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(REFERENCE COPY - Not for submission) Children's Television Programming Report

FRN:
0001587583
File Number:
CPR-129453
Submit Date:
04/09/2012
Call Sign:
WTAE-TV
Facility ID:
65681
City:
PITTSBURGH
State:
PA
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
04/09/2012
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : First Quarter of 2012

General Information

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Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

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Contact Representatives (0)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Network Affiliation
Affiliated network ABC, THIS-TV
Nielsen DMA Pittsburgh
Web Home Page Address www.wtae.com

Digital Core Programming

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Question Response
State the average number of hours of Core Programming per week broadcast by the station on its main program stream 3.0
State the average number of hours per week of free over-the-air digital video programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream 168.0
State the average number of hours per week of Core Programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream. See 47 C.F.R. Section 73.671: 4.0
Does the Licensee provide information identifying each Core Program aired on its station, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides as required by 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? Yes
Does the Licensee certify that at least 50% of the Core Programming counted toward meeting the additional programming guideline (applied to free video programming aired on other than the main Yes No program stream) did not consist of program episodes that had already aired within the previous seven days either on the station's main program stream or on another of the station's free digital program streams? Yes

Digital Core Programs(15)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 15) Response
Program Title Born to Explore
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA 11:00 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. AIRING ON MAIN DIGITAL CHANNEL: Developed and produced for 13-16 year olds, the world's cultures and its geographical wonders come alive as the youngest president in Explorers Club history, Richard Wiese, takes viewers on a globetrotting adventure. While developed for 13-16 year olds, Born to Explore is engaging for the whole family. In this weekly half-hour series, Richard uncovers amazing facts of nature and manmade treasures. In Born to Explore, Richard Wiese takes the role of the ultimate Social Studies teacher to a new level, bringing the viewing audience to the places and people of our world who form our cultures. Whether he climbs Mount Kilimanjaro, explores why people live at the base of an active volcano, or travels down the Nile River, viewers will travel the world without leaving their homes.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 15) Response
Program Title Doodlebops
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SU 10:30 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. AIRING ON DIGITAL MULTI-CAST "thisTV Pittsburgh" CHANNEL: The Doodleboops are kids' favorite rock band. This musical comedy series for children stars Deedee, Rooney and Moe Doodle - three multi-talented rock stars who are always singing, dancing and learning from each other. They are the ultimate rock and roll band! Join the Doodlebops as they hang out and practice their song and dance routines in the coolest rehearsal space imaginable, and travel from show to show in their super cool tour bus! The Doodlebops will get kids twisting, turning, bopping and learning with their upbeat energetic music and funny stories.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 15) Response
Program Title Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA 10:30 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. AIRING ON MAIN DIGITAL CHANNEL: The half-hour weekly series, Ocean Mysteries, offers a fresh approach to the quest for aquatic understanding by blending stories of fascinating sea creatures, comparisons to popular land animals, and analogies to human experience. Hosted by Jeff Corwin, Ocean Mysteries is produced for ages 13-16 and beyond by showing how animals share the same behaviors, challenges and triumphs that humans do. From exciting rescues of abandoned animals to unexpected conflicts in the 'family dynamics' of the mingling species, viewers will get to know and care about these heroes, and all of the fascinating life teeming in our oceans.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 15) Response
Program Title Dino Squad
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA 12:30 PM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
Total times aired 11
Number of Preemptions 2
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 9 years to 11 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. AIRING ON DIGITAL MULTI-CAST "thisTV Pittsburgh" CHANNEL: As if high school wasn't monstrous enough! Five quirky teens suddenly gain powers to transform into Dinosaurs, while their wise and mysterious teacher, Mrs. Moyniha, guides them while they work together demonstrating their unique abilities to protect the earth. Meanwhile, an anthropomorphic Velociraptor, a transforming half-human, half-dinosaur corporate executive, is creating mutant-saurs in his efforts to accelerate Global Warming. And yes, they still have to get their homework done.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program Dino Squad
List date and time rescheduled N/A
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? No
Date Preempted 2012-03-24
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Public Interest

