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

FRN:
0002710192
File Number:
0000014961
Submit Date:
10/06/2016
Call Sign:
WRTV
Facility ID:
40877
City:
INDIANAPOLIS
State:
IN
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Superceded
Status Date:
11/17/2016
Filing Status:
Inactive



Report reflects information for : Third 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

SCRIPPS MEDIA, INC.

Doing Business As: SCRIPPS MEDIA, INC.

David Giles

312 WALNUT STREET

28TH FLOOR

CINCINNATI, OH 45202

United States

+1 (513) 977-3000

DAVE.GILES@SCRIPPS.COM

Company

Contact Representatives (2)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

KENNETH C. HOWARD , JR. .

BAKER & HOSTETLER LLP

1050 CONNECTICUT AVENUE, NW

SUITE 1100

WASHINGTON, DC 20036

United States

+1 (202) 861-1580

KHOWARD@BAKERLAW.COM

Legal Representative

BENJAMIN PIDEK, P.E.

CONSULTING ENGINEER

MID-STATE CONSULTANTS

PO Box 430

LENNON, MI 48449

United States

+1 (810) 621-5656

BPIDEK@MSCON.COM

Technical Representative

Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Network Affiliation
Affiliated network ABC
Nielsen DMA Indianapolis
Web Home Page Address www.theindychannel.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 504.0
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: 9.0
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(19)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 19) Response
Program Title Go For It (channel 6.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 7:30-8am ET
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. "Go For It!" is a half hour weekly television program produced to educate and inform children 13-16 years of age. Each episode contains teams of children competing in a variety of educational and athletic activities, including trivia and athletic competitions. Trivia competitions require children to use their math, science, history, and geography skills to defeat the opposing team and win prizes. Athletic competitions encourage children to stay physically fit and healthy. Sports celebrities offer facts and advice on subjects such as nutrition, training, and motivation. With each weekly half hour episode, "go For It!" brings relevant life-messages to kids in a fast paced format designed to encourage learning, participation, and competition.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 19) Response
Program Title Animal Outtakes (channel 6.3 LAFF TV)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 11:30am-12:00 pm (7/2-9/3/16)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 10
Total times aired 10
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. Animal Outtakes host Marsha Panuce visits all types of animal sanctuaries and zoos in the United States to explore the world of animals, from camels to lemurs, from rhinos to handicapped pets. Viewers learn about the care and living habitats of these various animals and how they survive in the animal kingdom.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 19) Response
Program Title Swap TV (channel 6.3 LAFF TV)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 10:30am-11:00am & 12:30-1:00pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Total times aired 26
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. SWAP TV is a weekly half hour television series about two teenagers from different backgrounds swapping lives for a weekend.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 19) Response
Program Title Sea Rescue (channel 6.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/11-11:30am ET
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. Sea Rescue will feature the rescue, rehabilitation and - in many instances - release of wildlife back into the ocean. In demonstrating the welfare and medical benefits that rescue and rehabilitation programs provide animals, Sea Rescue will leave its audience inspired by real-life stories and with a fuller understanding of the rich array of sea life with which we share our planet. Viewers will also learn that there's a reciprocal benefit:rescued animals provide valuable insight into their biology and ecology!
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 19) Response
Program Title The Wildlife Docs (channel 6.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/ 11:30-Noon ET
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The half-hour weekly series, The Wildlife Docs, produced for ages 13-16 follows the surprising, exotic, and challenging lives of a veterinary staff that cares for over 2,000 animals. From nutrition to treatments, x-rays to surgery, preventative care to emergencies, this educational and information program will allow viewers to witness a kaleidoscope of wild experiences through the eyes of our Veterinary Team. Unpredictable events unfold giving viewers a glimpse of the enormity, variety, and quality of treatment that sets the standard for animal care.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 19) Response
Program Title Born to Explore (channel 6.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 12:30-1:00 pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 9
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 4
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 4
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 4
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. Developed and produced for 13-16 year olds, the world's cultures and its geographical wonders come alive as the youngest president in Explorers Club history, Richard Wiese, takes viewers on a globetrotting adventure. While developed for 13-16 year olds, "Born to Explore" is engaging for the whole family. In this weekly half-hour series, Richard Wiese takes the role of the ultimate Social Studies teacher to a new level, bringing the viewing audience to the places and people of our world who form our cultures. Whether he climbs Mount Kilimanjaro, explores why people live at the base of an active volcano, or travels down the Nile River, viewers will travel the world without leaving their homes.
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 Born to Explore (channel 6.1)
List date and time rescheduled 09/25/2016 01:30 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2016-09-24
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Born to Explore (channel 6.1)
List date and time rescheduled 09/11/2016 01:30 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2016-09-10
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #3

