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

FRN:
0009961889
File Number:
0000010263
Submit Date:
04/11/2016
Call Sign:
WFLA-TV
Facility ID:
64592
City:
TAMPA
State:
FL
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
04/11/2016
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : First Quarter of 2016

General Information

Section Question Response
Attachments Are attachments (other than associated schedules) being filed with this application? No

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS, LLC

Doing Business As: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS, LLC

Henry Gola

333 EAST FRANKLIN STREET

RICHMOND, VA 23219

United States

+1 (804) 887-5000

regulatoryaffairs@mediageneral.com

Company

Contact Representatives (1)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Henry Gola

Associate General Counsel

Media General, Inc.

Lisa Manning

ONE WEST EXCHANGE STREET, SUITE 5A

Providence, RI 02903

United States

+1 (804) 887-5049

regulatoryaffairs@mediageneral.com

Legal Representative

Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Network Affiliation
Affiliated network NBC
Nielsen DMA Tampa-St. Pete (Sarasota)
Web Home Page Address www.wfla.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 3.0
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 168.0
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 NINA's WORLD (WFLA 8.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS @ 10 - 10:30 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 5
Total times aired 5
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. Nina's World is an animated show based on a six year Latina, who lives in San Antonio, Texas wiht her parents, who own the local bakery, and her Abuela. Her Tio Javier lives nearby and there are lots of different children and adults from several different cultures in the aprartment complex and neighborhood where she lives. Each episodefeatures Nina taking on challenge, solving a problem, or finding a way to help others. She is very confident about her abilities, which sometimes gets her into trouble. However, with encouragement and chiding from Abuela, Nina learns about how to plan her "work," take responsibility for her actions, and correct her mistakes.
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 RUFF RUFF TWEET & DAVE (WFLA 8.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS @ 10:30 - 11 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 5
Total times aired 5
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. Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave is an animated show that puts an emphasis on logical thinking and use of language through fun problem-solving adventures. The trio, RRTD, is guided by Hatty, an erudite hamster who wears a hat full of questions. The three characters agree that they would like to take a particular adventure and rev up their Roly-pods, enter the Spin-Again transport vehicle and arrive at their destination. Once there, Hatty challenges them to make decisions and choose options that will lead to success or failure with their quest. Once their mission is complete, they review their effort, assemble the Roly-Pods and head home. Their adventures are varied. They might go climb a mountain, design their own fairy tale, or build a sand castle.
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 CLANGERS (WFLA 8.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS @ 12:00 NOON - 12:30 PM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 8
Total times aired 8
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Clangers is a beloved British series that was originally conceived by Oliver Postgate in 1969 and has been reconceived and invigorated by his son, Daniel Postagte. The show features the Clanger family, small mouse-like creatures that live on Clanger Planet far away from Earth. The members of the family are presented with many unusual challenges that become the cent of a dilemma that must be resolved within each episode. Strange visitors arrive out of nowhere and Clangers have to figure our who the visitors really are and why they are on Clanger Planet. Sometimes they need to help or rescue someone who has become lost on the planet. Other times, they are trying to understand outer space; meteors and comets and eclipses of the sun or moon. Each member of the family has a forte, from playing music to knitting or gardening, or inventing equipment that comes in handy for some of the problem-solving that takes place.
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 NINA'S WORLD (WFLA 8.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS @ 10:30 - 11 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 8
Total times aired 8
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Nina's World is an animated show based on a six year Latina, who lives in San Antonio, Texas wiht her parents, who own the local bakery, and her Abuela. Her Tio Javier lives nearby and there are lots of different children and adults from several different cultures in the aprartment complex and neighborhood where she lives. Each episodefeatures Nina taking on challenge, solving a problem, or finding a way to help others. She is very confident about her abilities, which sometimes gets her into trouble. However, with encouragement and chiding from Abuela, Nina learns about how to plan her "work," take responsibility for her actions, and correct her mistakes.
