General Questions

What is Channel One News?

Channel One News is focused on encouraging kids to be informed, global citizens. Whether it’s through our daily news program with supplementary educational resources, our comprehensive video library, or, we help students, teachers and parents interpret the news of the day and spark important conversations with one another.

For the past 25 years, Channel One News has been bringing the latest news from around the world to students and teachers in the classroom, on the web, and even on your phone. Our standards-aligned news programming is created specifically for young people because we know they have the power to make a difference!

Our Peabody and Telly award-winning program is delivered to more than 5 million young people in upper elementary schools, middle schools and high schools across the country.

What is the Channel One News Curriculum and Video Library?

Channel One News is also available as a subscription service. When you subscribe to the Channel One News Curriculum and Video Library, you get:

  • the daily show with editions for Grades 3-5 and Grades 6-12,
  • an archive of past four shows in their entirety,
  • an array of associated curriculum resources for each segment of the daily show, and
  • access to a searchable video library of prior Channel One video segments, transcripts and curriculum.

You can get more details here. You can also find out more about subscribing here.

What is the Channel One News daily show?

The Channel One News daily show is a newscast specifically developed for young people that consists of 2-3 headline stories and 1-2 feature stories.   You can access the show at  The daily show is available here online for that day.

If you are a subscriber to the Channel One News Curriculum and Video Library, you will get access to two  editions of the daily show – one for Grades 3-5 and one for Grades 6-12.    You will also get access to an archive of the past four daily shows in their entirety.

How can I watch the daily show?

Visit the website when your class is ready to watch each day. We encourage educators to make use of the show and materials in a way that works for them – that means our website works on tablets and on your smartphone too.

If you are a subscriber to the Channel One News Curriculum and Video Library, you log in to your account at and watch the daily show with curriculum alongside.

What are the benefits of watching the show?

Channel One News is a daily source of news videos that provide students a window into what’s happening around the world. Research has shown that students who regularly watch our show feel more knowledgeable on all topics queried when compared to non-Channel One students. The most significant differences in confidence are seen in current and international events and American politics.

How do we know that this is truly fair and balanced news?

We have editorial standards that focus on reporting facts and research based information, but also encouraging students to question and understand an issue from all sides.

I don’t have time to show Channel One every day at the same time. Can I show Channel One News later in the day?

Yes! You have the flexibility to play the show when it’s convenient for your classroom.

What is the earliest that we can show the daily show?

We post the shows around 7 am Eastern Time, ready in time for the earliest class or homeroom at school.

How can I use the show in my class?

In addition to our award-winning daily current events programming, we offer supplementary materials to help teachers expand and deepen each day’s learning experience. Sign up for our teacher newsletter and receive a timely preview of upcoming content in your inbox, along with a selection of daily discussion prompts and assessment questions. On Fridays we add a weekly news quiz to the newsletter. Select materials can also be accessed on our Educator page.

Each show also comes with a transcript.  We invite teachers to share transcript copies with their class. ESL instructors, in particular, report that our transcripts offer meaningful scaffolding for their students. Our transcripts can also be effective as a daily, non-fiction reading exercise to inform a writing assignment.

I already watch Channel One News daily for free, without a premium subscription. How does the subscription version differ?

  • No advertising on the daily news show.
  • You have access to the standards-aligned lesson plans, student activities and curriculum for both versions of the show (the junior edition for children in grades 3 – 5 and the senior edition, for children in grades 6 – 12.)
  • You can access the video library with over 3,000 archived videos, features and all of the related curriculum. Searchable by age, grade and topic.

Does Channel One still show advertisements?

Customers with a premium subscription do not have advertising on the daily broadcasts.

Do the daily shows and the video library curriculum align with state standards?

Yes. We also partner with EdGate and you can look up your state’s specific standards at any time.

The lessons start at 3rd grade but can you use it for K- 2?

Yes, however, some stories wouldn’t be appropriate for children that young. We’d highly recommend previewing any shows before showing to children in K-2.

Can you save the data from the quizzes and other exercises?

No, the quizzes and exercises are designed to prompt discussion as a group. We don’t save the results for future use.

Can you pull out individual parts of the lessons?

You can copy/paste portions of lesson plans as needed once you’re logged into the site as a Premium subscriber.

Does Channel One meet the lexile for each of the grades?

Not at this time.

What curriculum materials are produced for Channel One News?

Curriculum materials produced for each daily show include: a transcript of the daily show, discussion prompts, assessment questions and vocabulary exercises. Plus at the end of each week, there is a quiz based on that week’s news and feature stories.

To get all these materials alongside the daily show, you can subscribe to the Channel One News Curriculum and Video Library. When you subscribe, in addition to the materials listed above, you receive a three-part deep-dive instructional routine for one daily feature story. This routine includes:

  • Engaging timelines and slideshows
  • Writing prompts focused on non-fiction and expository writing
  • Short formative assessments

All curriculum materials are standards-aligned, interactive activities for students.

The Channel One News Curriculum and Video Library also includes a vast searchable video library.

What is the video library?

The video library houses over 3,000 video segments (many with associated curriculum) and 2,000+ transcripts of prior Channel One News newscasts. It is searchable by grade, subject, topic and skills & strategies, as well as by keyword.

You can only access this searchable video library with a subscription to the Channel One News Curriculum and Video Library.

How can teachers use the video library in the  classroom?

Since the video library contains a wide array of topics from prior Channel One newscasts and can be searched by content area, grade and keywords, teachers find multimedia content and multimodal instructional routines that are perfect for creating customized lesson plans.

The video library is also a great resource to share with students to provide age-appropriate research.

