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

FRN:
0003593860
File Number:
0000010102
Submit Date:
04/08/2016
Call Sign:
KXAS-TV
Facility ID:
49330
City:
FORT WORTH
State:
TX
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
04/08/2016
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

STATION VENTURE OPERATIONS, LP

Doing Business As: STATION VENTURE OPERATIONS, LP

Margaret L. Tobey

C/O NBCUNIVERSAL

300 NEW JERSEY AVENUE, N.W., SUITE 700

WASHINGTON, DC 20001

United States

+1 (202) 524-6401

MARGARET.TOBEY@NBCUNI.COM

Company

Contact Representatives (2)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

H. Douglas Lung

Corporate Engineering Manager

NBCUniversal, LLC

PO Box 98

Honomu, HI 96728

United States

+1 (818) 334-4034

doug.lung@nbcuni.com

Technical Representative

Margaret L. Tobey

Assistant Secretary

Station Venture Operations, LP

300 New Jersey Avenue, NW

Suite 700

Washington, DC 20001

United States

+1 (202) 524-6401

margaret.tobey@nbcuni.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 Dallas-Ft. Worth
Web Home Page Address http://www.nbcdfw.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(16)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 16) Response
Program Title CLANGERS (KXAS 5.1 NBC)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat @ 10:30am CT
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. The 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 Postgate. 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 center of a dilemma that must be resolved within each episode. Strange visitors arrive out of nowhere and the Clangers have to figure out who 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 (2 of 16) Response
Program Title THE NEW HOWDY DOODY SHOW (KXAS 5.2 COZI TV)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUN @ 9:00AM AND 9:30AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Total times aired 26
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Howdy Doody is a 1975 series which is known to its viewers for Buffalo Bob in his cowboy attire and a cast of human characters such as Clarabell the Clown and Chief Thunderthud as well as puppets (i.e., Howdy Doody, Dilly Dally, Flub-a-Dub, etc.). Children sat on stage in the Peanut Gallery, thus making this show a forerunner of interactive programming we enjoy today. The primary value of the series is to educate and entertain elementary school-aged children. In addition, both older children and monitoring adults will find this series amusing and quite charming as Howdy Doody is a timeless character who has an interactive quality. Educationally, the series offers opportunities for parents and teachers to teach lessons related to language, character development, science, and listening skills.
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 NINA'S WORLD (KXAS 5.1 NBC)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUN @ 10:00 AM CT
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-old Latina, who lives in San Antonio, Texas with her parents, who own the local bakery, and her Abuela (grandmother). Her Tio (Uncle) Javier lives nearby and there are lots of different children and adults from several different cultures in the apartment complex and neighborhood where she lives. Nina's best friend is Star, a stuffed starfish pillow character brought to life by Nina's imagination. Each episode features Nina taking on a 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 (4 of 16) Response
Program Title ASTROBLAST (KXAS 5.1 NBC)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT @ 10:30 AM CT
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! is the space station and home of six animal characters in Bob Colar's book series of the same name. The space station is managed by an over-confident and exuberant commander, Comet the dog. The crew includes, Sputnik the pig, a very knowledgeable reader; Haley, a rabbit, Comet's true peer and an athlete; Radar, the monkey, who is somewhat self-involved, Jet, a silent alligator whose gestures and expressions are his mode of communication, and Sal, a congenial three-eyed octopus who runs the counter in the Smoothie Shack, the space station cafe. While the space station supports the missions of a bizarre and diverse array of aliens, the Smoothie Shack is the hub of social interaction for the galaxy. There is always something happening at Astroblast! and everyone on the crew has plenty to learn to keep the community happy and on an even keel.
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 STEAL THE SHOW (KXAS 5.2 COZI TV)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT @ 10:30 AM CT
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. Steal the Show provides CORE programming in the areas music, music composition, the music recording process and musical instruments. Ariel, Zoey and Eli Engelbert of the EI program Ariel & Zoey & Eli, Too work to write and record an album with Grammy Winner Jim Peterik. All aspect of the process are covered - 1) Creating the melody, 2) writing the lyric, 3) creating harmonies, 4) developing instrumentals and 5) recording the song in the studio. With schools across the country cutting funding to music related programs, Steal the Show fills an important void. Students will be empowered with the knowledge and skills they will broaden and hone as they follow Ariel, Zoey and Eli on their journey with one of the most prominent songwriters of the past 20 years. (Showplace TV Syndication)
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 ASTROBLAST (KXAS 5.1 NBC)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT @ 10:00AM CT
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! is the space station and home of six animal characters in Bob Colar's book series of the same name. The space station is managed by an over-confident and exuberant commander, Comet the dog. The crew includes, Sputnik the pig, a very knowledgeable reader; Haley, a rabbit, Comet's true peer and an athlete; Radar, the monkey, who is somewhat self-involved, Jet, a silent alligator whose gestures and expressions are his mode of communication, and Sal, a congenial three-eyed octopus who runs the counter in the Smoothie Shack, the space station cafe. While the space station supports the missions of a bizarre and diverse array of aliens, the Smoothie Shack is the hub of social interaction for the galaxy. There is always something happening at Astroblast! and everyone on the crew has plenty to learn to keep the community happy and on an even keel.
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 LAZYTOWN (KXAS 5.1 NBC)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT @ 11:30AM CT
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 and influencer 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 a zeppelin-like aircraft that hovers over 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 including 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 (KXAS 5.1 NBC)
List date and time rescheduled 02/27/2016 09:30 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 2016-02-27
Episode # ELZT305DH
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program LAZYTOWN (KXAS 5.1 NBC)
List date and time rescheduled 02/06/2016 09:30 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 2016-02-06
Episode # ELZT310DR1H
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #3