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Dino Squad
List date and time rescheduled N/A
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? No
Date Preempted 2012-01-21
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (5 of 15) Response
Program Title Teen Kids News
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SU 11:30 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. AIRING ON MAIN DIGITAL CHANNEL: Teen Kids News is the first kid-to-kid newscast, created for and delivered by children. The program is hosted by a diverse news team made up of young "journalists" reporting from a professional news set and from the field on stories of interest and educational value to its own audience. The focus of the program is young people, so all the stories are in their words.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 15) Response
Program Title Dino Squad
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA 12:00 PM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
Total times aired 11
Number of Preemptions 2
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 9 years to 11 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. AIRING ON DIGITAL MULTI-CAST "thisTV Pittsburgh" CHANNEL: As if high school wasn't monstrous enough! Five quirky teens suddenly gain powers to transform into Dinosaurs, while their wise and mysterious teacher, Mrs. Moyniha, guides them while they work together demonstrating their unique abilities to protect the earth. Meanwhile, an anthropomorphic Velociraptor, a transforming half-human, half-dinosaur corporate executive, is creating mutant-saurs in his efforts to accelerate Global Warming. And yes, they still have to get their homework done.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program Dino Squad
List date and time rescheduled N/A
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? No
Date Preempted 2012-01-21
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Dino Squad
List date and time rescheduled N/A
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? No
Date Preempted 2012-03-24
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Public Interest
Digital Core Program (7 of 15) Response
Program Title Busytown Mysteries
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA 10:30 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 3 years to 7 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. AIRING ON DIGITAL MULTI-CAST "thisTV Pittsburgh" CHANNEL: Curiosities are everywhere in Busytown and so are Huckle Cat, Lowly Worm, Sally Cat, Hilda Hippo plus Pig Will and Pig Won't. Each episode is an innovative blend of humor and learning based around six unforgettable friends and many other colorful characters from the amazing world of Richard Scarry's books. Viewers follow the friends as they scour Busytown looking for the answer to the episode's mystery.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 15) Response
Program Title Everyday Health
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SU 12:00PM (1/1/12 only) SA 11:30AM (effective 1/7/12)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. AIRING ON MAIN DIGITAL CHANNEL: In this weekly half-hour series developed and produced to educate and inform viewers ages 13-16, our hosts scan the country finding those who 'pay it forward' to promote health and wellness. The remarkable people that viewers meet are referred to as 'agents of change', special individuals who are making big changes in people's lives, one small step at a time. Everyday Health is a series that uniquely raises awareness to help fight obesity, raise self-esteem, establish physical fitness habits and prevent negative health choices. An inspirational program about people who confront challenges by taking control, Everyday Health, through captivating storytelling, reports on amazing teens and other selfless Americans who are 'paying it forward', with good will and new ideas that will inspire other teens to take action.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 15) Response
Program Title Green Screen Adventures
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA 10:00 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 7 years to 13 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. AIRING ON DIGITAL MULTI-CAST "thisTV Pittsburgh" CHANNEL: Green Screen Adventures sparks enthusiasm for writing through age-appropriate sketch comedy, original songs, puppetry and story theatre. The stories are based on the writing of elementary school students, ages 7-13. Children get the message that their words have power, that their voices are being heard. The diverse Green Screen company of performers and writers reinforce critical writing skills and share positive social messages. The program's educational mission emphasizes the four "C"s as well as the three "R"s - Curiosity, Confidence, Citizenship and Compassion.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 15) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA 10:00 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. AIRING ON MAIN DIGITAL CHANNEL: Wildlife expert and animal ambassador, Jack Hanna, brings the viewer face-to face with the best of the beasts. In this weekly half-hour series that will engage viewers 13-16, as well as the whole family, Jack highlights his favorite animals and adventures from around the world. Presented in countdown style, Jack offers up a different 'top ten' each week in a variety of categories. What are the top ten 'fastest animals in Africa,' 'tallest insects,' 'biggest eaters,' smartest birds'...Jack will answer all of these questions and more. As Jack reveals the categories, he gives further insights and interesting facts about the animals allowing viewers of all ages the opportunity to be entertained as well as learn more about the fascinating animal kingdom in Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (11 of 15) Response
Program Title The Busy World of Richard Scarry
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA 11:00 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. AIRING ON DIGITAL MULTI-CAST "thisTV Pittsburgh" CHANNEL: This fully animated series is based on the books by Richard Scarry which parents worldwide rely on to teach valuable lessons. Busytown is an enchanting place that's abuzz with energy and life. Young audiences love to sing and laugh along, as Huckle Cat and Lowly Worm make their way through the day. Always concerned for each other, the residents of Busytown make time for a song and a smile.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (12 of 15) Response
Program Title The Busy World of Richard Scarry
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA 11:30 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. AIRING ON DIGITAL MULTI-CAST "thisTV Pittsburgh" CHANNEL: This fully animated series is based on the books by Richard Scarry which parents worldwide rely on to teach valuable lessons. Busytown is an enchanting place that's abuzz with energy and life. Young audiences love to sing and laugh along, as Huckle Cat and Lowly Worm make their way through the day. Always concerned for each other, the residents of Busytown make time for a song and a smile.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (13 of 15) Response
Program Title Culture Click
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SU 12:30 PM (effective 1/8/12)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 6
Total times aired 7
Number of Preemptions 6
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. AIRING ON MAIN DIGITAL CHANNEL: Culture Click is a weekly half-hour series that explores the genesis of and reasons behind cultural events that permeate our everyday lives. Developed and produced for viewers aged 13-16, host Nzinga Blake opens each episode from her virtual reality set with a list of what's trending on search engines that week. These topics will serve as a jumping-off point for a deep dive into the culture viewers 13-16 will embrace. Each week Nzinga will analyze and answer the questions that shape our society using the power and speed of the internet and user-generated questions and content. Experts in pop culture will join her to add insight and historical perspective. And most importantly, viewers will come away with a week's work of "aha" moments to share with their friends and family. Six degrees of separation takes on a whole new meaning, and there's no limit to what viewers will learn when they experience Culture Click.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program Culture Click
List date and time rescheduled 3/17/12 12:30 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2012-03-18
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Culture Click
List date and time rescheduled N/A
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? No
Date Preempted 2012-02-05
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #3

