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

FRN:
0018223693
File Number:
0000010094
Submit Date:
04/08/2016
Call Sign:
WWBT
Facility ID:
30833
City:
RICHMOND
State:
VA
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
04/08/2016
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : First Quarter of 2016

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

WWBT LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC

Doing Business As: WWBT LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC

RSA TOWER, 20TH FLOOR

201 MONROE STREET

MONTGOMERY, AL 36104

United States

+1 (334) 206-1400

RBRYAN@RAYCOMMEDIA.COM

Company

Contact Representatives (2)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Michael Beder , Esq .

Legal Counsel

COVINGTON & BURLING LLP

One CityCenter

850 Tenth Street, NW

WASHINGTON, DC 20001

United States

+1 (202) 662-5138

mbeder@cov.com

Legal Representative

Robert E. Thurber , Jr. .

Vice President, Engineering

Raycom Media, Inc.

RSA Tower, 20th Floor

201 Monroe Street

Montgomery, AL 36104

United States

+1 (334) 206-1409

bthurber@raycommedia.com

Technical Representative

Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Network Affiliation
Affiliated network NBC
Nielsen DMA Richmond-Petersburg
Web Home Page Address www.nbc12.com

Digital Core Programming

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Question Response
State the average number of hours of Core Programming per week broadcast by the station on its main program stream 3.0
State the average number of hours per week of free over-the-air digital video programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream 336.0
State the average number of hours per week of Core Programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream. See 47 C.F.R. Section 73.671: 6.92
Does the Licensee provide information identifying each Core Program aired on its station, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides as required by 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? Yes
Does the Licensee certify that at least 50% of the Core Programming counted toward meeting the additional programming guideline (applied to free video programming aired on other than the main Yes No program stream) did not consist of program episodes that had already aired within the previous seven days either on the station's main program stream or on another of the station's free digital program streams? Yes