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 CLANGERS (WFLA 8.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS @ 11:30 - 12 NOON
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 5
Total times aired 5
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. Clangers is a beloved British series that was originally conceived by Oliver Postgate in 1969 and has been reconceived and invigorated by his son, Daniel Postagte. The show features the Clanger family, small mouse-like creatures that live on Clanger Planet far away from Earth. The members of the family are presented with many unusual challenges that become the cent of a dilemma that must be resolved within each episode. Strange visitors arrive out of nowhere and Clangers have to figure our who the visitors really are and why they are on Clanger Planet. Sometimes they need to help or rescue someone who has become lost on the planet. Other times, they are trying to understand outer space; meteors and comets and eclipses of the sun or moon. Each member of the family has a forte, from playing music to knitting or gardening, or inventing equipment that comes in handy for some of the problem-solving that takes place.
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 GREEN SCREEN ADVENTURES (WFLA 8.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS @ 8-8:30 AM; 8:30-9AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Total times aired 26
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 7 years to 11 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. GREEN SCREEN ADVENTURES SPARKS ENTHUSIASM FOR WRITING THROUGH AGE-APPROPRIATE SKETCH COMEDY, ORIGINAL SONGS, PUPPETRY, AND STORY THEATRE. THE STORIES ARE BASED ON THE WRITING OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS, AGE 7-11. CHILDREN GET THE THE MESSAGE THAT THEIR WORDS HAVE POWER, THAT THEIR VOICES ARE BEING HEARD. OUR DIVERSE GREEN SCREEN COMPANY OF PERFORMERS AND WRITERS REINFORCE CRITICAL WRITING SKILLS AND SHARE POSITIVE SOCIAL MESSAGES. OUR EDUCATIONAL MISSION EMPASIZES THE FOUR "C"S AS WELL AS THE THREE "R"S - CURIOSITY, CONFIDENCE, CITIZENSHIP, AND COMPASSION.
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 MYSTERY HUNTERS (WFLA 8.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS @ 10-10:30AM; 10:30-11AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Total times aired 26
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. Mystery Hunters is a excellent example of a children's program that is innovative and empowering. Through critical observation, analytical thinking, and scientific testing, the series encourages children to question the world around them. Through both the travel aspect and investigation of ancient myths and mysteries, there is a profound focus on history, culture, geography, and international customs.
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 LAZYTOWN (WFLA 8.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS @ 12:30 - 1 PM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 6
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 7
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 7
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 7
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. Lazy Town encourages fitness and healthful habits for preschool children. In the imaginary setting of Lazy Town, characters' eating and fitness habits are linked to problem-solving in their world. The lead character is Stephanie, a young girl who guides the audience through the story as she and her friends ("human" puppets) and her Uncle (Mayor Milford Meanswell) navigate life within Lazy Town. Robbie Rotten, the underground spy who personifies the ethos of Lazy town, is determined to ruin the health and fitness practices of Stephanie and her friends. When the kids have difficulty with Robbie Rotten, Sportacus (a gymnast/athlete prepared to answer any call for help) comes to the rescue from his home in zeppelin-like aircraft that hovers over the earth. The underlying themes of Lazy Town stress the importance of eating "sports candy" (aka fruits and vegetables), always obtaining sufficient sleep, and going outside to engage in a wide range of physical activities that include playing games, competing athletically, and even building forts and play structures.
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 LAZYTOWN
List date and time rescheduled 03/12/2016 09:30 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2016-03-12
Episode # ELZT308H
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program LAZYTOWN
List date and time rescheduled 02/06/2016 09:30 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2016-02-06
Episode # ELZT310DR1H
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #3

Questions Response
Title of Program LAZYTOWN
List date and time rescheduled 03/26/2016 09:30 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2016-03-26
Episode # ELZT312H
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #4

