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

FRN:
0024376154
File Number:
CPR-163192
Submit Date:
01/07/2015
Call Sign:
WGRZ
Facility ID:
64547
City:
BUFFALO
State:
NY
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
01/07/2015
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Fourth Quarter of 2014

General Information

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

Applicant Information

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Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

Contact Representatives (0)

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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: 3.0
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(18)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 18) Response
Program Title Astroblast
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays/11:00 a.m.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Based on the book series "Astroblast!" by author and illustrator Bob Kolar, this series is set on a space station in an unknown solar system. The station is populated by five animal characters and one 3-eyed octopus of unknown derivation. Each episode begins with an everyday conversation or incident that grows into a predicament of some sort needing a solution. While these predicaments take place on a space station populated by animal characters and aliens from different galaxies, the issues and resolutions resonate for a preschool audience. Through comedy and zippy action, our target audience sees how the characters learn lessons for practical living such as how to keep track of things that belong to you, practice good habits, clean up a space when you've made a mess, rebound from a failure or embarrassing incident, or resist the urge to blame others for your mistakes.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 18) Response
Program Title The Chica Show
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays/11:30 a.m.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Chica is a five-year-old "baby" chick who spends her days with her parents in their costume shop, the Coop. The shop's one employee, Kelly, doubles as Chica's nanny and the ensemble is rounded out with Bunji, a large floppy eared rabbit and Stitches, a straw mannequin that sits in the window. In each episode Chica develops or encounters a problem that she cannot immediately resolve. Usually her issues involve impulse control, distractibility, judgment, and inter-personal behaviors. She and Kelly usually work on the problem through an adventure - a fantasy transformation to animation - where Bunji and Stitches come alive and join Chica and Kelly for the problem-solving process. The core educational content is primarily socio-emotional development, and Chica learns how to express herself properly, think before she acts, and interact with others effectively. She often learns that it takes hard work and practice to become proficient at different skills.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 18) Response
Program Title Tree Fu Tom
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays/10:30 a.m.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 7
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Tree Fu Tom is a live action/animated series about a little boy who lives in a rural area and has a rich fantasy life in the woods behind his home. Tom uses specific movements to summon up magic powers that permit him to morph into an animated hero and fly around in Treetopolis, the animated version of his woods. While in the Treetopolis, Tom and his friends, Ariella, Twigs, Squirmturn and Zigzoo will invariably run into a problem or disaster that needs fixing. Tom calls upon the audience to practice original dance moves that will bring him magic so he and his friends can resolve their challenge of the day. Educational messages reinforce positive socio-emotional content, with examples that model: being loyal to good friends, knowing how to ask for help, doing the right thing instead of what is convenient, making the effort to share rather than being selfish, or relying on teamwork in order to accomplish a goal.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 18) Response
Program Title On the Spot
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/11:30 a.m.
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 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 2.3, "On the Spot" uses an entertaining on-the-street format to test how well young people know the information contained in the Common Core State Standards Initiative, an attempt to set a national curriculum to bridge the standards gap between states. Then, On the Spot explains the answer to each question. On the Spot challenges viewers to recall middle and high school knowledge about history, science, math, English, second languages, health, geography, art, music, and technology, and then teaches them the answer.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 18) Response
Program Title Lazytown
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/11:30 a.m.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 3
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Lazy Town promotes fitness and healthful habits for preschool children. It takes place in an imaginary setting, Lazy Town, and most episodes relate children's eating and fitness habits to problem solving in their "real world." The lead character, Stephanie, guides the audience through the story. She and her best friends, a group of "human" puppets reside in Lazy Town, where her uncle is the Mayor Milford Meanswell. The underground spy and influencer who defines the ethos of Lazy Town is Robbie Rotten, and he is determined to ruin the health and fitness practices of Stephanie and her friends. When the kids get into difficulties with Robbie Rotten, it is Sportacus, gymnast/athlete who comes to the rescue from his home in a spaceship that hovers over earth, prepared to answer to any call for help. The ever-present theme of Lazy Town is to eat "sports candy" which consists of fruits and vegetables, get sufficient sleep, and go outside and engage in a wide range of physical activities, from playing games, holding athletic competitions, to building forts and play structures.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 18) Response
Program Title Family Style with Chef Jeff
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/12:00 p.m.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Airing on WGRZ Channel 2.3, "Family Style with Chef Jeff" is an educational and informative series that teaches viewers how making the right choices in the kitchen can lead to life-changing experiences for the entire family. Each episode features interesting and valuable health and nutrition information as viewers also learn how to cook healthier versions of some of our favorite dishes. Family Style uses unique structural components to help young viewers retain and reflect on important and current health-related information. The series also features nutrition quizzes, health tips, and Chef Jeff's own positive reinforcement. The goal of the series is to help young viewers make well informed choices about their eating habits, nutrition and health.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 18) Response
