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

FRN:
0005020904
File Number:
0000014547
Submit Date:
10/05/2016
Call Sign:
WSMH
Facility ID:
21737
City:
FLINT
State:
MI
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
10/05/2016
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Third 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

WSMH LICENSEE, LLC

Applicant

Doing Business As: WSMH LICENSEE, LLC

C/O CLIFFORD HARRINGTON, PILLSBURY WINTH

1200 SEVENTEENTH STREET, NW

WASHINGTON, DC 20036

United States

+1 (202) 663-8525

CLIFFORD.HARRINGTON@PILLSBURYLAW.COM

Company

Contact Representatives (2)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

CLIFFORD M. HARRINGTON , ESQ .

Legal Representative

PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN LLP

CLIFFORD M. HARRINGTON, ESQ.

1200 SEVENTEENTH STREET, NW

WASHINGTON, DC 20036

United States

+1 (202) 663-8525

CLIFFORD.HARRINGTON@PILLSBURYLAW.COM

Legal Representative

JOHN E. HIDLE , P.E .

CONSULTING ENGINEER

CARL T. JONES CORPORATION

JOHN E. HIDLE, P.E.

CARL T. JONES CORPORATION

7901 YARNWOOD COURT

SPRINGFIELD, VA 22153

United States

+1 (703) 569-7704

JHIDLE@CTJC.COM

Technical Representative

Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Network Affiliation
Affiliated network FOX
Nielsen DMA Flint-Saginaw-Bay City
Web Home Page Address www.wsmh.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 3.5
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: 8.0
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(21)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 21) Response
Program Title Think Big
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 8am (9/4-9/25/2016)
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. Think Big is a kid-hosted entertaining series for young people that follows the world's most innovative kids as they create and invent new toys, games, learning tools, websites, and modes of transportation. The program features top kid inventors who face off against one another in an Invent-Off to see who can come up with the most innovative and creative invention. In each episode, two teams brainstorm, choose materials, and sketch and design their idea. Once completed, the inventions are then judged. This program allows kids to showcase their skills in creativity, science, innovation, marketing and teamwork. This program aired on our tertiary digital station, 66.3.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 21) Response
Program Title Origins
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 9am and 930am (7/2-9/24/2016) and Sundays 9am and 930am (7/3-9/25/2016)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 52
Total times aired 52
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. This program explores the origin of hundreds of the world's most influential and important inventions, natural objects, customs, ideas from technology, arts and entertainment, government, nature and more. By teaching the history of the world's most significant ideas and creations, Origins gives children an appreciation of progress and the contributions of others while inspiring their own dreams of the future. Episode examples include: "The Horse, Bicycle and Motorcycle", three modes of solitary transportation that gave us freedom and adventure; and, "Clocks, Calendars & Calculators", three pivotal inventions that enable humankind to organize, plan and keep track of their lives. This program aired on the tertiary digital station, 66.3.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 21) Response
Program Title Think Big
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wednesdays 7-730am (7/6-8/24/2016) and Saturday 9am (9/3/2016)
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. Think Big is a kid-hosted entertaining series for young people following the world's most innovative kids as they create and invent new toys, games, learning tools, websites, and modes of transportation. This program features top kid inventors who face off against one another in an Invent-Off to see who can come up wit the most innovative and creative invention. In each episode, two teams brainstorm, choose materials, sketch, and design their idea. Once completed, the inventions are judged. This program allows kids to showcase their skills in creativity, science, innovation, marketing, and teamwork. This program aired on the main digital stream
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 21) Response
Program Title State to State
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 1030am (7/2-9/24/2016)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 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. During this program, viewers "travel" across the United States exploring cities, amazing monuments, natural wonders, and other interesting destinations. The series presents core curriculum information about history, geography, and culture, giving viewers a fun and entertaining learning experience. This program aired on the secondary digital stream, 66.2.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 21) Response
Program Title On the Spot
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 12pm (7/2-8/20/2016) and Saturdays 11am (8/27-9/24/2016)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 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. This program is hosted by comedian Eric Schwartz, who randomly interviews people on the street about local and national curriculum. Eric focuses on questions about any of the following topics - geography, history, art, science, mathematics, culture, language, music, and sports. The answers to the questions are addressed with video inserts, graphs and/or maps, to provide viewers with a deeper understanding of the topic. This program aired on the secondary digital stream, 66.2.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 21) Response
Program Title Family Style
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 11am (7/2-8/20/2016)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 8
Total times aired 8
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. Chef Jeff 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 their favorite dishes. Family Style also helps young viewers to retain and reflect on important and current health-related information. Some of the other features of the program are nutritional quizzes, health tips, and positive reinforcement from Chef Jeff. This program's mission is to help viewers make well-informed choices about their eating habits, nutrition and health. This program aired on the secondary digital stream, 66.2.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 21) Response
