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

FRN:
0024376154
File Number:
CPR-123828
Submit Date:
10/05/2011
Call Sign:
WGRZ
Facility ID:
64547
City:
BUFFALO
State:
NY
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
10/05/2011
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Third Quarter of 2011

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 Network Affiliation
Affiliated network NBC
Nielsen DMA Buffalo
Web Home Page Address www.wgrz.com

Digital Core Programming

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Question Response
State the average number of hours of Core Programming per week broadcast by the station on its main program stream 3.0
State the average number of hours per week of free over-the-air digital video programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream 336.0
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: 8.0
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(22)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 22) Response
Program Title Wild America
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Mondays/8:30 a.m. thru Sept. 12
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
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. Aired on WGRZ Channel 2.3, Wild America's key educational objective is to familiarize children with the animals of the North American continent, their interaction with other animals and their environment. Throughout the series emphasis will be placed upon protecting endangered species and the impact that humans have while interacting in their environment. We expect that children viewing the program will achieve a greater understanding of nature and specific animal species because of the up-close and detailed photography of the series. Through this understanding, it is hoped children will better relate to the natural environment as it exists in North America and learn to protect its natural species.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 22) Response
Program Title Planet X
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Mondays/11:00 a.m.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 10
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 3
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 3
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. Aired on WGRZ Channel 2.2, Planet X is an E/I video sports and fitness based television series. Each episode mixes action and extreme sports content within a balanced and well produced program that features (1) inspiring sports and fitness themes, angles and stories, information and education elements on sports training tips from athletes, information on how to get involved in dozens of sports and fitness programs, coverage of sports and products from an insider's perspective, regular travel and cultural experiences via foreign adventure feature shows all around the world and much more. Topics covered each week include health & fitness, world and local travel and culture, ocean ecology and numerous sports angles including events, training, tips, athletes, lifestyle and more.
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 Planet X
List date and time rescheduled August 22 at 1:00 p.m.
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # August 22
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Planet X
List date and time rescheduled August 29 at 1:30 p.m.
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # August 29
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #3

Questions Response
Title of Program Planet X
List date and time rescheduled Sept. 5 at 1:00 p.m.
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # September 5
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (3 of 22) Response
Program Title Planet X
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wednesdays/11:00 a.m.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 9
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 4
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 4
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. Aired on WGRZ Channel 2.2, Planet X is an E/I video sports and fitness based television series. Each episode mixes action and extreme sports content within a balanced and well produced program that features (1) inspiring sports and fitness themes, angles and stories, information and education elements on sports training tips from athletes, information on how to get involved in dozens of sports and fitness programs, coverage of sports and products from an insider's perspective, regular travel and cultural experiences via foreign adventure feature shows all around the world and much more. Topics covered each week include health & fitness, world and local travel and culture, ocean ecology and numerous sports angles including events, training, tips, athletes, lifestyle and more.
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 Planet X
List date and time rescheduled Sept. 7 at 1:00 p.m.
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # September 7
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Planet X
List date and time rescheduled Aug. 24 at 1:00 p.m.
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # August 24
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #3

Questions Response
Title of Program Planet X
List date and time rescheduled Aug. 31 at 1:00 p.m.
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # August 31
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #4

