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

FRN:
0026729665
File Number:
0000022435
Submit Date:
04/04/2017
Call Sign:
WPFO
Facility ID:
84088
City:
WATERVILLE
State:
ME
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report Amendment
Status:
Received
Status Date:
04/04/2017
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : First Quarter of 2017

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

CMCG PORTLAND LICENSE LLC

Doing Business As: CMCG PORTLAND LICENSE LLC

David Wilhelm

900 LASKIN ROAD, SUITE 200

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA 23451

United States

+1 (757) 437-9800

LPOOLE@MAXMEDIALLC.COM

Company

Contact Representatives (2)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Clarence M Beverage

Broadcast Engineering Consultant

Communications Technologies, Inc.

PO Box 1130

MARLTON, NJ 08053

United States

+1 (856) 985-0077

CBEVERAGE@COMMTECHRF.COM

Technical Representative

Erwin G Krasnow , Esq .

FCC Counsel

GARVEY SCHUBERT BARER

Garvey Schubert Barer

1000 Potomac Street NW, 5th Floor

Washington, DC 20007

United States

+1 (202) 965-7880

EKRASNOW@GSBLAW.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 Portland-Auburn
Web Home Page Address www.fox23maine.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(23)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 23) Response
Program Title Origins - COMET
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 9:00 to 10:00AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Total times aired 26
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. Origins explores the remarkable origin of hundreds of the world's most influential and important inventions, natural objects, ideas from technology, arts and entertainment, government, nature and more. The goal of the series is to provide young viewers with information to learn about the history of some of the works most significant ideas and creations
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 23) Response
Program Title xploration - Awesome Planet - FOX
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 8:30 - 9:00A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 12
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. Xploration Awesome Planet will inspire and educate anyone interested in earth sciences. Our host, Philippe Cousteau, the grandson of legendary Jacques Cousteau, brings boundless energy to every location we visit. From magnificent mountains to violent volcanoes, this program takes an in-depth look at the unique and distinct features on planet Earth. We not only visit gigantic glaciers and behold their beauty but also discover why they formed, and how they shaped our landscape. Geological experts share their wisdom with Philippe, as we strive to understand places on the earth, inside the earth, and above the earth.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 23) Response
Program Title Origins - COMET
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 9:00 to 10:00 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 24
Total times aired 24
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. Origins explores the remarkable origin of hundreds of the world's most influential and important inventions, natural objects, ideas from technology, arts and entertainment, government, nature and more. The goal of the series is to provide young viewers with information to learn about the history of some of the works most significant ideas and creations
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 23) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown - GRIT
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 10:00 to 11AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 16
Total times aired 16
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. Presented in countdown style, Jack offers up a different top ten each week in a variety of categories.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 23) Response
Program Title Get Wild at the San Diego Zoo - CHARGE
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 10:30 to 11:00AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 4
Total times aired 4
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program is based at the world famous San Diego Zoo and features notable animal experts. Various animal enrichment programs are explored along with the living habitats of animals. This program teaches viewers all about life in the animal kingdom.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 23) Response
Program Title Get Wild at the San Diego Zoo - COMET
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 8:00 to 8:30AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 12
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. Various animal enrichment programs are explored along with the living habitats of animals. This program teaches viewers all about life in the animal kingdom.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 23) Response
Program Title Think Big - COMET
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 8:00 to 8:30AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program shows children actively solving problems using scientific principles, combining skill and creativity. The series also demonstrates real world applications for math, science and engineering, proving that the physical sciences can be useful, challenging and fun. This program shows the importance of having a working knowledge of math, science and physics.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 23) Response
Program Title xploration - Earth 2050 - FOX
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 7:00 - 7:30A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 12