Questions Response
Title of Program LAZYTOWN
List date and time rescheduled 01/23/2016 09:30 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2016-01-23
Episode # ELZT301DH
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #5

Questions Response
Title of Program LAZYTOWN
List date and time rescheduled 01/02/2016 09:30 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2016-01-02
Episode # ELZT141DRH
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #6

Questions Response
Title of Program LAZYTOWN
List date and time rescheduled 01/16/2016 09:30 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2016-01-16
Episode # ELZT147DH
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #7

Questions Response
Title of Program LAZYTOWN
List date and time rescheduled 02/27/2016 09:30 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2016-02-27
Episode # ELZT305DH
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (9 of 14) Response
Program Title FLOOGALS (WFLA 8.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS @ 10- 10:30 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 8
Total times aired 8
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Floogals is an animated show starring three space aliens who have been sent to earth to explore, investigae, discover and report their findings to their superiors at Floogal headquarters. The diminutive Floogals are not taller than a large safety pin and their visual perspective is literally the point of view for the show. They are engaged in the dual processes of discovery and problem solving as nothing on earth is familiar to them. Much like young children, they begin by encountering something new and then go through a comedic multi-step process of watching, listening, touching, and note-taking until they've figured out what and how their new discovery fits into the Hooman universe.
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 ASTROBLAST (WFLA 8.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS @ 11 - 11:30 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 5
Total times aired 5
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. "Astroblast!" follows the adventures of a crew of space animals who run the Astroblast Space Station - the coolest hangout in the galaxy. The team of animals who run it are the best of friends - Comet, Halley, Sputnik, Radar and Jet - all under the watchful eye of Sal the Octopus. But when you stick five friends with very different personalities in one place - things are bound to get messy. Through it all, the "Astroblast!" crew accept their differences, help one another, make new friends, and discover that getting along is always out of this world. Every day brings a new adventure - big and small - whether it involves getting ready for a surprise birthday party for a Gremulon princess, dealing with demanding dairy-obsessed customers from the Milky Way, making peace between two spaceships of hungry space pirates, or helping a scary-looking, but shy, visitor make friends when no one will sit with him at lunch.
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 TRAVEL THRU HISTORY (WFLA 8.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS @ 9-9:30 AM; 9:30-10AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Total times aired 26
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 7 years to 11 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Travel Thru History is designed to spark interest and enthusiasm in teens and their families to learn about our country's rich and fascinating history. The series visits diverse locales across the U.S. from Las Vegas to Key West.
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 EARTH TO LUNA (WFLA 8.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS @ 12 NOON -12:30 PM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 5
Total times aired 5
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. Earth to Luna is a Brazilian animated series about a 12-year-old girl, Luna, who loves science and the outdoors. There is nothing she doesn't question, and she shares everything she learns with her little brother, Jupiter, her parents or her friend Alice, and Clyde, her pet ferret. In each episode Luna and her brother develop questions about whatever they find curious, e.g., "What goes on inside the snail's shell?" or "Why does a firefly blink?" In pursuit of answers, Luna, Jupiter and Clyde go off on an imaginary adventure to do their research. They transform into the object or creature they are studying so they can personally experience the answers to their questions. When the threesome is finished with the 'field trip", Luna summarizes everything they have learned with a show and a song.
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 ASTROBLAST (WFLA 8.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS @ 11:30 - 12 NOON
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 8
Total times aired 8
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Astroblast!" follows the adventures of a crew of space animals who run the Astroblast Space Station - the coolest hangout in the galaxy. The team of animals who run it are the best of friends - Comet, Halley, Sputnik, Radar and Jet - all under the watchful eye of Sal the Octopus. But when you stick five friends with very different personalities in one place - things are bound to get messy. Through it all, the "Astroblast!" crew accept their differences, help one another, make new friends, and discover that getting along is always out of this world. Every day brings a new adventure - big and small - whether it involves getting ready for a surprise birthday party for a Gremulon princess, dealing with demanding dairy-obsessed customers from the Milky Way, making peace between two spaceships of hungry space pirates, or helping a scary-looking, but shy, visitor make friends when no one will sit with him at lunch.
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 RUFF RUFF TWEET & DAVE (WFLA 8.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS @ 11 - 11:30 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 8
Total times aired 8
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave is an animated show that puts an emphasis on logical thinking and use of language through fun problem-solving adventures. The trio, RRTD, is guided by Hatty, an erudite hamster who wears a hat full of questions. The three characters agree that they would like to take a particular adventure and rev up their Roly-pods, enter the Spin-Again transport vehicle and arrive at their destination. Once there, Hatty challenges them to make decisions and choose options that will lead to success or failure with their quest. Once their mission is complete, they review their effort, assemble the Roly-Pods and head home. Their adventures are varied. They might go climb a mountain, design their own fairy tale, or build a sand castle.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (3)