Questions Response
Title of Program LAZYTOWN (KXAS 5.1 NBC)
List date and time rescheduled 01/16/2016 09:30 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 2016-01-16
Episode # ELZT147DH
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #4

Questions Response
Title of Program LAZYTOWN (KXAS 5.1 NBC)
List date and time rescheduled 01/23/2016 09:30 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 2016-01-23
Episode # ELZT301DRH
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #5

Questions Response
Title of Program LAZYTOWN (KXAS 5.1 NBC)
List date and time rescheduled 01/02/2016 09:30 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 2016-01-02
Episode # ELZT141DRH
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #6

Questions Response
Title of Program LAZYTOWN (KXAS 5.1 NBC)
List date and time rescheduled 03/12/2016 09:30 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 2016-03-12
Episode # ELZT308DH
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #7

Questions Response
Title of Program LAZYTOWN (KXAS 5.1 NBC)
List date and time rescheduled 03/26/2016 09:30 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 2016-03-26
Episode # ELZT312DH
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (8 of 16) Response
Program Title RUFF RUFF TWEET & DAVE (KXAS 5.1 NBC)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT @ 10:00AM CT
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 a preschool adventure/activity show where the lead characters travel to faraway lands to have adventures with their guide, a hamster named Hatty. Ruff Ruff, the dog, is the most playful of the three; Tweet is a little bird who loves to fly and get creative with her suggestions; and Dave the Panda has a thing for bananas. Ruff Ruff, Tweet and Dave might go to the beach, or the mountains, or to strange lands with pillows everywhere; just the sort of place where imagination and logic come together. The settings are always brightly colored and beautiful. And their transport vehicles are Roly-pods, artful go-carts that fit on a spiral ramp that folds in and out of the Spin-Again, a colorful round spinning top with special compartments designed to anchor each vehicle right on the outside rim during the journey.
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 ARIEL & ZOEY & ELI TOO (KXAS 5.2 COZI TV)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat @ 9:30 AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Ariel & Zoey & Eli, Too (AZE2), a musical variety show that is driven by three siblings, empowers children to accomplish their goals and their dreams. AZE2 accomplishes this through interviewing people who excel in their profession and have a positive message for kids, introducing guests who perform different genres of music, and presenting musical performances by the cast members themselves. These cast musical performances show children they can write their own music and the importance of teamwork. Music on the show is produced by Emmy Award winner David Barrett. He and Brian Brill (another Emmy winner) ensure that the music is tailored for the young audience. All songs offer a positive message about life. Every episode begins with the song "Sweet Company which sends the positive message of friendship and ends with the singing of End of Another Day which encourages the viewer to stay optimistic about tomorrow. (Showplace TV Syndication)
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 RUFF RUFF TWEET & DAVE (KXAS 5.1 NBC)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUN @ 10:30 AM CT
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 a preschool adventure/activity show where the lead characters travel to faraway lands to have adventures with their guide, a hamster named Hatty. Ruff Ruff, the dog, is the most playful of the three; Tweet is a little bird who loves to fly and get creative with her suggestions; and Dave the Panda has a thing for bananas. Ruff Ruff, Tweet and Dave might go to the beach, or the mountains, or to strange lands with pillows everywhere; just the sort of place where imagination and logic come together. The settings are always brightly colored and beautiful. And their transport vehicles are Roly-pods, artful go-carts that fit on a spiral ramp that folds in and out of the Spin-Again, a colorful round spinning top with special compartments designed to anchor each vehicle right on the outside rim during the journey.
