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January 2015
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(REFERENCE COPY - Not for submission) Children's Television Programming Report

FRN:
NO FRN
File Number:
CPR-155850
Submit Date:
07/03/2014
Call Sign:
KCWX
Facility ID:
24316
City:
FREDERICKSBURG
State:
TX
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
07/03/2014
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Second Quarter of 2014

General Information

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Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

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 Independent
Affiliated network
Nielsen DMA San Antonio
Web Home Page Address www.kcwx.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 4.0
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(13)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 13) Response
Program Title The Coolest Places on Earth
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 8:30-9:00 a.m
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. "The Coolest Places on Earth" is an exploration of cities (both modern and ancient) natural wonders, and cultural history, heavy with engaging content, fast-paced editing, and the accessible, conversational narration we have come to expect from Bellum Entertainment. The series' tone, information, and rich factual content reaches and serves the target 13-16-year-olds with a style that informs, supports, and encourages the kind of engaged thinking that have emerged from the Common Core State Standards. These standards, now adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia recognize the importance of engaging, relevant information about the world young people live in. This series' episode also touches key points in the National Geography standards. Each program features a minimum of three different locations, each separate geographically and historically. In the reviewed episode, which covered more than six locations, including contemporary New Zealand, historical Savannah, Georgia, and Sassi di Matera, Italy. The range of context in the episode's highlights is focused and diverse, allowing fascinating history and culture-pirates, ghosts, caves, and ice hotels in the reviewed episode--and striking contemporary visuals that put the information in context. For 13-16-year-olds, this matches neatly with the National Geography Standards (Geography for Life). The standards want to equip young people with knowledge, perspectives and information to engage in "Earth's diverse cultures and natural environments." This program does that nicely while supplying stories to hold the mind of the viewer. The "coolest places on earth" are defined by history and culture, not just by the striking visuals that accompany every segment. Beyond geography, it covers food, art, architecture, music, and cultural events like festivals.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 13) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sun. 9:00-9:30 a.m. (Secondary Channel)
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. Animal Atlas remains on course as a program that is entertaining and engaging to a wide audience while managing to deliver information that would be very welcome in a middle or high school classroom. The series matches the evolved visual intelligence of the young 21st century audience by building content with short clips, five-seconds or less in length, and weaving them together in a narrative that keeps a viewer engaged with a compelling narrative overview. The animal kingdom has an innate richness of color, form, and motion and Animal Atlas episodes are built from this richness. The thread that links the clips together is the connection between the differing members of the animal kingdom including our own species. In a compelling blend, animal examples are pulled from both common experience, such as the horse and cat, and exotic animals like the clouded leopard and the red panda. As the nature of animals is explored, the content and clarity create a program of exception education value.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 13) Response
Program Title Zoo Clues
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sun. 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. (Secondary Channel)
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. The series Zoo Clues will keep 13-16 year-old viewers engaged for 30 minutes with the nearly infinite visual richness, animal characteristics, and wild range of animal behaviors. Beyond its target audience, both older and younger audiences should find this look across the amazing world of animals fascinating. Beyond basic engagement, Zoo Clues will leave viewers with a meaningful perspective about animals and meaningful comparisons to their own human characteristics. The variety of the animal kingdom is truly odd and bizarre enough to read like fiction, but the clever narration of Zoo Clues links disparate information together in a way that always makes clear that what viewers see is real, natural, and relates to their own life in the real world. Grouping animal behaviors and physical characteristics into groups from a human point of view holds the series thematically together. Episode 101 explains how animals use their extraordinary senses in ways that we can't. Episode 102 creates an animal "Olympics" where animals are put together in an athletic competition based upon their statistics. It is always kept in perspective by putting the feats in human terms, such as when the leaping ability of a flea is compared to a human high jump of hundreds of feet. The music is cinematic and supportive. The narrator's everyday tone keeps everything in perspective for adolescent viewers (examples: "sounds complicated, doesn't it?" and "let's investigate!") while keeping it interesting for adults. The pull of the Mystery Animal visual quizzes and the fun of Animal Oddities make the show more interactive and will no doubt lead to interesting social media posts by viewers. The information presented is so rich and mindboggling that Zoo Clues is one of those rare programs that would work visually with the sound off - or as a radio show with no visuals at all.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 13) Response
