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

FRN:
0015021157
File Number:
0000060080
Submit Date:
10/01/2018
Call Sign:
WCCU
Facility ID:
69544
City:
URBANA
State:
IL
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
10/01/2018
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Third Quarter of 2018

General Information

Section Question Response
Attachments Are attachments (other than associated schedules) being filed with this application? Yes

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

GOCOM MEDIA OF ILLINOIS, LLC

Doing Business As: GOCOM MEDIA OF ILLINOIS, LLC

400 MAIN STREET

Suite 200F

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC 29926

United States

+1 (843) 342-4405

ricgorman@gmail.com

Company

Contact Representatives (1)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Frank R. Jazzo , Esq .

FCC Counsel

Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, PLC

1300 North 17th Street

11th Floor

Arlington, VA 22209

United States

+1 (703) 812-0400

jazzo@fhhlaw.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 Champaign&Sprngfld-Decatur
Web Home Page Address www.foxillinois.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: 8.0
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(16)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 16) Response
Program Title The Brady Barr Experience
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 10am (7/7/18-9/29/18)
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 action-packed series documents the work of Herpetologist Dr. Brady Barr, who has traveled the globe and worked with hundreds of scientists to study some of the world's most dangerous and endangered amphibious predators--alligators and crocodiles. Dr. Brady's life work has been to protect these powerful animals. By increasing the viewer's knowledge and understanding, Barr hopes to save both human and reptile lives. (This program aired on the tertiary digital stream.)
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 Beakman's World
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 7am and 7:30am (7/1/18-9/30/18)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 28
Total times aired 28
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program centers around Beakman, who takes viewers on exciting journeys of discovery while performing experiments that demonstrate how nature, science and the world works. some of these experiments include learning why the sky is blue or how cat's purr. Beakman is joined in his electric laboratory by a handful of denizens who help with, and sometimes hinder, his eye-popping experiments. The principles taught in the show are connected to daily life in meaningful and revealing ways. (This aired on the secondary digital stream.)
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 Food for Thought
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 11am and 11:30am (7/7/18-9/29/18)
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. This program's young host, Claire Thomas, shows viewers how everyday life can inspire culinary creations. In each episode, Claire shows how food can be used as a tool to explore new places, meet new people and learn about new cultures. The inspiration for the food prepared on the program can come from family, friends, or people asking for her expertise. No matter how exotic or familiar the location, Claire is always in search of new tastes. While teaching the viewer how to prepare the particular inspired dish, she also promotes a healthy attitude towards food and life. (This program aired on the tertiary digital stream.)
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 Xploration Outer Space
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 8am (7/7/18-9/29/18)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 2
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 2
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 2
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Each week, host Emily Calandrelli takes journeys through space that will both entertain and educate viewers. Ever wonder what it would be like to live in space or on a different planet? Emily shows viewers what it is like to try to perform everyday tasks while floating in zero gravity and living in a Mars-like habitat. Episodes feature space robotics, commercial space tourism, asteroids, the search for other life in space, and many other topics, including NASA-related programs as applicable to the episodes. (This program aired on the main digital stream)
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program Xploration Outer Space
List date and time rescheduled 07/11/2018 08:30 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2018-07-14
Episode # 145
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Xploration Outer Space
List date and time rescheduled 07/04/2018 08:30 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2018-07-07
Episode # 144
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (5 of 16) Response
Program Title Xploration DIY SCI
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 7am (7/1/18-9/30/18)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 14
Number of Preemptions 1
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 1
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Host Steve Spangler shows viewers that the world is their laboratory. He uses "everyday" items to turn the world around him into a fund and unexpected laboratory. In each episode, Spangler will demonstrate science experiments and explain how they connect to real-world innovations. (This program aired on the main digital stream.)
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program Xploration DIY Sci
List date and time rescheduled 07/08/2018 10:30 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2018-07-01
Episode # 143
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (6 of 16) Response
Program Title Get WIld
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 8am (7/7/18-9/29/18)
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 is based at the world famous San Diego Zoo and features notable animal experts teaching children the living habits and unique behaviors of wild animals. Episode examples include: learning how experts studying adult orangutans learn how they raise their young; and explains the Panda's living patterns. (This program aired on the tertiary digital stream.)
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 Saved by the Bell
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 9am, 9:30am, 10am and 10:30am (7/1/18-9/30/18)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 56
Total times aired 56
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 centered around six teen friends who attend Bayside High School, and explores social themes and coping strategies needed to make the most of growing up in a complicated world. The multi-ethnic cast members serve as role models for the viewers as they deal with such issues as the death of a loved one, the right to say no, the meaning of heroism, teenage alcohol use, and other issues of particular concern to young teens. (This program aired on the secondary digital stream.)
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 Bill Nye, the Science Guy
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 8am and 8:30am (7/1/18-9/30/18)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 28
Total times aired 28
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program is produced in association with the National Science Foundation, and teaches scientific concepts such as physics, chemistry and earth science, in a manner in which children can relate by taking a closer look at every day things. Some episode examples include the difference between human and animal communication, the human brain, mammals, rivers and streams, computers and nutrition. The program includes experiments children can do at home that reinforce concepts taught on the program. (This program aired on the secondary digital stream.)
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 Xploration Weird But True
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 11am (7/7/18-9/29/18)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 9
Total times aired 11
Number of Preemptions 4
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 4