Questions Response
Title of Program Planet X
List date and time rescheduled July 28 at 11 a.m.
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? No
Date Preempted
Episode # July 27
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (4 of 22) Response
Program Title Mustard Pancakes
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Thursdays/8:30 a.m. thru Sept. 15
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 3 years to 7 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Aired on WGRZ Channel 2.3, Mustard Pancakes is a television series for children featuring the loveable and talented Courtney Campbell and her family of fun-loving puppets. Each episode mirrors a slice of everyday life, from problems to celebrations and everything in between. Mustard Pancakes serves children's social and emotional development as well as their intellectual development. Children are exposed to the importance of responsibility, sharing, communicating, helping others and many other life skills. Through the scenarios displayed in each program, children learn by example, acquiring the goals necessary to help them to be responsible members of society.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 22) Response
Program Title Babar
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/11:30 a.m.
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 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Based on the books by Laurent de Brunhoff, Babar is an animated show about a young orphaned elephant who finds the strength to rise above the challenges he faces, including the death of his parents, as he journeys through life. Each episode of the show develops a social-emotional message such as taking responsibility, being patient and persistent in hard work, respecting people's privacy, learning to cope with unforeseen changes and being honest. These messages emerge from the need to resolve a dilemma that is faced by Babar, one of his friends or family members.
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 Babar
List date and time rescheduled July 10 at 12:30 p.m.
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # July 2
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (6 of 22) Response
Program Title Ariel, Zoey, Eli Too
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays/8:30 a.m. thru Sept. 16
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
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. Aired on WGRZ Channel 2.3, Ariel & Zoey & Eli, Too introduces children to people who have accomplished great things and have a positive message. Twins Ariel & Zoey sing for crowds of adoring fans and Eli makes them laugh. They interview famous people, make cupcakes with famous chefs and perform their signature songs while Eli is, of course, getting into mischief. AZE2 have performed at Detroit Pistons basketball games, before New York Mets games at Citi Field, Shea Stadium, and in our Nation's Capital where they performed for children of wounded troops at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 22) Response
Program Title Planet X
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tuesdays/11:30 a.m.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 10
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 3
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 3
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. Aired on WGRZ Channel 2.2, Planet X is an E/I video sports and fitness based television series. Each episode mixes action and extreme sports content within a balanced and well produced program that features (1) inspiring sports and fitness themes, angles and stories, information and education elements on sports training tips from athletes, information on how to get involved in dozens of sports and fitness programs, coverage of sports and products from an insider's perspective, regular travel and cultural experiences via foreign adventure feature shows all around the world and much more. Topics covered each week include health & fitness, world and local travel and culture, ocean ecology and numerous sports angles including events, training, tips, athletes, lifestyle and more.
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 Planet X
List date and time rescheduled Sept. 6 at 1:30 p.m.
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # September 6
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Planet X
List date and time rescheduled Aug. 23 at 1:30 p.m.
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # August 23
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #3

Questions Response
Title of Program Planet X
List date and time rescheduled Aug. 30 at 1:30 p.m.
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # August 30
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (8 of 22) Response
Program Title Aqua Kids Adventure
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wednesdays/8:00 a.m. thru Sept. 14
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
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 8 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Aired on WGRZ Channel 2.3, Aqua Kids Adventures has compelling content that works across cultures and aims to grow awareness and participation in all water activities for kids across America. Aqua Kids Adventures travels the planet visiting a variety of water environments from water management facilities to fresh water and brackish streams to the oceans of the world with the intent of motivating other kids to become active citizens on the issue of pollution of water environments.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 22) Response
Program Title Shelldon
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays/11:30 a.m.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
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 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. 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.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 22) Response
Program Title Planet X
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wednesdays/11:30 a.m.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 9
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 4
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 4
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. Aired on WGRZ Channel 2.2, Planet X is an E/I video sports and fitness based television series. Each episode mixes action and extreme sports content within a balanced and well produced program that features (1) inspiring sports and fitness themes, angles and stories, information and education elements on sports training tips from athletes, information on how to get involved in dozens of sports and fitness programs, coverage of sports and products from an insider's perspective, regular travel and cultural experiences via foreign adventure feature shows all around the world and much more. Topics covered each week include health & fitness, world and local travel and culture, ocean ecology and numerous sports angles including events, training, tips, athletes, lifestyle and more.
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 Planet X
List date and time rescheduled Aug. 24 at 1:30 p.m.
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # August 24
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Planet X
List date and time rescheduled July 28 at 11:30 a.m.
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? No
Date Preempted
Episode # July 27
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #3

Questions Response
Title of Program Planet X
List date and time rescheduled Sept. 7 at 1:30 p.m.
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # September 7
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #4