Program Title Chat Room
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 9:00-9:30 a.m
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. "CHAT ROOM" is a half-hour weekly educational series designed to inform, educate, and entertain children 16 & under (specific target audience is 13-16) through re-enacting teenoriented dilemmas and discussing them in an open and honest format. More than any other group, teens are on the frontlines of dealing with complex subjects as they stand at the crossroads between childhood and adulthood. "CHAT ROOM" may not have all the answers but it offers a place where young people can watch and discuss the problems they face. "CHAT ROOM" provides a compelling look at real-life situations that happen to today's teens as dramatized by teen actors. Our adult host and teen panel then discuss the issues presented in a direct and forthright manner. This program is not intended to be preachy or pedantic. The goal is to present issues that are real and raw and discuss the pros and cons of each situation in a freeflowing environment.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 13) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sun. 9:30-10:00 a.m. (Secondary Channel)
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. Animal Atlas remains on course as a program that is entertaining and engaging to a wide audience while managing to deliver information that would be very welcome in a middle or high school classroom. The series matches the evolved visual intelligence of the young 21st century audience by building content with short clips, five-seconds or less in length, and weaving them together in a narrative that keeps a viewer engaged with a compelling narrative overview. The animal kingdom has an innate richness of color, form, and motion and Animal Atlas episodes are built from this richness. The thread that links the clips together is the connection between the differing members of the animal kingdom including our own species. In a compelling blend, animal examples are pulled from both common experience, such as the horse and cat, and exotic animals like the clouded leopard and the red panda. As the nature of animals is explored, the content and clarity create a program of exception education value.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 13) Response
Program Title Wild About Animals
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 8:00-8:30 a.m.
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. "Wild About Animals" is a half-hour animal E/I magazine series that airs 52 weeks each year. The show is hosted by Emmy-award winning actress Mariette Hartley. Mariette has committed herself to fighting for the rights of animals for over 20 years. This series is produced for children 16 and under (specific target audience is 13-16). As the producers of "Wild About Animals", it is the objective of Steve Rotfeld Productions, Inc. to educate and inform children, specifically in the target age group, by bringing them entertaining and interesting stories about the world's most fascinating animals. Each episode will consist of four (4) different stories designed to teach children about both exotic and unique animals, as well as to educate them further about animals they see everyday.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 13) Response
Program Title On The Spot
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sun. 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. (Secondary Channel)
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. On The Spot is a series tapping knowledge across a series of subject areas: geography, art, technology, science, math, history, language, music, and sports. It also addresses general cultural knowledge. The format is a series of seemingly random questions to individuals who are either of school age or adults past the age of high school graduation. There are three fundamental educational benefits to this format. First, it taps into fact retrieval in the curriculum. Second, and more important, it expands the information beyond fact retrieval. Third, and most important, it addresses what educators call non-cognitive factors for student success. These are factors that can measurably improve student achievement without specifically involving material to be tested. These include self-esteem and frames in which students see learning occurring. By removing information from the academic silos where it is generally taught and moving it, literally, to the mall, it forces a synthesis that is difficult to achieve in an academic setting. The fact that correct answers are giving by diverse ethnicities and ages, by both genders, and not by stereotypes of smart people is essential. It means that anyone can own information. The fact that young people will see this on television in a non-academic setting is also very important. Whatever the curriculum or information, knowledge becomes the star and is demonstrated by every type of person.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 13) Response
Program Title Aqua Kids
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 10:00-10:30 a.m.
