One News promoted the violent movie Insidious 2 to middle school students on September 10, 2013. CEO Ms. C.J. Kettler was responsible for approving this ad. Children don’t need Channel One News dumping more violence into their lives. Ms. Kettler will continue to...
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Channel One News Hall of Shame: This is one of the milder movies promoted on classroom TVs.

March 13, 2017
Channel One News Hall of Shame: This is one of the milder movies promoted on classroom TVs.

Note: Today is March 13, 2017.  I am posting this article from 2011 because parents and school administrators are denied access to the list of advertisers on the controversial Channel One TV show.  By going back in time a little bit, one can get an idea of Channel One’s advertising. This is one of...
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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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