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Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (1 of 3) Response
Program Title JACK HANNA'S ANIMAL ADVENTURE (WFLA 8.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: SUNDAYS @ 4 - 4:30 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 12
Number of Preemptions 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. Jack Hanna's Animal Adventure: Follow Jack Hanna as he spends time with nature's creatures across the continents. Jack talks with people that are knowledgeable about each animal and habitat, teaching as he goes. Each episode is designed to reveal to children the world around them in a way that presents positive role models and pro-social values within an environmentally responsible universe.
Does the program have educating and informing children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Yes
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes
Does the Licensee provide information regarding the program, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides consistent with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? Yes

Date and Time Aired:

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Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (2 of 3) Response
Program Title SAVED BY THE BELL (WFLA 8.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: SUNDAYS @ 10 AM, 10:30 AM, 11 AM , 11:30 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 52
Number of Preemptions 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. Saved By The Bell explores social themes and coping strategies through the daily school life of six teen-aged friends at Bayside High who help each other make the most of growing up in a complicated world. The multi-ethnic cast members serve as role models for young teen viewers as they deal with such issues as dealing with 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.
Does the program have educating and informing children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Yes
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes
Does the Licensee provide information regarding the program, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides consistent with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? Yes

Date and Time Aired:

Questions Response
Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (3 of 3) Response
Program Title JACK HANNA'S INTO THE WILD (WFLA 8.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: SUNDAYS @ 3 - 3:30 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 12
Number of Preemptions 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. Throughout Jack's travels he raises awareness of different cultures, geography and spectacular animals and animal facts while teaching children the importance of stewardship of our environment through his documented donations to conservation efforts worldwide.
Does the program have educating and informing children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Yes
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes
Does the Licensee provide information regarding the program, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides consistent with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? Yes

Date and Time Aired:

