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

FRN:
0023568751
File Number:
0000070223
Submit Date:
04/08/2019
Call Sign:
WGXA
Facility ID:
58262
City:
MACON
State:
GA
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
04/08/2019
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : First Quarter of 2019

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

Miles S. Mason, Esq. - Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

1200 Seventeenth Street NW

Washington, DC 20036

United States

+1 (202) 663-8525

miles.mason@pillsburylaw.com

Company

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Miles S. Mason , Esq .

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Miles S. Mason, Esq.

1200 Seventeenth Street NW

Washington, DC 20036

United States

+1 (202) 663-8525

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: 6.5
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 THE NEW FRONTIER
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday @ 9 am (1/5-3/30/19)
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 the universe and gives viewers an examination of the new frontiers of space. Viewers will be exposed to detailed graphics and illustrations that help explain the mysteries of the universe. The episodes feature a new generation of spacecraft being deployed to explore our solar system, how solar weather effects earth's weather and introduce young viewers to the study of astronomy. Scientists explain the exploration of dark matter and dark energy, the search for new planets which might be inhabitable for humans, and how travel into space could be the next tourist attraction. 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 (2 of 19) Response
Program Title ANIMAL OUTTAKES
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday @ 8 & 8:30 am (1/6-3/31/19)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Total times aired 26
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. 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 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 (3 of 19) Response
Program Title XPLORATION WEIRD BUT TRUE
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday @ 7am (1/6-3/31/19)
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 (4 of 19) Response
Program Title OCEAN TREKS WITH JEFF CORWIN
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday @ 9:30am (1/5-3/30/19)
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 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 (5 of 19) Response
Program Title XPLORATION EARTH 2050
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday @ 7:00am (1/5-3/30/19)
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 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 (6 of 19) Response
Program Title Rescue Heroes
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday @ 10 am (1/5-3/30/19)
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. Rescue Heroes are called into action each week to mobilize themselves in any part of the globe to protect the world from natural and man-made disasters. Social and emotional character stories are embedded in the adventure, using action and humor to convey messages regarding keeping an open mind, asking for help, facing your fears, persistence pays off, preparedness, procedure training and teamwork. At the end of each episode the Rescue Heroes reinforce various safety tips and information relating to the educational message portrayed in the story. 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 (7 of 19) Response
Program Title XPLORATION AWESOME PLANET
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday @ 8:30am (1/5-3/30/19)
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 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 (8 of 19) Response
Program Title THE GREAT DR. SCOTT
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday @ 10:30 am (1/5-3/30/19)
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 veterinarian Dr. Scott Miller at his family-run veterinary clinic in the outskirts of London. Dr. Scott treats a wide variety of animal patients from cats and dogs to exotic reptiles and livestock. Audiences will witness the day-to-day life of a veterinary professional while educating viewers on a wide range of medical procedures and practices in the process. This program aired on the station's secondary digital stream, 24.2.
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 NATURE KNOWS BEST
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday @ 7:30am (1/5-3/30/19)
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. 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 (10 of 19) Response
Program Title WILD WORLD AT THE SAN DIEGO ZOO
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday @ 8:30am (1/5-3/30/19)
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 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 (11 of 19) Response
Program Title AMERICA'S HEARTLAND
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday @ 7:30am (1/5-3/30/19)
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. 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 (12 of 19) Response
Program Title JACK HANNA'S WILD COUNTDOWN
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday @ 9:00am (1/5-3/30/19)
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 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 (13 of 19) Response
Program Title SPORTS LAB
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday @ 9:30 am (1/5-3/30/19)
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 showcases a wide range of sports, helping children gain a better understanding of many sports and the scientific elements at work in each sporting activity. Whether it's hitting a baseball to determine its acceleration off a bat or why a certain technique increases running speed, this program looks into the science involved within the sport. Episode examples include explaining the science of soccer, horse dressage, track, tennis, cricket and trampoline. 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 (14 of 19) Response
Program Title XPLORATION OUTER SPACE
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday @ 8:00am (1/5-3/30/19)
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. 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 (15 of 19) Response
Program Title GET WILD AT THE SAN DIEGO ZOO
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday @ 8:00am (1/5-3/30/19)
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 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 (16 of 19) Response
Program Title ROCK THE PARK
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday @ 7am (1/6-3/31/19)
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 (17 of 19) Response
Program Title XPLORATION DIY SCI
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday @ 7:30am (1/6-3/31/19)
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 (18 of 19) Response
Program Title VACATION CREATION
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday @ 7:30am (1/6-3/31/19)
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. In this program the hosts guide a featured family on adventures, as they experience a new destination together on their family vacation. Episodes feature families embarking on interactive voyages with immersive learning experiences, discovering unique cultural events, food, activities, and traditions. The featured families in the program learn the importance of spending time with family, often learning more about each other and their own family history along the way. From this program, children will learn the importance of resiliency during challenging times as many featured families share their stories of overcoming adversity, finding ways to bond and heal while sharing these once-in-a-lifetime experiences. 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 WILD AMERICA
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday @ 9:30am (1/5-3/30/19)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The 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