Program Title The Coolest Places on Earth
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/11:00 a.m.
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 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 2.3, "The Coolest Places on Earth" is an educational and informative program that takes young viewers on a journey of discovery to the most astonishing places on the planet - cities, festivals, landmarks and jaw-dropping works of nature - exploring each locaton's history and culture. Each episode showcases three specific locations and delivers fast-paced, engaging information that's a perfect match for the 21st century learner. The series is packed with facts about history, geography and culture. The goal of the series is to provide young viewers with the inspiration and information to better understand and appreciate the culturally and geographically diverse world around them.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 18) Response
Program Title Think Big
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/12:30 p.m.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Airing on WGRZ Channel 2.2, Think Big is a kid-hosted series for young people following the world's most innovative kids as they create and invent new toys, games, learning tools, websites and new modes of transportation. This series features top kid inventors who face off against each other in an Invent-Off to see who can come up with the most innovative and creative invention. Each episode is set in the Think Tank, a studio filled top to bottom with art supplies and construction materials. Two teams, each led by a Featured Inventor, brainstorm, choose materials, and then sketch, design and build their idea. Kids acquire and showcase their skills in creativity, science, innovation, marketing, design and teamwork. Once completed, the competing inventions are presented to a judge. The best invention wins bragging rights and the coveted Genius Cup.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 18) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/10:30 a.m.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Airing on WGRZ Channel 2.3, Animal Atlas is an entertaining and educational wildlife program shot exclusively in High Definition. The show introduces young viewers to every kind of animal imaginable, from the familiar to the astounding, including apes and giant lizards, sharks and tigers, and all other animals from the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia, and everywhere in between. Animal Atlas promotes a better understanding of how various animal species live and what they need to survive. Each episode stands alone as an entertaining look into the world of animals - whether visiting a particular group of animals, such as big cats, or meeting the animals of an entire continent. Viewers discover the variety of places that animals live, how they find food, and how they play. The show also looks at how family units operate, from a community of thousands of prairie dogs, to a pride of lions, to a school of fish. Certain episodes also explore animal features such as diet, locomotion, adaptation, and how animals take care of their young. Along the way, Animal Atlas educates young viewers about endangered species and provides information on how to support wildlife conservation. For a population of young viewers attuned to the importance of going "green", Animal Atlas is not only entertaining, it is culturally relevant and important. Animal Atlas offers an incredible and wildly entertaining adventure through the animal world. Learning about animals has never been more fun! Just spin the globe. Anywhere, everywhere animals live, you'll find Animal Atlas.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 18) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/12:30 p.m.
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 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 2.3, Animal Atlas is an entertaining and educational wildlife program shot exclusively in High Definition. The show introduces young viewers to every kind of animal imaginable, from the familiar to the astounding, including apes and giant lizards, sharks and tigers, and all other animals from the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia, and everywhere in between. Animal Atlas promotes a better understanding of how various animal species live and what they need to survive. Each episode stands alone as an entertaining look into the world of animals - whether visiting a particular group of animals, such as big cats, or meeting the animals of an entire continent. Viewers discover the variety of places that animals live, how they find food, and how they play. The show also looks at how family units operate, from a community of thousands of prairie dogs, to a pride of lions, to a school of fish. Certain episodes also explore animal features such as diet, locomotion, adaptation, and how animals take care of their young. Along the way, Animal Atlas educates young viewers about endangered species and provides information on how to support wildlife conservation. For a population of young viewers attuned to the importance of going "green", Animal Atlas is not only entertaining, it is culturally relevant and important. Animal Atlas offers an incredible and wildly entertaining adventure through the animal world. Learning about animals has never been more fun! Just spin the globe. Anywhere, everywhere animals live, you'll find Animal Atlas.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (11 of 18) Response
Program Title Missing
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/12:00 p.m.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Airing on WGRZ Channel 2.2, Missing focuses on actual cases of missing persons. The series, in particular, provides information and descriptions of missing children, including endangered runaways as well as victims of abductions. The show also presents peer-to-peer advice on safety in public places and in cyber space, including real-world examples of how to avoid potentially dangerous situations. The program emphasizes taking active responsibility for personal safety and promotes situational awareness, presented in a calm and non-threatening manner suited for teenagers.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (12 of 18) Response
Program Title Dragonfly TV