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. What will the world look like in 2050? Where will advancements in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics lead us? Xploration Earth 2050 strives to answer these questions and more with scientists, inventors, doctors, science fiction writers, and creative thinkers. This half hour weekly series, produced primarily for the 13-16 year old target audience will appeal to the whole family. Viewers will be taken on an educational adventure as the show tackles future challenges in everything from transportation to health care to the environment.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 23) Response
Program Title xploration - Nature Knows Best - FOX
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 7:30-8:00AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 12
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 and marine biologist, Danni Washington, exudes energy as she relates how technology all around us was inspired by nature and how modern innovators are continuing with this practice. We will whirl around in airplanes inspires by birds and in helicopters influenced by the dragonfly and even jump from a few such vehicles to illustrate how wingsuits were invented based on the flying squirrel. But engineers aren't the only scientists looking toward nature. We will also meet with biologists studying the behavior patterns of ants, architects who design living buildings and roboticists who are making their designs bigger, stronger and fasters based on animals.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 23) Response
Program Title The Brady Barr Experience - GRIT
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 11:00 - 11:30 AM
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. In the action packed series, viewers will go behind the scene with Dr. Brady Barr for a captivating ride through the world of wildlife and animal conservation. As a seasoned herpetologist, Dr. Brady Barr has traveled to five continents, worked with hundreds of scientists and has gotten up close and personal with some of the most misunderstood animals on the planet.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (11 of 23) Response
Program Title xploration - Outer Space - FOX
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 8:00 - 8:30A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 12
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 our host Emily Calandrelli will take viewers on incredible journeys through space that will both entertain and educate. Ever wonder what it would be like to live in space or on a different planet? Watch our host try to perform every day responsibilities while floating in zero gravity. Explore the challenges that come along with living on a different planet as our host lives like an astronaut in a Mars-like habitat. We will have episodes on space robotics, commercial space tourism, asteroids, and our search for life, among many others. When appropriate, the host will highlight NASA related programs and internships for young students that are relevant to the content we have shown.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (12 of 23) Response
Program Title xploration - Weird But True - FOX
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 9:00 to 9:30AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 12
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. Produced in partnership with National Geographic, this series is hosted by brother-sister team Charlie and Kirby Engleman. They explore a new topic each week to uncover the Weird But True science at play all around us. The team inspires 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 is produced with the intention of increasing and expanding the target audience interest in the field of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (13 of 23) Response
Program Title Wild World at the San Diego Zoo - CHARGE
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 11:00 to 11:30AM
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 provides and in-depth look at the behavior and life cycles of various rate and exotic animals. Their care and living environment are examined while providing important information about how they survive in the world.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (14 of 23) Response
Program Title Killer Instinct - CHARGE
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 10:30 to 11:00A
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. Due to a technical error, which as been corrected, the E/I bug did not air during this program on March 5, 12, 19, & 26. This program provides an in depth understanding of wild animals from the unique viewpoint of Australian animal expert Rob Bredl who is know as the Barefoot Bushman. Rob uses his skills to better understand the predatory behavior of the deadliest creatures. Children will learn an appreciation for the Australian continent with its unique and diverse wildlife, and a respect for the predator in nature. Animals featured include the feisty, cranky, wild Marsupials Carnivores, Box Jellyfish, Irukandji and Stonefish, and the giant Amethystine python
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (15 of 23) Response
Program Title Heros Among Us - CHARGE
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 11:30A to 12P
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. Due to a technical error, which has been corrected, the E/I bug did not air during this program on March 4, 11, 18, & 25, This program features true stories of exceptional men, women and children making a difference across the US. From highly trained professionals to ordinary citizens selflessly putting themselves in harm's way, the program celebrates the heroes in our nation today while going one step further, and teaches children key response behaviors critical to overcoming every day, unforeseen dangers. Episode examples include a boy who displays courage and strength in his battle against cancer, a child who saved his entire class from a certain catastrophe, dogs who bring joy to the mentally challenged and scouts who rally to save a hiker who falls from a mountaintop.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (16 of 23) Response
