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We found a person who really, really likes Channel One News, let us introduce you to Andrew Kardon.

April 20, 2014
We found a person who really, really likes Channel One News, let us introduce you to Andrew Kardon.

Channel One News paying people to write positive articles about their company.        From Jim Metrock:  The stink was overpowering the moment I landed on Andrew Kardon’s Mommysbusy.com “family oriented” site. The article I first saw was a Kardon homage to Channel One News.  What?!  His praise seemed unauthentic, awkward, and forced.  The man...
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How did CJ Kettler botch the Promethean deal?

April 15, 2014
How did CJ Kettler botch the Promethean deal?

  From Jim Metrock:  It was never meant to be: Channel One News and Promethean, Ltd.  These two troubled companies became partners in the summer of 2011.  The partnership didn’t make any sense for Promethean the maker of classroom whiteboards.  It did make sense for Channel One.  Teaming with a well known company like...
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Teacher questions Channel One’s correction.

April 2, 2014
Teacher questions Channel One’s correction.

http://www.obligation.org/2014-03-26-channel-one-news-tells-children-civilization-may-end-in-your-lifetime http://www.obligation.org/2014-03-31-channel-one-news-makes-correction From Jim Metrock:  A teacher wrote me and raised a good point about Channel One’s correction of a botched up news story. Channel One’s  original report said a NASA study predicted civilization’s end could happen within 15-20 years.  Channel One was right to think this was a big story because of the...
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Channel One News makes correction.

March 31, 2014
Channel One News makes correction.

    From Jim Metrock: 1.  On March 18, Channel One News told schoolchildren: Next up, a new study by NASA finds that civilization could be headed for a collapse in our lifetime. The study by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center looked at other empires and civilizations in history and found a pattern to...
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Channel One News tells children: Civilization may end in your lifetime.

March 26, 2014
Channel One News tells children: Civilization may end in your lifetime.

          From Jim Metrock: Why would Channel One News tell students that civilization may be coming to an end during their lifetime?   Only Ms. CJ Ketter could answer that.   I have written Ms. Kettler asking her to at least correct the Channel One story as reported on March...
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I made a mistake.

March 20, 2014
I made a mistake.

From Jim Metrock: How could I have forgotten the unforgettable Jim Steyer. Of all the people I have crossed paths with in the battle against commercialism in classrooms, I rank Jim Steyer near the bottom.  There is good reason to do so. The other day I wrote an article about the “education” panel session...
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“Ms. Kettler, how many more months can Channel One survive?”

March 17, 2014
“Ms. Kettler, how many more months can Channel One survive?”

 See the March 20 article I Made a Mistake for a correction to this March 17 article. From Jim Metrock: It is good to see Channel One’s CEO getting out and about.  The public doesn’t see Ms. CJ Kettler much, and you don’t see much of her even in this Channel One picture.  I’m having...
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Channel One News is looking for a self-starter who can sell stuff to children during their class time.

March 14, 2014
Channel One News is looking for a self-starter who can sell stuff to children during their class time.


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Too clever by half.

March 13, 2014
Too clever by half.

  From Jim Metrock: Channel One News is a shell of its former self in part because of a history of bad decisions by their management.  Here’s a big one. I came across this old email to a staffer at Senator Richard Shelby’s office.  In 2004, the Senator’s office helped me get in front...
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Channel One News: The company that brought junk food advertising into American classrooms

March 1, 2014
Channel One News: The company that brought junk food advertising into American classrooms

    From Jim Metrock:  Channel One News has a long history of advertising junk food in American classrooms.  The company knew their ads were contributing in a very significant way to the growing obesity crisis among young people, but they kept pitching the junk to kids.   Obligation and others helped put pressure...
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