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

FRN:
0024376154
File Number:
0000010020
Submit Date:
04/08/2016
Call Sign:
WGRZ
Facility ID:
64547
City:
BUFFALO
State:
NY
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

MULTIMEDIA ENTERTAINMENT, LLC

Law Dept.

TEGNA Inc

7950 JONES BRANCH DRIVE

MCLEAN, VA 22107

United States

+1 (703) 854-6899

LCARDUCC@tegna.com

Company

Contact Representatives (1)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Law Dept.

TEGNA Inc

Law Dept.

TEGNA Inc

7950 Jones Branch Dr

MCLEAN, VA 22107

United States

+1 (703) 854-6899

LCARDUCC@tegna.com

Legal Representative

Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Network Affiliation
Affiliated network NBC
Nielsen DMA Buffalo
Web Home Page Address www.wgrz.com

Digital Core Programming

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Question Response
State the average number of hours of Core Programming per week broadcast by the station on its main program stream 3.0
State the average number of hours per week of free over-the-air digital video programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream 336.0
State the average number of hours per week of Core Programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream. See 47 C.F.R. Section 73.671: 6.0
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(22)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 22) Response
Program Title Lazytown
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays/12:30 p.m.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 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. Lazy Town encourages fitness and healthful habits for preschool children. In the imaginary setting of Lazy Town, characters' eating and fitness habits are linked to problem solving in their world. The lead character is Stephanie, a young girl who guides the audience through the story as she and her friends ("human" puppets) and her Uncle (Mayor Milford Meanswell) navigate life within Lazy Town. Robbie Rotten, the underground spy and influencer who personifies the ethos of Lazy Town, is determined to ruin the health and fitness practices of Stephanie and her friends. When the kids have difficulty with Robbie Rotten, Sportacus (a gymnast/athlete prepared to answer any call for help) comes to the rescue from his home in a zeppelin-like aircraft that hovers over earth. The underlying themes of Lazy Town stress the importance of eating "sports candy" (aka fruits and vegetables), always obtaining sufficient sleep, and going outside to engage in a wide range of physical activities 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 Core Program (2 of 22) Response
Program Title Safari Tracks
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 9:30am
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. Aired on WGRZ 2.2."Safari Tracks" is an educational and informative half-hour, E/I program that takes viewers on a African safari- focusing on African wildlife and the magnificent and mysterious world of these animals, all in thier natural habitat. Follow Ushaka ans we explore the African continent, from the brush lands of the African Savanna to the great Okavango delta.. and beyond! The series strives to present a wide variety of information in a number of interactive and poignant sequences to make knowledge of the animal kingndom both simpler and easier to remember.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 22) Response
Program Title On the Spot
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/12:00 p.m.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 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. Aired on WGRZ 2.2 . "On the Spot" uses an entertaining on-the-street format to test how well young people know the information contained in the Common Core State Standards Initiative, an attempt to set a national curriculum to bridge the standards gap between states. Then, On the Spot explains the answer to each question. On the Spot challenges viewers to recall middle and high school knowledge about history, science, math, English, second languages, health, geography, art, music, and technology, and then teaches them the answer.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 22) Response
Program Title The Coolest Places on Earth
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/10:00 a.m.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 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. Aired on WGRZ 2.2. "The Coolest Places on Earth" is an educational and informative program that takes young viewers on a journey of discovery to the most astonishing places on the planet - cities, festivals, landmarks and jaw-dropping works of nature - exploring each locaton's history and culture. Each episode showcases three specific locations and delivers fast-paced, engaging information that's a perfect match for the 21st century learner. The series is packed with facts about history, geography and culture. The goal of the series is to provide young viewers with the inspiration and information to better understand and appreciate the culturally and geographically diverse world around them.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 22) Response
Program Title State to State