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/11:30 a.m.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Airing on WGRZ Channel 2.2, Dragonfly is a science series that highlights children "doing" projects with real hands-on experience and demonstrates practical applications of mathematics and science. It introduces young viewers to a variety of scientific disciplines and challenges them in critical thinking and problem solving skills, while providing valuable information to reach answers. Each episode is engaging, entertaining and educational in structure, allowing children to investigate science on their own.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (13 of 18) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/10:00 a.m.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Airing on WGRZ Channel 2.3, Animal Atlas is an entertaining and educational wildlife program shot exclusively in High Definition. The show introduces young viewers to every kind of animal imaginable, from the familiar to the astounding, including apes and giant lizards, sharks and tigers, and all other animals from the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia, and everywhere in between. Animal Atlas promotes a better understanding of how various animal species live and what they need to survive. Each episode stands alone as an entertaining look into the world of animals - whether visiting a particular group of animals, such as big cats, or meeting the animals of an entire continent. Viewers discover the variety of places that animals live, how they find food, and how they play. The show also looks at how family units operate, from a community of thousands of prairie dogs, to a pride of lions, to a school of fish. Certain episodes also explore animal features such as diet, locomotion, adaptation, and how animals take care of their young. Along the way, Animal Atlas educates young viewers about endangered species and provides information on how to support wildlife conservation. For a population of young viewers attuned to the importance of going "green", Animal Atlas is not only entertaining, it is culturally relevant and important. Animal Atlas offers an incredible and wildly entertaining adventure through the animal world. Learning about animals has never been more fun! Just spin the globe. Anywhere, everywhere animals live, you'll find Animal Atlas.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (14 of 18) Response
Program Title Dog Tales
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/11:00 a.m.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Airing on WGRZ Channel 2.2, Dog Tales is an educational/informational series showcasing all aspects of the canine world. The series appropriate for family viewing and children ages 13-16 in particular, offers useful information on all kinds of dogs and the people who love them. The program also instructs young viewers on the proper care of pets and provides safety, health and training tips that are useful for all kinds of dogs. In addition to showcasing skilled and compassionate individuals helping dogs and dogs assisting people, the program emphasizes responsible pet ownership, compassion for all living creatures and promotes strong personal and community values, all in a manner that is as entertaining as it is informative.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (15 of 18) Response
Program Title Poppy Cat
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/12 p.m.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 2
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Poppy Cat is based on the book series by Lara Jones and uses embedded lessons on imagination and storytelling to encourage creating thinking for preschool children. In each story the narrator, Lara reads a story about Poppy Cat, to her own cat named Poppy. She makes up a story that will be exciting and just follows her imagination to distant lands reached by boat, plane or train. Poppy Cat is the leader of his group of animal friends, and the story always features an underlying message about being nice to yet ignoring the antics of the resident bully, a badger named Egbert. The lesson is always to think creatively and exercise your mind through reading and storytelling because it will always lead to enjoyment and adventure.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (16 of 18) Response
Program Title Animal Rescue
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/10:00 a.m.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Airing on WGRZ Channel 2.2, Animal Rescue is a reality series showcasing spectacular rescues of all types of animals. The series focuses on the dedicated people around the world who help sick, injured or abused animals. The program also instructs children on the proper care of animals and provides safety tips on how to care for all kinds of creatures in the animal kingdom. The show is aimed at children and families who want to learn about animal treatment, care and protection.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (17 of 18) Response
Program Title Biz Kids
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/10:30 a.m.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Airing on WGRZ Channel 2.2, Biz Kids is a series focusing on financial literacy and entrepreneurship for teens. Using a mix of strong financial education tools, dynamic sketch comedy and inspiring true stories of young entrepreneurs, Biz Kids provides important information for future success. Each episode features math, language arts and social studies as well s teaching teens about money and business.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (18 of 18) Response
Program Title Noodle & Doodle
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/12:30 p.m.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 5
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 8
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 8
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Noodle and Doodle is an instructional series that features creating art projects and cooking projects around a specific theme. The show is hosted by Sean, who drives around in a double-decker bus fully equipped with art supplies and a kitchen, all ready for any assignment. The projects encourage parent engagement and often feature families working together to make something for display in the child's home. Sean is accompanied by Doggity, an every-faithful Beagle dog, who transforms into an animated character during interstitial trips to a parallel universe and kitchen full of prank playing animated characters. The art projects typically feature lessons on recycling materials for re-use in making art and always demonstrate that creativity can transform something intended for one purpose into something useful to achieve a completely different goal.
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 Noodle & Doodle
List date and time rescheduled October 19 at 12 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 # October 18
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Noodle & Doodle
List date and time rescheduled November 30 at 12 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 # November 29
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #3

