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

FRN:
0028358455
File Number:
0000023831
Submit Date:
04/07/2017
Call Sign:
WZDX
Facility ID:
28119
City:
HUNTSVILLE
State:
AL
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
04/07/2017
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : First Quarter of 2017

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

NEXSTAR BROADCASTING, INC.

Doing Business As: WZDX

Elizabeth Ryder

545 E. JOHN CARPENTER FREEWAY

SUITE 700

IRVING, TX 75062

United States

+1 (972) 373-8800

eryder@nexstar.tv

Company

Contact Representatives (1)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Elizabeth Ryder

General Counsel

Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.

545 E John Carpenter Freeway

Suite 700

Irving, TX 75062

United States

+1 (972) 373-8800

eryder@nexstar.tv

Legal Representative

Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Network Affiliation
Affiliated network FOX
Nielsen DMA Huntsville-Decatur (Flor)
Web Home Page Address www.rocketcitynow.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 3.42
State the average number of hours per week of free over-the-air digital video programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream 504.0
State the average number of hours per week of Core Programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream. See 47 C.F.R. Section 73.671: 12.77
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(33)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 33) Response
Program Title Xploration Earth 2050 (Digital 41.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tuesday 7A-7:30A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
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. What will the world look like in 2050? Where will advancements in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics lead us? Xploration Earth 2050 strives to answer these questions and more with scientists, inventors, doctors, science fiction writers, and creative thinkers. This half hour weekly series, produced primarily for the 13-16 year old target audience will appeal to the whole family. Viewers will be taken on an educational adventure as the show tackles future challenges in everything from transportation to health care to the environment. Xploration Earth 2050 is a half-hour weekly E/I series produced with the intention of increasing and expanding our target audience's interest in the field of STEM education.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 33) Response
Program Title Missing (Digital 41.4)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 9A-9:30A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
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 serves the educational and informational needs of children 13 to 16 years of age with its program content, including safety tips and real life stories using various resources to help find missing people. The show is also a public service to communities across the United States and is endorsed by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 33) Response
Program Title Saved by the Bell (Digital 41.3)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 10:30A-11A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Saved By Bell is a television series targeted to teens 13-16 years of age, which explores social themes and coping strategies through the daily school life of six teen-aged friends at Bayside High who help each other make the most of growing up in a complicated world. The multi-ethnic cast members serve as role models for young teen viewers as they deal with such issues as dealing with the death of a loved one, the right to say "no", the meaning of heroism, teenage alcohol use, and other issues of particular concern to young teens.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 33) Response
Program Title Mystery Hunters (Digital 41.3)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 6:30A-7A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
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. 2006 Winner of a Parents' Choice Award.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 33) Response
Program Title Bill Nye the Science Guy (Digital 41.3)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 8:30A-9A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
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. With 28 Emmys and a slew of other prestigious awards, Disney's resident way-cool scientist 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.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 33) Response
Program Title Saved by the Bell (Digital 41.3)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 10A-10:30A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Saved By Bell is a television series targeted to teens 13-16 years of age, which explores social themes and coping strategies through the daily school life of six teen-aged friends at Bayside High who help each other make the most of growing up in a complicated world. The multi-ethnic cast members serve as role models for young teen viewers as they deal with such issues as dealing with the death of a loved one, the right to say "no", the meaning of heroism, teenage alcohol use, and other issues of particular concern to young teens.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 33) Response
Program Title Wild Wonders at the San Diego Zoo (Digital 41.4)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 11A-11:30A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
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. 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.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 33) Response
Program Title Beakman's World (Digital 41.3)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 7A-7:30A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
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, stars performance artist Paul Zaloom as the slightly nutty but never boring scientist who leads a journey of discovery while performing experiments that demonstrate how the world works. Topics are addressed with cutting-edge humor and state-of-the-art visuals that make learning fun. Joining Beakman in his quest are Josie (Alanna Ubach), his bright young apprentice, and an oversize, sarcastic rat named Lester (Mark Ritts).
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 33) Response
Program Title Xploration Outer Space (Digital 41.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Monday 7A-7:30A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
