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September 2014
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(REFERENCE COPY - Not for submission) Children's Television Programming Report

FRN:
0003593860
File Number:
CPR-152413
Submit Date:
04/04/2014
Call Sign:
KXAS-TV
Facility ID:
49330
City:
FORT WORTH
State:
TX
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
04/04/2014
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : First 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 Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

Contact Representatives (0)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Network Affiliation
Affiliated network NBC
Nielsen DMA Dallas-Ft. Worth
Web Home Page Address http://www.nbcdfw.com

Digital Core Programming

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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: 4.0
Does the Licensee provide information identifying each Core Program aired on its station, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides as required by 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? Yes
Does the Licensee certify that at least 50% of the Core Programming counted toward meeting the additional programming guideline (applied to free video programming aired on other than the main Yes No program stream) did not consist of program episodes that had already aired within the previous seven days either on the station's main program stream or on another of the station's free digital program streams? Yes

Digital Core Programs(14)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 14) Response
Program Title NOODLE AND DOODLE [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUN @ 10:30 AM CT
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. Noodle and Doodle, an instructional series, features creating art projects and cooking projects around a specific theme. Host, Sean, drives around in a double-decker bus fully equipped with art supplies and a kitchen, ready for any assignment. The projects encourage parent engagement and often feature families working together to make something to display within the child's home. Sean's side-kick, Doggity, is an ever-faithful beagle who transforms into an animated character during interstitial trips to a parallel universe, set in a kitchen full of prank playing animated characters. The art projects typically promote utilizing recycled materials in order to demonstrate that creativity can transform something intended for one purpose into something that achieves 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 [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
List date and time rescheduled 2-23-14 @ 11:30am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # 2-23-14/ENAD108DH
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (2 of 14) Response
Program Title GROUNDLING MARSH [KXAS 5.2 COZI TV]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUN @ 10:30AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 4 years to 8 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Groundling Marsh is a puppet-based show aimed at children ages 4 - 8. It is set in a magical swamp, featuring an ensemble cast of five characters; unique creatures called Groundlings, and a robot/computer named Stacks. Each episode contains a specific environmental issue in the marsh that the characters must address, with each Groundling approaching the problem in a unique way. The leader of the group is Eco, an ancient and wise woman who knows more than anyone about the ways of the world. Eco, provides guidance for all the groundlings, many times through moral lessons that focus on teamwork, compassion, honesty, caring, and always a reverence for the environment. Usually the character hearing the moral misinterprets or miscalculates how to manage the problem until the show comes to the final resolution, where the group has learned the lesson and reflects upon Eco's words. The Groundlings are rounded out by Maggie, the youngest and most exuberant; Galileo, the engineer type who built Stacks; Mud/Slinger, a creature with two dissimilar heads and two personalities, that considers itself an inventor; and a single antagonist, Hegdish, comes on the scene occasionally, and he is selfish, cynical and less concerned about the environment than the rest of the Groundlings. In the end, though the entire group understands you cannot give up conservation if you want to save Earth's environment.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 14) Response
Program Title THE CHICA SHOW [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUN @ 10:00AM CT
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. The Chica Show features 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 Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program THE CHICA SHOW [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
List date and time rescheduled 2-23-14 @ 11:00am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # 2-23-14/ETCS205DH
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (4 of 14) Response
Program Title TREE FU TOM [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat @ 10:30am CT
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. 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 fantasy version of his woods. While in 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 "Big World" 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 (5 of 14) Response
Program Title MAKE WAY FOR NODDY [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT @ 11:30AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 7
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 6
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 6
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. Make Way for Noddy is based on a recurring character in the Enid Blyton book series for very young readers. Noddy, a boy doll, lives in a little cottage in the village of Toyland. He tools around in his sporty convertible, delivers the mail, and is a friend to all. Because he is very kind to others, he invariably is asked to help solve problems. But because he doesn't know everything, he also has a lot to learn. In each episode Noddy actively finds a way manage a project, soothe hurt feelings, settle arguments, or learn how to do something new by following directions. The examples in each episode are age appropriate challenges for children in the target audience and model clear and concrete solutions to problems.
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 MAKE WAY FOR NODDY [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
List date and time rescheduled 1-11-14 @ 9:30am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # 1-11-14/EMWN102DH
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program MAKE WAY FOR NODDY [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
List date and time rescheduled 3-29-14 @ 12:30pm
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # 3-15-14/EMWN111DH
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #3

