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

FRN:
0018223693
File Number:
0000020413
Submit Date:
01/09/2017
Call Sign:
WWBT
Facility ID:
30833
City:
RICHMOND
State:
VA
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
01/09/2017
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Fourth 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

WWBT LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC

Doing Business As: WWBT LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC

RSA TOWER, 20TH FLOOR

201 MONROE STREET

MONTGOMERY, AL 36104

United States

+1 (334) 206-1400

fcclms@raycommedia.com

Company

Contact Representatives (2)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Ann Bobeck , Esq .

Legal Counsel

COVINGTON & BURLING LLP

One CityCenter

850 Tenth Street, NW

WASHINGTON, DC 20001

United States

+1 (202) 662-5719

abobeck@cov.com

Legal Representative

Robert E. Thurber , Jr. .

Vice President, Engineering

Raycom Media, Inc.

RSA Tower, 20th Floor

201 Monroe Street

Montgomery, AL 36104

United States

+1 (334) 206-1409

bthurber@raycommedia.com

Technical Representative

Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Network Affiliation
Affiliated network NBC
Nielsen DMA Richmond-Petersburg
Web Home Page Address www.nbc12.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 336.0
State the average number of hours per week of Core Programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream. See 47 C.F.R. Section 73.671: 6.0
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(15)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 15) Response
Program Title Living Greener (Escape channel 12.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 11:00am (10/01/16-12/31/16)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Total times aired 14
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. "Living Greener" serves the educational and informational needs of children 13 to 16 years of age with its program content, including the importance of understanding our environment and showcasing the latest innovations to help make the planet more eco-friendly. The series travels around the world to show how people and nations are addressing today's environmental problems and how they are seeking solutions. Stories range from how solar power is helping African villagers to using hydrogen cars to monitoring greenhouse gases. The series expands a teenager viewer's knowledge of the environment and how other people around the world are dealing with such issues as pollution and other environmental problems. At the same time, the series examines current and future eco-friendly ideas and practices. The program is educational, informative, and entertaining, while providing teen viewers with specific examples of showing how people from various places are trying to live greener.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 15) Response
Program Title Naturally, Danny Seo (NBC channel 12.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 11:30am (10/01/16-12/31/16)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 14
Number of Preemptions 1
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 1
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Naturally, Danny Seo is an educational series for young people and their families seeking a healthier lifestyle by learning the science behind eating well and exercising your mind and body while caring for our planet. Host Danny Seo is America's leading authority on eco-friendly living. Danny has devoted his career to the idea that caring for the environment can go hand-in-hand with enjoying time with family and friends and sharing delicious and healthy meals while creating a healthy and environmentally friendly home.
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 Naturally, Danny Seo (NBC channel 12.1)
List date and time rescheduled 10/16/2016 12:30 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 2016-10-01
Episode # 101
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (3 of 15) Response
Program Title Living Greener (Escape channel 12.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 10:30am (10/01/16-12/31/16)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Total times aired 14
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. "Living Greener" serves the educational and informational needs of children 13 to 16 years of age with its program content, including the importance of understanding our environment and showcasing the latest innovations to help make the planet more eco-friendly. The series travels around the world to show how people and nations are addressing today's environmental problems and how they are seeking solutions. Stories range from how solar power is helping African villagers to using hydrogen cars to monitoring greenhouse gases. The series expands a teenager viewer's knowledge of the environment and how other people around the world are dealing with such issues as pollution and other environmental problems. At the same time, the series examines current and future eco-friendly ideas and practices. The program is educational, informative, and entertaining, while providing teen viewers with specific examples of showing how people from various places are trying to live greener.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 15) Response
Program Title Uncaged (Escape channel 12.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 11:30am (10/01/16-12/31/16)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Total times aired 14
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. UNCAGED serves the educational and informational needs of children 13 to 16 years of age with its program content, including exploring the world of various wild animals and the importance of understanding these wild critters in the animal kingdom. The series travels around the world to learn about different species and their habitats. The series explores all types of wild animals in their own environment and how they survive from whales to orangutans, to turtles, penguins and many more animals. Teenage viewers learn about the living habits of these various critters and why some may be on their way to extinction. Each episode provides detailed explanations of the different animal species and helps viewers understand their daily lives.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 15) Response
Program Title Heart of a Champion with Lauren Thompson (NBC channel 12.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 12:30pm (10/01/16-12/31/16)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 4
Total times aired 14
Number of Preemptions 10
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 10
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 10
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. Heart of a Champion with Lauren Thompson features the powerful and inspiring stories of successful athletes who exemplify what it really means to be a champion. Hosted by Lauren Thompson, host of Golf Channel's "Morning Drive", "Heart of a Champion with Lauren Thompson" introduces audiences to professional and amateur athletes who have overcome obstacles to ultimately achieve transcendent moments in the world of sports. Heart of a Champion with Lauren Thompson proves that a champion is not only defined by their speed, strength and agility, but also by their grit, resiliency and heart.
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 Heart of a Champion with Lauren Thompson (NBC channel 12.1)
List date and time rescheduled 11/26/2016 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 2016-11-26
Episode # 101
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Heart of a Champion with Lauren Thompson (NBC channel 12.1)
List date and time rescheduled 12/03/2016 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 2016-12-03
Episode # 103
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #3

