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

FRN:
0016237976
File Number:
0000030547
Submit Date:
10/02/2017
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:
10/02/2017
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Third 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 5.73
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: 13.5
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(16)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 16) Response
Program Title Thomas Edison's Secret Lab (46.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays 08:00am and 08:30am
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 7 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Unknown to the world, Thomas Edison had a secret lab where he invented a virtual hologram of himself and a prototype robot. Many years later, Angie, a 12-year-old prodigy, cracks the secret coded message and discovers the lab. Guided by fun-loving Edison, Angie and her friends begin experimenting and inventing the wildest creations imaginable.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 16) 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 45
Total times aired 45
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 (3 of 16) Response
Program Title Secret Millionaire's Club (46.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Thursdays 08:00am and 08:30am
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 7 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. In this informational and educational animated series, Warren Buffet acts as a mentor to a group of kids who have international adventures in business. They meet some very interesting guests along with the way including Jay-Z, Shaquille O'Neal, Nick Cannon, Kelly Rowland, Bill Gates and many more.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 16) Response
Program Title Missing (46.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays 02:30pm; Saturdays 01:00pm
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 (5 of 16) Response
Program Title America's Heartland (46.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wednesdays 04:30pm; Saturdays 7am
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 (6 of 16) Response
Program Title Wild America (46.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Thursdays 02:30pm; Saturdays 08:30am
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. 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 (7 of 16) Response
Program Title Zoo Clues (46.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wednesdays 08:00am and 08:30am
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 7 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Zoo Clues tackles the Animal Kingdom's most mind-blowing questions like these: Can birds fly backwards? Are whales fish? Do dogs sweat? Questions and clues are presented, giving viewers the chance to guess the right answer. Our investigation of the answers takes viewers on a fast-paced and entertaining tour of the animal world.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 16) Response
Program Title Career Day (46.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Mondays 02:30pm; Saturdays 12:30pm
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 (9 of 16) 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 9
Total times aired 9
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. 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 (10 of 16) Response
Program Title The Country Mouse and the City Mouse Adventures (46.3)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Monday-Sunday 07:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 91
Total times aired 91
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 9 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Country mouse Emily and her cousin from the big city, Alexander, visit each other and have adventures together at the turn of the century. They always seem to run into trouble and bother with humans, other animals and exciting situations, but when they put their heads together, they can solve any problem. And in the process, they learn about the places they visit and the things they see.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (11 of 16) Response
Program Title Real Life 101 (46.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wednesdays 02:30pm; Saturdays 12:00pm
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

Digital Core Program (12 of 16) Response
Program Title Wimzie's House (46.3)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Monday-Sunday 07:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 91
Total times aired 91
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 3 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Wimzie's House is an entertaining series for preschool kids and is a whimsical, educational puppet series about a five-year old half bird half dragon who learns valuable life lessons. The series presents the delightful adventures of Wimzie, a playful five-year-old puppet monster; her baby brother, Bo; her parents, Gratziella and Rouso-a bird/airplane pilot and dragon/firefighter, respectively; her lively 150-year-old grandmother Yaya, and her adorable puppet monster friends. Together, they learn skills of caring and sharing at Wimzie's House-a home daycare center unlike any other. Through unforgettable learning adventures and original toe-tapping sing-along songs, young viewers are introduced to topics like friendship, generosity, jealousy, diversity, and sibling rivalry, all from a preschooler's point of view. The award-winning series was created with a renowned team of educational advisors and designed to nurture children's sense of identity, expand their relationships, stimulate their curiosity, and encourage self-expression and self-esteem. Wimzie's House helps children learn to express themselves and communicate with their families and friends. From Yaya's cozy kitchen, where the kids experiment with culinary projects, to the comfortable living room couch where they curl up for naptime, Wimzie's House provides the perfect place to explore both social and family issues that children face every day.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (13 of 16) Response
Program Title The Busy World of Richard Scarry (46.3)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Monday-Sunday 08:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 91
Total times aired 91
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 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The ever popular children's cartoon book series by author and illustrator Richard Scarry about Busytown, comes to television, following the everyday daily lives of the Busytown citizens, mostly associated with Huckle Cat and his friend Lowly Worm, but also with neighbors such as Mr. Frumble, Bananas Gorilla, Sergeant Murphy, Wolfgang, Billy Dog, Hilda Hippo and Mr. Fix-It. Together they learn to solve every day problems that children today might face.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (14 of 16) Response
Program Title Biz Kids (46.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 08:30am; Saturdays 01:30pm
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. 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 (15 of 16) Response
Program Title Animal Rescue (46.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 08:00am
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. Pursuant to the Children's Television Act of 1990 and the rules and regulations of the FCC, Animal Rescue satisfies the FCC Children's programming requirements and may be classified as CORE Programming as defined under Section 73.671 of the Commission's Rules. Animal Rescue furthers the educational and informational needs of children aged 13-16 with its programming content, including safety tips and information about various animals and their habitats. The programs show real life-in-the-field experiences of professional and ordinary people taking care of, treating and helping various animals, as well as exhibiting good social responsibility and promoting strong personal and community values.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (16 of 16) Response
Program Title Think Big (46.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 08:00am; Saturdays 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 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

