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

FRN:
0023568751
File Number:
0000020274
Submit Date:
01/09/2017
Call Sign:
WGXA
Facility ID:
58262
City:
MACON
State:
GA
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

WGXA LICENSEE, LLC

Doing Business As: WGXA LICENSEE, LLC

C/O M. MASON - PILLSBURY, 2300 N ST

1200 SEVENTEENTH STREET, NW

WASHINGTON, DC 20036

United States

+1 (202) 663-8195

MILES.MASON@PILLSBURYLAW.COM

Company

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

MILES S. MASON , Esq .

FCC Counsel

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

1200 Seventeenth Street, NW

Washington, DC 20036

United States

+1 (202) 663-8195

MILES.MASON@PILLSBURYLAW.COM

Legal Representative

Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Network Affiliation
Affiliated network DT1 FOX/DT2 ABC/DT3 COMET
Nielsen DMA Macon
Web Home Page Address www.wgxa.tv

Digital Core Programming

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Question Response
State the average number of hours of Core Programming per week broadcast by the station on its main program stream 3.5
State the average number of hours per week of free over-the-air digital video programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream 336.0
State the average number of hours per week of Core Programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream. See 47 C.F.R. Section 73.671: 7.5
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 ROCK THE PARK
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays @ 7am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program follows hosts Jack Steward and Colton Smith, as they come face to face with nature in America's national parks. Viewers will learn about the wonders of nature and the variety of wild animals that inhabit America. The hosts' adventures may inspire viewers to visit and explore the vast resources the national parks provide. This program aired on the station's secondary digital stream, channel 24.2.
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 SEA RESCUE
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 10:00am
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. Each episode focuses on the rescue of a sea animal, giving the viewer information about medical benefits, rescue, and rehabilitation programs for animals. The viewer also learns about the rescued animal's biology and ecology. This information is important, because it adds to the knowledge necessary to conserve and protect threatened and endangered species. This program aired on the station's secondary digital stream, channel 24.2.
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 AMERICA'S HEARTLAND
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 7:30am
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. Much of the food Americans eat is produced by farmers and ranchers in the country's heartland, but many children don't know how it's produced. "America's Heartland" provides information about the people and processes responsible for the availability of food and fuel across the country and around the world. The show's reporters and producers tell stories in topics that include farm families, consumer issues, animal welfare and crop sustainability. Children will learn about the production of the food and fuel they consume. Some episodes also take the show abroad to countries such as Egypt and Taiwan, to show the impact American agriculture has on the global economy. This program aired on the station's secondary digital stream, channel 24.2.
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 THINK BIG
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays @ 8:00am
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. Think Big is a kid-hosted entertaining series for young people that follows the world's most innovative kids as they create and invent new toys, games, learning tools, websites, and modes of transportation. The program features top kid inventors who face off against one another in an Invent-Off to see who can come up with the most innovative and creative invention. In each episode, two teams brainstorm, choose materials, and sketch and design their idea. Once completed, the inventions are then judged. This program allows kids to showcase their skills in creativity, science, innovation, marketing and teamwork. This program aired on the station's secondary digital stream, channel 24.3.
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 DRAGONFLY TV
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays @ 8:30am
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. This program features children engaging in various science projects and demonstrates practical applications of mathematics and science from multiple scientific fields. It introduces young viewers to a variety of scientific disciplines and challenges them in critical thinking and problem solving skills, while providing valuable information to reach answers. Examples of program episodes include studying various ecosystems, sea turtles, and rocket propulsion. Each episode is engaging, entertaining and educational in structure, allowing children to gain an appreciation for science in a unique and entertaining way. This program aired on the station's secondary digital stream, channel 24.3.
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 GET WILD AT THE SAN DIEGO ZOO
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 8:00am
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. This program is based at the world famous San Diego Zoo and features notable animal experts teaching children the living habits and unique behaviors of wild animals. Episode examples include: learning how experts studying adult orangutans learn how they raise their young; and explains the Panda's living patterns. This program aired on the station's secondary digital stream, channel 24.3.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 19) Response