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 2
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program explores topics like ancient Greece, tornadoes and ostriches by uncovering fun, strange and surprising facts. An episode example includes making paper ships together and learning the history of pirates. Children are encouraged to be curious and learn about science, history and culture through creativity and the scientific method. (This program aired on the main digital stream.)
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program Xploration Weird But True
List date and time rescheduled 08/19/2018 11:00 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2018-08-18
Episode # 150
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Xploration Weird But True
List date and time rescheduled 09/02/2018 11:00 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2018-09-01
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (10 of 16) Response
Program Title Xploration Awesome Planet
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 8:30am (7/7/18-9/29/18)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 2
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 2
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 2
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Host Philippe Cousteau (grandson of famed undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau) brings energy to every location he visits while seeking to inspire and educate viewers in earth sciences. This program takes an in-depth look at the unique and distinct features on planet Earth, from magnificent mountains to erupting volcanoes. Viewers will not only behold the beauty of gigantic glaciers, but also discover why they formed and how they shaped our landscape. Geological experts share their wisdom with Philippe, as he strives to understand places on, inside, and above the Earth. (This program aired on the main digital stream.)
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program Xploration Awesome Planet
List date and time rescheduled 07/05/2018 08:30 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2018-07-07
Episode # 144
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Xploration Awesome Planet
List date and time rescheduled 07/12/2018 08:30 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2018-07-14
Episode # 145
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (11 of 16) Response
Program Title America's Heartland
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 10am (7/1/18-9/30/18)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 12
Number of Preemptions 2
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 2
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. Much of the food Americans eat is produced by farmers and ranchers in the country's heartland, but many children don't know how it's produced. "America's Heartland" provides information about the people and processes responsible for the availability of food and fuel across the country and around the world. The show's reporters and producers tell stories in topics that include farm families, consumer issues, animal welfare and crop sustainability. Children will learn about the production of the food and fuel they consume. Some episodes also take the show abroad to countries such as Egypt and Taiwan, to show the impact American agriculture has on the global economy. (This program aired on the main digital stream.)
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (12 of 16) Response
Program Title Xploration Nature Knows Best
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 7:30am (7/7/18-9/29/18)
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
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. In this program, children learn about biomimicry and see how engineers imitate nature in the design of innovative products. They learn how the Manta Ray has inspired inventions related to ocean navigation as well as military applications; and how snakes have been copied to design robots that can rescue those trapped in small spaces. This program features the incredible world of animals and plants, and the inventions inspired by them. (This program aired on the main digital stream.)
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (13 of 16) Response
Program Title Wild World
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 8:30am (7/7/18-9/29/18)
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 is based at the world famous San Diego Zoo and focuses on showing how zoo enrichment programs help animals initiate natural behavior. This program teaches children about animal behavior and the importance of providing an enriching environment for animals in our care. (This program aired on the tertiary digital stream.)
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 Expedition Wild
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 10:30am (7/7/18-9/29/18)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Wildlife expert Casey Anderson showcases his charismatic animal companions on an innovative and action-packed odyssey through North America's wild places. Through this program, viewers will have a rare glimpse into the beauty and complexity of the natural world. Viewers will follow Casey on a series of adventures, such as paddling the Grand Canyon, skiing with the wolverines in British Columbia, observing mountain lions in Montana, staking out the scavengers of Yellowstone, investigating a raven's nest, observing polar bears on Alaska's northern slope, and climbing rugged extremes in pursuit of Maine's black bears. These adventures will bring the viewer a rare experience with endangered species--some deadly, others dashing, in the stunning natural ecosystem they call home. (This program aired on our tertiary digital stream.)
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 Xploration Earth 2050
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 7am (7/7/18-9/29/18)
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
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program strives to answer questions about where advancements in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics may lead us in the future. Scientists, inventors, doctors, science fiction writers, and creative thinkers add their input about what the world may look like in 2050. Viewers are taken on an educational adventure as the program tackles future challenges in everything from transportation to health care to the environment. (This program aired on the main digital stream.)
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (16 of 16) Response
Program Title Wildlife Docs
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 9am and 9:30am (7/7/18-9/29/18)
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. This program follows the surprising, exotic and challenging lives of a veterinary staff that cares for over 2,000 animals. The viewer will witness a variety of wild experiences through the eyes of the veterinary team, such as nutrition, treatments, x-rays, surgery, preventive care and dealing with emergencies. Through this program, the viewer will be given a glimpse of the enormity, variety and quality of treatment that sets the standard for animal care. (This program aired on the tertiary digital stream.)
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 Chrissy Pitchford
Address 2680 East Cook Street
City Springfield
State IL
Zip 62703
Telephone Number (217) 523-8855
Email Address cdpitchford@sbgtv.com
Include any other comments or information you want the Commission to consider in evaluating your compliance with the Children's Television Act (or use this space for supplemental explanations). This may include information on any other noncore educational and informational programming that you aired this quarter or plan to air during the next quarter, or any existing or proposed non-broadcast efforts that will enhance the educational and informational value of such programming to children. See 47 C.F.R. Section 73.671, NOTES 2 and 3. A snapshot of some of the PSA's we aired include: AARP Foundation, Mercy Ships, National Endowment for Financial Education, National Runaway Safeline and Pathways to Employment. The station also provided tours to students/groups, held a backpack drive at the Abraham Presidential Library and Museum and promoted Back to School awareness.