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 CLANGERS (KXAS 5.1 NBC)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT @ 11:00am CT
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. The 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 Postgate. 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 center of a dilemma that must be resolved within each episode. Strange visitors arrive out of nowhere and the Clangers have to figure out who 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 (12 of 16) Response
Program Title AQUA KIDS ADVENTURES II (KXAS 5.2 COZI TV)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT @ 10:00 AM CT
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. Aqua Kids provides a unique vehicle for young people to learn about the diversity of marine animals around the world, emphasizing the importance of preserving fragile aquatic habitats and encouraging children to take an active role in protecting the future of their community and the world. The program provides a window into the management and preservation of unique habitats and species through the eyes of kids and their hands-on collaboration with science researchers and educators. The messages delivered by Aqua Kids are given by a creative and resourceful host, Molly McKinney, whose scientific background is evident in the show. The other young hosts, whose ages range from pre-teen to late teens, are equally entertaining and informative. The young viewers identify with these young hosts and imagine themselves in the role of the scientist and as someone who could have a positive impact on the environment. The format of young student scientists presenting information on location in a variety of aquatic settings is both entertaining and informative. (Showplace TV Syndication)
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 PETS IN PARADISE (KXAS 5.2 COZI TV)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat @ 9:00 AM CT
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. Pets in Paradise TV is a weekly television show that explores the relationship between humans and animals. From surfing pigs, to ducks living inside the house, rescued dogs, and dogs that rescue humans, we look at the remarkable connections people have with their pets in one of the most beautiful places on Earth, Hawaii. Each week learn about these relationships and how they flourish in Paradise. The 30 minute show consists of compelling stories about people and their pets, information about pet health care, tips on pet training and much more. The show's goal is to help nurture relationships between pet owners and their companions. (Showplace TV Syndication)
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 NINA'S WORLD (KXAS 5.1 NBC)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUN @ 10:30 AM CT
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-old Latina, who lives in San Antonio, Texas with her parents, who own the local bakery, and her Abuela (grandmother). Her Tio (Uncle) Javier lives nearby and there are lots of different children and adults from several different cultures in the apartment complex and neighborhood where she lives. Nina's best friend is Star, a stuffed starfish pillow character brought to life by Nina's imagination. Each episode features Nina taking on a 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 (15 of 16) Response
Program Title EARTH TO LUNA (KXAS 5.1 NBC)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat @ 11:00am CT
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 Clive, 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 Clive 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 (16 of 16) Response
Program Title FLOOGALS (KXAS 5.1 NBC)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUN @ 10:00 AM CT
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--Fleeker, Flo and Boomer--who have been sent to earth to explore, investigate, discover and report their findings to their superiors at Floogal headquarters. The diminutive Floogals are no taller than a large safety pin and their visual perspective is literally the point of view of the show. With the multiple challenges of their size and ignorance of all things Hooman [that's Floogal-speak for human], the Floogals have a lot of work on their hands. 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 being 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

Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (1)

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Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (1 of 1) Response
Program Title 5 TALK STREET (KXAS 5.1 NBC AND KXAS 5.2 COZI TV)
Origination Local
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: SUN @ 11:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 3
Number of Preemptions 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 14 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Three (3) different episodes aired on the main digital channel of this locally produced show that interviews community leaders. The show educates and informs viewers regarding current affairs and encourages viewers to participate. Show #622 - The Community Affairs programming for NBC 5, Five Talk Street, aired on Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 11:30am. In this program, we discussed with Celebrity Chef Sarah Penrod about ZestFest and charity partner, Irving Cares. ZestFest is a festival filled with 'Hot and Spicy Connoisseurs' and celebrity chefs showcasing their talents at the Irving Convention Center. For the last 14 years, ZestFest has brought together the boldest, and often, the bravest foodies. Also, we discussed Education is Freedom educational workshops about financial aid. Education is Freedom is a local, school based program designed to improve the college-going orientation and transforms lives through education. Education is Freedom has helped over 100,000 students and their families complete the college process since 2002. We discussed The Cowtown Marathon, celebrating 38 years of running with over 28,000 runners. The Cowtown is a non-profit organization that promotes the importance of health and wellness in the community. The C.A.L.F. (Children's Activities for Life & Fitness) program is a prime example of how the Cowtown promotes health and wellness, by supporting the young from area schools and community centers, by providing training, race participation grants and running shoes to children in need. We discussed Cuisine for Healing's mission, which is to provide nutritious and delicious meals to cancer patients who cannot afford to pay for the food they need, for free. Cuisine for Healing's food program has served 14,500 meals in 2015, and volunteers have driven almost 30,000 miles delivering meals to the participants. We discussed, with Susan G. Komen Greater Fort Worth's representative, their mission to provided resources that will help women when facing breast cancer. Susan G. Komen Greater Fort Worth has also discussed their plan to run the first pilot program for 2016 in collaboration with the Moncrief Cancer Institute and Texas Health Resources mobile mammography units. The foundation has invested more than $889 million in research since 1982, making Komen the largest non-profit funder of breast cancer research outside of the U.S. government. Show #623 - The Community Affairs programming for NBC 5, Five Talk Street, aired on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 11:30am. In this program, we discussed the Art Past and Present: From a Black Artist Perspective Exhibit at SMU's George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum for Black History Month. The Bush Library and Museum wanted to team up with the Multicultural Arts Alliance to highlight and honor the artist's work and contribution to the cultural life of the community, and to engage and further educate students of all ages. Multicultural Arts Alliance's mission is to provide linkage, coordination and partnership between culturally diverse arts organizations. We discussed The Cowtown Marathon, celebrating 38 years of running with over 28,000 runners. The Cowtown is a non-profit organization that promotes the importance of health and wellness in the community. The C.A.L.F. (Children's Activities for Life & Fitness) program is a prime example of how The Cowtown promotes health and wellness, by supporting the youth from area schools and community centers by providing training, grants to participate in the races and running shoes to children in need. We discussed the 4th Annual Celebrity Spelling Bee benefiting Reading Partners North Texas. Reading Partners is an education non-profit organization that brings community volunteers into schools to work one-on-one with students in kindergarten through 4th grade, who are reading anywhere from a few months to 2.5 years behind grade level. This year's Celebrity Spelling Bee combines corporate support and community engagement with a splash of celebrity sizzle in support of Reading Partners' proven literacy intervention program. The evening event features prominent Dallas celebrities, such as NBC 5's Kristi Nelson on stage for a night of competition and celebration. We had a discussion with film and television actor Andra Fuller, who talks about his story on becoming an actor and what it takes to become one. Andra also advises viewers who want to be in the entertainment business to get up and get outside of Texas to find resources. We discussed DART Art, which is a student art contest provided by DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit). DART created the program in 1987 and it has been recognized within the transit industry for its innovation in reaching future riders. It is a way to engage young minds and introduce them to public transportation. Discover Student Art Contest is part of student's Transit Education Program to get students from Dallas and across North Texas to enter to have a chance to win and have their art featured at the Dallas Museum of Art. Show #624 - The Community Affairs programming for NBC 5, Five Talk Street, aired on Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 1130 am. In this program, we discussed Alzheimer's Association's Spring Symposium: Moving Forward in Care, Treatment and Research. The event is the largest regional education event dedicated to bringing the latest on Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. We discussed the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, which is a non-profit organization that consists of a 289-acre nature preserve and museum. The Heard's mission is to bring nature an people together to discover, enjoy, experience, restore and preserve our priceless environment and provides educational programs for all ages; particularly children. We discussed Cancer Support Community North Texas's Thrive luncheon, an event honoring NBC 5's Deanna Dewberry, who is a three-time cancer survivor. Cancer Support Community North Texas is about providing people dealing with a cancer diagnosis, from the patient to the family members at home, with the critical emotional and psycho-social support they not only need to survive, but to thrive. We discussed the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas's new Chief Cheer Officer, Shiloh. Shiloh is a career change animal who provides emotional and social support for the 1,800 families that the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas serves each year, while their children are receiving treatment for illnesses or injuries at Dallas hospitals. The Ronald McDonald House of Dallas has served as a home away from home for more than 36,000 families of seriously ill children who have traveled to Dallas seeking medical treatment in area hospitals. We had a discussion on the Walk Like MADD event, which is happening three times in the North Texas area. Walk Like MADD is the Mothers Against Drunk Driving annual 5k walk. It is designed to raise funds to end drunk driving. The walk is an opportunity for the community to come together to commit to no more victims. Funding from the walk will allow MADD to support and serve victims and survivors of drunk driving at no charge. They will also conduct research-based prevention and education programs to stop drunk driving and prevent underage drinking. Additional runs of these episodes aired on KXAS 5.2 COZI TV.
Does the program have educating and informing children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? No
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? No
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? No

