From the archives: Channel One wants middle school students to vote on lowering the drinking age. (September 23, 2008)

July 10, 2012

Many of stories on Channel One News tend to normalize teen drinking. This “top story of the day” sends confusing messages to young middle school students who are Channel One’s most loyal audience.

Channel One’s producers love to show images of alcohol and of young people drinking alcohol (below). It draws eyes to the classroom TV screen so students won’t miss the ads before and after this sensational story.

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