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/10:30 a.m.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 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. State to State airs on WGRZ 2.2 Saturdays 10:30am-11am, State to State is an educational and informative half-hour , E/I program that takes you to every corner of America. Experience the hectic dazzle of the Big Apple, the rawhide spirit of Wyoming, the revival of St. Louis, the innovation of Silicon Valley, the music of New Orleans and Austin, the glitz of Vegas, and the history of Hollywood. from the highest peaks ...to the biggest events..and the hidden gems. The series is packed with facts about history, geography, and culture. The goal of the series is to provide young viewers with the inspiration and information to better understand and appreciate the culturally and geographically diverse world around them.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 22) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/11:30 a.m.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 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. Aired on WGRZ 2.2 Animal Atlas is an entertaining and educational wildlife program shot exclusively in High Definition. The show introduces young viewers to every kind of animal imaginable, from the familiar to the astounding, including apes and giant lizards, sharks and tigers, and all other animals from the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia, and everywhere in between. Animal Atlas promotes a better understanding of how various animal species live and what they need to survive. Each episode stands alone as an entertaining look into the world of animals - whether visiting a particular group of animals, such as big cats, or meeting the animals of an entire continent. Viewers discover the variety of places that animals live, how they find food, and how they play. The show also looks at how family units operate, from a community of thousands of prairie dogs, to a pride of lions, to a school of fish. Certain episodes also explore animal features such as diet, locomotion, adaptation, and how animals take care of their young. Along the way, Animal Atlas educates young viewers about endangered species and provides information on how to support wildlife conservation. For a population of young viewers attuned to the importance of going "green", Animal Atlas is not only entertaining, it is culturally relevant and important. Animal Atlas offers an incredible and wildly entertaining adventure through the animal world. Learning about animals has never been more fun! Just spin the globe. Anywhere, everywhere animals live, you'll find Animal Atlas.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 22) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/9:00 a.m.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 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. Aired on WGRZ 2.2. Animal Atlas is an entertaining and educational wildlife program shot exclusively in High Definition. The show introduces young viewers to every kind of animal imaginable, from the familiar to the astounding, including apes and giant lizards, sharks and tigers, and all other animals from the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia, and everywhere in between. Animal Atlas promotes a better understanding of how various animal species live and what they need to survive. Each episode stands alone as an entertaining look into the world of animals - whether visiting a particular group of animals, such as big cats, or meeting the animals of an entire continent. Viewers discover the variety of places that animals live, how they find food, and how they play. The show also looks at how family units operate, from a community of thousands of prairie dogs, to a pride of lions, to a school of fish. Certain episodes also explore animal features such as diet, locomotion, adaptation, and how animals take care of their young. Along the way, Animal Atlas educates young viewers about endangered species and provides information on how to support wildlife conservation. For a population of young viewers attuned to the importance of going "green", Animal Atlas is not only entertaining, it is culturally relevant and important. Animal Atlas offers an incredible and wildly entertaining adventure through the animal world. Learning about animals has never been more fun! Just spin the globe. Anywhere, everywhere animals live, you'll find Animal Atlas.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 22) Response
Program Title Food For Thought with Claire Thomas
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 12:00pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 9
Total times aired 9
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. Airing on WGRZ 2.3 on Sundays at 12pm 1/24/16-3/26/16 Food For Thought with Clair Thomas is a live action, half-hour television program designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children. Young enthusiastic and passionate about food, Claire Thomas is the 22 year old host who opens viewers' eyes to how everyday life can inspire culinary creations. Each weekly-half hour, produced for ages 13-16, informs and educates teens about the power of food as a tool for exploring new places, meeting new people and learning about different cultures.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 22) Response
Program Title Safari Tracks
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/12:30pm
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. Aired on WGRZ 2.2."Safari Tracks" is an educational and informative half-hour, E/I program that takes viewers on a African safari- focusing on African wildlife and the magnificent and mysterious world of these animals, all in thier natural habitat. Follow Ushaka ans we explore the African continent, from the brush lands of the African Savanna to the great Okavango delta.. and beyond! The series strives to present a wide variety of information in a number of interactive and poignant sequences to make knowledge of the animal kingndom both simpler and easier to remember.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 22) Response
Program Title Food For Thought with Claire Thomas
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 11:00am