Questions Response
Title of Program Born to Explore (channel 6.1)
List date and time rescheduled 09/18/2016 01:30 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2016-09-17
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #4

Questions Response
Title of Program Born to Explore (channel 6.1)
List date and time rescheduled 09/04/2016 01:30 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2016-09-03
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (7 of 19) Response
Program Title Exploration with Richard Wiese (channel 6.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 9-9:30 am ET & 9:30am-10:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Total times aired 26
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Exploration with Richard Wiese" inspires the true explorer in each of us. Join explorer Richard Wiese in this half-hour thrill ride for children aged 13-16 that ignites the sense in extreme expeditions captured throughout the world. By using amazing technology, secret wonders of the world and beyond will be revealed while we preserve our instinct to explore. In each episode, cameras follow Richard to the nearest and farthest corners of the world as he explores the land, the air, and the sea with intrepid curiosity. As an experienced science journalist and former president of the world renowned Explorer's Club, Richard Wiese has the experience and credentials to introduce viewers to places, people, and things they may have never seen before.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 19) Response
Program Title Missing (channel 6.4 Escape TV)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 10-10:30am & 12:30-1:00 pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Total times aired 26
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Missing profiles the cases of missing children and adults and offers internet safety tips and an instructional message from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 19) Response
Program Title Animal Tails (channel 6.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 8-8:30am ET
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. "Animal Tails" is a half-hour educational, studio-base variety show for children 13-16 years of age. This half-hour weekly series highlights various features of the animal kingdom, from household pets to exotic wildlife. Animal lovers of all ages learn about the different creatures of our planet on this informative yet ntertaining program. Hosted by comedian Mark Curry, "Animal Tails" explores and investigates animals of all sizes from al sorts of locations. From uncovering the unique ways different animals communicate with each other to discovering how police teams train their canine partners, "Animal Tails" provides a unique and education experience for children and their parents.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 19) Response
Program Title Danger Rangers (channel 6.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 7-7:30am ET
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 3 years to 8 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Danger Rangers" is an animated television series for children three to eight years of age. Each episode follows the adventures of a relatable group of animal, superhero characters whose mission is to keep children safe by educating them on how to avoid or reduce their risk of being injured around fire, water, poisons, cars, and any number of other potential hazards that children could encounter in their daily lives. "Danger Rangers" inspires viewers to adopt proactive attitudes and behaviors related to their personal safety in order to reduce preventable accidents, the leading cause of death and permanent disability for young children. The "Danger Rangers" mission is to use education to empower children to "Think Safe, Play Safe & Be Safe."
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (11 of 19) Response
Program Title Animal Tails (channel 6.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 8:30-9am ET
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. "Animal Tails" is a half-hour educational, studio-base variety show for children 13-16 years of age. This half-hour weekly series highlights various features of the animal kingdom, from household pets to exotic wildlife. Animal lovers of all ages learn about the different creatures of our planet on this informative yet entertaining program. Hosted by comedian Mark Curry, "Animal Tails" explores and investigates animals of all sizes from all sorts of locations. From uncovering the unique ways different animals communicate with each other to discovering how police teams train their canine partners, "Animal Tails" provides a unique and education experience for children and their parents.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (12 of 19) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown (channel 6.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 10-10:30am ET
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Wildlife expert and animal ambassador, Jack Hanna, brings the viewer face-to-face with the best of the beasts. In this weekly half-hour series that will engage viewers 13-16, as well as the whole family, Jack highlights his favorite animals and adventures from around the world. Presented in countdown style, jack offers up a different 'top ten' each week in a variety of categories. What are the top ten 'fastest animals in Africa,' 'tallest insects,' 'biggest eaters,' 'smartest birds'...Jack will answer all of these questions and more. As Jack reveals the categories, he gives further insights and interesting facts about the animals allowing viewers of all ages the opportunity to be entertained as well as learn more about the fascinating animal kingdom in "Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown."
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (13 of 19) Response
Program Title Make: Television (channel 6.3 LAFF TV)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 11:00-11:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. DIY series for a new generation. It celebrates "Makers", the inventors, artists, geeks and just plain everyday folks who mix new and old technology to create new-fangled marvels.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (14 of 19) Response
Program Title Eco Company (channel 6.3 LAFF TV)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 10:00am-10:30am & 12:00pm-12:30pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Total times aired 26
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. A whole new generation has made the environment, climate change and going green their cause. Eco Company was created to chronicle the passions of this new generation and to answer their questions. Eco Company is a national TV show hosted by a dynamic and diverse group of teens who combine their natural curiosity with their enthusiasm for preserving the planet they will inherit.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (15 of 19) Response
Program Title Teen Kids News (channel 6.4 Escape TV)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 10:30-11:00am & 11:30am-12:00pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Total times aired 26
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Teen Kids News is an Emmy Award winning half hour weekly TV show that is informative, educational and fun!
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (16 of 19) Response
Program Title Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin (channel 6.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/10:30-11am ET
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The half-hour weekly series, "Ocean Mysteries" offers a fresh approach tothe quest for aquatic understanding by blending stories of fascinating sea creatures, comparisons to popular land animals and analogies to human experience. Hosted by Jeff Corwin, "Ocean Mysteries" is produced for ages 13-16, and beyond by showing how animals share the same behaviors, challenges and triumphs that humans do. From exciting rescues of abandoned animals to unexpected conflicts in the 'family dynamics' of the mingling species, viewers will get to know - and care - about these heroes, and all of the fascinating life teeming in our oceans.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (17 of 19) Response
Program Title Word Travels (channel 6.4 Escape TV)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 11-11:30 am and 12-12:30 pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Total times aired 26
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. While travelling to exotic locations and writing about enlightening experiences may sound like an adventurous occupation, the life of a travel writer is not always as glamorous as it seems. Filmed in 36 countries across six continents, each half hour episode reveals the real story of professional travel journalism, the truth behind the byline, and reinvents the way travel shows are currently presented.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (18 of 19) Response
Program Title Rock the Park (channel 6.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 12-12:30 pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 9
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 4
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 4
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 4
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. Rock the Park is a weekly half-hour series produced and designed to educate and inform children 13-16 years of age and taps into America's love affair with our national parks. In this awe-inspiring and entertaining series our hosts, Jack Steward and Colton Smith, come face to face with nature and some of the most amazing places on earth. Viewers will witness the fascinating underwater world of Dry Tortugas National Park in Florida, which is home to the world's most unique coral and marine life. They'll watch as Jack and Colton raft their way through Alaska's remote Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve, spotting the region's famous brown bears. Viewers will reach new heights as Jack and Colton embark on their biggest climbing challenge yet - The Grand Teton in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park.
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 Rock the Park (channel 6.1)
List date and time rescheduled 09/04/2016 01:00 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2016-09-03
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Rock the Park (channel 6.1)
List date and time rescheduled 09/11/2016 01:00 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2016-09-10
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #3

