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January 2015
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(REFERENCE COPY - Not for submission) Children's Television Programming Report

FRN:
0018223693
File Number:
0000007484
Submit Date:
01/04/2016
Call Sign:
WVVA
Facility ID:
74176
City:
BLUEFIELD
State:
WV
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
01/04/2016
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Fourth Quarter of 2015

General Information

Section Question Response
Attachments Are attachments (other than associated schedules) being filed with this application? No

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

WVVA LICENSE, LLC

Doing Business As: WVVA LICENSE, LLC

P.O. BOX 909

QUINCY, IL 62306

United States

+1 (217) 223-5100

bdreasler@quincyinc.com

Company

Contact Representatives (1)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Stephen Hartzell

Brooks, Pierce et al.

PO Box 1800

Raleigh, NC 27602

United States

+1 (919) 839-0300

shartzell@brookspierce.com

Legal Representative

Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Network Affiliation
Affiliated network NBC, MeTV, CW
Nielsen DMA Bluefield-Beckley-Oak Hill
Web Home Page Address www.wvva.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 3.96
State the average number of hours per week of free over-the-air digital video programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream 336.0
State the average number of hours per week of Core Programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream. See 47 C.F.R. Section 73.671: 10.0
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(28)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 28) Response
Program Title Dog Whisperer with Caesar Milan: Family Edition CW
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 8:30-9:00 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
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. Multi-cast Digital Channel-CW - Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan: Family Edition is a weekly half-hour series produced for viewers 13-16 and the entire family that educates and informs the audience about canine training techniques and creating healthy environments for dogs. Hosted by renowned dog behaviorist and trainer Cesar Millan, Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan: Family Edition travels far and wide to help problem pups and teach families to better understand how to better deal with a dog's negative behavior. From Chihuahuas to Great Danes, no job is too big (or small) for Cesar. Viewers will have the chance to witness remarkable transformations first-hand and discover the how to be a responsible pet owner.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 28) Response
Program Title Green Screen Adventures MeTV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 8:30-9:00 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 6 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Multicast Digital Channel - MeTV- Green Screen Adventures presents stories and drawings by elementary school students from 2nd through 8th grade. School administrators, classroom teachers and families, can submit students' works. Our creative cast of improv actors makes the writing come to life using story theatre, game shows, and puppetry. EDUCATIONAL GOALS - To encourage children to be enthusiastic about writing and reading; to help students build a foundation for writing, critical thinking, and problem solving; to promote character development as the cast demonstrates cooperation and mutual respect; to provide educators with innovative and entertaining ways to enhance student learning. In addition to academic skills, Green Screen Adventures focuses on the five C's: Creativity, Curiosity, Confidence, Citizenship, Compassion.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 28) Response
Program Title Mystery Hunters MeTV
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 10:00-10:30 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
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. Multicast Digital Channel-MeTV -Mystery Hunters is an excellent example of a children's program that is innovative and empowering. Through critical observation, analytical thinking, and scientific testing, the series encourages children to question the world around them. Through both the travel aspect and investigation of ancient myths and mysteries, there is a profound focus on history, culture, geography, and international customs. The Mystery Hunters and Araya and Christina, regular kids with inquisitive minds, who travel the globe to investigate the sites and delve into the tales which have baffled people throughout the ages-looking for the Loch Ness Monster, unraveling a smelly mummy, searching for Princess Anastasia, and learning the true story of King Tut. Armed with video cameras and their instincts, they gather facts and meet the experts, debunking common myths and offering explanations for legends, spooky stories, and unexplained phenomena. They use critical thinking and scientific reasoning to show that things are not always what they seem. Back at the Discovery Mystery Lab, Doubting Dave, the resident skeptical scientist, challenges viewers to send in their own mysteries, and then tackles the questions with experiments and logical explanations. Dave also assists the Mystery Hunters with their investigations.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 28) Response
Program Title Saved By The Bell MeTV
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUN 11:30-12:00 PM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
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. Multicast Digital Channel--MeTV - "Saved By The Bell" is a weekly television series targeted to teens 13-16 years of age, which explores social themes and coping strategies through the daily school life of six teen-aged friends at Bayside High who help each other make the most of growing up in a complicated world. The multi-ethnic cast members serve as role models for young teen viewers as they deal with such issues as dealing with the death of a loved one, the right to say "no," the meaning of heroism, teenage alcohol use and other issues of particular concern to young teens. The Children's Television Act of 1990 ("CTA") imposed a requirement on the FCC to consider in its review of television station renewals the extent to which the licensee had served the educational and informational needs of children through its overall programming, including programming specifically designed to serve such needs. In adopting the CTA, Congress recognized a number of existing programs that already served such needs and in that context specifically mentioned "Saved By The Bell" in the Senate Report that accompanied the CTA, describing the program as "valuable" and "aimed at high school students and addressing typical problems and conflicts faced by teens." In adopting the regulations that implemented the CTA in 1991, the FCC also noted that Congress had singled out "Saved By The Bell" for mention: "The legislative history provides a wealth of examples of children's programming that is educational and informational. These include . . . "Saved By The Bell" (topical problems and conflicts faced by teens) . . . . Where determinations of whether a program qualifies as 'educational and informational' are in doubt, we will expect licensees to substantiate their determinations. We will rely on the guidance given in the legislative history, including the specific examples cited above, in ruling on the sufficiency of such demonstrations." Consistent with these findings, the FCC has granted the renewal applications of television stations that have relied on "Saved By The Bell" to satisfy their obligation to air programming specifically designed to serve the educational and informational needs of children aged 16 years and under.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 28) Response
Program Title Saved By The Bell MeTV
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUN 10:00-10:30 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
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. Multicast Digital Channel--MeTV - "Saved By The Bell" is a weekly television series targeted to teens 13-16 years of age, which explores social themes and coping strategies through the daily school life of six teen-aged friends at Bayside High who help each other make the most of growing up in a complicated world. The multi-ethnic cast members serve as role models for young teen viewers as they deal with such issues as dealing with the death of a loved one, the right to say "no," the meaning of heroism, teenage alcohol use and other issues of particular concern to young teens. The Children's Television Act of 1990 ("CTA") imposed a requirement on the FCC to consider in its review of television station renewals the extent to which the licensee had served the educational and informational needs of children through its overall programming, including programming specifically designed to serve such needs. In adopting the CTA, Congress recognized a number of existing programs that already served such needs and in that context specifically mentioned "Saved By The Bell" in the Senate Report that accompanied the CTA, describing the program as "valuable" and "aimed at high school students and addressing typical problems and conflicts faced by teens." In adopting the regulations that implemented the CTA in 1991, the FCC also noted that Congress had singled out "Saved By The Bell" for mention: "The legislative history provides a wealth of examples of children's programming that is educational and informational. These include . . . "Saved By The Bell" (topical problems and conflicts faced by teens) . . . . Where determinations of whether a program qualifies as 'educational and informational' are in doubt, we will expect licensees to substantiate their determinations. We will rely on the guidance given in the legislative history, including the specific examples cited above, in ruling on the sufficiency of such demonstrations." Consistent with these findings, the FCC has granted the renewal applications of television stations that have relied on "Saved By The Bell" to satisfy their obligation to air programming specifically designed to serve the educational and informational needs of children aged 16 years and under.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 28) Response