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 Denise Dehnart
Address 599 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
City Macon
State GA
Zip 31201
Telephone Number (478) 745-2424
Email Address ddehnart@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. WGXA Community Activities - 1st Qtr. 2019 1/19/19 - General Manager Karen Lincoln, Anchors Aaron Leedy and Victoria De Cardenas, Producer Brittany Tennant and Executive Producer Alexa Denagall participated in the Museum of Aviation's 5K Run for Aviation. The proceeds from the race benefit the Museum of Aviation, one of the largest education-focused aviation museums in the country; 1/31/19 - Anchor Victoria De Cardenas, General Manager Karen Lincoln, Executive Producer Mallory Huff, and Business Manager Katelyn Hobday attended the Georgia Economic Outlook; 2/10/19 - Anchor Katie Thurber led the interview workshop for the Distinguished Young Women Bibb and Monroe County's class of 2019 at Stone Edge Church in Macon. DYW is a scholarship program teaching young women to be healthy, involved, studious, ambitious and responsible; 2/23/19 - Anchor Katie Thurber attended the Distinguished Young Women Bibb and Monroe County's showcase at Stone Edge Church in Macon. During part of the program she spoke about what she does at WGXA and her involvement in the community; 3/8/19 - General Manager Karen Lincoln, Business Manager Katelyn Hobday, Creative Services Manager Raymond Ruda, Commercial Producer Alicia Kennon, Digital Sales Manager Kevin Bryant, Anchor Aaron Leedy, Chief Meteorologist Jeff Cox, and Multimedia Journalist Miles Garrett attended the United Way of Central Georgia's Annual Awards Luncheon; 3/12/19 - Multimedia Journalist Miles Garrett spoke at the Career Day for Jackson Road Elementary School; 3/13/19 - Anchor Victoria De Cardenas and Meteorologist Daniel McFarland spoke at Career Day at McKibbin Elementary School; 3/22/19 - Meteorologist Daniel McFarland spoke at Career Day at Porter Elementary School; 3/23/19 - Anchor Aaron Leedy and Digital Producer Claire Helm attended the annual Cherry Blossom Ball. The theme of this year's Ball is India; WGXA aired the following PSA's during the 1st Qtr. of 2019: Adoption - :30 Humane Society - :30 Americorps - :60 Career Placement - :60 Community Garden - :30 Choose Kidness - :30 Gun Safety - :15 Victories for Veterans - :15 Drone Safety - :30 Empowering Girls - :30 Homes for our Troops - :30 / :60 HUD Fair Housing - :30 / :60 Job Training - :30 / :60 Junior Achievement - :15 / :30 Oral Health - :30 Meals on Wheels - :30 Minority Education - :15 / :60 Path to Employment - :30 / :60 Project Roadblock - :30 Retirement Savings - :30 Save the Children - :30 / :60 Pet Adoption - :30 Shriners Hospital - :30 Special Olympics - :30 / :60

Other Matters (19)

