On January 9, 1995 Johnny B Allen was 1 of 19 selected from nearly 2,000 applicants to produce the third annual Channel One News " Student Produced Week" for the National In-Classroom TV Network. All students who view Channel One News were eligible and each interested student submitted a letter, teachers' recommendations and a one-minute video presentation. Reviewing and judging was done by Channel One's editorial and production staff.
ON-CAMERA TALENT WORKING AT CHANNEL ONE IN 1995
- Anderson Cooper - Lauded broadcast journalist and anchor of “CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360.”
- Serena Altschul - Gained popularity with the MTV audience as an on-air personality at MTV News and later worked as a CNN correspondent. She is currently a CBS News contributing correspondent.
- Tracy Smith - “CBS Early Show” national correspondent and anchor of “The Saturday Early Show.”
- Lisa Ling - host of "This is Life with Lisa Ling" on CNN.
Highlights From The 1995 Los Angeles, CA Trip
- 3D-animated work was broadcast on TV
- Met other talented students from across the country.
- Had a lot of fun with Behind-the-Scenes Staff.
- Visited Los Angeles, California.
- Visited Digital Magic, a digital visual effects house created to design VFX for episodes of Star Trek.
- Spoke with upcoming news celebrities.
- Saw the Hollywood Sign twice.
- Visited Hollywood.
- Saw Micheal Keaton (Batman, Beetlejuice, Mr. Mom, and Birdman) at the Paramount Lot Dining Services.
- Visited Disneyland.
- Walked by Universal Studios & CityWalk
- Visited Executive Producer Home for Dinner.
Business Model of Channel One
The original model for Channel One News (https://www.channelone.com/) had it providing schools and school districts with televisions, head-end units, and satellite receivers. Schools would record the broadcast and transmit it into classrooms. Ads were displayed during the broadcast to cover the costs of the equipment.