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

FRN:
0009961889
File Number:
0000014539
Submit Date:
10/04/2016
Call Sign:
WATE-TV
Facility ID:
71082
City:
KNOXVILLE
State:
TN
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
10/04/2016
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

WATE, G.P.

Doing Business As: WATE, G.P.

Henry Gola

333 EAST FRANKLIN STREET

RICHMOND, VA 23219

United States

+1 (804) 887-5000

regulatoryaffairs@mediageneral.com

Company

Contact Representatives (1)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Henry Gola

Associate General Counsel

Media General, Inc.

Lisa Manning

ONE WEST EXCHANGE STREET, SUITE 5A

Providence, RI 02903

United States

+1 (804) 887-5049

regulatoryaffairs@mediageneral.com

Legal Representative

Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Network Affiliation
Affiliated network ABC
Nielsen DMA Knoxville
Web Home Page Address www.wate.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: 6.23
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(19)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 19) Response
Program Title Sea Rescue
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/11:00-11:30 AM ET
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 features the rescue, rehabilitation and - in many instances - release back into the wild of ocean wildlife. Sea Rescue offers educational and entertaining television by demonstrating the welfare and medical benefits that rescue and rehabilitation programs provide animals. Viewers will also learn that there's a reciprocal benefit: rescued animals provide valuable insight into their biology and ecology. This information adds to the pool of knowledge necessary to conserve threatened and endangered species. Each week, Sea Rescue will leave its audience inspired by the real-life stories of the featured animals and rescuers and with a fuller understanding of the rich array of sea life with which we share our planet. This program aired on the primary digital channel.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 19) Response
Program Title Animal Outtakes
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/11:30 AM-12:00 PM ET (7/1-9/4 only)
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. Animal Outtakes host Marsha Panuce visits all types of animal sanctuaries and zoos in the United States to explore the world of animals, from camels to lemurs, from rhinos to handicapped pets. Viewers learn about the care and living habitats of these various animals and how they survive int he animal kingdom. This program airs on the tertiary digital channel only from July 1-September 4. It was replaced by Reluctantly Healthy for the remainder of the quarter.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 19) Response
Program Title Reluctantly Healthy
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/11:30 AM-12:00 PM ET (9/5-9/30 only)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 3
Total times aired 3
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. Reluctantly Healthy is a half-hour weekly series designed to educate and inform children 13-16 years of age. Healthy eating and recipes, fun and easy ways to incorporate daily exercise, and interesting and new activities that the whole family can enjoy are featured in this live action television program. This program aired on the tertiary digital channel only from 9/5-9/30. It replaced Animal Outtakes.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 19) Response
Program Title Eco Company
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/12:00-12:30 PM ET
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. A whole new generation has made the environment, climate change and going green their cause. Eco Company was created to chronicle the passions of this new generation and to answer their questions. Eco Company is a national TV show hosted by a dynamic and diverse group of teens who combine their natural curiosity with their enthusiasm for preserving the planet they will inherit. This program airs on the tertiary digital channel only.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 19) Response
Program Title Rock the Park
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/11:30 AM-12:00 PM ET
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. Rock the Park is a weekly half-hour series produced and designed to educate and inform children 13-16 years of age and taps into America's love affair with our national parks. In this awe-inspiring and entertaining series our hosts, Jack Steward and Colton Smith, come face to face with nature and some of the most amazing places on earth. Viewers will witness the fascinating underwater world of Dry Tortugas National Park in Florida, which is home to the world's most unique coral and marine life. They'll watch as Jack and Colton raft their way through Alaska's remote Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve, spotting the region's famous brown bears. Viewers will reach new heights as Jack and Colton embark on their biggest climbing challenge yet - The Grand Teton in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park. This program aired on the primary digital channel.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 19) Response
Program Title Swap TV
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/12:30-1:00 PM ET
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. Swap TV is a weekly half-hour television series about two teenagers from different backgrounds "swapping" lives for a weekend. This program airs on the tertiary digital channel only.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 19) Response
Program Title Curiosity Quest
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays/10:00-10:30 AM ET
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Total times aired 14
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. Curiosity Quest is an upbeat, family, educational program that explores what viewers are curious about. In each show, host Joel Greene ventures on a quest to answer viewer's letters of curiosity. Each quest takes the audience on location for an unscripted, hands-on, educational exploration. In addition, throughout each program, Joel will hit the streets to get real and often comical answers to questions pertaining to each episode. Joel's enthusiastic personality often lands him in hilarious situations in pursuit of the answer. This program airs on the secondary digital channel only.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 19) Response
Program Title The Wildlife Docs
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/12:00-12:30 PM ET
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 9
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 4
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 4
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 4
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 Wildlife Docs, produced for ages 13-16, follows the surprising, exotic, and challenging lives of a veterinary staff that cares for over 2,000 animals. From nutrition to treatments, x-rays to surgery, preventative care to emergencies, this educational and informational program will allow viewers to witness a kaleidoscope of wild experiences through the eyes of our Veterinary Team. Unpredictable events unfold, giving viewers a glimpse of the enormity, variety, and quality of treatment that sets the standard for animal care. This program aired on the primary digital channel.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program The Wildlife Docs
List date and time rescheduled 09/11/2016 12:30 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2016-09-10
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program The Wildlife Docs
List date and time rescheduled 09/24/2016 12:30 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2016-09-25
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #3