Questions Response
Title of Program Heart of a Champion with Lauren Thompson (NBC channel 12.1)
List date and time rescheduled 12/31/2016 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 2016-12-31
Episode # 107
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #4

Questions Response
Title of Program Heart of a Champion with Lauren Thompson (NBC channel 12.1)
List date and time rescheduled 10/22/2016 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 2016-10-22
Episode # 104
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #5

Questions Response
Title of Program Heart of a Champion with Lauren Thompson (NBC channel 12.1)
List date and time rescheduled 12/17/2016 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 2016-12-17
Episode # 105
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #6

Questions Response
Title of Program Heart of a Champion with Lauren Thompson (NBC channel 12.1)
List date and time rescheduled 10/23/2016 12:00 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 2016-10-01
Episode # 101
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #7

Questions Response
Title of Program Heart of a Champion with Lauren Thompson (NBC channel 12.1)
List date and time rescheduled 11/19/2016 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 2016-11-19
Episode # 108
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #8

Questions Response
Title of Program Heart of a Champion with Lauren Thompson (NBC channel 12.1)
List date and time rescheduled 10/15/2016 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 2016-10-15
Episode # 103
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #9

Questions Response
Title of Program Heart of a Champion with Lauren Thompson (NBC channel 12.1)
List date and time rescheduled 10/29/2016 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 2016-10-29
Episode # 105
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #10