Digital Core Programs(18)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 18) Response
Program Title Nina's World (NBC channel 12.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 10:00am (01/02/16-01/30/16); Saturday, 10:30am (02/06/16-03/26/2016)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 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. Nina's World is an animated show based on a six-year-old Latina, who lives in San Antonio, Texas with her parents, who own the local bakery, and her Abuela (grandmother). Her Tio (Uncle) Javier lives nearby and there are lots of different children and adults from several different cultures in the apartment complex and neighborhood where she lives. Nina's best friend is Star, a stuffed starfish pillow character brought to life by Nina's imagination. Each episode features Nina taking on a challenge, solving a problem, or finding a way to help others. She is very confident about her abilities, which sometimes gets her into trouble. However, with encouragement and chiding from Abuela, Nina learns about how to plan her "work," take responsibility for her actions, and correct her mistakes.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 18) Response
Program Title Ocean Mysteries (Escape channel 12.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 1:30pm-2:00pm (01/09/16-03/26/16)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 12
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
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. Ocean Mysteries is produced for ages 13-16 and beyond by showing how animals share the same behaviors, challenges and triumphs that humans do. From exciting rescues of abandoned animals to unexpected conflicts in the "family dynamics" of the mingling species, viewers will get to know - and care - about these heroes, and all of the fascinating life teeming in our oceans.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 18) Response
Program Title Ruff Ruff Tweet & Dave (NBC channel 12.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 10:30am (01/02/16-01/30/16); Saturdays 11:00am (02/06/16-03/26/16)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 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. Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave (RRTD) is an animated show that puts an emphasis on logical thinking and use of language through fun problem-solving adventures. The trio, RRTD, is guided by Hatty, an erudite hamster who wears a hat full of questions. The three characters agree that they would like to take a particular adventure and rev up their Roly-pods, enter the Spin-Again transport vehicle and arrive at their destination. Once there, Hatty challenges them to make decisions and choose options that will lead to success or failure with their quest. Once their mission is complete, they review their effort, assemble the Roly-Pods and head home. Their adventures are varied. They might go climb a mountain, design their own fairy tale, or build a sand castle.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 18) Response
Program Title Earth to Luna (NBC channel 12.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 12:00pm (01/02/16-01/30/16)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 5
Total times aired 5
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
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. Earth to Luna is a Brazilian animated series about a 12-year-old girl, Luna, who loves science and the outdoors. There is nothing she doesn't question, and she shares everything she learns with her little brother, Jupiter, her parents or her friend Alice, and Clyde, her pet ferret. In each episode Luna and her brother develop questions about whatever they find curious, e.g., "What goes on inside the snail's shell?" or "Why does a firefly blink?" In pursuit of answers, Luna, Jupiter and Clyde go off on an imaginary adventure to do their research. They transform into the object or creature they are studying so they can personally experience the answers to their questions. When the threesome is finished with the "field trip," Luna summarizes everything they have learned with a show and a song.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 18) Response
Program Title Uncaged (Escape channel 12.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 1:00pm-1:30pm (01/09/16-03/26/16)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 12
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
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. UNCAGED serves the educational and informational needs of children 13 to 16 years of age with its program content, including exploring the world of various wild animals and the importance of understanding these wild critters in the animal kingdom. The series travels around the world to learn about different species and their habitats. The series explores all types of wild animals in their own environment and how they survive from whales to orangutans, to turtles, penguins and many more animals. Teenage viewers learn about the living habits of these various critters and why some may be on their way to extinction. Each episode provides detailed explanations of the different animal species and helps viewers understand their daily lives.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 18) Response
Program Title Teen Kids News (Escape channel 12.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 11:30am-12:00pm (01/02/16-03/26/16)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 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. Teen Kids News meets FCC requirements for core children's programming by providing educational features such as, "Flag Facts" (info on our state flags); "College and You" (tips for choosing and getting into college), "Word" (vocabulary skills training), as well as informational features for teens, such as reports about healthy eating; driving tips for new drivers, and internet predators. The show has been designed to meet needs of children and young adolescents with a unique curiosity about their world. The Program stimulates the 13-16 year olds' curiosity, develops their learning and cognitive, listening and thinking skills, and serves as an enhancement of their academic and educational experience.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 18) Response
Program Title Travel Thru History (Me-TV channel 12.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 9:00am and 9:30am (01/02/2016-03/26/2016)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Total times aired 26
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
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. Travel Thru History is designed to spark interest and enthusiasm in teens and their families to learn about our country's rich and fascinating history. The various episodes focus on American cities and vacation destinations that have more than natural beauty and theme parks to offer. The series uses beautiful photography and brief well-edited interviews with curators and other on-site authorities, as well as graphics, vintage photos, and film footage, to set a pace that will keep a busy young mind engaged. History is presented as a story of people one would like to have met, not a dry recitation of facts and figures, thus moving the thoughtful student out of the classroom and into the world.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 18) Response
Program Title Missing (Escape channel 12.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 12:30pm-1:00pm (01/02/16-03/26/16)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 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. Missing profiles the cases of missing children and adults and offers internet safety tips and an instructional message from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Without overstating any dangers, this program educates children of all ages as well as their parents as to what possible dangers exist to their safety, and illustrates specific ways of dealing with them, via the show's safety tips. As such, it will give children a sense that they have the power and means to protect themselves when away from watchful eyes.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 18) Response
