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From the archives: 2/6/01 Channel One News advertises Twinkies in classrooms

July 16, 2015
From the archives: 2/6/01 Channel One News advertises Twinkies in classrooms

Eat More Twinkies, Kids. February 6, 2001   On January 26, 2001, upwards to 8 million schoolchildren were compelled to watch a commercial urging them to eat more Hostess Twinkies. Channel One has been bringing Hostess into America’s classrooms since the spring of 2000. Jim Metrock said, “When you think about it, Channel One is a...
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From the archives: 11/26/98 Channel One’s dangerous “Fresh Faces”

May 25, 2015
From the archives: 11/26/98  Channel One’s dangerous “Fresh Faces”

Fresh Faces November 26, 1998   January 26, 1998 – Channel One Ceases Their Dangerous “Fresh Faces” Section Within the past two months, Channel One has listened to our our pleas and has ditched their dangerous “Fresh Faces” feature. This was another one of Channel One’s self-promotions that allowed children to put their pictures...
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Complete, unedited Channel One News for November 22, 2010

August 13, 2012
Complete, unedited Channel One News for November 22, 2010

Channel One News often allows movie stars to be “guest hosts” to welcome students to the broadcast and plug their movie.    
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Complete, unedited Channel One News for November 28, 2006

July 2, 2012
Complete, unedited Channel One News for November 28, 2006

This is the full show that students were compelled to watch under force of Channel One’s onerous contract. Contract: Channel One loans a school TV equipment as long as the school shows the youth marketing firm’s TV show called Channel One News AT LEAST 90% of school days. (That’s over one instructional week of...
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Complete, unedited Channel One News for December 15, 2000

June 27, 2012
Complete, unedited Channel One News for December 15, 2000

Channel One News has advertised numerous movies that were age-inappropriate due to drug and alcohol content and sexual content. One of the worst was the “stoner comedy” Dude, Where’s My Car? in December, 2000 and January 2001. The entire movie was one big drug joke which normalized the use of marijuana among young people....
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Email to the Vestavia Hills Board of Education: from a stakeholder

January 19, 2011
Email to the Vestavia Hills Board of Education: from a stakeholder

January 19, 2011 from Jim Metrock <jimmetrock@obligation.org> to prewittkh@vestavia.k12.al.us, benosk@vestavia.k12.al.us, jdent@vestavia.k12.al.us, davidwalker@vestavia.k12.al.us, jcpounds@vestavia.k12.al.us cc “Jamie R. Blair” <blairjr@vestavia.k12.al.us>, milesdw@vestavia.k12.al.us date Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 8:55 PM subject from a stakeholder words The Board believes that an informed public is vital to the success and support of public education. The Board of Education recognizes that...
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Why Schools Are Dropping Channel One.

June 26, 2010

This clip picks up after two brief headlines that take a minute each Channel One’s Shelby Holliday gives a “teaser” for a NASCAR story after the commercial break. Ms. Holliday knows there is no need for a “teaser” since schools are contractually required to show the controversial Channel One News program to the captive...
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Local Group Files FTC Complaint Against Channel One – Personal Information Sought From Children Without Parental Knowledge, Other Problems

June 11, 1998

June 11, 1998 (Birmingham, AL) Obligation, Inc., a local child advocacy organization, filed a complaint today against the Channel One Network with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). They are owned by PRIMEDIA, Inc. (formerly K-III Communications), which is majority-owned by Kohlberg Kravis and Roberts. Obligation alleges that Channel One’s web site: · solicits personal information from children without parental approval, ...
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