Questions Response
Title of Program The Wildlife Docs
List date and time rescheduled 09/18/2016 12:30 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2016-09-17
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #4

Questions Response
Title of Program The Wildlife Docs
List date and time rescheduled 09/04/2016 12:30 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2016-09-03
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (9 of 19) Response
Program Title Make: television
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/11:00-11:30 AM ET
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. DIY series for a new generation! It celebrates "makers" - the inventors, artists, geeks, and just plain everyday folks who mis new and old technology to create new-fangled marvels. This program airs on the tertiary digital channel only.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 19) Response
Program Title Aqua Kids Adventures
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays/12:30-1:00 PM ET
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Total times aired 14
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. Aqua Kids motivates young people to take an active role in preserving aquatic environments and wildlife, by showing how other kids just like them can do the same. Whether it's saving sea turtles or participating in a beach cleanup, the Aqua Kids demonstrate the real and lasting contribution children can make in protecting the future of their community and the world. This program airs on the secondary digital channel only.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (11 of 19) Response
Program Title Swap TV
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/10:30-11:00 AM ET
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. Swap TV is a weekly half-hour television series about two teenagers from different backgrounds "swapping" lives for a weekend. This program airs on the tertiary digital channel only.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (12 of 19) Response
Program Title Eco Company
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/10:00-10:30 AM ET
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. A whole new generation has made the environment, climate change and going green their cause. Eco Company was created to chronicle the passions of this new generation and to answer their questions. Eco Company is a national TV show hosted by a dynamic and diverse group of teens who combine their natural curiosity with their enthusiasm for preserving the planet they will inherit. This program airs on the tertiary digital channel only.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (13 of 19) Response
Program Title Aqua Kids Adventures
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays/12:00-12:30 PM ET
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Total times aired 14
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. Aqua Kids motivates young people to take an active role in preserving aquatic environments and wildlife, by showing how other kids just like them can do the same. Whether it's saving sea turtles or participating in a beach cleanup, the Aqua Kids demonstrate the real and lasting contribution children can make in protecting the future of their community and the world. This program airs on the secondary digital channel only.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (14 of 19) Response
Program Title Born to Explore
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/12:30-1:00 PM ET
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 8
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 5
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 5
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 5
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 world's cultures and its geographical wonders come alive as the youngest president in Explorers Club history, Richard Wiese, takes viewers on a globetrotting adventure. In Born to Explore, Richard uncovers amazing facts of nature and man made treasures. Richard takes the role of the ultimate Social Studies teacher to a new level, bringing the viewing audience to the places and to the people of the world who form our cultures. Whether he climbs Mount Kilimanjaro, explores why people live at the base of an active volcano, or travels down the Nile River, viewers will travel the world without leaving their homes. This program aired the primary digital channel.
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 Born to Explore
List date and time rescheduled 08/28/2016 01:00 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2016-08-27
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Born to Explore
List date and time rescheduled 09/18/2016 01:00 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2016-09-17
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #3