Program Title Travel Thru History MeTV
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 9:30-10:00 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
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. Multicast Digital Channel- MeTV -The educational and informational objective of Travel Thru History is to take children ages 13-16 years old on an educational field trip to places throughout the United States where they may never have thought to go, or might not have known existed. Shows will include trivia questions and vocabulary to help them better understand how areas of history received their names. The knowledge they gain will leave a lasting impression on those who have the opportunity to watch the program.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 28) Response
Program Title Dog Whisperer with Caesar Milan: Family Edition CW
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 10:00-10:30 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 6 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Multi-cast Digital Channel-CW - Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan: Family Edition is a weekly half-hour series produced for viewers 13-16 and the entire family that educates and informs the audience about canine training techniques and creating healthy environments for dogs. Hosted by renowned dog behaviorist and trainer Cesar Millan, Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan: Family Edition travels far and wide to help problem pups and teach families to better understand how to better deal with a dog's negative behavior. From Chihuahuas to Great Danes, no job is too big (or small) for Cesar. Viewers will have the chance to witness remarkable transformations first-hand and discover the how to be a responsible pet owner.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 28) Response
Program Title Dog Whisperer with Caesar Milan: Family Edition CW
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 9:30-10:00 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 6 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Multi-cast Digital Channel- CW -Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan: Family Edition is a weekly half-hour series produced for viewers 13-16 and the entire family that educates and informs the audience about canine training techniques and creating healthy environments for dogs. Hosted by renowned dog behaviorist and trainer Cesar Millan, Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan: Family Edition travels far and wide to help problem pups and teach families to better understand how to better deal with a dog's negative behavior. From Chihuahuas to Great Danes, no job is too big (or small) for Cesar. Viewers will have the chance to witness remarkable transformations first-hand and discover the how to be a responsible pet owner.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 28) Response
Program Title Saved By The Bell MeTV
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUN 11:00-11:30 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
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. Multicast Digital Channel--MeTV - "Saved By The Bell" is a weekly television series targeted to teens 13-16 years of age, which explores social themes and coping strategies through the daily school life of six teen-aged friends at Bayside High who help each other make the most of growing up in a complicated world. The multi-ethnic cast members serve as role models for young teen viewers as they deal with such issues as dealing with the death of a loved one, the right to say "no," the meaning of heroism, teenage alcohol use and other issues of particular concern to young teens. The Children's Television Act of 1990 ("CTA") imposed a requirement on the FCC to consider in its review of television station renewals the extent to which the licensee had served the educational and informational needs of children through its overall programming, including programming specifically designed to serve such needs. In adopting the CTA, Congress recognized a number of existing programs that already served such needs and in that context specifically mentioned "Saved By The Bell" in the Senate Report that accompanied the CTA, describing the program as "valuable" and "aimed at high school students and addressing typical problems and conflicts faced by teens." In adopting the regulations that implemented the CTA in 1991, the FCC also noted that Congress had singled out "Saved By The Bell" for mention: "The legislative history provides a wealth of examples of children's programming that is educational and informational. These include . . . "Saved By The Bell" (topical problems and conflicts faced by teens) . . . . Where determinations of whether a program qualifies as 'educational and informational' are in doubt, we will expect licensees to substantiate their determinations. We will rely on the guidance given in the legislative history, including the specific examples cited above, in ruling on the sufficiency of such demonstrations." Consistent with these findings, the FCC has granted the renewal applications of television stations that have relied on "Saved By The Bell" to satisfy their obligation to air programming specifically designed to serve the educational and informational needs of children aged 16 years and under.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 28) Response
Program Title Dream Quest CW
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 11:30-12:00 PM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
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. Multi Digital Channel - CW - Dream Quest is a weekly half-hour series produced for children 13-16 years of age. The series literally brings the world to young people and their families by fulfilling desire to learn through experience.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (11 of 28) Response
Program Title Green Screen Adventures MeTV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 8;00-8:30 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 6 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Multicast Digital Channel - MeTV- Green Screen Adventures presents stories and drawings by elementary school students from 2nd through 8th grade. School administrators, classroom teachers and families, can submit students' works. Our creative cast of improv actors makes the writing come to life using story theatre, game shows, and puppetry. EDUCATIONAL GOALS - To encourage children to be enthusiastic about writing and reading; to help students build a foundation for writing, critical thinking, and problem solving; to promote character development as the cast demonstrates cooperation and mutual respect; to provide educators with innovative and entertaining ways to enhance student learning. In addition to academic skills, Green Screen Adventures focuses on the five C's: Creativity, Curiosity, Confidence, Citizenship, Compassion.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (12 of 28) Response
Program Title Ruff Ruff Tweet and Dave NBC
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 10:00-10:30 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
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. Main Digital Channel-Ruff Ruff Tweet and Dave is Sprout's newest original series that follows best friends Ruff-Ruff (an adorable puppy) , Tweet (a loveable and thoughtful chick), and Dave (a unique, blue panda) on a day of adventure, discovery and play. Each episode will reveal a new adventure about making choices and encourages viewers to watch the show while accessing a companion interactive mobile app.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (13 of 28) Response
Program Title Lazytown NBC
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 12:00-12:30 PM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 10
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 3
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 3
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 2
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Main Digital Channel- Lazy Town promotes fitness and healthful habits for preschool children. It takes place in an imaginary setting, Lazy Town, and most episodes relate children's eating and fitness habits to problem solving in their "real world." The lead character, Stephanie, guides the audience through the story. She and her best friends, a group of "human" puppets reside in Lazy Town, where her uncle is the Mayor Milford Means well. The underground spy and influencer who defines the ethos of Lazy Town is Robbie Rotten, and he is determined to ruin the health and fitness practices of Stephanie and her friends. When the kids get into difficulties with Robbie Rotten, it is Sportacus, gymnast/athlete who comes to the rescue from his home in a spaceship that hovers over earth, prepared to answer to any call for help. The ever-present theme of Lazy Town is to eat "sports candy" which consists of fruits and vegetables, get sufficient sleep, and go outside and engage in a wide range of physical activities, from playing games, holding athletic competitions, to building forts and play structures.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program Lazytown
List date and time rescheduled 10/10/2015 09:00 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2015-10-10
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Lazytown
List date and time rescheduled 10/31/2015 09:00 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2015-10-31
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #3