Program Title Wild America
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 730-8am (7/2-9/3/2016)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 10
Total times aired 10
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. The key objective of this program is to familiarize children with the animals of the North Amiercan continent, their interaction with other animals and their enviroment, Throughout the series emphasis will be placed upon protecting endangered species and the impact that humans have while interacting in their environment. The goal of this program is for the viewer to achieve a greater understanding of nature and specific animal species with the aid of up close and detailed photography throughout the program. Through this understanding it is hoped that viewers will better relate to the natural environment as it exists in North America and learn to protect North America's animal species. This program aired on the main digital stream.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 21) Response
Program Title Dragonfly TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 830am (9/4-9/25/2016)
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. This program features children engaging in various science projects and demonstrates practical applications of mathematics and science from multiple scientific fields. It introduces young viewers to a variety of scientific disciplines and challenges them in critical thinking and problem solving skills, while providing valuable information to reach answers. Examples of program episodes include studying various ecosystems, sea turtles, and rocket propulsion. Each episode is engaging, entertaining and educational in structure, allowing children to gain an appreciation for science in a unique and entertaining way. This program aired on our tertiary digital station, 66.3.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 21) Response
Program Title Get Wild
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 12pm (8/27-9/24/2016)
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 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program is based at the world famous San Diego Zoo and features notable animal experts teaching children the living habits and unique behaviors of wild animals. Episode examples include: learning how experts studying adult orangutans learn how they raise their young; and explains the Panda's living patterns. This program aired on the secondary digital stream, 66.2.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 21) Response
Program Title Wild World
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 1230pm (8/27-9/24/2016)
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 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program is based at the world famous San Diego Zoo and focuses on showing how zoo enrichment programs help animals initiate natural behavior. This program teaches children about animal behavior and the importance of providing an enriching environment for animals in our care. This program aired on the secondary digital stream, 66.2.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (11 of 21) Response
Program Title Elizabeth Stanton's Great Big World
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays 7-730am (7/1-8/26//2016) and Sunday 7am (9/4/2016)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 10
Total times aired 10
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. This program addresses areas of particular concern to young teens; including global, social, educational, and wellness issues. Elizabeth and select celebrity friends travel around the world, volunteering in areas of specific need. "Elizabeth Stanton's Great Big World" combines exciting, fun, and diverse experiences of world exploration with life-changing volunteer opportunities. Various age-appropriate global issues are introduced to the viewing audience through in-depth and thoughtful interviews. In addition, Elizabeth and friends' personal hands-on experiences in the field both inspire teens to engage in selfless, helping behaviors, and educate them on where and how to find volunteer opportunities. This program aired on the main digital stream.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (12 of 21) Response
Program Title On the Spot
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Thursdays 7-730am (7/7-8/25/2016) and Saturday 930am (9/3/2016)
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. This program is hosted by comedian Eric Schwartz who randomly interviews people on the street about local and national curriculum focusing on questions about any of the following topics; geography, history, art, science, mathematics, culture, language, music and sports. The answers to the questions are addressed with video inserts, graphs and/or maps to provide viewers with a deeper understanding of the topic. This program aired on the main digital stream.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (13 of 21) Response
Program Title 3 Wide Life
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 8am and 830am (7/2-8/27/2016) and Sundays 8am and 830am (7/3-8/28/2016)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 36
Total times aired 36
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. This program provides an inside look at the world of NASCAR auto racing. NASCAR teams, crew members, business personnel, and drivers are featured. They share their experiences, advice, and stories with viewers to provide an in-depth look at the hard work and dedication it takes to achieve their goals. Besides learning how to overcome adversity and the importance of teamwork, the program also informs viewers about the technical aspects of racing, how racing began, information on racing as a career, and the importance of philanthropy and helping others. This program aired on the tertiary digital stream, 66.3.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (14 of 21) Response
Program Title Dragonfly TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Mondays 7-730am (7/4-8/22/2016) and Saturday 8am (9/3/2016)