Questions Response
Date Time 10/04/2015 02:00 AM

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 Mark Demopoulos
Address 200 South Parker Street - 4th Floor
City Tampa
State FL
Zip 33606
Telephone Number (813) 225-2719
Email Address mdemopoulos@wfla.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. 1.) WFLA-TV airs PSA's of varied lengths that are designed specifically to meet the educational and informational needs of children as well as PSA's that are designed for the general audience but have messages applicable to children. 2.) WFLA-TV's Newscasts are general audience programs with educational/informational value for children: NewsChannel 8 Today (M-F) Newscasts 4:00-7AM; NewsChannel 8 First @ 4 M-F) 4:00-5:00 PM; NewsChannel 8 @ 5 (M-F) 5-5:30PM; News Channel 8 @ 5:30 (M-F) 5:30-6PM; NewsChannel 8 @ 6 (M-Sun) 6-6:30PM; NewsChannel 8 @ 7 (M-F) 7-7:30 PM; NewsChannel 8 @ 11 (M-F) 11-11:35PM; NewsChannel 8 @ 11 (Sat-Sun) 11-11:30PM; NewsChannel 8 Weekend AM (Sat-Sun) 6-7AM; NewsChannel 8 Weekend AM (Sat-Sun) 7-8AM; NewsChannel 8 Weekend AM (Sun) 9-10 AM; NewsChannel 8 @ Noon (Sun) 12-1PM. 3. )WFLA-TV's non-broadcast efforts include the participation of our Anchors and Meteorologists as guest speakers and emcees for community groups, and as "teachers" at Bay Area Schools; and Station Tours for Scout Troops, School Classes -- ranging from Elementary through High School/Vocational Technical Schools. 4. To supplement and enhance the educational value of the network's Teen NBC programs...NBC has a website (www.nbc.com/tmyk) specifically dedicated to teens. The goals of this site are first, to create a platform for the teen community where communities for self-expression become the core of the interactive experience; second to build these communities wherever possible around the themes and ideas generated within the TNBC shows themselves; and third, to provide online resources of information and guidance around the issues that most affect teen lives. THE MORE YOU KNOW website features scripts from the award-winning public service announcements, referral information for the organizations referenced in the PSA's, a general campaign overview, and educational materials produced in connection with NBC programming. The site also includes a "feature of the month" page which addresses select TMYK topics and a list of the campaign's most recent accolades. In addition to the educational or informational programs listed in this report, the station broadcast the following programs specifically designed for children ages twelve and under that were not "educational or informational" programming: NONE

Other Matters (9)