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 half-hour weekly series produced for the 13-16 target audience will certainly attract viewers of all ages. Each week our host Emily Calandrelli will take viewers on incredible journeys through space that will both entertain and educate. Ever wonder what it would be like to live in space or on a different planet? Watch our host try to perform every day responsibilities while floating in zero gravity. Explore the challenges that come along with living on a different planet as our host lives like an astronaut in a Mars-like habitat. We will have episodes on space robotics, commercial tourism, asteroids, and our search for life, among many others. When appropriate, the host will highlight NASA related programs and internships for young students that are relevant to the content we have shown. Xploration Outer Space is a weekly E/I series produced with the intention of increasing and expanding our target audience's interest in the field of STEM education.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 33) Response
Program Title Elizabeth Stanton's Great Big World (Digital 41.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tuesday 7:30A -8A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
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. Elizabeth Stanton's Great Big World incorporates informative and educational messages organically into the program. The host relates timely, thought-provoking issues as she joins her friends to lend a hand to children in need. The program focuses on exploration, adventure, friendship, volunteerism, geography, social studies, literature, and government. It is clear the show has been specifically created to educate teens 13-16 years old.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (11 of 33) Response
Program Title Bill Nye the Science Guy (Digital 41.3)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 8A-8:30A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
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. With 28 Emmys and a slew of other prestigious awards, Disney's resident way-cool scientist 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.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (12 of 33) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna's Into the Wild (Digital 41.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Thursday 7A-7:30A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
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. Emmy-winning Jack Hanna's Into the Wild takes viewers on excursions around the world through the eyes of America's most beloved animal adventurer and his family. More than just a collection of animal escapades, Into the Wild provides insight into the protection and conservation of some of our planet's most precious and endangered species. Into the Wild is unscripted and action packed - it takes you on a raucous ride, leaving you with a renewed appreciation for all creatures, great and small.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (13 of 33) Response
Program Title Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition (Digital 41.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Friday 7A-7:30A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
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. Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition is an Emmy-nominated, FCC friendly, Educational/Informational, nationally syndicated weekly series. Its core programming targets 13-16 year old teens with segments ranging from coverage of Animation, Production & Directing to Costume Design, Casting & 3D technology. The content-rich series introduces its audience to behind-the-scenes film making, special effects techniques and career opportunities focusing on the creative, technical, and artistic skills of motion picture and television industries.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (14 of 33) Response
Program Title Missing (Digital 41.4)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 11:30A-12P
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
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 serves the educational and informational needs of children 13 to 16 years of age with its program content, including safety tips and real life stories using various resources to help find missing people. The show is also a public service to communities across the United States and is endorsed by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (15 of 33) Response
Program Title Saved by the Bell (Digital 41.3)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 9:30A-10A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Saved By Bell is a television series targeted to teens 13-16 years of age, which explores social themes and coping strategies through the daily school life of six teen-aged friends at Bayside High who help each other make the most of growing up in a complicated world. The multi-ethnic cast members serve as role models for young teen viewers as they deal with such issues as dealing with the death of a loved one, the right to say "no", the meaning of heroism, teenage alcohol use, and other issues of particular concern to young teens.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (16 of 33) Response
Program Title Xploration Outer Space (Digital 41.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Thursday 7:30A -8A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
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. Xploration Outer Space is a half-hour weekly E/I series produced with the intention of increasing and expanding our target audience's interest in the field of STEM education. Each week, our host Emily Calandrelli will take viewers on incredible journeys through space that will both entertain and educate. Ever wonder what it would be like to live in space or on a different planet? Watch our host try to perform every day responsibilities while floating in zero gravity. Explore the challenges that come along with living on a different planet as our host lives like an astronaut in a Mars-like habitat. We will have episodes on space robotics, commercial space tourism, asteroids, and our search for life, among many others. When appropriate, the host will highlight NASA related programs and internships for young students that are relevant to the content we have shown.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (17 of 33) Response
Program Title Better Planet TV (Digital 41.4)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 9:30A-10A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
