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

FRN:
0009961889
File Number:
CPR-128331
Submit Date:
04/04/2012
Call Sign:
WBGH-CA
Facility ID:
15569
City:
BINGHAMTON
State:
NY
Service:
Analog Class A
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
04/04/2012
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : First Quarter of 2012

General Information

Section Question Response
Attachments Are attachments (other than associated schedules) being filed with this application?

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 Network Affiliation
Affiliated network NBC
Nielsen DMA Binghamton
Web Home Page Address http://www.NewsChannel34.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
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
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:
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?
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?

Digital Core Programs(10)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 10) Response
Program Title Shelldon
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 1/7-3/31, 10:30am -11:00AM ET channel 20 analog
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 4 years to 8 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This is an animated series about Shelldon, a school aged yoka shell mollusk who lives with the adoptive family, the Clams, in an undersea community called Shell Land, which is populated by all sorts of sea species. Shelldon and his best friends, Connie (a cowry shell mollusk) and Herman (a hermit crab) face a specific challenge in every episode of the show. The problem may be managing a bully, improving their grades, learning how to be altruistic, or protecting their environment from natural and man-made disasters. In all cases they rely on Dr. Shell, the most venerated intellectual and elder in Shell Land who teaches them and gives them opportunities to harness their potential and solve the problem. Each episode provides a direct socio-emotional lesson and many episodes provide informational content relating to the sea life habitat of Shell Land and environmental conservation. This program meets the definition of "core programming" because: 1) It serves the educational and informational needs of children ages 16 and under. 2) It airs at 10:30am. 3)It is regularly scheduled on Saturday. 4) It is 30:00 minutes in length. 5) the educational/informational objective and target child audience for this program are specified on air and to program guide publishers. Broadcast on channel 20 analog
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 10) Response
Program Title Turbo Dogs
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 1/7-2/4, 10:00AM -10:30am ET channel 20 analog
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 5
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 4 years to 8 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Start your television and rev up your excitement, because there will be a whole new bunch of canines in the house, and they mean business,funny business that is! Positive values and good sportsmanship reign supreme in "Turbo Dogs," an engaging new 3D animated series for children that follows the hilarious antics of Racerville, a wacky dog-filled community that's wild about racing. A television adaptation of a children's book by award-winning Canadian author/illustrator Bob Kolar, "Turbo Dogs" features colorful canine characters like Dash, the selfless, enthusiastic competitor, GT, the natural-born mechanic who can build an engine from a leash, a collar and empty dog food cans, Mags, the less-than-girlie poodle, Strut, the dashound who always tries taking shortcuts that backfire, Stinkbert (aka Stinky), the dog who spends as much time rolling around at the garbage dump as he does with friends, and Clutch, the good guy with a penchant for klutziness. What brings this canine-based community together faster than a turbo-charged engine is their shared passion for motor sports. Not only is racing exciting and challenging, it also calls on the Turbo Dogs to encounter issues that we like to think of as "Rules of the Road. These rules encourage the racers - and the television audience - to work hard, believe in themselves, play fair, and respect and get along with others. This program meets the definition of "core programming" because: 1) It serves the educational and informational needs of children ages 16 and under. 2) It airs at 10:00am. 3)It is regularly scheduled on Saturday. 4) It is 30:00 minutes in length. 5) the educational/informational objective and target child audience for this program are specified on air and to program guide publishers. Broadcast on channel 20 analog
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 10) Response
Program Title Pearlie
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 1/7-3/31, 12:30pm -1:00pm ET channel 20 analog
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 2
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 2
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 4 years to 8 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Pearlie is an animated comedy series based on the children's book series Pearlie the Park Fairy by Wendy Harmer. Pearlie is an optimistic, light-hearted fairy who sees the good in everybody, but often gets into situations because her desire to help is larger than her capacity to deliver. Aimed for an audience within the 4-8 year old range, Pearlie focuses on the importance of following the rules, using good judgment and learning how to avoid getting into trouble. Since Pearlie was appointed by Fairy Head Quarters (HQ) to keep Jubilee Park in sparkling order she has constant challenges with her basic goal of keeping everyone happy and making sure the park functions smoothly. Pearlie's nemesis and cousin Saphira, often takes advantage of Pearlie's good nature which requires that Pearlie must also frequently outwit the park bully. In each episode, we see Pearlie approach new tasks and problems with a great deal of enthusiasm, but without the organization required to get the job done. Through plot developments and with the assistance of her friends, Opal and Jasper, she learns what to do and what not to do in each situation so the park can be restored to order. Broadcast on channel 20 analog This program meets the definition of "core programming" because: 1) It serves the educational and informational needs of children ages 16 and under. 2) It airs at 12:30pm. 3)It is regularly scheduled on Saturday. 4) It is 30:00 minutes in length. 5) the educational/informational objective and target child audience for this program are specified on air and to program guide publishers.