Questions Response
Title of Program Noodle & Doodle
List date and time rescheduled December 21 at 12 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 # December 20
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #4

Questions Response
Title of Program Noodle & Doodle
List date and time rescheduled November 9 at 12 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 # November 8
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #5

Questions Response
Title of Program Noodle & Doodle
List date and time rescheduled December 7 at 12 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 # December 6
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #6

Questions Response
Title of Program Noodle & Doodle
List date and time rescheduled October 5 at 12 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 # October 4
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #7

Questions Response
Title of Program Noodle & Doodle
List date and time rescheduled November 2 at 12 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 # October 25
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #8

Questions Response
Title of Program Noodle & Doodle
List date and time rescheduled November 23 at 12 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 # November 22
Reason for Preemption Sports

Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (0)

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Sponsored Core Programming (0)

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Liaison Contact

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Question Response
Does the Licensee publicize the existence and location of the station's Children's Television Programming Reports (FCC 398) as required by 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3526(e)(11)(iii)? Yes
Name of children's programming liaison 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 October 4, October 18, October 25, November 8, November 22, November 29, December 6 and December 20, Noodle & Doodle was preempted due to NBC's soccer coverage; WGRZ rescheduled these episodes.

Other Matters (34)

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Other Matters (1 of 34) Response
Program Title Safari Tracks
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/9:00 a.m. (beginning 3/14/15)
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 2.2, "Safari Tracks" is an educational and informative half-hour, E/I program that takes viewers on an African safari - focusing on African wildlife and the magnificent and mysterious world of these animals, all in their natural habitat. Follow Ushaka as we explore the African continent, from the brush lands of the African Savanna to the great Okavango delta ... and beyond! The series strives to present a wide variety of information in a number of interactive and poignant sequences to make knowledge of the animal kingdom both simpler and easier to remember.
Other Matters (2 of 34) Response
Program Title Tree Fu Tom
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays/10:30 a.m.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Tree Fu Tom is a live action/animated series about a little boy who lives in a rural area and has a rich fantasy life in the woods behind his home. Tom uses specific movements to summon up magic powers that permit him to morph into an animated hero and fly around in Treetopolis, the animated version of his woods. While in the Treetopolis, Tom and his friends, Ariella, Twigs, Squirmturn and Zigzoo will invariably run into a problem or disaster that needs fixing. Tom calls upon the audience to practice original dance moves that will bring him magic so he and his friends can resolve their challenge of the day. Educational messages reinforce positive socio-emotional content, with examples that model: being loyal to good friends, knowing how to ask for help, doing the right thing instead of what is convenient, making the effort to share rather than being selfish, or relying on teamwork in order to accomplish a goal.
Other Matters (3 of 34) Response
Program Title Food for Thought
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/11:00 a.m. (beginning 1/24/15)
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 2.3, hosted by Claire Thomas, Food for Thought with Claire Thomas will approach food from a fresh and enlightening perspective. From exploring a wide variety of indigenous foods that are celebrated by cultures across the world to providing easy ways to grow healthy produce within one's own community, Claire will not only showcase her passion for food as a lifestyle but will fulfill her dream of sharing her enthusiasm and knowledge with young people.
Other Matters (4 of 34) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/10:30 a.m. (thru 1/17/15)
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 2.3, Animal Atlas is an entertaining wildlife program that introduces young viewers to every kind of animal imaginable, from the familiar to the astounding, including apes, giant lizards, sharks, tigers, and all other animals from the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia, and everywhere in between. Animal Atlas promotes a better understanding of how various animal species live and what they need to survive. Each episode stands alone as an entertaining look into the world of animals, whether visiting a particular group of animals, such as big cats or meeting the animals of an entire continent. Viewers discover the variety of places that animals live, how they find food, and how they play. The show also looks at how family units operate, from a community of thousands of prairies dogs, to a pride of lions, to a school of fish. Certain episodes also explore animal features such as diet, locomotion, adaptation, and how animals take care of their young. Animal Atlas educates young viewers about endangered species and provides information on how to support wildlife conservation. For a population of young viewers attuned to the importance of going "green", Animal Atlas is not only entertaining, it is culturally relevant and important.
Other Matters (5 of 34) Response
Program Title Poppy Cat
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 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Poppy Cat is based on the book series by Lara Jones and uses embedded lessons on imagination and storytelling to encourage creating thinking for preschool children. In each story the narrator, Lara reads a story about Poppy Cat, to her own cat named Poppy. She makes up a story that will be exciting and just follows her imagination to distant lands reached by boat, plane or train. Poppy Cat is the leader of his group of animal friends, and the story always features an underlying message about being nice to yet ignoring the antics of the resident bully, a badger named Egbert. The lesson is always to think creatively and exercise your mind through reading and storytelling because it will always lead to enjoyment and adventure.