Questions Response
Title of Program MAKE WAY FOR NODDY [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
List date and time rescheduled 1-18-14 @ 9:30am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # 1-18-14/EMWN104DH
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #4

Questions Response
Title of Program MAKE WAY FOR NODDY [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
List date and time rescheduled 2-22-14 @ 9:30am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # 2-22-14/EMWN103DH
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #5

Questions Response
Title of Program MAKE WAY FOR NODDY [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
List date and time rescheduled 2-1-14 @ 9:30am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # 2-1-14/EMWN108DH
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #6

Questions Response
Title of Program MAKE WAY FOR NODDY [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
List date and time rescheduled 2-8-14 @ 9:30am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # 2-8-14/EMWN115DH
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (6 of 14) Response
Program Title JUSTIN TIME [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat @ 10:00am CT
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 features a little boy, Justin, who wants very much to master his destiny, have great adventures, and solve problems. He begins with a problem that vexes him and daydreams his way into an adventure that takes him to different places around the world, providing him with an experience to help solve his problem when he returns home. Justin is accompanied by two imaginary friends throughout his adventures; Olive, a knowledgeable playmate, and Squidgy, the morphing flying sponge, who provides commentary and comedy along the way. Some examples of Justin's lessons involve learning that it takes focus to achieve success, our failures can teach what we need to do to succeed next time, or when one path to solve a problem doesn't work, you can find an alternative way to achieve your goal. Justin promotes self-directed learning from the young child's perspective and imagination.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 14) Response
Program Title AQUA KIDS ADVENTURES II [KXAS 5.2 COZI TV]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT @ 10:00 AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Aqua Kids provides a unique vehicle for young people to learn about the diversity of marine animals around the world, emphasizing the importance of preserving fragile aquatic habitats and encouraging children to take an active role in protecting the future of their community and the world. The program provides a window into the management and preservation of unique habitats and species through the eyes of kids and their hands-on collaboration with science researchers and educators. The messages delivered by Aqua Kids are given by a creative and resourceful host, Molly McKinney, whose scientific background is evident in the show. The other young hosts, whose ages range from pre-teen to late teens, are equally entertaining and informative. The young viewers identify with these young hosts and imagine themselves in the role of the scientist and as someone who could have a positive impact on the environment. The format of young student scientists presenting information on location in a variety of aquatic settings is both entertaining and informative. (Showplace TV Syndication)
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 14) Response
Program Title ARTZOOKA! [KXAS 5.2 COZI TV]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUN @ 10:00AM CT
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 7 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Artzooka! is a live action arts and crafts show encouraging creativity in children ages 7-10. The host, Jeremie, guides the audience step-by-step through a variety of projects that use recycled materials or tech gadgets found in most households. Each project typically includes an extension where Jeremie demonstrates a way that the simple craft can be individualized or enhanced to make a more interesting and advanced piece of art. Jeremie speaks directly to the audience, and the audience is frequently asked to guess what he is creating and also to send pictures to the show's website of the projects they create. Using the word "artzooka" as a verb, Jeremie models how the audience could envision how everyday materials can be reshaped and repurposed into art. There is typically a segment modeling this approach using everyday items from different environments; a classroom, a sewing bag, or from something shown in an animated short with the animated side-kick "Paper Bag". Overall, the show's theme of creativity and engagement is captured in it's tagline: "What will you Artzooka! today?
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 14) Response
Program Title ZOO DIARIES [KXAS 5.2 COZI TV]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUN @ 9:30 AM CT
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. Zoo Diaries focuses on the zoo as a modern-day Ark, where animals are increasingly protected from the threat of extinction. Each episode goes behind the scenes, providing an up close and personal look at both the animals and the people who care for them. Featuring real people in real situations, it follows the day-to-day activities, passions and triumphs of one of the most unique professions on earth, presenting positive role models and pro-social values. Zoo Diaries takes teenage viewers behind the scenes at North American Zoo's, large and small. These include the San Diego, Toronto, Wichita and Vancouver Zoos. They get up close and personal with wild & endangered animals, and the fascinating lives of the humans who care for them - the zookeepers, veterinarians, attendants, animal psychologists & preservationists. (Showplace TV Syndication)
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 14) Response
Program Title LAZYTOWN [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT @ 11:00AM CT
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. Lazy Town encourages fitness and healthful habits for preschool children. In the imaginary setting of Lazy Town, characters' eating and fitness habits are linked to problem solving in their world. The lead character is Stephanie, a young girl who guides the audience through the story as she and her friends ("human" puppets) and her Uncle (Mayor Milford Meanswell) navigate life within Lazy Town. Robbie Rotten, the underground spy and influencer who personifies the ethos of Lazy Town, is determined to ruin the health and fitness practices of Stephanie and her friends. When the kids have difficulty with Robbie Rotten, Sportacus, a gymnast/athlete prepared to answer any call for help, comes to the rescue from his home in a zeppelin-like aircraft that hovers over earth. The underlying themes of Lazy Town stress the importance of eating "sports candy" (aka fruits and vegetables), always obtaining sufficient sleep, and going outside to engage in a wide range of physical activities including playing games, competing athletically, and even building forts and play structures.
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 [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
List date and time rescheduled 2-22-14 @ 9:00am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # 2-22-14/ELZT101H
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program LAZYTOWN [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
List date and time rescheduled 2-8-14 @ 9:00am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # 2-8-14/ELZT117DH
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #3

