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

FRN:
0018223693
File Number:
CPR-159710
Submit Date:
10/07/2014
Call Sign:
KALB-TV
Facility ID:
51598
City:
ALEXANDRIA
State:
LA
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
10/07/2014
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Third Quarter of 2014

General Information

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Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

Contact Representatives (0)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Network Affiliation
Affiliated network NBC/CBS
Nielsen DMA Alexandria LA
Web Home Page Address WWW.KALB.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 6.0
State the average number of hours per week of free over-the-air digital video programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream 336.0
State the average number of hours per week of Core Programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream. See 47 C.F.R. Section 73.671: 6.0
Does the Licensee provide information identifying each Core Program aired on its station, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides as required by 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? Yes
Does the Licensee certify that at least 50% of the Core Programming counted toward meeting the additional programming guideline (applied to free video programming aired on other than the main Yes No program stream) did not consist of program episodes that had already aired within the previous seven days either on the station's main program stream or on another of the station's free digital program streams? Yes

Digital Core Programs(14)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 14) Response
Program Title THE CHICA SHOW - 5.1
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS 9A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 2
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 2
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Chica Show features a five-year-old "baby" chick who spends her days with her parents in their costume shop, the Coop. The shop's one employee, Kelly, doubles as Chica's nanny and the ensemble is rounded out with Bunji, a large floppy eared rabbit and Stitches, a straw mannequin that sits in the window. In each episode Chica develops or encounters a problem that she cannot immediately resolve. Usually her issues involve impulse control, distractibility, judgment, and inter-personal behaviors. She and Kelly usually work on the problem through an adventure-a fantasy transformation to animation-- where Bunji and Stitches come alive and join Chica and Kelly for the problem solving process. The core educational content is primarily socio-emotional development, and Chica learns how to express herself properly, think before she acts, and interact with others effectively. She often learns that it takes hard work and practice to become proficient at different skills.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program THE CHICA SHOW - 5.1
List date and time rescheduled 7/19/2014 12p
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2014-07-12
Episode # 7/12/2014 ETCS107DH
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program THE CHICA SHOW - 5.1
List date and time rescheduled 9/28/2014 12p
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2014-09-27
Episode # 9/27/2014 ETCS205DH
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (2 of 14) Response
Program Title ALL IN WITH LAILA ALI - 5.2
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS 10A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 1
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
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. ALL IN, hosted by Laila Ali, scours the globe to track down compelling stories, profiling inspirational people, groundbreaking achievements and extraordinary lifestyles. Using a magazine format, the program focuses on the achievements of individuals, who, whether through sports, culture, travel or adventure, follow their dreams. The program illustrates for viewers important life lessons: the rewards of developing a passion for some subject or discipline, the importance of setting goals and the value of not giving up. The show not only encourages a positive sense of commitment to one's goals but also the idea that hard work can achieve very positive results. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program ALL IN WITH LAILA ALI - 5.2
List date and time rescheduled 9/13/2014 11a
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2014-08-30
Episode # 8/30/2014 - 1523R
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (3 of 14) Response
Program Title LUCKY DOG - 5.2
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS 8A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
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. Animal trainer Brandon McMillan operates a training facility known as the Lucky Dog Ranch, where his mission is to rescue hard-to-love and untrained dogs and find them homes. The show focuses on exercising responsibility and on developing a sense of appreciation for life and animals. Life lessons are an integral part of the overarching theme of rescuing these animals from death and providing a second chance for life. Following McMillan's investigations into how to retrain these animals to make them welcome members in the homes of families is both educational and inspirational - encouraging this demographic to become sensitive to our own and others' behavior and teaching how we as individuals can make a difference. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 14) Response
Program Title JAMIE OLIVER'S 15 MINUTE MEALS - 5.2
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS 930A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
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. Best known for his Emmy Award-winning television program, "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution," Oliver is one of the world's favorite celebrity chefs who aspires to teach the world to cook. Oliver's core belief is that simply cooking for oneself using fresh ingredients is the easiest way to maintain a balanced diet, and to this goal, he has perfected a delicious collection of healthy recipes that can be prepared in 15 minutes. The show encourages young viewers to replicate the recipes and to develop healthy lifestyles through healthy cooking. The program also fosters viewers' appreciation for different kinds of foods and cultures from around the world. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 14) Response
