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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 Hall of Shame: Abortion quiz for 11-year-olds (Feb. 2005)

April 29, 2011
Channel One Hall of Shame: Abortion quiz for 11-year-olds (Feb. 2005)

April 29, 2011 – From Jim Metrock: Parents would be shocked to know what Channel One News has forced upon middle school students over the years.  Channel One News believes everything, EVERYTHING, is value neutral. There are no “rights” or “wrongs.” All that matters is what you believe. An action is positive or negative...
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Channel One Advertises Edgy Degrassi Show To Preteens

January 13, 2010
Channel One Advertises Edgy Degrassi Show To Preteens

Alloy’s Channel One News is all about pushing the envelope with teens and preteens.  Above you see three actors from Degrassi- The Next Generation opening Channel One’s show and giving their controversial TV show a plug.
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An Abortion Quiz For 11-Year-Olds

February 5, 2005
An Abortion Quiz For 11-Year-Olds

Actual screen shot from a middle school broadcast of Channel One News. Abortion is an explosive issue among adults. Adults have differing views on when life begins. The executives at Channel One News believe that preteens should be thinking about abortion. They have attempted to engage children in a conversation about this hot issue. (No need to let parents...
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