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. Airing on WGRZ 2.3 1/24/15 - 3/31/15. Food For Thought with Clair Thomas is a live action, half-hour television program designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children. Young enthusiasic and passionate about food, Claire Thomas is the 22 year old host who opens viewers' eyes to how everyday life can inspire culinary creations. Each weekly-half hour, produced for ages 13-16, informs and educates teens about the power of food as a tool for exploring new places, meeting new people and learning about different cultures.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (11 of 22) Response
Program Title Family Style with Chef Jeff
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/11:00 a.m.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 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. Aired on WGRZ 2.2. "Family Style with Chef Jeff" is an educational and informative series that teaches viewers how making the right choices in the kitchen can lead to life-changing experiences for the entire family. Each episode features interesting and valuable health and nutrition information as viewers also learn how to cook healthier versions of some of our favorite dishes. Family Style uses unique structural components to help young viewers retain and reflect on important and current health-related information. The series also features nutrition quizzes, health tips, and Chef Jeff's own positive reinforcement. The goal of the series is to help young viewers make well informed choices about their eating habits, nutrition and health.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (12 of 22) Response
Program Title Food For Thought with Claire Thomas
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 12:30pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 9
Total times aired 9
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. Airing on WGRZ 2.3 on Sundays at 12:30 p.m 1/24/16-3/26/16. Food For Thought with Clair Thomas is a live action, half-hour television program designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children. Young enthusiastic and passionate about food, Claire Thomas is the 22 year old host who opens viewers' eyes to how everyday life can inspire culinary creations. Each weekly-half hour, produced for ages 13-16, informs and educates teens about the power of food as a tool for exploring new places, meeting new people and learning about different cultures.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (13 of 22) Response
Program Title Ruff-Ruff, Tweet, and Dave
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tuesdays/12:30 p.m.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 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. Ruff-Ruff, Tweet, and Dave is a preschool adventure/activity show where th lead characters travel to faraway lands to have adventures with their guide, a hamster named Hatty. Ruff-Ruff, the dog, is the most playful of the tree; Tweet is a little bird who loves to fly and get creative with her suggestions; and dave the Panda has a thing for bananas. RRTD might go to the beach, or the mountains, or to strange lands with pillows everywhere; just the sort of place where imagination and logic come together. The settings are always brightly colored and beautiful. And their transport vehicles are Roly-pods, artful go carts that fit on a spiral ramp that folds in and out of the Spin-Again, a colorful round spinning top with special compartments designed to anchor each vehicle right on the outside rim during the journey.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (14 of 22) Response
Program Title Food For Thought with Claire Thomas
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 10:00am
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. Airing on WGRZ 2.3 1/24/15 - 3/31/15. Food For Thought with Clair Thomas is a live action, half-hour television program designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children. Young enthusiasic and passionate about food, Claire Thomas is the 22 year old host who opens viewers' eyes to how everyday life can inspire culinary creations. Each weekly-half hour, produced for ages 13-16, informs and educates teens about the power of food as a tool for exploring new places, meeting new people and learning about different cultures.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (15 of 22) Response
Program Title Earth To Luna
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/11:30 a.m.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 5
Total times aired 5
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. Earth to Luna is a Brazilian animated series about 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 snails' shell? or "Why does a firefly blink?" In pursuit of answers, Luna, Jupiter and Clyde go off on a n imaginary adventure to do their research. they transform into the object or creature they are studying so they can personally experience the answers to thier questions. When the treesome is finished with the "field trip" Luna summarizes everything they have learned.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (16 of 22) Response
Program Title Food For Thought with Claire Thomas
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays10:30am
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. Airing on WGRZ 2.3 1/24/15 - 3/31/15. Food For Thought with Clair Thomas is a live action, half-hour television program designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children. Young enthusiasic and passionate about food, Claire Thomas is the 22 year old host who opens viewers' eyes to how everyday life can inspire culinary creations. Each weekly-half hour, produced for ages 13-16, informs and educates teens about the power of food as a tool for exploring new places, meeting new people and learning about different cultures.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (17 of 22) Response