Program Title ZOU - 5.1
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUNDAYS 730A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 1
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Zou is a French series based on the Zou books by Michel Gay. Targeted for children age 2-5, each episode explores the kind of learning issues that emerge from everyday encounters in the life of a preschool child. If Zou plays his drums too loud, how can he learn to play them softly? If Zou wants a car, but has only a cardboard box, how can he transform it? If Zou lost his friend's favorite airplane, how does he explain? How can Zou be successful at baking a cake if he has never done it before? How can Zou muster the courage to go to the doctor when he's afraid of injections? These are big issues in the mind and life of a preschool child and Zou demonstrates how to have fun, ask for help, listen to advice, and try different solutions until he can commit to the strategy that works. The show says it, shows it, and does it, in the embedded and naturally occurring lesson within each episode.
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 ZOU - 5.1
List date and time rescheduled 10/11/2014 1230p
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2014-09-28
Episode # 9/28/2014 EZOU114DH
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (6 of 14) Response
Program Title LAZY TOWN - 5.1
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUNDAYS 7A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 1
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Lazy Town encourages fitness and healthful habits for preschool children. In the imaginary setting of Lazy Town, characters' eating and fitness habits are linked to problem solving in their world. The lead character is Stephanie, a young girl who guides the audience through the story as she and her friends ("human" puppets) and her Uncle (Mayor Milford Meanswell) navigate life within Lazy Town. Robbie Rotten, the underground spy and influencer who personifies the ethos of Lazy Town, is determined to ruin the health and fitness practices of Stephanie and her friends. When the kids have difficulty with Robbie Rotten, Sportacus, a gymnast/athlete prepared to answer any call for help, comes to the rescue from his home in a zeppelin-like aircraft that hovers over earth. The underlying themes of Lazy Town stress the importance of eating "sports candy" (aka fruits and vegetables), always obtaining sufficient sleep, and going outside to engage in a wide range of physical activities including playing games, competing athletically, and even building forts and play structures.
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 LAZY TOWN - 5.1
List date and time rescheduled 10/11/2014 12p
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2014-09-28
Episode # 9/28/2014 ELZR301DH
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (7 of 14) Response
Program Title RECIPE REHAB - 5.2
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS 930A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 1
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
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. Each week, host Evette Rios, recently a field correspondent and roving reporter for "The Chew," helps American families modify and update a high-calorie family recipe. First, two chefs face off in a head-to-head competition to give the recipes a nutritious low-calorie twist. After making each rehabbed recipe in its own kitchen, the family chooses its new favorite. This recipe makeover challenge teaches viewers about the nutritional value of different foods, promotes the use of healthy, wholesome ingredients, and demonstrates that healthy food choices can have positive effects on viewers' quality of life. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 14) Response
Program Title TREE FU TOM - 5.1
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS 1030A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 2
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 2
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Tree Fu Tom, is a live action/animated series about a little boy who lives in a rural area and has a rich fantasy life in the woods behind his home. Tom uses specific movements to summon up magic powers that permit him to morph into an animated hero and fly around in Treetopolis, the fantasy version of his woods. While in Treetopolis, Tom and his friends, Ariella, Twigs, Squirmturn and Zigzoo will invariably run into a problem or disaster that needs fixing. Tom calls upon the audience to practice original dance moves that will bring him "Big World" magic so he and his friends can resolve their challenge of the day. Educational messages reinforce positive socio-emotional content, with examples that model: being loyal to good friends, knowing how to ask for help, doing the right thing instead of what is convenient, making the effort to share rather than being selfish or relying on teamwork in order to accomplish a goal.
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 TREE FU TOM - 5.1
List date and time rescheduled 7/20/2014 1130a
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2014-07-12
Episode # 7/12/2014 ETFT103DH
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program TREE FU TOM - 5.1
List date and time rescheduled 9/28/2014 130p
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2014-09-27
Episode # 9/27/2014 ETFT116DH
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (9 of 14) Response
Program Title DR. CHRIS PET VET - 5.2
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS 830A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
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. Chronicling the adventures of Dr. Chris Brown, DR. CHRIS PET VET allows viewers unique insight into the life of one of the world's busiest vets and the animals that he treats. For those animals that require specialist services, Dr. Chris calls on his good friend and colleague Dr. Lisa Chimes, who works at a small animal specialist hospital. The show usually consists of three segments, following the doctor as he treats various animals that are in trouble and offering the viewer opportunities to understand the challenges a veterinarian daily faces. The series focuses on how the doctor investigates the individual problem and tries to develop solutions that on the surface would seem confounding to the viewer. As such the show not only offers a view into careers in and responsibility for taking care of pets, but also into problem solving strategies and behaviors. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 14) Response