Questions Response
Title of Program LAZYTOWN [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
List date and time rescheduled 3-29-14 @ 12:00pm
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # 3-15-14/ELZT106DH
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (11 of 14) Response
Program Title AQUA KIDS ADVENTURES II [KXAS 5.2 COZI TV]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat @ 9:00 AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Aqua Kids provides a unique vehicle for young people to learn about the diversity of marine animals around the world, emphasizing the importance of preserving fragile aquatic habitats and encouraging children to take an active role in protecting the future of their community and the world. The program provides a window into the management and preservation of unique habitats and species through the eyes of kids and their hands-on collaboration with science researchers and educators. The messages delivered by Aqua Kids are given by a creative and resourceful host, Molly McKinney, whose scientific background is evident in the show. The other young hosts, whose ages range from pre-teen to late teens, are equally entertaining and informative. The young viewers identify with these young hosts and imagine themselves in the role of the scientist and as someone who could have a positive impact on the environment. The format of young student scientists presenting information on location in a variety of aquatic settings is both entertaining and informative. (Showplace TV Syndication)
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (12 of 14) Response
Program Title WHAT COLOR IS YOUR DOG [KXAS 5.2 COZI TV]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUN @ 9:00AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The motto of the series What Color is Your Dog (formerly-Dog & Cat Training with Joel Silverman) says it all - Bond with your heart, train with your brain. This series demonstrates learning a new skill by listening, watching, and following through geared towards ages 13-16 by using animals as a teaching tool, some skills demonstrated can be used in dealing with common life issues as well. Issues that arise through training an animal are to encourage patience and discipline. Responsibility of caring for an animal instills compassion and concern. It is also a listening exercise to comprehend information. Ultimately, the child will gain an education through the art of training an animal which in turn can lead to more confidence, a sense of accomplishment and well-being. The series leads them to use the new skill as an opener to form new relationships and use their communication ability. (Showplace TV Syndication)
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (13 of 14) Response
Program Title ARIEL & ZOEY & ELI TOO [KXAS 5.2 COZI TV]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat @ 9:30 AM CT
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. Ariel & Zoey & Eli, Too (AZE2), a musical variety show that is driven by three siblings, empowers children to accomplish their goals and their dreams. AZE2 accomplishes this through interviewing people who excel in their profession and have a positive message for kids, introducing guests who perform different genres of music, and presenting musical performances by the cast members themselves. These cast musical performances show children they can write their own music and the importance of teamwork. Music on the show is produced by Emmy Award winner David Barrett. He and Brian Brill (another Emmy winner) ensure that the music is tailored for the young audience. All songs offer a positive message about life. Every episode begins with the song "Sweet Company which sends the positive message of friendship and ends with the singing of End of Another Day which encourages the viewer to stay optimistic about tomorrow. (Showplace TV Syndication)
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (14 of 14) Response
Program Title STEAL THE SHOW [KXAS 5.2 COZI TV]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT @ 10:30 AM CT
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. Steal the Show provides CORE programming in the areas music, music composition, the music recording process and musical instruments. Ariel, Zoey and Eli Engelbert of the EI program Ariel & Zoey & Eli, Too work to write and record an album with Grammy Winner Jim Peterik. All aspect of the process are covered - 1) Creating the melody, 2) writing the lyric, 3) creating harmonies, 4) developing instrumentals and 5) recording the song in the studio. With schools across the country cutting funding to music related programs, Steal the Show fills an important void. Students will be empowered with the knowledge and skills they will broaden and hone as they follow Ariel, Zoey and Eli on their journey with one of the most prominent songwriters of the past 20 years. (Showplace TV Syndication)
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (2)