Questions Response
Title of Program Lazytown
List date and time rescheduled
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2015-10-24
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (14 of 28) Response
Program Title Eyewitness Kids News NBC
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 9:00-9:30 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 2
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 2
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 2
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. MAIN DIGITAL CHANNEL-From the creators of Eyewitness News and Weekly Reader, the leading educational publisher of elementary and secondary periodicals, comes the dynamic new television program, KIDS NEWS!! This half hour weekly program is hosted by a diverse news team made up of young journalists reporting from a professional news set. KIDS NEWS provides news to students in a way that is educational as well as entertaining, news that is chosen, written and presented specifically for kids. The lead story each week will take a kid sensitive approach to serious news topics such as terrorism, bullying and cliques, and the alarming increase of diabetes in children. Interviews with kids will be shot on location around the world on a regular basis.
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 EYEWITNESS KIDS NEWS
List date and time rescheduled 10/31/2015 08:00 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2015-10-31
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program EYEWITNESS KIDS NEWS
List date and time rescheduled 10/10/2015 08:00 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2015-10-10
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (15 of 28) Response
Program Title Earth to Luna NBC
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 11:30-12:00 PM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
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. Main Digital Channel Earth To Luna! follows the adventures of a little girl who's completely, undeniably and passionately into just one thing: science. For Luna, a six-year-old girl, the earth is a giant laboratory and she dives into every new experience with boundless energy and enthusiasm along with her little brother, Jupiter and pet ferret Clive. What most of us ignore, Luna notices and cannot rest until she is able to answer the question, "Why is this happening?" There is nothing Luna won't do to find the answers to her scientific questions.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (16 of 28) Response
Program Title Hatched CW
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 11:00-11;30 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
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. Multi Digital Channel - CW - Hatched is a series dedicated to educating teens about how to successfully pursue their entrepreneurial dreams. Each week, a seasoned team of business leaders instruct entrepreneurs about the basic but critical business skills needed to bring a product from concept to the marketplace. Hatched will help young people develop the confidence and business savvy to execute a detailed business plan that includes product pricing, packaging, marketing and investment strategies.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (17 of 28) Response
Program Title Dog Whisperer with Caesar Milan: Family Edition CW
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 9:00-9:30 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 6 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Multi-cast Digital Channel-CW - Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan: Family Edition is a weekly half-hour series produced for viewers 13-16 and the entire family that educates and informs the audience about canine training techniques and creating healthy environments for dogs. Hosted by renowned dog behaviorist and trainer Cesar Millan, Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan: Family Edition travels far and wide to help problem pups and teach families to better understand how to better deal with a dog's negative behavior. From Chihuahuas to Great Danes, no job is too big (or small) for Cesar. Viewers will have the chance to witness remarkable transformations first-hand and discover the how to be a responsible pet owner.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (18 of 28) Response
Program Title Save our Shelter CW
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 10:30-11:00 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
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. Multi Digital Channel - CW - Save our Shelter is produced for ages 13-16 and will inform young people about the urgent need for pet adoption throughout the US and how providing a clean and well-equipped home is essential to a pet's healthy lifestyle.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (19 of 28) Response
Program Title Tree Fu Tom NBC
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 9:30-10:00 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 1
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 1
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. Main Digital Channel-In each episode, Tom (live-acted) comes out of his house's back door, puts on a power belt, and runs across his lawn into a woodland. In there is the tree with Treetopolis on, protected by a magic shield. Using the power belt he jumps up, shrinks to insect size as he flies into the tree, and enters the world of Treetopolis, where he has adventures. He is skilled in that world's magic, and often gets characters out of scrapes. The tree's sap is shown as a glowing orange magic liquid. Sometimes he has to call on "the big world" for magical help: he tells the audience to make particular magical moves and then say particular words to "send the magic to me". The magic is shown as orange stuff appearing from around the camera and flying at Tom, who collects it in his arms in a ball, and uses it for whatever he needs it for. The movements which the audience are called on to make, are particularly beneficial for the development of children with dyspraxia. The scenario includes magical hoverboards (called "leafboards"). At the end he flies up, and out of the tree's magic field, reverts to full human boy size, lands, runs out of the wood and across his back lawn, jumping over a bicycle lying on the lawn, and in through his back door. The series' two main voice actors each previously played major roles in Doctor Who; Sophie Aldred (who voices the animated Tom) as Seventh Doctor companion Ace and David Tennant (who voices Twigs) as the Tenth Doctor. The actor who plays Tom in the live action opening and closing sections of the show, Adam Henderson, is Sophie Aldred's son. The series was developed in conjunction with the Dyspraxia Foundation with the aim of promoting movement. Foundation specialists Sally Payne and Dr Lydia Foulder-Hughes worked with the series creators to develop the movements Tree Fu Tom uses to create magic. Five percent of children have dyspraxia, and these movements are similar to those used by occupational therapists to help child development. It is also hoped that the spells will help get exercise into the lives of young children.
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 Tree Fu Tom
List date and time rescheduled 11/14/2015 12:30 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2015-11-14
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (20 of 28) Response
Program Title Mystery Hunters MeTV
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 10:30-11:00 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
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. Multicast Digital Channel-MeTV -Mystery Hunters is an excellent example of a children's program that is innovative and empowering. Through critical observation, analytical thinking, and scientific testing, the series encourages children to question the world around them. Through both the travel aspect and investigation of ancient myths and mysteries, there is a profound focus on history, culture, geography, and international customs. The Mystery Hunters and Araya and Christina, regular kids with inquisitive minds, who travel the globe to investigate the sites and delve into the tales which have baffled people throughout the ages-looking for the Loch Ness Monster, unraveling a smelly mummy, searching for Princess Anastasia, and learning the true story of King Tut. Armed with video cameras and their instincts, they gather facts and meet the experts, debunking common myths and offering explanations for legends, spooky stories, and unexplained phenomena. They use critical thinking and scientific reasoning to show that things are not always what they seem. Back at the Discovery Mystery Lab, Doubting Dave, the resident skeptical scientist, challenges viewers to send in their own mysteries, and then tackles the questions with experiments and logical explanations. Dave also assists the Mystery Hunters with their investigations.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (21 of 28) Response
Program Title Clangers NBC
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 11:00-11:30 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
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. Main Digital Channel The Clangers is a beloved British series that was originally conceived by Oliver Postgate in 1969 and has been reconceived and invigorated by his son, Daniel Postgate. The show features the Clanger family, small mouse-like creatures that live on Clanger Planet far away from Earth. The members of the family are presented with many unusual challenges that become the center of a dilemma that must be resolved within each episode. Strange visitors arrive out of nowhere and the Clangers have to figure out who and why they are on Clanger Planet. Sometimes they need to help or rescue someone who has become lost on the planet. Other times, they are trying to understand outer space; meteors and comets and eclipses of the sun or moon. Each member of the family has a forte, from playing music to knitting or gardening or inventing equipment that comes in handy for some of the problem solving that takes place.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (22 of 28) Response