Questions Response
Title of Program Born to Explore
List date and time rescheduled 09/04/2016 01:00 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2016-09-03
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #4

Questions Response
Title of Program Born to Explore
List date and time rescheduled 09/25/2016 01:00 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2016-09-24
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #5

Questions Response
Title of Program Born to Explore
List date and time rescheduled 09/11/2016 01:00 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2016-09-10
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (15 of 19) Response
Program Title Awesome Adventures
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays/11:30 AM-12:00 PM ET
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Total times aired 14
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. Awesome Adventures is an adventure/travel show that takes teens, ages 13 to 16, on incredible journeys all over the world. The show has won numerous awards, and, in 2013, was nominated for a daytime Emmy for Outstanding Travel Series. The destinations and activities are diverse, from Ice Climbing the glaciers in Iceland to trekking next to Lava in the islands of Hawaii. This program airs on the secondary digital channel only.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (16 of 19) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/10:00-10:30 AM ET
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. Wildlife expert and animal ambassador, Jack Hanna, brings the viewer face-to-face with the best of the beasts. In this series that will engage the whole family, Jack highlights his favorite animals and adventures from around the world. Presented in a countdown style, Jack offers up a different "top ten" each week in a variety of categories. What are the top ten "fastest animals in Africa," "tallest insects," "biggest eaters," "smartest birds" - Jack will answer all of these questions and more. The questions and categories are interactive as they are derived direct from the viewers who know Jack well, and want to know more! As Jack reveals the categories, he gives viewers further insights and interesting facts about the animals, allowing everyone the opportunity to be entertained as well as learn more about the fascinating animal kingdom. This program aired on the primary digital channel.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (17 of 19) Response
Program Title Real Life 101
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays/11:00-11:30 AM ET
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Total times aired 14
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. Real Life 101 introduces you to real people doing real jobs. From doctors, lawyers and veterinarians to career counselors, drug counselors, Lipizzaner stallion trainers and special effects wizards, Real Life 101 takes you "on the job" so you can see for yourself why these professionals love what they do. Learn about jobs you might not know even existed! Join hosts every week as they explore new professions in the exciting world of work. It's a half-hour of thought-provoking, eye-opening fun and entertainment! This program airs on the secondary digital channel only.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (18 of 19) Response
Program Title Ocean Mysteries
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/10:30-11:00 AM ET
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. Ocean Mysteries offers a fresh approach to the quest for aquatic understanding by blending stories of fascinating sea creatures, comparisons to popular land animals, and analogies to the human experience. Ocean Mysteries engages viewers by showing how animals share the same behaviors, challenges and triumphs that humans do. Behaviors run from basic, like parental instinct, to complex, like the formation of social structures. Viewers increase their "aquatic I.Q." by seeing how human life mirrors that of animals on land and in water. Vital to this process is the show's host, Jeff Corwin, whose uncanny ability to instill empathy for even the tiniest of creatures allows viewers to rally behind the featured animals and see how important they are to all life on our planet. From exciting rescues of abandoned animals to unexpected conflicts in the "family dynamics" of mingling species, viewers will get to know-and care-about these heroes, and all of the fascinating life teeming in our oceans. Exploration, discovery and adventure are all parts of Jeff Corwin's journey, and viewers experience the action from sea-level-and below. This program aired on the primary digital channel.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (19 of 19) Response
Program Title Curiosity Quest
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays/10:30-11:00 AM ET
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Total times aired 14
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. Curiosity Quest is an upbeat, family, educational program that explores what viewers are curious about. In each show, host Joel Greene ventures on a quest to answer viewer's letters of curiosity. Each quest takes the audience on location for an unscripted, hands-on, educational exploration. In addition, throughout each program, Joel will hit the streets to get real and often comical answers to questions pertaining to each episode. Joel's enthusiastic personality often lands him in hilarious situations in pursuit of the answer. This program airs on the secondary digital channel only.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (1)

