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

FRN:
0016237976
File Number:
0000022976
Submit Date:
04/05/2017
Call Sign:
WHME-TV
Facility ID:
36117
City:
SOUTH BEND
State:
IN
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
04/05/2017
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

LeSEA Broadcasting of South Bend, Inc.

Doing Business As: LeSEA Broadcasting of South Bend, Inc.

LeSEA Broadcasting of South Bend, Inc.

61300 IRONWOOD ROAD

SOUTH BEND, IN 46614

United States

+1 (574) 291-8200

whylton@lesea.com

Company

Contact Representatives (2)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Joseph C Chautin , III .

Hardy, Carey, Chautin & Balkin, LLP

1080 West Causeway Approach

Mandeville, LA 70471

United States

+1 (985) 629-0777

jchautin@hardycarey.com

Legal Representative

Wes Hylton

Director of Engineering

LeSEA Broadcasting of South Bend, Inc.

61300 Ironwood Road

South Bend, IN 46614

United States

+1 (574) 231-5246

whylton@lesea.com

Technical Representative

Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Independent
Affiliated network
Nielsen DMA South Bend-Elkhart
Web Home Page Address www.whme.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 6.5
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: 3.0
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(14)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 14) Response
Program Title Ariel, Zoey & Eli, Too (46.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 10:30am
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. Ariel, Zoey & Eli, Too (hereafter AZE2) provides CORE programming in the areas of music art and history. For example AZE2 introduces the viewer to people who have accomplished great things and have a positive message for kids. The music on the show is produced by Emmy Winner David Barrett make certain all music is tailored perfectly for kids and have a positive message about life. AZE2s central theme is to empower children to accomplish their goals and dreams. There is always a focus on important life lessons treating others with respect and kindness. They cite examples of working with the homeless with animal shelters and with the armed services. The AZE2 series is a childrens informational show hosted by three siblings twin girls Ariel and Zoey and their younger brother Eli. As hosts they entertain and inform their audience through song dance music and dialogue. Boys and girls between the ages of 13 and 16 years old will be interested in watching each episode to learn something new and pertinent to adolescent life including following dreams and setting goals. Character education is an integral part of academic education as well as family life. This show supports and encourages respect for others having integrity following directions putting forth best effort and taking responsibility which is a wonderful message for American youth. AZE2 is an upbeat fun diverse and entertaining childrens television series that will inform young people on a variety of subjects while keeping their interest. Although it is a show that young people will be drawn to on their own parents can watch it with their children and use it as a discussion platform for many important subjects.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 14) Response
Program Title Wild America (46.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Thursdays 02:30pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Wild America is the first and only wildlife and nature series to focus exclusively on the wild animals and wild lands of North America. Hosted by award-winning wildlife photographer and premier naturalist Marty Stouffer, the series features footage of mammals, birds, reptiles, fish and insects throughout the entire continent. Viewers take a guided journey to witness the vast wonders and infinite diversity of nature first hand. Series highlights include a magnificent menagerie of mice, moose, marmot, mollusk, mink, mockingbird, marten, manatee, and many, many more. Wild America is a series families can enjoy together. Parents and children will be delighted as they learn about nature. This program meets the definition of core programming because it educates and informs children on how all wild creatures, including man, are inter-connected, through the animal's own eye view, focusing on the reality of life in the wild, including birth, mating, predation and death.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 14) Response
Program Title Aqua Kids (46.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 11:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. In accordance with the 1990 Children's Television Act (ATC) intended to increase educational and informational programming for children on television, Aqua Kids clearly meets the goal of providing children with a television show that meets CORE requirements of the FCC. Aqua Kids provides a unique vehicle for young people to learn about the diversity of marine animals around the world, emphasizing the importance of preserving fragile aquatic habitats and encouraging children to take an active role in protecting the future of their community and the world. The program provides a window into the management and preservation of unique habitats and species through the eyes of kids and their hands-on collaboration with science researchers and educators. The messages delivered by Aqua Kids are given by a creative and resourceful host, Molly McKinney, whose scientific background is evident in the show. The other young hosts, whose ages range from pre-teen to late teens, are equally entertaining and informative. The young viewers identify with these young hosts and imagine themselves in the role of the scientist and as someone who could have a positive impact on the environment. The format of young student scientists presenting information on location in a variety of aquatic settings is both entertaining and informative.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 14) Response
Program Title The New Howdy Doody Show (46.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 12:00pm & 12:30pm
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 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Howdy Doody, airing on our second digital channel, is a 1975 series which is known to its viewers for Buffalo Bob in his cowboy attire and a cast of human characters such as Clarabell the Clown and Chief Thunderthud as well as puppets (i.e. Howdy Doody, Dilly Dally, Flub-a-Dub, etc.) Children sat on stage in the Peanut Gallery, thus making this show a forerunner of interactive programming we enjoy today. The primary value of the series is to educate and entertain elementary school-aged children. In addition, both older children and monitoring adults will find this series amusing and quite charming as Howdy Doody is a timeless character who has an interactive qualities. Educationally, the series offers opportunities for parents and teachers to teach lessons related to language, character development, science, and listening skills. In accordance with the 1990 Children's Television Act (ATC) intended to increase educational and informational programming for children on television, HOWDY DOODY clearly meets the goals of providing children with a television show that meets CORE requirements of the FCC as follows: 1. Issues such as bullying, establishing trust and courtesy are faced and resolved in the episodes. 2. Responsibility is presented in a positive and encouraging manner. 3. Making choices in life, mastery of attachment and separation are emphasized in each episode.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 14) Response
Program Title Think Big (46.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 08:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
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. Pursuant to the Children's Television Act of 1990, Think Big will satisfy the FCC Children's programming requirement. Think Big serves the educational and informational needs of children 13-16 years of age with its program content, including the importance of having a working knowledge of math, science and physics. The series 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. Each episode presents and invent-off challenge, where teenage teams must invent a machine designed o perform a specific task in limited amount of time, promoting creative thinking and practical skills.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 14) Response
Program Title Steal the Show (46.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 10:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