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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 Brian L. Hocker
Address 4805 Amon Carter Blvd
City Fort Worth
State TX
Zip 76155
Telephone Number (817) 429-5555
Email Address brian.hocker@nbcuni.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) Attachment "A" (See Public File) - The station regularly airs PSAs specifically designed for children 16-years-old and under. Topics include, among other things: drug use prevention, fire safety for kids, the importance of eating healthy meals and ending gang violence. (B) Attachment "B" (See Online/Public File) - The station regularly airs news segments that focus on children-safety issues, medical advances, and other relevant issues. (C)Attachment "C" (See Public File) - Station employees had direct interaction with children of the community, on behalf of the station including presentations to school groups. (D) Attachment "D" (See Public File) - Network "Core" Programming Episodic Information--Digital. (E) Attachment "E" (See Public File) - Additional Network Children's Programming. (F) Attachment "F" (See Public File) - Network Public Service Schedule. The NBC Television Network regularly schedules PSA's targeted to children 16 and under. These PSA's are broadcast by KXAS. (G) Attachment "G" (See Public File) - NBC Network Non-Broadcast Efforts (H) Attachment "H" (See Public File) - NBC Network On-Air Promotional Efforts (I) Note that no information is included in the Analog sections of the Form 398. NBC5/KXAS main channel is 100% digital and there are no analog broadcasts. Main channel programming is identified in the above sections. (J) Due to sports coverage (NHL, golf, soccer, tennis), several kids programs aired outside of their normal time periods. All of these shows were made good and viewers were notified of the changes. See Section 10 for make good details.