Questions Response
Title of Program Heart of a Champion with Lauren Thompson (NBC channel 12.1)
List date and time rescheduled 12/10/2016 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 2016-12-10
Episode # 104
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (6 of 15) Response
Program Title Missing (Escape channel 12.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 12:30pm (10/01/16-12/31/16)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Total times aired 14
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. Without overstating any dangers, this program educates children of all ages as well as their parents as to what possible dangers exist to their safety, and illustrates specific ways of dealing with them, via the show's safety tips. As such, it will give children a sense that they have the power and means to protect themselves when away from watchful eyes.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 15) Response
Program Title Beakman's World (Me-TV channel 12.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 8:00am and 8:30am (10/02/16-12/25/16)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Total times aired 26
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This live-action series based on the comic strip by Jok Church features Beakman as the slightly nutty but never boring scientist who leads a journey of discovery while performing experiments that demonstrate how the world works. The entire series deals with science and the task of making science accessible and understandable. It offers scientific content, scientific theories, the vocabulary and facts of science and the processes of scientific thinking. The scientific content of "Beakman's World" overlaps with a significant number of the standards for science education that are prevalent in the curricula of today's schools. Children in the target age group of 13 to 16 years of age will be in the 7th to 10th grades. At those grade levels, experts in science education and the developmental needs of that age group recommend that these children should focus learning on the physical sciences and the life sciences along with learning the processes of investigation and experimentation. Topics are addressed with cutting-edge humor and state-of-the-art visuals that make learning fun.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 15) Response
Program Title Bill Nye, the Science Guy (Me-TV channel 12.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 9:00am and 9:30am (10/02/16-12/25/16)
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. The award-winning and "way-cool" scientist Bill Nye knows how to get kids fired up about science. From Earth science to complex discussions on genetics, Bill Nye's enthusiasm for all things science is contagious. The series is informative and speaks to the age appropriate educational interests of the 13-16 age group. A wide variety of science topics are covered on the program including physics, geology, biology, astronomy, meteorology and climatology. The series offers suggestions to students for practical applications of science in real-life situations.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 15) Response
Program Title Mystery Hunters (Me-TV channel 12.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 7:00am and 7:30am (10/02/16-12/25/16)
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. Mystery Hunters explores some of the world's greatest myths and mysteries. Combining on-site reporting and exciting adventures, the Mystery Hunters uses science and reasoning to try to uncover the truth. The program teaches children how to gather facts, meet with experts, debunk common myths, and offer explanations for legends. The Mystery Hunters are Araya and Christina, regular kids with inquisitive minds, who travel the globe to investigate the sites and delve into the tales which have baffled people throughout the ages - looking for the Loch Ness Monster, unraveling a smelly mummy, searching for Princess Anastasia, and learning the true story of King Tut. Armed with video cameras and their instincts, they gather facts and meet the experts, debunking common myths and offering explanations for legends, spooky stories, and unexplained phenomena. They use critical thinking and scientific reasoning to show that things are not always what they seem.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 15) Response
Program Title Uncaged (Escape channel 12.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 12:00pm (10/01/16-12/31/16)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Total times aired 14
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. UNCAGED serves the educational and informational needs of children 13 to 16 years of age with its program content, including exploring the world of various wild animals and the importance of understanding these wild critters in the animal kingdom. The series travels around the world to learn about different species and their habitats. The series explores all types of wild animals in their own environment and how they survive from whales to orangutans, to turtles, penguins and many more animals. Teenage viewers learn about the living habits of these various critters and why some may be on their way to extinction. Each episode provides detailed explanations of the different animal species and helps viewers understand their daily lives.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (11 of 15) Response