Program Title Floogals (NBC channel 12.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 10:00am (02/06/16-03/26/16)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 8
Total times aired 8
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
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. Floogals is an animated show starring three space aliens - Fleeker, Flo, and Boomer - who have been sent to earth to explore, investigate, discover and report their findings to their superiors at Floogal headquarters. The diminutive Floogals are no taller than a large safety pin and their visual perspective is literally the point of view of the show. With the multiple challenges of their size and ignorance of all things Hooman (that's Floogal-speak for human), the Floogals have a lot of work on their hands. They are engaged in the dual processes of discovery and problem-solving as nothing on earth is familiar to them. Much like young children, they begin by encountering something new and then go through a comedic multi-step process of watching, listening, touching, and note-taking until they've figured out what and how their new discovery fits into the Hooman universe.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 18) Response
Program Title Mystery Hunters (Me-TV channel 12.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 10:00am-10:30am (01/02/2016-03/26/2016)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Total times aired 26
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
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. Mystery Hunters explores some of the world's greatest myths and mysteries. Combining on-site reporting and exciting adventures, the Mystery Hunters uses science and reasoning to try to uncover the truth. The program teaches children how to gather facts, meet with experts, debunk common myths, and offer explanations for legends. The Mystery Hunters are 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.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (11 of 18) Response
Program Title Teen Kids News (Escape channel 12.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 10:30am-11:00am (01/02/16-03/26/16)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 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. Teen Kids News meets FCC requirements for core children's programming by providing educational features such as, "Flag Facts" (info on our state flags), "College and You" (tips for choosing and getting into college), "Word" (vocabulary skills training), as well as informational features for teens, such as reports about healthy eating, driving tips for new drivers, and internet predators. The show has been designed to meet needs of children and young adolescents with a unique curiosity about their world. The Program stimulates the 13-16 year olds' curiosity, develops their learning and cognitive, listening and thinking skills, and serves as an enhancement of their academic and educational experience.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (12 of 18) Response
Program Title Word Travels (Escape channel 12.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 11:00am-11:30am (01/02/16-03/26/16)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 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. WORD TRAVELS serves the educational and informational needs of children 13 to 16 years of age with its program content, including the importance of learning about other cultures and peoples. The series allows teenagers to explore how individuals in various nations and continents live their daily lives and examine what are the differences in customs and languages in each locale. The series also demonstrates how to write stories about these destinations and what information is relevant to good story-telling.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (13 of 18) Response
Program Title Astroblast (NBC channel 12.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 11:00am (01/02/16-01/30/16); Saturdays, 11:30am (02/06/16-03/26/16)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 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. Astroblast, based on the book series by author and illustrator Bob Kolar, is set on a space station in an unknown solar system. Five animal characters and one three-eyed octopus of unknown derivation populate the station. Each episode begins with an everyday conversation or incident that grows into a predicament needing a solution. While these predicaments take place in a fantasy environment, the issues and resolutions resonate for a preschool audience. Through comedy and zippy action, our target audience sees how the characters learn lessons for practical living such as how to keep track of things that belong to you, practice good habits, clean up when you've made a mess, rebound from a failure or an embarrassing incident, or resist the urge to blame others for your mistakes.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (14 of 18) Response
Program Title Green Screen Adventures (Me-TV channel 12.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 8:00am and 8:30am (01/02/2016-03/26/2016)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Total times aired 26
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 7 years to 13 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Utilizing humor as a powerful leaming tool, Green Screen Adventures sparks enthusiasm for writing through age appropriate sketch comedy, original songs, puppetry, and story theatre. By basing the stories on the writing of elementary school students, ages 7-13, children get the message that their words have power, and that their voices are being heard. This program provides something that educators can't necessarily offer or replicate in a school setting, as it gives students a real world connection to their writing. Young students have the opportunity to understand the impact of writing on a broader audience by submitting their own writing to the show for consideration and adaptation. Green Screen Adventures' company of writers and performers reinforce critical writing skills and emphasizes positive social messages. In addition to academic skills, Green Screen Adventures focuses on the five Cs: Creativity, Curiosity, Confidence, Citizenship, and Compassion.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (15 of 18) Response
Program Title Lazytown (NBC channel 12.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 12:30pm (01/02/16-03/26/16)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 6
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 7
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 7
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 7
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Lazy Town encourages fitness and healthful habits for preschool children. In the imaginary setting of Lazy Town, characters' eating and fitness habits are linked to problem-solving in their world. The lead character is Stephanie, a young girl who guides the audience through the story as she and her friends ("human" puppets) and her Uncle (Mayor Milford Meanswell) navigate life within Lazy Town. Robbie Rotten, the underground spy who personifies the ethos of Lazy Town, is determined to ruin the health and fitness practices of Stephanie and her friends. When the kids have difficulty with Robbie Rotten, Sportacus (a gymnast/athlete prepared to answer any call for help) comes to the rescue from his home in a zeppelin-like aircraft that hovers over the earth. The underlying themes of Lazy Town stress the importance of eating "sports candy" (aka fruits and vegetables), always obtaining sufficient sleep, and going outside to engage in a wide range of physical activities that include playing games, competing athletically, and even building forts and play structures.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program Lazytown (NBC channel 12.1)
List date and time rescheduled 01/16/2016 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 2016-01-16
Episode # #147
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Lazytown (NBC channel 12.1)
List date and time rescheduled 01/02/2016 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 2016-01-02
Episode # #141
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #3