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. Better Planet explores the importance of learning about our environment and ways to improve the quality of life for everyone in the world.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (18 of 33) Response
Program Title Xploration Nature Knows Best (Digital 41.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Friday 7A-7:30A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
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. Xploration Nature Knows Best is a half-hour weekly E/I series produced with the intention of increasing and expanding our target audience's interest in the field of STEM education. Produced primarily for the 13-16 target audience, Xploration Nature Knows Best will inspire and educate audiences of all ages. Host and marine biologist, Danni Washington, exudes energy as she relates how technology all around us was inspired by nature and how modern innovators are continuing with this practice. We will whirl around in airplanes inspired by birds, and in helicopters influenced by the dragonfly, and even jump from a few such vehicles to illustrate how wing suits were invented based on the flying squirrel! But engineers aren't the only scientists looking toward nature. We will also meet with biologists studying the behavior patterns of ants; architects who design "living buildings"; and roboticists who are making their designs bigger, stronger, and faster based on animals. This series will help kids to understand how getting outside and taking a look around can help them make the next great discovery!
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (19 of 33) Response
Program Title Biz Kid$ (Digital 41.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 7:30A-8A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
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. Biz Kid$ serves the educational and informational needs of children 13 to 16 years of age with its program content, including the importance of understanding the economy and basic business principles. The series features teens starting their own businesses, actively solving problems, and developing important life skills.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (20 of 33) Response
Program Title Walking Wild at the San Diego Zoo (Digital 41.4)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 10:30A-11A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
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. 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.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (21 of 33) Response
Program Title Beakman's World (Digital 41.3)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 7:30A-8A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
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, stars performance artist Paul Zaloom as the slightly nutty but never boring scientist who leads a journey of discovery while performing experiments that demonstrate how the world works. Topics are addressed with cutting-edge humor and state-of-the-art visuals that make learning fun. Joining Beakman in his quest are Josie (Alanna Ubach), his bright young apprentice, and an oversize, sarcastic rat named Lester (Mark Ritts).
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (22 of 33) Response
Program Title Think Big (Digital 41.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Monday 7:30A-8A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
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 serves the educational and informational needs of children 13 to 16 years of age with its program content, including the importance of having a working knowledge of math, science, and physics. The series shows children actively solving problems using scientific principles, combining skill and creativity. The series also demonstrates real-world applications for math, science, and engineering, proving that the physical sciences can be useful, challenging, and fun. Each episode presents an "invent-off" challenge, where teenage teams must invent a machine designed to perform a specific task in limited amount of time, promoting creative thinking and practical skills.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (23 of 33) Response
Program Title Biz Kid$ (Digital 41.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wednesday 7:30A-8A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
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. Biz Kid$ serves the educational and informational needs of children 13 to 16 years of age with its program content, including the importance of understanding the economy and basic business principles. The series features teens starting their own businesses, actively solving problems, and developing important life skills.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (24 of 33) Response
Program Title Career Day (Digital 41.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wednesday 7A-7:30A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 13
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. Career Day is a television program that introduces young adults to career exploration and awareness. Students often do no know what they want tot do and are unsure of potential interests they may have that could be a career. Career Day provides an avenue to view experts in their respective fields as they discuss their work, the education/training to prepare for the job, and experiences that led them to choose their career. It's not about what they do, it's about who they are. Viewers will meet people who actually love their jobs in this children's series dedicated to professionals. Career Day clocks in for the day with all types of vocations- from circus choreographer to a cake decorator and a DJ to a doll designer.
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 Career Day
List date and time rescheduled 03/11/2017 11:00 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2017-03-08
Episode # 709
Reason for Preemption Other
Digital Core Program (25 of 33) Response
Program Title The Young Icons (Digital 41.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Friday 7:30A-8A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. A weekly half-hour television series shot entirely in HD, The Young Icons falls under the Educational and Information (E/I) for children 13-16 FCC classification. Each week, The Young Icons gives you a glimpse inside the lives of the brightest and the best of America's youth (age 18 and younger) including world-class athletes, accomplished artists, scholars, philanthropists, and entrepreneurs. These extraordinary young people are making a real difference in the world, and prove that children really can accomplish amazing and inspirational things.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (26 of 33) Response