Program Title GAME CHANGERS WITH KEVIN FRAZIER - 5.2
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS 1030A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 1
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
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. GAME CHANGERS, hosted by "omg! Insider's" Kevin Frazier, highlights professional athletes who use their notoriety and success to make positive changes in the lives of people in need. The program offers a very positive opportunity to view sports figures in activities that reflect the ideas of good sportsmanship and civic mindedness. Profiled celebrities range from players who have set up charities for youngsters around the world to those who have put together foundations that support various initiatives in their own communities where they were raised as part of an effort to "give back." The show provides valuable lessons on the true meaning of sportsmanship and responsibility to society of those who have achieved great success. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program GAME CHANGERS WITH KEVIN FRAZIER - 5.2
List date and time rescheduled 9/20/2014 11a
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2014-08-30
Episode # 8/30/2014 - 7725R
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (11 of 14) Response
Program Title HENRY FORD'S INNOVATION NATION - 5.2
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS 9A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 1
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
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. INNOVATION NATION, hosted by Mo Rocca of CBS SUNDAY MORNING, will be a weekly celebration of the inventor's spirit - from historic scientific pioneers throughout past centuries to the forward-looking visionaries of today. Each episode tells the dramatic stories behind the world's greatest inventions - and the perseverance, passion and price required to bring them to life. Featuring the "what if it never happened," "the innovation by accident" and a strong focus on "junior geniuses" who are changing the face of technology, this series will appeal to young viewers and their families.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (12 of 14) Response
Program Title NOODLE AND DOODLE - 5.1
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS 930A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 2
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 2
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Noodle and Doodle is a live-action show hosted by Sean Roach that also blends animation and puppetry into the overall format. Sean drives a double-decker bus into various communities to meet children who have written to him with a problem that they would like to solve using an art and/or a food experience. Sean is accompanied by Noodle, a puppet character and Doodle, a digital character that lives inside a tablet computer, and Doggity, a faithful beagle. Doggity has a mini-show of his own through an animated alter ego that appears during diversionary segments set in a restaurant kitchen. The show demonstrates how recycled materials can become art and how food, art, and problem solving can be combined to create a fun experience in everyday life. Every episode can be replicated at home with ease by parents and children playing together.
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 NOODLE AND DOODLE - 5.1
List date and time rescheduled 7/19/2014 1230p
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2014-07-12
Episode # 7/12/2014 ENAD120DH
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program NOODLE AND DOODLE - 5.1
List date and time rescheduled 9/28/2014 1230p
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2014-09-27
Episode # 9/27/2014 ENAD105DH
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (13 of 14) Response
Program Title RECIPE REHAB - 5.2
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS 9A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
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. Each week, host Evette Rios, recently a field correspondent and roving reporter for "The Chew," helps American families modify and update a high-calorie family recipe. First, two chefs face off in a head-to-head competition to give the recipes a nutritious low-calorie twist. After making each rehabbed recipe in its own kitchen, the family chooses its new favorite. This recipe makeover challenge teaches viewers about the nutritional value of different foods, promotes the use of healthy, wholesome ingredients, and demonstrates that healthy food choices can have positive effects on viewers' quality of life. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (14 of 14) Response
Program Title JUSTIN TIME - 5.1
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS 10A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 2
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 2
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Justin Time features a little boy, Justin, who wants very much to master his destiny, have great adventures, and solve problems. He begins with a problem that vexes him and daydreams his way into an adventure that takes him to different places around the world, providing him with an experience to help solve his problem when he returns home. Justin is accompanied by two imaginary friends throughout his adventures; Olive, a knowledgeable playmate, and Squidgy, the morphing flying sponge, who provides commentary and comedy along the way. Some examples of Justin's lessons involve learning that it takes focus to achieve success, our failures can teach what we need to do to succeed next time, or when one path to solve a problem doesn't work, you can find an alternative way to achieve your goal. Justin promotes self-directed learning from the young child's perspective and imagination.
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 JUSTIN TIME - 5.1
List date and time rescheduled 9/28/2014 1p
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2014-09-27
Episode # 9/27/2014 EJTM106DH
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program JUSTIN TIME - 5.1
List date and time rescheduled 7/20/14 11a
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2014-07-12
Episode # 7/12/2014 EJTM109DH
Reason for Preemption Sports

Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (0)

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Sponsored Core Programming (0)

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Liaison Contact

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Question Response
Does the Licensee publicize the existence and location of the station's Children's Television Programming Reports (FCC 398) as required by 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3526(e)(11)(iii)? Yes
Name of children's programming liaison Michele Godard
Address 605 Washington Street
City Alexandria
State LA
Zip 71301
Telephone Number 318-445-2456
Email Address mgodard@kalb.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. Gray Television became the licensee of the station on June 13, 2014. "The More You Know's" comprehensive website (themoreyouknow.com) provides in-depth referral information, in connection with the on-air public service announcements. Content includes: video of all current public service announcements, a general campaign overview, and referral information by topic to partnering agencies referenced in the PSAs. The site includes a comprehensive list of the campaign's accolades, including Emmy and Peabody awards. In addition, a behind-the-scenes story with clips from talent interviews can be viewed.

Other Matters (14)

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Other Matters (1 of 14) Response
Program Title NOODLE AND DOODLE - 5.1
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUNDAYS 730A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Noodle and Doodle is a live-action show hosted by Sean Roach that also blends animation and puppetry into the overall format. Sean drives a double-decker bus into various communities to meet children who have written to him with a problem that they would like to solve using an art and/or a food experience. Sean is accompanied by Noodle, a puppet character and Doodle, a digital character that lives inside a tablet computer, and Doggity, a faithful beagle. Doggity has a mini-show of his own through an animated alter ego that appears during diversionary segments set in a restaurant kitchen. The show demonstrates how recycled materials can become art and how food, art, and problem solving can be combined to create a fun experience in everyday life. Every episode can be replicated at home with ease by parents and children playing together.
Other Matters (2 of 14) Response
Program Title LAZY TOWN - 5.1
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS 1030A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Lazy Town encourages fitness and healthful habits for preschool children. In the imaginary setting of Lazy Town, characters' eating and fitness habits are linked to problem solving in their world. The lead character is Stephanie, a young girl who guides the audience through the story as she and her friends ("human" puppets) and her Uncle (Mayor Milford Meanswell) navigate life within Lazy Town. Robbie Rotten, the underground spy and influencer who personifies the ethos of Lazy Town, is determined to ruin the health and fitness practices of Stephanie and her friends. When the kids have difficulty with Robbie Rotten, Sportacus, a gymnast/athlete prepared to answer any call for help, comes to the rescue from his home in a zeppelin-like aircraft that hovers over earth. The underlying themes of Lazy Town stress the importance of eating "sports candy" (aka fruits and vegetables), always obtaining sufficient sleep, and going outside to engage in a wide range of physical activities including playing games, competing athletically, and even building forts and play structures.
Other Matters (3 of 14) Response
Program Title RECIPE REHAB - 5.2
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS 930A
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. Each week, host Evette Rios, recently a field correspondent and roving reporter for "The Chew," helps American families modify and update a high-calorie family recipe. First, two chefs face off in a head-to-head competition to give the recipes a nutritious low-calorie twist. After making each rehabbed recipe in its own kitchen, the family chooses its new favorite. This recipe makeover challenge teaches viewers about the nutritional value of different foods, promotes the use of healthy, wholesome ingredients, and demonstrates that healthy food choices can have positive effects on viewers' quality of life. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (4 of 14) Response
Program Title GAME CHANGERS WITH KEVIN FRAZIER - 5.2
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS 1030A