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Program Title NINA'S WORLD (KXAS 5.1 NBC)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUN @ 10:30AM CT
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 old Latina, who lives in San Antonio, Texas with her parents, who own the local bakery, and her Abuela (grandmother). Her Tio (uncle) Javier lives nearby and there are lots of different children and adults from several different cultures in the apartment complex and neighborhood where she lives. Nina's best friend is Star, a stuffed starfish pillow character brought to life by Nina's imagination. Each episode features Nina taking on a 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 (2 of 11) Response
Program Title ASTROBLAST (KXAS 5.1 NBC)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT @ 10:30AM CT
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! is the space station and home of six animal characters in Bob Colar's book series of the same name. The space station is managed by an over-confident and exuberant commander, Comet the dog. The crew includes, Sputnik the pig, a very knowledgeable reader; Haley, a rabbit, Comet's true peer and an athlete; Radar, the monkey, who is somewhat self-involved, Jet, a silent alligator whose gestures and expressions are his mode of communication, and Sal, a congenial 3-eyed octopus who runs the counter in the Smoothie Shack, the space station cafe. While the space station supports the missions of a bizarre and diverse array of aliens, the Smoothie Shack is the hub of social interaction for the galaxy. There is always something happening at Astroblast! And everyone on the crew has plenty to learn to keep the community happy and on an even keel.
Other Matters (3 of 11) Response
Program Title NOODLE & DOODLE (KXAS 5.1 NBC)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT @ 11:30AM CT
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 (4 of 11) Response
Program Title AQUA KIDS ADVENTURES II (KXAS 5.2 COZI TV)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT @ 10:00AM CT
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. Aqua Kids provides a unique vehicle for young people to learn about the diversity of marine animals around the world, emphasizing the importance of preserving fragile aquatic habitats and encouraging children to take an active role in protecting the future of their community and the world. The program provides a window into the management and preservation of unique habitats and species through the eyes of kids and their hands-on collaboration with science researchers and educators. The messages delivered by Aqua Kids are given by a creative and resourceful host, Molly McKinney, whose scientific background is evident in the show. The other young hosts, whose ages range from pre-teen to late teens, are equally entertaining and informative. The young viewers identify with these young hosts and imagine themselves in the role of the scientist and as someone who could have a positive impact on the environment. The format of young student scientists presenting information on location in a variety of aquatic settings is both entertaining and informative. (Showplace TV Syndication)
Other Matters (5 of 11) Response
Program Title FLOOGALS (KXAS 5.1 NBC)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUN @ 10:00AM CT
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--Fleeker, Flo and Boomer--who have been sent to earth to explore, investigate, discover and report their findings to their superiors at Floogal headquarters. The diminutive Floogals are no taller than a large safety pin and their visual perspective is literally the point of view of the show. With the multiple challenges of their size and ignorance of all things Hooman [that's Floogal-speak for human], the Floogals have a lot of work on their hands. 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 being 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 (6 of 11) Response
Program Title ARIEL & ZOEY & ELI, TOO (KXAS 5.2 COZI TV)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT @ 9:30AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Ariel & Zoey & Eli, Too (AZE2), a musical variety show that is driven by three siblings, empowers children to accomplish their goals and their dreams. AZE2 accomplishes this through interviewing people who excel in their profession and have a positive message for kids, introducing guests who perform different genres of music, and presenting musical performances by the cast members themselves. These cast musical performances show children they can write their own music and the importance of teamwork. Music on the show is produced by Emmy Award winner David Barrett. He and Brian Brill (another Emmy winner) ensure that the music is tailored for the young audience. All songs offer a positive message about life. Every episode begins with the song "Sweet Company which sends the positive message of friendship and ends with the singing of End of Another Day which encourages the viewer to stay optimistic about tomorrow. (Showplace TV Syndication)