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. Steal the Show provides CORE programming in the areas of music, music composition, the music recording process and musical instruments. Ariel, Zoey and Eli Engelbert of the EI program Ariel, Zoey & Elie, Too work to write and record an album with Grammy Winner Jim Peterik. All aspects of the process are covered - 1) Creating the melody 2)Writing the lyric 3) Creating harmonies 4) Developing instrumentals and 5) Recording the song in the studio. With schools across the country cutting funding to music related programs, Steal the Show fills an important void. Students will be empowered with the knowledge and skills they will broaden and hone as they follow Ariel, Zoey and Eli on their journey with one of the most prominent songwriters of the past 20 years.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 14) Response
Program Title America's Heartland (46.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wednesdays 04:30pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
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 is a weekly half-hour series featuring everyday Americans and their families telling fascinating stories across America's heartland. From learning how to make maple syrup to riding with teenage ranchers, this series explores various ways of life, showcasing the diversity of how we live and work.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 14) Response
Program Title The Young Icons (46.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tuesdays 02:30pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Young Icons is a television program that provides educational and informational segments exposing the target audience of young viewers to accomplished 'teens' that have set goals and are giving back to their communities as mentors, scholars, entrepreneurs and philanthropists. Each guest shares their personal stories of what motivated them to take on their passion and/or focus in their chosen field of endeavor. One guest's message inspires young audiences to "never let age hold us back, no matter how old you may be". Parents play an important role in supporting their 'young icons'. As one parent stated, "You can take a simple idea and turn it into something that can help an awful lot of people." The program provides a motivational and inspirational message that empowers audiences of all ages that hard work; dedication and looking beyond ourselves will pay off for everyone. Each segment of The Young Icons delivers an educational and informational message that supports current social, intellectual and emotional aspects of children ages 13 and up. Attributes and advice emphasized by guests instill a grounded balance of priorities, commitment, and perseverance children can apply to their lives.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 14) Response
Program Title Veggie Tales (46.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Monday-Friday 02:00pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 65
Total times aired 65
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 4 years to 8 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. VEGGIE TALES is a show that draws upon characters from stories, which use both long and short-form materials to provide social-emotional messages to children. Narrated by animated veggies, Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber, the show teaches life lessons through wit and humor. Each episode contains one or two short animated stories that illustrate core values to children in an entertaining way. Stories are interrupted with silly songs, usually sung by Larry the Cucumber, that contain whacky lyrics in a catchy tune. Each episode ends with Bob and Larry reinforcing the lesson learned through the stories.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 14) Response
Program Title Biz Kids (46.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 08:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
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. Pursuant to the Children's Television Act of 1990, Biz Kids will satisfy the FCC Children's programming requirement. Biz Kids serves the educational and informational needs of children 13 to 16 years of age with its program content, including the importance of understanding the economy and basic business principles. The series features teens starting their own businesses, actively solving problems and developing important life skills.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (11 of 14) Response
Program Title Veggie Tales (46.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 11:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 4 years to 8 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. VEGGIE TALES is a show that draws upon characters from stories, which use both long and short-form materials to provide social-emotional messages to children. Narrated by animated veggies, Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber, the show teaches life lessons through wit and humor. Each episode contains one or two short animated stories that illustrate core values to children in an entertaining way. Stories are interrupted with silly songs, usually sung by Larry the Cucumber, that contain whacky lyrics in a catchy tune. Each episode ends with Bob and Larry reinforcing the lesson learned through the stories.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (12 of 14) Response
Program Title Career Day (46.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Mondays 02:30pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Career Day is a television program that introduces young adults to career exploration and awareness. Students often do not know what they want to do and are unsure of potential interests they may have that could be a career. Career Day provides an avenue to view experts in their respective fields as they discuss their work, the education/training to prepare for the job, and experiences that led them to choose their career. To encourage students to make informed decisions, young adults must be introduced to career awareness, such as the concept that success in most careers requires education and training (Fouad, 1995). As the National Alliance of Business recommended in its 1999 publication Preparing Young People for Tomorrow's Workplace, "Middle school is an ideal age at which to expose students to the challenging world of work" (p.5). The program's motivational and inspirational message of each guest empowers audiences of all ages to investigate career opportunities, which has been proven to enhance academic performance, facilitate high school completion and encourage postsecondary education (Broadening Career Horizons for Students in At-Risk Environments, O'Brien et al (1999). Each segment of Career Day delivers an educational and informational message that supports current social, intellectual and emotional aspects of children ages 13 and up. Attributes and advice emphasized by guests instill a grounded balance of priorities, dedication, and perseverance children can apply to their lives.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (13 of 14) Response
Program Title Missing (46.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays 02:30pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
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. Missing will satisfy the FCC Children's Programming requirement and can be classified as either core or non-core programming. Missing serves the educational and informational needs of children 13-16 years of age with its program content, including safety tips and real life stories using various sources to help find missing people. The show is also a public service to communities across the United States and is endorsed by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (14 of 14) Response
Program Title Real Life 101 (46.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wednesdays 02:30pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
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 half-hour weekly series for teenagers provides entertaining and educational career guidance for young teenagers. In each episode, various careers are showcased on location at their particular job, giving the viewers a very realistic look into the day-to-day workings of many different careers. This program meets the definition of core programming because it educates and informs children on the numerous careers available to them, what the job will actually entail and what they can expect on a day-to-day basis in that particular field.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (0)