Program Title Food For Thought with Claire Thomas
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 10:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 4
Total times aired 4
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. Airing on WGRZ 2.3. Saturdays 10am-10:30am 1/1/16-1/23/16. Food For Thought with Clair Thomas is a live action, half-hour television program designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children. Young enthusiastic and passionate about food, Claire Thomas is the 22 year old host who opens viewers' eyes to how everyday life can inspire culinary creations. Each weekly-half hour, produced for ages 13-16, informs and educates teens about the power of food as a tool for exploring new places, meeting new people and learning about different cultures.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (18 of 22) Response
Program Title Floogals
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/11:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 7
Total times aired 8
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. 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 cchallenges 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 Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program Floogals
List date and time rescheduled 03/23/2016 12:30 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2016-03-19
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Other
Digital Core Program (19 of 22) Response
Program Title Astroblast
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wednesdays/12:30 p.m.
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. Based on the book series "Astroblast!" by author and illustrator Bob Kolar, this series is set on a space station in an unknown solar system. The station is populated by five animal characters and one 3-eyed octopus of unknown derivation. Each episode begins with an everyday conversation or incident that grows into a predicament of some sort needing a solution. While these predicaments take place on a space station populated by animal characters and aliens from different galaxies, the issues and resolutions resonate for a preschool audience. Through comedy and zippy action, our target audience sees how the characters learn lessons for practical living such as how to keep track of things that belong to you, practice good habits, clean up a space when you've made a mess, rebound from a failure or embarrassing incident, or resist the urge to blame others for your mistakes.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program Astroblast
List date and time rescheduled 03/19/2016 11:30 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? No
Date Preempted 2016-03-23
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Other
Digital Core Program (20 of 22) Response
Program Title Food For Thought with Claire Thomas
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 10:30 am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 4
Total times aired 4
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. Airing on WGRZ 2.3 Saturdays at 10:30-11:00 a.m. 1/1/16-1/23/16. Food For Thought with Clair Thomas is a live action, half-hour television program designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children. Young enthusiastic and passionate about food, Claire Thomas is the 22 year old host who opens viewers' eyes to how everyday life can inspire culinary creations. Each weekly-half hour, produced for ages 13-16, informs and educates teens about the power of food as a tool for exploring new places, meeting new people and learning about different cultures.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (21 of 22) Response
Program Title Nina's World
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Mondays/12:30 p.m.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 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 a childhood adventure series, which re-imagines a childhood for the character Nina, host of the Sprout Good Night Show. Nina is a six-year-old Latina, living in San Antonio, Texas. She is exposed to adults and children from many cultures that live in her immediate neighborhood and in the mixed-use housing complex, where her parents own a bakery downstairs from their apartment. Nina manages to create regular adventures with her friends, her parents, and the gown-ups too because she is curious and determined to over-reach her abilities in pursuit of her goals. Nina models resilience as there is not a day where she doesn't reflect on her encounters with good-natured common sense and an ability to rebound after her mistakes .
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (22 of 22) Response
Program Title Food For Thought with Claire Thomas
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 11:30pm
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. Airing on WGRZ 2.3 1/24/15 - 3/31/15. Food For Thought with Clair Thomas is a live action, half-hour television program designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children. Young enthusiasic and passionate about food, Claire Thomas is the 22 year old host who opens viewers' eyes to how everyday life can inspire culinary creations. Each weekly-half hour, produced for ages 13-16, informs and educates teens about the power of food as a tool for exploring new places, meeting new people and learning about different cultures.
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 Colleen Nossavage
Address 259 Delaware Avenue
City Buffalo
State NY
Zip 14202
Telephone Number (716) 849-7665
Email Address Colleen.Nossavage@wgrz.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.

