Channel One News recklessly shows students eating laundry detergent pods

January 17, 2018
Channel One News recklessly shows students eating laundry detergent pods

From Jim Metrock: Channel One News is pushing the envelope again. Today they shocked classrooms across the country with a story on young people eating laundry detergent pods. Teachers were given no warning about the nature of today’s show. They were not warned that Channel One, for some idiotic reason, decided to show students...
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Young people are uninterested in online Channel One News.

January 16, 2018
Young people are uninterested in online Channel One News.

From Jim Metrock:  I’ve shown examples of this before. Channel One itself proves it has an increasingly small audience. Take this Caption Contest post from Channel One’s FaceBook page.  For some reason, Channel One thinks students like this type of immature content. The picture was posted on January 8 and as of January 16,...
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Boone County (KY) schools still forcing students to watch commercials

January 11, 2018
Boone County (KY) schools still forcing students to watch commercials

From Jim Metrock: Here’s another school district that not only continues to show the controversial Channel One News TV show but allows their students to do a promotional video for the struggling kiddie marketing firm. Hey, Mr. Nichols, 6th-grade science teacher, turn off the TV set and give your students ONE EXTRA HOUR of...
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The laziest young people in front of a camera.

December 31, 2017
The laziest young people in front of a camera.

Houghton Mifflin’s most controversial employees have to be the on-air personalities at their troubled company Channel One News.  Here you see them, on December 20, waving “bye-bye” to schoolchildren who are forced to watch their TV show.  They will not give the news to kids until Wednesday, January 3, 2018! That means for 14...
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A look back at 2017: Disgusting – Channel One News tells children Colin Kaepernick is like Rosa Parks

December 30, 2017
A look back at 2017: Disgusting – Channel One News tells children Colin Kaepernick is like Rosa Parks

From Jim Metrock: Channel One News wants American school kids to equate Colin Kaepernick with the civil rights icon Rosa Parks.  The producer at Channel One wrote this script with a clear bias in favor of the unemployed, National Anthem-protesting athlete.  Channel One chose to include a line that unnamed “fans” compared the millionaire...
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December 3, 2017
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North Vermilion Middle School (LA) wastes school time with Channel One.

November 29, 2017
North Vermilion Middle School (LA) wastes school time with Channel One.

Students at North Vermilion Middle School in Maurice, LA take a break from studies and film a shout out to Channel One News. Do not confuse this school with North Vermilion Community School in Cayuga, IN which would never waste school time in this way.   From Channel One News transcript November 15, 2017:...
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Houghton Mifflin and Channel One News play rough with kids.

November 28, 2017
Houghton Mifflin and Channel One News play rough with kids.

  From Jim Metrock:  I’ve never met Jack Lynch the current CEO of Houghton Mifflin and overseer of Channel One.  He looks like a nice guy, but I suspect that when it comes to making money off of children, he can be one ruthless, son-of-a-gun. Look at the language Lynch and his executives have...
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Cleveland (TN) City Schools sell out their students AGAIN.

November 21, 2017
Cleveland (TN) City Schools sell out their students AGAIN.

Cleveland City Schools’ new slogan: Target Marketing Every Child, Every Day!   Cleveland City Schools in Cleveland, TN have agreed to the placement of SkoolLive electronic billboards in all eight of its schools. School administrators have surprisingly OKed the placement of SkoolLive’s notorious electronic billboards in all of the system’s elementary schools. Cleveland City...
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Channel One’s parent company Houghton Mifflin sets 52-week low

November 10, 2017
Channel One’s parent company Houghton Mifflin sets 52-week low

     
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Houghton Mifflin having fun with elementary school students.

November 7, 2017
Houghton Mifflin having fun with elementary school students.

From Jim Metrock: Let’s have some fun with the guy that’s responsible for the controversial Channel One News program.
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Serial killer joke for elementary school kids? Channel One messes up again.

November 4, 2017
Serial killer joke for elementary school kids? Channel One messes up again.

