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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.

Secrets about Channel One News: They advertised racy TV shows to students.

January 1, 2019
Secrets about Channel One News: They advertised racy TV shows to students.

  From Jim Metrock: Pretty Little Liars was heavily advertised on Channel One News. Q:  What type of creepy adult would promote age-inappropriate cultural rot to children? A:  The creepy employees at Channel One News. Some of the Channel One employees who helped plug this filth to kids in their classrooms were: Shelby HollidayScott...
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Channel One News made students perform like circus animals.

December 19, 2018
Channel One News made students perform like circus animals.

From Jim Metrock: It’s been over six months since Channel One News taped their last show. Schools no longer have to suffer Channel One’s daily 12-minute commercial assault on students. The blaring classroom TV set no longer comes on automatically. [Channel One had rigged all their TVs to come on without human effort because...
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Channel One News keeps showing video plugging vulgar Teen Vogue on FB

September 21, 2017
Channel One News keeps showing video plugging vulgar Teen Vogue on FB

  From Jim Metrock: Channel One News keeps on plugging Teen Vogue and their radical sexual and political agenda with high school, middle school, and elementary school kids. Elementary school students?!  Yes, Channel One has a version of their daily show for elementary school students.  They say they do not have advertising on this...
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AL school kicks Channel One News where it hurts.

August 29, 2017
AL school kicks Channel One News where it hurts.

From Jim Metrock: Channel One has always considered the Tuscaloosa County (AL) school district a loyal “Channel One district.”  This district like most in Alabama that still have a trace of Channel One’s presence in its schools, doesn’t care a whit about the Channel One contract. The district’s Davis-Emerson Middle School has proudly shown...
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Subscribe now! Please!

August 23, 2017
Subscribe now! Please!

  From Jim Metrock:  It’s not working out. Channel One News limps into this new school year with an audience problem and a packaging problem. The “good old days” of over 8 million students in its captive audience are gone. Students at schools that still technically show the program, don’t see the program.  Since...
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Channel One News: The No News Channel

August 20, 2017
Channel One News: The No News Channel

From Jim Metrock: Channel One News calls themselves a “digital content provider dedicated to encouraging kids to be informed, digitally-savvy global citizens.” This is funny.  Channel One News is no such thing. All summer long the lazy, wannabe reporters at Channel One have told schoolchildren NOTHING about current events.  Why not?  They have a...
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Who is Phillip Picardi? Why is Channel One News allowing him to talk to your child?

August 19, 2017
Who is Phillip Picardi? Why is Channel One News allowing him to talk to your child?

    From Jim Metrock:  You probably know about the ugly incident in May on Channel One News.  Teens and preteens got a massive dose of Teen Vogue in a feature story Channel One showed that was nothing more than a very long commercial for the controversial Teen Vogue magazine/web site. Teen Vogue and...
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Channel One News showed this in a classroom!?

August 7, 2017
Channel One News showed this in a classroom!?

From Jim Metrock: Educators don’t like Channel One News because it often makes a circus of their classrooms. The kiddie marketers at Channel One have to bring crazy, goofy images and loud sounds into schools in order to get students to WATCH THE COMMERCIALS.  Unless students turn their eyes to Channel One’s advertising, they...
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Why Channel One News is so controversial.

August 4, 2017
Why Channel One News is so controversial.


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Channel One News celebrates how Islam treats young women.

August 4, 2017
Channel One News celebrates how Islam treats young women.

  From Jim Metrock:  Channel One News doesn’t spend most of its time covering hard news.  It can’t.  It would be too expensive, and besides, the show is always a day late because it is, even in 2017, a taped show. Channel One could produce a live show that would be more current for...
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