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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’s Channel One asks third graders about “dirty dancing”

January 31, 2016
Houghton Mifflin’s Channel One asks third graders about “dirty dancing”

From Jim Metrock: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Channel One wants schoolchildren, down to eight, to tackle the important issue of dirty dancing. HMH’s Channel One News maintains one website for all its student audiences, ranging from high school seniors to third grade students.  Channel One recently ask students, “Do you think schools should cancel dances because...
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Gulfport High still shows Channel One News. Sorta.

October 8, 2015
Gulfport High still shows Channel One News. Sorta.

From Jim Metrock: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s miserable unit Channel One Network is helpless when schools trash their TV show. Consider Gulfport High School’s refusal to show Channel One News according to the “contract” they have with the company. On a regular day the school allows five minutes for school announcements and any remaining time...
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More and more “reporters” for less and less audience.

September 10, 2015
More and more “reporters” for less and less audience.

From Jim Metrock: It is getting very hard to find a school district that is showing Channel One News.  Without the fear of Channel One taking away their TV network, schools no longer have a need to honor the terms of the old Channel One contract.  [Show our daily, 12-minute TV show to student...
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The letter that ended Chris Whittle’s Channel One News

September 3, 2015
The letter that ended Chris Whittle’s Channel One News

  From Jim Metrock:  Three years ago, Channel One News was forced to send this letter to the relatively few schools that still had their TV equipment. It marked the end of the original Channel One News – the one that was extremely profitable back in the 90’s. In 2012 the few remaining executives at Channel One...
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No one cares to watch Channel One News at the Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart

August 15, 2015
No one cares to watch Channel One News at the Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart

From Jim Metrock:  The Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart knows its students don’t want to watch Channel One News.  That’s why the school shows the controversial TV show before school starts.         This school like many others that still have Channel One have been breaching Channel One’s contract for years.  http://www.obligation.org/2012-10-10-catholic-hs-refuses-to-honor-channel-one-news-contract
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Channel One News quietly begins season. Student audience kaput.

August 11, 2015
Channel One News quietly begins season.  Student audience kaput.

  Poor Channel One Once this controversial, kiddie marketing company had 8 million students forced to watch their program.  Although Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Channel One’s owner, continues to state Channel One’s audience is “nearly 5 million,” the true number is probably closer to  2 – 3 million.  Channel One used to update their ever-decreasing estimated...
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The embarrassing reality of “Ask An Anchor”

July 13, 2015
The embarrassing reality of “Ask An Anchor”

  From Jim Metrock:   Keith Kocinski knows that show biz requires you to keep on smiling no matter what. Mr. Kocinski is one of the remaining “reporters” at the struggling Channel One News youth marketing firm owned currently by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Mr. Kosinski recently filmed an  “Ask an Anchor” video which showed him answering questions from...
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From the archives: 12/5/99 New York Times explores Channel One News controversy

June 10, 2015
From the archives:  12/5/99  New York Times explores Channel One News controversy

    December 5, 1999  Channel One’s Mixed Grade  By CONSTANCE L. HAYS It has been 10 years since Channel One burst into classrooms across the country with its made-for-adolescents mix of current-events programming and Madison Avenue commercials. With its school-board-friendly business model, it has built a captive audience of eight million schoolchildren, and...
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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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