Other Matters (16)

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Other Matters (1 of 16) Response
Program Title Xploration Earth 2050
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 7am (10/6/18-12/29/18)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program strives to answer questions about where advancements in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics may lead us in the future. Scientists, inventors, doctors, science fiction writers, and creative thinkers add their input about what the world may look like in 2050. Viewers are taken on an educational adventure as the program tackles future challenges in everything from transportation to health care to the environment. (This program will air on the main digital stream.)
Other Matters (2 of 16) Response
Program Title America's Heartland
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 10am (10/7/18-12/30/18)
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. Much of the food Americans eat is produced by farmers and ranchers in the country's heartland, but many children don't know how it's produced. "America's Heartland" provides information about the people and processes responsible for the availability of food and fuel across the country and around the world. The show's reporters and producers tell stories in topics that include farm families, consumer issues, animal welfare and crop sustainability. Children will learn about the production of the food and fuel they consume. Some episodes also take the show abroad to countries such as Egypt and Taiwan, to show the impact American agriculture has on the global economy. (This program aired on the main digital stream.)
Other Matters (3 of 16) Response
Program Title Xploration Awesome Planet
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 8:30am (7/7/18-9/29/18)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Host Philippe Cousteau (grandson of famed undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau) brings energy to every location he visits while seeking to inspire and educate viewers in earth sciences. This program takes an in-depth look at the unique and distinct features on planet Earth, from magnificent mountains to erupting volcanoes. Viewers will not only behold the beauty of gigantic glaciers, but also discover why they formed and how they shaped our landscape. Geological experts share their wisdom with Philippe, as he strives to understand places on, inside, and above the Earth. (This program will air on the main digital stream.)
Other Matters (4 of 16) Response
Program Title All In with Laila Ali
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 9am and 9:30am (10/6/18-12/29/18)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
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. Former professional boxer, Laila Ali, scours the globe to find some of the world's most compelling stories. The program steps off the beaten track into uncharted territory profiling inspirational people, groundbreaking achievements and extraordinary lifestyles. Whether through sports, culture, travel or adventure, this program inspires its audience to go ALL IN on their dreams. (This program will air on the tertiary digital stream.)
Other Matters (5 of 16) Response
Program Title Bill Nye, the Science Guy
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 8am and 8:30am (10/7/18-12/30/18)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
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 produced in association with the National Science Foundation, and teaches scientific concepts such as physics, chemistry and earth science, in a manner in which children can relate by taking a closer look at every day things. Some episode examples include the difference between human and animal communication, the human brain, mammals, rivers and streams, computers and nutrition. The program includes experiments children can do at home that reinforce concepts taught on the program. (This program will air on the secondary digital stream.)
Other Matters (6 of 16) Response
Program Title Rescue Me
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 11:30am (10/6/18-12/29/18)
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 about a veterinarian's mission to match orphaned pets with new owners and new homes. Episode examples include finding a dog for a mother and her two young daughters; and, overcoming the challenge of finding a dog for a family who doesn't know what they want. Children will learn what it takes to be a responsible pet owner. (This program will air on the tertiary digital stream.)
Other Matters (7 of 16) Response
Program Title Saved by the Bell
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 9am, 9:30am, 10am and 10:30am (10/7/18-12/30/18)
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. This program is centered around six teen friends who attend Bayside High School, and explores social themes and coping strategies needed to make the most of growing up in a complicated world. The multi-ethnic cast members serve as role models for the viewers as they deal with such issues as the death of a loved one, the right to say no, the meaning of heroism, teenage alcohol use, and other issues of particular concern to young teens. (This program will air on the secondary digital stream.)
Other Matters (8 of 16) Response
Program Title Xploration Nature Knows Best