Questions Response
Title of Program Rock the Park (channel 6.1)
List date and time rescheduled 09/18/2016 01:00 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2016-09-17
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #4

Questions Response
Title of Program Rock the Park (channel 6.1)
List date and time rescheduled 09/25/2016 01:00 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2016-09-24
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (19 of 19) Response
Program Title Reluctantly Healthy (channel 6.3 LAFF TV)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 11:30am-12pm (9/10-9/24/16)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 3
Total times aired 3
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. RELUCTANTLY HEALTHY features Judy Greer's unique perspective on trying to live a healthy life, and is based on her long-running Yahoo! series of the same name, exploring a wide range of subjects, from eating healthy meals to exercise trends. Healthy eating and recipes, fun and easy ways to incorporate daily exercise, and interesting and new activities that the whole family can enjoy are featured in this live action television program. Whether it be constant travel, working long hours, multiple after school activities, or the perceived notion of not having time to focus on nutritious food choices, host Judy Greer and her team of experts will show families and viewers how to stay healthy on-the-go. Judy shows how it's easy to stay happy and healthy through exercise and eating well. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (0)

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Sponsored Core Programming (0)

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Liaison Contact

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Question Response
Does the Licensee publicize the existence and location of the station's Children's Television Programming Reports (FCC 398) as required by 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3526(e)(11)(iii)? Yes
Name of children's programming liaison Seth Keever
Address 1330 N. Meridian St.
City Indianapolis
State IN
Zip 46202
Telephone Number (317) 269-1481
Email Address seth.keever@wrtv.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. WRTV supported the community by participating in many volunteer efforts across the city. Station employees volunteered at several community events including visits to classrooms by RTV6 Meteorologists, and providing tours of the station to school and youth groups. RTV6 sponsored a local speaker series with a partnership with Indianapolis Public Schools to provide tickets to students. RTV6 also held weather talks for youth at area library branches. These talks are given by RTV6 meteorologists and are targeted to 6-11 year olds. RTV6 also donated station tours to non-profits and schools to use in fundraisers. Many station on-air personalities donated their time to local charities as emcees for fundraising events.

Other Matters (19)