Questions Response
Title of Program Culture Click
List date and time rescheduled N/A
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? No
Date Preempted 2012-03-25
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #4

Questions Response
Title of Program Culture Click
List date and time rescheduled N/A
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? No
Date Preempted 2012-01-29
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #5

Questions Response
Title of Program Culture Click
List date and time rescheduled N/A
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? No
Date Preempted 2012-02-12
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #6

Questions Response
Title of Program Culture Click
List date and time rescheduled N/A
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? No
Date Preempted 2012-02-19
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (14 of 15) Response
Program Title Doodlebops Rockin' Road Show
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SU 10:00 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. AIRING ON DIGITAL MULTI-CAST "thisTV Pittsburgh" CHANNEL: Together kids favorite rockin' band, The Doodlebops, and their fans explore the world of the Doodlenet on their magical tour bus. Deedee, Rooney, and Moe Doodle help their fans, and themselves, solve preschool relatable problems by journeying to fun, new destinations. Want to visit a gigantic waterpark for a day to conquer your fear of swimming? No problem! Ready to travel into a giant's mouth to see why you should brush your teeth? Hold on tight! With a little song, dance, and teamwork the Doodlebops are always ready to rock into a new adventure.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (15 of 15) Response
Program Title Food for Thought
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SU 12:30 PM (1/1/12 only) SU 12:00 PM (effective 1/8/12)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 8
Total times aired 9
Number of Preemptions 5
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. AIRING ON MAIN DIGITAL CHANNEL: Young, enthusiastic and passionate about food, Claire Thomas is the 22 year old host who opens viewers' eyes to how everyday life can inspire culinary creations in Food for Thought. Each weekly-half hour, produced for ages 13-16, informs and educates teens about the power of food as a tool for exploring new places, meeting new people and learning about different cultures. Claire serves as a role model for 13-16 year old viewers by showing her passion for her family, life, and healthy living by sharing stories in the kitchen. Creative inspiration can come from any place at any time - sometimes from family, sometimes from friends, or even from bloggers needing her help. No matter how exotic or local the location, she's always in search of new tastes and places to explore. Based on her unique perspective gathered throughout each episode, Claire will teach the audience how to prepare the "inspired" dish while promoting a healthy attitude towards food and life.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program Food for Thought
List date and time rescheduled N/A
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? No
Date Preempted 2012-03-04
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Food for Thought
List date and time rescheduled N/A
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? No
Date Preempted 2012-02-05
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #3

Questions Response
Title of Program Food for Thought
List date and time rescheduled 3/17/12 12:00 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2012-03-18
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #4