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. GAME CHANGERS, hosted by "omg! Insider's" Kevin Frazier, highlights professional athletes who use their notoriety and success to make positive changes in the lives of people in need. The program offers a very positive opportunity to view sports figures in activities that reflect the ideas of good sportsmanship and civic mindedness. Profiled celebrities range from players who have set up charities for youngsters around the world to those who have put together foundations that support various initiatives in their own communities where they were raised as part of an effort to "give back." The show provides valuable lessons on the true meaning of sportsmanship and responsibility to society of those who have achieved great success. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (5 of 14) Response
Program Title THE CHICA SHOW - 5.1
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS 930A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Chica Show features a five-year-old "baby" chick who spends her days with her parents in their costume shop, the Coop. The shop's one employee, Kelly, doubles as Chica's nanny and the ensemble is rounded out with Bunji, a large floppy eared rabbit and Stitches, a straw mannequin that sits in the window. In each episode Chica develops or encounters a problem that she cannot immediately resolve. Usually her issues involve impulse control, distractibility, judgment, and inter-personal behaviors. She and Kelly usually work on the problem through an adventure-a fantasy transformation to animation-- where Bunji and Stitches come alive and join Chica and Kelly for the problem solving process. The core educational content is primarily socio-emotional development, and Chica learns how to express herself properly, think before she acts, and interact with others effectively. She often learns that it takes hard work and practice to become proficient at different skills.
Other Matters (6 of 14) Response
Program Title JACK HANNA'S INTO THE WILD - 5.1
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUNDAYS 630A
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 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.
Other Matters (7 of 14) Response
Program Title ANIMAL RESCUE - 5.2
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUNDAYS 530A
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. "Animal Rescue" is a weekly half-hour reality series showcasing spectacular rescues of all types of animals. The series focuses on the dedicated people around the world who help sick, injured or abused animals. The program also instructs children on the proper care of animals and provides safety tips on how to care for all kinds of creatures in the animal kingdom. The show is aimed at children and families who want to learn about animal treatment, care and protection.
Other Matters (8 of 14) Response
Program Title ASTROBLAST - 5.1
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS 9A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Astroblast!, based on the book series "Astroblast!" by author and illustrator Bob Kolar, is set on a space station in an unknown solar system. The station is populated by five animal characters and one 3-eyed octopus of unknown derivation. Each episode begins with an everyday conversation or incident that grows into a predicament of some sort needing a solution. While these predicaments take place on a space station populated by animal characters and aliens from different galaxies, the issues and resolutions resonate for a preschool audience. Through comedy and zippy action, our target audience sees how the characters learn lessons for practical living such as how to: keep track of things that belong to you, practice good habits, clean up a space when you've made a mess, rebound from a failure or embarrassing incident, or resist the urge to blame others for your mistakes.
Other Matters (9 of 14) Response
Program Title ALL IN WITH LAILA ALI - 5.2
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS 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. ALL IN, hosted by Laila Ali, scours the globe to track down compelling stories, profiling inspirational people, groundbreaking achievements and extraordinary lifestyles. Using a magazine format, the program focuses on the achievements of individuals, who, whether through sports, culture, travel or adventure, follow their dreams. The program illustrates for viewers important life lessons: the rewards of developing a passion for some subject or discipline, the importance of setting goals and the value of not giving up. The show not only encourages a positive sense of commitment to one's goals but also the idea that hard work can achieve very positive results. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (10 of 14) Response
Program Title DR. CHRIS PET VET - 5.2
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS 830A