Program Title Pets TV NBC
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 8:30-9:00 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 1
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 1
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
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. Main Digital Channel -- Pets.TV is a television program that provides educational and informational segments exposing the target audience of young viewers to everything Pets. The upbeat contemporary presentation relates pets to their lives and interests. Pets from everyday to the unique are showcased with educational information that shares how they evolved to become pets and their geographic origins. Professionals share personal experiences of featured animals and/or related products. In these segments the excitement and love of working with pets is expressed. The motivational and inspirational message of each guest empowers audiences of all ages to pursue more information and education about everything pets.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program Pets TV
List date and time rescheduled 11/14/2015 09:30 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2015-11-14
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Other
Digital Core Program (23 of 28) Response
Program Title Astro Blast NBC
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 10:30-11:00 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
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. Main digital Channel--- "Astroblast!" follows the adventures of a crew of space animals who run the Astroblast Space Station - the coolest hangout in the galaxy. The team of animals who run it are the best of friends - Comet, Halley, Sputnik, Radar and Jet - all under the watchful eye of Sal the Octopus. But when you stick five friends with very different personalities in one place - things are bound to get messy. Through it all, the "Astroblast!" crew accept their differences, help one another, make new friends, and discover that getting along is always out of this world. Every day brings a new adventure - big and small - whether it involves getting ready for a surprise birthday party for a Gremulon princess, dealing with demanding dairy-obsessed customers from the Milky Way, making peace between two spaceships of hungry space pirates, or helping a scary-looking, but shy, visitor make friends when no one will sit with him at lunch. "Astroblast!" is a Sprout original series that is co-produced with Scholastic Media, a division of Scholastic Inc, the global children's publishing, education and media company. Astroblast! is inspired by the books of the same name by award-winning author and illustrator Bob Kolar.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (24 of 28) Response
Program Title Saved By The Bell MeTV
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUN 10:30-11:00 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
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. Multicast Digital Channel--MeTV - "Saved By The Bell" is a weekly television series targeted to teens 13-16 years of age, which explores social themes and coping strategies through the daily school life of six teen-aged friends at Bayside High who help each other make the most of growing up in a complicated world. The multi-ethnic cast members serve as role models for young teen viewers as they deal with such issues as dealing with the death of a loved one, the right to say "no," the meaning of heroism, teenage alcohol use and other issues of particular concern to young teens. The Children's Television Act of 1990 ("CTA") imposed a requirement on the FCC to consider in its review of television station renewals the extent to which the licensee had served the educational and informational needs of children through its overall programming, including programming specifically designed to serve such needs. In adopting the CTA, Congress recognized a number of existing programs that already served such needs and in that context specifically mentioned "Saved By The Bell" in the Senate Report that accompanied the CTA, describing the program as "valuable" and "aimed at high school students and addressing typical problems and conflicts faced by teens." In adopting the regulations that implemented the CTA in 1991, the FCC also noted that Congress had singled out "Saved By The Bell" for mention: "The legislative history provides a wealth of examples of children's programming that is educational and informational. These include . . . "Saved By The Bell" (topical problems and conflicts faced by teens) . . . . Where determinations of whether a program qualifies as 'educational and informational' are in doubt, we will expect licensees to substantiate their determinations. We will rely on the guidance given in the legislative history, including the specific examples cited above, in ruling on the sufficiency of such demonstrations." Consistent with these findings, the FCC has granted the renewal applications of television stations that have relied on "Saved By The Bell" to satisfy their obligation to air programming specifically designed to serve the educational and informational needs of children aged 16 years and under.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (25 of 28) Response
Program Title Calling Dr Pol CW
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 7:30-8;00 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
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. Multi-Cast Digital Channel-CW -Calling Dr. Pol is a weekly half-hour series that explores the fascinating occupation of veterinary medicine. Designed to educate and inform viewers aged 13-16 and the entire family this inspiring series invites viewers to share in the experiences of Dr. Pol. An enthusiastic and naturally-inclined and well-rounded scholar, Dr. Pol has been practicing veterinary medicine for over 35 years. Caring for more than 19,000 patients, Dr. Pol has seen it all. Specializing in large farm animals, Dr. Pol, his family and veterinary staff also care for animals of all shapes and sizes. Each week audiences will have a chance to understand the challenges and rewards of this fulfilling profession and learn that the work doesn't end at the clinic; Dr. Pol often takes his talents to the road by helping sick or injured animals on neighboring farms and ranches. With the added benefit of Dr. Pol's expert analysis and on-screen factoids, viewers will have the opportunity to learn about the biology and behavior of various domesticated animals and livestock. Unstoppable and unflappable, this Doc is a legend in the community and provides an entertaining view of the veterinary profession.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (26 of 28) Response
Program Title Dog Town CW
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 8:00-8:30 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
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. Multi-Cast Digital Channel-CW -DogTown, USA is a story of the men and women who devote their lives to the healing and happiness of dogs - from every corner of the nation. Built on 33,000 acres of pristine land in Utah, DogTown, USA is the nation's preeminent facility dedicated to finding safe homes for abandoned dogs.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (27 of 28) Response
Program Title Calling Dr Pol CW
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 7:00-7:30 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
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. Multi-Cast Digital Channel-CW -Calling Dr. Pol is a weekly half-hour series that explores the fascinating occupation of veterinary medicine. Designed to educate and inform viewers aged 13-16 and the entire family this inspiring series invites viewers to share in the experiences of Dr. Pol. An enthusiastic and naturally-inclined and well-rounded scholar, Dr. Pol has been practicing veterinary medicine for over 35 years. Caring for more than 19,000 patients, Dr. Pol has seen it all. Specializing in large farm animals, Dr. Pol, his family and veterinary staff also care for animals of all shapes and sizes. Each week audiences will have a chance to understand the challenges and rewards of this fulfilling profession and learn that the work doesn't end at the clinic; Dr. Pol often takes his talents to the road by helping sick or injured animals on neighboring farms and ranches. With the added benefit of Dr. Pol's expert analysis and on-screen factoids, viewers will have the opportunity to learn about the biology and behavior of various domesticated animals and livestock. Unstoppable and unflappable, this Doc is a legend in the community and provides an entertaining view of the veterinary profession.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (28 of 28) Response
Program Title Travel Thru History MeTV
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 9:00-9:30 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
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. Multicast Digital Channel- MeTV -The educational and informational objective of Travel Thru History is to take children ages 13-16 years old on an educational field trip to places throughout the United States where they may never have thought to go, or might not have known existed. Shows will include trivia questions and vocabulary to help them better understand how areas of history received their names. The knowledge they gain will leave a lasting impression on those who have the opportunity to watch the program.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