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Sponsored Core Programming (0)

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Liaison Contact

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Question Response
Does the Licensee publicize the existence and location of the station's Children's Television Programming Reports (FCC 398) as required by 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3526(e)(11)(iii)? Yes
Name of children's programming liaison Colleen Halt
Address 61300 S. Ironwood Rd.
City South Bend
State IN
Zip 46614
Telephone Number (574) 231-5221
Email Address chalt@lesea.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 (14)

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Other Matters (1 of 14) Response
Program Title Career Day (46.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Mon.2:30pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Career Day is a television program that introduces young adults to career exploration and awareness. Students often do not know what they want to do and are unsure of potential interests they may have that could be a career. Career Day provides an avenue to view experts in their respective fields as they discuss their work, the education/training to prepare for the job, and experiences that led them to choose their career. To encourage students to make informed decisions, young adults must be introduced to career awareness, such as the concept that success in most careers requires education and training (Fouad, 1995). As the National Alliance of Business recommended in its 1999 publication Preparing Young People for Tomorrow's Workplace, "Middle school is an ideal age at which to expose students to the challenging world of work" (p.5). The program's motivational and inspirational message of each guest empowers audiences of all ages to investigate career opportunities, which has been proven to enhance academic performance, facilitate high school completion and encourage postsecondary education (Broadening Career Horizons for Students in At-Risk Environments, O'Brien et al (1999). Each segment of Career Day delivers an educational and informational message that supports current social, intellectual and emotional aspects of children ages 13 and up. Attributes and advice emphasized by guests instill a grounded balance of priorities, dedication, and perseverance children can apply to their lives.
Other Matters (2 of 14) Response
Program Title The Young Icons (46.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tues. 2:30pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Young Icons is a television program that provides educational and informational segments exposing the target audience of young viewers to accomplished 'teens' that have set goals and are giving back to their communities as mentors, scholars, entrepreneurs and philanthropists. Each guest shares their personal stories of what motivated them to take on their passion and/or focus in their chosen field of endeavor. One guest's message inspires young audiences to "never let age hold us back, no matter how old you may be". Parents play an important role in supporting their 'young icons'. As one parent stated, "You can take a simple idea and turn it into something that can help an awful lot of people." The program provides a motivational and inspirational message that empowers audiences of all ages that hard work; dedication and looking beyond ourselves will pay off for everyone. Each segment of The Young Icons delivers an educational and informational message that supports current social, intellectual and emotional aspects of children ages 13 and up. Attributes and advice emphasized by guests instill a grounded balance of priorities, commitment, and perseverance children can apply to their lives.
Other Matters (3 of 14) Response
Program Title Ariel, Zoey & Eli, Too (46.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sun. 10:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Ariel, Zoey & Eli, Too (hereafter AZE2) provides CORE programming in the areas of music art and history. For example AZE2 introduces the viewer to people who have accomplished great things and have a positive message for kids. The music on the show is produced by Emmy Winner David Barrett make certain all music is tailored perfectly for kids and have a positive message about life. AZE2s central theme is to empower children to accomplish their goals and dreams. There is always a focus on important life lessons treating others with respect and kindness. They cite examples of working with the homeless with animal shelters and with the armed services. The AZE2 series is a childrens informational show hosted by three siblings twin girls Ariel and Zoey and their younger brother Eli. As hosts they entertain and inform their audience through song dance music and dialogue. Boys and girls between the ages of 13 and 16 years old will be interested in watching each episode to learn something new and pertinent to adolescent life including following dreams and setting goals. Character education is an integral part of academic education as well as family life. This show supports and encourages respect for others having integrity following directions putting forth best effort and taking responsibility which is a wonderful message for American youth. AZE2 is an upbeat fun diverse and entertaining childrens television series that will inform young people on a variety of subjects while keeping their interest. Although it is a show that young people will be drawn to on their own parents can watch it with their children and use it as a discussion platform for many important subjects.