Program Title JACK HANNA'S WILD COUNTDOWN
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 9:00am
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. This program chooses a region, special adaptations animals have made, or a specific animal, and uses a top ten countdown. From a safari in Botswana, to a dude ranch in Montana, to a retirement home for horses, Jack counts down 10 incredible experiences. He also explores wild and rare animals in Australia such as dingoes, devils and cassowaries. For animal adaptation, Jack travels from the Arctic to the desert, picking ten animals that have made special adaptations to survive in the harsh environment. This program informs the viewer about animals and their habitat, which can lead the viewer to discussions regarding the environment and conservation. This program airs on the station's secondary digital stream, channel 24.2.
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 WILD AMERICA
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 9:30am
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. The key objective of this program is to familiarize children with the animals of the North American continent, their interaction with other animals, and their environment. Throughout the series, emphasis is placed upon protecting endangered species and the impact that humans have while interacting in their environment. The goal of this program is for the viewer to achieve a greater understanding of nature and specific animal species, with the aid of up-close and detailed photography throughout the program. Through this understanding, it is hoped that viewers will better relate to the natural environment in North America and learn to protect North America's animal species. This program aired on main digital stream.
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 XPLORATION AWESOME PLANET
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 8:30am
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. Host Philippe Cousteau (grandson of famed undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau) brings energy to every location he visits while seeking to inspire and educate viewers in earth sciences. This program takes an in-depth look at the unique and distinct features on planet Earth, from magnificent mountains to erupting volcanoes. Viewers will not only behold the beauty of gigantic glaciers, but also discover why they formed and how they shaped our landscape. Geological experts share their wisdom with Philippe, as he strives to understand places on, inside, and above the Earth. This program aired on main digital stream.
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 XPLORATION WEIRD BUT TRUE
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays @ 7am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program explores topics like ancient Greece, tornadoes and ostriches by uncovering fun, strange and surprising facts. An episode example includes making paper ships together and learning the history of pirates. Children are encouraged to be curious and learn about science, history and culture through creativity and the scientific method. This program aired on main digital stream.
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 OCEAN TREKS WITH JEFF CORWIN
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 9:30am
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. This program features unique areas of the world which explores the area's natural wonders to bring viewers closer to nature, wildlife and man-made treasures. Episodes include mountain climbs, deep sea dives, helicopter rides and glacier treks. Children learn geography, natural sciences, and develop curiosity about the world around them. This program aired on the station's secondary digital stream, channel 24.2.
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 XPLORATION NATURE KNOWS BEST
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 7:30am
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. In this program, children learn about biomimicry and see how engineers imitate nature in the design of innovative products. They learn how the Manta Ray has inspired inventions related to ocean navigation as well as military applications; and how snakes have been copied to design robots that can rescue those trapped in small spaces. This program features the incredible world of animals and plants, and the inventions inspired by them. This program aired on main digital stream.
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 XPLORATION OUTER SPACE
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 8:00am
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. Each week, host Emily Calandrelli takes journeys through space that will both entertain and educate viewers. Ever wonder what it would be like to live in space or on a different planet? Emily shows viewers what it is like to try to perform everyday tasks while floating in zero gravity and living in a Mars-like habitat. Episodes feature space robotics, commercial space tourism, asteroids, the search for other life in space, and many other topics, including NASA-related programs as applicable to the episodes. This program aired on main digital stream.
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 XPLORATION DIY SCI
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays @ 7:30am