Questions Response
Title of Program Lazytown (NBC channel 12.1)
List date and time rescheduled 01/23/2016 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 2016-01-23
Episode # #301
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #4

Questions Response
Title of Program Lazytown (NBC channel 12.1)
List date and time rescheduled 03/26/2016 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 2016-03-26
Episode # #312
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #5

Questions Response
Title of Program Lazytown (NBC channel 12.1)
List date and time rescheduled 02/06/2016 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 2016-02-06
Episode # #310
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #6

Questions Response
Title of Program Lazytown (NBC channel 12.1)
List date and time rescheduled 03/12/2016 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 2016-03-13
Episode # #308
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #7

Questions Response
Title of Program Lazytown (NBC channel 12.1)
List date and time rescheduled 02/27/2016 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 2016-02-27
Episode # #305
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (16 of 18) Response
Program Title Missing (Escape channel 12.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 10:00am-10:30am (01/02/16-03/26/16)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 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. Missing profiles the cases of missing children and adults and offers internet safety tips and an instructional message from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Without overstating any dangers, this program educates children of all ages as well as their parents as to what possible dangers exist to their safety, and illustrates specific ways of dealing with them, via the show's safety tips. As such, it will give children a sense that they have the power and means to protect themselves when away from watchful eyes.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (17 of 18) Response
Program Title Clangers (NBC channel 12.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 11:30am (01/02/16-01/30/16); Saturdays, 12:00pm (02/06/16-03/26/16)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 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. 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 Clangers have to figure out who the visitors really are 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 (18 of 18) Response
Program Title Word Travels (Escape channel 12.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 12:00pm-12:30pm (01/02/16-03/26/16)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 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. WORD TRAVELS serves the educational and informational needs of children 13 to 16 years of age with its program content, including the importance of learning about other cultures and peoples. The series allows teenagers to explore how individuals in various nations and continents live their daily lives and examine what are the differences in customs and languages in each locale. The series also demonstrates how to write stories about these destinations and what information is relevant to good story-telling.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (0)

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Sponsored Core Programming (0)

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Liaison Contact

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Question Response
Does the Licensee publicize the existence and location of the station's Children's Television Programming Reports (FCC 398) as required by 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3526(e)(11)(iii)? Yes
Name of children's programming liaison Blake Peddicord
Address 5710 Midlothian Turnpike
City Richmond
State VA
Zip 23225
Telephone Number (804) 230-7028
Email Address bpeddicord@nbc12.com
Include any other comments or information you want the Commission to consider in evaluating your compliance with the Children's Television Act (or use this space for supplemental explanations). This may include information on any other noncore educational and informational programming that you aired this quarter or plan to air during the next quarter, or any existing or proposed non-broadcast efforts that will enhance the educational and informational value of such programming to children. See 47 C.F.R. Section 73.671, NOTES 2 and 3. On January 23, 2016, the children's educational programming lineup was pre-empted from 9:30am-12:00pm due to breaking news coverage of a major winter storm impacting the viewing area. Because these interruptions were due to breaking news coverage, these programs are still included in the programming counts in the Digital Core Programming Summary.

Other Matters (17)