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Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (1 of 1) Response
Program Title Teen Kids News
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: Sundays/5:00-5:30 AM ET
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 10
Number of Preemptions 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. A weekly news program with stories that are presented in a way that is more suitable and understandable for children and teenagers. The anchors, reporters and producers are all young teens. Story topics range from sports to politics, and cover everything in between. This program aired on the primary digital channel July 1-September 4 only.
Does the program have educating and informing children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Yes
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes
Does the Licensee provide information regarding the program, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides consistent with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? Yes

Date and Time Aired:

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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 Melanie Morris
Address 1306 North Broadway Street
City Knoxville
State TN
Zip 37917
Telephone Number (865) 633-6902
Email Address mmorris@wate.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. In addition to the information contained herein, WATE-TV participates in many other activities that directly impact children in the community. The station's anchors and reporters make numerous public appearances every month at community family and children's events. For example, WATE anchors participated in the Girl Talk, Inc Gala Fashion Show and fundraiser in August. The WATE-TV Meteorology staff is particularly dedicated to speaking to students about weather forecasting and the science and the technology used. The station's meteorologists visit numerous classrooms, as well as guide tours through the storm center every month. WATE-TV also airs a weekly "Caring for our Kids" news segment which covers a wide range of health and educational topics relevant to parents and children.

Other Matters (18)