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Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (1 of 2) Response
Program Title INSIDE HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS [KXAS 5.1 NBC and KXAS 5.2 COZI TV]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: SAT/SUN @ 12:00PM, 5:00PM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 11
Number of Preemptions
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 14 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Eleven [11] original episodes aired on the main digital channel. Inside High School Sports provides a weekly look at local high school sports in North Texas. The show demonstrates competition, teamwork and school spirit. Additional episodes aired on KXAS 5.2 COZI TV.
Does the program have educating and informing children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? No
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? No
Does the Licensee provide information regarding the program, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides consistent with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? No

Date and Time Aired:

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Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (2 of 2) Response
Program Title 5 TALK STREET [KXAS 5.1 NBC and KXAS 5.2 COZI TV]
Origination Local
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: SAT/SUN @ 11:00AM, 5:00PM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 3
Number of Preemptions
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 14 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Three [3] different episodes aired on the main digital channel of this locally produced show that interviews community leaders. It informs the viewer of current happenings and encourages them to participate. This quality program included segments on the family friendly event, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade and Festival; the Cowtown Marathon, an organization dedicated to empowering healthy living, providing shoes for disadvantaged children and believing that a fit and active child will adopt healthy life long habits; Irving Cares, a relief agency that works to end hunger and provide assistance to families of Irving, TX; Reading Partners' 2nd Annual Dallas Celebrity Spelling Bee, a fun children's competition and celebration; the North Texas Irish Festival, featuring Irish culture, music, and dancing; Sky Ranch, an outdoor education program which has been recognized to help students' success and boost standardized test scores; and the Quint Boenker Preemie Survival Foundation, an organization that supports families and nurses in the NICU by providing blankets. Additional episodes aired on KXAS 5.2 COZI TV.
Does the program have educating and informing children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? No
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? No
Does the Licensee provide information regarding the program, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides consistent with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? No

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Sponsored Core Programming (0)

