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Channel One News is a United States television news program that public and private schools agree to show their students in exchange for the loan of TV equipment. Image File history File linksMetadata Channel_one. ... Television news refers to the practice of disseminating current events via the media of television. ...

According to Channel One's website, as of September 2006 nearly 11,000 schools are participating. The programming is twelve minutes in length, and has won two George Foster Peabody Awards for journalistic excellence. Schools that participate in Channel One sign a contract to air the program in exchange for free television equipment and VCRs, as well as the Channel One Connection video library, which gives schools more than 100 hours of commercial-free educational programming annually. The program is funded with money from sponsors and advertisers. The George Foster Peabody Awards, more commonly referred to as the Peabody Awards, are annual international awards given for excellence in radio and television broadcasting. ... Journalism is a discipline of gathering, writing and reporting news, and more broadly it includes the process of editing and presenting the news articles. ...

Channel One's home base moved to New York City, the program's original home, for the 2007-2008 season. It previously originated from Los Angeles and Washington, DC.[1] Channel One recently launched the Livewire Video Portal [2] for ongoing news delivery. Its website ChannelOne.com was named Best Youth Site on the Web by the Webby Awards. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, the Webby Awards are a set of awards presented to the worlds best websites. The awards have been given out since 1996. ...

Channel One was founded in 1989 and began with a pilot program in four high schools before its national rollout in 1990. It was founded by Christopher Whittle, a business executive based in Knoxville, Tennessee. Primedia purchased Channel One for approximately $250 million from Whittle in 1994. On April 23, 2007 Alloy Media and Marketing assumed the liabilities of Channel One and took over their assets. According to Alloy's 8-K SEC statement (http://biz.yahoo.com/e/070426/aloy8-k.html) the Channel One company had a zero net worth on the day ownership changed. Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Nickname: Location within the U.S. State of Tennessee. ... Primedia Logo Primedia Inc. ...

Since 2000, Channel One News has suffered considerable loss of revenue. In 1996, Forbes magazine reported that it had gross revenue of $70,000,000. In 2005, Channel One's revenue was slightly under $35,000,000. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...

In December 2006, Channel One's parent company, Primedia, classified its Education Segment, which includes Channel One Network, as a "discontinued operation" and announced that it was "exploring strategic alternatives for" the businesses in that segment. [3]

In 2007 Primedia sold Channel One to Alloy Media and Marketing. In July 2007 NBC News announced that it would be partnering with Alloy under an arrangement in which NBC would produce original content for Channel One’s in-school broadcasts, possibly including news clips from its nightly network news broadcast [1]. NBC News endcap, used from 2002 to present. ...



Channel One held mock Presidential elections called OneVote shortly before the general elections in 1992, 2000, and 2004. There was no OneVote mock election in 1996. This article is about the political process. ... A mock election (or pretend election, fake election) is an election organised for educational or transformative purposes. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ...


The initial vote in 1992 had 3,400,000 participants. Bill Clinton won the 1992 OneVote, garnering 43% of the vote. George H.W. Bush got 27%, with independent Ross Perot getting 24% of the vote. Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... Order: 41st President Vice President: Dan Quayle Term of office: January 20, 1989 – January 20, 1993 Preceded by: Ronald Reagan Succeeded by: Bill Clinton Date of birth: June 12, 1924 Place of birth: Milton, Massachusetts First Lady: Barbara Pierce Bush Political party: Republican George Herbert Walker Bush, KBE (born... H. Ross Perot (born June 27, 1930) is an American businessman from Texas, who is best known for seeking the office of President of the United States in 1992 and 1996. ...

Actual election result: Clinton won, Bush finished second, and Perot finished third. One Vote correctly predicted the outcome.


When OneVote returned in 2000, 878,000 students participated and "elected" George W. Bush to the Presidency with nearly 60% of the vote. Al Gore, the Democratic challenger, finished a distant second. Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... This article is about the former Vice President of the United States. ...

Actual election result: Al Gore won the popular vote, but Bush ended up winning the election. Channel One was once again correct.