Program Title Sea Rescue - GRIT
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 11:30 to 12:30PM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 16
Total times aired 16
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. Sea rescue features the rescue, rehabilitation and in many instances, release back into the wild of ocean wildlife. Each week, Sea Rescue will leave its audience inspired by the real-life stories of the featured animals and rescuers and with fuller understanding of the rich array of sea life with which we share our planet.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (17 of 23) Response
Program Title Wild World at the San Diego Zoo - COMET
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 8:30 to 9:00 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 12
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 and in-depth look at the behavior and life cycles of various rate and exotic animals. Their care and living environment are examined while providing important information about how they survive in the world.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (18 of 23) Response
Program Title Dragonfly TV - COMET
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 8:30 to 9:00AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program highlights children doing projects with real hands on experience and demonstrates practical applications of mathematics and science. 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.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (19 of 23) Response
Program Title Rock the Park - GRIT
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 12:30 to 1:00PM
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. Rock the Park 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 place on earth.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (20 of 23) Response
Program Title xploration - DIY Sci - FOX
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 7:00 to 7:30AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Host, science educator and leader in the field of professional educational training - Steve Spangler - encourages the discovery of the scientific concepts through experiments viewers can do at home. With a fun, relaxed attitude, Steve will take viewers through step-by-step demonstrations of do-it-yourself experiments that amaze but which also relate back to solid principles of science (see Mentos and soda). This program is produced to increase interest in STEM education.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (21 of 23) Response
Program Title Into the Wild - CHARGE
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 10:00 to 10:30A
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. Due to a technical error, which has been corrected, the E/I bug did not air during this program on March 5, 12, 19, & 26. This program features close up exploration into the world of wild animal living around the world. There is a special focus on the importance of habitat conservation as well as an emphasis on protecting species which teaches children care and stewardship of the planet. Episode examples include how humans have affect the tiger and elephant in India, how polar bears depend on the delicate habitat and how North American lynx only exist in one continent and are known to be one of the most reclusive animals in the world.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (22 of 23) Response
Program Title America's Heartland - FOX
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 7:30 - 8:00 AM
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. America's Heartland teaches the importance of learning about farming and feeding the world. Teenage students are presented with fascinating stories and introduced to exceptional individuals who operate family farms throughout America's Heartland. Each episode is a history lesson on America and its agricultural heritage along with various topics on life in rural America.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (23 of 23) Response
Program Title Boomerang - CHARGE
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 10:00 to 10:30A
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. Due to a technical error, which has been corrected, the E/I bug did not air during this program on March 4, 11, 18, & 25. This program is a children's travel program featuring the natural geographic wonders, indigenous cultures, native wildlife and unique adventures of Australia and other surrounding countries as seen and experienced through the eyes of youth. Filmed on location, Boomerang's young hosts share their first hand discoveries by conducting interviews, taking unusual tours and designing their adventures based on viewers special requests. children learn geography, exposure to other cultures and appreciation for the work in which they live. Episode features include meeting the world's oldest dog, exploring Mayan pyramids of southern Mexico and travelling to a tiny island in the Timor Sea to visit a family who lives there.
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 Ann Gagne
Address 81 Northport Drive
City Portland
State ME
Zip 04103
Telephone Number (207) 228-7701
Email Address agagne@myfoxmaine.com
Include any other comments or information you want the Commission to consider in evaluating your compliance with the Children's Television Act (or use this space for supplemental explanations). This may include information on any other noncore educational and informational programming that you aired this quarter or plan to air during the next quarter, or any existing or proposed non-broadcast efforts that will enhance the educational and informational value of such programming to children. See 47 C.F.R. Section 73.671, NOTES 2 and 3.