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 Pearlie
List date and time rescheduled 3/10/2012 9:30am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2012-03-10
Episode # 3/10/2012 / PEA106
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Pearlie
List date and time rescheduled 1/14/2012 9:30am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2012-01-14
Episode # 1/14/2012 / PEA108
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (4 of 10) Response
Program Title Animal Exploration with Jarod Miller
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 1/7-3/31 9:00-9:30AM channel 20 analog
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 2
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 2
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. Exploration preserves your instinct to explore. Exploration with Jarod Miller, is an engaging, energetic journey around the natural world as seen through the eyes of zoologist Jarod Miller and the animals he loves. Exploration with Jarod Miller brings people to the animals they might not otherwise experience and sometimes brings the animals to the people in amusing and unexpected ways. And Jarod is uniquely qualified to bridge this gap, being a passionate, unabashed animal lover who at the age of 25 became the youngest ever Executive Director of an accredited zoo, the Binghamton Zoo in upstate New York. This program meets the definition of "core programming" because: 1) It serves the educational and informational needs of children ages 16 and under. 2) It airs at 9am. 3)It is regularly scheduled on Saturday. 4) It is 30:00 minutes in length. 5) the educational/informational objective and target child audience for this program are specified on air and to program guide publishers. Broadcast on channel 20 analog
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 Animal Exploration with Jarod Miller
List date and time rescheduled 3/10/2012 8:00am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2012-03-10
Episode # 3/10/2012 / 410
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Animal Exploration with Jarod Miller
List date and time rescheduled 1/14/2012 8:30am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2012-01-14
Episode # 1/14/2012 / 401
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (5 of 10) Response
Program Title Babar
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 1/7-3/31, 11:30am -12:00pm ET channel 20 analog
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 4 years to 8 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. BABAR is a young elephant who returns to the jungle where he builds the city of Celesteville and is crowned king of the elephants. A dedicated ruler and father, Babar and his family experience many challenges as they journey through life, and they learn to rise above them through strength and optimism. This program meets the definition of "core programming" because: 1) It serves the educational and informational needs of children ages 16 and under. 2) It airs at 11:30am. 3)It is regularly scheduled on Saturday. 4) It is 30:00 minutes in length. 5) the educational/informational objective and target child audience for this program are specified on air and to program guide publishers. Broadcast on channel 20 analog
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 10) Response
Program Title Willa's Wild Life
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 1/7-3/31 , 12:00pm-12:30pm ET channel 20 analog
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 1
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 4 years to 8 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. What kid hasn't brought home a stray dog, baby bird or a firefly in a jar? Willa, that's who. So far, this 9-year-old critter collector has adopted a giraffe, a couple elephants, an alligator and so many other exotic animals, there's barely room in Willa's room for Willa! When there's a Willa there is a way! From the Creator of Oswald, Willa's Wild Life is an enchanting series about a little girl's unique home life that is sure to keep you in stitches and warm your heart. Willa's Wild Life follows the adventures of a Willa, an unforgettable little girl who, like a young Lucy in I Love Lucy, finds herself in comic predicaments that only seem to escalate as she fumbles through solutions. But thanks to her loving and patient father, and her entire extended family of personality rich zoo animals, Willa manages to overcome her obstacles, learn a little something, and have a great time along the way. This program meets the definition of "core programming" because: 1) It serves the educational and informational needs of children ages 16 and under. 2) It airs at 12:00pm. 3)It is regularly scheduled on Saturday. 4) It is 30:00 minutes in length. 5) the educational/informational objective and target child audience for this program are specified on air and to program guide publishers. Broadcast on channel 20 analog
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 Willa's Wild Life
List date and time rescheduled 3/10/2012 9:00am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2012-03-10
Episode # 3/10/2012 / WIL013
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (7 of 10) Response
Program Title PETS.TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 1/7-3/31 9:30-10:00 AM ET channel 20 analog
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 2
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 2