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Other Matters (1 of 18) Response
Program Title Food For Thought
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/12:30-1:00 PM ET
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. Food For Thought informs and educates teens about the power of food as a tool for exploring new places, meeting new people and learning about different cultures. Host Claire Thomas serves as a role model for viewers by showing her passion for family, life, and healthy living by sharing stories in the kitchen. Creative inspiration can come from any place at any time - sometimes from family, sometimes from friends or even from bloggers needing her help. No matter how exotic or local the location, she's always in search of new tastes and places to explore. Based on her unique perspective gathered throughout each episode, Claire will teach the audience how to prepare the "inspired" dish while promoting a healthy attitude towards food and life. This program will air on the tertiary digital channel.
Other Matters (2 of 18) Response
Program Title Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/10:30-11:00 AM ET
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. In this weekly half-hour series, Jeff embarks on journeys to fascinating global locations most people have only dreamed of visiting. Each episode brings Jeff to a unique area of the world where he will explore the area's natural wonders to bring viewers closer to nature, wildlife and man-made treasures. From mountain climbs to deep sea divers, helicopter rides and glacier treks, Jeff brings young audiences on the inspirational trip of a lifetime. This program will air on the primary digital channel.
Other Matters (3 of 18) Response
Program Title Curiosity Quest
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Friday/10:30-11:00 AM ET
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. Curiosity Quest is an upbeat, family, educational program that explores what viewers are curious about. In each show, host Joel Greene ventures on a quest to answer viewer's letters of curiosity. Each quest takes the audience on location for an unscripted, hands-on, educational exploration. In addition, throughout each program, Joel will hit the streets to get real and often comical answers to questions pertaining to each episode. Joel's enthusiastic personality often lands him in hilarious situations in pursuit of the answer. This program will air on the secondary digital channel only.
Other Matters (4 of 18) Response
Program Title Sea Rescue
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/11:00-11:30 AM ET
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 the rescue, rehabilitation and - in many instances - release back into the wild of ocean wildlife. Sea Rescue offers educational and entertaining television by demonstrating the welfare and medical benefits that rescue and rehabilitation programs provide animals. Viewers will also learn that there's a reciprocal benefit: rescued animals provide valuable insight into their biology and ecology. This information adds to the pool of knowledge necessary to conserve threatened and endangered species. Each week, Sea Rescue will leave its audience inspired by the real-life stories of the featured animals and rescuers and with a fuller understanding of the rich array of sea life with which we share our planet. This program will air on the primary digital channel.
Other Matters (5 of 18) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/10:00-10:30 AM ET
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. In each program, the cameras follow the host, Jack Hanna, as he spends time with nature's creatures across the continents. Jack talks with people that are knowledgeable about each animal and habitat, teaching as he goes. Each program is designed to reveal to children the world around them in a way that presents positive role models and pro-social values within an environmentally responsible universe. This program will air on the tertiary digital channel.
Other Matters (6 of 18) Response
Program Title Reluctantly Healthy
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/11:30 AM-12:00 PM ET
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. Reluctantly Healthy is a half-hour weekly series designed to educate and inform children 13-16 years of age. Healthy eating and recipes, fun and easy ways to incorporate daily exercise, and interesting and new activities that the whole family can enjoy are featured in this live action television program. This program will air on the tertiary digital channel.
Other Matters (7 of 18) Response
Program Title Outback Adventures
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/11:00-11:30 AM ET
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 educational and informational program is hosted by wildlife expert Tim Faulkner. Viewers will be provided an eye-opening experience as Tim, animal expert and wildlife park operations manager, showcases the beauty and wonder of the natural world. Audiences will be brought closer to the natural world as Tim explores the habitats and adventures of creatures of all sizes, including a giant Galapagos tortoise, a baby wombat, the flying fox, and even a newly discovered species of birds. This program will air on the tertiary digital channel.
Other Matters (8 of 18) Response
Program Title Outback Adventures
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/10:30-11:00 AM ET
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 educational and informational program is hosted by wildlife expert Tim Faulkner. Viewers will be provided an eye-opening experience as Tim, animal expert and wildlife park operations manager, showcases the beauty and wonder of the natural world. Audiences will be brought closer to the natural world as Tim explores the habitats and adventures of creatures of all sizes, including a giant Galapagos tortoise, a baby wombat, the flying fox, and even a newly discovered species of birds. This program will air on the tertiary digital channel.
Other Matters (9 of 18) Response
Program Title Rock the Park
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays/12:30 -1:00 PM ET
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. Rock the Park is a weekly half-hour series produced and designed to educate and inform children 13-16 years of age and taps into America's love affair with our national parks. In this awe-inspiring and entertaining series our hosts, Jack Steward and Colton Smith, come face to face with nature and some of the most amazing places on earth. Viewers will witness the fascinating underwater world of Dry Tortugas National Park in Florida, which is home to the world's most unique coral and marine life. They'll watch as Jack and Colton raft their way through Alaska's remote Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve, spotting the region's famous brown bears. Viewers will reach new heights as Jack and Colton embark on their biggest climbing challenge yet - The Grand Teton in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park. This program will air on the primary digital channel.
Other Matters (10 of 18) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/10:00-10:30 AM ET