Other Matters (18)

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Other Matters (1 of 18) Response
Program Title Boomerang - CHARGE
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 10:00 to 10:30A
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 is a children's travel program featuring the natural geographic wonders, indigenous cultures, native wildlife and unique adventures of Australia and other surrounding countries as seen and experienced through the eyes of youth. Filmed on location, Boomerang's young hosts share their first hand discoveries by conducting interviews, taking unusual tours and designing their adventures based on viewers special requests. children learn geography, exposure to other cultures and appreciation for the work in which they live. Episode features include meeting the world's oldest dog, exploring Mayan pyramids of southern Mexico and travelling to a tiny island in the Timor Sea to visit a family who lives there.
Other Matters (2 of 18) Response
Program Title xploration - Earth 2050 - FOX
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 7:00-7:30AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. What will the world look like in 2050? Where will advancements in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics lead us? Xploration Earth 2050 strives to answer these questions and more with scientists, inventors, doctors, science fiction writers, and creative thinkers. This half hour weekly series, produced primarily for the 13-16 year old target audience will appeal to the whole family. Viewers will be taken on an educational adventure as the show tackles future challenges in everything from transportation to health care to the environment.
Other Matters (3 of 18) Response
Program Title Origins - COMET
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat 9-10AM and Sun 9-10AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 52
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. Origins explores the remarkable origin of hundreds of the worlds most influential and important inventions, natural objects, customs, ideas from technology, arts and entertainment, government, nature and more. The goal of the series is to provide viewers with information to learn about the history of some of the world's most significant ideas and creations.
Other Matters (4 of 18) Response
Program Title Think Big - COMET
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 8:00-8:30AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The program shows children actively solving problems using scientific principles, combining skills and creativity. They demonstrate real world applications for math, science and engineering proving that physical sciences are useful, challenging and fun.
Other Matters (5 of 18) Response
Program Title xploration - Outer Space - FOX
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 8:00-8:30AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Each week our host Emily Calandrelli will take viewers on incredible journeys through space that will both entertain and educate. Ever wonder what it would be like to live in space or on a different planet? Watch our host try to perform every day responsibilities while floating in zero gravity. Explore the challenges that come along with living on a different planet as our host lives like an astronaut in a Mars-like habitat. We will have episodes on space robotics, commercial space tourism, asteroids, and our search for life, among many others. When appropriate, the host will highlight NASA related programs and internships for young students that are relevant to the content we have shown.
Other Matters (6 of 18) Response
Program Title xploration - Awesome Planet - FOX
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 8:30 -9:00AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Xploration Awesome Planet will inspire and educate anyone interested in earth sciences. Our host, Philippe Cousteau, the grandson of legendary Jacques Cousteau, brings boundless energy to every location we visit. From magnificent mountains to violent volcanoes, this program takes an in-depth look at the unique and distinct features on planet Earth. We not only visit gigantic glaciers and behold their beauty but also discover why they formed, and how they shaped our landscape. Geological experts share their wisdom with Philippe, as we strive to understand places on the earth, inside the earth, and above the earth.
Other Matters (7 of 18) Response
Program Title Get Wild at the San Diego Zoo - COMET
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 8:00-8:30AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program is based at the world famous San Diego Zoo and features notable animal experts. Viewers are introduced to various animal enrichment programs where zoo staff seeks to duplicate a particular animals habits that are prevalent and unique to that animal in the wild.
Other Matters (8 of 18) Response
Program Title Wild World at the San Diego Zoo - CHARGE
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 11:00 to 11:30A
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 explores the lives of various zoo animals and examines the care and living environment while providing important information about how they survive in the world. Each episode gives a detailed explanation of an animal species as well as information on the animals daily nutrition and other living habits.
Other Matters (9 of 18) Response
Program Title America's Heartland - FOX
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 7:30 - 8:00AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Each episode is a history lesson on America and it's agricultural heritage, It offers important information on various topics of like in rural America and explains how food it grown and used in different ways. Viewers visits ranches, farms and other locations and learn about different occupations and the rich history of heartland jobs and professions.