Other Matters (20)

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Other Matters (1 of 20) Response
Program Title Safari Tracks
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/9:30 a.m.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Airing on WGRZ 2.2, "Safari Tracks" is an educational and informative half-hour, E/I program that takes viewers on an African safari - focusing on African wildlife and the magnificent and mysterious world of these animals, all in their natural habitat. Follow Ushaka as we explore the African continent, from the brush lands of the African Savanna to the great Okavango delta ... and beyond! The series strives to present a wide variety of information in a number of interactive and poignant sequences to make knowledge of the animal kingdom both simpler and easier to remember.
Other Matters (2 of 20) Response
Program Title Wild About Animals
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays/ 12:00 p.m.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Airing on WGRZ 2.3, Wild About Animals is a half hour weekly animal magazine series. The show is hosted by the emmy award winning actress Mariette Hartley. Mariette has committed herself to fighting for the rights of animals for over 20 years. The program consists of four different segments/stories which make for a varied, fast paced program. Through the use of footage combined with an engaging and entertaining narrative the show creates a general tone that is particularly effective in connecting to the target audience.
Other Matters (3 of 20) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/9:00 a.m.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Airing on WGRZ Channel 2.2, Animal Atlas is an entertaining wildlife program that introduces young viewers to every kind of animal imaginable, from the familiar to the astounding, including apes, giant lizards, sharks, tigers, and all other animals from the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia, and everywhere in between. Animal Atlas promotes a better understanding of how various animal species live and what they need to survive. Each episode stands alone as an entertaining look into the world of animals, whether visiting a particular group of animals, such as big cats or meeting the animals of an entire continent. Viewers discover the variety of places that animals live, how they find food, and how they play. The show also looks at how family units operate, from a community of thousands of prairies dogs, to a pride of lions, to a school of fish. Certain episodes also explore animal features such as diet, locomotion, adaptation, and how animals take care of their young. Animal Atlas educates young viewers about endangered species and provides information on how to support wildlife conservation. For a population of young viewers attuned to the importance of going "green", Animal Atlas is not only entertaining, it is culturally relevant and important.
Other Matters (4 of 20) Response
Program Title On the Spot
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/12:00pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Airing on WGRZ Channel 2.2, "On the Spot" uses an entertaining on-the-street format to test how well young people know the information contained in the Common Core State Standards Initiative, an attempt to set a national curriculum to bridge the standards gap between states. Then, On the Spot explains the answer to each question. On the Spot challenges viewers to recall middle and high school knowledge about history, science, math, English, second languages, health, geography, art, music and technology, and then teaches them the answer.
Other Matters (5 of 20) Response
Program Title Astroblast
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wednesday 12:30pm
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. Airing on WGRZ Based on the book series "Astroblast!" by author and illustrator Bob Kolar, this series is set on a space station in an unknown solar system. The station is populated by five animal characters and one 3-eyed octopus of unknown derivation. Each episode begins with an everyday conversation or incident that grows into a predicament of some sort needing a solution. While these predicaments take place on a space station populated by animal characters and aliens from different galaxies, the issues and resolutions resonate for a preschool audience. Through comedy and zippy action, our target audience sees how the characters learn lessons for practial living such as how to keep track of things that belong to you, practice good habits, clean up a space when you've made a mess, rebound from a failure or embarrassing incident, or resist the urge to blame others for your mistakes.
Other Matters (6 of 20) Response
Program Title Noodle and Doodle
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Friday 12:30pm
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. 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 (7 of 20) Response
Program Title Wild About Animals
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 11:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Airing on WGRZ 2.3, Airing on WGRZ 2.3, Wild About Animals is a half hour weekly animal magazine series. The show is hosted by the emmy award winning actress Mariette Hartley. Mariette has committed herself to fighting for the rights of animals for over 20 years. The program consists of four different segments/stories which make for a varied, fast paced program. Through the use of footage combined with an engaging and entertaining narrative the show creates a general tone that is particularly effective in connecting to the target audience.
Other Matters (8 of 20) Response
Program Title Wild About Animals
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays/ 12:30pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Airing on WGRZ 2.3, Wild About Animals is a half hour weekly animal magazine series. The show is hosted by the emmy award winning actress Mariette Hartley. Mariette has committed herself to fighting for the rights of animals for over 20 years. The program consists of four different segments/stories which make for a varied, fast paced program. Through the use of footage combined with an engaging and entertaining narrative the show creates a general tone that is particularly effective in connecting to the target audience.
Other Matters (9 of 20) Response
Program Title Food for Thought
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 10:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Airing on WGRZ 2.3, hosted by Claire Thomas, Food for Thought with Claire Thomas will approach food from a fresh and enlightening perspective. From exploring a wide variety of indigenous foods that are celebrated by cultures across the world to providing easy ways to grow healthy produce within one's own community, Claire will not only showcase her passion for food as a lifestyle but will fulfill her dream of sharing her enthusiasm and knowledge with young people.
Other Matters (10 of 20) Response
Program Title State to State