Other Matters (4 of 14) Response
Program Title Aqua Kids (46.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sun.11am
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 accordance with the 1990 Children's Television Act (ATC) intended to increase educational and informational programming for children on television, Aqua Kids clearly meets the goal of providing children with a television show that meets CORE requirements of the FCC. Aqua Kids provides a unique vehicle for young people to learn about the diversity of marine animals around the world, emphasizing the importance of preserving fragile aquatic habitats and encouraging children to take an active role in protecting the future of their community and the world. The program provides a window into the management and preservation of unique habitats and species through the eyes of kids and their hands-on collaboration with science researchers and educators. The messages delivered by Aqua Kids are given by a creative and resourceful host, Molly McKinney, whose scientific background is evident in the show. The other young hosts, whose ages range from pre-teen to late teens, are equally entertaining and informative. The young viewers identify with these young hosts and imagine themselves in the role of the scientist and as someone who could have a positive impact on the environment. The format of young student scientists presenting information on location in a variety of aquatic settings is both entertaining and informative.
Other Matters (5 of 14) Response
Program Title Howdy Doody (46.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sun. 12pm, 12:30pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Howdy Doody is a 1975 series which is known to its viewers for Buffalo Bob in his cowboy attire and a cast of human characters such as Clarabell the Clown and Chief Thunderthud as well as puppets (i.e. Howdy Doody, Dilly Dally, Flub-a-Dub, etc.) Children sat on stage in the Peanut Gallery, thus making this show a forerunner of interactive programming we enjoy today. The primary value of the series is to educate and entertain elementary school-aged children. In addition, both older children and monitoring adults will find this series amusing and quite charming as Howdy Doody is a timeless character who has an interactive qualities. Educationally, the series offers opportunities for parents and teachers to teach lessons related to language, character development, science, and listening skills. In accordance with the 1990 Children's Television Act (ATC) intended to increase educational and informational programming for children on television, HOWDY DOODY clearly meets the goals of providing children with a television show that meets CORE requirements of the FCC as follows: 1. Issues such as bullying, establishing trust and courtesy are faced and resolved in the episodes. 2. Responsibility is presented in a positive and encouraging manner. 3. Making choices in life, mastery of attachment and separation are emphasized in each episode.
Other Matters (6 of 14) Response
Program Title Wild America (46.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Thurs. 2:30pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Wild America is the first and only wildlife and nature series to focus exclusively on the wild animals and wild lands of North America. Hosted by award-winning wildlife photographer and premier naturalist Marty Stouffer, the series features footage of mammals, birds, reptiles, fish and insects throughout the entire continent. Viewers take a guided journey to witness the vast wonders and infinite diversity of nature first hand. Series highlights include a magnificent menagerie of mice, moose, marmot, mollusk, mink, mockingbird, marten, manatee, and many, many more. Wild America is a series families can enjoy together. Parents and children will be delighted as they learn about nature. This program meets the definition of core programming because it educates and informs children on how all wild creatures, including man, are inter-connected, through the animal's own eye view, focusing on the reality of life in the wild, including birth, mating, predation and death.
Other Matters (7 of 14) Response
Program Title Steal the Show (46.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sun. 10am
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. Steal the Show provides CORE programming in the areas of music, music composition, the music recording process and musical instruments. Ariel, Zoey and Eli Engelbert of the EI program Ariel, Zoey & Elie, Too work to write and record an album with Grammy Winner Jim Peterik. All aspects of the process are covered - 1) Creating the melody 2)Writing the lyric 3) Creating harmonies 4) Developing instrumentals and 5) Recording the song in the studio. With schools across the country cutting funding to music related programs, Steal the Show fills an important void. Students will be empowered with the knowledge and skills they will broaden and hone as they follow Ariel, Zoey and Eli on their journey with one of the most prominent songwriters of the past 20 years.
Other Matters (8 of 14) Response
Program Title Biz Kids (46.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 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. Pursuant to the Children's Television Act of 1990, Biz Kids will satisfy the FCC Children's programming requirement. Biz Kids serves the educational and informational needs of children 13 to 16 years of age with its program content, including the importance of understanding the economy and basic business principles. The series features teens starting their own businesses, actively solving problems and developing important life skills.