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 The Busy World of Richard Scarry (46.3)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Mon-Sun 8:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 91
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The ever popular children's cartoon book series by author and illustrator Richard Scarry about Busytown, comes to television, following the everyday daily lives of the Busytown citizens, mostly associated with Huckle Cat and his friend Lowly Worm, but also with neighbors such as Mr. Frumble, Bananas Gorilla, Sergeant Murphy, Wolfgang, Billy Dog, Hilda Hippo and Mr. Fix-It. Together they learn to solve every day problems that children today might face.
Other Matters (2 of 14) Response
Program Title The Country Mouse and the City Mouse Adventures (46.3)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Mon-Sun 7:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 91
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 4 years to 9 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Country mouse Emily and her cousin from the big city, Alexander, visit each other and have adventures together at the turn of the century. They always seem to run into trouble and bother with humans, other animals and exciting situations, but when they put their heads together, they can solve any problem. And in the process, they learn about the places they visit and the things they see.
Other Matters (3 of 14) Response
Program Title Zoo Clues (46.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wednesdays 08:00am and 08:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 7 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Zoo Clues tackles the Animal Kingdom's most mind-blowing questions like these: Can birds fly backward? Are whales fish? Do dogs sweat? Questions and clues are presented, giving viewers the chance to guess the right answer. Our investigation of the answers takes viewers on a fast-paced and entertaining tour of the animal world.
Other Matters (4 of 14) Response
Program Title Career Day (46.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 12:30pm
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 (5 of 14) Response
Program Title Missing (46.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 01:00pm
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 (6 of 14) Response
Program Title Think Big (46.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 11:30am
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, 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 (7 of 14) Response
Program Title Wild America (46.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 08:30am
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. 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 (8 of 14) Response
Program Title Thomas Edison's Secret Lab (46.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays 08:00am and 08:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 7 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Unknown to the world, Thomas Edison had a secret lab where he invented a virtual hologram of himself and a prototype robot. Many years later, Angie, a 12-year-old prodigy, cracks the secret coded message and discovers the lab. Guided by fun-loving Edison, Angie and her friends begin experimenting and inventing the wildest creations imaginable.
Other Matters (9 of 14) Response
Program Title America's Heartland (46.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 07:00am
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. 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.
Other Matters (10 of 14) Response
Program Title Biz Kids (46.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 01:30pm
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. 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 (11 of 14) Response
Program Title Real Life 101 (46.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 12:00pm
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 (12 of 14) Response
Program Title Wimzie's House (46.3)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Mon-Sun 7am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 91
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 3 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Wimzie's House is an entertaining series for preschool kids and is a whimsical, educational puppet series about a five-year old half bird half dragon who learns valuable life lessons. The series presents the delightful adventures of Wimzie, a playful five-year-old puppet monster; her baby brother, Bo; her parents, Gratziella and Rouso-a bird/airplane pilot and dragon/firefighter, respectively; her lively 150-year-old grandmother Yaya, and her adorable puppet monster friends. Together, they learn skills of caring and sharing at Wimzie's House-a home daycare center unlike any other. Through unforgettable learning adventures and original toe-tapping sing-along songs, young viewers are introduced to topics like friendship, generosity, jealousy, diversity, and sibling rivalry, all from a preschooler's point of view. The award-winning series was created with a renowned team of educational advisors and designed to nurture children's sense of identity, expand their relationships, stimulate their curiosity, and encourage self-expression and self-esteem. Wimzie's House helps children learn to express themselves and communicate with their families and friends. From Yaya's cozy kitchen, where the kids experiment with culinary projects, to the comfortable living room couch where they curl up for naptime, Wimzie's House provides the perfect place to explore both social and family issues that children face every day.
Other Matters (13 of 14) Response
Program Title Secret Millionaire's Club (46.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Thursdays 08:00am and 08:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 7 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. In this informational and educational animated series, Warren Buffet acts as a mentor to a group of kids who have international adventures in business. They meet some very interesting guests along the way including Jay-Z, Shaquille O'Neal, Nick Cannon, Kelly Rowland, Bill Gates and many more.
Other Matters (14 of 14) Response
Program Title Animal Rescue (46.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 08:00am
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. Pursuant to the Children's Television Act of 1990 and the rules and regulations of the FCC, Animal Rescue satisfies the FCC Children's programming requirements and may be classified as CORE Programming as defined under Section 73.671 of the Commission's Rules. Animal Rescue furthers the educational and informational needs of children aged 13-16 with its programming content, including safety tips and information about various animals and their habitats. The programs show real life-in-the-field experiences of professional and ordinary people taking care of, treating and helping various animals, as well as exhibiting good social responsibility and promoting strong personal and community values.

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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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Upon grant of this application, the Authorization Holder may be subject to certain construction or coverage requirements. Failure to meet the construction or coverage requirements will result in automatic cancellation of the Authorization. Consult appropriate FCC regulations to determine the construction or coverage requirements that apply to the type of Authorization requested in this application.

WILLFUL FALSE STATEMENTS MADE ON THIS FORM OR ANY ATTACHMENTS ARE PUNISHABLE BY FINE AND/OR IMPRISONMENT (U.S. Code, Title 18, §1001) AND/OR REVOCATION OF ANY STATION AUTHORIZATION (U.S. Code, Title 47, §312(a)(1)), AND/OR FORFEITURE (U.S. Code, Title 47, §503).

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

Programming Coordinator


10/02/2017

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