Other Matters (7 of 11) Response
Program Title RUFF RUFF, TWEET & DAVE (KXAS 5.1 NBC)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT @ 10:00AM CT
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 a preschool adventure/activity show where the lead characters travel to faraway lands to have adventures with their guide, a hamster named Hatty. Ruff Ruff, the dog, is the most playful of the three; Tweet is a little bird who loves to fly and get creative with her suggestions; and Dave the Panda has a thing for bananas. Ruff Ruff, Tweet and Dave might go to the beach, or the mountains, or to strange lands with pillows everywhere; just the sort of place where imagination and logic come together. The settings are always brightly colored and beautiful. And their transport vehicles are Roly-pods, artful go-carts that fit on a spiral ramp that folds in and out of the Spin-Again, a colorful round spinning top with special compartments designed to anchor each vehicle right on the outside rim during the journey.
Other Matters (8 of 11) Response
Program Title PETS IN PARADISE (KXAS 5.2 COZI TV)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT @ 9:00AM CT
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. Pets in Paradise TV is a weekly television show that explores the relationship between humans and animals. From surfing pigs, to ducks living inside the house, rescued dogs, and dogs that rescue humans, we look at the remarkable connections people have with their pets in one of the most beautiful places on Earth, Hawaii. Each week learn about these relationships and how they flourish in Paradise. The 30 minute show consists of compelling stories about people and their pets, information about pet health care, tips on pet training and much more. The show's goal is to help nurture relationships between pet owners and their companions. (Showplace TV Syndication)
Other Matters (9 of 11) Response
Program Title STEAL THE SHOW (KXAS 5.2 COZI)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT @ 10:30AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Steal the Show provides CORE programming in the areas music, music composition, the music recording process and musical instruments. Ariel, Zoey and Eli Engelbert of the EI program Ariel & Zoey & Eli, Too work to write and record an album with Grammy Winner Jim Peterik. All aspect of the process are covered - 1) Creating the melody, 2) writing the lyric, 3) creating harmonies, 4) developing instrumentals and 5) recording the song in the studio. With schools across the country cutting funding to music related programs, Steal the Show fills an important void. Students will be empowered with the knowledge and skills they will broaden and hone as they follow Ariel, Zoey and Eli on their journey with one of the most prominent songwriters of the past 20 years. (Showplace TV Syndication)
Other Matters (10 of 11) Response
Program Title THE NEW HOWDY DOODY SHOW (KXAS 5.2 COZI TV)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUN @ 9:00AM, 9:30AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Howdy Doody is a 1975 series which is known to its viewers for Buffalo Bob in his cowboy attire and a cast of human characters such as Clarabell the Clown and Chief Thunderthud as well as puppets (i.e., Howdy Doody, Dilly Dally, Flub-a-Dub, etc.). Children sat on stage in the Peanut Gallery, thus making this show a forerunner of interactive programming we enjoy today. The primary value of the series is to educate and entertain elementary school-aged children. In addition, both older children and monitoring adults will find this series amusing and quite charming as Howdy Doody is a timeless character who has an interactive quality. Educationally, the series offers opportunities for parents and teachers to teach lessons related to language, character development, science, and listening skills.
Other Matters (11 of 11) Response
Program Title THE CHICA SHOW (KXAS 5.1 NBC)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT @ 11:00AM CT
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, judgment, and interpersonal 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 that it takes hard work and practice to become proficient at different skills.

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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.

FAILURE TO SIGN THIS APPLICATION MAY RESULT IN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION AND FORFEITURE OF ANY FEES PAID

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.

Brian Hocker

VP, Programming, Research and Digital Media


04/08/2016

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