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Other Matters (1 of 17) Response
Program Title Mystery Hunters (Me-TV channel 12.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 10:00am and 10:30am (04/02/16-06/25/16)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
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. Mystery Hunters explores some of the world's greatest myths and mysteries. Combining on-site reporting and exciting adventures, the Mystery Hunters uses science and reasoning to try to uncover the truth. The program teaches children how to gather facts, meet with experts, debunk common myths, and offer explanations for legends. The Mystery Hunters are 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 instincys, 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.
Other Matters (2 of 17) Response
Program Title Missing (Escape channel 12.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 10:00am (04/02/16-06/25/16)
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. Missing profiles the cases of missing children and adults and offers internet safety tips and an instructional message from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Without overstating any dangers, this program educates children of all ages as well as their parents as to what possible dangers exist to their safety, and illustrates specific ways of dealing with them, via the show's safety tips. As such, it will give children a sense that they have the power and means to protect themselves when away from watchful eyes.
Other Matters (3 of 17) Response
Program Title Teen Kids News (Escape channel 12.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 11:30am (04/02/16-06/25/16)
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. Teen Kids News meets FCC requirements for core children's programming by providing educational features such as, "Flag Facts" (info on our state flags); "College and You" (tips for choosing and getting into college), "Word" (vocabulary skills training), as well as informational features for teens, such as reports about healthy eating; driving tips for new drivers, and internet predators. The show has been designed to meet needs of children and young adolescents with a unique curiosity about their world. The Program stimulates the 13-16 year olds' curiosity, develops their learning and cognitive, listening and thinking skills, and serves as an enhancement of their academic and educational experience.
Other Matters (4 of 17) Response
Program Title Travel Thru History (Me-TV channel 12.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 9:00am & 9:30am (04/02/16-06/25/16)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
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. Travel Thru History is designed to spark interest and enthusiasm in teens and their families to learn about our country's rich and fascinating history. The various episodes focus on American cities and vacation destinations that have more than natural beauty and theme parks to offer. The series uses beautiful photography and brief well-edited interviews with curators and other on-site authorities, as well as graphics, vintage photos, and film footage, to set a pace that will keep a busy young mind engaged. History is presented as a story of people one would like to have met, not a dry recitation of facts and figures, thus moving the thoughtful student out of the classroom and into the world.
Other Matters (5 of 17) Response
Program Title Ocean's Mysteries (Escape channel 12.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 1:30pm (04/02/16)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 1
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. Ocean Mysteries is produced for ages 13-16 and beyond by showing how animals share the same behaviors, challenges and triumphs that humans do. From exciting rescues of abandoned animals to unexpected conflicts in the "family dynamics" of the mingling species, viewers will get to know - and care - about these heroes, and all of the fascinating life teeming in our oceans.
Other Matters (6 of 17) Response
Program Title Uncaged (Escape channel 12.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 1:00pm (04/02/16)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 1
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. UNCAGED serves the educational and informational needs of children 13 to 16 years of age with its program content, including exploring the world of various wild animals and the importance of understanding these wild critters in the animal kingdom. The series travels around the world to learn about different species and their habitats,from whales to orangutans, to turtles, penguins and many more animals. Teenage viewers learn about the living habits of these various critters and why some may be on their way to extinction. Each episode provides detailed explanations of the different animal species and helps viewers understand their daily lives.
Other Matters (7 of 17) Response
Program Title Word Travels (Escape channel 12.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 11:00am (04/02/16-06/25/16)
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. WORD TRAVELS serves the educational and informational needs of children13 to 16 years of age with its program content, including the importance of learning about other cultures and peoples. The series allows teenagers to explore how individuals in various nations and continents live their daily lives and examine what are the differences in customs and languages in each locale. The series also demonstrates how to write stories about these destinations and what information is relevant to good story-telling.
Other Matters (8 of 17) Response
Program Title Green Screen Adventures (Me-TV channel 12.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 8:00am & 8:30am (04/02/16-06/25/16)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
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. Utilizing humor as a powerful leaming tool, Green Screen Adventures sparks enthusiasm for writing through age appropriate sketch comedy, original songs, puppetry, and story theatre. By basing the stories on the writing of elementary school students, ages 7-13, children get the message that their words have power, and that their voices are being heard. This program provides something that educators can't necessarily offer or replicate in a school setting, as it gives students a real world connection to their writing. Young students have the opportunity to understand the impact of writing on a broader audience by submitting their own writing to the show for consideration and adaptation. Green Screen Adventures' company of writers and performers reinforce critical writing skills and emphasizes positive social messages. In addition to academic skills, Green Screen Adventures focuses on the five Cs: Creativity, Curiosity, Confidence, Citizenship, and Compassion.
Other Matters (9 of 17) Response
Program Title Astroblast (NBC channel 12.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 11:30am (04/02/16-06/25/16)
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. Astroblast, based on the book series by author and illustrator Bob Kolar, is set on a space station in an unknown solar system. Five animal characters and one three-eyed octopus of unknown derivation populate the station. Each episode begins with an everyday conversation or incident that grows into a predicament needing a solution. While these predicaments take place in a fantasy environment, the issues and resolutions resonate for a preschool audience. Through comedy and zippy action, our target audience sees how the characters learn lessons for practical living such as how to keep track of things that belong to you, practice good habits, clean up when you've made a mess, rebound from a failure or an embarrassing incident, or resist the urge to blame others for your mistakes.
Other Matters (10 of 17) Response