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. Pets.TV is a television program that provides educational and informational segments exposing the target audience of young viewers to everything Pets. The upbeat contemporary presentation relates pets to their lives and interests. Pets from everyday to the unique are showcased with educational information that shares how they evolved to become pets and their geographic origins. Professionals share personal experiences of featured animals and/or related products. In these segments the excitement and love of working with pets is expressed. The motivational and inspirational message of each guest empowers audiences of all ages to pursue more information and education about everything pets. This program meets the definition of "core programming" because: 1) It serves the educational and informational needs of children ages 16 and under. 2) It airs at 9:30am. 3)It is regularly scheduled on Saturday. 4) It is 30:00 minutes in length. 5) the educational/informational objective and target child audience for this program are specified on air and to program guide publishers. Broadcast on channel 20 analog
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 PETS.TV
List date and time rescheduled 1/14/2012 9:00am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2012-01-14
Episode # 1/14/2012 / 408
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program PETS.TV
List date and time rescheduled 3/10/2012 8:30am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2012-03-10
Episode # 3/10/2012 / 416
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (8 of 10) Response
Program Title Jane and The Dragon
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 2/11-3/31, 11:00am -11:30am ET channel 20 analog
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 8
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 4 years to 8 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. JANE AND THE DRAGON is a coming of age story about a middle-class, medieval girl who lives in the Royal Court with her family. As an only child, Jane is raised to be a Lady-in-Waiting but through her determination and a stroke of luck, she ends up being trained as a Knight in the King's Guard instead. Accompanied by her best friend, a giant green Dragon who lives in her backyard, Jane experiences a series of adventures that test her character and her skills as a young knight in a castle full of friends and foes. Each episode in the show takes us through the problems and challenges Jane encounters and the process she goes through to find the solutions for them. Broadcast on channel 20 analog only. This program meets the definition of "core programming" because: 1) It serves the educational and informational needs of children ages 16 and under. 2) It airs at 11:00am. 3)It is regularly scheduled on Saturday. 4) It is 30:00 minutes in length. 5) the educational/informational objective and target child audience for this program are specified on air and to program guide publishers.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 10) Response
Program Title The Magic School Bus
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 1/7-2/4, 11:00am -11:30am ET channel 20 analog
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 5
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 4 years to 8 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Magic School Bus is based on series of children's books about science written by Joanna Cole. The show features the ingenious Ms. Frizzle, an elementary school teacher and intrepid explorer who piles her students into her Magic School Bus and takes them on amazing field trips to impossible locations. The goal of each field trip to answer questions or learn many new things about the place the class visits. Each episode is a fact filled expedition to places as diverse as the solar system, the human body, or even inside weather systems. The bus transforms to suit the environment and the kids freely explore and share their learning with each other and with Ms. Frizzle, who nudges her students to "make connections" and answer their own questions with research. The class pet, Lizzie, a large lizard, accompanies the class on their field trips. The content of the show is appropriate for children from ages 4 to 9 and in addition to all the factual content, the children also have a socio-emotional problem to solve that is embedded into the story line. This program meets the definition of "core programming" because: 1) It serves the educational and informational needs of children ages 16 and under. 2) It airs at 11:00am. 3)It is regularly scheduled on Saturday. 4) It is 30:00 minutes in length. 5) the educational/informational objective and target child audience for this program are specified on air and to program guide publishers. Broadcast on channel 20 analog
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 10) Response
Program Title The Zula Patrol
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 2/11-3/31, 10:00AM -10:30AM ET channel 20 analog
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 8
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 4 years to 8 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Move over George Jetson! The 21st Century's newest space team, The Zula Patrol, has arrived. Stalwart Captain Bula, brainiac Professor Multo, feisty hot-doggin' space pilot Zeeter, the amazing space pet Gorga, and twin flying companions Wizzy & Wigg are the lovably wacky characters who will take our pre-Kindergarten through 2nd graders on a roller coaster fun ride across the Universe - and teach them critical facts about science and astronomy in the process. The only 3D/CG animated children's show that focuses on the important curriculum of science and astronomy, The Zula Patrol is an entertaining and educational TV series that combines zesty family entertainment with proven educational elements. With a secondary goal of encouraging core values of non-violence and tolerance, the show encourages whole-family participation and interest in learning about science and astronomy, in a fun, comic style. Broadcast on channel 20 analog. This program meets the definition of "core programming" because: 1) It serves the educational and informational needs of children ages 16 and under. 2) It airs at 10:00am. 3)It is regularly scheduled on Saturday. 4) It is 30:00 minutes in length. 5) the educational/informational objective and target child audience for this program are specified on air and to program guide publishers.