Program Title Teen Kids News (Digital 41.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Monday 7A-7:30A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Teen Kids News meets FCC requirements for "core children's programming" by providing educational features such as, "Flag Facts" (info on our state flags); "College and You" (tips for choosing and getting into college), "Word" (vocabulary skills training), as well as informational features for teens, such as reports about healthy eating; driving tips for new drivers, and internet predators. The show has been designed to meet needs of children and young adolescents with a unique curiosity about their world. The program stimulates the 13-16 year old's curiosity, develops their learning and cognitive, listening and thinking skills, and serves as an enhancement of their academic and educational experience.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (27 of 33) Response
Program Title Saved by the Bell (Digital 41.3)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 9A-9:30A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Saved By Bell is a television series targeted to teens 13-16 years of age, which explores social themes and coping strategies through the daily school life of six teen-aged friends at Bayside High who help each other make the most of growing up in a complicated world. The multi-ethnic cast members serve as role models for young teen viewers as they deal with such issues as dealing with the death of a loved one, the right to say "no", the meaning of heroism, teenage alcohol use, and other issues of particular concern to young teens.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (28 of 33) Response
Program Title Mystery Hunters (Digital 41.3)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 6A-6:30A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
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 explanation for legends. 2006 Winner of a Parents' Choice Award.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (29 of 33) Response
Program Title Xploration Weird But True (Digital 41.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Thursday 7A-7:30A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
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. Xploration Weird But True is a half-hour weekly E/I series produced with the intention of increasing and expanding our target audience's interest in the field of STEM education. This series will help teens and viewers of all ages learn to question the world around them. Produced primarily for the 13-16 target audience, Xploration Weird But True will inspire and educate audiences of all ages. This series, produced in partnership with National Geographic Kids, is hosted by the brother and sister team of Charlie and Kirby Engleman. Charlie is an Ecologist and Kirby is an Artist and they are both National Geographic Junior Explorers. Together they share a common curiosity to explore and understand the science behind the world and its wildlife.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (30 of 33) Response
Program Title Better Planet TV (Digital 41.4)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 10A-10:30A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
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. Better Planet explores the importance of learning about our environment and ways to improve the quality of life for everyone in the world.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (31 of 33) Response
Program Title Xploration DIY Sci (Digital 41.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 7A-7:30A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
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. Xploration DIY Sci is a half-hour weekly E/I series produced with the intention of increasing and expanding our target audience's interest in the field of STEM education. This series will help kids understand how they can discover the principles of science with items they can find in their very own home. Produced primarily for the 13-16 target audience, Xploration DIY Sci will inspire and educate audiences of all ages. Host, science educator, and leader in the field of professional educational training - Steve Spangler - encourages the discovery of scientific concepts through experiments viewers can do at home. With a fun, relaxed attitude, Steve will take viewers through step-by-step demonstrations of do-it-yourself experiments that amaze but which also relate back to solid principles of sciences.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (32 of 33) Response
Program Title Sports Stars of Tomorrow (Digital 41.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tuesday 7A-7:30A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
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. Sports Stars of Tomorrow presents inspirational and motivational profiles of the top rookie, college, and high school talent in sports. Also features some of the biggest names in sports who share their experiences, advice, and personal impressions of the road to stardom.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (33 of 33) Response
Program Title Xploration Awesome Planet (Digital 41.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wednesday 7A-7:30A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 13
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. Produced primarily for the 13-16 target audience, Xploration Awesome Planet will inspire and educate anyone interested in earth sciences. Our host, Philippe Cousteau, the grandson of legendary Jacques Cousteau, brings boundless energy to every location we visit. From magnificent mountains to violent volcanoes, this program takes an in-depth look at the unique and distinct features on planet Earth. We not only visit gigantic glaciers and behold their beauty but also discover why they formed, and how they shaped our landscape. Geological experts share their wisdom with Philippe as we strive to understand places on the Earth, inside the Earth, and above the Earth. Xploration Awesome Planet is a half-hour weekly E/I series produced with the intention of increasing and expanding our target audience's interest in the field of STEM education.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