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Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (1 of 1) Response
Program Title Dog Tales NBC
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: SUN 5;00-5:30 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 13
Number of Preemptions 0
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. Main Digital Channel "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 program have educating and informing children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Yes
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes
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? Yes

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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 Audrey Sluss
Address 3052 Big Laurel Hwy
City Bluefield
State WV
Zip 24701
Telephone Number (304) 324-0652
Email Address asluss@wvva.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. Toys for Tots Campaign 2015 - Campaign works in conjunction with the Marine Corps League to promote giving of toys to be distributed to needy children in the surrounding area. We do this campaign annually utilizing live shots at specific location drop off points. Toys are then distributed for Christmas to needy children in the area. Warm Morning Coat Drive 2015 - This annual campaign seeks donations of coats for both adults and children. Promotion spot specifically asks for chidren's sizes for needy children in the area. The coats are collected and given to local charities to distribute.

Other Matters (28)

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Other Matters (1 of 28) Response
Program Title Dog Whisperer with Caesar Milan: Family Edition CW
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 9:00-9:30 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 6 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Multi-cast Digital Channel-CW - Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan: Family Edition is a weekly half-hour series produced for viewers 13-16 and the entire family that educates and informs the audience about canine training techniques and creating healthy environments for dogs. Hosted by renowned dog behaviorist and trainer Cesar Millan, Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan: Family Edition travels far and wide to help problem pups and teach families to better understand how to better deal with a dog's negative behavior. From Chihuahuas to Great Danes, no job is too big (or small) for Cesar. Viewers will have the chance to witness remarkable transformations first-hand and discover the how to be a responsible pet owner.
Other Matters (2 of 28) Response
Program Title Pets TV NBC
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 9;30-10:00 AM
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. Main Digital Channel -- Pets.TV is a television program that provides educational and informational segments exposing the target audience of young viewers to everything Pets. The upbeat contemporary presentation relates pets to their lives and interests. Pets from everyday to the unique are showcased with educational information that shares how they evolved to become pets and their geographic origins. Professionals share personal experiences of featured animals and/or related products. In these segments the excitement and love of working with pets is expressed. The motivational and inspirational message of each guest empowers audiences of all ages to pursue more information and education about everything pets.
Other Matters (3 of 28) Response
Program Title Astroblast NBC
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 11:00-11:30 AM
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. Main digital Channel--- "Astroblast!" follows the adventures of a crew of space animals who run the Astroblast Space Station - the coolest hangout in the galaxy. The team of animals who run it are the best of friends - Comet, Halley, Sputnik, Radar and Jet - all under the watchful eye of Sal the Octopus. But when you stick five friends with very different personalities in one place - things are bound to get messy. Through it all, the "Astroblast!" crew accept their differences, help one another, make new friends, and discover that getting along is always out of this world. Every day brings a new adventure - big and small - whether it involves getting ready for a surprise birthday party for a Gremulon princess, dealing with demanding dairy-obsessed customers from the Milky Way, making peace between two spaceships of hungry space pirates, or helping a scary-looking, but shy, visitor make friends when no one will sit with him at lunch. "Astroblast!" is a Sprout original series that is co-produced with Scholastic Media, a division of Scholastic Inc, the global children's publishing, education and media company. Astroblast! is inspired by the books of the same name by award-winning author and illustrator Bob Kolar.
Other Matters (4 of 28) Response
Program Title Travel Thru History MeTV
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 9:00-9:30 AM
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. Multicast Digital Channel- MeTV -The educational and informational objective of Travel Thru History is to take children ages 13-16 years old on an educational field trip to places throughout the United States where they may never have thought to go, or might not have known existed. Shows will include trivia questions and vocabulary to help them better understand how areas of history received their names. The knowledge they gain will leave a lasting impression on those who have the opportunity to watch the program.
Other Matters (5 of 28) Response
Program Title Hatched CW
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 11;30-12:00 PM
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. Multi Digital Channel - CW - Hatched is a deries dedicated to educating teens about how to successfully pursue their entrepreneurial dreams. Each week, a seasoned team of business leaders instruct entrepreneurs about the basic but critical business skills needed to bring a product from concept to the marketplace. Hatched will help young people develop the confidence and business savvy to execute a detailed business plan that incuses product pricing, packaging, marketing and investment strategies.
Other Matters (6 of 28) Response
Program Title Eyewitness Kids News NBC
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 9:00-9:30 AM
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. MAIN DIGITAL CHANNEL-From the creators of Eyewitness News and Weekly Reader, the leading educational publisher of elementary and secondary periodicals, comes the dynamic new television program, KIDS NEWS!! This half hour weekly program is hosted by a diverse news team made up of young journalists reporting from a professional news set. KIDS NEWS provides news to students in a way that is educational as well as entertaining, news that is chosen, written and presented specifically for kids. The lead story each week will take a kid sensitive approach to serious news topics such as terrorism, bullying and cliques, and the alarming increase of diabetes in children. Interviews with kids will be shot on location around the world on a regular basis.
Other Matters (7 of 28) Response
Program Title Saved by the Bell MeTV
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUN 10:30-11:000 AM
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. Multicast Digital Channel--MeTV - "Saved By The Bell" is a weekly television series targeted to teens 13-16 years of age, which explores social themes and coping strategies through the daily school life of six teen-aged friends at Bayside High who help each other make the most of growing up in a complicated world. The multi-ethnic cast members serve as role models for young teen viewers as they deal with such issues as dealing with the death of a loved one, the right to say "no," the meaning of heroism, teenage alcohol use and other issues of particular concern to young teens. The Children's Television Act of 1990 ("CTA") imposed a requirement on the FCC to consider in its review of television station renewals the extent to which the licensee had served the educational and informational needs of children through its overall programming, including programming specifically designed to serve such needs. In adopting the CTA, Congress recognized a number of existing programs that already served such needs and in that context specifically mentioned "Saved By The Bell" in the Senate Report that accompanied the CTA, describing the program as "valuable" and "aimed at high school students and addressing typical problems and conflicts faced by teens." In adopting the regulations that implemented the CTA in 1991, the FCC also noted that Congress had singled out "Saved By The Bell" for mention: "The legislative history provides a wealth of examples of children's programming that is educational and informational. These include . . . "Saved By The Bell" (topical problems and conflicts faced by teens) . . . . Where determinations of whether a program qualifies as 'educational and informational' are in doubt, we will expect licensees to substantiate their determinations. We will rely on the guidance given in the legislative history, including the specific examples cited above, in ruling on the sufficiency of such demonstrations." Consistent with these findings, the FCC has granted the renewal applications of television stations that have relied on "Saved By The Bell" to satisfy their obligation to air programming specifically designed to serve the educational and informational needs of children aged 16 years and under.
