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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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Insider Mary Cullinane sells stock in Houghton Mifflin. Is 206 shares still too much to hold?

March 1, 2015
Insider Mary Cullinane sells stock in Houghton Mifflin.  Is 206 shares still too much to hold?

Is the stink of Channel One causing Houghton Mifflin people to panic?     December 12, 2014: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC) Insider Mary Johanna Cullinane unloaded 15,000 shares of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt stock on the open market in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $20.18, for...
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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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Overview of Channel One from the CCFC

February 11, 2015
Overview of Channel One from the CCFC

  Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood – 2012
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Houghton Mifflin’s unwanted curriculum.

January 18, 2015
Houghton Mifflin’s unwanted curriculum.

From Jim Metrock:  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt made a bad decision when they took over Channel One News.HMH evidently thought they could convert Channel One’s old videos and transcripts into a product that schools would not only desire, but would actually buy (with real money).  It hasn’t happened.  It won’t happen.   Houghton Mifflin acquired a...
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Parkway High snags another honor, wins Wastin’ Time and Tax Dollar$ award

January 12, 2015
Parkway High snags another honor, wins Wastin’ Time and Tax Dollar$ award

  From Jim Metrock:   Our Wastin’ Time & Tax Dollar$ Award is back and Parkway High School in Bossier City, Louisiana is our first winner for 2015.   Congratulation to Dr. Nichole Bourgeois the principal of Parkway High, and her Board of Education members Billie Jo Brotherton,  Brad Bockhaus, Frank Kelly, William Lott,...
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Q: “Was there a Channel One News story this season that inspired you?”

December 11, 2014
Q: “Was there a Channel One News story this season that inspired you?”

A: “No” From Jim Metrock: Channel One News isn’t inspiring many students.  This post was put up on December 8.  Today is December 11 – three days later. Channel One claims over 100,000 “likes” on Facebook, yet only three people have commented.  I am sure more will comment in the coming days, but I doubt Channel One will attract...
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