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 10:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Airing on WGRZ 2.2 State to State is an educational and informative half-hour, E/I program that takes you to every corner of America. Experience the hectic dassle of the Big Apple, the rawhide spirit of Wyoming, the revival of St. Louis, the innovation of Silicon Valley, the music of New Orleans and Austin, the glitz of Vegas, and the history of Hollywood. From the highest peaks.. to the biggest events..and the hiden gems. The Series is packed with facts about his tory, geography, and culture. The goal of the series is to provide young viewers with the inspiration and information to better understand and appreciate the culturally and geographically diverse world around them.
Other Matters (11 of 20) Response
Program Title Floogals
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 11:30am
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. Airing on WGRZ 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 (12 of 20) Response
Program Title Safari Tracks
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/12:30pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Airing on WGRZ 2.2, "Safari Tracks" is an educational and informative half-hour, E/I program that takes viewers on an African safari - focusing on African wildlife and the magnificent and mysterious world of these animals, all in their natural habitat. Follow Ushaka as we explore the African continent, from the brush lands of the African Savanna to the great Okavango delta ... and beyond! The series strives to present a wide variety of information in a number of interactive and poignant sequences to make knowledge of the animal kingdom both simpler and easier to remember.
Other Matters (13 of 20) Response
Program Title Ruff Ruff Tweet & Dave
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tuesday 12:30pm
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. Airing on WGRZ Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave is Sprout's newest original series that follows best friends Ruff-Ruff (an excitable puppy), Tweet (a lovable 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 (14 of 20) Response
Program Title The Chica Show
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Thursday 12:30pm
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. Airing on WGRZ 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, distractibility, judgement, and inter-personal behaviors. She and Kelly usually work on the problem through and 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 interact with others effectively. She often learns that it takes hard work and practice to become proficient at different skills.
Other Matters (15 of 20) Response
Program Title Food for Thought
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 10:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Airing on WGRZ 2.3, hosted by Claire Thomas, Food for Thought with Claire Thomas will approach food from a fresh and enlightening perspective. From exploring a wide variety of indigenous foods that are celebrated by cultures across the world to providing easy ways to grow healthy produce within one's own community, Claire will not only showcase her passion for food as a lifestyle but will fulfill her dream of sharing her enthusiasm and knowledge with young people.
Other Matters (16 of 20) Response
Program Title Family Style with Chef Jeff
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/11:00 a.m.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Airing on WGRZ Channel 2.2, "Family Style with Chef Jeff" is an educational and informative half-hour series that teaches viewers how making the right choices in the kitchen can lead to life-changing experiences for the entire family. Each episode features interesting and valuable health and nutrition information as viewers also learn how to cook healthier versions of some of our favorite dishes. Family Style uses unique structural components to help young viewers retain and reflect on important and current health-related information. The series also features nutrition quizzes, health tips, and Chef Jeff's own positive reinforcement. The goal of the series is to help young viewers make well informed choices about their eating habits, nutrition, and health.
Other Matters (17 of 20) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/11:30 a.m.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Airing on WGRZ Channel 2.2, Animal Atlas is an entertaining wildlife program that introduces young viewers to every kind of animal imaginable, from the familiar to the astounding, including apes, giant lizards, sharks, tigers, and all other animals from the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia, and everywhere in between. Animal Atlas promotes a better understanding of how various animal species live and what they need to survive. Each episode stands alone as an entertaining look into the world of animals, whether visiting a particular group of animals, such as big cats or meeting the animals of an entire continent. Viewers discover the variety of places that animals live, how they find food, and how they play. The show also looks at how family units operate, from a community of thousands of prairies dogs, to a pride of lions, to a school of fish. Certain episodes also explore animal features such as diet, locomotion, adaptation, and how animals take care of their young. Animal Atlas educates young viewers about endangered species and provides information on how to support wildlife conservation. For a population of young viewers attuned to the importance of going "green", Animal Atlas is not only entertaining, it is culturally relevant and important.
Other Matters (18 of 20) Response
Program Title Wild About Animals
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 11:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Airing on WGRZ 2.3, Wild About Animals is a half hour weekly animal magazine series. The show is hosted by the emmy award winning actress Mariette Hartley. Mariette has committed herself to fighting for the rights of animals for over 20 years. The program consists of four different segments/stories which make for a varied, fast paced program. Through the use of footage combined with an engaging and entertaining narrative the show creates a general tone that is particularly effective in connecting to the target audience.
Other Matters (19 of 20) Response
Program Title The Coolest Places on Earth
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/10:00 a.m.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Airing on WGRZ Channel 2.2, "The Coolest Places on Earth" is an educational, informative program that takes young viewers on a journey of discovery to the most astonishing places on the planet - cities, festivals, landmarks, and jaw-dropping works of nature - exploring each location's history and culture. Each episode showcases three specific locations and delivers fast-paced, engaging information that's a perfect match for the 21st century learner. The series is packed with facts about history, geography, and culture. The goal of the series is to provide young viewers with the inspiration and information to better understand and appreciate the culturally and geographically diverse world around them.
Other Matters (20 of 20) Response
Program Title Nina's World
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Monday 12:30pm
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. Airing on WGRZ

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04/08/2016

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