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Questions Response
Title of Program Xploration Awesome Planet
List date and time rescheduled 03/12/2017 07:00 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2017-04-08
Episode # 127-16/17
Reason for Preemption Other

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Does the Licensee publicize the existence and location of the station's Children's Television Programming Reports (FCC 398) as required by 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3526(e)(11)(iii)? Yes
Name of children's programming liaison Marleea Howze
Address 1309 N. Memorial Pkwy
City Huntsville
State AL
Zip 35801
Telephone Number (256) 755-3244
Email Address mhowze@rocketcitynow.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. With respect to Questions 7(b) and 7(c), the station did not broadcast an analog signal this quarter. On March 8, 2017, WZDX suffered a power failure at our transmitter. As a result, we were off-air during the run time for an E/I program on 41.1 and 41.2. Those shows were aired in their entirety the following weekend.

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Other Matters (1 of 33) Response
Program Title Mystery Hunters (Digital 41.3)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 6:30A-7A
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. Mystery Hunters explores some of the world's greatest myths and mysteries. Combining on-site reporting and exciting adventures, 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. Mystery Hunters is an excellent example of a children's program that is innovative and empowering. Through critical observation, analytical thinking, and scientific testing, the series encourages children to question the world around them. Through both the travel aspect and the investigation of ancient mysteries, there is a profound focus on history, culture, geography, and international customs.
Other Matters (2 of 33) Response
Program Title Walking Wild at the San Diego Zoo (Digital 41.4)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 10:30A-11A
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.
Other Matters (3 of 33) Response
Program Title Better Planet TV (Digital 41.4)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 9:30A-10A
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 explores the importance of learning about our environment and ways to improve the quality of life for everyone in the world.
Other Matters (4 of 33) Response
Program Title Beakman's World (Digital 41.3)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 7:30A-8A
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. The program stars Paul Zaloom as Beakman, an eccentric scientist who performed comical experiments and demonstrations in response to viewer mail to illustrate various scientific concepts from density to electricity to flatulence. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.Celebrated performance artist Paul Zaloom stars as Beakman, a slightly nutty, always inquisitive, but never boring scientist who has dedicated himself to answering kids' questions. Each upbeat half-hour in Beakman's World takes audiences of all ages on an exciting journey of discovery. Main topics spin off into subsets of questions and answers that reveal the relationships between principles of science and nature and how they impact our daily environment.
Other Matters (5 of 33) Response
Program Title Biz Kid$ (Digital 41.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wednesday 7:30A-8A
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. Biz Kid$ serves the educational and informational needs of children 13 to 16 years of age with its program content, including the importance of understanding the economy and basic business principles. The series features teens stating their own businesses, actively solving problems, and developing important life skills.
Other Matters (6 of 33) Response
Program Title Bill Nye, the Science Guy (Digital 41.3)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 8:30A-9A
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. With 28 Emmy's and a slew of other prestigious award, Disney's resident way-cool scientist 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.
Other Matters (7 of 33) Response
Program Title Mystery Hunters (Digital 41.3)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 6A-6:30A
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. Mystery Hunters explores some of the world's greatest myths and mysteries. Combining on-site reporting and exciting adventures, 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. Mystery Hunters is an excellent example of a children's program that is innovative and empowering. Through critical observation, analytical thinking, and scientific testing, the series encourages children to question the world around them. Through both the travel aspect and the investigation of ancient mysteries, there is a profound focus on history, culture, geography, and international customs.
Other Matters (8 of 33) Response
Program Title Think Big (Digital 41.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Monday 7:30A-8A
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 serves the educational and informational needs of children 13 to 16 years of age with its program content, including the importance of having a working knowledge of math, science, and physics. The series shows children actively solving problems using scientific principles, combining skill and creativity. The series also demonstrates real-world applications for math, science, and engineering, proving that the physical sciences can be useful, challenging, and fun. Each episode presents an "invent-off" challenge where teenage teams must invent a machine designed to perform a specific task in a limited amount of time, promoting creative thinking and practical thinking.
Other Matters (9 of 33) Response
Program Title Career Day (Digital 41.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wednesday 7A-7:30A
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. Career Day is a television program that introduces young adults to career exploration and awareness. Students often do not know what they want to do and are unsure of potential interests they may have that could be a career. Career Day provides an avenue to view experts in their respective fields as they discuss their work, the education/training to prepare for the job, and experiences that led them to choose their career. It's not about what they do, it's about who they are. Viewers will meet people who actually love their jobs in this children's series dedicated to prolific professionals. Career Day clocks in for the day with all types of vacations-from circus choreographer to a cake decorator and a DJ to a doll designer.