The 2004 OneVote gave George W. Bush 55% of the vote. John Kerry finished second with 40% of the vote, while all third-party candidates as a group (voters could only vote for them as a group) got 5%. The vote consisted of 1,400,000 students. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts, in his fourth term of office. ...

Actual election result: Bush won, OneVote correctly predicted the outcome.

Special Segments

Channel One has segments which air on a regular basis which encourage viewer participation. These segments are sometimes sponsored by advertisers.

Pop Quiz

This is Channel One's most frequent special segment.

An anchor asks a multiple choice question to students regarding a current or historical event. The anchor then gives students ten seconds to come up with an answer. The anchor who reads the question, or the anchor's partner for the day, will then give the correct answer and explain it. From time to time, the Pop Quiz may lead off the program. The Pop Quiz is occasionally commercially sponsored.

Cingular Question of the Day

This special segment comes in two parts over two shows.

The first segment consists of a message poll, usually regarding a story Channel One has aired. Viewers have three options to voice their opinions. Viewers can send their response to Channel One's website, call in their answer to a toll-free Channel One number, or text their answer to Channel One on a Cingular Wireless phone. A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Cingular Wireless is the largest United States mobile phone company, with headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. ...

The second segment is usually aired the next day, although developing news stories may cause it to be delayed. The program gives the results of the poll and then airs two student's opinions regarding the question asked. Students who have their comments aired receive a Cingular brand mobile phone with three months of pre-paid service. Cingular Wireless is the largest United States mobile phone company, with headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. ...

In 2007, the question of the day has not appeared frequently, possibly due to Cingular being re-converted to AT&T. AT&T Inc. ...


This section includes stories related to Americans' First Amendment rights.

One Step to a Better Me

This segment includes tips and exercises to help viewers stay healthy.

Player of the Year

This special segment presents Gatorade National Players of the Year, which are notable athletes. Gatorade is a non-carbonated sports drink marketed by the Quaker Oats Company, a division of PepsiCo. ... Athletics, also known as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events. ...

Play of the Week

This special segment is usually the last segment of each Friday program, though it has aired at other times on occasion. It features a clip of a different high school sporting event sent in by viewers. It is sponsored by Gatorade. For other uses, see High school (disambiguation). ...

Power of One

This special segment is sponsored by the United States Army. It features teenagers who have made a significant impact on others in the world. On Channel One's website, teenagers can be nominated for Power of One. The United States Army is the largest and oldest branch of the armed forces of the United States. ...

All Request Thursday

Channel One also airs a special "All Request Thursday" where anyone can go online and vote for which songs will be played in the opening theme for Channel One.

Going Green

This segment shows ways that teens can be environmentally friendly and how other schools or teens are doing it around the world.

Controversy and criticism

Channel One has been controversial largely due to the commercial content of the show. Critics claim that it is a problem in classrooms, because it forces children to watch ads, wastes class time and wastes tax dollars. Supporters argue that the ads are necessary to help keep the program running and lease TVs, VCRs and satellite dishes to schools, as well as commercial-free educational video through Channel One Connection. Channel One also airs commercials, such as military recruitment in high schools, cell phone ads, and violent movie trailers. In 2006, the American Academy of Pediatrics reported that research indicated that children who watched Channel One remembered the commercials more than they remembered the news (Lia Miller, NBC News to Provide Content for Channel One, New York Times, July 9, 2007). A British Army etc. ... The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is an organization of pediatricians, physicians trained to deal with the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents. ...

Another criticism, noted by Media Education Foundation's documentary Captive Audience, is that very little time is dedicated to actual news and the majority of the programming is soft, sensationalistic "fluff" with corporate marketing and PR tie-ins to promote products and services, arguing that it further corrupts the school setting with consumerism. Sensationalism is a manner of being extremely controversial, loud, attention-grabbing, or otherwise sensationalistic. ... For the magazine, see Marketing (magazine). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... “Consumerist” redirects here. ...

