From the archives: Channel One News tells kids, Half of your parents tried pot. (1997)

March 11, 2016












This story from 1997 is the first time we taped a Channel One News story that sent a wrong drug message to students. How demoralizing is it to be in middle school and hear this “reporter” tell you that 1/2 of all parents smoked marijuana. Teachers have no time to undo the content of this TV show. Over the years Channel One has aired PSAs, news stories and feature stories that normalized drug use among teens and preteens.

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