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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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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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From the archives: 01/12/2001 Drinking And Drug Advice Is Outrageous

July 18, 2015
From the archives: 01/12/2001  Drinking And Drug Advice Is Outrageous

Drinking And Drug Advice Is Outrageous January 12, 2001    America’s schoolchildren are being inundated with ads for About.com. About.com is a company that owns several pornographic sites and will be merging with Channel One’s parent company, PRIMEDIA, Inc. at the end of February or the beginning of...
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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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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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Remaining Channel One schools watch show online, if at all.

August 7, 2014
Remaining Channel One schools watch show online, if at all.

From Jim Metrock: In the “good old days” Channel One News could make money by selling ads on its in-classroom TV show.  Channel One loaned schools the TV sets to watch and could threaten to remove them if students didn’t watch the show and its commercials.  That threat was the main reason schools allowed Channel One...
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From the archives: A Channelone.com sex advice column.

August 1, 2014
From the archives: A Channelone.com sex advice column.

    From Jim Metrock: Channel One News has a long history of bad decision making. At one time Channel One believed it was a good idea to give sex advice to kids.  A young woman named Peggy Li was hired by Channel One around 1997 and evidently they gave her total freedom to do whatever...
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Trying to interact with Channel One News

July 20, 2014
Trying to interact with Channel One News

From Jim Metrock: The lazy, crazy days of summer have taken their toll on Channel One News.  The company has a section of its Channelone.com website called “Interact.”   The section sounds more engaging than it really is. Most of the content consists of simple multiple-choice quizzes or slideshows.   Below is a screen shot of Channel One’s...
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Channel One gets lazy with summer Weekly News Roundups

July 19, 2014
Channel One gets lazy with summer Weekly News Roundups

        From Jim Metrock:   During the summer months Channel One News doesn’t film any newscasts.  Why don’t they do their news program on their website for young people who look to Channel One News to keep them informed about the world?  Doesn’t Channel One News seek to “encourage students to...
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What will Houghton Mifflin/Channel One do about parents?

June 24, 2014
What will Houghton Mifflin/Channel One do about parents?

  From Jim Metrock:   Parents have always been a problem for Channel One.  Now that problem is Houghton Mifflin’s problem.   Channel One is a company that brings TV commercials into American classrooms.  That’s why the company was created; that’s why the company exists today.   When Channel One aired commercials for movies and...
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