Program Title Give (NBC channel 12.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 12:00pm (10/01/16-12/31/16)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 14
Number of Preemptions 1
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 1
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Give introduces viewers to the world of philanthropy through the stories of small charities making a big impact. The series features NBC News correspondent and the founder of UNICEF's Next Generation, Jenna Bush Hager, esteemed actor Blair Underwood, and passionate celebrity philanthropists from film, television, music, sports, and business who are all on a mission to inspire others to do good. In each episode, one of these celebrity ambassadors will visit two charities that use innovation, best practices, and dedication for change in their communities and the world. With the help of some of the country's top foundations, we'll meet these inspiring individuals to see how they do it through the eyes of our celebrity ambassadors.
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 Give (NBC channel 12.1)
List date and time rescheduled 10/16/2016 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 2016-10-01
Episode # 101
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (12 of 15) Response
Program Title The Voyager with Josh Garcia (NBC channel 12.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 10:00am (10/01/16-12/31/16)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 14
Number of Preemptions 1
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 1
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Voyager with Josh Garcia takes viewers on an exciting and immersive journey around the globe with world traveler and host, Josh Garcia. Each episode provides audiences access to the world's most incredible destinations as Josh seeks out the truly authentic experiences one can only find when guided by a knowledgeable and passionate guide. Each week, Josh Garcia brings viewers on an enthralling voyage exploring the people and cultures that make our world so breathtaking.
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 The Voyager with Josh Garcia (NBC channel 12.1)
List date and time rescheduled 10/08/2016 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 2016-10-01
Episode # 101
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (13 of 15) Response
Program Title Wilderness Vet (NBC channel 12.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 10:30am (10/01/16-12/31/16)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 14
Number of Preemptions 1
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 1
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Wilderness Vet hosted by renowned veterinarian, Dr. Michelle Oakley, features compelling stories from one of the most rugged areas on the planet, the Yukon. Dr. Oakley travels to homes, farms and wildlife preserves across the Yukon to help animals in need. Wilderness Vet will bring viewers closer than ever before to wild animals in their native habitats by showcasing the hard work and dedication involved in their rescue and rehabilitation.
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 Wilderness Vet (NBC channel 12.1)
List date and time rescheduled 10/08/2016 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 2016-10-01
Episode # 101
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (14 of 15) Response
Program Title Missing (Escape channel 12.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 10:00am (10/01/16-12/31/16)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Total times aired 14
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. Without overstating any dangers, this program educates children of all ages as well as their parents as to what possible dangers exist to their safety, and illustrates specific ways of dealing with them, via the show's safety tips. As such, it will give children a sense that they have the power and means to protect themselves when away from watchful eyes.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (15 of 15) Response
Program Title Journey with Dylan Dreyer (NBC channel 12.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 11:00am (10/01/16-12/31/16)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 14
Number of Preemptions 1
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 1
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Journey with Dylan Dreyer, led by NBC News meteorologist and "Today" Contributor, Dylan Dreyer, is a wondrous celebration of nature. Breathtaking cinematography will bring viewers up-close and personal with the black bears of Montana to polar bears in the Arctic. The audience will have a unique platform to see animals in their natural habitat, including exploring the extraordinary migration of 1.5 million animals traveling over 500 miles across the Serengeti in Tanzania and Kenya. Journey with Dylan Dreyer will tell us why.
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 Journey with Dylan Dreyer (NBC channel 12.1)
List date and time rescheduled 10/16/2016 12:00 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 2016-10-01
Episode # 101
Reason for Preemption Sports