Questions Response
Title of Program Planet X
List date and time rescheduled Aug. 31 at 1:30 p.m.
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # August 31
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (11 of 22) Response
Program Title The Real Winning Edge
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tuedays/8:30 a.m. thru Sept. 13
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
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. Aired on WGRZ Channel 2.3, "The Real Winning Edge" series' purpose is to draw youth to the conclusions that right choices give one the winning edge in life. Each week the program profiles young achievers who are peer role models. These role models are introduced by the best of American celebrity status athletes and professionals who have also triumphed through challenges and adversity. Several topics/principles are taught in the series such as choosing love over prejudice, overcoming family tragedy, defeating substance abuse, and living by godly principles.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (12 of 22) Response
Program Title Planet X
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Mondays/11:30 a.m.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 10
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 3
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 3
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. Aired on WGRZ Channel 2.2, Planet X is an E/I video sports and fitness based television series. Each episode mixes action and extreme sports content within a balanced and well produced program that features (1) inspiring sports and fitness themes, angles and stories, information and education elements on sports training tips from athletes, information on how to get involved in dozens of sports and fitness programs, coverage of sports and products from an insider's perspective, regular travel and cultural experiences via foreign adventure feature shows all around the world and much more. Topics covered each week include health & fitness, world and local travel and culture, ocean ecology and numerous sports angles including events, training, tips, athletes, lifestyle and more.
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 Planet X
List date and time rescheduled Sept. 5 at 1:30 p.m.
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # September 5
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Planet X
List date and time rescheduled August 29 at 1:30 p.m.
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # August 29
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #3

Questions Response
Title of Program Planet X
List date and time rescheduled August 22 at 1:30 p.m.
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # August 22
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (13 of 22) Response
Program Title Aqua Kids
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays/8:00 a.m. thru Sept. 16
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
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 8 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Aired on WGRZ Channel 2.3, Aqua Kids Adventures has compelling content that works across cultures and aims to grow awareness and participation in all water activities for kids across America. Aqua Kids Adventures travels the planet visiting a variety of water environments from water management facilities to fresh water and brackish streams to the oceans of the world with the intent of motivating other kids to become active citizens on the issue of pollution of water environments.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (14 of 22) Response
Program Title In the Zone
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tuesdays/8:00 a.m. thru Sept. 13
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
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. Aired on WGRZ Channel 2.3, Magic Johnson, along with his friends (Karim Abdul-Jabbar, Carmelo Anthony, Kenny "The Jet" Smith, and many more), teach teens the importance of conditioning and education in order to master the intricacies of sports ranging from basketball, baseball, football, soccer, hockey, tennis, etc.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (15 of 22) Response
Program Title Angel's Friends
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Thursdays/8:00 a.m. thru Sept. 15
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
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. Aired on WGRZ Channel 2.3, "Angel's Friends" is an animated series aimed at 13-16 year olds. The main characters, although they are both angels and devils, deal with making choices in life, which is one of the main challenges that adolescents are faced with as they grow and mature. The main characters in this series all belong to their group or clique and within their circle of friends they learn to support each other. They are each assigned an Earthly teenager who needs help with issues in life. The angels are there to help their assignments make good choices and learn good lessons, however, they are countered by the young devils who are also assigned to help them make poor choices. In the end, the angels win, showing that positive choices are always better than negative ones. The stories about real life issues that teenagers face, such as bullying, standing up for friends, peer pressure, body image, being a leader rather than a follower, staying true to yourself and original ideas are better than copies, among other important challenges.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (16 of 22) Response
Program Title Turbo Dogs
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays/11:00 a.m.
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 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Turbo Dogs is an animated show based on the books (Racer Dogs) by Bob Kolar. The series follows a group of six dogs from Racerville who love to compete with one another in races. In each story, one of more of the dogs encounter and solve problems that teach them social-emotional lessons on good sportsmanship, teamwork, cooperation, playing fair, and friendship. The show also imparts information on the mechanics of racing like directionality and the concepts of distance and time. The social-emotional messages are embedded through the stories using action and humor. The tags at the end of each episode reiterate and establish the educational messages learned by the dogs.
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 Turbo Dogs
List date and time rescheduled July 10 at 2:00 p.m.
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # July 3
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (17 of 22) Response
Program Title Magic School Bus
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/11:00 a.m.
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 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Based on a 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 is 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. In addition to all the factual content, the children also have a socio-emotional problem to solve that is embedded into the story line.
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 Magic School Bus
List date and time rescheduled July 10 at 12:00 p.m.
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # July 2
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (18 of 22) Response
Program Title Pearlie
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/12:30 p.m.
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 6 years to 10 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.
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 July 10 at 1:30 p.m.
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # July 2
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Pearlie
List date and time rescheduled Sept. 18 at 12:30 p.m.
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # Sept. 17
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (19 of 22) Response
Program Title Planet X
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tuesdays/11:00 a.m.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 10
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 3
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 3
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. Aired on WGRZ Channel 2.2, Planet X is an E/I video sports and fitness based television series. Each episode mixes action and extreme sports content within a balanced and well produced program that features (1) inspiring sports and fitness themes, angles and stories, information and education elements on sports training tips from athletes, information on how to get involved in dozens of sports and fitness programs, coverage of sports and products from an insider's perspective, regular travel and cultural experiences via foreign adventure feature shows all around the world and much more. Topics covered each week include health & fitness, world and local travel and culture, ocean ecology and numerous sports angles including events, training, tips, athletes, lifestyle and more.
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 Planet X
List date and time rescheduled Aug. 30 at 1 p.m.
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # August 30
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Planet X
List date and time rescheduled Aug. 23 at 1 p.m.
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # August 23
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #3

