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From the archives: Channel One CEO makes over $1.7 million in compensation

February 13, 2014
From the archives: Channel One CEO makes over $1.7 million in compensation

  From Jim Metrock: I am reposting this 2005 article to salute all those parents, teachers, school administrators, and school board members who helped to end Channel One’s commercial assault on young people. A decade ago, Channel One paid its CEO a total of $1.7 million for the fiscal year 2004.  They could do...
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Dr. Paul Folkemer gone from Channel One News.

March 30, 2013
Dr. Paul Folkemer gone from Channel One News.

From Jim Metrock: May no educator ever, EVER, do what this man did with his Doctor of Education (Ed.D) degree. Educator-turned-kiddie-marketer Dr. Paul Folkemer is out at Channel One News. He first joined Channel One in 1998.  He left after four years and then came back to the youth marketing firm in 2008. Now...
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Lil Wayne Day on Channel One News

October 26, 2012
Lil Wayne Day on Channel One News

    From Jim Metrock: Sorry, but this will be a very offensive article. Channel One News has once again done a very idiotic thing. On October 25, 2012, Channel One News ran a major story on the vile rapper Lil Wayne. If you were a child watching Channel One News that day you...
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Wasting tax money: Was this video shown in schools?

September 16, 2012
Wasting tax money: Was this video shown in schools?

From Jim Metrock: Channel One’s Executive Producer published this video in 2010. Even though it was made available to the public, I didn’t discover it until recently. The video is below. At first it appears to be nothing more than a funny, tongue in cheek video made by fellow Channel One News employees to...
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Channel One’s first day: Massive ad campaign for Hunger Games DVD/ Blu-ray

August 14, 2012
Channel One’s first day: Massive ad campaign for Hunger Games DVD/ Blu-ray

It’s almost like Channel One News executives Kent Haehl and Paul Folkemer want educators to hate their company. With Channel One coming under renewed criticism for their advertising assault on schoolchildren, one would think the company would trim back their advertising. Instead the first day of Channel One’s 2012-13 broadcast year began with a...
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From the archives: R-rated movie email

August 13, 2012
From the archives: R-rated movie email

August 13, 2012 From Jim Metrock: Channel One News promotes R-rated movies, they just don’t do it directly. Here’s an example: Channel One advertises on their in-classroom TV show their sister company Findtuition.com. Young people who signin to Findtuition.com agree to receive emails from the company. I did this in 2008 and started receiving...
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Creepy, controversial advertiser appears on Channel One. What’s new?

July 22, 2012
Creepy, controversial advertiser appears on Channel One. What’s new?

From Jim Metrock: This creepy banner ad appeared this week on Channelone.com. Clicking on the ad sends kids straight to the page below. This is the controversial Spokeo.com site. http://www.fox59.com/news/wxin-spokeo-website-privacy-concerns-033110,0,2433092.story http://urbanlegends.about.com/b/2010/04/07/spokeo-com-scam.htm I typed in Paul Folkemer’s email address to see what would happen. Folkemer is a top executive for Channel One. He doesn’t appear...
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Complete, unedited Channel One News for January 3, 2001

July 12, 2012
Complete, unedited Channel One News for January 3, 2001

Channel One News doesn’t think parents and the public in general need to see the advertising on the in-classroom TV show. That’s why this youth marketing firm removes commercials from their web rebroadcast.        
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How Channel One News helped create the youth obesity crisis. (5 commercials 2002)

February 2, 2012
How Channel One News helped create the youth obesity crisis. (5 commercials 2002)


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Channel One News wants your daughter to visit gURL.com.

January 31, 2012
Channel One News wants your daughter to visit gURL.com.

  From Jim Metrock: You’re about to see and read some disgusting stuff. Especially when you consider this material is aimed at teens, preteens, and very possibly elementary school-age children. Welcome to Channel One News’s sister company gURL.com. Channel One News is now urging children of all ages to not only visit this sexually...
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