Program Title Nina's World (NBC channel 12.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 10:30am (04/02/16-06/25/16)
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. Nina's World is an animated show based on a six-year-old Latina, who lives in San Antonio, Texas with her parents, who own the local bakery, and her Abuela (grandmother). Her Tio (Uncle) Javier lives nearby and there are lots of different children and adults from several different cultures in the apartment complex and neighborhood where she lives. Nina's best friend is Star, a stuffed starfish pillow character brought to life by Nina's imagination. Each episode features Nina taking on a challenge, solving a problem, or finding a way to help others. She is very confident about her abilities, which sometimes gets her into trouble. However, with encouragement and chiding from Abuela, Nina learns about how to plan her "work," take responsibility for her actions, and correct her mistakes.
Other Matters (11 of 17) Response
Program Title Ruff Ruff Tweet & Dave (NBC channel 12.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 11:00am (04/02/16-06/25/16)
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. Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave (RRTD) is an animated show that puts an emphasis on logical thinking and use of language through fun problem-solving adventures. The trio, RRTD, is guided by Hatty, an erudite hamster who wears a hat full of questions. The three characters agree that they would like to take a particular adventure and rev up their Roly-pods, enter the Spin-Again transport vehicle and arrive at their destination. Once there, Hatty challenges them to make decisions and choose options that will lead to success or failure with their quest. Once their mission is complete, they review their effort, assemble the Roly-Pods and head home. Their adventures are varied. They might go climb a mountain, design their own fairy tale, or build a sand castle.
Other Matters (12 of 17) Response
Program Title Floogals (NBC channel 12.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 10:00am (04/02/16-06/25/16)
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. Floogals is an animated show starring three space aliens - Fleeker, Flo, and Boomer - who have been sent to earth to explore, investigate, discover and report their findings to their superiors at Floogal headquarters. The diminutive Floogals are no taller than a large safety pin and their visual perspective is literally the point of view of the show. With the multiple challenges of their size and ignorance of all things Hooman (that's Floogal-speak for human), the Floogals have a lot of work on their hands. They are engaged in the dual processes of discovery and problem-solving as nothing on earth is familiar to them. Much like young children, they begin by encountering something new and then go through a comedic multi-step process of watching, listening, touching, and note-taking until they've figured out what and how their new discovery fits into the Hooman universe.
Other Matters (13 of 17) Response
Program Title Missing (Escape channel 12.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 12:30pm (04/02/16-06/25/16)
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. Missing profiles the cases of missing children and adults and offers internet safety tips and an instructional message from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Without overstating any dangers, this program educates children of all ages as well as their parents as to what possible dangers exist to their safety, and illustrates specific ways of dealing with them, via the show's safety tips. As such, it will give children a sense that they have the power and means to protect themselves when away from watchful eyes.
Other Matters (14 of 17) Response
Program Title Teen Kids News (Escape channel 12.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 10:30am (04/02/16-06/25/16)
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. Teen Kids News meets FCC requirements for core children's programming by providing educational features such as, "Flag Facts" (info on our state flags); "College and You" (tips for choosing and getting into college), "Word" (vocabulary skills training), as well as informational features for teens, such as reports about healthy eating; driving tips for new drivers, and internet predators. The show has been designed to meet needs of children and young adolescents with a unique curiosity about their world. The Program stimulates the 13-16 year olds' curiosity, develops their learning and cognitive, listening and thinking skills, and serves as an enhancement of their academic and educational experience.
Other Matters (15 of 17) Response
Program Title Word Travels (Escape channel 12.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 12:00pm (04/02/16-06/25/16)
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. WORD TRAVELS serves the educational and informational needs of children 13 to 16 years of age with its program content, including the importance of learning about other cultures and peoples. The series allows teenagers to explore how individuals in various nations and continents live their daily lives and examine what are the differences in customs and languages in each locale. The series also demonstrates how to write stories about these destinations and what information is relevant to good story-telling.
Other Matters (16 of 17) Response
Program Title Noodle and Doodle (NBC channel 12.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 12:30pm (04/02/16-06/25/16)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Noodle and Doodle, an instructional series, features creative expression through art and cooking projects around a specific theme. Host, Sean, drives around in a double-decker bus fully equipped with art supplies and a kitchen, ready for any assignment. The projects encourage parent engagement and often feature families working together to make something to display within the child's home. Sean's side-kick, Doggity, is an ever-faithful beagle who transforms into an animated character during interstitial trips to a parallel universe, set in a kitchen full of prank-playing animated characters. The art projects typically promote utilizing recycled materials in order to demonstrate that creativity can transform something intended for one purpose into something that achieves a completely different goal.
Other Matters (17 of 17) Response
Program Title The Chica Show (NBC channel 12.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 12:00pm (04/02/16-06/25/16)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Chica Show features a five-year-old "baby" chick that spends her days with her parents in their costume shop, the Coop. The shop's one employee, Kelly, doubles as Chica's nanny and the ensemble is rounded out with Bunji, a large floppy eared rabbit, and Stitches, a straw mannequin that sits in the window. In each episode Chica develops or encounters a problem that she cannot immediately resolve. Usually her issues involve impulse control, distractability, judgment, and inter-personal behaviors. She and Kelly usually work on the problem through an adventure - a fantasy transformation to animation - where Bunji and Stitches come alive and join Chica and Kelly for the problem solving process. The core educational content is primarily socio-emotional development as Chica learns how to express herself properly, think before she acts, and interacts with others effectively. She often learns that it takes hard work and practice to become proficient at different skills.

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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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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.

Kym Grinnage

Vice President and General Manager


04/08/2016

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