Questions Response
Title of Program Planet X
List date and time rescheduled Sept. 6 at 1 p.m.
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # September 6
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (20 of 22) Response
Program Title BETA Records
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wednesdays/8:30 a.m. thru Sept. 14
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
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. Aired on WGRZ Channel 2.3, BETA Records TV is an educational and instructional music centric series. It follows a magazine format with segments ranging from major and indie artist interviews, tutorials and how-to's, producer and music executive tips, Internet heroes, The Vault (legendary artists) and music as it pertains to fashion and pop culture.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (21 of 22) Response
Program Title Mustard Pancakes
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Mondays/8:00 a.m. thru Sept. 12
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 3 years to 7 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Aired on WGRZ Channel 2.3, Mustard Pancakes is a television series for children featuring the loveable and talented Courtney Campbell and her family of fun-loving puppets. Each episode mirrors a slice of everyday life, from problems to celebrations and everything in between. Mustard Pancakes serves children's social and emotional development as well as their intellectual development. Children are exposed to the importance of responsibility, sharing, communicating, helping others and many other life skills. Through the scenarios displayed in each program, children learn by example, acquiring the goals necessary to help them to be responsible members of society.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (22 of 22) Response
Program Title Willa's Wild Life
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/12:00 p.m.
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 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Willa's Wild Life, based on the books An Octopus Followed Me Home by Dan Yaccarino, is an animated series centered on a six-year-old girl and her menagerie of animals. Willa lives at home with her father and pets - an elephant, a giraffe, a pair of performing seals, a bear, penguins, and lots of rabbits. In each episode, Willa faces a challenge at home, in school or in her neighborhood. With her animals and best friend Dooley as key elements of her team, Willa works on solutions to overcome her challenge. Together they find ways to maintain healthy friendships, experience success, develop competence and become altruistic. With help from her animal friends, Willa figures out how to earn the things she wants by helping others. She learns to appreciate the friends that she has rather than trying to change to fit in with the "cool" group. She realizes that asking questions is better than jumping to conclusions. Whether at school, home or in the neighborhood, Willa finds a way to analyze her situation and learn from experience.
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 July 10 at 1:00 p.m.
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # July 2
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Willa's Wild Life
List date and time rescheduled Sept. 18 at 12:00 p.m.
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # September 17
Reason for Preemption Sports

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Liaison Contact

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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 Deborah Schugardt
Address 259 Delaware Avenue
City Buffalo
State NY
Zip 14202
Telephone Number (716) 849-2291
Email Address dschugar@wgrz.gannett.com
Include any other comments or information you want the Commission to consider in evaluating your compliance with the Children's Television Act (or use this space for supplemental explanations). This may include information on any other noncore educational and informational programming that you aired this quarter or plan to air during the next quarter, or any existing or proposed non-broadcast efforts that will enhance the educational and informational value of such programming to children. See 47 C.F.R. Section 73.671, NOTES 2 and 3. On Saturday, July 2, NBC pre-empted The Magic School Bus, Babar, Willa's Wild Life, and Pearnie to air NBC's live coverage of Wimbledon Tennis from 9am-2pm. WGRZ rescheduled all four programs on July 10 at 12pm, 12:30pm, 1pm and 1:30pm respectively. On Sunday, July 3, NBC pre-empted Turbo Dogs and Shelldon to air NBC's live coverage of Wimbledon Tennis from 9am-3pm. WGRZ rescheduled Turbo Dogs at 2pm and Shelldon 2:30pm on July 10. On September 17, NBC pre-empted Willa's Wild Life and Pearlie to air live coverage of Golf/BMW Championship from 12-3:30pm. WGRZ rescheduled Willa's Wild Life at 12pm and Pearlie at 12:30pm on Sept. 18. On Wed., July 27, Universal Sports pre-empted Planet X at 11am and 11:30am to air Countdown to London. Planet X was rescheduled on July 28 at 11am and 11:30am. On August 22, 23 and 24 and September 5, 6 and 7, Universal Sports 2.3 pre-empted Planet X at 11am and 11:30am to air live coverage of Vuelta a Espana. Planet X was rescheduled on August 22, 23 & 24 and September 5, 6 and 7 at 1pm and 1:30pm. RTV was providing program for WGRZ Channel 2.3. On Friday, September 16 at 11:59 p.m., WGRZ cancelled the operation of WGRZ Channel 2.3.