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. Aqua Kids provides CORE programming in the area of biology and specifically the ecosystem related to the ocean, its tributaries and estuaries. Children can learn about the resources of the oceans and how protection of oceans is necessary to present and future generations. Not only does the show teach biological topics, but it aims to enrich children's lives by making them aware of future generations, the role they play now, and for generations into the future, with the biggest ecosystem on earth-the oceans. Each episode provides information related to a specific topic and gives an educational approach to understand the topic related to the entire ecosystem of the earth. Aqua Kids provides kids with a way to learn about the diversity of marine animals around the world and the importance of preserving their fragile aquatic habitats. Through the use of hands-on collaboration between kids and science researchers and educators, Aqua Kids encourages children to take an active role in protecting the future of their communities and the world.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 13) Response
Program Title On The Spot
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sun. 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Secondary Channel)
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. On The Spot is a series tapping knowledge across a series of subject areas: geography, art, technology, science, math, history, language, music, and sports. It also addresses general cultural knowledge. The format is a series of seemingly random questions to individuals who are either of school age or adults past the age of high school graduation. There are three fundamental educational benefits to this format. First, it taps into fact retrieval in the curriculum. Second, and more important, it expands the information beyond fact retrieval. Third, and most important, it addresses what educators call non-cognitive factors for student success. These are factors that can measurably improve student achievement without specifically involving material to be tested. These include self-esteem and frames in which students see learning occurring. By removing information from the academic silos where it is generally taught and moving it, literally, to the mall, it forces a synthesis that is difficult to achieve in an academic setting. The fact that correct answers are giving by diverse ethnicities and ages, by both genders, and not by stereotypes of smart people is essential. It means that anyone can own information. The fact that young people will see this on television in a non-academic setting is also very important. Whatever the curriculum or information, knowledge becomes the star and is demonstrated by every type of person.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 13) Response
Program Title Awesome Adventures
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 7:00-7:30 a.m.
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. Awesome Adventures is an educational and informational adventure travel program that targets the 13 to 16 year old age group, but is also a highly entertaining program for a more general audience. With a host and the use of young guides from a specific locale, it is ideal for the "tween/teen" market. This program is fast paced, and provides information which encompasses many aspects of the location. It is produced in a contemporary style, and features both historical and cultural information, in addition to an action adventure. The introduction about the specific food, music, geography, history and environmental issues as well as popular recreational activities of the locale, make for a most entertaining program. The host Mystro, probably in his mid-twenties, is engaging, and his delivery is both gritty and welcoming for an audience used to YouTube videos. Coupled with a very conversational style is the MTV shooting technique. The program's opening is visually engaging, featuring scenes of upcoming adventures in the form of a teaser for the audience. In the program about Puerto Rico, the teen team provides some humor while also detailing history. The visualization is excellent-camera angles and action shots make the viewer feel a part of the experience. The use of subjective camera angles further contributes to the "feeling of being there." The natural sounds on location further emphasize the on-site experience for the viewer.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (11 of 13) Response
Program Title Zoo Clues
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sun. 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. (Secondary Channel)
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. The series Zoo Clues will keep 13-16 year-old viewers engaged for 30 minutes with the nearly infinite visual richness, animal characteristics, and wild range of animal behaviors. Beyond its target audience, both older and younger audiences should find this look across the amazing world of animals fascinating. Beyond basic engagement, Zoo Clues will leave viewers with a meaningful perspective about animals and meaningful comparisons to their own human characteristics. The variety of the animal kingdom is truly odd and bizarre enough to read like fiction, but the clever narration of Zoo Clues links disparate information together in a way that always makes clear that what viewers see is real, natural, and relates to their own life in the real world. Grouping animal behaviors and physical characteristics into groups from a human point of view holds the series thematically together. Episode 101 explains how animals use their extraordinary senses in ways that we can't. Episode 102 creates an animal "Olympics" where animals are put together in an athletic competition based upon their statistics. It is always kept in perspective by putting the feats in human terms, such as when the leaping ability of a flea is compared to a human high jump of hundreds of feet. The music is cinematic and supportive. The narrator's everyday tone keeps everything in perspective for adolescent viewers (examples: "sounds complicated, doesn't it?" and "let's investigate!") while keeping it interesting for adults. The pull of the Mystery Animal visual quizzes and the fun of Animal Oddities make the show more interactive and will no doubt lead to interesting social media posts by viewers. The information presented is so rich and mindboggling that Zoo Clues is one of those rare programs that would work visually with the sound off - or as a radio show with no visuals at all.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (12 of 13) Response
Program Title WHADDYADO
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 9:30-10:00 a.m.
