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

FRN:
0031172836
File Number:
CPR-140739
Submit Date:
04/08/2013
Call Sign:
WGBC
Facility ID:
24314
City:
MERIDIAN
State:
MS
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
04/08/2013
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : First Quarter of 2013

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 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 FOX, NBC
Nielsen DMA Meridian
Web Home Page Address www.wgbctv.com

Digital Core Programming

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Question Response
State the average number of hours of Core Programming per week broadcast by the station on its main program stream 3.0
State the average number of hours per week of free over-the-air digital video programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream 168.0
State the average number of hours per week of Core Programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream. See 47 C.F.R. Section 73.671: 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(13)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 13) Response
Program Title M@D ABOUT
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAY 7:30AM FOX D1
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. M@d About, in its 3rd season, is a weekly, half-hour sketch-comedy/variety show aimed at educating and entertaining kids ages 13 to 16. A true E/I series, episodes use a creative mixture of humor, improv, animation, and viewer-generated video. Think Saturday Night Live meets The Electric Company. M@dAbout conveys important messages about Life Skills such as personal finance, health & nutrition, fitness, conservation and decision-making in a fun and entertaining way. Each TV episode relies on a small company of skilled comedic actors to explore significant topics within a subject area. It incorporates comic monologues, sketch and improv comedy, eye-catching animation, music videos, humorous "man on the street" interviews, and viewer-created questions about life's issues.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 13) Response
Program Title EYEWITNESS KIDS NEWS
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUNDAY 7:30AM FOX D1
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The mission of this program is to produce a news program that will provide information and news to children in a manner that is compelling as well as highly entertaining. It will insert the voice of the child into the adult-dominated media and provide a unique perspective to the news that is not currently available on network television. Basically, this show will give the viewer knowledge of world events and other events, in a language that they can understand.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 13) Response
Program Title ANIMAL RESCUE
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS 8AM FOX D1
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Animal Rescue" is a weekly half-hour 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 protectio
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 13) Response
Program Title DOG TALES
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAY 8:30AM FOX D1
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. "Dog Tales" is a weekly half-hour educational/ informational series showcasing all aspects of the canine world. The series, which is appropriate for family viewing and children ages 13-16 in particular, offering 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. "Dog Tales" is closed-captioned for the hearing impaired and displays the "E/I" icon throughout the broadcast.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 13) Response
Program Title LAZYTOWN
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAY 11AM NBC D2
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 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 is a show that is all about health, fitness, and being good friends. Set in a fantasy world known as Lazy Town, which is populated by inactive residents, we see a visitor named Stephanie determined to coax her friends and relatives to begin healthful, active living. She wins over her new friends, Ziggy, Stingy, Trixie and Pixel, to leave their gaming consoles and candy stashes at home so they can go outside and play. She gets her Uncle, the Mayor and his friend Ms. Busy Body to support her efforts. But all of them are constantly foiled by Robbie Rotten, who lives underground and is determined to send Lazy Town back to inactivity and quiet. Coming to the rescue is the athlete Sportacus who lives in a spaceship and receives signals from the kids or the Mayor whenever they need help. Sportacus has two goals, to keep the peace and to promote healthful, positive living. When Robbie Rotten is discovered and contained through comic pratfalls, he goes back to his underground lair and all is well in Lazy Town, until another day and another time when Robbie will rise again.
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 LAZYTOWN
List date and time rescheduled 3/23/13 8AM NBC D2
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2013-03-23
Episode # 3/23/13 NBC D2
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (6 of 13) Response
Program Title SWAP TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS 7AM FOX D1
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. SWAP TV" is a weekly half-hour television series about two teenagers from different backgrounds "swapping" lives for a weekend. The series meets the educational and informational objectives of the FCC's Childrens Programming requirements for children ages 13-16. The programs explore the opposite lives of the participating youngsters as they learn about different cultures and family settings. Young viewers are exposed to the special interests of the "swapping" youngsters and what adjustments they make to a different life situation. The program teaches tolerance of various races, creeds and backgrounds while exposing an appreciation to someone else's way of life. Each episode is informative, entertaining and promotes good social values and respect. "SWAP TV" is closed-captioned for the hearing impaired and displays the "E/I" icon throughout the broadcast.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 13) Response
Program Title DRAGONFLY TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUNDAYS 7AM FOX D1
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. "Dragonfly TV" is a weekly half-hour science television series that meets the educational and informational objectives of the FCC's Childrens Programming requirements for children ages 13-16. The programs highlight 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. "Dragonfly TV" is closed-captioned for the hearing impaired and displays the "E/I" icon throughout the broadcast. Alex Paen President Telco Productions, Inc.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 13) Response
Program Title JUSTIN TIME
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAY 10:30AM NBC D2
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. Justin Time, is an animated show specifically directed to the preschool audience and always conveys an embedded lesson that it is possible to understand and mater any problem you have by thinking about it creatively. Justin is a little boy who has two imaginary playmates, Olivia and Squidgy the sponge (who also lives in Justin's bedroom). When Justin has a problem or doesn't want to do something his mother has suggested, he daydreams his way into an adventure that takes him to places all around the world. This is where he meets Olivia who guides him through an experience that demonstrates to Justin how he can solve his problem. The show provides many facts about the context the characters visit while on the adventure, but the central point is to teach a lesson about a socio-emotional dilemma universally experienced by preschool children.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 13) Response
Program Title NOODLE AND DOODLE
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS 11:30AM NBC D2
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 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 AND DOODLE
List date and time rescheduled 3/23/13 8:30AM NBC D2
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2013-03-23
Episode # 3/23/13 NBC D2
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program NOODLE AND DOODLE
List date and time rescheduled 3/09/13 8:30AM NBC D2
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2013-03-09
Episode # 3/09/13 NBC D2
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #3