Other Matters (12)

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Other Matters (1 of 12) Response
Program Title Planet X
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tuesdays/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. Airing on WGRZ Channel 2.2, Planet X is an E/I video sports and fitness based television series. Each episode mixes action and extreme sports content within a balanced and well produced program that features (1) inspiring sports and fitness themes, angles and stories, information and education elements on sports training tips from athletes, information on how to get involved in dozens of sports and fitness programs, coverage of sports and products from an insider's perspective, regular travel and cultural experiences via foreign adventure feature shows all around the world and much more. Topics covered each week include health & fitness, world and local travel and culture, ocean ecology and numerous sports angles including events, training, tips, athletes, lifestyle and more.
Other Matters (2 of 12) Response
Program Title Planet X
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tuesdays/11:00 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. Airing on WGRZ Channel 2.2, Planet X is an E/I video sports and fitness based television series. Each episode mixes action and extreme sports content within a balanced and well produced program that features (1) inspiring sports and fitness themes, angles and stories, information and education elements on sports training tips from athletes, information on how to get involved in dozens of sports and fitness programs, coverage of sports and products from an insider's perspective, regular travel and cultural experiences via foreign adventure feature shows all around the world and much more. Topics covered each week include health & fitness, world and local travel and culture, ocean ecology and numerous sports angles including events, training, tips, athletes, lifestyle and more.
Other Matters (3 of 12) Response
Program Title Magic School Bus
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/11:00 a.m.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Based on a 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 is 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. In addition to all the factual content, the children also have a socio-emotional problem to solve that is embedded into the story line.
Other Matters (4 of 12) Response
Program Title Pearlie
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/12:30 p.m.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 6 years to 10 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.
Other Matters (5 of 12) Response
Program Title Turbo Dogs
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays/11:00 a.m.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Turbo Dogs is an animated show based on the books (Racer Dogs) by Bob Kolar. The series follows a group of six dogs from Racerville who love to compete with one another in races. In each story, one of more of the dogs encounter and solve problems that teach them social-emotional lessons on good sportsmanship, teamwork, cooperation, playing fair, and friendship. The show also imparts information on the mechanics of racing like directionality and the concepts of distance and time. The social-emotional messages are embedded through the stories using action and humor. The tags at the end of each episode reiterate and establish the educational messages learned by the dogs.
Other Matters (6 of 12) Response
Program Title Planet X
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wednesdays/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. Airing on WGRZ Channel 2.2, Planet X is an E/I video sports and fitness based television series. Each episode mixes action and extreme sports content within a balanced and well produced program that features (1) inspiring sports and fitness themes, angles and stories, information and education elements on sports training tips from athletes, information on how to get involved in dozens of sports and fitness programs, coverage of sports and products from an insider's perspective, regular travel and cultural experiences via foreign adventure feature shows all around the world and much more. Topics covered each week include health & fitness, world and local travel and culture, ocean ecology and numerous sports angles including events, training, tips, athletes, lifestyle and more.
Other Matters (7 of 12) Response
Program Title Planet X
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Mondays/11:00 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. Airing on WGRZ Channel 2.2, Planet X is an E/I video sports and fitness based television series. Each episode mixes action and extreme sports content within a balanced and well produced program that features (1) inspiring sports and fitness themes, angles and stories, information and education elements on sports training tips from athletes, information on how to get involved in dozens of sports and fitness programs, coverage of sports and products from an insider's perspective, regular travel and cultural experiences via foreign adventure feature shows all around the world and much more. Topics covered each week include health & fitness, world and local travel and culture, ocean ecology and numerous sports angles including events, training, tips, athletes, lifestyle and more.
Other Matters (8 of 12) Response
Program Title Willa's Wild Life
