Did Channel One Advertise Pagers To Children?

August 24, 1998

On Channel One’s web site several recent notes on the message board have been critical of Channel One. These appear to be from students in schools that make Channel One mandatory viewing. Two of the writers talk about ads or promotions on Channel One that featured pagers, or beepers, that kids could either buy or win.

In the Birmingham, AL area, students are forbidden to possess pagers while in school. (They are often considered a tool of drug sellers and buyers.) Are schools promoting something that could get a student suspended or expelled? If anyone knows about Channel One and pagers, please email Obligation.

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