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. "WHADDYADO" is a half-hour weekly educational series designed to educate, inform, inspire and entertain children 16 & under (specific target audience is 13-16) about the world around them. Each episode is an educational life-lesson, based in reality, intended to prepare young people for potential situations that could easily crop up at any time, anywhere. Using a combination of actual dramatic footage, re-enactments, and demonstrations, "WHADDYADO" provides a compelling look at perilous situations that have occurred in real life. Then, using interviews with the participants, and instructions from experts, we learn what the proper reaction should be when faced with similar life-threatening circumstances. Also, in an effort to help young people make right decisions, we feature a Moral Dilemma segment each week.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (13 of 13) Response
Program Title Animal Science
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 7:30-8:00 a.m.
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. Animal Science is a half-hour weekly E/I animal series with a uniquely scientific approach. This series is specifically produced for children 16 and under (target audience is 13-16). While most animal shows look at the behavior of animals, we go one step further to look at the how and why an animal is able to excel in its environment. Shot in high-definition, "Animal Science" uses animation, graphics, and scientific analysis from animal experts to give viewers more understanding than ever before of these amazing creatures. The show and each segment are introduced with a question designed to peak curiosity, similar to the anticipatory set in a lesson. The format allows for discussion and the making of predictions, making it ideal for the classroom. The series will promote higher level thinking and the ability to evaluate ideas, processes, experiences in meaningful contexts.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

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 Carmen Tawil
Address 1402 West Avenue
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78701
Telephone Number 512-796-6106
Email Address ctawil@kcwx.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.

Other Matters (19)

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Other Matters (1 of 19) Response
Program Title Wild About Animals
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 8:00-8:30 a.m.
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. "Wild About Animals" is a half-hour animal E/I magazine series that airs 52 weeks each year. The show is hosted by Emmy-award winning actress Mariette Hartley. Mariette has committed herself to fighting for the rights of animals for over 20 years. This series is produced for children 16 and under (specific target audience is 13-16). As the producers of "Wild About Animals", it is the objective of Steve Rotfeld Productions, Inc. to educate and inform children, specifically in the target age group, by bringing them entertaining and interesting stories about the world's most fascinating animals. Each episode will consist of four (4) different stories designed to teach children about both exotic and unique animals, as well as to educate them further about animals they see everyday.
Other Matters (2 of 19) Response
Program Title Zoo Clues
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sun. 10:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 13 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. The series Zoo Clues will keep 13-16 year-old viewers engaged for 30 minutes with the nearly infinite visual richness, animal characteristics, and wild range of animal behaviors. Beyond its target audience, both older and younger audiences should find this look across the amazing world of animals fascinating. Beyond basic engagement, Zoo Clues will leave viewers with a meaningful perspective about animals and meaningful comparisons to their own human characteristics. The variety of the animal kingdom is truly odd and bizarre enough to read like fiction, but the clever narration of Zoo Clues links disparate information together in a way that always makes clear that what viewers see is real, natural, and relates to their own life in the real world. Grouping animal behaviors and physical characteristics into groups from a human point of view holds the series thematically together. Episode 101 explains how animals use their extraordinary senses in ways that we can't. Episode 102 creates an animal "Olympics" where animals are put together in an athletic competition based upon their statistics. It is always kept in perspective by putting the feats in human terms, such as when the leaping ability of a flea is compared to a human high jump of hundreds of feet. The music is cinematic and supportive. The narrator's everyday tone keeps everything in perspective for adolescent viewers (examples: "sounds complicated, doesn't it?" and "let's investigate!") while keeping it interesting for adults. The pull of the Mystery Animal visual quizzes and the fun of Animal Oddities make the show more interactive and will no doubt lead to interesting social media posts by viewers. The information presented is so rich and mindboggling that Zoo Clues is one of those rare programs that would work visually with the sound off - or as a radio show with no visuals at all.