Questions Response
Title of Program Food for Thought
List date and time rescheduled N/A
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? No
Date Preempted 2012-02-12
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #5

Questions Response
Title of Program Food for Thought
List date and time rescheduled N/A
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? No
Date Preempted 2012-01-29
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (0)

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Sponsored Core Programming (0)

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Liaison Contact

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Question Response
Does the Licensee publicize the existence and location of the station's Children's Television Programming Reports (FCC 398) as required by 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3526(e)(11)(iii)? Yes
Name of children's programming liaison Daniel L. Henninger
Address WTAE-TV, 400 Ardmore Blvd.
City Pittsburgh
State PA
Zip 15221
Telephone Number 412-244-4411
Email Address dhenninger@hearst.com
Include any other comments or information you want the Commission to consider in evaluating your compliance with the Children's Television Act (or use this space for supplemental explanations). This may include information on any other noncore educational and informational programming that you aired this quarter or plan to air during the next quarter, or any existing or proposed non-broadcast efforts that will enhance the educational and informational value of such programming to children. See 47 C.F.R. Section 73.671, NOTES 2 and 3. On 1/22/12, WTAE aired a breaking news crawl on the main digital channel in Teen Kids News from 11:31:40a-11:32:17a on the death of Penn State Football Coach Joe Paterno. On 1/22/12, WTAE aired a breaking news cut-in on the main digital channel during Food for Thought from Noon - 12:03:45pm on the death of Penn State Football Coach Joe Paterno. On 1/22/12, WTAE aired a breaking news crawl on the main digital in Culture Click from 12:32:20p-12:33:02p on the death of Penn State Football Coach Joe Paterno. Each of these episodes has been reported as having aired in their entirety. On 3/24/12, WTAE pre-empted Dino Squad at Noon and 12:30pm on our digital multicast channel "thisTV Pittsburgh" in order to air the 7th Annual Animal Friends Telethon as a public interest to our viewers.

Other Matters (16)