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. Host Steve Spangler shows viewers that the world is their laboratory. He uses "everyday" items to turn the world around him into a fund and unexpected laboratory. In each episode, Spangler will demonstrate science experiments and explain how they connect to real-world innovations. This program aired on main digital stream.
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 THE WILDLIFE DOCS
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 10:30am
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. This program follows the surprising, exotic and challenging lives of a veterinary staff that cares for over 2,000 animals. The viewer will witness a variety of wild experiences through the eyes of the veterinary team, such as nutrition, treatments, x-rays, surgery, preventive care and dealing with emergencies. Through this program, the viewer will be given a glimpse of the enormity, variety and quality of treatment that sets the standard for animal care. This program aired on the station's secondary digital stream, channel 24.2.
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 WILD WORLD AT THE SAN DIEGO ZOO
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 8:30am
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. This program is based at the world famous San Diego Zoo and focuses on showing how zoo enrichment programs help animals initiate natural behavior. This program teaches children about animal behavior and the importance of providing an enriching environment for animals in our care. This program aired on the station's secondary digital stream, channel 24.3.
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 XPLORATION EARTH 2050
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday @ 7:00am
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. This program strives to answer questions about where advancements in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics may lead us in the future. Scientists, inventors, doctors, science fiction writers, and creative thinkers add their input about what the world may look like in 2050. Viewers are taken on an educational adventure as the program tackles future challenges in everything from transportation to health care to the environment. This program aired on main digital stream.
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 OUTBACK ADVENTURES WITH TIM FAULKNER
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays @ 7:30am
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. This educational and informational program is hosted by animal expert and wildlife park operations manager, Tim Faulkner. Viewers can watch and learn as Tim showcases the beauty and wonder of the natural world. Audiences will gain a better understanding of wildlife as Tim explores the habitats and adventures of creatures of all sizes, including a giant Galapagos tortoise, a baby wombat, the flying fox, and even a newly discovered species of birds. This program aired on the station's secondary digital stream, channel 24.2.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (19 of 19) Response
Program Title ORIGINS
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays and Sundays @ 9:00am and 9:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 54
Total times aired 54
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program explores the origin of hundreds of the world's most influential and important inventions, natural objects, customs, ideas from technology, arts and entertainment, government, nature and more. By teaching the history of the world's most significant ideas and creations, Origins gives children an appreciation of progress and the contributions of others while inspiring their own dreams of the future. Episode examples include: "The Horse, Bicycle and Motorcycle", three modes of solitary transportation that gave us freedom and adventure; and, "Clocks, Calendars & Calculators", three pivotal inventions that enable humankind to organize, plan and keep track of their lives. This program aired on the station's secondary digital stream, channel 24.3.
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 Robert Michael Seachman
Address 599 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
City Macon
State GA
Zip 31201
Telephone Number (330) 787-2960
Email Address mseachman@sbgtv.com
Include any other comments or information you want the Commission to consider in evaluating your compliance with the Children's Television Act (or use this space for supplemental explanations). This may include information on any other noncore educational and informational programming that you aired this quarter or plan to air during the next quarter, or any existing or proposed non-broadcast efforts that will enhance the educational and informational value of such programming to children. See 47 C.F.R. Section 73.671, NOTES 2 and 3. The Stations ran the following Public Service Annoucements: March of Dimes- :30/:60, American Red Cross-:30/:15, Toys for Tots- :60/:30, Hunger Prevention-:30, Fatherhood Involvement-:30/:15, Caring for Children-:60/:30/:15,Child Passenger Safety-:60, Kids Oral Health-:30, Save the Children-:15/:30/:60 and Bullying Prevention-:30. Other Station Activities: 11/2/2016: Reporter Brittany Collins read tp first graders at Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary to promote Bibb County School Boards reading imitative, "Read United." 11/12/2016: News Anchor, Ashley Kirklen attended Girl's Day at Macon City Hall. The goal of this event was to host a city-wide forum for young girls to discuss issues. 11/21/2006: Reporters Emily Swecker and Tavares Jones took part in "The Mentors Project Walk Against Hunger." The walk was to express concern for the many children in the Macon-Bibb County that may go hungry on Thanksgiving Day.