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Other Matters (1 of 19) Response
Program Title Sea Rescue (channel 6.2 GRIT)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 12:00-12:30 pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
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. Sea Rescue will feature the rescue, rehabilitation and - in many instances - release of wildlife back into the ocean. In demonstrating the welfare and medical benefits that rescue and rehabilitation programs provide animals, Sea Rescue will leave its audience inspired by real-life stories and with a fuller understanding of the rich array of sea life with which we share our planet. Viewers will also learn that there's a reciprocal benefit: rescued animals provide valuable insight into their biology and ecology!
Other Matters (2 of 19) Response
Program Title Teen Kids News (Channel 6.4 Escape TV)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 10:30-11:00am & 11:30-12:00pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 28
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. Teen Kids News is an Emmy Award winning half hour weekly TV show that is informative, educational and fun!
Other Matters (3 of 19) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures (channel 6.3 LAFF TV)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 10-10:30 am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. In each episode the cameras 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. Jack conveys a sense of hand-on, experiential learning that is essential to a positive learning process. His enthusiasm for the animals is contagious and his content is informative without the audience feeling that they are being "taught." The show offers its young audience the opportunity to understand our environment, particularly the delicate balance between nature and development. As a result, viewers can develop the ability to make decisions on environmental issues and take responsible action on behalf of the environment. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (4 of 19) Response
Program Title Word Travels (Channel 6.4 Escape TV)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 11:00am-11:30am & 12:00-12:30pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 28
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. While traveling to exotic locations and writing about enlightening experiences may sound like an adventurous occupation, the life of a travel writer is not always as glamorous as it seems. Filed in 36 countries across six continents, each half hour episode reveals the real story of professional travel journalism, the truth behind the byline, and reinvents the way travel shows are currently presented.
Other Matters (5 of 19) Response
Program Title Rock the Park (channel 6.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 1:00-1:30 PM
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. Rock the Park is a weekly half-hour series produced and designed to educate and inform children 13-16 years of age and taps into America's love affair with our national parks. In this awe-inspiring and entertaining series our hosts, Jack Steward and Colton Smith, come face to face with nature and some of the most amazing places on earth. Viewers will witness the fascinating underwater world of Dry Tortugas National Park in Florida, which is home to the world's most unique coral and marine life. They'll watch as Jack and Colton raft their way through Alaska's remote Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve, spotting the region's famous brown bears. Viewers will reach new heights as Jack and Colton embark on their biggest climbing challenge yet - The Grand Teton in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park.
Other Matters (6 of 19) Response
Program Title Sea Rescue (channel 6.2 GRIT)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 11:30am - 12:00 pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
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. Sea Rescue will feature the rescue, rehabilitation and - in many instances - release of wildlife back into the ocean. In demonstrating the welfare and medical benefits that rescue and rehabilitation programs provide animals, Sea Rescue will leave its audience inspired by real-life stories and with a fuller understanding of the rich array of sea life with which we share our planet. Viewers will also learn that there's a reciprocal benefit: rescued animals provide valuable insight into their biology and ecology!
Other Matters (7 of 19) Response
Program Title Outback Adventures with Tim Faulkner (channel 6.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 1:30-2:00 pm
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. OUTBACK ADVENTURES is hosted by wildlife expert Tim Faulkner. Viewers will be provided an eye-opening experience as Tim, animal expert and wildlife park operations manager, showcases the beauty and wonder of the natural world. Audiences will be brought closer to the natural world as Tim explores the habitats and adventures of creatures of all sizes, including a giant Galapagos tortoise, a baby wombat, the flying fox, and even a newly discovered species of birds. While the shows are exciting, Faulkner always tempers his sense of adventure with respect for boundaries and safety, especially around animals. The program contains important messages about environmental stewardship while fostering a fascination with the outdoor world. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (8 of 19) Response