Other Matters (3 of 19) Response
Program Title Xploration Outer Space
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 8:30-9:00 a.m
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 3
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. This new half-hour weekly series produced for the 13-16 target audience will certainly attract viewers of all ages. Each week our host Emily Calandrelli will take viewers on incredible journeys through space that will both entertain and educate. Ever wonder what it would be like to live in space or on a different planet? Watch our host try to perform every day responsibilities while floating in zero gravity. Explore the challenges that come along with living on a different planet as our host lives like an astronaut in a Mars-like habitat. We will have episodes on space robotics, commercial space tourism, asteroids, and our search for life, among many others. *When appropriate, the host will highlight NASA related programs and internships for young students that are relevant to the content we have shown. Xploration Outer Space is a half-hour weekly E/I series produced with the intention of increasing and expanding our target audience' interest in the field of STEM education.
Other Matters (4 of 19) Response
Program Title Xploration Animal Science
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 9:30-10:00 a.m
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 3
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. Xploration Animal Science Produced specifically for the 13-16 demographic, this is an animal series with a uniquely scientific approach. While most animal shows look at the behavior of animals, Xploration Animal Science goes one step further to look at how and why an animal is able to excel in its environment. This series uses animation, graphics, and scientific analysis from animal experts to give viewers more understanding than ever before of these amazing creatures. This is a program that all animal lovers will watch and learn from. Xploration Animal Science is a half-hour weekly E/I series produced with the intention of increasing and expanding our target audience' interest in the field of STEM education.
Other Matters (5 of 19) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sun. 9:00-9:30 a.m.
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. Animal Atlas remains on course as a program that is entertaining and engaging to a wide audience while managing to deliver information that would be very welcome in a middle or high school classroom. The series matches the evolved visual intelligence of the young 21st century audience by building content with short clips, five-seconds or less in length, and weaving them together in a narrative that keeps a viewer engaged with a compelling narrative overview. The animal kingdom has an innate richness of color, form, and motion and Animal Atlas episodes are built from this richness. The thread that links the clips together is the connection between the differing members of the animal kingdom including our own species. In a compelling blend, animal examples are pulled from both common experience, such as the horse and cat, and exotic animals like the clouded leopard and the red panda. As the nature of animals is explored, the content and clarity create a program of exception education value.
Other Matters (6 of 19) Response
Program Title Awesome Adventures
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 7:00-7:30 a.m.
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. Awesome Adventures is an educational and informational adventure travel program that targets the 13 to 16 year old age group, but is also a highly entertaining program for a more general audience. With a host and the use of young guides from a specific locale, it is ideal for the "tween/teen" market. This program is fast paced, and provides information which encompasses many aspects of the location. It is produced in a contemporary style, and features both historical and cultural information, in addition to an action adventure. The introduction about the specific food, music, geography, history and environmental issues as well as popular recreational activities of the locale, make for a most entertaining program. The host Mystro, probably in his mid-twenties, is engaging, and his delivery is both gritty and welcoming for an audience used to YouTube videos. Coupled with a very conversational style is the MTV shooting technique. The program's opening is visually engaging, featuring scenes of upcoming adventures in the form of a teaser for the audience. In the program about Puerto Rico, the teen team provides some humor while also detailing history. The visualization is excellent-camera angles and action shots make the viewer feel a part of the experience. The use of subjective camera angles further contributes to the "feeling of being there." The natural sounds on location further emphasize the on-site experience for the viewer.
Other Matters (7 of 19) Response
Program Title Aqua Kids
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 10:00-10:30 a.m.
