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Somerset (PA) students perform for Channel One.

February 14, 2018
Somerset (PA) students perform for Channel One.

Video: Channel One News Somerset Area JH Feb 14 2018  
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A Kipp elementary school in New Orleans does a bad thing.

February 13, 2018
A Kipp elementary school in New Orleans does a bad thing.

From Jim Metrock: Ugh. This is another new low for the kiddie marketers at Channel One. Today’s Channel One TV show opened with 3rd-graders! reciting the “Channel One News starts right now” script. These are 8-year-old children.  What was this teacher thinking?  What was the principal thinking? (If the principal even knew what was...
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Derby Middle School takes time out to do a promotional spot for a school vendor.

February 2, 2018
Derby Middle School takes time out to do a promotional spot for a school vendor.

From Jim Metrock: It seems there are more than a few schools that love to film videos for the controversial, kiddie marketing firm Channel One.  Here’s one from Derby, Kansas.   From Channel One’s transcript for Feb. 2, 2018: Students: This is Mr. Loop’s fourth-hour social studies class at Derby Middle School in Derby,...
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Why aren’t Waynesfield-Goshen Middle School students paid for creating this commercial?

February 2, 2018
Why aren’t Waynesfield-Goshen Middle School students paid for creating this commercial?

From Jim Metrock: Here’s another school allowing its students to film a commercial (the students and teacher don’t know its a commercial, but it is) for the struggling youth marketing firm called Channel One News. Most schools have better things to do with their precious school time. Let’s hope the Waynefield-Goshen Local School district...
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VIDEO: Age-inappropriate content on Channel One News.

January 27, 2018
VIDEO: Age-inappropriate content on Channel One News.

From Jim Metrock: To Channel One News employees, children are a target market. They are simply young consumers. When you think of kids that way, you are prone to be a bit insensitive.  Channel One News has a long history of putting age-inappropriate content before the eyes of schoolchildren. That’s why they have lost...
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VIDEO: Captive Audience: Advertising Invades the Classroom

January 26, 2018
VIDEO: Captive Audience: Advertising Invades the Classroom

From Jim Metrock: If you find it hard to believe a kiddie marketing company like Channel One is still in business, this 2006 video from the Media Education Foundation may help you understand why American classrooms attract the likes of Houghton Mifflin’s Channel One.
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Mississippi school out foxes Channel One News marketers.

January 25, 2018
Mississippi school out foxes Channel One News marketers.

From Jim Metrock:  If you are a company advertising on Channel One, what’s wrong with this picture?
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Ohio students light fires in classroom in order to get on Channel One News.

January 23, 2018
Ohio students light fires in classroom in order to get on Channel One News.

From Jim Metrock: I’ve seen students film themselves doing a lot of silly things just for a chance to be seen on Channel One News. You see, Channel One is constantly asking students and teachers to send in classroom videos that can be used to kick off their daily show.  Channel One requires students...
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Channel One News recklessly shows students eating laundry detergent pods

January 17, 2018
Channel One News recklessly shows students eating laundry detergent pods

From Jim Metrock: Channel One News is pushing the envelope again. Today they shocked classrooms across the country with a story on young people eating laundry detergent pods. Teachers were given no warning about the nature of today’s show. They were not warned that Channel One, for some idiotic reason, decided to show students...
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Young people are uninterested in online Channel One News.

January 16, 2018
Young people are uninterested in online Channel One News.

From Jim Metrock:  I’ve shown examples of this before. Channel One itself proves it has an increasingly small audience. Take this Caption Contest post from Channel One’s FaceBook page.  For some reason, Channel One thinks students like this type of immature content. The picture was posted on January 8 and as of January 16,...
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