Program Title Sea Rescue (channel 6.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 11:00am-11:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
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. Hosted by Matt Gutman and premiering this Saturday, Sea Rescue will feature the rescue, rehabilitation and - in many instances - release of wildlife back into the ocean. In demonstrating the welfare and medical benefits that rescue and rehabilitation programs provide animals, Sea Rescue will leave its audience inspired by real-life stories and with a fuller understanding of the rich array of sea life with which we share our planet. Viewers will also learn that there's a reciprocal benefit: rescued animals provide valuable insight into their biology and ecology!
Other Matters (9 of 19) Response
Program Title Missing (channel 6.4 Escape TV)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 10:00-10:30am & 12:30-1:00pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 28
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Missing profiles the cases of missing children and adults and offers internet safety tips and an instructional message from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Other Matters (10 of 19) Response
Program Title The Brady Barr Experience (channel 6.2 GRIT)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 11:00-11:30 am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
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. Herpetologist Dr. Brady Barr has traveled to five continents and worked with hundreds of scientists while encountering some of the world's most intriguing amphibious predators. Brady's life's work has been to protect these extraordinary animals and he takes his viewers along on his journey.
Other Matters (11 of 19) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown (channel 6.2 GRIT)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 10:00-10:30 am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
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. Wildlife expert and animal ambassador, Jack Hanna, brings the viewer face-to-face with the best of the beasts. In this weekly half-hour series that will engage viewers 13-16, as well as the whole family, Jack highlights his favorite animals and adventures from around the world. Presented in countdown style, Jack offers up a different "top ten" each week in a variety of categories. What are the top ten fastest animals in Africa, tallest insects, biggest eaters, smartest birds...Jack will answer all of these questions and more. As Jack reveals the categories, he gives further insights and interesting facts about the animals allowing viewers of all ages the opportunity to be entertained as well as learn more about the fascinating animal kingdom in Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown.
Other Matters (12 of 19) Response
Program Title Food For Thought (channel 6.3 LAFF TV)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 12:00 & 12:30 pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 28
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. Young, enthusiastic and passionate about food, Claire Thomas is the host who opens viewers' eyes to how everyday life can inspire culinary creations in FOOD FOR THOUGHT. Each episode informs and educates teens about the power of food as a tool for exploring new places, meeting new people and learning about different cultures. Claire serves as a role model for 13-16-year-old viewers by showing her passion for her family, life, and healthy living by sharing stories in the kitchen. Creative inspiration can come from any place at any time - sometimes from family, sometimes from friends, or even from bloggers needing her help. Based on her unique perspective gathered throughout each episode, Claire will teach the audience how to prepare the "inspired" dish while promoting a healthy attitude towards food and life. Clare shops for her ingredients and shows viewers how to look for good buys. She also explains what the essentials are for a beginner kitchen. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (13 of 19) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown (channel 6.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 10-10:30am ET
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
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. Wildlife expert and animal ambassador, Jack Hanna, brings the viewer face-to-face with the best of the beasts. In this weekly half-hour series that will engage viewers 13-16, as well as the whole family, Jack highlights his favorite animals and adventures from around the world. Presented in countdown style, jack offers up a different 'top ten' each week in a variety of categories. What are the top ten 'fastest animals in Africa,' 'tallest insects,' 'biggest eaters,' 'smartest birds'...Jack will answer all of these questions and more. As Jack reveals the categories, he gives further insights and interesting facts about the animals allowing viewers of all ages the opportunity to be entertained as well as learn more about the fascinating animal kingdom in "Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown."
Other Matters (14 of 19) Response
Program Title Rock the Park (channel 6.2 GRIT)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 12:30-1:00 pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