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. Chronicling the adventures of Dr. Chris Brown, DR. CHRIS PET VET allows viewers unique insight into the life of one of the world's busiest vets and the animals that he treats. For those animals that require specialist services, Dr. Chris calls on his good friend and colleague Dr. Lisa Chimes, who works at a small animal specialist hospital. The show usually consists of three segments, following the doctor as he treats various animals that are in trouble and offering the viewer opportunities to understand the challenges a veterinarian daily faces. The series focuses on how the doctor investigates the individual problem and tries to develop solutions that on the surface would seem confounding to the viewer. As such the show not only offers a view into careers in and responsibility for taking care of pets, but also into problem solving strategies and behaviors. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (11 of 14) Response
Program Title HENRY FORD'S INNOVATION NATION - 5.2
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS 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. INNOVATION NATION, hosted by Mo Rocca of CBS SUNDAY MORNING, will be a weekly celebration of the inventor's spirit - from historic scientific pioneers throughout past centuries to the forward-looking visionaries of today. Each episode tells the dramatic stories behind the world's greatest inventions - and the perseverance, passion and price required to bring them to life. Featuring the "what if it never happened," "the innovation by accident" and a strong focus on "junior geniuses" who are changing the face of technology, this series will appeal to young viewers and their families.
Other Matters (12 of 14) Response
Program Title LUCKY DOG - 5.2
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS 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. Animal trainer Brandon McMillan operates a training facility known as the Lucky Dog Ranch, where his mission is to rescue hard-to-love and untrained dogs and find them homes. The show focuses on exercising responsibility and on developing a sense of appreciation for life and animals. Life lessons are an integral part of the overarching theme of rescuing these animals from death and providing a second chance for life. Following McMillan's investigations into how to retrain these animals to make them welcome members in the homes of families is both educational and inspirational - encouraging this demographic to become sensitive to our own and others' behavior and teaching how we as individuals can make a difference. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (13 of 14) Response
Program Title TREE FU TOM - 5.1
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS 10A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Tree Fu Tom, is a live action/animated series about a little boy who lives in a rural area and has a rich fantasy life in the woods behind his home. Tom uses specific movements to summon up magic powers that permit him to morph into an animated hero and fly around in Treetopolis, the fantasy version of his woods. While in Treetopolis, Tom and his friends, Ariella, Twigs, Squirmturn and Zigzoo will invariably run into a problem or disaster that needs fixing. Tom calls upon the audience to practice original dance moves that will bring him "Big World" magic so he and his friends can resolve their challenge of the day. Educational messages reinforce positive socio-emotional content, with examples that model: being loyal to good friends, knowing how to ask for help, doing the right thing instead of what is convenient, making the effort to share rather than being selfish or relying on teamwork in order to accomplish a goal.
Other Matters (14 of 14) Response
Program Title POPPY CAT - 5.1
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUNDAYS 7A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Poppy Cat, based on the book series by Lara Jones, models the use of imagination and storytelling to encourage creative thinking in viewers. Each episode features the narrator Lara, reading a story about Poppy Cat, to her own cat (who is also named Poppy). She weaves an exciting tale following her imagination, which leads her to distant lands reached by boat, plane, hot air balloon or train. Each story features Poppy Cat as the leader of a group of animal friends, the resident bully Egbert the badger, and other occasionally recurring characters. A prevailing message emerges within each episode to be nice to your friends and always work together. There remains an overarching implicit message within every episode as well: think creatively and exercise your mind through reading and storytelling - for these activities always lead to enjoyment and adventure.

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