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. Aqua Kids provides CORE programming in the area of biology and specifically the ecosystem related to the ocean, its tributaries and estuaries. Children can learn about the resources of the oceans and how protection of oceans is necessary to present and future generations. Not only does the show teach biological topics, but it aims to enrich children's lives by making them aware of future generations, the role they play now, and for generations into the future, with the biggest ecosystem on earth-the oceans. Each episode provides information related to a specific topic and gives an educational approach to understand the topic related to the entire ecosystem of the earth. Aqua Kids provides kids with a way to learn about the diversity of marine animals around the world and the importance of preserving their fragile aquatic habitats. Through the use of hands-on collaboration between kids and science researchers and educators, Aqua Kids encourages children to take an active role in protecting the future of their communities and the world.
Other Matters (8 of 19) Response
Program Title Wild About Animals
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 7:00-7:30 a.m.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 3
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. "Wild About Animals" is a half-hour animal E/I magazine series that airs 52 weeks each year. The show is hosted by Emmy-award winning actress Mariette Hartley. Mariette has committed herself to fighting for the rights of animals for over 20 years. This series is produced for children 16 and under (specific target audience is 13-16). As the producers of "Wild About Animals", it is the objective of Steve Rotfeld Productions, Inc. to educate and inform children, specifically in the target age group, by bringing them entertaining and interesting stories about the world's most fascinating animals. Each episode will consist of four (4) different stories designed to teach children about both exotic and unique animals, as well as to educate them further about animals they see everyday.
Other Matters (9 of 19) Response
Program Title Xploration Awesome Planet
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 8:00-8:30 a.m.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 3
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. Produced primarily for the 13-16 target audience, Xploration Awesome Planet will inspire and educate anyone interested in earth sciences. Our host, Philippe Cousteau, the grandson of legendary Jacques Cousteau, brings boundless energy to every location we visit. From magnificent mountains to violent volcanoes, this program takes an in-depth look at the unique and distinct features on planet Earth. We not only visit gigantic glaciers and behold their beauty but also discover why they formed, and how they shaped our landscape. Geological experts share their wisdom with Philippe, as we strive to understand places on the earth, inside the earth, and above the earth Xploration Awesome Planet is a half-hour weekly E/I series produced with the intention of increasing and expanding our target audience' interest in the field of STEM education.
Other Matters (10 of 19) Response
Program Title Xploration Earth 2050
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 9:00-9:30 a.m
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 3
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. What will the world look like in 2050? Where will advancements in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics lead us? Xploration Earth 2050 strives to answer these questions and more with scientists, inventors, doctors, science fiction writers, and creative thinkers. This half hour weekly series, produced primarily for the 13-16 year old target audience will appeal to the whole family. Viewers will be taken on an educational adventure as the show tackles future challenges in everything from transportation to health care to the environment. Xploration Earth 2050 is a half-hour weekly E/I series produced with the intention of increasing and expanding our target audience' interest in the field of STEM education.
Other Matters (11 of 19) Response
Program Title WHADDYADO
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 7:30-8:00 a.m.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 3
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. "WHADDYADO" is a half-hour weekly educational series designed to educate, inform, inspire and entertain children 16 & under (specific target audience is 13-16) about the world around them. Each episode is an educational life-lesson, based in reality, intended to prepare young people for potential situations that could easily crop up at any time, anywhere. Using a combination of actual dramatic footage, re-enactments, and demonstrations, "WHADDYADO" provides a compelling look at perilous situations that have occurred in real life. Then, using interviews with the participants, and instructions from experts, we learn what the proper reaction should be when faced with similar life-threatening circumstances. Also, in an effort to help young people make right decisions, we feature a Moral Dilemma segment each week.
Other Matters (12 of 19) Response
Program Title On The Spot
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sun. 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.