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/12:00 p.m.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Willa's Wild Life is an animated series centered on a six-year-old girl and her menagerie of animals. Willa's Wild Life lives at home with her father and pets - an elephant, a giraffe, a pair of performing seals, a bear, penguins, and lots of rabbits. In each episode, Willa's Wild life faces a challenge at home, in school or in her neighborhood. With her animals and best friend Dooley as key elements of her team, Willa's Wild Life works on solutions to overcome her challenge. Together they find ways to maintain healthy friendships, experience success, develop competence and become altruistic. With help from her animal friends, Willa's Wild Life figures out how to earn the things she wants by helping others. She learns to appreciate the friends that she has rather than trying to change to fit in with the "cool" group. She realizes that asking questions is better than jumping to conclusions. Whether at school, home or in the neighborhood, Willa's Wild Life finds a way to analyze her situation and learn from experience.
Other Matters (9 of 12) Response
Program Title Planet X
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wednesdays/11:00 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. Airing on WGRZ Channel 2.2, Planet X is an E/I video sports and fitness based television series. Each episode mixes action and extreme sports content within a balanced and well produced program that features (1) inspiring sports and fitness themes, angles and stories, information and education elements on sports training tips from athletes, information on how to get involved in dozens of sports and fitness programs, coverage of sports and products from an insider's perspective, regular travel and cultural experiences via foreign adventure feature shows all around the world and much more. Topics covered each week include health & fitness, world and local travel and culture, ocean ecology and numerous sports angles including events, training, tips, athletes, lifestyle and more.
Other Matters (10 of 12) Response
Program Title Babar
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/11:30 a.m.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Based on the books by Laurent de Brunhoff, Babar is an animated show about a young orphaned elephant who finds the strength to rise above the challenges he faces, including the death of his parents, as he journeys through life. Each episode of the show develops a social-emotional message such as taking responsibility, being patient and persistent in hard work, respecting people's privacy, learning to cope with unforeseen changes and being honest. These messages emerge from the need to resolve a dilemma that is faced by Babar, one of his friends or family members.
Other Matters (11 of 12) Response
Program Title Shelldon
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays/11:30 a.m.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Shelldon is an animated series about a school-aged yoka shell mollusk named Shelldon. He lives with his adoptive family, the Clams, in Shell Land, an undersea community populated by all sorts of sea species. Shelldon and his best friends, Connie (a cowrie shell mollusk) and Herman (a hermit crab), face a specific challenge in every episode. 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 most 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 social-emotional lesson and many episodes provide informational content relating to the sea life habitat of Shell Land and environmental conservation.
Other Matters (12 of 12) Response
Program Title Planet X
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Mondays/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. Airing on WGRZ Channel 2.2, Planet X is an E/I video sports and fitness based television series. Each episode mixes action and extreme sports content within a balanced and well produced program that features (1) inspiring sports and fitness themes, angles and stories, information and education elements on sports training tips from athletes, information on how to get involved in dozens of sports and fitness programs, coverage of sports and products from an insider's perspective, regular travel and cultural experiences via foreign adventure feature shows all around the world and much more. Topics covered each week include health & fitness, world and local travel and culture, ocean ecology and numerous sports angles including events, training, tips, athletes, lifestyle and more.

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The undersigned certifies that he or she is (a) the party filing the Children's Television Programming, or an officer, director, member, partner, trustee, authorized employee, or other individual or duly elected or appointed official who is authorized to sign on behalf of the party filing the Children's Television Programming; or (b) an attorney qualified to practice before the Commission under 47 C.F.R. Section 1.23(a), who is authorized to represent the party filing the Children's Television Programming, and who further certifies that he or she has read the document; that to the best of his or her knowledge, information,and belief there is good ground to support it; and that it is not interposed for delay.

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Upon grant of this application, the Authorization Holder may be subject to certain construction or coverage requirements. Failure to meet the construction or coverage requirements will result in automatic cancellation of the Authorization. Consult appropriate FCC regulations to determine the construction or coverage requirements that apply to the type of Authorization requested in this application.

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I certify that this application includes all required and relevant attachments.
I declare, under penalty of perjury, that I am an authorized representative of the above-named applicant for the Authorization(s) specified above.

Multimedia Entertainment, Inc.


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