How can I subscribe to the Channel One News Curriculum and Video Library?

We’d be happy to help you get the show and associated materials in your school. Visit this page for more information about how to subscribe.

Can I use Channel One in a flipped classroom environment?

Yes. The flipped classroom relies largely on technology for content distribution and shifts the role of the teacher from “master of content” to “facilitator of the learning process.” Channel One supports self-paced learning. Students can use Channel One on their own time, and in collaboration with one another, using a variety of devices.

Channel One news programming, which students can view on their own, can be a springboard to in-depth classroom discussions on a large variety of topics.

How can I get my student/class/school on the show?

We love hearing from schools around the country that watch our show and there are lots of ways to get involved. You can learn more about it here.

Where do I send a comment or question?

Please refer to our Contact Us page for a full list of contact options, depending on the topic.

Is Channel One available on a tablet?

Yes. Our website is designed to work on tablets.

How can parents see the daily show?

Parents can watch the daily show on the site, right here.

Did Anderson Cooper start out at Channel One News?

Yes! Throughout its nearly two decades of broadcasting excellence, Channel One has served as a training ground for America’s next generation of journalists. A number of well-known broadcast journalists honed their craft and launched careers as Channel One News correspondents. You can read more about them right here.

Can I subscribe to Channel One for a school out side of the U.S.?

At the present time, Channel One is available for customers in the US only, however, please let us know about your interest as we consider expanding access to Channel One in the future, by contacting us at:

Technical Questions

Following are answers to some common technical issues when using the Channel One News Curriculum and Video Library :

How can I access Channel One News Curriculum and Video Library?

Channel One News Curriculum and Video Library is a browser-based solution; accessible by anyone, anywhere with an Internet connection. This offering works on multiple devices – computer, laptop, mobile phone, tablet, etc. – without the need for additional hardware or software at the end-user’s location.

If you are a subscriber, log in at Each school is assigned a unique user name and password. If you do not have that information, please check with your Channel One Administrator or call the Channel One customer service team at 844-283-0284, or email us at

If your password has been changed, you will need to make sure that all users at your school have the updated information.

What do I do if I am having trouble logging in or I need to change my password

If you are having trouble with any of your login information, just call our customer service team at 844-283-0284 or email They can assist you. If your password has been changed, you will need to make sure that all users at your school have the updated information.

What should I do if I am having issues viewing Channel One News, using the associated curriculum or accessing the video library

If you are having any issues viewing Channel One News, using the associated curriculum or accessing the Video Library on your computer try the following:

  • Make sure you have a broadband connection to the Internet. The video player won’t work with dial-up.
  • Recommended connection speed of at least 500kbps (download). 600kbps is better.
  • Recommended computer processor: Windows users – Intel Core Duo (or equivalent) or faster. Mac users – G4 or faster.
  • Recommended browsers: Chrome or Firefox.  Downloading these browsers is free and easy. If you need help, your IT department should be able to assist. To check to make sure you are using the most up-to-date version of these browsers do the following:
    • In Windows, go to: Help > About Firefox
      • Settings > About Google Chrome
    • On OSX, go to: Firefox > About Firefox
      • Chrome > About Chrome
    • If you see there are updates available, update your browser and restart your computer.
  • Clear your browser’s cache – cache is your browser’s history of visited sites. To clear it, use the following instructions, based on your browser:


  • Internet Explorer 10 and up (Windows)
    • Click the Settings (gear) icon in the upper right corner > Safety > Delete browsing history
    • Make sure that Temporary Internet files and website files and Cookies and website data have been checked
    • Click the Delete button
  • Firefox (any operating system)
    • Click on History > Clear Recent History
    • Click the arrow button next to Details to expand box (if necessary)
    • Check only Cookies and Cache
    • Click Clear Now, then click OK
  • Safari (Mac)
    • Click on Safari > Preferences
    • Check only Clear History, then click Reset
  • Safari (Windows)
    • Click on Edit > Empty Cache
    • Click on Empty
  • Google Chrome (Windows & Mac)
    • Click on the three-bar icon to the right of the address bar
    • Click on History
    • Click on Clear browsing data button
    • Make sure that Browsing historycookies and other site plug-in data, and cached images and files are checked
    • Click the Clear browsing data button

When completed, exit/quit your browser window and re-open your browser.


  • Touch settings to open the settings menu
  • Scroll down and select web browser, the settings menu for browser will slide open
  • Next to Block Pop-ups, slide the button to the left to turn off the pop-up blocker
  • To clear the browser: At the bottom of the settings screen, touch Clear Cookies and Data
  • You will be prompted for confirmation, touch Yes


  • To clear the browser: Tap Apps on the Home screen
  • Tap Browser on the Apps screen
  • Tap the menu button
  • Select Settings from the menu
  • Tap Privacy & Security
  • Tap Clear Cache, then tap Yes
  • Tap Clear all cookie data, then tap Yes

Try to load Channel One News again.

Additional issues to consider:

  • We recommend you shut down any excess applications, like Outlook or Word, before viewing video.
  • Some school districts create filters on their firewalls to prevent users on the network from accessing streaming media. This can be a content consideration or an effort to curb use of bandwidth. Contact your district or IT Administrator to see if there is such a block in place.
  • If you’re on an older computer, you may notice more buffering delays.
  • If your school is on a large shared network, you may experience issues related to bandwidth congestion during heavy internet-traffic hours.

Who should I contact if I continue to have issues viewing Channel One News videos?

If you are using appropriate bandwidth and a fast enough processor, please contact your IT Administrator to make sure there isn’t an issue with your school’s network. If you are still unable to view videos, please give us a call – we’re happy to help!

Call: 844-283-0284