Other Matters (6 of 34) Response
Program Title Think Big
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/12:30 p.m.(thru 3/7/15)
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, Think Big is a kid-hosted series for young people following the world's most innovative kids as they create and invent new toys, games, learning tools, websites and new modes of transportation. This series features top kid inventors who face off against each other in an Invent-Off to see who can come up with the most innovative and creative invention. Each episode is set in the Think Tank, a studio filled top to bottom with art supplies and construction materials. Two teams, each led by a Featured Inventor, brainstorm, choose materials, and then sketch, design and build their idea. Kids acquire and showcase their skills in creativity, science, innovation, marketing, design and teamwork. Once completed, the competing inventions are presented to a judge. The best invention wins bragging rights and the coveted Genius Cup.
Other Matters (7 of 34) Response
Program Title Missing
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/12:00 p.m.(thru 3/7/15)
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, Missing focuses on actual cases of missing persons. The series, in particular, provides information and descriptions of missing children, including endangered runaways as well as victims of abductions. The show also presents peer-to-peer advice on safety in public places and in cyber space, including real-world examples of how to avoid potentially dangerous situations. The program emphasizes taking active responsibility for personal safety and promotes situational awareness, presented in a calm and non-threatening manner suited for teenagers.
Other Matters (8 of 34) Response
Program Title Safari Tracks
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/9:30 a.m. (beginning 3/14/15)
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 2.2, "Safari Tracks" is an educational and informative half-hour, E/I program that takes viewers on an African safari - focusing on African wildlife and the magnificent and mysterious world of these animals, all in their natural habitat. Follow Ushaka as we explore the African continent, from the brush lands of the African Savanna to the great Okavango delta ... and beyond! The series strives to present a wide variety of information in a number of interactive and poignant sequences to make knowledge of the animal kingdom both simpler and easier to remember.
Other Matters (9 of 34) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/10:30 a.m. (beginning 3/14/15)
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, Animal Atlas is an entertaining wildlife program that introduces young viewers to every kind of animal imaginable, from the familiar to the astounding, including apes, giant lizards, sharks, tigers, and all other animals from the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia, and everywhere in between. Animal Atlas promotes a better understanding of how various animal species live and what they need to survive. Each episode stands alone as an entertaining look into the world of animals, whether visiting a particular group of animals, such as big cats or meeting the animals of an entire continent. Viewers discover the variety of places that animals live, how they find food, and how they play. The show also looks at how family units operate, from a community of thousands of prairies dogs, to a pride of lions, to a school of fish. Certain episodes also explore animal features such as diet, locomotion, adaptation, and how animals take care of their young. Animal Atlas educates young viewers about endangered species and provides information on how to support wildlife conservation. For a population of young viewers attuned to the importance of going "green", Animal Atlas is not only entertaining, it is culturally relevant and important.
Other Matters (10 of 34) Response
Program Title Food for Thought
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/11:30 a.m. (beginning 1/24/15)
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 2.3, hosted by Claire Thomas, Food for Thought with Claire Thomas will approach food from a fresh and enlightening perspective. From exploring a wide variety of indigenous foods that are celebrated by cultures across the world to providing easy ways to grow healthy produce within one's own community, Claire will not only showcase her passion for food as a lifestyle but will fulfill her dream of sharing her enthusiasm and knowledge with young people.
Other Matters (11 of 34) Response
Program Title The Chica Show
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 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Chica is a five-year-old "baby" chick who spends her days with her parents in their costume shop, the Coop. The shop's one employee, Kelly, doubles as Chica's nanny and the ensemble is rounded out with Bunji, a large floppy eared rabbit and Stitches, a straw mannequin that sits in the window. In each episode Chica develops or encounters a problem that she cannot immediately resolve. Usually her issues involve impulse control, distractibility, judgment, and inter-personal behaviors. She and Kelly usually work on the problem through an adventure - a fantasy transformation to animation - where Bunji and Stitches come alive and join Chica and Kelly for the problem-solving process. The core educational content is primarily socio-emotional development, and Chica learns how to express herself properly, think before she acts, and interact with others effectively. She often learns that it takes hard work and practice to become proficient at different skills.
Other Matters (12 of 34) Response
Program Title The Coolest Places on Earth
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/11:00 a.m. (beginning 3/14/15)
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, "The Coolest Places on Earth" is an educational, informative program that takes young viewers on a journey of discovery to the most astonishing places on the planet - cities, festivals, landmarks, and jaw-dropping works of nature - exploring each location's history and culture. Each episode showcases three specific locations and delivers fast-paced, engaging information that's a perfect match for the 21st century learner. The series is packed with facts about history, geography, and culture. The goal of the series is to provide young viewers with the inspiration and information to better understand and appreciate the culturally and geographically diverse world around them.
Other Matters (13 of 34) Response
Program Title Safari Tracks
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/9:30 a.m. (thru 1/17/15)