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 7:30am (10/6/18-12/29/18)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. In this program, children learn about biomimicry and see how engineers imitate nature in the design of innovative products. They learn how the Manta Ray has inspired inventions related to ocean navigation as well as military applications; and how snakes have been copied to design robots that can rescue those trapped in small spaces. This program features the incredible world of animals and plants, and the inventions inspired by them. (This program will air on the main digital stream.)
Other Matters (9 of 16) Response
Program Title Wild World
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 8:30am (10/6/18-12/29/18)
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 focuses on showing how zoo enrichment programs help animals initiate natural behavior. This program teaches children about animal behavior and the importance of providing an enriching environment for animals in our care. (This program will air on the tertiary digital stream.)
Other Matters (10 of 16) Response
Program Title Outback Adventures with Tim Faulkner
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 11am and 11:30am (10/6/18-12/29/18)
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 educational and informational program is hosted by animal expert and wildlife park operations manager, Tim Faulkner. Viewers can watch and learn as Tim showcases the beauty and wonder of the natural world. Audiences will gain a better understanding of wildlife as Tim explores the habitats and adventures of creatures of all sizes, including a giant Galapagos tortoise, a baby wombat, the flying fox, and even a newly discovered species of birds. (This program will air on the tertiary digital stream.)
Other Matters (11 of 16) Response
Program Title Xploration Weird But True
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 11am (7/7/18-9/29/18)
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 topics like ancient Greece, tornadoes and ostriches by uncovering fun, strange and surprising facts. An episode example includes making paper ships together and learning the history of pirates. Children are encouraged to be curious and learn about science, history and culture through creativity and the scientific method. (This program will air on the main digital stream.)
Other Matters (12 of 16) Response
Program Title The Wildlife Docs
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 10am and 10:30am (10/6/18-12/29/18)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program follows the surprising, exotic and challenging lives of a veterinary staff that cares for over 2,000 animals. The viewer will witness a variety of wild experiences through the eyes of the veterinary team, such as nutrition, treatments, x-rays, surgery, preventive care and dealing with emergencies. Through this program, the viewer will be given a glimpse of the enormity, variety and quality of treatment that sets the standard for animal care. (This program will air on the tertiary digital stream.)
Other Matters (13 of 16) Response
Program Title Get Wild
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 8am (10/6/18-12/29/18)
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 on the wold famous San Diego Zoo and features notable animal experts teaching children the living habits and unique behaviors of wild animals. Episode examples include: learning how experts studying adult orangutans learn how they raise their young; and explains the Panda's living patterns. (This program will air on the tertiary digital stream.)
Other Matters (14 of 16) Response
Program Title Xploration DIY SCI
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 7am (10/7/18-12/30/18)
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 Steve Spangler shows viewers that the world is their laboratory. He uses "everyday" items to turn the world around him into a fund and unexpected laboratory. In each episode, Spangler will demonstrate science experiments and explain how they connect to real-world innovations. (This program will air on the main digital stream.)
Other Matters (15 of 16) Response
Program Title Xploration Outer Space
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 8am (10/6/18-12/29/18)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Each week, host Emily Calandrelli takes journeys through space that will both entertain and educate viewers. Ever wonder what it would be like to live in space or on a different planet? Emily shows viewers what it is like to try to perform everyday tasks while floating in zero gravity and living in a Mars-like habitat. Episodes feature space robotics, commercial space tourism, asteroids, the search for other life in space, and many other topics, including NASA-related programs as applicable to the episodes. (This program will air on the main digital stream.)
Other Matters (16 of 16) Response
Program Title Beakman's World
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 7am and 7:30am (10/7/18-12/30/18)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
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 centers around Beakman, who takes viewers on exciting journeys of discovery while performing experiments that demonstrate how nature, science and the world works. some of these experiments include learning why the sky is blue or how cat's purr. Beakman is joined in his electric laboratory by a handful of denizens who help with, and sometimes hinder, his eye-popping experiments. The principles taught in the show are connected to daily life in meaningful and revealing ways. (This program will air on the secondary digital stream.)

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

Chrissy Pitchford

Traffic Manager


10/01/2018

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