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. On The Spot is a series tapping knowledge across a series of subject areas: geography, art, technology, science, math, history, language, music, and sports. It also addresses general cultural knowledge. The format is a series of seemingly random questions to individuals who are either of school age or adults past the age of high school graduation. There are three fundamental educational benefits to this format. First, it taps into fact retrieval in the curriculum. Second, and more important, it expands the information beyond fact retrieval. Third, and most important, it addresses what educators call non-cognitive factors for student success. These are factors that can measurably improve student achievement without specifically involving material to be tested. These include self-esteem and frames in which students see learning occurring. By removing information from the academic silos where it is generally taught and moving it, literally, to the mall, it forces a synthesis that is difficult to achieve in an academic setting. The fact that correct answers are giving by diverse ethnicities and ages, by both genders, and not by stereotypes of smart people is essential. It means that anyone can own information. The fact that young people will see this on television in a non-academic setting is also very important. Whatever the curriculum or information, knowledge becomes the star and is demonstrated by every type of person.
Other Matters (13 of 19) Response
Program Title Chat Room
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 9:00-9:30 a.m.
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. "CHAT ROOM" is a half-hour weekly educational series designed to inform, educate, and entertain children 16 & under (specific target audience is 13-16) through re-enacting teenoriented dilemmas and discussing them in an open and honest format. More than any other group, teens are on the frontlines of dealing with complex subjects as they stand at the crossroads between childhood and adulthood. "CHAT ROOM" may not have all the answers but it offers a place where young people can watch and discuss the problems they face. "CHAT ROOM" provides a compelling look at real-life situations that happen to today's teens as dramatized by teen actors. Our adult host and teen panel then discuss the issues presented in a direct and forthright manner. This program is not intended to be preachy or pedantic. The goal is to present issues that are real and raw and discuss the pros and cons of each situation in a freeflowing environment.
Other Matters (14 of 19) Response
Program Title WHADDYADO
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 9:30-10:00 a.m.
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. "WHADDYADO" is a half-hour weekly educational series designed to educate, inform, inspire and entertain children 16 & under (specific target audience is 13-16) about the world around them. Each episode is an educational life-lesson, based in reality, intended to prepare young people for potential situations that could easily crop up at any time, anywhere. Using a combination of actual dramatic footage, re-enactments, and demonstrations, "WHADDYADO" provides a compelling look at perilous situations that have occurred in real life. Then, using interviews with the participants, and instructions from experts, we learn what the proper reaction should be when faced with similar life-threatening circumstances. Also, in an effort to help young people make right decisions, we feature a Moral Dilemma segment each week.
Other Matters (15 of 19) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sun. 9:30-10:00 a.m.
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. Animal Atlas remains on course as a program that is entertaining and engaging to a wide audience while managing to deliver information that would be very welcome in a middle or high school classroom. The series matches the evolved visual intelligence of the young 21st century audience by building content with short clips, five-seconds or less in length, and weaving them together in a narrative that keeps a viewer engaged with a compelling narrative overview. The animal kingdom has an innate richness of color, form, and motion and Animal Atlas episodes are built from this richness. The thread that links the clips together is the connection between the differing members of the animal kingdom including our own species. In a compelling blend, animal examples are pulled from both common experience, such as the horse and cat, and exotic animals like the clouded leopard and the red panda. As the nature of animals is explored, the content and clarity create a program of exception education value.
Other Matters (16 of 19) Response
Program Title On The Spot
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sun. 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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. On The Spot is a series tapping knowledge across a series of subject areas: geography, art, technology, science, math, history, language, music, and sports. It also addresses general cultural knowledge. The format is a series of seemingly random questions to individuals who are either of school age or adults past the age of high school graduation. There are three fundamental educational benefits to this format. First, it taps into fact retrieval in the curriculum. Second, and more important, it expands the information beyond fact retrieval. Third, and most important, it addresses what educators call non-cognitive factors for student success. These are factors that can measurably improve student achievement without specifically involving material to be tested. These include self-esteem and frames in which students see learning occurring. By removing information from the academic silos where it is generally taught and moving it, literally, to the mall, it forces a synthesis that is difficult to achieve in an academic setting. The fact that correct answers are giving by diverse ethnicities and ages, by both genders, and not by stereotypes of smart people is essential. It means that anyone can own information. The fact that young people will see this on television in a non-academic setting is also very important. Whatever the curriculum or information, knowledge becomes the star and is demonstrated by every type of person.