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 Blake Peddicord
Address 5710 Midlothian Turnpike
City Richmond
State VA
Zip 23225
Telephone Number (804) 230-7028
Email Address bpeddicord@nbc12.com
Include any other comments or information you want the Commission to consider in evaluating your compliance with the Children's Television Act (or use this space for supplemental explanations). This may include information on any other noncore educational and informational programming that you aired this quarter or plan to air during the next quarter, or any existing or proposed non-broadcast efforts that will enhance the educational and informational value of such programming to children. See 47 C.F.R. Section 73.671, NOTES 2 and 3.

Other Matters (15)

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Other Matters (1 of 15) Response
Program Title Better Planet TV (Escape channel 12.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 10:30am (01/07/17-03/25/17)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
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. BETTER PLANET TV serves the educational and informational needs of children 13 to 16 years of age with its program content, including the importance of learning about our environment and ways to improve the quality of life for everyone in the world. The series allows teenagers to explore how individuals in various nations are creating new products and changing existing behaviors that lead to improvements and efficiencies in everyday life. The series also offers young viewers scientific information about the earth's ever-changing ecosystem. In each episode, new scientific discoveries along with practical applications are examined to show how easy it is to reduce wasteful consumption, recycle various products and improve the quality of life and our environment. Young viewers learn the science behind these changes while challenging their critical thinking about the current state of the environment, whether it they live in a small African village or a large American city. BETTER PLANET TV is a valuable example of expanding a teenage viewer's knowledge of our ecosystem and what economical and sensible ways we can do to protect it.
Other Matters (2 of 15) Response
Program Title Give (NBC channel 12.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 12:00pm (01/07/17-03/25/17)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
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. Give introduces viewers to the world of philanthropy through the stories of small charities making a big impact. The series features NBC News correspondent and the founder of UNICEF's Next Generation, Jenna Bush Hager, esteemed actor Blair Underwood, and passionate celebrity philanthropists from film, television, music, sports, and business who are all on a mission to inspire others to do good. In each episode, one of these celebrity ambassadors will visit two charities that use innovation, best practices, and dedication for change in their communities and the world. With the help of some of the country's top foundations, we'll meet these inspiring individuals to see how they do it through the eyes of our celebrity ambassadors.
Other Matters (3 of 15) Response
Program Title Wild Wonders (Escape channel 12.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 12:00pm (01/07/17-03/25/17)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Wild Wonders" is a weekly half-hour reality series allowing teen viewers to become familiar with various wild animals at the world famous San Diego Zoo. The series focuses on various critters and examines their differences. The program also provides important information about each animal's living habits and includes interviews with people who care for them. In one episode, viewers learn about the unique relationship between a cheetah and dog. Another episode spotlights the various eating habits of different animals. "Wild Wonders" is a series intended to educate and inform viewers all about life in the animal kingdom.
Other Matters (4 of 15) Response
Program Title Bill Nye, the Science Guy (Me-TV channel 12.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 9:00am & 9:30am (01/01/17-03/26/17)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The award-winning and "way-cool" scientist Bill Nye knows how to get kids fired up about science. From Earth science to complex discussions on genetics, Bill Nye's enthusiasm for all things science is contagious. The series is informative and speaks to the age appropriate educational interests of the 13-16 age group. A wide variety of science topics are covered on the program including physics, geology, biology, astronomy, meteorology and climatology. The series offers suggestions to students for practical applications of science in real-life situations.
Other Matters (5 of 15) Response
Program Title Heart of a Champion with Lauren Thompson (NBC channel 12.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 12:30pm (01/07/17-03/25/17)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
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. Heart of a Champion with Lauren Thompson features the powerful and inspiring stories of successful athletes who exemplify what it really means to be a champion. Hosted by Lauren Thompson, host of Golf Channel's "Morning Drive", "Heart of a Champion with Lauren Thompson" introduces audiences to professional and amateur athletes who have overcome obstacles to ultimately achieve transcendent moments in the world of sports. Heart of a Champion with Lauren Thompson proves that a champion is not only defined by their speed, strength and agility, but also by their grit, resiliency and heart.
Other Matters (6 of 15) Response
Program Title Naturally, Danny Seo (NBC channel 12.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 11:30am (01/07/17-03/25/17)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
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. Naturally, Danny Seo is an educational series for young people and their families seeking a healthier lifestyle by learning the science behind eating well and exercising your mind and body while caring for our planet. Host Danny Seo is America's leading authority on eco-friendly living. Danny has devoted his career to the idea that caring for the environment can go hand-in-hand with enjoying time with family and friends and sharing delicious and healthy meals while creating a healthy and environmentally friendly home.
Other Matters (7 of 15) Response
Program Title The Voyager with Josh Garcia (NBC channel 12.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 10:00am (01/07/17-03/25/17)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
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 Voyager with Josh Garcia takes viewers on an exciting and immersive journey around the globe with world traveler and host, Josh Garcia. Each episode provides audiences access to the world's most incredible destinations as Josh seeks out the truly authentic experiences one can only find when guided by a knowledgeable and passionate guide. Each week, Josh Garcia brings viewers on an enthralling voyage exploring the people and cultures that make our world so breathtaking.
Other Matters (8 of 15) Response
Program Title Journey with Dylan Dreyer (NBC channel 12.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 11:00am (01/07/17-03/25/17)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