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 2.3, "Safari Tracks" is an educational and informative half-hour, E/I program that takes viewers on an African safari - focusing on African wildlife and the magnificent and mysterious world of these animals, all in their natural habitat. Follow Ushaka as we explore the African continent, from the brush lands of the African Savanna to the great Okavango delta ... and beyond! The series strives to present a wide variety of information in a number of interactive and poignant sequences to make knowledge of the animal kingdom both simpler and easier to remember.
Other Matters (14 of 34) Response
Program Title On the Spot
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/11:30 a.m. (beginning 3/14/15)
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, "On the Spot" uses an entertaining on-the-street format to test how well young people know the information contained in the Common Core State Standards Initiative, an attempt to set a national curriculum to bridge the standards gap between states. Then, On the Spot explains the answer to each question. On the Spot challenges viewers to recall middle and high school knowledge about history, science, math, English, second languages, health, geography, art, music and technology, and then teaches them the answer.
Other Matters (15 of 34) Response
Program Title Family Style with Chef Jeff
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/12:00 p.m. (beginning 3/14/15)
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, "Family Style with Chef Jeff" is an educational and informative half-hour series that teaches viewers how making the right choices in the kitchen can lead to life-changing experiences for the entire family. Each episode features interesting and valuable health and nutrition information as viewers also learn how to cook healthier versions of some of our favorite dishes. Family Style uses unique structural components to help young viewers retain and reflect on important and current health-related information. The series also features nutrition quizzes, health tips, and Chef Jeff's own positive reinforcement. The goal of the series is to help young viewers make well informed choices about their eating habits, nutrition, and health.
Other Matters (16 of 34) Response
Program Title Family Style with Chef Jeff
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/12:00 p.m. (thru 1/17/15)
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 2.3, "Family Style with Chef Jeff" is an educational and informative half-hour series that teaches viewers how making the right choices in the kitchen can lead to life-changing experiences for the entire family. Each episode features interesting and valuable health and nutrition information as viewers also learn how to cook healthier versions of some of our favorite dishes. Family Style uses unique structural components to help young viewers retain and reflect on important and current health-related information. The series also features nutrition quizzes, health tips, and Chef Jeff's own positive reinforcement. The goal of the series is to help young viewers make well informed choices about their eating habits, nutrition, and health.
Other Matters (17 of 34) Response
Program Title Safari Tracks
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/9:00 a.m. (thru 1/17/15)
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 2.3, "Safari Tracks" is an educational and informative half-hour, E/I program that takes viewers on an African safari - focusing on African wildlife and the magnificent and mysterious world of these animals, all in their natural habitat. Follow Ushaka as we explore the African continent, from the brush lands of the African Savanna to the great Okavango delta ... and beyond! The series strives to present a wide variety of information in a number of interactive and poignant sequences to make knowledge of the animal kingdom both simpler and easier to remember.
Other Matters (18 of 34) Response
Program Title Noodle and Doodle
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 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Noodle and Doodle is an instructional series that features creating art projects and cooking projects around a specific theme. The show is hosted by Sean, who drives around in a double-decker bus fully equipped with art supplies and a kitchen, all ready for any assignment. The projects encourage parent engagement and often feature families working together to make something for display in the child's home. Sean is accompanied by Doggity, an every-faithful Beagle dog, who transforms into an animated character during interstitial trips to a parallel universe and kitchen full of prank playing animated characters. The art projects typically feature lessons on recycling materials for re-use in making art and always demonstrate that creativity can transform something intended for one purpose into something useful to achieve a completely different goal.
Other Matters (19 of 34) Response
Program Title Dog Tales
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/11:00 a.m. (thru 3/7/15)
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, Dog Tales is an educational/informational series showcasing all aspects of the canine world. The series appropriate for family viewing and children ages 13-16 in particular, offers useful information on all kinds of dogs and the people who love them. The program also instructs young viewers on the proper care of pets and provides safety, health and training tips that are useful for all kinds of dogs. In addition to showcasing skilled and compassionate individuals helping dogs and dogs assisting people, the program emphasizes responsible pet ownership, compassion for all living creatures and promotes strong personal and community values, all in a manner that is as entertaining as it is informative.
Other Matters (20 of 34) Response
Program Title Food for Thought
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/10:00 a.m. (beginning 1/24/15)
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 2.3, hosted by Claire Thomas, Food for Thought with Claire Thomas will approach food from a fresh and enlightening perspective. From exploring a wide variety of indigenous foods that are celebrated by cultures across the world to providing easy ways to grow healthy produce within one's own community, Claire will not only showcase her passion for food as a lifestyle but will fulfill her dream of sharing her enthusiasm and knowledge with young people.
Other Matters (21 of 34) Response
Program Title Food for Thought
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/10:30 a.m. (beginning 1/24/15)
