Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Channel One Network, CBS News to Produce Daily Teen News
(Digital Journal) Channel One Network has plans to work with CBS News to produce its daily newscast for teens, the program will launch this fall. CBS News Productions intends to co-produce "Channel One News." Every school day Channel One News is watched by approximately 6 million middle- and high-school students. "CBS News is committed to providing outstanding coverage, breaking news, politics and human interest stories across many platforms to many audiences and we view America's youth as a uniquely important audience," said Sean McManus, President, CBS News and Sports. "Our partnership with Channel One expands our commitment to the next generation by reporting the news stories that are important to teens and sharing their unique insights with other CBS News viewers." The programs, which consist of a 12-minute broadcast, will originate from a newly designed set at CBS News headquarters in Manhattan. The "Channel One News" production unit will be based there. Angela Hunter, SVP, Executive Producer of Channel One News, said, "Channel One's broadcast and new social media platforms are fueling young America's thirst for information and providing valuable resources for peer-driven storytelling and responsible reporting." Channel One was founded in 1989 and acquired two years ago by Alloy Media and Marketing. Among the on-camera alumni are Anderson Cooper and Lisa Ling.