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

FRN:
0005020870
File Number:
0000019751
Submit Date:
01/05/2017
Call Sign:
WPGH-TV
Facility ID:
73875
City:
PITTSBURGH
State:
PA
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
01/05/2017
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Fourth 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

WPGH LICENSEE, LLC

Doing Business As: WPGH LICENSEE, LLC

C/O MILES S. MASON, ESQ. - PILLSBURY WINTHROP

1200 SEVENTEENTH STREET NW

WASHINGTON, DC 20036

United States

+1 (202) 663-8195

MILES.MASON@PILLSBURYLAW.COM

Company

Contact Representatives (1)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

MILES S. MASON , ESQ .

PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN, LLP

1200 SEVENTEENTH STREET, NW

WASHINGTON, DC 20036

United States

+1 (202) 663-8195

MILES.MASON@PILLSBURYLAW.COM

Legal Representative

Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Network Affiliation
Affiliated network FOX
Nielsen DMA Pittsburgh
Web Home Page Address www.wpgh53.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: 7.0
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(18)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 18) Response
Program Title Xploration Awesome Planet
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Thursdays 730-8am (10/6-12/29/2016)
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. 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 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 (2 of 18) Response
Program Title The Brady Barr Experience
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 11am (10/1-12/31/2016)
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. This action-packed series documents the work of Herpetologist Dr. Brady Barr, who has traveled the globe and worked with hundreds of scientists to study some of the world's most dangerous and endangered amphibious predators - alligators and crocodiles. Dr. Brady's life work has been to protect these powerful animals. By increasing the viewer's knowledge and understanding, Barr hopes to save both human and reptile lives. Aired on tertiary digital channel 53.3
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 18) Response
Program Title Rock the Park
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 1230pm (10/1-12/31/2016)
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. This program follows hosts Jack Steward and Colton Smith, as they come face to face with nature in America's national parks. Viewers will learn about the wonders of nature and the variety of wild animals that inhabit America. The hosts' adventures may inspire viewers to visit and explore the vast resources the national parks provide. Aired on tertiary digital channel 53.3
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 18) Response
Program Title Xploration Outer Space
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wednesdays 730am (10/5-12/28/2016)
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. Each week, host Emily Calandrelli takes incredible 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 will 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 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 (5 of 18) Response
Program Title Wild America
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 730-8am (10/1-12/31/2016)
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. The key objective of this program is to familiarize children with the animals of the North American 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 (6 of 18) Response
Program Title Xploration Weird But True
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays 730-8am (10/7-12/30/2016)
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 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 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 (7 of 18) Response
Program Title State to State
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 1030am (10/1-12/31/2016)
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. 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, 53.2.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 18) Response
Program Title Wild World
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 1230pm (10/1-12/31/2016)
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. 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 53.2.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 18) Response
Program Title Xploration Nature Knows Best
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tuesdays 730-8am (10/4-12/27/2016)
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. In this program, children learn about biomimicry and see how engineers imitate nature in the design of innovative products. They learn how the Manta Ray has inspired inventions related to ocean navigation as well as military applications; and how snakes have been copied to design robots that can rescue those trapped in small spaces. This program features the incredible world of animals and plants, and the inventions inspired by them. 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 (10 of 18) Response
Program Title Xploration DIY Sci
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 7-730am (10/1-12/31/2016)
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. Host Steve Spangler shows viewers that the world is their laboratory. He uses everyday items to turn the world around him into a fund and unexpected laboratory. In each episode, Spangler will demonstrate science experiments and explain how they connect to real world innovations 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 (11 of 18) Response
Program Title Sea Rescue
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 1130am and 12pm (10/1-12/31/2016)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 28
Total times aired 28
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. Each episode focuses on the rescue of a sea animal, giving the viewer information about medical benefits, rescue, and rehabilitation programs for animals. The viewer also learns about the rescued animal's biology and ecology. This information is important, because it adds to the knowledge necessary to conserve and protect threatened and endangered species. Aired on tertiary digital channel 53.3
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (12 of 18) Response
Program Title Safari Tracks
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 930am (10/1-12/31/2016)
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. 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, channel 53.2.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (13 of 18) Response
Program Title Coolest Places on Earth
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 10am and 1130am (10/1-12/31/2016)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 28
Total times aired 28
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, channel 53.2.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (14 of 18) Response
Program Title On the Spot
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 11am (10/1-12/31/2016)
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. 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 secondary digital stream, channel 53.2.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (15 of 18) Response
Program Title Get Wild
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 12pm (10/1-12/31/2016)
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. 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, channel 53.2.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (16 of 18) Response
Program Title Xploration Earth 2050
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Mondays 730-8am (10/3-12/26/2016)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 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 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 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 (17 of 18) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 10am and 1030am (10/1-12/31/2016)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 28
Total times aired 28
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 chooses a region, special adaptations animals have made, or a specific animal, and uses a top ten countdown. From a safari in Botswana, to a dude ranch in Montana, to a retirement home for horses, Jack counts down 10 incredible experiences. He also explores wild and rare animals in Australia such as dingoes, devils and cassowaries. For animal adaptation, Jack travels from the Arctic to the desert, picking ten animals that have made special adaptations to survive in the harsh environment. This program informs the viewer about animals and their habitat, which can lead the viewer to discussions regarding the environment and conservation. Aired on tertiary digital channel 53.3
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (18 of 18) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 9am (10/1-12/31/2016)
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. 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, channel 53.2.
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 750 Ivory Ave
City Pittsburgh
State PA
Zip 15214
Telephone Number (412) 931-5300
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. WPGH broadcasts a minimum of three hours weekly, programs which provide both educational and informational needs of children. We believe that these programs have unlimited value. During this past quarter, WPGH 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 and the Ad Council, which are geared toward children. Our PSA's are designed for a general audience, but also serve children 16 years of age and under.