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Other Matters (1 of 16) Response
Program Title Busytown Mysteries
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA 10:30 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 3 years to 7 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. AIRING ON DIGITAL MULTI-CAST "thisTV Pittsburgh" CHANNEL: Curiosities are everywhere in Busytown and so are Huckle Cat, Lowly Worm, Sally Cat, Hilda Hippo plus Pig Will and Pig Won't. Each episode is an innovative blend of humor and learning based around six unforgettable friends and many other colorful characters from the amazing world of Richard Scarry's books. Viewers follow the friends as they scour Busytown looking for the answer to the episode's mystery.
Other Matters (2 of 16) Response
Program Title Doodlebops
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SU 10:30 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. AIRING ON DIGITAL MULTI-CAST "thisTV Pittsburgh" CHANNEL: The Doodleboops are kids' favorite rock band. This musical comedy series for children stars Deedee, Rooney and Moe Doodle - three multi-talented rock stars who are always singing, dancing and learning from each other. They are the ultimate rock and roll band! Join the Doodlebops as they hang out and practice their song and dance routines in the coolest rehearsal space imaginable, and travel from show to show in their super cool tour bus! The Doodlebops will get kids twisting, turning, bopping and learning with their upbeat energetic music and funny stories.
Other Matters (3 of 16) Response
Program Title The Busy World of Richard Scarry
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA 11:30 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. AIRING ON DIGITAL MULTI-CAST "thisTV Pittsburgh" CHANNEL: This fully animated series is based on the books by Richard Scarry which parents worldwide rely on to teach valuable lessons. Busytown is an enchanting place that's abuzz with energy and life. Young audiences love to sing and laugh along, as Huckle Cat and Lowly Worm make their way through the day. Always concerned for each other, the residents of Busytown make time for a song and a smile.
Other Matters (4 of 16) Response
Program Title Dino Squad
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA 12:30 PM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 9 years to 11 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. AIRING ON DIGITAL MULTI-CAST "thisTV Pittsburgh" CHANNEL: As if high school wasn't monstrous enough! Five quirky teens suddenly gain powers to transform into Dinosaurs, while their wise and mysterious teacher, Mrs. Moyniha, guides them while they work together demonstrating their unique abilities to protect the earth. Meanwhile, an anthropomorphic Velociraptor, a transforming half-human, half-dinosaur corporate executive, is creating mutant-saurs in his efforts to accelerate Global Warming. And yes, they still have to get their homework done.
Other Matters (5 of 16) Response
Program Title Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA 10:30 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. AIRING ON MAIN DIGITAL CHANNEL: The half-hour weekly series, Ocean Mysteries, offers a fresh approach to the quest for aquatic understanding by blending stories of fascinating sea creatures, comparisons to popular land animals, and analogies to human experience. Hosted by Jeff Corwin, Ocean Mysteries is produced for ages 13-16 and beyond by showing how animals share the same behaviors, challenges and triumphs that humans do. From exciting rescues of abandoned animals to unexpected conflicts in the 'family dynamics' of the mingling species, viewers will get to know and care about these heroes, and all of the fascinating life teeming in our oceans.
Other Matters (6 of 16) Response
Program Title Doodlebops Rockin' Road Show
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SU 10:00 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. AIRING ON DIGITAL MULTI-CAST "thisTV Pittsburgh" CHANNEL: Together kids favorite rockin' band, The Doodlebops, and their fans explore the world of the Doodlenet on their magical tour bus. Deedee, Rooney, and Moe Doodle help their fans, and themselves, solve preschool relatable problems by journeying to fun, new destinations. Want to visit a gigantic waterpark for a day to conquer your fear of swimming? No problem! Ready to travel into a giant's mouth to see why you should brush your teeth? Hold on tight! With a little song, dance, and teamwork the Doodlebops are always ready to rock into a new adventure.
Other Matters (7 of 16) Response
Program Title Dino Squad
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA 12:00 PM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 9 years to 11 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. AIRING ON DIGITAL MULTI-CAST "thisTV Pittsburgh" CHANNEL: As if high school wasn't monstrous enough! Five quirky teens suddenly gain powers to transform into Dinosaurs, while their wise and mysterious teacher, Mrs. Moyniha, guides them while they work together demonstrating their unique abilities to protect the earth. Meanwhile, an anthropomorphic Velociraptor, a transforming half-human, half-dinosaur corporate executive, is creating mutant-saurs in his efforts to accelerate Global Warming. And yes, they still have to get their homework done.
Other Matters (8 of 16) Response
Program Title Food for Thought
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SU 12:00 PM (4-1-12 only)SU 12:30 PM (effective 4-8-12)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. AIRING ON MAIN DIGITAL CHANNEL: Young, enthusiastic and passionate about food, Claire Thomas is the 22 year old host who opens viewers' eyes to how everyday life can inspire culinary creations in Food for Thought. Each weekly-half hour, produced for ages 13-16, informs and educates teens about the power of food as a tool for exploring new places, meeting new people and learning about different cultures. Claire serves as a role model for 13-16 year old viewers by showing her passion for her family, life, and healthy living by sharing stories in the kitchen. Creative inspiration can come from any place at any time - sometimes from family, sometimes from friends, or even from bloggers needing her help. No matter how exotic or local the location, she's always in search of new tastes and places to explore. Based on her unique perspective gathered throughout each episode, Claire will teach the audience how to prepare the "inspired" dish while promoting a healthy attitude towards food and life.
Other Matters (9 of 16) Response
Program Title Green Screen Adventures