Other Matters (10 of 33) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna's Into the Wild (Digital 41.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Thursday 7A-7:30A
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. Jack Hanna's Into the Wild is based on Jack Hanna traveling the world with his friends and family, taking viewers to his favorite destinations and introducing them to new and amazing creatures each week. Throughout Jack's travels, he informs viewers with insights into different cultures, world geography, natural history, and spectacular animal behaviors and facts, while teaching children the importance of environmental stewardship. The episodic content will certainly further the educational and informational needs of children ages 13 to 16 years. Jack Hanna's Into the Wild's program topics are suitable for both the secondary classroom and general audience with content addressing several academic outcomes designated by both state and national life science standards. Shot from a number of photographic perspectives, the viewer is introduced to the biodiversity of the area, how animals are adapted to the environment. Jack brings the aspect to wildlife education, engaging the emotional appeal of the wild animals and the conservation message to encourage the audience to take an active interest in preserving wildlife.
Other Matters (11 of 33) Response
Program Title Bill Nye, the Science Guy (Digital 41.3)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 8A-8:30A
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. Bill Nye is a tall and slender scientist wearing a blue lab coat and a bow-tie. He combines the serious science of everyday things with fast-paced action and humor. This program is specifically designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (12 of 33) Response
Program Title Xploration Weird But True (Digital 41.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Thursday 7A-7:30A
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. Xploration Weird But True is a half-hour weekly E/I series produced with the intention of increasing and expanding our target audience's interest in the field of STEM education. This series will help teens and viewers of all ages learn to question the world around them. Produced primarily for the 13-16 target audience, Xploration Weird But True will inspire and educate audiences of all ages. This series, produced in partnership with National Geographic Kids, is hosted by the brother and sister team of Charlie and Kirby Engleman. Charlie is an Ecologist and Kirby is an Artist and they are both National Geographic Junior Explorers. Together they share a common curiosity to explore and understand the science behind the world and its wildlife.
Other Matters (13 of 33) Response
Program Title Saved by the Bell (Digital 41.3)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 9:30A-10A
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. Saved by the Bell is a television series targeted at teens 13-16 years of age which explores social themes and coping strategies through the daily school life of six teenage friends at Bayside High School who help each other make the most of growing up in a complicated world. The multi-ethnic cast members serve as role models for young teen viewers as they deal with such issues as a death of a loved one, the right to say "no", the meaning of heroism, teenage alcohol use, and other issues of particular concern to young teens.
Other Matters (14 of 33) Response
Program Title Xploration DIY Sci (Digital 41.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 7A-7:30A
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. Xploration DIY Sci is a half-hour weekly E/I series produced with the intention of increasing and expanding our target audience's interest in the field of STEM education. This series will help kids understand how they can discover the principles of science with items they can find in their very own home. Produced primarily for the 13-16 target audience, Xploration DIY Sci will inspire and educate audiences of all ages. Host, science educator, and leader in the field of professional educational training - Steve Spangler - encourages the discovery of scientific concepts through experiments viewers can do at home. With a fun, relaxed attitude, Steve will take viewers through step-by-step demonstrations of do-it-yourself experiments that amaze but which also relate back to solid principles of sciences.
Other Matters (15 of 33) Response
Program Title Xploration Awesome Planet (Digital 41.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wednesday 7A-7:30A
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. Produced primarily for the 13-16 target audience, Xploration Awesome Planet will inspire and educate anyone interested in Earth sciences. Our host, Philippe Cousteau, the grandson of legendary Jacques Cousteau, brings boundless energy to every location we visit. From magnificent mountains to violent volcanoes, this program takes an in-depth look at the unique and distinct features on planet Earth. We not only visit gigantic glaciers and behold their beauty but also discover why they formed, and how they shaped our landscape. Geological experts share their wisdom with Philippe as we strive to understand places on the Earth, inside the Earth, and above the Earth. Xploration Awesome Planet is a half-hour weekly E/I series produced with the intention of increasing and expanding our target audience's interest in the field of STEM education.
Other Matters (16 of 33) Response
Program Title Saved by the Bell (Digital 41.3)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 10A-10:30A
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. Saved by the Bell is a television series targeted at teens 13-16 years of age which explores social themes and coping strategies through the daily school life of six teenage friends at Bayside High School who help each other make the most of growing up in a complicated world. The multi-ethnic cast members serve as role models for young teen viewers as they deal with such issues as a death of a loved one, the right to say "no", the meaning of heroism, teenage alcohol use, and other issues of particular concern to young teens.
Other Matters (17 of 33) Response