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Other Matters (1 of 19) Response
Program Title ROCK THE PARK
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays @ 7am (4/7-6/30/19)
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 (2 of 19) Response
Program Title AMERICA'S HEARTLAND
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 7:30am (4/6-6/29/19)
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. 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 (3 of 19) Response
Program Title WILD WORLD AT THE SAN DIEGO ZOO
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wednesday @ 8:30 am (4/3-6/26/19)
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 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 (4 of 19) Response
Program Title XPLORATION OUTER SPACE
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 8:00am (4/6-6/29/19)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
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 (5 of 19) Response
Program Title XPLORATION AWESOME PLANET
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 8:30am (4/6-6/29/19)
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 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 XPLORATION DIY SCI
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays @ 7:30am (4/7-6/30/19)
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 (7 of 19) Response
Program Title OCEAN TREKS WITH JEFF CORWIN
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 9:30am (4/6-6/29/19)
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 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 airs on the station's secondary digital stream, channel 24.2.
Other Matters (8 of 19) Response
Program Title XPLORATION WEIRD BUT TRUE
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays @ 7am (4/7-6/30/19)
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 (9 of 19) Response
Program Title XPLORATION EARTH 2050
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday @ 7:00am (4/6-6/29/19)
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 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 (10 of 19) Response
Program Title HEARTS OF HEROES
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 10:00am (4/6-6/29/19)
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. Hearts of Heroes showcases the stories of men and women braving natural disasters with one goal: to rescue the victims and help restore their lives. Hosted by meteorologist Ginger Zee, Hearts of Heroes will guide viewers through fascinating weather events while delivering unique takeaways into the causes of many kinds of disasters, as well as how we can properly prepare for them, and collectively overcome them. Each week, viewers will witness first-hand the worst of nature but the best of humanity. Rescue Heroes will take audiences on a journey where they'll experience recent natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, wild fires, and floods. Teen viewers will learn more about the causes and science behind these events, while witnessing the heroic efforts of first responders across the nation. This program will air on the station's main digital program stream, channel 24.2.
Other Matters (11 of 19) Response
Program Title GET WILD AT THE SAN DIEGO ZOO
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wednesday @ 8 am (4/3-6/26/19)
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 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 stations secondary digital stream, channel 24.3.
Other Matters (12 of 19) Response
Program Title WILD AMERICA
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 9:30am (4/6-6/29/19)
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 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 (13 of 19) Response
Program Title JACK HANNA'S WILD COUNTDOWN
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 9:00am (4/6-6/29/19)
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 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 (14 of 19) Response
Program Title ANIMAL OUTTAKES
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Friday @ 8 & 8:30am (4/5-6/28/19)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program is about a wide variety of animals and the people who take care of them. Children will learn about a variety of animals and what a responsibility it is to take care of these animals. Episode examples include learning about bovines in Florida, a sanctuary for sea turtles and, a guide dog centers where dogs learn to become service animals. This program airs on the station's secondary digital stream, channel 24.3.
Other Matters (15 of 19) Response
Program Title Vacation Creation with Tommy Davidson and Andrea Feczko
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays @ 7:30am (4/7-6/30/19)
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. In this program the hosts guide a featured family on adventures, as they experience a new destination together on their family vacation. Episodes feature families embarking on interactive voyages with immersive learning experiences, discovering unique cultural events, food, activities, and traditions. The featured families in the program learn the importance of spending time with family, often learning more about each other and their own family history along the way. From this program, children will learn the importance of resiliency during challenging times as many featured families share their stories of overcoming adversity, finding ways to bond and heal while sharing these once-in-a-lifetime experiences. This program airs on the station's secondary digital stream, channel 24.2.
Other Matters (16 of 19) Response
Program Title THE NEW FRONTIER
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Thursday @ 8 am (4/4-6/27/19)
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 series explores the universe and gives viewers an examination of the new frontiers of space. Viewers will be exposed to detailed graphics and illustrations that help explain the mysteries of the universe. The episodes feature a new generation of spacecraft being deployed to explore our solar system, how solar weather effects earth's weather, and introduce young viewers to the study of astronomy. Scientists explain the exploration of dark matter and dark energy, the search for new planets which might be inhabitable for humans, and how travel into space could be the next tourist attraction. This program airs on the station's secondary digital stream, channel 24.3.
Other Matters (17 of 19) Response
Program Title THE GREAT DR. SCOTT
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday @ 10:30 am (4/6-6/29/19)
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. TThe Great Dr. Scott follows veterinarian Dr. Scott Miller at his family run veterinary clinic in the outskirts of London. Dr. Scott treats a wide variety of animal patients from cats and dogs to exotic reptiles and livestock. Audiences will witness the day-to-day life of a veterinary professional while educating viewers on a wide range of medical procedures and practices in the process. This program airs on the station's secondary digital stream, channel 24.2.
Other Matters (18 of 19) Response
Program Title SPORTS LAB
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Thursday @ 8:30am (4/4-6/27/19)
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 showcases a wide range of sports, helping children gain a better understanding of many sports and the scientific elements at work in each sporting activity. Whether it's hitting a baseball to determine its acceleration off a bat or why a certain technique increases running speed, this programs looks into the science involved within the sport. Episode examples include explaining the science of soccer, horse dressage, track, tennis, cricket and trampoline. This program airs on the station's secondary digital stream, channel 24.3.
Other Matters (19 of 19) Response
Program Title XPLORATION NATURE KNOWS BEST
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 7:30am (4/6-6/29/19)
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. 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.

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Denise Dehnart

Regional Program Coordinator


04/08/2019

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