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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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Arielle Hixson joins sinking ship Channel One News

April 2, 2015
Arielle Hixson joins sinking ship Channel One News

From Jim Metrock:  It’s sad to see young people with a real chance to be legitimate journalists sign on with the kiddie marketing firm Channel One.   Check out the background for this dynamic young woman and then try to understand her decision to join Houghton Mifflin’s Channel One News.   http://www.channelone.com/reporter/arielle-hixson/ Note to Ms. Hixson:...
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Channel One News needs students to help fill up air time.

March 16, 2015
Channel One News needs students to help fill up air time.

      When Houghton Mifflin’s Channel One News plays videos from students, there is a tremendous savings for the in-classroom TV show.  Every minute of student-produced content is one minute less Channel One has to create.   Do other schools want to see student-made videos about their upcoming prom?  Absolutely not, but Channel...
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt reports 4th quarter loss. Channel One not helping.

February 27, 2015
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt reports 4th quarter loss.  Channel One not helping.

  From Jim Metrock:  (February 26, 2015) This week Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMHC) announced they lost $83.7 million in their fourth quarter.  For the year they lost $111.5 million. Wall Street analysts predicted HMHC to post a quarterly loss of 28 cents per share, but the loss was 59 cents. Houghton Mifflin’s purchase of Channel One...
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / Channel One advertising PG-13 movie to elementary school students.

February 25, 2015
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / Channel One advertising PG-13 movie to elementary school students.

              From Jim Metrock:  This movie contest is on Channel One’s website Channelone.com.  This is the site that students in high school to elementary school go to find out more information after seeing the Channel One News show in their classrooms.  Channel One rarely posts the MPAA ratings...
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Houghton Mifflin brings shocking footage of deadly airplane crash to children.

February 5, 2015
Houghton Mifflin brings shocking footage of deadly airplane crash to children.

      From the Houghton Mifflin/ Channel One News script: Last up, at least 25 people were killed in a plane crash yesterday, crashing into a bridge in Taiwan’s capital city, Taipei. A car’s dashboard camera captured the moment the plane came careening sideways out of the sky toward traffic; the plane’s wing clipping...
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Channel One’s Facebook page documents their loss of audience.

November 22, 2014
Channel One’s Facebook page documents their loss of audience.

From Jim Metrock:  This post is from Channel One’s Facebook page.  I viewed their FB page today (November 21,2014) and worked my way back in time.  I wanted to see the highest number of responses any one post received.   Channel One is still claiming “nearly 5 million” in its audience.  So one would think...
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VIDEO: Houghton Mifflin brings execution horror into classrooms

September 2, 2014
VIDEO: Houghton Mifflin brings execution horror into classrooms


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SHOCKER: Houghton Mifflin brings images of ISIS execution into classrooms.

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 good news is Channel One News did not use the word “beheading” in...
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The end of the line for Channel One News.

July 8, 2014
The end of the line for Channel One News.

A peek behind the curtain reveals Channel One News is shooting blanks.  Subscription curriculum product is DOA.  Few will pay for this amateurish effort.        
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