              Serial killers: John Wayne Gacy, Ed Gein, Jeffery Dahmer, Demetrius Pipkin!??   From Jim Metrock: What does a 3rd grader know about serial killers?  The nitwits at Channel One News evidently believe elementary school kids should know enough about serial killers to get the “funny” joke they...
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Channel One News shows middle school students horrific NYC terror images

November 1, 2017
Channel One News shows middle school students horrific NYC terror images

Note to Channel One News: Some parents will not like your company exposing their child to disturbing images of terrorism.   From Jim Metrock: Houghton Mifflin’s bad boy subsidiary Channel One has a history of showing inappropriate, often horrific, images to unsuspecting schoolchildren, some just out of elementary school. Here is a small sampling of...
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Great resource for schools considering removing Channel One

November 1, 2017
Great resource for schools considering removing Channel One

From Jim Metrock:  Our good friend at the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) have been a great ally in the very successful battle to end Channel One’s commercial exploitation of public school children. Although this CCFC letter was directed to a school district in Ohio, it can be of help to any school...
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Advocates Urge Channel One to Stop Advertising Junk Food in Classrooms

October 21, 2017

Advocates Urge Channel One to Stop Advertising Junk Food in Classrooms Thursday, October 19, 2017 For immediate release Contact: David Monahan, david@commercialfreechildhood.org, 617-896-9397 Ariana Stone, astone@cspinet.org, 202-777-8355 Advocates Urge Channel One to Stop Advertising Junk Food in Classrooms Boston, MA – Thursday, October 19, 2017 – Today, 25 experts and public health organizations called...
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Taxpayers fund promotion for teen horror show on Channel One News

October 17, 2017
Taxpayers fund promotion for teen horror show on Channel One News

From Jim Metrock:  Today, Channel One News took over 2 minutes of their in-classroom TV show to promote a horror, fantasy TV show called “Shadowhunters.” As you watch the clip think about all the taxpayer money that paid for every second of this promotion.  Taxpayers pay for every second of public school time. Doesn’t...
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A typical example of how Houghton Mifflin’s Channel One News wastes school time.

October 17, 2017
A typical example of how Houghton Mifflin’s Channel One News wastes school time.

From Jim Metrock: To understand the reality of Houghton Mifflin’s controversial Channel One News in 2017, it is important to know… Channel One has lost roughly half of the schools they had in the 1990s. With a much smaller audience, Channel One’s advertising revenue is significantly lower. Because they have less money, Channel One...
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Shake-up at Channel One’s parent company

October 16, 2017
Shake-up at Channel One’s parent company

From Jim Metrock:  Houghton Mifflin has a history of making bad decisions.  The company has gone through several financial restructurings in recent years.  The company’s last restructuring was indeed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2012.  Houghton Mifflin used the bankruptcy laws to walk away from a cool $3.1 billion in debt. Any company that...
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Channel One News Network Participation Agreement as of October 8, 2017

October 8, 2017
Channel One News Network Participation Agreement as of October 8, 2017

From Jim Metrock: This agreement was copied word for word from Channelone.com.  Like other Channel One-produced content, this agreement is full of punctuation mistakes and a few misspellings, but that isn’t the reason I’m posting it. I seriously doubt if Channel One, in their financial condition, has an attorney anymore. There might be a...
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Channel One’s Terms and Conditions of Use

October 7, 2017
Channel One’s Terms and Conditions of Use

Copied from Channelone.com on October 8, 2017: Terms of Use Effective Date: March 8, 2013. PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY. IT SETS FORTH THE LEGALLY BINDING TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE. Introduction and Overview Welcome! You have arrived at an online service location (e.g., web site or mobile app) that...
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CCFC concerned about SkoolLive’s advertising in schools

October 5, 2017
CCFC concerned about SkoolLive’s advertising in schools

By Angela Gonzales  –  Senior Reporter, Phoenix Business Journal Jul 17, 2016 Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood is advocating against SkoolLive Inc.’s entry into schools. San Diego-based SkoolLive Inc. has entered the Arizona market, installing 71 kiosks in 38 schools throughout the state that allow schools to streamline school announcements and messages formerly posted...
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Channel One News getting sloppy.

October 3, 2017
Channel One News getting sloppy.

From Jim Metrock: Channel One News is a taped show. Even though there is less pressure with a canned program, mistakes pop up on the program.  This may be because Channel One News is more about advertising than journalism. Students watching Channel One News see U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn) discussing the Russia investigation.  However,...
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