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Channel One News converted learning time into marketing time. New video series will explain how it ended.

December 30, 2020

Channel One News was a classroom marketing company. It grew at a phenomenal rate in the mid-90s until it ran into its toughest opposition: Obligation, Inc. My name is Jim Metrock. I’m president of Obligation. I am one of the reasons Channel One News exited classrooms. I am one of the reasons millions of...
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Who’s going to pick up this trash?

March 22, 2019
Who’s going to pick up this trash?

From Jim Metrock:  Channel One has declared they are going out of business, that’s all well and good, but… there’s some yucky, unfinished business that must be talked about. The TV sets. The satellite dishes. The headend units. The old VCRs that might still be in schools. Schools can’t just dump this equipment in...
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Secrets about Channel One News: They advertised racy TV shows to students.

January 1, 2019
Secrets about Channel One News: They advertised racy TV shows to students.

  From Jim Metrock: Pretty Little Liars was heavily advertised on Channel One News. Q:  What type of creepy adult would promote age-inappropriate cultural rot to children? A:  The creepy employees at Channel One News. Some of the Channel One employees who helped plug this filth to kids in their classrooms were: Shelby HollidayScott...
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Channel One News made students perform like circus animals.

December 19, 2018
Channel One News made students perform like circus animals.

From Jim Metrock: It’s been over six months since Channel One News taped their last show. Schools no longer have to suffer Channel One’s daily 12-minute commercial assault on students. The blaring classroom TV set no longer comes on automatically. [Channel One had rigged all their TVs to come on without human effort because...
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Why Channel One News was removed from schools: Houston Chronicle Editorial (2002)

November 21, 2018
Why Channel One News was removed from schools: Houston Chronicle Editorial (2002)

Editorial – November 13, 2002 UNPLUG IT End Channel One hawking to kids in Texas classrooms The State Board of Education is scheduled to vote this week on a resolution encouraging all local Texas local school districts to remove Channel One from the public schools. The resolution should be approved, and then heeded by school districts. Channel...
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Bobbie Patray had a lot to do with the demise of Channel One News.

November 7, 2018
Bobbie Patray had a lot to do with the demise of Channel One News.

  From Jim Metrock: Bobbie Patray is one of my heroes. As president of the Tennessee Eagle Forum she helped secure a very important Southern Baptist Convention resolution urging schools to remove Channel One News from their classrooms. https://brnow.org/News/July-2018/In-school-newscast-s-cancelation-celebrated
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Why Channel One News was removed from schools: Images of ISIS execution dumped into classrooms. (Aug 2014)

October 7, 2018
Why Channel One News was removed from schools: Images of ISIS execution dumped into classrooms. (Aug 2014)

Houghton Mifflin’s Channel One News intentionally shows students executioner holding knife before beheading. Why show any pictures of this brutal act of terrorism? Is Houghton Mifflin CEO Linda Zecher pushing Channel One to get edgier with kids?   From Jim Metrock: The good news is Channel One News did not use the word “beheading” in...
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Here’s a wonderful sight.

August 16, 2018
Here’s a wonderful sight.

Here’s a photo of a bunch of kiddie marketers waving goodbye to their handful of fans.  Their kiddie marketing company has gone out of business. Boo hoo. All of these people, whether they worked in front of the camera or behind, were involved in the commercial exploitation of schoolchildren.  They earned their paycheck by...
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Channel One News Bad Guy: Congressman Bradley Byrne (R) AL

August 1, 2018
Channel One News Bad Guy: Congressman Bradley Byrne (R) AL

From Jim Metrock: Bradley Bryne sold out Alabama schoolchildren when he was a member of the Alabama State Board of Education. He is now a congressman representing South Alabama. He was one of the first persons Ms. Pat Ellis, Obligation’s education director, and I approached on the State Board to oppose Channel One in...
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Gaze on this to understand how bad Channel One News was.

July 21, 2018
Gaze on this to understand how bad Channel One News was.

From Jim Metrock: This is a piece of Channel One News sales literature. It’s sickening. Look at the face they used.  It’s a young person who is completely attentive to the Channel One TV screen.  He can’t go anywhere.  He can’t ask for the channel to be changed. He IS the captive audience Channel One...
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