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Channel One News is a youth marketing company whose main purpose is to get advertising to a captive audience of impressionable schoolchildren. The company loans a school TV equipment in exchange for the school’s contractual pledge to show students a daily, 12-minute, hyper-commercial, TV program called Channel One News. Students lose one hour a week of schools time, which equates to one lost week of instructional time (32 hours) per year. No educational organization endorses the use of Channel One News.

Channel One has fallen on very hard times. Once they claimed over 8 million students were under contract. Since 1997 they have continued to lose schools and now they claim “nearly five million” students and the true figure is probably lower.

In May 2014, publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt acquired Channel One from ZelnickMedia the makers of the ultra-violent Grand Thief Auto video game series. Houghton Mifflin did not disclose the purchase price.

At the end of 2014 most of Channel One’s full-paying advertisers have abandoned the program.

Channel One News Hall of Shame: Making a music video of horrific 9/11 images (2001)

August 10, 2012
Channel One News Hall of Shame: Making a music video of horrific 9/11 images (2001)

The article below was originally published on October 19, 2001. ____________________________________________________________ Channel One’s Insensitive Recap of 9/11 For Sixth Graders Above, children see the first Trade Tower after the plane hit. From Jim Metrock: On September 18, one week after the terrible attack...
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Channel One Plans Entire Week of 9-11 Reports

September 9, 2002

Channel One is serving up a week of 9-11 stories for kids. Each day will contain 9-11 anniversary reports. This is one of the big problem with Channel One: the same newscast is broadcast to high school seniors as well as children just out of elementary school. From today’s Channel One script: (DERRICK ON CAM) THIS WEEK WE’LL...
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Channel One’s Insensitive Recap of 9/11 For Sixth Graders

October 19, 2001
Channel One’s Insensitive Recap of 9/11 For Sixth Graders

Above, children see the first Trade Tower after the plane hit. From Jim Metrock: On September 18, one week after the terrible attack on our country, Channel One prepared a “recap” of the week of terror. Morgan Wandell and Jim Morris are the young men...
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