Program Title Wild Wonders (Digital 41.4)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 11A-11:30A
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.
Other Matters (18 of 33) Response
Program Title Better Planet (Digital 41.4)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled 10A-10:30A
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 explores the importance of learning about our environment and ways to improve the quality of life for everyone in the world.
Other Matters (19 of 33) Response
Program Title Teen Kids News (Digital 41.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Monday 7A-7:30A
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. Teen Kids News meets FCC requirements for "core children's programming" by providing educational features such as, "Flag Facts" (info on our state flags); "College and You" (tips for choosing and getting into college), "Word" (vocabulary skills training); as well as informational features for teens, such as reports about healthy eating; driving tips for new drives, and internet predators. The show has been designed to meet the needs of children and young adolescents with a unique curiosity about their world. The program stimulates the 13-16 year old's curiosity, develops their learning and cognitive, listening and thinking skills, and serves as an enhancement of their academic and educational experience.
Other Matters (20 of 33) Response
Program Title Sports Stars of Tomorrow (Digital 41.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tuesday 7A-7:30A
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. Sports Stars of Tomorrow presents inspirational and motivational profiles of the top rookie, college, and high school talent in sports. Also features some of the biggest names in sports who share their experiences, advice, and personal impressions of the road to stardom.
Other Matters (21 of 33) Response
Program Title Saved by the Bell (Digital 41.3)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 9A-9:30A
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. Saved by the Bell is a television series targeted at teens 13-16 years of age which explores social themes and coping strategies through the daily school life of six teenage friends at Bayside High School who help each other make the most of growing up in a complicated world. The multi-ethnic cast members serve as role models for young teen viewers as they deal with such issues as a death of a loved one, the right to say "no", the meaning of heroism, teenage alcohol use, and other issues of particular concern to young teens.
Other Matters (22 of 33) Response
Program Title Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition (Digital 41.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Friday 7A-7:30A
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. Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition is an Emmy-nominated, FCC friendly, Educational/Informational, nationally syndicated weekly series. Its core programming targets 13-16 old teens with segments ranging from coverage of Animation, Producing & Directing to Costume Design, Casting & 3-D technology. This content-rich series introduces its audience to behind-the-scenes film-making, special effects techniques, and career opportunities focusing on the creative, technical, and artistic skills of motion picture and television industries.
Other Matters (23 of 33) Response
Program Title Beakman's World (Digital 41.3)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 7A-7:30A
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. The program stars Paul Zaloom as Beakman, an eccentric scientist who performed comical experiments and demonstrations in response to viewer mail to illustrate various scientific concepts from density to electricity to flatulence. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.Celebrated performance artist Paul Zaloom stars as Beakman, a slightly nutty, always inquisitive, but never boring scientist who has dedicated himself to answering kids' questions. Each upbeat half-hour in Beakman's World takes audiences of all ages on an exciting journey of discovery. Main topics spin off into subsets of questions and answers that reveal the relationships between principles of science and nature and how they impact our daily environment.
Other Matters (24 of 33) Response
Program Title Xploration Outer Space (Digital 41.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Monday 7A-7:30A
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 half-hour weekly series produced for the 13-16 target audience will certainly attract viewers of all ages. Each week our host Emily Calandrelli will take viewers on incredible journeys through space that will both entertain and educate. Ever wonder what it would be like to live in space or on a different planet? Watch our host try to perform every day responsibilities while floating in zero gravity. Explore the challenges that come along with living on a different planet as our host lives like an astronaut in a Mars-like habitat. We will have episodes on space robotics, commercial tourism, asteroids, and our search for life, among many others. When appropriate, the host will highlight NASA related programs and internships for young students that are relevant to the content we have shown. Xploration Outer Space is a weekly E/I series produced with the intention of increasing and expanding our target audience's interest in the field of STEM education.
Other Matters (25 of 33) Response
Program Title The Young Icons (Digital 41.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Friday 7:30A-8A
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. A weekly half-hour television series shot entirely in HD, The Young Icons falls under the Educational and Informational (E/I) for children 13-16 FCC classification. Each week, The Young Icons give you a glimpse inside the lives of the brightest and the best of America's youth (age 18 and younger) including world-class athletes, accomplished artists, scholars, philanthropists, and entrepreneurs. These extraordinary young people are making a real difference in the world, and prove that children really can accomplish amazing and inspirational things.
Other Matters (26 of 33) Response
Program Title Biz Kid$ (Digital 41.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 7:30A-8A
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. Biz Kid$ serves the educational and informational needs of children 13 to 16 years of age with its program content, including the importance of understanding the economy and basic business principles. The series features teens stating their own businesses, actively solving problems, and developing important life skills.