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Other Matters (1 of 9) Response
Program Title TRAVEL THRU HISTORY (WFLA 8.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 9 - 9:30 AM, 9:30-10AM
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. Travel Thru History is designed to spark interest and enthusiasm in teens and their families to learn about our country's rich and fascinating history. The series visits diverse locales across the U.S. from Las Vegas to Key West.
Other Matters (2 of 9) Response
Program Title GREEN SCREEN ADVENTURES (WFLA 8.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 8-8:30 AM, 8:30-9 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 7 years to 11 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. GREEN SCREEN ADVENTURES SPARKS ENTHUSIASM FOR WRITING THROUGH AGE-APPROPRIATE SKETCH COMEDY, ORIGINAL SONGS, PUPPETRY, AND STORY THEATRE. THE STORIES ARE BASED ON THE WRITING OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS, AGE 7-11. CHILDREN GET THE THE MESSAGE THAT THEIR WORDS HAVE POWER, THAT THEIR VOICES ARE BEING HEARD. OUR DIVERSE GREEN SCREEN COMPANY OF PERFORMERS AND WRITERS REINFORCE CRITICAL WRITING SKILLS AND SHARE POSITIVE SOCIAL MESSAGES. OUR EDUCATIONAL MISSION EMPASIZES THE FOUR "C"S AS WELL AS THE THREE "R"S - CURIOSITY, CONFIDENCE, CITIZENSHIP, AND COMPASSION.
Other Matters (3 of 9) Response
Program Title MYSTERY HUNTERS (WFLA 8.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 10-10:30 AM, 10:30-11 AM
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. Mystery Hunters is a excellent example of a children's program that is innovative and empowering. Through critical observation, analytical thinking, and scientific testing, the series encourages children to question the world around them. Through both the travel aspect and investigation of ancient myths and mysteries, there is a profound focus on history, culture, geography, and international customs.
Other Matters (4 of 9) Response
Program Title RUFF RUFF TWEET AND DAVE (WFLA 8.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 11 - 11:30 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
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. Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave is an animated show that puts an emphasis on logical thinking and use of language through fun problem-solving adventures. The trio, RRTD, is guided by Hatty, an erudite hamster who wears a hat full of questions. The three characters agree that they would like to take a particular adventure and rev up their Roly-pods, enter the Spin-Again transport vehicle and arrive at their destination. Once there, Hatty challenges them to make decisions and choose options that will lead to success or failure with their quest. Once their mission is complete, they review their effort, assemble the Roly-Pods and head home. Their adventures are varied. They might go climb a mountain, design their own fairy tale, or build a sand castle.
Other Matters (5 of 9) Response
Program Title NOODLE & DOODLE (WFLA 8.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 12:30 - 1 PM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
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. Noodle & Doodle, an instructional series, features creative expression through art and cooking projects around a specific theme. Host, Sean, drives around in a double-decker bus fully equipped with art supplies and a kitchen, ready for any assignment. The projects encourage parent engagement and often feature families working together to make something to display within the child's home. Sean's side-kick, Doggity, is an ever-faithful beagle who transforms into an animated character during interstitial trips to a parallel universe, set in a kitchen full of prank-playing animated characters. The art projects typically promote utilizing recycled materials in order to demonstrate that creativity can transform something intended for one purpose into something that achieves a completely different goal.
Other Matters (6 of 9) Response
Program Title NINA'S WORLD (WFLA 8.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 10:30 - 11 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
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. Nina's World is an animated show based on a six year Latina, who lives in San Antonio, Texas wiht her parents, who own the local bakery, and her Abuela. Her Tio Javier lives nearby and there are lots of different children and adults from several different cultures in the aprartment complex and neighborhood where she lives. Each episodefeatures Nina taking on challenge, solving a problem, or finding a way to help others. She is very confident about her abilities, which sometimes gets her into trouble. However, with encouragement and chiding from Abuela, Nina learns about how to plan her "work," take responsibility for her actions, and correct her mistakes.
Other Matters (7 of 9) Response
Program Title FLOOGALS (WFLA 8.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 10 - 10:30 PM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
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. Floogals is an animated show starring three space aliens who have been sent to earth to explore, investigae, discover and report their findings to their superiors at Floogal headquarters. The diminutive Floogals are not taller than a large safety pin and their visual perspective is literally the point of view for the show. They are engaged in the dual processes of discovery and problem solving as nothing on earth is familiar to them. Much like young children, they begin by encountering something new and then go through a comedic multi-step process of watching, listening, touching, and note-taking until they've figured out what and how their new discovery fits into the Hooman universe.
Other Matters (8 of 9) Response
Program Title ASTROBLAST (WFLA 8.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 11:30 - 12 NOON
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
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. "Astroblast!" follows the adventures of a crew of space animals who run the Astroblast Space Station - the coolest hangout in the galaxy. The team of animals who run it are the best of friends - Comet, Halley, Sputnik, Radar and Jet - all under the watchful eye of Sal the Octopus. But when you stick five friends with very different personalities in one place - things are bound to get messy. Through it all, the "Astroblast!" crew accept their differences, help one another, make new friends, and discover that getting along is always out of this world. Every day brings a new adventure - big and small - whether it involves getting ready for a surprise birthday party for a Gremulon princess, dealing with demanding dairy-obsessed customers from the Milky Way, making peace between two spaceships of hungry space pirates, or helping a scary-looking, but shy, visitor make friends when no one will sit with him at lunch.
Other Matters (9 of 9) Response
Program Title THE CHICA SHOW (WFLA 8.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 12 - 12:30 PM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
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 Chica Show features a five year old baby chick that spends her days with her parents in their costume shop, the Coop. The shop's one employee, Kelly, doubles as Chica's nanny and the ensemble is rounded out with Bunji, a large floppy eared rabbit, and Stitches, a straw mannequin that sits in the window. In each episode Chica develops or encounters a problem that she cannot immediately resolve. Usually her issues involve impulse control, distractibility, judgement, and inter-personal behaviors. SHe and Kelly usually work on the problem through an adventure, a fantasy transformation to animation, where Bunji and Stitches come alive and join Chica and Kelly for the problem solving process. The core educational content is primarily socio-emotional development as Chica learns how to express herself properly, think before she acts, and interact with others effectively. She often learns it takes hard work and practice to become proficient at different skills.

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Mark Demopoulos

Director of Programming and Research


04/11/2016

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