Some of us enjoyed the first period of the day in school that consisted of watching Channel One News that existed in some schools. If you were one of the few who enjoyed that first period then you know what channel I am talking about. It was Channel One News we fondly remember whispering over to our friends before really putting our brains to work.

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But Channel One News was also a cool way to learn about important events in our world. My favorite hosts to watch on Channel One News were Lisa Ling and Serena Altschul. Plus it provided interesting entertainment for the ears and eyes while you scarfed down the rest of your breakfast.

I remember different classmates that used Channel One News (our 1st-period class) to cover different activities. Some students used Channel One News to either eat finish their breakfast some mornings. While others would use Channel One News to finish the rest of their homework assignment from the day before. Other students would either gossip, paint their nails, or write letters to friends.

Then were some students who actually enjoyed watching Channel One News. Plus, not sure about you but it sometimes provided some interesting topics for lunch with friends. Although sometimes the news topics from Channel One News would cause occasional debates. Only so many students were able to watch this middle and high school program for kids.

In fact, Channel One News became a popular American broadcast journalist's first job. That journalist happens to be Anderson Cooper. That is where he got his start in the media world.

Many many years ago in 2012, Anderson Cooper invited Lisa Ling to his show and it was like old times. The Channel One News perfect pair reminisced about working for the company in their youth. You can re-live those times by checking out the clips of Lisa Ling and Anderson Cooper on Anderson Live YouTube videos above.

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