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 James LaVasser
Address 203 Ingraham Hill Road
City Binghamton
State NY
Zip 13903
Telephone Number 607-771-3434
Email Address JimLaVasser@nc34.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. Children's PSA's aired: Autism Boy Scouts of America Community Engagement College Course Foundation For A Better Life

Other Matters (8)

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Other Matters (1 of 8) Response
Program Title Willa's Wild Life
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 4/7-6/30, 12:00pm -12:30pm ET channel 20 analog
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 4 years to 8 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. What kid hasn't brought home a stray dog, baby bird or a firefly in a jar? Willa, that's who. So far, this 9-year-old critter collector has adopted a giraffe, a couple elephants, an alligator and so many other exotic animals, there's barely room in Willa's room for Willa! When there's a Willa there is a way! From the Creator of Oswald, Willa's Wild Life is an enchanting series about a little girl's unique home life that is sure to keep you in stitches and warm your heart. Willa's Wild Life follows the adventures of a Willa, an unforgettable little girl who, like a young Lucy in I Love Lucy, finds herself in comic predicaments that only seem to escalate as she fumbles through solutions. But thanks to her loving and patient father, and her entire extended family of personality rich zoo animals, Willa manages to overcome her obstacles, learn a little something, and have a great time along the way. Broadcast on channel 20 analog This program meets the definition of "core programming" because: 1) It serves the educational and informational needs of children ages 16 and under. 2) It airs at 12:00pm. 3)It is regularly scheduled on Saturday. 4) It is 30:00 minutes in length. 5) the educational/informational objective and target child audience for this program are specified on air and to program guide publishers.
Other Matters (2 of 8) Response
Program Title Animal Exploration with Jarod Miller
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 4/7-6/30 9:00-9:30AM ET channel 20 analog
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. Exploration preserves your instinct to explore. Exploration with Jarod Miller, is an engaging, energetic journey around the natural world as seen through the eyes of zoologist Jarod Miller and the animals he loves. Exploration with Jarod Miller brings people to the animals they might not otherwise experience and sometimes brings the animals to the people in amusing and unexpected ways. And Jarod is uniquely qualified to bridge this gap, being a passionate, unabashed animal lover who at the age of 25 became the youngest ever Executive Director of an accredited zoo, the Binghamton Zoo in upstate New York. Broadcast on channel 20 analog This program meets the definition of "core programming" because: 1) It serves the educational and informational needs of children ages 16 and under. 2) It airs at 9am. 3)It is regularly scheduled on Saturday. 4) It is 30:00 minutes in length. 5) the educational/informational objective and target child audience for this program are specified on air and to program guide publishers.
Other Matters (3 of 8) Response
Program Title Jane and The Dragon
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 4/7-6/30, 11:00am -11:30am ET channel 20 analog
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 4 years to 8 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. JANE AND THE DRAGON is a coming of age story about a middle-class, medieval girl who lives in the Royal Court with her family. As an only child, Jane is raised to be a Lady-in-Waiting but through her determination and a stroke of luck, she ends up being trained as a Knight in the King's Guard instead. Accompanied by her best friend, a giant green Dragon who lives in her backyard, Jane experiences a series of adventures that test her character and her skills as a young knight in a castle full of friends and foes. Each episode in the show takes us through the problems and challenges Jane encounters and the process she goes through to find the solutions for them. Broadcast on channel 20 analog only. This program meets the definition of "core programming" because: 1) It serves the educational and informational needs of children ages 16 and under. 2) It airs at 11:00am. 3)It is regularly scheduled on Saturday. 4) It is 30:00 minutes in length. 5) the educational/informational objective and target child audience for this program are specified on air and to program guide publishers.
Other Matters (4 of 8) Response
Program Title Babar
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 4/7-6/30, 11:30am -12:00pm ET channel 20 analog
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 4 years to 8 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. BABAR is a young elephant who returns to the jungle where he builds the city of Celesteville and is crowned king of the elephants. A dedicated ruler and father, Babar and his family experience many challenges as they journey through life, and they learn to rise above them through strength and optimism. Broadcast on channel 20 analog This program meets the definition of "core programming" because: 1) It serves the educational and informational needs of children ages 16 and under. 2) It airs at 11:30am. 3)It is regularly scheduled on Saturday. 4) It is 30:00 minutes in length. 5) the educational/informational objective and target child audience for this program are specified on air and to program guide publishers.