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. Journey with Dylan Dreyer, led by NBC News meteorologist and "Today" Contributor, Dylan Dreyer, is a wondrous celebration of nature. Breathtaking cinematography will bring viewers up-close and personal with the black bears of Montana to polar bears in the Arctic. The audience will have a unique platform to see animals in their natural habitat, including exploring the extraordinary migration of 1.5 million animals traveling over 500 miles across the Serengeti in Tanzania and Kenya. Journey with Dylan Dreyer will tell us why.
Other Matters (9 of 15) Response
Program Title Wilderness Vet (NBC channel 12.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 10:30am (01/07/17-03/25/17)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
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. Wilderness Vet hosted by renowned veterinarian, Dr. Michelle Oakley, features compelling stories from one of the most rugged areas on the planet, the Yukon. Dr. Oakley travels to homes, farms and wildlife preserves across the Yukon to help animals in need. Wilderness Vet will bring viewers closer than ever before to wild animals in their native habitats by showcasing the hard work and dedication involved in their rescue and rehabilitation.
Other Matters (10 of 15) Response
Program Title Better Planet TV (Escape channel 12.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 11:00am (01/07/17-03/25/17)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
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. BETTER PLANET TV serves the educational and informational needs of children 13 to 16 years of age with its program content, including the importance of learning about our environment and ways to improve the quality of life for everyone in the world. The series allows teenagers to explore how individuals in various nations are creating new products and changing existing behaviors that lead to improvements and efficiencies in everyday life. The series also offers young viewers scientific information about the earth's ever-changing ecosystem. In each episode, new scientific discoveries along with practical applications are examined to show how easy it is to reduce wasteful consumption, recycle various products and improve the quality of life and our environment. Young viewers learn the science behind these changes while challenging their critical thinking about the current state of the environment, whether it they live in a small African village or a large American city. BETTER PLANET TV is a valuable example of expanding a teenage viewer's knowledge of our ecosystem and what economical and sensible ways we can do to protect it.
Other Matters (11 of 15) Response
Program Title Mystery Hunters (Me-TV channel 12.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 7:00am and 7:30am (01/01/17-03/26/17)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Mystery Hunters explores some of the world's greatest myths and mysteries. Combining on-site reporting and exciting adventures, the Mystery Hunters uses science and reasoning to try to uncover the truth. The program teaches children how to gather facts, meet with experts, debunk common myths, and offer explanations for legends. The Mystery Hunters are Araya and Christina, regular kids with inquisitive minds, who travel the globe to investigate the sites and delve into the tales which have baffled people throughout the ages - looking for the Loch Ness Monster, unraveling a smelly mummy, searching for Princess Anastasia, and learning the true story of King Tut. Armed with video cameras and their instincts, they gather facts and meet the experts, debunking common myths and offering explanations for legends, spooky stories, and unexplained phenomena. They use critical thinking and scientific reasoning to show that things are not always what they seem.
Other Matters (12 of 15) Response
Program Title Missing (Escape channel 12.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 12:30pm (01/07/17-03/25/17)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
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. Without overstating any dangers, this program educates children of all ages as well as their parents as to what possible dangers exist to their safety, and illustrates specific ways of dealing with them, via the show's safety tips. As such, it will give children a sense that they have the power and means to protect themselves when away from watchful eyes.
Other Matters (13 of 15) Response
Program Title Missing (Escape channel 12.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 10:00am (01/07/17-03/25/17)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
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. Without overstating any dangers, this program educates children of all ages as well as their parents as to what possible dangers exist to their safety, and illustrates specific ways of dealing with them, via the show's safety tips. As such, it will give children a sense that they have the power and means to protect themselves when away from watchful eyes.
Other Matters (14 of 15) Response
Program Title Walking Wild (Escape channel 12.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 11:30am (01/07/17-03/25/17)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
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. "Walking Wild" is a weekly half-hour reality series showcasing various wild animals at the world famous San Diego Zoo. The series focuses on the dedicated people who look after these spectacular critters. The program also gives teen viewers a unique up-close examination of each wild animal. In one episode, viewers explore the life patterns of elephants and the key to their longevity. Another episode focuses on Galapagos turtles and how they manage to survive. "Walking Wild" is a series intended to educate and inform viewers all about life in the animal kingdom.
Other Matters (15 of 15) Response
Program Title Beakman's World (Me-TV channel 12.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 8:00am & 8:30am (01/01/17-03/26/17)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This live-action series based on the comic strip by Jok Church features Beakman as the slightly nutty but never boring scientist who leads a journey of discovery while performing experiments that demonstrate how the world works. The entire series deals with science and the task of making science accessible and understandable. It offers scientific content, scientific theories, the vocabulary and facts of science and the processes of scientific thinking. The scientific content of "Beakman's World" overlaps with a significant number of the standards for science education that are prevalent in the curricula of today's schools. Children in the target age group of 13 to 16 years of age will be in the 7th to 10th grades. At those grade levels, experts in science education and the developmental needs of that age group recommend that these children should focus learning on the physical sciences and the life sciences along with learning the processes of investigation and experimentation. Topics are addressed with cutting-edge humor and state-of-the-art visuals that make learning fun.

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

Kym Grinnage

Vice President/General Manager


01/09/2017

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