Other Matters (19)

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Other Matters (1 of 19) Response
Program Title XPLORATION NATURE KNOWS BEST
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 7:30am
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. In this program, children learn about biomimicry and see how engineers imitate nature in the design of innovative products. They learn how the Manta Ray has inspired inventions related to ocean navigation as well as military applications; and how snakes have been copied to design robots that can rescue those trapped in small spaces. This program features the incredible world of animals and plants, and the inventions inspired by them. This program airs on main digital stream.
Other Matters (2 of 19) Response
Program Title ROCK THE PARK
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays @ 7am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program follows hosts Jack Steward and Colton Smith, as they come face to face with nature in America's national parks. Viewers will learn about the wonders of nature and the variety of wild animals that inhabit America. The hosts' adventures may inspire viewers to visit and explore the vast resources the national parks provide. This program airs on the station's secondary digital stream, channel 24.2.
Other Matters (3 of 19) Response
Program Title THINK BIG
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays @ 8:00am
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. Think Big is a kid-hosted entertaining series for young people that follows the world's most innovative kids as they create and invent new toys, games, learning tools, websites, and modes of transportation. The program features top kid inventors who face off against one another in an Invent-Off to see who can come up with the most innovative and creative invention. In each episode, two teams brainstorm, choose materials, and sketch and design their idea. Once completed, the inventions are then judged. This program allows kids to showcase their skills in creativity, science, innovation, marketing and teamwork. This program airs on the station's secondary digital stream, channel 24.3.
Other Matters (4 of 19) Response
Program Title SEA RESCUE
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 10:00am
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. Each episode focuses on the rescue of a sea animal, giving the viewer information about medical benefits, rescue, and rehabilitation programs for animals. The viewer also learns about the rescued animal's biology and ecology. This information is important, because it adds to the knowledge necessary to conserve and protect threatened and endangered species. This program airs on the station's secondary digital stream, channel 24.2.
Other Matters (5 of 19) Response
Program Title XPLORATION AWESOME PLANET
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 8:30am
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. Host Philippe Cousteau (grandson of famed undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau) brings energy to every location he visits while seeking to inspire and educate viewers in earth sciences. This program takes an in-depth look at the unique and distinct features on planet Earth, from magnificent mountains to erupting volcanoes. Viewers will not only behold the beauty of gigantic glaciers, but also discover why they formed and how they shaped our landscape. Geological experts share their wisdom with Philippe, as he strives to understand places on, inside, and above the Earth. This program airs on main digital stream.
Other Matters (6 of 19) Response
Program Title OUTBACK ADVENTURES WITH TIM FAULKNER
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays @ 7:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This educational and informational program is hosted by animal expert and wildlife park operations manager, Tim Faulkner. Viewers can watch and learn as Tim showcases the beauty and wonder of the natural world. Audiences will gain a better understanding of wildlife as Tim explores the habitats and adventures of creatures of all sizes, including a giant Galapagos tortoise, a baby wombat, the flying fox, and even a newly discovered species of birds. This program airs on the station's secondary digital stream, channel 24.2.
Other Matters (7 of 19) Response
Program Title THE WILDLIFE DOCS
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 10:30am
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. This program follows the surprising, exotic and challenging lives of a veterinary staff that cares for over 2,000 animals. The viewer will witness a variety of wild experiences through the eyes of the veterinary team, such as nutrition, treatments, x-rays, surgery, preventive care and dealing with emergencies. Through this program, the viewer will be given a glimpse of the enormity, variety and quality of treatment that sets the standard for animal care. This program airs on the station's secondary digital stream, channel 24.2.
Other Matters (8 of 19) Response
Program Title WILD AMERICA
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 9:30am
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 key objective of this program is to familiarize children with the animals of the North American continent, their interaction with other animals, and their environment. Throughout the series, emphasis is placed upon protecting endangered species and the impact that humans have while interacting in their environment. The goal of this program is for the viewer to achieve a greater understanding of nature and specific animal species, with the aid of up-close and detailed photography throughout the program. Through this understanding, it is hoped that viewers will better relate to the natural environment in North America and learn to protect North America's animal species. This program airs on main digital stream.
Other Matters (9 of 19) Response
Program Title XPLORATION DIY SCI
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays @ 7:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Host Steve Spangler shows viewers that the world is their laboratory. He uses "everyday" items to turn the world around him into a fund and unexpected laboratory. In each episode, Spangler will demonstrate science experiments and explain how they connect to real-world innovations. This program airs on main digital stream.
Other Matters (10 of 19) Response
Program Title ORIGINS
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 9:00am/9:30am-Sundays 9:00am/9:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 50
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program explores the origin of hundreds of the worlds most influential and important inventions, natural objects, customs, ideas from technology, arts and entertainment, government, nature and more. By teaching the history of the world's most significant ideas and creations, Origins gives children an appreciation of progress and the contributions of others while inspiring their own dreams of the future. Episode examples include: "The Horse, Bicycle and Motorcycle", three modes of solitary transportation that gave us freedom and adventure; and, "Clocks, Calendars & Calculators", three pivotal inventions that enable humankind to organize, plan and keep track of their lives. This program airs on the station's secondary digital stream, channel 24.3.