Other Matters (8 of 28) Response
Program Title Dog Town CW
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 8:00-8:30 AM
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. Multi-Cast Digital Channel-CW -DogTown, USA is a story of the men and women who devote their lives to the healing and happiness of dogs - from every corner of the nation. Built on 33,000 acres of pristine land in Utah, DogTown, USA is the nation's preeminent facility dedicated to finding safe homes for abandoned dogs.
Other Matters (9 of 28) Response
Program Title Dog Whisperer with Caesar Milan: Family Edition CW
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 8:30-9:00 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 6 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Multi-cast Digital Channel-CW - Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan: Family Edition is a weekly half-hour series produced for viewers 13-16 and the entire family that educates and informs the audience about canine training techniques and creating healthy environments for dogs. Hosted by renowned dog behaviorist and trainer Cesar Millan, Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan: Family Edition travels far and wide to help problem pups and teach families to better understand how to better deal with a dog's negative behavior. From Chihuahuas to Great Danes, no job is too big (or small) for Cesar. Viewers will have the chance to witness remarkable transformations first-hand and discover the how to be a responsible pet owner.
Other Matters (10 of 28) Response
Program Title Dog Whisperer with Caesar Milan: Family Edition CW
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 10:00-10:30 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 6 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Multi-cast Digital Channel-CW - Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan: Family Edition is a weekly half-hour series produced for viewers 13-16 and the entire family that educates and informs the audience about canine training techniques and creating healthy environments for dogs. Hosted by renowned dog behaviorist and trainer Cesar Millan, Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan: Family Edition travels far and wide to help problem pups and teach families to better understand how to better deal with a dog's negative behavior. From Chihuahuas to Great Danes, no job is too big (or small) for Cesar. Viewers will have the chance to witness remarkable transformations first-hand and discover the how to be a responsible pet owner.
Other Matters (11 of 28) Response
Program Title Saved by the Bell MeTV
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUN 11:30-12:00 PM
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. Multicast Digital Channel--MeTV - "Saved By The Bell" is a weekly television series targeted to teens 13-16 years of age, which explores social themes and coping strategies through the daily school life of six teen-aged friends at Bayside High who help each other make the most of growing up in a complicated world. The multi-ethnic cast members serve as role models for young teen viewers as they deal with such issues as dealing with the death of a loved one, the right to say "no," the meaning of heroism, teenage alcohol use and other issues of particular concern to young teens. The Children's Television Act of 1990 ("CTA") imposed a requirement on the FCC to consider in its review of television station renewals the extent to which the licensee had served the educational and informational needs of children through its overall programming, including programming specifically designed to serve such needs. In adopting the CTA, Congress recognized a number of existing programs that already served such needs and in that context specifically mentioned "Saved By The Bell" in the Senate Report that accompanied the CTA, describing the program as "valuable" and "aimed at high school students and addressing typical problems and conflicts faced by teens." In adopting the regulations that implemented the CTA in 1991, the FCC also noted that Congress had singled out "Saved By The Bell" for mention: "The legislative history provides a wealth of examples of children's programming that is educational and informational. These include . . . "Saved By The Bell" (topical problems and conflicts faced by teens) . . . . Where determinations of whether a program qualifies as 'educational and informational' are in doubt, we will expect licensees to substantiate their determinations. We will rely on the guidance given in the legislative history, including the specific examples cited above, in ruling on the sufficiency of such demonstrations." Consistent with these findings, the FCC has granted the renewal applications of television stations that have relied on "Saved By The Bell" to satisfy their obligation to air programming specifically designed to serve the educational and informational needs of children aged 16 years and under.
Other Matters (12 of 28) Response
Program Title Mystery Hunters MeTV
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 10:30-11:00 AM
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. Multicast Digital Channel-MeTV -Mystery Hunters is an excellent example of a children's program that is innovative and empowering. Through critical observation, analytical thinking, and scientific testing, the series encourages children to question the world around them. Through both the travel aspect and investigation of ancient myths and mysteries, there is a profound focus on history, culture, geography, and international customs. The Mystery Hunters and Araya and Christina, regular kids with inquisitive minds, who travel the globe to investigate the sites and delve into the tales which have baffled people throughout the ages-looking for the Loch Ness Monster, unraveling a smelly mummy, searching for Princess Anastasia, and learning the true story of King Tut. Armed with video cameras and their instincts, they gather facts and meet the experts, debunking common myths and offering explanations for legends, spooky stories, and unexplained phenomena. They use critical thinking and scientific reasoning to show that things are not always what they seem. Back at the Discovery Mystery Lab, Doubting Dave, the resident skeptical scientist, challenges viewers to send in their own mysteries, and then tackles the questions with experiments and logical explanations. Dave also assists the Mystery Hunters with their investigations.
Other Matters (13 of 28) Response
Program Title Calling Dr Pol CW
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 7:30-8:00 AM
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. Multicast Digital Channel-CW -Calling Dr. Pol is a weekly half-hour series that explores the fascinating occupation of veterinary medicine. Designed to educate and inform viewers aged 13-16 and the entire family this inspiring series invites viewers to share in the experiences of Dr. Pol. An enthusiastic and naturally-inclined and well-rounded scholar, Dr. Pol has been practicing veterinary medicine for over 35 years. Caring for more than 19,000 patients, Dr. Pol has seen it all. Specializing in large farm animals, Dr. Pol, his family and veterinary staff also care for animals of all shapes and sizes. Each week audiences will have a chance to understand the challenges and rewards of this fulfilling profession and learn that the work doesn't end at the clinic; Dr. Pol often takes his talents to the road by helping sick or injured animals on neighboring farms and ranches. With the added benefit of Dr. Pol's expert analysis and on-screen factoids, viewers will have the opportunity to learn about the biology and behavior of various domesticated animals and livestock. Unstoppable and unflappable, this Doc is a legend in the community and provides an entertaining view of the veterinary profession.