Other Matters (17 of 19) Response
Program Title Animal Science
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 7:30-8:00 a.m.
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. Animal Science is a half-hour weekly E/I animal series with a uniquely scientific approach. This series is specifically produced for children 16 and under (target audience is 13-16). While most animal shows look at the behavior of animals, we go one step further to look at the how and why an animal is able to excel in its environment. Shot in high-definition, "Animal Science" uses animation, graphics, and scientific analysis from animal experts to give viewers more understanding than ever before of these amazing creatures. The show and each segment are introduced with a question designed to peak curiosity, similar to the anticipatory set in a lesson. The format allows for discussion and the making of predictions, making it ideal for the classroom. The series will promote higher level thinking and the ability to evaluate ideas, processes, experiences in meaningful contexts.
Other Matters (18 of 19) Response
Program Title Zoo Clues
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sun. 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 13 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. The series Zoo Clues will keep 13-16 year-old viewers engaged for 30 minutes with the nearly infinite visual richness, animal characteristics, and wild range of animal behaviors. Beyond its target audience, both older and younger audiences should find this look across the amazing world of animals fascinating. Beyond basic engagement, Zoo Clues will leave viewers with a meaningful perspective about animals and meaningful comparisons to their own human characteristics. The variety of the animal kingdom is truly odd and bizarre enough to read like fiction, but the clever narration of Zoo Clues links disparate information together in a way that always makes clear that what viewers see is real, natural, and relates to their own life in the real world. Grouping animal behaviors and physical characteristics into groups from a human point of view holds the series thematically together. Episode 101 explains how animals use their extraordinary senses in ways that we can't. Episode 102 creates an animal "Olympics" where animals are put together in an athletic competition based upon their statistics. It is always kept in perspective by putting the feats in human terms, such as when the leaping ability of a flea is compared to a human high jump of hundreds of feet. The music is cinematic and supportive. The narrator's everyday tone keeps everything in perspective for adolescent viewers (examples: "sounds complicated, doesn't it?" and "let's investigate!") while keeping it interesting for adults. The pull of the Mystery Animal visual quizzes and the fun of Animal Oddities make the show more interactive and will no doubt lead to interesting social media posts by viewers. The information presented is so rich and mindboggling that Zoo Clues is one of those rare programs that would work visually with the sound off - or as a radio show with no visuals at all.
Other Matters (19 of 19) Response
Program Title The Coolest Places on Earth
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 8:30-9:00 a.m.
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. "The Coolest Places on Earth" is an exploration of cities (both modern and ancient) natural wonders, and cultural history, heavy with engaging content, fast-paced editing, and the accessible, conversational narration we have come to expect from Bellum Entertainment. The series' tone, information, and rich factual content reaches and serves the target 13-16-year-olds with a style that informs, supports, and encourages the kind of engaged thinking that have emerged from the Common Core State Standards. These standards, now adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia recognize the importance of engaging, relevant information about the world young people live in. This series' episode also touches key points in the National Geography standards. Each program features a minimum of three different locations, each separate geographically and historically. In the reviewed episode, which covered more than six locations, including contemporary New Zealand, historical Savannah, Georgia, and Sassi di Matera, Italy. The range of context in the episode's highlights is focused and diverse, allowing fascinating history and culture-pirates, ghosts, caves, and ice hotels in the reviewed episode--and striking contemporary visuals that put the information in context. For 13-16-year-olds, this matches neatly with the National Geography Standards (Geography for Life). The standards want to equip young people with knowledge, perspectives and information to engage in "Earth's diverse cultures and natural environments." This program does that nicely while supplying stories to hold the mind of the viewer. The "coolest places on earth" are defined by history and culture, not just by the striking visuals that accompany every segment. Beyond geography, it covers food, art, architecture, music, and cultural events like festivals.

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