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From the archives: 07/5/2003 Keynote Speech To Council Of Urban Boards Of Education

July 27, 2015
From the archives:  07/5/2003  Keynote Speech To Council Of Urban Boards Of Education

From Jim Metrock:  This speech from 12 years ago is unfortunately still timely.  Students are still being commercially exploited by old tired kiddie marketers like Channel One and new upstarts like SkoolLive.  Parents and educators need to stay vigilant for those who only see schools as a source of easy ad revenue.   Keynote Speech...
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From the archives: 11/26/98 Channel One’s dangerous “Fresh Faces”

May 25, 2015
From the archives: 11/26/98  Channel One’s dangerous “Fresh Faces”

Fresh Faces November 26, 1998   January 26, 1998 – Channel One Ceases Their Dangerous “Fresh Faces” Section Within the past two months, Channel One has listened to our our pleas and has ditched their dangerous “Fresh Faces” feature. This was another one of Channel One’s self-promotions that allowed children to put their pictures...
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From the archives: 2/7/1997 Our first web article about Channel One.

May 15, 2015
From the archives: 2/7/1997 Our first web article about Channel One.

Speech Given to All Alabama Superintendents of Education February 7, 1997   Prepared remarks by Jim Metrock, President, and Mrs. Pat Ellis, Director of Channel One Project, of Obligation, Inc.,to the Alabama Superintendents of Education meeting, at the Embassy Suites Ballroom, in Montgomery, on February 5, 1997.   Mr. Metrock: Thank you, Dr. Richardson. Our message is...
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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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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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C. J. Kettler’s bold new idea in advertising to kids. Starring Jessica Kumari

September 24, 2013
C. J. Kettler’s bold new idea in advertising to kids. Starring Jessica Kumari

From Jim Metrock:  Well she showed up. I was wondering what happened to Jessica Kumari after she left Channel One News this past May, After working at Channel One for an unbelievable stretch of six years! I was interested to see at what her next job would be. On September 18 I found out...
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Horror and violence being sold to middle school kids by C.J. Kettler’s Channel One.

September 16, 2013
Horror and violence being sold to middle school kids by C.J. Kettler’s Channel One.

  From Jim Metrock: I saw a movie today that was advertised on Channel One News. It was horrific. It was extremely violent. It was repulsive. Channel One News is a small company. It’s CEO Ms. C. J. Kettler has to know what is going on in every aspect of the company. She had...
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Channel One News Hall of Shame: Stealth TV (2001)

January 14, 2012

“Channel One’s then-president bragged to a youth marketing conference in 1994, ‘The biggest selling point to advertisers … we are forcing kids to watch two minutes of commercials… . The advertiser gets a group of kids who cannot go to the bathroom, who cannot change the station, who cannot listen to their mother yell in the background,...
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Email to the Vestavia Hills Board of Education: from a stakeholder

January 19, 2011
Email to the Vestavia Hills Board of Education: from a stakeholder

January 19, 2011 from Jim Metrock <jimmetrock@obligation.org> to prewittkh@vestavia.k12.al.us, benosk@vestavia.k12.al.us, jdent@vestavia.k12.al.us, davidwalker@vestavia.k12.al.us, jcpounds@vestavia.k12.al.us cc “Jamie R. Blair” <blairjr@vestavia.k12.al.us>, milesdw@vestavia.k12.al.us date Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 8:55 PM subject from a stakeholder words The Board believes that an informed public is vital to the success and support of public education. The Board of Education recognizes that...
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The 1999 Senate Hearing

October 14, 2006
The 1999 Senate Hearing

From Jim Metrock: This is one of my favorite photos. This was taken on May 20, 1999 right after a U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing on Channel One. Ralph Nader, Pat Ellis and yours truly of Obligation, and Phyllis Schlafly of the Eagle Forum. We all opposed Channel One’s presence in schools. Channel One opposed...
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