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Channel One News Hall of Shame (Jan 1999): “Millennium Minute” To “Creatively Integrate Your Brand” With the News

September 6, 2018

“Teach the news” is Channel One’s latest slogan. Channel One has rolled out this slogan and hired new people and reassigned people in an attempt to look like an educational company as opposed to the corporate child predator that it is. Channel One’s “news” is secondary to its commercials and their newest campaign confirms it. Channel One is...
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When Channel One News walked out on school board members. (2008)

July 11, 2017
When Channel One News walked out on school board members. (2008)

Note: This is from May 2008. Both Obligation and Channel One News had booths at the same education conference exhibit hall.  Eyeball to eyeball and… Channel One blinked. Channel One News personnel abandoned their booth at the 2008 NSBA exhibit hall.   From Jim Metrock: I was very proud to have a booth at...
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From the archives: 11/28/99 Ask Dr. Folkemer

June 14, 2015
From the archives: 11/28/99  Ask Dr. Folkemer

June 14, 2015:   In 1998 Channel One hired Dr. Paul Folkemer, a middle school principal from New Jersey.  Folkemer’s job was to undermine efforts of parents and educators who were seeking the removal of Channel One’s advertising from classrooms.      Ask Dr. Folkemer November 28, 1999 Channel One – Peddlers of Despair    Channel One,...
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Congratulations to Channel One News.

June 20, 2014
Congratulations to Channel One News.

From Jim Metrock: It’s June 2014 and I congratulate Channel One for winning four! Telly Awards. The article below was published on June 22, 2012., yet it is still timely.         Channel One Wins Five!! Telly Awards From Jim Metrock: When Channel One News does something right, I have to congratulate...
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Archives: CCFC calls out Channel One in Alabama

May 26, 2014
Archives: CCFC calls out Channel One in Alabama

  Alabama schools chief Tommy Bice urged to pull plug on Channel One   Marie Leech al.comon August 06, 2012 at 6:30 AM       Channel One screen capture image from its website. BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — A Boston-based nonprofit group is asking Alabama school Superintendent Tommy Bice to suspend the use of Channel...
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I made a mistake.

March 20, 2014
I made a mistake.

From Jim Metrock: How could I have forgotten the unforgettable Jim Steyer. Of all the people I have crossed paths with in the battle against commercialism in classrooms, I rank Jim Steyer near the bottom.  There is good reason to do so. The other day I wrote an article about the “education” panel session...
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Too clever by half.

March 13, 2014
Too clever by half.

  From Jim Metrock: Channel One News is a shell of its former self in part because of a history of bad decisions by their management.  Here’s a big one. I came across this old email to a staffer at Senator Richard Shelby’s office.  In 2004, the Senator’s office helped me get in front...
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From the archives: The things Channel One News did when it had money.

March 11, 2014
From the archives: The things Channel One News did when it had money.

  From Jim Metrock: Back in 2006 the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance released a minority report on the Investigation of Jack Abramoff’s Use of Tax-Exempt Organizations. The report painted an ugly picture of Channel One’s efforts through “Casino” Jack Abramoff and other to misuse various tax-exempt organizations to “bash” people and organizations critical...
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Why I won’t quit.

January 29, 2014
Why I won’t quit.

  From Jim Metrock: I took off a month to consider if I should end Obligation’s fight against Channel One. I have been researching and reporting on Channel One, and raising awareness of Channel One’s presence in American classrooms since 1996. I had a sense that Channel One’s current management wanted their classroom TV...
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Prequel to Sex in the City advertised on Channel One News.

January 8, 2013
Prequel to Sex in the City advertised on Channel One News.

Channel One News is actively plugging The Carrie Diaries before its January 14 premiere on the CW Network.   Channel One News is enticing teens and children to watch the Sex in the City prequel by offering them a chance to win a two day trip to New York City and a $1,50o0 gift...
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