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Liaison Contact

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Does the Licensee publicize the existence and location of the station's Children's Television Programming Reports (FCC 398) as required by 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3526(e)(11)(iii)? Yes
Name of children's programming liaison Brian L. Hocker
Address 4805 Amon Carter Blvd
City Fort Worth
State TX
Zip 76155
Telephone Number 817-429-5555
Email Address brian.hocker@nbcuni.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. A) Attachment "A" (See Public File) - The station regularly airs 30-second PSAs specifically designed for children 16-years-old and under. Topics include, among other things: drug use prevention, fire safety for kids, the importance of eating healthy meals and ending gang violence. (B) Attachment "B" (See Online/Public File) - The station regularly airs news segments that focus on children-safety issues, medical advances, and other relevant issues. (C)Attachment "C" (See Public File) - Station employees had direct interaction with children of the community, on behalf of the station. Examples include presentations to school groups and station tours. (D) Attachment "D" (See Public File) - Network "Core" Programming Episodic Information--Digital. (E) Attachment "E" (See Public File) - Additional Network Children's Programming. (F) Attachment "F" (See Public File) - Network Public Service Schedule. The NBC Television Network regularly schedules PSA's targeted to children 16 and under. These PSA's are broadcast by KXAS. (G) Attachment "G" (See Public File) - NBC Network Non-Broadcast Efforts (H) Attachment "H" (See Public File) - NBC Network On-Air Promotional Efforts (I) Note that no information is included in the Analog sections of the Form 398. NBC5/KXAS main channel is 100% digital and there are no analog broadcasts. Main channel programming is identified in the above sections. (J) Effective 4/5/14, Zou replaced Make Way for Noddy on KXAS 5.1 NBC. Both viewers and listing services were notified of this program change. (K) On Sunday 2/2/14, the station provided severe weather updates (ice storm coverage) during the first three minutes of The Chica Show and Noodle & Doodle. (L) Due to the Sochi Olympics from 2/6/14-2/23/14 and other network sports coverage (NHL, soccer), several kids programs aired outside of their normal time periods. All of these shows were madegood and viewers were notified of the changes. See Section 10 for makegood details.