Channel One's contract with schools requires that the program be shown to students on 90% of all regular school days. At some schools, teachers are allowed to preview the show and decide if they want to show it or not; however they must still show it at least 90% of the time. Some believe this is too strict. The teachers are also instructed to make sure students watch the complete program and leave the volume at an audible level throughout the whole program, including the advertising content. However, according to critics, many schools do not follow the contract verbatim and let the teachers decide whether or not it should be shown. Some criticisms by students is that some school schedules on viewing Channel One have cut into their lunch periods.

Channel One's home state of New York has banned Channel One News from all public school classrooms, by action of the State Board of Regents. “NY” redirects here. ... A Board of governors is usually the governing board of a public entity. ...

In Canada, the Youth News Network, a program modeled on Channel One, met with strong public resistance, was banned in many provinces and ultimately failed. The Youth News Network (YNN) was a failed venture by Athena Educational Partners that attempted to create a daily news program that would be broadcast into high school classrooms across Canada. ...

In 1991, Channel One was cited by a watchdog group that pointed out the "most irresponsible and disrespectful ads", along with Old Milwaukee Beer for their controversial "Swedish Bikini Team" commercials. Whittle Communications was cited because they did a Channel One program on how the human heart works and had commercials for fast food joints and candy bars during the station break. Old Milwaukee is an American lager-style beer currently brewed under contract by Miller Brewing Company, and owned by Pabst Brewing Company. ...


Channel One News currently has three anchors/correspondents on its roster. These anchors serve as hosts in the studio as well as correspondents in the field.


Chris Browne, American cartoonist Chris Browne was born in South Orange, NJ in 1952 and grew up in suburban Wilton, CT. The son of award-winning cartoonist Dik Browne, he assisted his father on the comic strips Hi and Lois and Hagar the Horrible. ...


Serena Altschul (born October 7, 1970 in New York, New York) is an American broadcast journalist, well known for her work at MTV News. ... Errol Barnett at the 76th Academy Awards Errol Barnett anchors for Channel One News. ... Gotham Chopra (born Gautama Chopra on February 23, 1975 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an author and entertainment/media entrepreneur. ... Anderson Hays Cooper (born June 3, 1967) is an Emmy Award winning American journalist, author, and television personality. ... Seth Doane is a CNN Video News Correspondent based in New Delhi, India. ... Craig Jackson was an anchor and correspondent at Channel One News for five years. ... Brian Kilmeade (born May 7, 1964) is a Fox News personality. ... Richard Kent is a former college football player with a recent scouting and coaching career in NFL Europe. ... Sofia Lidskog is an American television personality. ... Lisa Ling (Chinese: ; pinyin: ) (born August 30, 1973 in Sacramento, California) is an American journalist, best known for her role as a co-host of ABCs The View, host of National Geographic Channels Explorer and special correspondent for the Oprah Winfrey Show. ... Maria Menounos (Μαρία Μενούνος in Greek) (born June 8, 1978) is an American actress, journalist, and television presenter. ... Meka Nichols is an American television journalist. ... Monica Novotny Monica Novotny joined MSNBC after four years working at the Channel One network as a reporter and anchor, where her work was seen daily by some 8 million teenagers and their teachers. ... Kris Osborn (born May 16, 1969) was a news anchor on CNN Headline News from 2001-2004, specializing in military issues. ... Alex Sanz is a reporter for WTHR-TV [1] in Indianapolis. ... Tracy Smith is an American news reporter, and co-anchor of The Saturday Early Show on the CBS network. ... Brian Keith Tochi (born May 2, 1959, in Los Angeles, California) is an American actor, screenwriter, movie director and producer. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ...


  1. ^ (Lia Miller, NBC News to Provide Content for Channel One, New York Times, July 9, 2007)

External links

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Channel One News is the highest-rated teen television program in United States and is broadcast via satellite to nearly 12,000 secondary schools across the country.
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Channel One News is a television program shown in classrooms in 8,000 to 12,000 secondary schools in the United States.
Channel One held a mock presidential election called OneVote on October 19th and 20th, 2004.
Channel One's contract with schools requires that the program be shown to students on 90% of all regular school days.
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