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. Rock the Park is a weekly half-hour series produced and designed to educate and inform children 13-16 years of age and taps into America's love affair with our national parks. In this awe-inspiring and entertaining series our hosts, Jack Steward and Colton Smith, come face to face with nature and some of the most amazing places on earth. Viewers will witness the fascinating underwater world of Dry Tortugas National Park in Florida, which is home to the world's most unique coral and marine life. They'll watch as Jack and Colton raft their way through Alaska's remote Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve, spotting the region's famous brown bears. Viewers will reach new heights as Jack and Colton embark on their biggest climbing challenge yet - The Grand Teton in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park.
Other Matters (15 of 19) Response
Program Title Outback Adventures with Tim Faulkner (channel 6.3 LAFF TV)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 10:30 & 11:00 am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 28
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. OUTBACK ADVENTURES is hosted by wildlife expert Tim Faulkner. Viewers will be provided an eye-opening experience as Tim, animal expert and wildlife park operations manager, showcases the beauty and wonder of the natural world. Audiences will be brought closer to the natural world as Tim explores the habitats and adventures of creatures of all sizes, including a giant Galapagos tortoise, a baby wombat, the flying fox, and even a newly discovered species of birds. While the shows are exciting, Faulkner always tempers his sense of adventure with respect for boundaries and safety, especially around animals. The program contains important messages about environmental stewardship while fostering a fascination with the outdoor world. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (16 of 19) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown (channel 6.2 GRIT)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 10:30-11:00 am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
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. Wildlife expert and animal ambassador, Jack Hanna, brings the viewer face-to-face with the best of the beasts. In this weekly half-hour series that will engage viewers 13-16, as well as the whole family, Jack highlights his favorite animals and adventures from around the world. Presented in countdown style, Jack offers up a different "top ten" each week in a variety of categories. What are the top ten fastest animals in Africa, tallest insects, biggest eaters, smartest birds...Jack will answer all of these questions and more. As Jack reveals the categories, he gives further insights and interesting facts about the animals allowing viewers of all ages the opportunity to be entertained as well as learn more about the fascinating animal kingdom in Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown.
Other Matters (17 of 19) Response
Program Title The Wildlife Docs (channel 6.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 11:30am-Noon
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The half-hour weekly series, The Wildlife Docs, produced for ages 13-16 follows the surprising, exotic, and challenging lives of a veterinary staff that cares for over 2,000 animals. From nutrition to treatments, x-rays to surgery, preventative care to emergencies, this educational and information program will allow viewers to witness a kaleidoscope of wild experiences through the eyes of our Veterinary Team. Unpredictable events unfold giving viewers a glimpse of the enormity, variety, and quality of treatment that sets the standard for animal care.
Other Matters (18 of 19) Response
Program Title Reluctantly Healthy (channel 6.3 LAFF TV)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 11:30 am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
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. RELUCTANTLY HEALTHY features Judy Greer's unique perspective on trying to live a healthy life, and is based on her long-running Yahoo! series of the same name, exploring a wide range of subjects, from eating healthy meals to exercise trends. Healthy eating and recipes, fun and easy ways to incorporate daily exercise, and interesting and new activities that the whole family can enjoy are featured in this live action television program. Whether it be constant travel, working long hours, multiple after school activities, or the perceived notion of not having time to focus on nutritious food choices, host Judy Greer and her team of experts will show families and viewers how to stay healthy on-the-go. Judy shows how it's easy to stay happy and healthy through exercise and eating well. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (19 of 19) Response
Program Title Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin (channel 6.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 10:30-11am ET
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
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. Produced for viewers age 13-16, and the whole family, Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin is hosted by Emmy award-winning television host Jeff Corwin. In this weekly half-hour series, Jeff embarks on journeys to fascinating global locations most people have only dreamed fo visiting. Each episode brings Jeff to a unique area of the world where he will explore the area's natural wonders to bring viewers closer to nature, wildlife and manmade treasures. From mountain climbs to deep sea dives, helicopter rides and glacier treks, Jeff brings young audiences on the inspirational trip of a lifetime.

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Creative Services Director


10/06/2016

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