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Other Matters (1 of 14) Response
Program Title ZOU [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT @ 11:30AM CT
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. Zou is a French series based on the Zou books by Michel Gay. Targeted for children age 2-5, each episode explores the kind of learning issues that emerge from every day encounters in the life of a preschool child. If Zou plays his drums too loud, how can he learn to play them softly? If Zou wants a car, but has only a cardboard box, how can he transform it? If Zou lost his friend's favorite airplane, how does he explain? How can Zou be successful at baking a cake if he has never done it before? How can Zou muster the courage to go to the doctor when he's afraid of injections? These are big issues in the mind and life of a preschool child and Zou demonstrates how to have fun, ask for help, listen to advice, and try different solutions until he can commit to the strategy that works. The show says it, shows it, and does it, in the embedded and naturally occurring lesson within each episode.
Other Matters (2 of 14) Response
Program Title AQUA KIDS ADVENTURES II [KXAS 5.2 COZI TV]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT @ 9:00AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Aqua Kids provides a unique vehicle for young people to learn about the diversity of marine animals around the world, emphasizing the importance of preserving fragile aquatic habitats and encouraging children to take an active role in protecting the future of their community and the world. The program provides a window into the management and preservation of unique habitats and species through the eyes of kids and their hands-on collaboration with science researchers and educators. The messages delivered by Aqua Kids are given by a creative and resourceful host, Molly McKinney, whose scientific background is evident in the show. The other young hosts, whose ages range from pre-teen to late teens, are equally entertaining and informative. The young viewers identify with these young hosts and imagine themselves in the role of the scientist and as someone who could have a positive impact on the environment. The format of young student scientists presenting information on location in a variety of aquatic settings is both entertaining and informative. (Showplace TV Syndication)
Other Matters (3 of 14) Response
Program Title GROUNDLING MARSH [KXAS 5.2 COZI TV]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUN @ 10:30AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 4 years to 8 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Groundling Marsh is a puppet-based show aimed at children ages 4 - 8. It is set in a magical swamp, featuring an ensemble cast of five characters; unique creatures called Groundlings, and a robot/computer named Stacks. Each episode contains a specific environmental issue in the marsh that the characters must address, with each Groundling approaching the problem in a unique way. The leader of the group is Eco, an ancient and wise woman who knows more than anyone about the ways of the world. Eco, provides guidance for all the groundlings, many times through moral lessons that focus on teamwork, compassion, honesty, caring, and always a reverence for the environment. Usually the character hearing the moral misinterprets or miscalculates how to manage the problem until the show comes to the final resolution, where the group has learned the lesson and reflects upon Eco's words. The Groundlings are rounded out by Maggie, the youngest and most exuberant; Galileo, the engineer type who built Stacks; Mud/Slinger, a creature with two dissimilar heads and two personalities, that considers itself an inventor; and a single antagonist, Hegdish, comes on the scene occasionally, and he is selfish, cynical and less concerned about the environment than the rest of the Groundlings. In the end, though the entire group understands you cannot give up conservation if you want to save Earth's environment. (Portfolio Entertainment)
Other Matters (4 of 14) Response
Program Title THE CHICA SHOW [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUN @ 10:00AM CT
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. The Chica Show features 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 (5 of 14) Response
Program Title ZOO DIARIES [KXAS 5.2 COZI TV]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUN @ 9:30AM CT
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. Zoo Diaries focuses on the zoo as a modern-day Ark, where animals are increasingly protected from the threat of extinction. Each episode goes behind the scenes, providing an up close and personal look at both the animals and the people who care for them. Featuring real people in real situations, it follows the day-to-day activities, passions and triumphs of one of the most unique professions on earth, presenting positive role models and pro-social values. Zoo Diaries takes teenage viewers behind the scenes at North American Zoo's, large and small. These include the San Diego, Toronto, Wichita and Vancouver Zoos. They get up close and personal with wild & endangered animals, and the fascinating lives of the humans who care for them - the zookeepers, veterinarians, attendants, animal psychologists & preservationists. (Showplace TV Syndication)
Other Matters (6 of 14) Response
Program Title ARIEL & ZOEY & ELI, TOO [KXAS 5.2 COZI TV]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT @ 9:30AM CT
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. Ariel & Zoey & Eli, Too (AZE2), a musical variety show that is driven by three siblings, empowers children to accomplish their goals and their dreams. AZE2 accomplishes this through interviewing people who excel in their profession and have a positive message for kids, introducing guests who perform different genres of music, and presenting musical performances by the cast members themselves. These cast musical performances show children they can write their own music and the importance of teamwork. Music on the show is produced by Emmy Award winner David Barrett. He and Brian Brill (another Emmy winner) ensure that the music is tailored for the young audience. All songs offer a positive message about life. Every episode begins with the song "Sweet Company which sends the positive message of friendship and ends with the singing of End of Another Day which encourages the viewer to stay optimistic about tomorrow. (Showplace TV Syndication)
Other Matters (7 of 14) Response
Program Title TREE FU TOM [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT @ 10:30AM CT
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 fantasy version of his woods. While in 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 "Big World" 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 (8 of 14) Response
Program Title NOODLE AND DOODLE [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUN @ 10:30AM CT
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, an instructional series, features creating art projects and cooking projects around a specific theme. Host, Sean, drives around in a double-decker bus fully equipped with art supplies and a kitchen, ready for any assignment. The projects encourage parent engagement and often feature families working together to make something to display within the child's home. Sean's side-kick, Doggity, is an ever-faithful beagle who transforms into an animated character during interstitial trips to a parallel universe, set in a kitchen full of prank playing animated characters. The art projects typically promote utilizing recycled materials in order to demonstrate that creativity can transform something intended for one purpose into something that achieves a completely different goal.