Other Matters (14 of 28) Response
Program Title Earth to Luna NBC
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 12:00-12:30 PM
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. Main Digital Channel - Earth To Luna! follows the adventures of a little girl who's completely, undeniably and passionately into just one thing: science. For Luna, a six-year-old girl, the earth is a giant laboratory and she dives into every new experience with boundless energy and enthusiasm along with her little brother, Jupiter and pet ferret Clive. What most of us ignore, Luna notices and cannot rest until she is able to answer the question, "Why is this happening?" There is nothing Luna won't do to find the answers to her scientific questions.
Other Matters (15 of 28) Response
Program Title Travel Thru History MeTV
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 9:30-10:00 AM
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. Multicast Digital Channel- MeTV - The educational and informational objective of Travel Thru History is to take children ages 13-16 years old on an educational field trip to places throughout the United States where they may never have thought to go, or might not have known existed. Shows will include trivia questions and vocabulary to help them better understand how areas of history received their names. The knowledge they gain will leave a lasting impression on those who have the opportunity to watch the program.
Other Matters (16 of 28) Response
Program Title Green Screen Adventures MeTV
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 8:00-8:30 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 6 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Multicast Digital Channel - MeTV - Green Screen Adventures presents stories and drawings by elementary school students from 2nd through 8th grade. School administrators, classroom teachers and families, can submit students' works. Our creative cast of improv actors makes the writing come to life using story theatre, game shows, and puppetry. EDUCATIONAL GOALS - To encourage children to be enthusiastic about writing and reading; to help students build a foundation for writing, critical thinking, and problem solving; to promote character development as the cast demonstrates cooperation and mutual respect; to provide educators with innovative and entertaining ways to enhance student learning. In addition to academic skills, Green Screen Adventures focuses on the five C's: Creativity, Curiosity, Confidence, Citizenship, Compassion.
Other Matters (17 of 28) Response
Program Title Ruff Tweet & Dave NBC
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 10:30-11:00 AM
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. Main Digital Channel-Ruff Ruff Tweet and Dave is Sprout's newest original series that follows best friends Ruff-Ruff (an adorable puppy) , Tweet (a loveable and thoughtful chick), and Dave (a unique, blue panda) on a day of adventure, discovery and play. Each episode will reveal a new adventure about making choices and encourages viewers to watch the show while accessing a companion interactive mobile app.
Other Matters (18 of 28) Response
Program Title Saved by the Bell MeTV
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUN 11:00-11:30 AM
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. Multicast Digital Channel--MeTV - "Saved By The Bell" is a weekly television series targeted to teens 13-16 years of age, which explores social themes and coping strategies through the daily school life of six teen-aged friends at Bayside High who help each other make the most of growing up in a complicated world. The multi-ethnic cast members serve as role models for young teen viewers as they deal with such issues as dealing with the death of a loved one, the right to say "no," the meaning of heroism, teenage alcohol use and other issues of particular concern to young teens. The Children's Television Act of 1990 ("CTA") imposed a requirement on the FCC to consider in its review of television station renewals the extent to which the licensee had served the educational and informational needs of children through its overall programming, including programming specifically designed to serve such needs. In adopting the CTA, Congress recognized a number of existing programs that already served such needs and in that context specifically mentioned "Saved By The Bell" in the Senate Report that accompanied the CTA, describing the program as "valuable" and "aimed at high school students and addressing typical problems and conflicts faced by teens." In adopting the regulations that implemented the CTA in 1991, the FCC also noted that Congress had singled out "Saved By The Bell" for mention: "The legislative history provides a wealth of examples of children's programming that is educational and informational. These include . . . "Saved By The Bell" (topical problems and conflicts faced by teens) . . . . Where determinations of whether a program qualifies as 'educational and informational' are in doubt, we will expect licensees to substantiate their determinations. We will rely on the guidance given in the legislative history, including the specific examples cited above, in ruling on the sufficiency of such demonstrations." Consistent with these findings, the FCC has granted the renewal applications of television stations that have relied on "Saved By The Bell" to satisfy their obligation to air programming specifically designed to serve the educational and informational needs of children aged 16 years and under.
Other Matters (19 of 28) Response
Program Title Lazytown NBC
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 12:30-1:00 PM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Main Digital Channel- Lazy Town promotes fitness and healthful habits for preschool children. It takes place in an imaginary setting, Lazy Town, and most episodes relate children's eating and fitness habits to problem solving in their "real world." The lead character, Stephanie, guides the audience through the story. She and her best friends, a group of "human" puppets reside in Lazy Town, where her uncle is the Mayor Milford Meanswell. The underground spy and influencer who defines the ethos of Lazy Town is Robbie Rotten, and he is determined to ruin the health and fitness practices of Stephanie and her friends. When the kids get into difficulties with Robbie Rotten, it is Sportacus, gymnast/athlete who comes to the rescue from his home in a spaceship that hovers over earth, prepared to answer to any call for help. The ever-present theme of Lazy Town is to eat "sports candy" which consists of fruits and vegetables, get sufficient sleep, and go outside and engage in a wide range of physical activities, from playing games, holding athletic competitions, to building forts and play structures.
Other Matters (20 of 28) Response
Program Title Dog Whisperer with Caesar Milan: Family Edition CW
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 9;30-10:00 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 6 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Multi-cast Digital Channel- CW -Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan: Family Edition is a weekly half-hour series produced for viewers 13-16 and the entire family that educates and informs the audience about canine training techniques and creating healthy environments for dogs. Hosted by renowned dog behaviorist and trainer Cesar Millan, Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan: Family Edition travels far and wide to help problem pups and teach families to better understand how to better deal with a dog's negative behavior. From Chihuahuas to Great Danes, no job is too big (or small) for Cesar. Viewers will have the chance to witness remarkable transformations first-hand and discover the how to be a responsible pet owner.
Other Matters (21 of 28) Response
Program Title Mystery Hunters MeTV
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 10;00-10:30 AM