Other Matters (18)

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Other Matters (1 of 18) Response
Program Title State to State
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 1030am (1/7-3/25/2017)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
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, 53.2.
Other Matters (2 of 18) Response
Program Title Xploration Nature Knows Best
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tuesdays 730am (1/3-3/28/2017)
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. 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 (3 of 18) Response
Program Title On the Spot
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 11am (1/7-3/25/2017)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
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, 53.2.
Other Matters (4 of 18) Response
Program Title Coolest Places on Earth
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 10am and 1130am (1/7-3/25/2017)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 24
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 our secondary digital stream, 53.2.
Other Matters (5 of 18) Response
Program Title Sea Rescue
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 1130am and 12pm (1/7-3/25/2017)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 24
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 episode focuses on the rescue of a sea animal, giving the viewer information about medical benefits, rescue, and rehabilitation programs for animals. The viewer also learns about the rescued animal's biology and ecology. This information is important, because it adds to the knowledge necessary to conserve and protect threatened and endangered species. This program will air on our tertiary station, 53.3.
Other Matters (6 of 18) Response
Program Title The Brady Barr
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 11am (1/7-3/25/2017)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
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 action packed series documents the work of Herpetologist Dr. Brady Barr, who has traveled the globe and worked with hundreds of scientists to study some of the world's most dangerous and endangered amphibious predators-alligators and crocodiles. Dr. Brady's life work has been to protect these powerful animals. By increasing the viewer's knowledge and understanding, Barr hopes to save both human and reptile lives. This program will air on our tertiary station, 53.3.
Other Matters (7 of 18) Response
Program Title Xploration DIY SCI
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 7am (1/7-3/25/2017)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
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 (8 of 18) Response
Program Title Xploration Earth 2050
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Mondays 730am (1/2-3/27/2017)
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 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 the main digital stream.
Other Matters (9 of 18) Response
Program Title Wild America
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 730am (1/7-3/25/2017)
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. The key objective of this program is to familiarize children with the animals of the North American continent, their interaction with other animals, and their environment. Throughout the series, emphasis is 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 in North America and learn to protect North America's animal species. This program will air on main digital stream.
Other Matters (10 of 18) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 10am and 1030am (1/7-3/25/2017)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 24
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 chooses a region, special adaptations animals have made, or a specific animal, and uses a top ten countdown. From a safari in Botswana, to a dude ranch in Montana, to a retirement home for horses, Jack counts down 10 incredible experiences. He also explores wild and rare animals in Australia such as dingoes, devils and cassowaries. For animal adaptation, Jack travels from the Arctic to the desert, picking ten animals that have made special adaptations to survive in the harsh environment. This program informs the viewer about animals and their habitat, which can lead the viewer to discussions regarding the environment and conservation. This show will air on our tertiary digital station, 53.3.
Other Matters (11 of 18) Response
Program Title Wild World
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 1230pm (1/7-3/25/2017)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
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, 53.2.
Other Matters (12 of 18) Response
Program Title Safari Tracks
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 930am (1/7-3/25/2017)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
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, 53.2.
Other Matters (13 of 18) Response
Program Title Get Wild
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 12pm (1/7-3/25/2017)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
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, 53.2.
Other Matters (14 of 18) Response
Program Title Xploration Weird But True
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays 730am (1/6-3/31/2017)
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. In this series, Charlie and Kirby explore a new topic each week to uncover the Weird But True science at play all around us. With a mix of graphics and handmade art, this series is fun, playful and educational. For instance, in the first episode, our hosts are curious to learn about asteroids, and so they set off to explore the biggest meteor crater in the US and meet a real life meteorite hunter. They also try their hand at tracking down space rocks. Along the way, they discover that meteor crash sites can turn into quicksand! Charlie and Kirby inspire teens to question the HOW and WHY behind the way our world works, and encourage them to discover answers to their most curious questions. This program will air on our main digital stream.
Other Matters (15 of 18) Response
Program Title Xploration Awesome Planet
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Thursdays 730am (1/5-3/30/2017)
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. 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 (16 of 18) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 9am (1/7-3/25/2017)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
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 show will air on our tertiary digital station, 53.3.
Other Matters (17 of 18) Response
Program Title Xploration Outer Space
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wednesdays 730am (1/4-3/29/2017)
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. 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.
Other Matters (18 of 18) Response
Program Title Rock the Park
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 1230pm (1/7-3/25/2017)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
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 follows hosts Jack Steward and Colton Smith, as they come face to face with nature in America's national parks. Viewers will learn about the wonders of nature and the variety of wild animals that inhabit America. The hosts' adventures may inspire viewers to visit and explore the vast resources the national parks provide. This program will air on our tertiary station, 53.3.

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Program Coordinator


01/05/2017

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