Questions Response
Title of Program NOODLE AND DOODLE
List date and time rescheduled 3/16/13 8:30AM NBC D2
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2013-03-16
Episode # 3/16/13 NBC D2
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (10 of 13) Response
Program Title PAJANIMALS
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAY 9:30AM NBC D2
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. Pajanimals is all about teaching bedtime routines and practicing them so children can get a good night's sleep. In each episode one of the main characters-Apollo the dog, Squacky, the duck, SweetPea Sue, a horse, and Cowbella, a purple and white cow-has a problem either with sleeping or with facing a problem. They all pile onto one of the beds and are whisked off to a land of adventure that offers solutions to their problems. Each bed goes to a specific place for the adventure: Squacky's bed goes to Eliie the octopus who lives in the Big Blue Sea and to Coach Whistler who lives in Land of Play; Cowbella's bed goes to Edwin, who lives in Storybook Land and to Jerry Bear, who lives in the Big Friendly Forest; Apollos' bed goes to the Moon who is in the Night Sky, and Sweetpea Sue's bed goes to Mr. Happy Birthday, a porcupine who resides in Birthday Land, and Bedtimes Bunny who lives in the Land of Hush. Each show ends with the problem resolved and the Pajanimals tucked into their beds for a good night's rest.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (11 of 13) Response
Program Title THE CHICA SHOW
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS 9AM NBC D2
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 8
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 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 Stiches 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 (12 of 13) Response
Program Title THE WIGGLES
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAY 11:30AM NBC D2
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 5
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. The Wiggles is an Australian children's variety show that exhorts pre-school children to move and sing along with their many song and dance routines. A musical ensemble led by Tony, Murray, Greg and Jeff, runs through a variety of skits that are specifically designed for the preschool audience. A large ensemble of supporting dancers and characters, help them move the show along with scene changes, travel to distant locations and visits by guest artists. These include Wags, the dog, Dorothy the Dinosaur, Henry the octopus, Captain Feathersword the Pirate, and the Wigglies who dance and interact with the Wiggles hosts. While the majority of the sketches are instructional in nature, the context and sprit of the show is to entertain and demonstrate that learning is the way to have the "very most" fun.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (13 of 13) Response
Program Title POPPY CAT
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAY 10AM NBC D2
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. Poppy Cat is based on the Poppy Cat's Adventures book series authored and illustrated by Lara Jones. A narrator, also named Lara, reads a story to her cat in each episode. This story stars her Poppy Cat, who envisions and takes his friends on imaginary adventures. The friends are Zuzu, a Dalmation who zips around on a skateboard; Alma, a southern belle bunny who is ultra feminine and sweetly dramatic, Mo, a little mouse who tries his best to do as much as everyone else despite his size; Owl, the wise one who is prone to neck rolls and commentary when things irritate him or don't make sense. The grouchy Egbert, a badger who is both a snob and a bully refuses to play with the group and invariably attempts to sabotage their adventures. Occasionally Hilda, a forgetful and ditzy pigeon who flies into their adventures, appears to say hello or provide misguided directions to the friends. Once their mission is accomplished, the friends return to their little village and resume their cheerful, active lives. With the end of her story Lara closes her book and says good bye to Poppy Cat, who is usually ready for his nap.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (0)