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 2.3, hosted by Claire Thomas, Food for Thought with Claire Thomas will approach food from a fresh and enlightening perspective. From exploring a wide variety of indigenous foods that are celebrated by cultures across the world to providing easy ways to grow healthy produce within one's own community, Claire will not only showcase her passion for food as a lifestyle but will fulfill her dream of sharing her enthusiasm and knowledge with young people.
Other Matters (22 of 34) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/12:30 p.m. (thru 1/17/15)
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 2.3, Animal Atlas is an entertaining wildlife program that introduces young viewers to every kind of animal imaginable, from the familiar to the astounding, including apes, giant lizards, sharks, tigers, and all other animals from the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia, and everywhere in between. Animal Atlas promotes a better understanding of how various animal species live and what they need to survive. Each episode stands alone as an entertaining look into the world of animals, whether visiting a particular group of animals, such as big cats or meeting the animals of an entire continent. Viewers discover the variety of places that animals live, how they find food, and how they play. The show also looks at how family units operate, from a community of thousands of prairies dogs, to a pride of lions, to a school of fish. Certain episodes also explore animal features such as diet, locomotion, adaptation, and how animals take care of their young. Animal Atlas educates young viewers about endangered species and provides information on how to support wildlife conservation. For a population of young viewers attuned to the importance of going "green", Animal Atlas is not only entertaining, it is culturally relevant and important.
Other Matters (23 of 34) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/12:30 p.m. (beginning 3/14/15)
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, Animal Atlas is an entertaining wildlife program that introduces young viewers to every kind of animal imaginable, from the familiar to the astounding, including apes, giant lizards, sharks, tigers, and all other animals from the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia, and everywhere in between. Animal Atlas promotes a better understanding of how various animal species live and what they need to survive. Each episode stands alone as an entertaining look into the world of animals, whether visiting a particular group of animals, such as big cats or meeting the animals of an entire continent. Viewers discover the variety of places that animals live, how they find food, and how they play. The show also looks at how family units operate, from a community of thousands of prairies dogs, to a pride of lions, to a school of fish. Certain episodes also explore animal features such as diet, locomotion, adaptation, and how animals take care of their young. Animal Atlas educates young viewers about endangered species and provides information on how to support wildlife conservation. For a population of young viewers attuned to the importance of going "green", Animal Atlas is not only entertaining, it is culturally relevant and important.
Other Matters (24 of 34) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/10:00 a.m. (thru 1/17/15)
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 2.3, Animal Atlas is an entertaining wildlife program that introduces young viewers to every kind of animal imaginable, from the familiar to the astounding, including apes, giant lizards, sharks, tigers, and all other animals from the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia, and everywhere in between. Animal Atlas promotes a better understanding of how various animal species live and what they need to survive. Each episode stands alone as an entertaining look into the world of animals, whether visiting a particular group of animals, such as big cats or meeting the animals of an entire continent. Viewers discover the variety of places that animals live, how they find food, and how they play. The show also looks at how family units operate, from a community of thousands of prairies dogs, to a pride of lions, to a school of fish. Certain episodes also explore animal features such as diet, locomotion, adaptation, and how animals take care of their young. Animal Atlas educates young viewers about endangered species and provides information on how to support wildlife conservation. For a population of young viewers attuned to the importance of going "green", Animal Atlas is not only entertaining, it is culturally relevant and important.
Other Matters (25 of 34) Response
Program Title Food for Thought
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/9:00 a.m. (beginning 1/24/15)
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 2.3, hosted by Claire Thomas, Food for Thought with Claire Thomas will approach food from a fresh and enlightening perspective. From exploring a wide variety of indigenous foods that are celebrated by cultures across the world to providing easy ways to grow healthy produce within one's own community, Claire will not only showcase her passion for food as a lifestyle but will fulfill her dream of sharing her enthusiasm and knowledge with young people.
Other Matters (26 of 34) Response
Program Title Lazy Town
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 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Lazy Town promotes fitness and healthful habits for preschool children. It takes place in an imaginary setting, Lazy Town, and most episodes relate children's eating and fitness habits to problem solving in their "real world." The lead character, Stephanie, guides the audience through the story. She and her best friends, a group of "human" puppets reside in Lazy Town, where her uncle is the Mayor Milford Meanswell. The underground spy and influencer who defines the ethos of Lazy Town is Robbie Rotten, and he is determined to ruin the health and fitness practices of Stephanie and her friends. When the kids get into difficulties with Robbie Rotten, it is Sportacus, gymnast/athlete who comes to the rescue from his home in a spaceship that hovers over earth, prepared to answer to any call for help. The ever-present theme of Lazy Town is to eat "sports candy" which consists of fruits and vegetables, get sufficient sleep, and go outside and engage in a wide range of physical activities, from playing games, holding athletic competitions, to building forts and play structures.
Other Matters (27 of 34) Response
Program Title On the Spot
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/11:30 a.m. (thru 1/17/15)