Other Matters (27 of 33) Response
Program Title Xploration Earth 2050 (Digital 41.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tuesday 7A-7:30A
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. What will the world look like in 2050? Where will advancements in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics lead us? Xploration Earth 2050 strives to answer these questions and more with scientists, inventors, doctors, science fiction writers, and creative thinkers. This half hour weekly series, produced primarily for the 13-16 year old target audience will appeal to the whole family. Viewers will be taken on an educational adventure as the show tackles future challenges in everything from transportation to health care to the environment. Xploration Earth 2050 is a half-hour weekly E/I series produced with the intention of increasing and expanding our target audience's interest in the field of STEM education.
Other Matters (28 of 33) Response
Program Title Missing (Digital 41.4)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 9A-9:30A
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.
Other Matters (29 of 33) Response
Program Title Xploration Outer Space (Digital 41.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Thursday 7:30A-8A
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 half-hour weekly series produced for the 13-16 target audience will certainly attract viewers of all ages. Each week our host Emily Calandrelli will take viewers on incredible journeys through space that will both entertain and educate. Ever wonder what it would be like to live in space or on a different planet? Watch our host try to perform every day responsibilities while floating in zero gravity. Explore the challenges that come along with living on a different planet as our host lives like an astronaut in a Mars-like habitat. We will have episodes on space robotics, commercial tourism, asteroids, and our search for life, among many others. When appropriate, the host will highlight NASA related programs and internships for young students that are relevant to the content we have shown. Xploration Outer Space is a weekly E/I series produced with the intention of increasing and expanding our target audience's interest in the field of STEM education.
Other Matters (30 of 33) Response
Program Title Elizabeth Stanton's Great Big World (Digital 41.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tuesday 7:30A-8A
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. Elizabeth Stanton's Great Big World incorporates informative and educational messages organically into the program. The host relates timely, thought-provoking issues as she joins her friends to lend a hand to children in need. The program focuses on exploration, adventure, friendship, volunteerism, geography, social studies, literature, and government. It is clear the show has been specifically created to educate teens 13-16 years old.
Other Matters (31 of 33) Response
Program Title Saved by the Bell (Digital 41.3)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled 10:30A- 11A
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. Saved by the Bell is a television series targeted at teens 13-16 years of age which explores social themes and coping strategies through the daily school life of six teenage friends at Bayside High School who help each other make the most of growing up in a complicated world. The multi-ethnic cast members serve as role models for young teen viewers as they deal with such issues as a death of a loved one, the right to say "no", the meaning of heroism, teenage alcohol use, and other issues of particular concern to young teens.
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Program Title Missing (Digital 41.4)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 11:30A-12P
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.
Other Matters (33 of 33) Response
Program Title Xploration Nature Knows Best (Digital 41.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Friday 7A-7:30A
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. Xploration Nature Knows Best is a half-hour weekly E/I series produced with the intention of increasing and expanding our target audience's interest in the field of STEM education. Produced primarily for the 13-16 target audience, Xploration Nature Knows Best will inspire and educate audiences of all ages. Host and marine biologist, Danni Washington, exudes energy as she relates how technology all around us was inspired by nature and how modern innovators are continuing with this practice. We will whirl around in airplanes inspired by birds, and in helicopters influenced by the dragonfly, and even jump from a few such vehicles to illustrate how wing suits were invented based on the flying squirrel! But engineers aren't the only scientists looking toward nature. We will also meet with biologists studying the behavior patterns of ants; architects who design "living buildings"; and roboticists who are making their designs bigger, stronger, and faster based on animals. This series will help kids to understand how getting outside and taking a look around can help them make the next great discovery!

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The undersigned certifies that he or she is (a) the party filing the Children's Television Programming, or an officer, director, member, partner, trustee, authorized employee, or other individual or duly elected or appointed official who is authorized to sign on behalf of the party filing the Children's Television Programming; or (b) an attorney qualified to practice before the Commission under 47 C.F.R. Section 1.23(a), who is authorized to represent the party filing the Children's Television Programming, and who further certifies that he or she has read the document; that to the best of his or her knowledge, information,and belief there is good ground to support it; and that it is not interposed for delay.

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I certify that this application includes all required and relevant attachments. Yes
I declare, under penalty of perjury, that I am an authorized representative of the above-named applicant for the Authorization(s) specified above.

Marleea Howze

Administrative Services Coordinator


04/07/2017

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