Posts Tagged ‘ houghton mifflin/channel one ’

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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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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From the archives: 2/6/01 Channel One News advertises Twinkies in classrooms

July 16, 2015
From the archives: 2/6/01 Channel One News advertises Twinkies in classrooms

Eat More Twinkies, Kids. February 6, 2001   On January 26, 2001, upwards to 8 million schoolchildren were compelled to watch a commercial urging them to eat more Hostess Twinkies. Channel One has been bringing Hostess into America’s classrooms since the spring of 2000. Jim Metrock said, “When you think about it, Channel One is a...
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Do you have what it takes? Do you have a valid driver’s license?

July 15, 2015
Do you have what it takes?  Do you have a valid driver’s license?

  From Jim Metrock:  Do you want to be a part of a youth marketing company whose purpose is to bring advertising into public schools?  Well, here’s your chance to be a part of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s controversial Channel One News show.   When Channel One says, “We are a small and tight knit group,”...
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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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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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