November 29, 2001

There are eight anchors at Channel One. These are people
that schoolchildren have to watch each day because of the Channel One
contract. These on-air personalities are the "face" of Channel
One. They are the facade. These are the "pretend reporters".
No matter how bad they are their audience is locked-in. Over the years,
many of these Channel One reporters have become the subject of fan clubs
created by the young people who start their day with Channel One. Student
support for Channel One comes mainly from younger middle school students.  

We will look at each anchor over the course of the next
few months. Channel One puts out very little information about their
anchors. For example, they refuse to publish their birth year in order
to keep students in the dark about how much older they are than their
audience. Obligation feels that these young people need a spotlight on
them. Few parents know who is speaking to their child every day from

Andrew Yani

Channel One gets rid of anchors who don’t "fit". Will Monestine
was one of the latest to be tossed on the junk pile of ineffective anchors.  Yani
will follow soon.

He is uncomfortable in the studio and a little less so out in the field.
He reads his teleprompter like it’s a chore. His interaction with other
anchors is mechanical.

Like all the anchors we have no idea how old Yani is. We know he is from
Honolulu. Channel One only lists a high school for him so it is unclear
if he is going to college or is a drop-out or if he never attended. Working
in Yani’s favor is the fact that there is absolutely no need for a college
education in order to be a Channel One anchor/reporter.

Andrew Yani’s Report Card

Goofy Factor
Looked absolutely silly pushing the introduction of All Request Thursday.
He has no future in legitimate TV journalism. Says he got the Channel
One job through his agent. "Agent"!? His agent may be more
goofy than Yani.
Intellectual Factor:
May be one of the weaker sisters at Channel One. Has trouble with
unscripted segments.  His strong point is he’s a talented surfer.
Ethical Factor:
Surprisingly, Yani’s unimpressive performance may be due to his lack
of enthusiasm for Channel One’s unethical purpose. After all his agent
found him this job, so being on Channel One was not a dream of his.
However, Yani appears to be a typical Channel One robot who will do
what he has to earn a fat paycheck.

Obligation has viewed over six years of Channel One shows.

Prize: Ten (10) semi-finalists will each receive a one-year
subscription (total of 6 issues) to ‘Inside Stuff’ Magazine.

Approximate Retail Value: $210.00

Grand Prize: One (1) grand-prize winner will receive two
(2) passes to attend certain events chosen at the sole discretion of
sponsor at the NBA All-Star Weekend in Philadelphia, PA. (Winners under
18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian). Prize
package includes round-trip coach airfare for two (2) from airport nearest
winner’s city determined by Channel One Network, to Philadelphia, PA
(within the 48 contiguous states), one (1) hotel room for two (2) nights
(and related hotel and airport taxes), and round-trip transportation
from winner’s home to airport, and round-trip transportation from Philadelphia
airport to hotel. (Transportation within Philadelphia, meals, telephone
charges and other incidentals are responsibility of the winner). The
grand prize winner will have the opportunity to write an article based
on their experience at the All-Star Weekend to be featured in ‘Inside
Stuff’ Magazine (issue date TBD).


Approximate Retail Value: $3,640.00

Total Number of prizes: 11

Total Approximate Retail Value of All Prizes: $3,850.00.
Sponsor is not responsible for lost or mutilated prizes and none will
be replaced. Prize is nontransferable and must be accepted as awarded.
No cash or other substitution may be made, except by the Sponsor in the
event that the prize cannot be awarded for any reason, in which case,
Sponsor will award a prize of equal or greater value. All taxes, fees
and surcharges on prizes are the sole responsibility of winner.

Other Terms and Conditions: Potential winners will be
required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability Release,
and where lawful a Publicity Release, within seven (7) days of notification,
failing which the potential winner will be disqualified and another winner
selected in the place of the disqualified person from the semi-finalist
entries. If any prize or prize notification is returned as non-deliverable,
the potential winner will be disqualified and another potential winner
will be selected in the original winner’s place. By accepting prize,
the winner agrees that the Sponsor will have the right to photograph
the selected entrant. Entry constitutes permission to use the entrant’s
name, picture, likeness, school and city and state of residence for purposes
of trade, publicity or promotion for no additional compensation. All
entries must be original, must not have won previous awards and must
not infringe on any third party rights. Submission of entry constitutes
consent of entrants and their parents/legal guardians to irrevocably
assign to the Sponsor all rights in the entry, including but not limited
to, intellectual property rights. Submission of an entry grants Sponsor
and its agents the right to publish, produce, use, adapt, edit and/or
modify the entry in any way and in any and all media, without limitation
and without compensation to the entrant, or their parents/legal guardians.
By submitting entries to the contest, the sender grants permission for
the Sponsor to use his/her first name, age and state of residence on No personally identifiable information from children
under 13 will be posted online. Entries with the following inappropriate
content will not be considered: lewd, foul or obscene language or depictions;
the promotion or solicitation of illegal activity; or speech that demeans
or defames a person or group on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity,
religious affiliation or national origin. The selected entrant and their
parent/legal guardian will be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility,
compliance with contest rules and release of liability/publicity, where

All entrants release the Sponsor, its affiliates, parents,
subsidiaries, directors, officers, employees and agents, and all others
associated with the development and execution of this contest from any
and all liability for injury, loss or damage of any kind resulting from
participation in this contest. Sponsor’s decisions relating to all aspects
of this contest are final.

Miscellaneous: All entries become the sole property of
Sponsor and none will be returned. In the event of a dispute, entries
made by Internet will be deemed made by the authorized account holder
of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. The "authorized
account holder" is deemed the natural person who is assigned to
an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, service provider or
other online organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses
for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. A potential
winner may be requested to provide Sponsor with proof that the potential
winner is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated
with the winning entry. If for any reason the Contest is not capable
of running as planned, including due to infection by computer virus,
bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure,
human error or any other cases beyond the control of Sponsor that corrupt
or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper
conduct of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion,
to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and
to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. Sponsor assumes
no responsibility for any error, omission, failure, theft or destruction
or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. The telephone network
or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment,
software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by Sponsor on
account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or
at any web site, any combination thereof, or otherwise, including any
injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related
to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in the
Contest. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any computer, online or
technical malfunctions that may occur or for any lost, late, misdirected,
illegible, postage-due or mutilated mail. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN

Winners’ List: A complete list of winners will be available
after January 18, 2001 by sending a stamped self-addressed envelope to All-Star Weekend Contest, 1440 Broadway, 17th Floor,
New York, New York 10018.

Sponsor: The Sponsor of this Contest is Channel One Network
whose address is 1440 Broadway, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10018."