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. Wildlife expert and animal ambassador, Jack Hanna, brings the viewer face-to-face with the best of the beasts. In this series that will engage the whole family, Jack highlights his favorite animals and adventures from around the world. Presented in a countdown style, Jack offers up a different "top ten" each week in a variety of categories. What are the top ten "fastest animals in Africa," "tallest insects," "biggest eaters," "smartest birds" - Jack will answer all of these questions and more. The questions and categories are interactive as they are derived direct from the viewers who know Jack well, and want to know more! As Jack reveals the categories, he gives viewers further insights and interesting facts about the animals, allowing everyone the opportunity to be entertained as well as learn more about the fascinating animal kingdom. This program will air on the primary digital channel.
Other Matters (11 of 18) Response
Program Title Aqua Kids Adventure
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays/12:00-12:30 PM ET
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Aqua Kids motivates young people to take an active role in preserving aquatic environments and wildlife, by showing how other kids just like them can do the same. Whether it's saving sea turtles or participating in a beach cleanup, the Aqua Kids demonstrate the real and lasting contribution children can make in protecting the future of their community and the world. This program will air on the secondary digital channel only.
Other Matters (12 of 18) Response
Program Title Awesome Adventures
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays/11:30 AM-12:00 PM ET
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. Awesome Adventures is an adventure/travel show that takes teens, ages 13 to 16, on incredible journeys all over the world. The show has won numerous awards, and, in 2013, was nominated for a daytime Emmy for Outstanding Travel Series. The destinations and activities are diverse, from Ice Climbing the glaciers in Iceland to trekking next to Lava in the islands of Hawaii. This program will air on the secondary digital channel only.
Other Matters (13 of 18) Response
Program Title The Wildlife Docs
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/11:30 AM-12:00 PM ET
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. The Wildlife Docs follows the surprising, exotic, and challenging lives of a veterinary staff that cares for over 2,000 animals. From nutrition to treatments, x-rays to surgery, preventative care to emergencies, this educational and informational program will allow viewers to witness a kaleidoscope of wild experiences through the eyes of our Veterinary Team. Unpredictable events unfold, giving viewers a glimpse of the enormity, variety, and quality of treatment that sets the standard for animal care. This program will air on the primary digital channel.
Other Matters (14 of 18) Response
Program Title Food For Thought
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/12:00-12:30 PM ET
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. Food For Thought informs and educates teens about the power of food as a tool for exploring new places, meeting new people and learning about different cultures. Host Claire Thomas serves as a role model for viewers by showing her passion for family, life, and healthy living by sharing stories in the kitchen. Creative inspiration can come from any place at any time - sometimes from family, sometimes from friends or even from bloggers needing her help. No matter how exotic or local the location, she's always in search of new tastes and places to explore. Based on her unique perspective gathered throughout each episode, Claire will teach the audience how to prepare the "inspired" dish while promoting a healthy attitude towards food and life. This program will air on the tertiary digital channel.
Other Matters (15 of 18) Response
Program Title Outback Adventures
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays/1:00-1:30 PM ET
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. Produced for ages 13-16, this educational and informational program is hosted by wildlife expert Tim Faulkner. Viewers will be provided an eye-opening experience as Tim, animal expert and wildlife park operations manager, showcases the beauty and wonder of the natural world. Audiences will be brought closer to the natural world as Tim explores the habitats and adventures of creatures of all sizes, including a giant Galapagos tortoise, a baby wombat, the flying fox, and even a newly discovered species of birds. This program will air on the primary digital channel.
Other Matters (16 of 18) Response
Program Title Real Life 101
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays/11:00-11:30 AM ET
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. Real Life 101 introduces you to real people doing real jobs. From doctors, lawyers and veterinarians to career counselors, drug counselors, Lipizzaner stallion trainers and special effects wizards, Real Life 101 takes you "on the job" so you can see for yourself why these professionals love what they do. Learn about jobs you might not know even existed! Join hosts every week as they explore new professions in the exciting world of work. It's a half-hour of thought-provoking, eye-opening fun and entertainment! This program will air on the secondary digital channel only.
Other Matters (17 of 18) Response
Program Title Curiosity Quest
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays/10:00-10:30 AM ET
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. Curiosity Quest is an upbeat, family, educational program that explores what viewers are curious about. In each show, host Joel Greene ventures on a quest to answer viewer's letters of curiosity. Each quest takes the audience on location for an unscripted, hands-on, educational exploration. In addition, throughout each program, Joel will hit the streets to get real and often comical answers to questions pertaining to each episode. Joel's enthusiastic personality often lands him in hilarious situations in pursuit of the answer. This program will air on the secondary digital channel only.
Other Matters (18 of 18) Response
Program Title Aqua Kids Adventure
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays/12:30-1:00 PM ET
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Aqua Kids motivates young people to take an active role in preserving aquatic environments and wildlife, by showing how other kids just like them can do the same. Whether it's saving sea turtles or participating in a beach cleanup, the Aqua Kids demonstrate the real and lasting contribution children can make in protecting the future of their community and the world. This program will air on the secondary digital channel only.

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I declare, under penalty of perjury, that I am an authorized representative of the above-named applicant for the Authorization(s) specified above.

Melanie Morris

Director of Programming & Development


10/04/2016

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