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. This program features children engaging in various science projects and demonstrates practical applications of mathematics and science from multiple scientific fields. It introduces young viewers to a variety of scientific disciplines and challenges them in critical thinking and problem solving skills, while providing valuable information to reach answers. Examples of program episodes include studying various ecosystems, sea turtles, and rocket propulsion. Each episode is engaging, entertaining and educational in structure, allowing children to gain an appreciation for science in a unique and entertaining way. This program aired on the main digital stream.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (15 of 21) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 9am (7/2-9/24/2016) and 1130am (7/2-8/20/2016)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 21
Total times aired 21
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. Life science, biological science, photography and humor combine to provide viewers of this program with life science concepts, animal classification, as well as the anatomy and physiology information of animals. The viewers are taken around the biomes of the world, merging the fascination of the animal world with a greater understanding of the relationship between the branches of the animal kingdom. This program aired on the secondary digital stream, 66.2.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (16 of 21) Response
Program Title Coolest Places
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 10am (7/2-9/24/2016) and Saturdays 1130am (8/27-9/24/2016)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 18
Total times aired 18
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. This series takes viewers on a journey of discovery to the most astonishing places on the planet - cities, festivals, landmarks, and jaw-dropping works of nature. The history and cultures of these locations are explored to help viewers gain a better understanding of the diverse world in which they live. This program aired on the secondary digital stream, 66.2.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (17 of 21) Response
Program Title Wild World
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 830am (9/3-9/24/2016)
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. This program is based at the world famous San Diego Zoo and focuses on showing how zoo enrichment programs help animals initiate natural behavior. This program teaches children about animal behavior and the importance of providing an enriching environment for animals in our care. This program aired on our tertiary digital station, 66.3.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (18 of 21) Response
Program Title Teen Kids News
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 7-730am (7/2-9/24/2016)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 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. Teen Kids News features "College and You" (tips for choosing and getting into college), and "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 program presents the news in a teen appropriate manner. The program develops teens learning and cognitive, listening and thinking skills, and serves as an enhancement of their academic and educational experience. This program aired on the main digital stream.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (19 of 21) Response
Program Title Get Wild
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 8am (9/3-9/24/2016)
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. This program is based at the world famous San Diego Zoo and features notable animal experts teaching children the living habits and unique behaviors of wild animals. Episode examples include learning how experts studying adult orangutans learn how they raise their young; and explains the Panda's living patterns. This program aired on our tertiary digital stations, 66.3.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (20 of 21) Response
Program Title Safari Tracks
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 930am (7/2-9/24/2016) and 1230pm (7/2-8/20/2016)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 21
Total times aired 21
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. This program is an exciting and entertaining series which takes viewers on location to explore the magnificent and immense world of Africa's animals. Ushaka, a young South African host, takes the viewer from the brushlands of the Savanna to the great Okavango, and from the greatest game reserves to the most remote beaches of Madagascar, and more. The viewer will see everything from rare African birds to "creepy crawlers", to animal babies interacting with their mothers and siblings. The viewer will learn about life science as well as biological facts, which will educate the viewer about the natural activities of a species as well as its environment, the need for wildlife conservation, and how to better support the protection of endangered species. This program aired on the secondary digital stream, 66.2.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (21 of 21) Response
Program Title Career Day
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tuesday 7-730am (7/5-8/23/2016) and Saturday 830am (9/3/2016)
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. This program guides young people to potential career paths. The program features inspirational interviews with successful celebrities, entrepreneurs and business people from world renowned brain surgeons to marine biologists who share their stories with young people about their careers. This motivational show is fun and exciting and tries to help kids answer the age old question: "What do I want to be when I grow up?" This program aired on the main digital stream.
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 Robert DePascale
Address G-3463 W. Pierson Road
City Flint
State MI
Zip 48504
Telephone Number (810) 785-8866
Email Address rdepasca@sbgtv.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. During 3rd quarter, WSMH telecast numerous public service announcements aimed at children 16 years of age and under. We also air on a regular basis PSAs provided to us by Drug Free America, which are geared toward children. WSMH helped sponsor and volunteer "Make and Impact" Playground build in September. An old playground was torn down and a new one was built in its place, a project to benefit children and also improve the Flint community.

