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Channel One News to Host Town Hall Mtg With CA Gov Davis


  - News Organization to Address Recall Vote and Political Concerns of Young
            Adults Through Creation of Unique, Interactive Forum -

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- PRIMEDIA Inc.'s (NYSE: PRM) Channel One News, a producer and distributor of original news content to 8.1 million teens each school day, today announced that it will be hosting a special Town Hall session with Gray Davis, Governor of California on Wednesday, August 20th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. PT at Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California. The forum is designed to address this historic moment in government history and appeal to the community's young adults with local high school and college students comprising the majority of the evening's participants.

"In the history of California politics, there are few periods that can rival what the state is going through right now," said Morgan Wandell, Executive Vice President, Programming, Channel One News. "The significance and potential impact of the pending recall is of great concern among young adults and we've addressed the escalating interest with the creation of a Town Hall meeting. Through a candid question and answer session with the Governor, Channel One News presents young people with a unique platform for asking questions on the relevant issues, voicing individual and collective opinion and ultimately to weigh-in and influence issues affecting the future of their state."

Jim Ritts, President and CEO, PRIMEDIA Television continued, "This is yet another initiative demonstrating Channel One News' programming leadership and our commitment to the presentation and dissemination of content that is highly relevant to young adults. Governor Davis' decision to participate, through Channel One News in a two-way exchange with the state's young people demonstrates our impact on this critical audience and the thoughtfulness we bring to issues as a news gathering organization."

A select number of media outlets will be able to attend the event. For further information please contact Jeff Rose or Jay Marose at .

About Channel One Network

Part of PRIMEDIA Television, the Channel One Network produces and distributes America's highest rated teen television program: Channel One News. In its 13th year of broadcasting, Peabody Award-winning Channel One News is delivered daily to more than 8 million teens in over 350,000 classrooms across America. In recent months, Channel One News has covered world events from North Korea, Iraq, Kuwait, Jordan, Cuba, Venezuela, and China. Channel One News programming has been featured on leading networks and news programs, including NIGHTLINE, CNN, TODAY, and the WB.


PRIMEDIA is the leading targeted media company in the United States, with positions in consumer and business-to-business markets. Our properties deliver content via print as well as video, the Internet and live events and offer highly effective advertising and marketing solutions in some of the most sought after niche markets. With 2002 sales from continuing businesses of $1.5 billion, PRIMEDIA is the #1 special interest magazine publisher in the U.S. with more than 250 titles. Our well known brands include Motor Trend, Automobile, New York, Fly Fisherman, Power & Motoryacht, Creating Keepsakes, Ward's Auto World, and Registered Rep. The company is also the #1 publisher and distributor of free consumer guides, including Apartment Guides. PRIMEDIA Television's leading brand is the Channel One Network and About is one of the largest sources of original content on the Internet. PRIMEDIA's stock symbol is: NYSE: PRM.

     Media Contact:

     (California)   Jeff Rose
                    Jay Marose
                     cell for Jay Marose

     (New York)     Whit Clay


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