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA 10:00 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 7 years to 13 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. AIRING ON DIGITAL MULTI-CAST "thisTV Pittsburgh" CHANNEL: Green Screen Adventures sparks enthusiasm for writing through age-appropriate sketch comedy, original songs, puppetry and story theatre. The stories are based on the writing of elementary school students, ages 7-13. Children get the message that their words have power, that their voices are being heard. The diverse Green Screen company of performers and writers reinforce critical writing skills and share positive social messages. The program's educational mission emphasizes the four "C"s as well as the three "R"s - Curiosity, Confidence, Citizenship and Compassion.
Other Matters (10 of 16) Response
Program Title Teen Kids News
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SU 11:30 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. AIRING ON MAIN DIGITAL CHANNEL: Teen Kids News is the first kid-to-kid newscast, created for and delivered by children. The program is hosted by a diverse news team made up of young "journalists" reporting from a professional news set and from the field on stories of interest and educational value to its own audience. The focus of the program is young people, so all the stories are in their words.
Other Matters (11 of 16) Response
Program Title The Busy World of Richard Scarry
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA 11:00 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. AIRING ON DIGITAL MULTI-CAST "thisTV Pittsburgh" CHANNEL: This fully animated series is based on the books by Richard Scarry which parents worldwide rely on to teach valuable lessons. Busytown is an enchanting place that's abuzz with energy and life. Young audiences love to sing and laugh along, as Huckle Cat and Lowly Worm make their way through the day. Always concerned for each other, the residents of Busytown make time for a song and a smile.
Other Matters (12 of 16) Response
Program Title Everyday Health
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SU 12:00 PM (effective 4-8-12)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. AIRING ON MAIN DIGITAL CHANNEL: In this weekly half-hour series developed and produced to educate and inform viewers ages 13-16, our hosts scan the country finding those who 'pay it forward' to promote health and wellness. The remarkable people that viewers meet are referred to as 'agents of change', special individuals who are making big changes in people's lives, one small step at a time. Everyday Health is a series that uniquely raises awareness to help fight obesity, raise self-esteem, establish physical fitness habits and prevent negative health choices. An inspirational program about people who confront challenges by taking control, Everyday Health, through captivating storytelling, reports on amazing teens and other selfless Americans who are 'paying it forwar', with good will and new ideas that will inspire other teens to take action.
Other Matters (13 of 16) Response
Program Title Born to Explore
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA 11:00 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. AIRING ON MAIN DIGITAL CHANNEL: Developed and produced for 13-16 year olds, the world's cultures and its geographical wonders come alive as the youngest president in Explorers Club history, Richard Wiese, takes viewers on a globetrotting adventure. While developed for 13-16 year olds, Born to Explore is engaging for the whole family. In this weekly half-hour series, Richard uncovers amazing facts of nature and manmade treasures. In Born to Explore, Richard Wiese takes the role of the ultimate Social Studies teacher to a new level, bringing the viewing audience to the places and people of our world who form our cultures. Whether he climbs Mount Kilimanjaro, explores why people live at the base of an active volcano, or travels down the Nile River, viewers will travel the world without leaving their homes.
Other Matters (14 of 16) Response
Program Title Culture Click
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SU 12:30 PM (4/1/12 only)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 1
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. AIRING ON MAIN DIGITAL CHANNEL: Culture Click is a weekly half-hour series that explores the genesis of and reasons behind cultural events that permeate our everyday lives. Developed and produced for viewers aged 13-16, host Nzinga Blake opens each episode from her virtual reality set with a list of what's trending on search engines that week. These topics will serve as a jumping-off point for a deep dive into the culture viewers 13-16 will embrace. Each week Nzinga will analyze and answer the questions that shape our society using the power and speed of the internet and user-generated questions and content. Experts in pop culture will join her to add insight and historical perspective. And most importantly, viewers will come away with a week's work of "aha" moments to share with their friends and family. Six degrees of separation takes on a whole new meaning, and there's no limit to what viewers will learn when they experience Culture Click.
Other Matters (15 of 16) Response
Program Title Sea Rescue
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA 11:30 AM (effective 4/7/12)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. AIRING ON MAIN DIGITAL CHANNEL: The half-hour weekly series, Sea Rescue, features the rescue, rehabilitation and - in many instances - release back into the wild of ocean wildlife. Produced for ages 13-16, Sea Rescue offers educational and entertaining television by demonstrating the welfare and medical benefits that rescue and rehabilitation programs provide animals. Viewers will also learn that there's a reciprocal benefit: rescued animals provide valuable insight into their biology and ecology. This information adds to the pool of knowledge necessary to conserve threatened and endangered species. Each week, Sea Rescue will leave its audience inspired by the real-life stories of the featured animals and rescuers and with a fuller understanding of the rich array of sea life with which we share our planet.
Other Matters (16 of 16) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA 10:00 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. AIRING ON MAIN DIGITAL CHANNEL: Wildlife expert and animal ambassador, Jack Hanna, brings the viewer face-to face with the best of the beasts. In this weekly half-hour series that will engage viewers 13-16, as well as the whole family, Jack highlights his favorite animals and adventures from around the world. Presented in countdown style, Jack offers up a different 'top ten' each week in a variety of categories. What are the top ten 'fastest animals in Africa,' 'tallest insects,' 'biggest eaters,' smartest birds'...Jack will answer all of these questions and more. As Jack reveals the categories, he gives further insights and interesting facts about the animals allowing viewers of all ages the opportunity to be entertained as well as learn more about the fascinating animal kingdom in Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown.

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