Other Matters (11 of 19) Response
Program Title XPLORATION WEIRD BUT TRUE
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays @ 7am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program explores topics like ancient Greece, tornadoes and ostriches by uncovering fun, strange and surprising facts. An episode example includes making paper ships together and learning the history of pirates. Children are encouraged to be curious and learn about science, history and culture through creativity and the scientific method. This program airs on main digital stream.
Other Matters (12 of 19) Response
Program Title DRAGONFLY
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays @ 8:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program features children engaging in various science projects and demonstrates practical applications of mathematics and science from multiple scientific fields. It introduces young viewers to a variety of scientific disciplines and challenges them in critical thinking and problem solving skills, while providing valuable information to reach answers. Examples of program episodes include studying various ecosystems, sea turtles, and rocket propulsion. Each episode is engaging, entertaining and educational in structure, allowing children to gain an appreciation for science in a unique and entertaining way. This program airs on the station's secondary digital stream, channel 24.3.
Other Matters (13 of 19) Response
Program Title XPLORATION EARTH 2050
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday @ 7:00am
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. This program strives to answer questions about where advancements in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics may lead us in the future. Scientists, inventors, doctors, science fiction writers, and creative thinkers add their input about what the world may look like in 2050. Viewers are taken on an educational adventure as the program tackles future challenges in everything from transportation to health care to the environment. This program airs on main digital stream.
Other Matters (14 of 19) Response
Program Title JACK HANNA'S WILD COUNTDOWN
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 9:00am
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. This program chooses a region, special adaptations animals have made, or a specific animal, and uses a top ten countdown. From a safari in Botswana, to a dude ranch in Montana, to a retirement home for horses, Jack counts down 10 incredible experiences. He also explores wild and rare animals in Australia such as dingoes, devils and cassowaries. For animal adaptation, Jack travels from the Arctic to the desert, picking ten animals that have made special adaptations to survive in the harsh environment. This program informs the viewer about animals and their habitat, which can lead the viewer to discussions regarding the environment and conservation. This program airs on the station's secondary digital stream, channel 24.2.
Other Matters (15 of 19) Response
Program Title XPLORATION OUTER SPACE
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 8:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 16 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Each week, host Emily Calandrelli takes journeys through space that will both entertain and educate viewers. Ever wonder what it would be like to live in space or on a different planet? Emily shows viewers what it is like to try to perform everyday tasks while floating in zero gravity and living in a Mars-like habitat. Episodes feature space robotics, commercial space tourism, asteroids, the search for other life in space, and many other topics, including NASA-related programs as applicable to the episodes. This program airs on main digital stream.
Other Matters (16 of 19) Response
Program Title AMERICA'S HEARTLAND
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 7:30am
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. Much of the food Americans eat is produced by farmers and ranchers in the country's heartland, but many children don't know how it's produced. "America's Heartland" provides information about the people and processes responsible for the availability of food and fuel across the country and around the world. The show's reporters and producers tell stories in topics that include farm families, consumer issues, animal welfare and crop sustainability. Children will learn about the production of the food and fuel they consume. Some episodes also take the show abroad to countries such as Egypt and Taiwan, to show the impact American agriculture has on the global economy. This program airs on the station's secondary digital stream, channel 24.2.
Other Matters (17 of 19) Response
Program Title GET WILD AT THE SAN DIEGO ZOO
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 8:00am
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. This program is based at the world famous San Diego Zoo and features notable animal experts teaching children the living habits and unique behaviors of wild animals. Episode examples include: learning how experts studying adult orangutans learn how they raise their young; and explains the Panda's living patterns. This program airs on the station's secondary digital stream, channel 24.3.
Other Matters (18 of 19) Response
Program Title WILD WORLD AT THE SAN DIEGO ZOO
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 8:30am
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. This program is based at the world famous San Diego Zoo and focuses on showing how zoo enrichment programs help animals initiate natural behavior. This program teaches children about animal behavior and the importance of providing an enriching environment for animals in our care. This program airs on the station's secondary digital stream, channel 24.3.
Other Matters (19 of 19) Response
Program Title OCEAN MYSTERIES WITH JEFF CORWIN
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 9:30am
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. Supported by a team of Georgia Aquarium biologists, veterinarians, and other experts, Jeff Corwin travels the world to explore the Earth's least understood resource, our oceans and waterways and the animals which call them home. He swims with manta rays, pointing out that their body form was the inspiration for the design of the Stealth jet. While in the water with whale sharks, he takes samples of their blood to better understand their biology. As Jeff continues his journey through each episode, the viewer is able to connect with these animals and learn how important they are to all life on the planet, as well as how sea life connects to life on the rest of the globe. This program airs on the station's secondary digital stream, channel 24.2.

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Corporate Program Coordinator


01/09/2017

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