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 2.3, "On the Spot" uses an entertaining on-the-street format to test how well young people know the information contained in the Common Core State Standards Initiative, an attempt to set a national curriculum to bridge the standards gap between states. Then, On the Spot explains the answer to each question. On the Spot challenges viewers to recall middle and high school knowledge about history, science, math, English, second languages, health, geography, art, music and technology, and then teaches them the answer.
Other Matters (28 of 34) Response
Program Title Astroblast
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 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Based on the book series "Astroblast!" by author and illustrator Bob Kolar, this series is set on a space station in an unknown solar system. The station is populated by five animal characters and one 3-eyed octopus of unknown derivation. Each episode begins with an everyday conversation or incident that grows into a predicament of some sort needing a solution. While these predicaments take place on a space station populated by animal characters and aliens from different galaxies, the issues and resolutions resonate for a preschool audience. Through comedy and zippy action, our target audience sees how the characters learn lessons for practial living such as how to keep track of things that belong to you, practice good habits, clean up a space when you've made a mess, rebound from a failure or embarrassing incident, or resist the urge to blame others for your mistakes.
Other Matters (29 of 34) Response
Program Title Biz Kids
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/10:30 a.m. (thru 3/7/15)
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, Biz Kids is a series focusing on financial literacy and entrepreneurship for teens. Using a mix of strong financial education tools, dynamic sketch comedy and inspiring true stories of young entrepreneurs, Biz Kids provides important information for future success. Each episode features math, language arts and social studies as well s teaching teens about money and business.
Other Matters (30 of 34) Response
Program Title Animal Rescue
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/10:00 a.m. (thru 3/7/15)
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, Animal Rescue is a reality series showcasing spectacular rescues of all types of animals. The series focuses on the dedicated people around the world who help sick, injured or abused animals. The program also instructs children on the proper care of animals and provides safety tips on how to care for all kinds of creatures in the animal kingdom. The show is aimed at children and families who want to learn about animal treatment, care and protection.
Other Matters (31 of 34) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/10:00 a.m. (beginning 3/14/15)
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, Animal Atlas is an entertaining wildlife program that introduces young viewers to every kind of animal imaginable, from the familiar to the astounding, including apes, giant lizards, sharks, tigers, and all other animals from the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia, and everywhere in between. Animal Atlas promotes a better understanding of how various animal species live and what they need to survive. Each episode stands alone as an entertaining look into the world of animals, whether visiting a particular group of animals, such as big cats or meeting the animals of an entire continent. Viewers discover the variety of places that animals live, how they find food, and how they play. The show also looks at how family units operate, from a community of thousands of prairies dogs, to a pride of lions, to a school of fish. Certain episodes also explore animal features such as diet, locomotion, adaptation, and how animals take care of their young. Animal Atlas educates young viewers about endangered species and provides information on how to support wildlife conservation. For a population of young viewers attuned to the importance of going "green", Animal Atlas is not only entertaining, it is culturally relevant and important.
Other Matters (32 of 34) Response
Program Title Food for Thought
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/9:30 a.m. (beginning 1/24/15)
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 2.3, hosted by Claire Thomas, Food for Thought with Claire Thomas will approach food from a fresh and enlightening perspective. From exploring a wide variety of indigenous foods that are celebrated by cultures across the world to providing easy ways to grow healthy produce within one's own community, Claire will not only showcase her passion for food as a lifestyle but will fulfill her dream of sharing her enthusiasm and knowledge with young people.
Other Matters (33 of 34) Response
Program Title The Coolest Places on Earth
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/11:00 a.m. (thru 1/17/15)
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 2.3, "The Coolest Places on Earth" is an educational, informative program that takes young viewers on a journey of discovery to the most astonishing places on the planet - cities, festivals, landmarks, and jaw-dropping works of nature - exploring each location's history and culture. Each episode showcases three specific locations and delivers fast-paced, engaging information that's a perfect match for the 21st century learner. The series is packed with facts about history, geography, and culture. The goal of the series is to provide young viewers with the inspiration and information to better understand and appreciate the culturally and geographically diverse world around them.
Other Matters (34 of 34) Response
Program Title Dragonfly TV
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/11:30 a.m.(thru 3/7/15)
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, Dragonfly is a science series that highlights children "doing" projects with real hands-on experience and demonstrates practical applications of mathematics and science. It introduces young viewers to a variety of scientific disciplines and challenges them in critical thinking and problem solving skills, while providing valuable information to reach answers. Each episode is engaging, entertaining and educational in structure, allowing children to investigate science on their own.

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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.

FAILURE TO SIGN THIS APPLICATION MAY RESULT IN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION AND FORFEITURE OF ANY FEES PAID

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.

WILLFUL FALSE STATEMENTS MADE ON THIS FORM OR ANY ATTACHMENTS ARE PUNISHABLE BY FINE AND/OR IMPRISONMENT (U.S. Code, Title 18, §1001) AND/OR REVOCATION OF ANY STATION AUTHORIZATION (U.S. Code, Title 47, §312(a)(1)), AND/OR FORFEITURE (U.S. Code, Title 47, §503).

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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