Other Matters (5 of 8) Response
Program Title Pearlie
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 4/7-6/30, 12:30pm -1:00pm ET channel 20 analog
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 4 years to 8 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Pearlie is an animated comedy series based on the children's book series Pearlie the Park Fairy by Wendy Harmer. Pearlie is an optimistic, light-hearted fairy who sees the good in everybody, but often gets into situations because her desire to help is larger than her capacity to deliver. Aimed for an audience within the 4-8 year old range, Pearlie focuses on the importance of following the rules, using good judgment and learning how to avoid getting into trouble. Since Pearlie was appointed by Fairy Head Quarters (HQ) to keep Jubilee Park in sparkling order she has constant challenges with her basic goal of keeping everyone happy and making sure the park functions smoothly. Pearlie's nemesis and cousin Saphira, often takes advantage of Pearlie's good nature which requires that Pearlie must also frequently outwit the park bully. In each episode, we see Pearlie approach new tasks and problems with a great deal of enthusiasm, but without the organization required to get the job done. Through plot developments and with the assistance of her friends, Opal and Jasper, she learns what to do and what not to do in each situation so the park can be restored to order. Broadcast on channel 20 analog This program meets the definition of "core programming" because: 1) It serves the educational and informational needs of children ages 16 and under. 2) It airs at 12:30pm. 3)It is regularly scheduled on Saturday. 4) It is 30:00 minutes in length. 5) the educational/informational objective and target child audience for this program are specified on air and to program guide publishers.
Other Matters (6 of 8) Response
Program Title The Zula Patrol
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 4/7-6/30, 10:00AM -10:30am ET channel 20 analog
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 4 years to 8 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Move over George Jetson! The 21st Century's newest space team, The Zula Patrol, has arrived. Stalwart Captain Bula, brainiac Professor Multo, feisty hot-doggin' space pilot Zeeter, the amazing space pet Gorga, and twin flying companions Wizzy & Wigg are the lovably wacky characters who will take our pre-Kindergarten through 2nd graders on a roller coaster fun ride across the Universe - and teach them critical facts about science and astronomy in the process. The only 3D/CG animated children's show that focuses on the important curriculum of science and astronomy, The Zula Patrol is an entertaining and educational TV series that combines zesty family entertainment with proven educational elements. With a secondary goal of encouraging core values of non-violence and tolerance, the show encourages whole-family participation and interest in learning about science and astronomy, in a fun, comic style. Broadcast on channel 20 analog. This program meets the definition of "core programming" because: 1) It serves the educational and informational needs of children ages 16 and under. 2) It airs at 10:00am. 3)It is regularly scheduled on Saturday. 4) It is 30:00 minutes in length. 5) the educational/informational objective and target child audience for this program are specified on air and to program guide publishers.
Other Matters (7 of 8) Response
Program Title PETS.TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 4/7-6/30 9:30-10:00AM ET channel 20 analog
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. Pets.TV is a television program that provides educational and informational segments exposing the target audience of young viewers to everything Pets. The upbeat contemporary presentation relates pets to their lives and interests. Pets from everyday to the unique are showcased with educational information that shares how they evolved to become pets and their geographic origins. Professionals share personal experiences of featured animals and/or related products. In these segments the excitement and love of working with pets is expressed. The motivational and inspirational message of each guest empowers audiences of all ages to pursue more information and education about everything pets. This program meets the definition of "core programming" because: 1) It serves the educational and informational needs of children ages 16 and under. 2) It airs at 9:30am. 3)It is regularly scheduled on Saturday. 4) It is 30:00 minutes in length. 5) the educational/informational objective and target child audience for this program are specified on air and to program guide publishers. Broadcast on channel 20 analog
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Program Title Shelldon
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 4/7-6/30, 10:30am -11:00am ET channel 20 analog
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 4 years to 8 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This is an animated series about Shelldon, a school aged yoka shell mollusk who lives with the adoptive family, the Clams, in an undersea community called Shell Land, which is populated by all sorts of sea species. Shelldon and his best friends, Connie (a cowry shell mollusk) and Herman (a hermit crab) face a specific challenge in every episode of the show. The problem may be managing a bully, improving their grades, learning how to be altruistic, or protecting their environment from natural and man-made disasters. In all cases they rely on Dr. Shell, the most venerated intellectual and elder in Shell Land who teaches them and gives them opportunities to harness their potential and solve the problem. Each episode provides a direct socio-emotional lesson and many episodes provide informational content relating to the sea life habitat of Shell Land and environmental conservation. Broadcast on channel 20 analog This program meets the definition of "core programming" because: 1) It serves the educational and informational needs of children ages 16 and under. 2) It airs at 10:30am. 3)It is regularly scheduled on Saturday. 4) It is 30:00 minutes in length. 5) the educational/informational objective and target child audience for this program are specified on air and to program guide publishers.

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