Other Matters (9 of 14) Response
Program Title Real Life 101 (46.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wed. 2:30pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This half-hour weekly series for teenagers provides entertaining and educational career guidance for young teenagers. In each episode, various careers are showcased on location at their particular job, giving the viewers a very realistic look into the day-to-day workings of many different careers. This program meets the definition of core programming because it educates and informs children on the numerous careers available to them, what the job will actually entail and what they can expect on a day-to-day basis in that particular field.
Other Matters (10 of 14) Response
Program Title Think Big (46.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 8am
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. Pursuant to the Children's Television Act of 1990, Think Big will satisfy the FCC Children's programming requirement. Think Big serves the educational and informational needs of children 13-16 years of age with its program content, including the importance of having a working knowledge of math, science and physics. The series 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. Each episode presents and invent-off challenge, where teenage teams must invent a machine designed o perform a specific task in limited amount of time, promoting creative thinking and practical skills.
Other Matters (11 of 14) Response
Program Title Veggie Tales (46.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sun. 11:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 4 years to 8 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. VEGGIE TALES is a show that draws upon characters from stories, which use both long and short-form materials to provide social-emotional messages to children. Narrated by animated veggies, Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber, the show teaches life lessons through wit and humor. Each episode contains one or two short animated stories that illustrate core values to children in an entertaining way. Stories are interrupted with silly songs, usually sung by Larry the Cucumber, that contain whacky lyrics in a catchy tune. Each episode ends with Bob and Larry reinforcing the lesson learned through the stories.
Other Matters (12 of 14) Response
Program Title Missing (46.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fri. 2:30pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Missing will satisfy the FCC Children's Programming requirement and can be classified as either core or non-core programming. Missing serves the educational and informational needs of children 13-16 years of age with its program content, including safety tips and real life stories using various sources to help find missing people. The show is also a public service to communities across the United States and is endorsed by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Other Matters (13 of 14) Response
Program Title Veggie Tales (46.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Mon-Fri 2pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 65
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 4 years to 8 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. VEGGIE TALES is a show that draws upon characters from stories, which use both long and short-form materials to provide social-emotional messages to children. Narrated by animated veggies, Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber, the show teaches life lessons through wit and humor. Each episode contains one or two short animated stories that illustrate core values to children in an entertaining way. Stories are interrupted with silly songs, usually sung by Larry the Cucumber, that contain whacky lyrics in a catchy tune. Each episode ends with Bob and Larry reinforcing the lesson learned through the stories.
Other Matters (14 of 14) Response
Program Title America's Heartland (46.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wed. 4:30pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. America's Heartland is a weekly half-hour series featuring everyday Americans and their families telling fascinating stories across America's heartland. From learning how to make maple syrup to riding with teenage ranchers, this series explores various ways of life, showcasing the diversity of how we live and work.

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The undersigned certifies that he or she is (a) the party filing the Children's Television Programming, or an officer, director, member, partner, trustee, authorized employee, or other individual or duly elected or appointed official who is authorized to sign on behalf of the party filing the Children's Television Programming; or (b) an attorney qualified to practice before the Commission under 47 C.F.R. Section 1.23(a), who is authorized to represent the party filing the Children's Television Programming, and who further certifies that he or she has read the document; that to the best of his or her knowledge, information,and belief there is good ground to support it; and that it is not interposed for delay.

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I certify that this application includes all required and relevant attachments. Yes
I declare, under penalty of perjury, that I am an authorized representative of the above-named applicant for the Authorization(s) specified above.

Colleen Halt

Program Coordinator


04/05/2017

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