Other Matters (19)

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Other Matters (1 of 19) Response
Program Title Xploration Weird But True
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 930am (10/1-12/31/2016)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
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. This program explores topics like ancient Greece, tornadoes and ostriches by uncovering fun, strange and surprising facts. An episode example includes making paper ships together and learning the history of pirates. Children are encouraged to be curious and learn about science, history and culture through creativity and the scientific method. This program will air on the main digital stream.
Other Matters (2 of 19) Response
Program Title Dragonfly TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 830am (10/2-12/25/2016)
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. This program features children engaging in various science projects and demonstrates practical applications of mathematics and science from multiple scientific fields. It introduces young viewers to a variety of scientific disciplines and challenges them in critical thinking and problem solving skills, while providing valuable information to reach answers. Examples of program episodes include studying various ecosystems, sea turtles, and rocket propulsion. Each episode is engaging, entertaining and educational in structure, allowing children to gain an appreciation for science in a unique and entertaining way. This program will air on our tertiary digital station, 66.3.
Other Matters (3 of 19) Response
Program Title Xploration Earth 2050
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 730am (10/1-12/31/2016)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
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. This program strives to answer questions about where advancements in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics may lead us in the future. Scientists, inventors, doctors, science fiction writers, and creative thinkers add their input about what the world may look like in 2050. Viewers are taken on an educational adventure as the program tackles future challenges in everything from transportation to health care to the environment. This program will air on our main station.
Other Matters (4 of 19) Response
Program Title Wild World
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 830am (10/1-12/31/2016)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
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. This program is based at the world famous San Diego Zoo and focuses on showing how zoo enrichment programs help animals initiate natural behavior. This program teaches children about animal behavior and the importance of providing an enriching environment for animals in our care. This program will air on the tertiary digital station, 66.3.
Other Matters (5 of 19) Response
Program Title Origins
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 9am and 930am (10/1-12/31/2016) and Sundays 9am and 930am (10/2-12/25/2016)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 54
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. This program explores the origin of hundreds of the world's most influential and important inventions, natural objects, customs, ideas from technology, arts and entertainment, government, nature and more. By teaching the history of the world's most significant ideas and creations, Origins gives children an appreciation of progress and the contributions of others while inspiring their own dreams of the future. Episode examples include: "The Horse, Bicycle and Motorcycle" three modes of solitary transportation that gave us freedom and adventure: and, "Clocks, Calendars & Calculators" three pivotal inventions that enable humankind to organize, plan and keep track of their lives. This program will air on our tertiary digital station, 66.3.
Other Matters (6 of 19) Response
Program Title Think Big
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 8am (10/2-12/25/2016)
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. Think Big is a kid-hosted entertaining series for young people that follows the world's most innovative kids as they create and invent new toys, games, learning tools, websites, and modes of transportation. The program features top kid inventors who face off against one another in an Invent-Off to see who can come up with the most innovative and creative invention. In each episode, two teams brainstorm, choose materials, and sketch and design their idea. Once completed, the inventions are then judged. This program allows kids to showcase their skills in creativity, science, innovation, marketing and teamwork. This program will air on our tertiary digital stations, 66.3.
Other Matters (7 of 19) Response
Program Title Teen Kids News
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 7-730am (10/1-12/31/2016)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
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. This program features weekly educational features, such as "College and You" (tips for choosing and getting into college), and "Word" (vocabulary skills training), as well as informational features for teens: reports about healthy eating, driving tips for new drivers, and internet predators. The program has been designed to meet needs of children and young adolescents with a unique curiosity about their world, with weekly headlines that present the news in a teen-appropriate manner. The program stimulates the viewer's curiosity, develops learning, cognitive, listening and thinking skills, and serves as an enhancement to the viewer's academic and educational experience. This program will air on the main digital stream.
Other Matters (8 of 19) Response
Program Title Get Wild
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 12pm (10/1-12/31/2016)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
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. This program is based at the world famous San Diego Zoo and features notable animal experts teaching children the living habits and unique behaviors of wild animals. Episode examples include: learning how experts studying adult orangutans learn how they raise their young; and explains the Panda's living patterns. This program will air on the secondary digital stream, 66.2.
Other Matters (9 of 19) Response
Program Title Xploration Awesome Planet
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 9am (10/1-12/31/2016)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
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. Host Philippe Cousteau (grandson of famed undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau) brings energy to every location he visits while seeking to inspire and educate viewers in earth sciences. This program takes an in-depth look at the unique and distinct features on planet Earth, from magnificent mountains to erupting volcanoes. Viewers will not only behold the beauty of gigantic glaciers, but also discover why they formed and how they shaped our landscape. Geological experts share their wisdom with Philippe, as he strives to understand places on, inside, and above the Earth. This program will air on our main station.
