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From the archives: 2/7/1997 Our first web article about Channel One.

May 15, 2015
From the archives: 2/7/1997 Our first web article about Channel One.

Speech Given to All Alabama Superintendents of Education February 7, 1997   Prepared remarks by Jim Metrock, President, and Mrs. Pat Ellis, Director of Channel One Project, of Obligation, Inc.,to the Alabama Superintendents of Education meeting, at the Embassy Suites Ballroom, in Montgomery, on February 5, 1997.   Mr. Metrock: Thank you, Dr. Richardson. Our message is...
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Channel One sets new course.

July 2, 2013
Channel One sets new course.

  From Jim Metrock: This is one of my favorite articles. I clipped it out of Advertising Age magazine way back in 1996. Heidi Diamond was just hired by Channel One News to help take the kiddie marketing company to new heights. In 1996, Channel One was making so much money it was obscene....
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1996: The high point of Channel One’s kiddie marketing dreams.

January 16, 2013
1996: The high point of Channel One’s kiddie marketing dreams.

    From Jim Metrock:  This is one of my favorite articles. I clipped it out of Advertising Age magazine way back in 1996.  Heidi Diamond was just hired by Channel One News to help take the kiddie marketing company to new heights. In 1996, Channel One was making so much money it was...
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A scandal in Alabama schools. (Video) (2001)

July 19, 2012
A scandal in Alabama schools. (Video) (2001)

From Jim Metrock: The woman in the video is Pat Ellis of Jasper, AL. She first brought Channel One to my attention in 1996. Together we helped nationally derail Channel One News. When they write the book about the rise and fall of Channel One News they will have to credit much of the...
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The 1999 Senate Hearing

October 14, 2006
The 1999 Senate Hearing

From Jim Metrock: This is one of my favorite photos. This was taken on May 20, 1999 right after a U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing on Channel One. Ralph Nader, Pat Ellis and yours truly of Obligation, and Phyllis Schlafly of the Eagle Forum. We all opposed Channel One’s presence in schools. Channel One opposed...
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Guest Host Plugs Questionable Show

November 7, 2004

From Jim Metrock: On Friday, November 5, schoolchildren forced to watch Channel One News saw their second “special” news anchor for the week. Jeremy Sumpter co-hosted the entire Channel One broadcast for middle and high school students. Sumpter is a TV actor for a struggling CBS show called Clubhouse. (On Monday, UPN paid to have an actress from their...
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Texas State School Board Does Not Pass Channel One Resolution

November 25, 2002

From Jim Metrock: Channel One’s president Jim Ritts came to the Texas school board meeting himself. It was that important. A resolution urging Texas school districts to remove Channel One had been introduced in September. Channel One hastily hired the law firm of Akin Gump to represent them. But Ritts knew the stakes were too high to leave...
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NYU Honors Obligation and Commercial Alert

April 13, 2000

NYU Honors Obligation and Commercial Alert for Work Against Commercialism in Schools   Arianna Huffington presented Gary Ruskin of Commercial Alert and Pat Ellis and Jim Metrock of Obligation with an award to honor their efforts against companies like ChannelOne and ZapMe!. Ralph Nader was also honored and he also spoke against Channel One’s commercial exploitation of schoolchildren.
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U. S. Senate Hearing On Channel One News

May 20, 1999
U. S. Senate Hearing On Channel One News

  WIDTH=”450″ BORDER=”1″ align=”center” CELLPADDING=”0″ CELLSPACING=”2″>   ALIGN=”BOTTOM” BORDER=”0″ NATURALSIZEFLAG=”3″>   Ralph Nader, Pat Ellis, Jim Metrock, and Phyllis Schafly at the May 20, 1999 U.S. Senate hearing on Channel One. Mr. Nader and Mrs. Schafly testified against Channel One at the hearing and Mrs. Ellis and Mr. Metrock of Obligation submitted written testimony. The hearing clearly exposed Channel...
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Alabama Child Advocacy Group to Present Latest Information on Channel One at State PTA Convention

April 16, 1997

Birmingham, AL – Obligation, Inc., a Birmingham-based child advocacy organization, has been invited by the Alabama PTA to present a workshop on the controversial in-school TV show, Channel One. Jim Metrock, president, and Mrs. Pat Ellis, Channel One Project Director, will be conducting the session on Friday, April 18th. (Alabama State PTA Convention, Embassy Suites, in Embassy Two,...
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