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Sponsored Core Programming (0)

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Liaison Contact

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Question Response
Does the Licensee publicize the existence and location of the station's Children's Television Programming Reports (FCC 398) as required by 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3526(e)(11)(iii)? Yes
Name of children's programming liaison LUCKY LISENBE
Address 1151 CRESTVIEW CIRCLE
City MERIDIAN
State MS
Zip 39301
Telephone Number 601-693-2424
Email Address rwilliams@wmdn.net
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. WGBC CEASED ANALOG TRANSMISSION FEBRUARY 2009. WGBC BROADCAST IN DIGITAL ONLY. WGBC D1 IS AFFILIATED WITH THE FOX NETWORKS. FOX DOES NOT PROVIDE E/I CHILDREN'S PROGRAMMING. ALL CHILDREN'S E/I PROGRAMMING IS PROVIDED BY SYNDICATION. WGBC D2 IS AFFILIATED WITH THE NBC NETWORK.

Other Matters (12)

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Other Matters (1 of 12) Response
Program Title SWAP TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAY 7AM FOX D1
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. SWAP TV" is a weekly half-hour television series about two teenagers from different backgrounds "swapping" lives for a weekend. The series meets the educational and informational objectives of the FCC's Childrens Programming requirements for children ages 13-16. The programs explore the opposite lives of the participating youngsters as they learn about different cultures and family settings. Young viewers are exposed to the special interests of the "swapping" youngsters and what adjustments they make to a different life situation. The program teaches tolerance of various races, creeds and backgrounds while exposing an appreciation to someone else's way of life. Each episode is informative, entertaining and promotes good social values and respect. "SWAP TV" is closed-captioned for the hearing impaired and displays the "E/I" icon throughout the broadcast.
Other Matters (2 of 12) Response
Program Title DOG TALES
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAY 8:30AM FOX D1
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. "Dog Tales" is a weekly half-hour educational/ informational series showcasing all aspects of the canine world. The series, which is appropriate for family viewing and children ages 13-16 in particular, offering 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. "Dog Tales" is closed-captioned for the hearing impaired and displays the "E/I" icon throughout the broadcast.
Other Matters (3 of 12) Response
Program Title ANIMAL RESCUE
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAY 8AM FOX D1
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Animal Rescue" is a weekly half-hour 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 protectio
Other Matters (4 of 12) Response
Program Title PAJANIMALS
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS 9:30AM NBC D2
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. Pajanimals is all about teaching bedtime routines and practicing them so children can get a good night's sleep. In each episode one of the main characters-Apollo the dog, Squacky, the duck, SweetPea Sue, a horse, and Cowbella, a purple and white cow-has a problem either with sleeping or with facing a problem. They all pile onto one of the beds and are whisked off to a land of adventure that offers solutions to their problems. Each bed goes to a specific place for the adventure: Squacky's bed goes to Eliie the octopus who lives in the Big Blue Sea and to Coach Whistler who lives in Land of Play; Cowbella's bed goes to Edwin, who lives in Storybook Land and to Jerry Bear, who lives in the Big Friendly Forest; Apollos' bed goes to the Moon who is in the Night Sky, and Sweetpea Sue's bed goes to Mr. Happy Birthday, a porcupine who resides in Birthday Land, and Bedtimes Bunny who lives in the Land of Hush. Each show ends with the problem resolved and the Pajanimals tucked into their beds for a good night's rest.
Other Matters (5 of 12) Response
Program Title LAZY TOWN
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS 11AM NBC D2
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 is a show that is all about health, fitness, and being good friends. Set in a fantasy world known as Lazy Town, which is populated by inactive residents, we see a visitor named Stephanie determined to coax her friends and relatives to begin healthful, active living. She wins over her new friends, Ziggy, Stingy, Trixie and Pixel, to leave their gaming consoles and candy stashes at home so they can go outside and play. She gets her Uncle, the Mayor and his friend Ms. Busy Body to support her efforts. But all of them are constantly foiled by Robbie Rotten, who lives underground and is determined to send Lazy Town back to inactivity and quiet. Coming to the rescue is the athlete Sportacus who lives in a spaceship and receives signals from the kids or the Mayor whenever they need help. Sportacus has two goals, to keep the peace and to promote healthful, positive living. When Robbie Rotten is discovered and contained through comic pratfalls, he goes back to his underground lair and all is well in Lazy Town, until another day and another time when Robbie will rise again.