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. Multicast Digital Channel-MeTV -Mystery Hunters is an excellent example of a children's program that is innovative and empowering. Through critical observation, analytical thinking, and scientific testing, the series encourages children to question the world around them. Through both the travel aspect and investigation of ancient myths and mysteries, there is a profound focus on history, culture, geography, and international customs. The Mystery Hunters and Araya and Christina, regular kids with inquisitive minds, who travel the globe to investigate the sites and delve into the tales which have baffled people throughout the ages-looking for the Loch Ness Monster, unraveling a smelly mummy, searching for Princess Anastasia, and learning the true story of King Tut. Armed with video cameras and their instincts, they gather facts and meet the experts, debunking common myths and offering explanations for legends, spooky stories, and unexplained phenomena. They use critical thinking and scientific reasoning to show that things are not always what they seem. Back at the Discovery Mystery Lab, Doubting Dave, the resident skeptical scientist, challenges viewers to send in their own mysteries, and then tackles the questions with experiments and logical explanations. Dave also assists the Mystery Hunters with their investigations.
Other Matters (22 of 28) Response
Program Title Nina's World NBC
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 10:00-10:30 AM
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. Main Digital Channel Ninas World a new Sprout original series tells the story of imaginative six year old Nina, based on the childhood of the beloved character Nina from Sprouts The Good Night Show. Nina invites you to join her and best friend, Star, on a day of fun within her vibrant and colorful neighborhood. Every day transforms into a new excursion around the neighborhood celebrating family, community, diversity and wonder.
Other Matters (23 of 28) Response
Program Title Calling Dr Pol CW
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 7:00-7:30 AM
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. Multicast Digital Channel-CW -Calling Dr. Pol is a weekly half-hour series that explores the fascinating occupation of veterinary medicine. Designed to educate and inform viewers aged 13-16 and the entire family this inspiring series invites viewers to share in the experiences of Dr. Pol. An enthusiastic and naturally-inclined and well-rounded scholar, Dr. Pol has been practicing veterinary medicine for over 35 years. Caring for more than 19,000 patients, Dr. Pol has seen it all. Specializing in large farm animals, Dr. Pol, his family and veterinary staff also care for animals of all shapes and sizes. Each week audiences will have a chance to understand the challenges and rewards of this fulfilling profession and learn that the work doesn't end at the clinic; Dr. Pol often takes his talents to the road by helping sick or injured animals on neighboring farms and ranches. With the added benefit of Dr. Pol's expert analysis and on-screen factoids, viewers will have the opportunity to learn about the biology and behavior of various domesticated animals and livestock. Unstoppable and unflappable, this Doc is a legend in the community and provides an entertaining view of the veterinary profession.
Other Matters (24 of 28) Response
Program Title Save Our Shelter CW
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 10:30-11:00 AM.
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. Multi Digital Channel - CW - Save our Shelter is produced for ages 13-16 and will inform young people about the urgent need for pet adoption throughout the US and how providing a clean and well-equipped home is essential to a pet's healthy lifestyle.
Other Matters (25 of 28) Response
Program Title Green Screen Adventures MeTV
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 8:30-9:00 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 6 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Multicast Digital Channel - MeTV - Green Screen Adventures presents stories and drawings by elementary school students from 2nd through 8th grade. School administrators, classroom teachers and families, can submit students' works. Our creative cast of improv actors makes the writing come to life using story theatre, game shows, and puppetry. EDUCATIONAL GOALS - To encourage children to be enthusiastic about writing and reading; to help students build a foundation for writing, critical thinking, and problem solving; to promote character development as the cast demonstrates cooperation and mutual respect; to provide educators with innovative and entertaining ways to enhance student learning. In addition to academic skills, Green Screen Adventures focuses on the five C's: Creativity, Curiosity, Confidence, Citizenship, Compassion.
Other Matters (26 of 28) Response
Program Title Clangers NBC
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 11:30-12:00 PM
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 Clangers is a beloved British series that was originally conceived by Oliver Postgate in 1969 and has been reconceived and invigorated by his son, Daniel Postgate. The show features the Clanger family, small mouse-like creatures that live on Clanger Planet far away from Earth. The members of the family are presented with many unusual challenges that become the center of a dilemma that must be resolved within each episode. Strange visitors arrive out of nowhere and the Clangers have to figure out who and why they are on Clanger Planet. Sometimes they need to help or rescue someone who has become lost on the planet. Other times, they are trying to understand outer space; meteors and comets and eclipses of the sun or moon. Each member of the family has a forte, from playing music to knitting or gardening or inventing equipment that comes in handy for some of the problem solving that takes place.
Other Matters (27 of 28) Response
Program Title Dream Quest CW
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 11;00-11:30 AM
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. Multi Digital Channel - CW - Dream Quest is a weekly half-hour series produced for children 13-16 years of age. The series literally brings the world to young people and their families by fulfilling desire to learn through experience.
Other Matters (28 of 28) Response
Program Title Saved by the Bell MeTV
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUN 10:00-10:30 AM
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. Multicast Digital Channel--MeTV - "Saved By The Bell" is a weekly television series targeted to teens 13-16 years of age, which explores social themes and coping strategies through the daily school life of six teen-aged friends at Bayside High who help each other make the most of growing up in a complicated world. The multi-ethnic cast members serve as role models for young teen viewers as they deal with such issues as dealing with the death of a loved one, the right to say "no," the meaning of heroism, teenage alcohol use and other issues of particular concern to young teens. The Children's Television Act of 1990 ("CTA") imposed a requirement on the FCC to consider in its review of television station renewals the extent to which the licensee had served the educational and informational needs of children through its overall programming, including programming specifically designed to serve such needs. In adopting the CTA, Congress recognized a number of existing programs that already served such needs and in that context specifically mentioned "Saved By The Bell" in the Senate Report that accompanied the CTA, describing the program as "valuable" and "aimed at high school students and addressing typical problems and conflicts faced by teens." In adopting the regulations that implemented the CTA in 1991, the FCC also noted that Congress had singled out "Saved By The Bell" for mention: "The legislative history provides a wealth of examples of children's programming that is educational and informational. These include . . . "Saved By The Bell" (topical problems and conflicts faced by teens) . . . . Where determinations of whether a program qualifies as 'educational and informational' are in doubt, we will expect licensees to substantiate their determinations. We will rely on the guidance given in the legislative history, including the specific examples cited above, in ruling on the sufficiency of such demonstrations." Consistent with these findings, the FCC has granted the renewal applications of television stations that have relied on "Saved By The Bell" to satisfy their obligation to air programming specifically designed to serve the educational and informational needs of children aged 16 years and under.

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

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

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

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

Frank Brady

VP/GM


01/04/2016

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