Other Matters (9 of 14) Response
Program Title AQUA KIDS ADVENTURES II [KXAS 5.2 COZI TV]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT @ 10:00AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Aqua Kids provides a unique vehicle for young people to learn about the diversity of marine animals around the world, emphasizing the importance of preserving fragile aquatic habitats and encouraging children to take an active role in protecting the future of their community and the world. The program provides a window into the management and preservation of unique habitats and species through the eyes of kids and their hands-on collaboration with science researchers and educators. The messages delivered by Aqua Kids are given by a creative and resourceful host, Molly McKinney, whose scientific background is evident in the show. The other young hosts, whose ages range from pre-teen to late teens, are equally entertaining and informative. The young viewers identify with these young hosts and imagine themselves in the role of the scientist and as someone who could have a positive impact on the environment. The format of young student scientists presenting information on location in a variety of aquatic settings is both entertaining and informative. (Showplace TV Syndication)
Other Matters (10 of 14) Response
Program Title LAZYTOWN [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT @ 11:00AM CT
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 encourages fitness and healthful habits for preschool children. In the imaginary setting of Lazy Town, characters' eating and fitness habits are linked to problem solving in their world. The lead character is Stephanie, a young girl who guides the audience through the story as she and her friends ("human" puppets) and her Uncle (Mayor Milford Meanswell) navigate life within Lazy Town. Robbie Rotten, the underground spy and influencer who personifies the ethos of Lazy Town, is determined to ruin the health and fitness practices of Stephanie and her friends. When the kids have difficulty with Robbie Rotten, Sportacus, a gymnast/athlete prepared to answer any call for help, comes to the rescue from his home in a zeppelin-like aircraft that hovers over earth. The underlying themes of Lazy Town stress the importance of eating "sports candy" (aka fruits and vegetables), always obtaining sufficient sleep, and going outside to engage in a wide range of physical activities including playing games, competing athletically, and even building forts and play structures.
Other Matters (11 of 14) Response
Program Title WHAT COLOR IS YOUR DOG? [KXAS 5.2 COZI]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUN @ 9:00AM CT
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 motto of the series What Color is Your Dog (formerly-Dog & Cat Training with Joel Silverman) says it all - Bond with your heart, train with your brain. This series demonstrates learning a new skill by listening, watching, and following through geared towards ages 13-16 by using animals as a teaching tool, some skills demonstrated can be used in dealing with common life issues as well. Issues that arise through training an animal are to encourage patience and discipline. Responsibility of caring for an animal instills compassion and concern. It is also a listening exercise to comprehend information. Ultimately, the child will gain an education through the art of training an animal which in turn can lead to more confidence, a sense of accomplishment and well-being. The series leads them to use the new skill as an opener to form new relationships and use their communication ability. (Showplace TV Syndication)
Other Matters (12 of 14) Response
Program Title JUSTIN TIME [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT @ 10:00AM CT
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 features a little boy, Justin, who wants very much to master his destiny, have great adventures, and solve problems. He begins with a problem that vexes him and daydreams his way into an adventure that takes him to different places around the world, providing him with an experience to help solve his problem when he returns home. Justin is accompanied by two imaginary friends throughout his adventures; Olive, a knowledgeable playmate, and Squidgy, the morphing flying sponge, who provides commentary and comedy along the way. Some examples of Justin's lessons involve learning that it takes focus to achieve success, our failures can teach what we need to do to succeed next time, or when one path to solve a problem doesn't work, you can find an alternative way to achieve your goal. Justin promotes self-directed learning from the young child's perspective and imagination.
Other Matters (13 of 14) Response
Program Title STEAL THE SHOW [KXAS 5.2 COZI]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT @ 10:30AM CT
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. Steal the Show provides CORE programming in the areas music, music composition, the music recording process and musical instruments. Ariel, Zoey and Eli Engelbert of the EI program Ariel & Zoey & Eli, Too work to write and record an album with Grammy Winner Jim Peterik. All aspect of the process are covered - 1) Creating the melody, 2) writing the lyric, 3) creating harmonies, 4) developing instrumentals and 5) recording the song in the studio. With schools across the country cutting funding to music related programs, Steal the Show fills an important void. Students will be empowered with the knowledge and skills they will broaden and hone as they follow Ariel, Zoey and Eli on their journey with one of the most prominent songwriters of the past 20 years. (Showplace TV Syndication)
Other Matters (14 of 14) Response
Program Title ARTZOOKA! [KXAS 5.2 COZI TV]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUN @ 10:00AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 7 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Artzooka! is a live action arts and crafts show encouraging creativity in children ages 7-10. The host, Jeremie, guides the audience step-by-step through a variety of projects that use recycled materials or tech gadgets found in most households. Each project typically includes an extension where Jeremie demonstrates a way that the simple craft can be individualized or enhanced to make a more interesting and advanced piece of art. Jeremie speaks directly to the audience, and the audience is frequently asked to guess what he is creating and also to send pictures to the show's website of the projects they create. Using the word "artzooka" as a verb, Jeremie models how the audience could envision how everyday materials can be reshaped and repurposed into art. There is typically a segment modeling this approach using everyday items from different environments; a classroom, a sewing bag, or from something shown in an animated short with the animated side-kick "Paper Bag". Overall, the show's theme of creativity and engagement is captured in it's tagline: "What will you Artzooka! today? (CCI Releasing, Inc)

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