Other Matters (6 of 12) Response
Program Title EYEWITNESS KIDS NEWS
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUNDAY 7:30AM FOX D1
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The mission of this program is to produce a news program that will provide information and news to children in a manner that is compelling as well as highly entertaining. It will insert the voice of the child into the adult-dominated media and provide a unique perspective to the news that is not currently available on network television. Basically, this show will give the viewer knowledge of world events and other events, in a language that they can understand.
Other Matters (7 of 12) Response
Program Title JUSTIN TIME
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS 10:30AM NBC D2
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. Justin Time, is an animated show specifically directed to the preschool audience and always conveys an embedded lesson that it is possible to understand and mater any problem you have by thinking about it creatively. Justin is a little boy who has two imaginary playmates, Olivia and Squidgy the sponge (who also lives in Justin's bedroom). When Justin has a problem or doesn't want to do something his mother has suggested, he daydreams his way into an adventure that takes him to places all around the world. This is where he meets Olivia who guides him through an experience that demonstrates to Justin how he can solve his problem. The show provides many facts about the context the characters visit while on the adventure, but the central point is to teach a lesson about a socio-emotional dilemma universally experienced by preschool children.
Other Matters (8 of 12) Response
Program Title DRAGONFLY TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUNDAY 7AM FOX D1
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. "Dragonfly TV" is a weekly half-hour science television series that meets the educational and informational objectives of the FCC's Childrens Programming requirements for children ages 13-16. The programs highlight 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. "Dragonfly TV" is closed-captioned for the hearing impaired and displays the "E/I" icon throughout the broadcast. Alex Paen President Telco Productions, Inc.
Other Matters (9 of 12) Response
Program Title POPPY CAT
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS 10AM NBC D2
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 Poppy Cat's Adventures book series authored and illustrated by Lara Jones. A narrator, also named Lara, reads a story to her cat in each episode. This story stars her Poppy Cat, who envisions and takes his friends on imaginary adventures. The friends are Zuzu, a Dalmation who zips around on a skateboard; Alma, a southern belle bunny who is ultra feminine and sweetly dramatic, Mo, a little mouse who tries his best to do as much as everyone else despite his size; Owl, the wise one who is prone to neck rolls and commentary when things irritate him or don't make sense. The grouchy Egbert, a badger who is both a snob and a bully refuses to play with the group and invariably attempts to sabotage their adventures. Occasionally Hilda, a forgetful and ditzy pigeon who flies into their adventures, appears to say hello or provide misguided directions to the friends. Once their mission is accomplished, the friends return to their little village and resume their cheerful, active lives. With the end of her story Lara closes her book and says good bye to Poppy Cat, who is usually ready for his nap.
Other Matters (10 of 12) Response
Program Title THE CHICA SHOW
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS 9AM NBC D2
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 Stiches 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 (11 of 12) Response
Program Title M@D ABOUT
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATUDAY 7:30AM FOX D1
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. M@d About, in its 3rd season, is a weekly, half-hour sketch-comedy/variety show aimed at educating and entertaining kids ages 13 to 16. A true E/I series, episodes use a creative mixture of humor, improv, animation, and viewer-generated video. Think Saturday Night Live meets The Electric Company. M@dAbout conveys important messages about Life Skills such as personal finance, health & nutrition, fitness, conservation and decision-making in a fun and entertaining way. Each TV episode relies on a small company of skilled comedic actors to explore significant topics within a subject area. It incorporates comic monologues, sketch and improv comedy, eye-catching animation, music videos, humorous "man on the street" interviews, and viewer-created questions about life's issues.
Other Matters (12 of 12) Response
Program Title NOODLE AND DOODLE
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS 9AM NBC D2
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.

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