Other Matters (10 of 18) Response
Program Title Into The Wild - CHARGE
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 10:00 to 10:30A
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 close up exploration into the world of wild animal living around the world. There is a special focus on the importance of habitat conservation as well as an emphasis on protecting species which teaches children care and stewardship of the planet. Episode examples include how humans have affect the tiger and elephant in India, how polar bears depend on the delicate habitat and how North American lynx only exist in one continent and are known to be one of the most reclusive animals in the world.
Other Matters (11 of 18) Response
Program Title Heroes Among Us - CHARGE
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 11:30A to 12:00P
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 true stories of exceptional men, women and children making a difference across the US. From highly trained professionals to ordinary citizens selflessly putting themselves in harm's way, the program celebrates the heroes in our nation today while going one step further, and teaches children key response behaviors critical to overcoming every day, unforeseen dangers. Episode examples include a boy who displays courage and strength in his battle against cancer, a child who saved his entire class from a certain catastrophe, dogs who bring joy to the mentally challenged and scouts who rally to save a hiker who falls from a mountaintop.
Other Matters (12 of 18) Response
Program Title Dragonfly TV - COMET
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 8:30-9:00AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program highlights children doing projects with real hands on experience and demonstrates practical applications of mathematics and science. It introduces viewers to a variety of scientific disciplines and challenges this in critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Other Matters (13 of 18) Response
Program Title Get Wild at the San Diego Zoo - CHARGE
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 10:30 to 11:00 A
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 is based at the world famous San Diego Zoo and features notable animal experts. Various animal enrichment programs are explored along with the living habitats of animals. This program teaches viewers all about life in the animal kingdom.
Other Matters (14 of 18) Response
Program Title xploration - Nature Knows Best - FOX
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 7:30 - 8:00AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Host and marine biologist, Danni Washington, exudes energy as she relates how technology all around us was inspired by nature and how modern innovators are continuing with this practice. They will whirl around in airplanes inspired by birds and in helicopters influenced by the dragonfly and even jump from such vehicles to illustrate how wingsuits were invented based on the bat. The series will help kids understand how getting outside and taking a look around can help them make the next great discovery.
Other Matters (15 of 18) Response
Program Title xploration - Weird But True - FOX
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 9:00 - 9:30AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This series is produced in partnership with National Geographic and is hosted by brother-sister team Charlie and Kirby Engleman. They share a common curiosity to explore and understand the science behind the world and its wildlife. They 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.
Other Matters (16 of 18) Response
Program Title Killer Instinct - CHARGE
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 10:30 to 11:00A
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 provides an in depth understanding of wild animals from the unique viewpoint of Australian animal expert Rob Bredl who is know as the Barefoot Bushman. Rob uses his skills to better understand the predatory behavior of the deadliest creatures. Children will learn an appreciation for the Australian continent with its unique and diverse wildlife, and a respect for the predator in nature. Animals featured include the feisty, cranky, wild Marsupials Carnivores, Box Jellyfish, Irukandji and Stonefish, and the giant Amethystine python
Other Matters (17 of 18) Response
Program Title Wild World at the San Diego Zoo - COMET
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 8:30-9:00AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program explores the lives of various zoo animals and examines the care and living environment while providing important information about how they survive in the world. Each episode gives a detailed explanation of an animal species as well as information on the animals daily nutrition and other living habits.
Other Matters (18 of 18) Response
Program Title xploration - DYI Sci - FOX
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 7:00 - 7:30AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Science educator and leader in the field of professional educational training - Steve Spangler - encourages the discovery of scientific concepts through experiments that viewers can do at home. With a fun, relaxed attitude, Steve takes viewers through step by step demonstrations that amaze but relate back to solid principles of science.

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04/04/2017

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1Q 2017 F 398 Attachement.PDF Applicant Amendment Amended for: 1) changed description from 4Q 2016 to 1Q 2017. 2) amended for program descriptions for Charge TV due to E/I bug not airing due to tech dif. Done with Virus Scan and/or Conversion