Other Matters (10 of 19) Response
Program Title Xploration DIY SCI
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 7am (10/1-12/31/2016)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
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. Host Steve Spangler shows viewers that the world is their laboratory. He uses everyday items to turn the world around him into a fun and unexpected laboratory. In each episode, Spangler will demonstrate science experiments and explain how they connect to real-world innovations. This program will air on our main station.
Other Matters (11 of 19) Response
Program Title On the Spot
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 11am (10/1-12/31/2016)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
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. This program is hosted by comedian Eric Schwartz, who randomly interviews people on the street about local and national curriculum. Eric focuses on questions about any of the following topics - geography, history, art, science, mathematics, culture, language, music, and sports. The answers to the questions are addressed with video inserts, graphs and/or maps, to provide viewers with a deeper understanding of the topic. This program will air on the secondary digital stream, 66.2.
Other Matters (12 of 19) Response
Program Title Wild World
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 1230pm (10/1-12/31/2016)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
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. This program is based at the world famous San Diego Zoo and focuses on showing how zoo enrichment programs help animals initiate natural behavior. This program teaches children about animal behavior and the importance of providing an enriching environment for animals in our care. This program will air on the secondary digital stream, 66.2.
Other Matters (13 of 19) Response
Program Title Coolest Places on Earth
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 10am and 1130am (10/1-12/31/2016)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 28
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. This series takes viewers on a journey of discovery to the most astonishing places on the planet - cities, festivals, landmarks, and jaw-dropping works of nature. The history and cultures of these locations are explored to help viewers gain a better understanding of the diverse world in which they live. This program will air on the secondary digital stream, 66.2.
Other Matters (14 of 19) Response
Program Title Xploration Nature Knows Best
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 8am (10/1-12/31/2016)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
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. Mother nature is the most advanced engineer on the planet. Learn about biomimicry and see how engineers imitate nature in the design of innovative products. See how the Manta Ray has inspired inventions related to ocean navigation as well as military applications. Slithering snakes have been copied to design robots that can rescue those trapped in small spaces. These shows are a visual treat, featuring the incredible world of animals and plants, and the inventions inspired by them. This program will air on our main station.
Other Matters (15 of 19) Response
Program Title Safari Tracks
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 930am (10/1-12/31/2016)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
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. This program is an exciting and entertaining series which takes viewers on location to explore the magnificent and immense world of Africa's animals. Ushaka, a young South African host, takes the viewer from the brushlands of the Savanna to the great Okavango, and from the greatest game reserves to the most remote beaches of Madagascar, and more. The viewer will see everything from rare African birds to "creepy crawlers", to animal babies interacting with their mothers and siblings. The viewer will learn about life science as well as biological facts, which will educate the viewer about the natural activities of a species as well as its environment, the need for wildlife conservation, and how to better support the protection of endangered species. This program will air on the secondary digital stream, 66.2.
Other Matters (16 of 19) Response
Program Title State to State
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 1030am (10/1-12/31/2016)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
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. During this program, viewers "travel" across the United States exploring cities, amazing monuments, natural wonders, and other interesting destinations. The series presents core curriculum information about history, geography, and culture, giving viewers a fun and entertaining learning experience. This program will air on the secondary digital stream, 66.2.
Other Matters (17 of 19) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 9am (10/1-12/31/2016)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
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. Life science, biological science, photography and humor combine to provide viewers of this program with life science concepts, animal classification, as well as the anatomy and physiology information of animals. The viewers are taken around the biomes of the world, merging the fascination of the animal world with a greater understanding of the relationship between the branches of the animal kingdom. This program will air on the secondary digital stream, 66.2.
Other Matters (18 of 19) Response
Program Title Get Wild
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 8am (10/1-12/31/2016)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
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. This program is based at the world famous San Diego Zoo and features notable animal experts teaching children the living habits and unique behaviors of wild animals. Episode examples include: learning how experts studying adult orangutans learn how they raise their young; and explains the Panda's living patterns. This program will air on the tertiary digital station, 66.3.
Other Matters (19 of 19) Response
Program Title Xploration Outer Space
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 830am (10/1-12/31/2016)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
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. Each week, host Emily Calandrelli takes journeys through space that will both entertain and educate viewers. Ever wonder what it would be like to live in space or on a different planet? Emily shows viewers what it is like to try to perform everyday tasks while floating in zero gravity and living in a Mars-like habitat. Episodes feature space robotics, commercial space tourism, asteroids, the search for other life in space, and many other topics, including NASA-related programs as applicable to the episodes. This program will air on our main station.

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Robert DePascale

Program Coordinator


10/05/2016

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