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

FRN:
0016237976
File Number:
CPR-142895
Submit Date:
07/03/2013
Call Sign:
WHME-TV
Facility ID:
36117
City:
SOUTH BEND
State:
IN
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
07/03/2013
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Second Quarter of 2013

General Information

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Attachments Are attachments (other than associated schedules) being filed with this application?

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 Independent
Affiliated network
Nielsen DMA South Bend-Elkhart
Web Home Page Address www.whme.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 7.0
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 168.0
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: 8.0
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(13)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 13) Response
Program Title Sing Along with Gina D
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat.8am
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 2 years to 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Each episode of this weekly half-hour program for young children, which airs on our second digital channel, was developed with guidance from Dr. Janice K. Battenberg and Dr. Mary Beth Leidman, two highly respected educators. Sing Along with Gina D is a viable vehicle in the development of the self-image, social, math, and reading skills in young children. The main character, Gina D, is a fun loving and positive role model who connects with her 2 to 6 year-old audience in the same familiarity that children associate with their mothers. Children are not only educated, but are entertained by a cast of whimsical characters which include Simon Wannabe, Mister Pockets, Miss Millie Muffin, Pierre D'Artist, TV Ted, and Doggy Brown. Sing Along with Gina D is a place where every kid belongs.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 13) Response
Program Title The Outdoorsman
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat.10:30am
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. The Outdoorsman has evolved into the nation's largest syndicated adventure series. The series format includes an FCC FRIENDLY (EI) educational blend of world class adventures in domestic and international locations. Environmental and conservation issues, teaching kids & people of all ages about wildlife, hunting, fishing, ethics and respect for nature and a celebration of the sporting lifestyle are important aspects of the format. The series is hosted by Outdoorsman International founder Buck McNeely. An international adventurer, dedicated conservationist and game management proponent, Buck promotes the enjoyment of the great outdoors for kids of all ages. This series gives young people motivation and inspiration to enjoy the great outdoors and follow their dreams of travel, adventure and exploration. It also aims to teach kids the key role sportsmen & women play in game management & habitat programs.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 13) Response
Program Title The Young Icons
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tues.2pm, Wed.2:30pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
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. The Young Icons is a television program that provides educational and informational segments exposing the target audience of young viewers to accomplished 'teens' that have set goals and are giving back to their communities as mentors, scholars, entrepreneurs and philanthropists. Each guest shares their personal stories of what motivated them to take on their passion and/or focus in their chosen field of endeavor. One guest's message inspires young audiences to "never let age hold us back, no matter how old you may be". Parents play an important role in supporting their 'young icons'. As one parent stated, "You can take a simple idea and turn it into something that can help an awful lot of people." The program provides a motivational and inspirational message that empowers audiences of all ages that hard work; dedication and looking beyond ourselves will pay off for everyone. Each segment of The Young Icons delivers an educational and informational message that supports current social, intellectual and emotional aspects of children ages 13 and up. Attributes and advice emphasized by guests instill a grounded balance of priorities, commitment, and perseverance children can apply to their lives.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 13) Response
Program Title Real Life 101
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Thurs. 2:30pm, Sat. 7:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
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. This half-hour weekly series for teenagers provides entertaining and educational career guidance for young teenagers. In each episode, various careers are showcased on location at their particular job, giving the viewers a very realistic look into the day-to-day workings of many different careers. This program meets the definition of core programming because it educates and informs children on the numerous careers available to them, what the job will actually entail and what they can expect on a day-to-day basis in that particular field.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 13) Response
Program Title Adventures in Odyssey
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat.10am
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. Parents have trusted Adventures in Odyssey since 1987 to provide character-building stories kids love. This series, which airs on our second digital channel, presents original stories brought to life by actors who make you feel like part of the experience. These fictional character-building dramas are created by an award-winning team that uses storytelling to teach lasting truths.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 13) Response
Program Title The Lone Ranger
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Mon-Fri 4:30pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 65
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. The Lone Ranger, which airs on our second digital channel, shows young viewers and families about a person who stands up for what is right and decent and the adversity that sometimes comes along with this. This program meets the definition of core programming as it teaches children various lessons on building character and learning to persevere through hardships that may come their way. It also teaches valuable lessons on values and morals the importance of each.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 13) Response
Program Title Gina D's Kids Club
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat.7:30am
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 2 years to 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Each episode of this weekly half-hour program for young children, which airs on our second digital channel, was developed with guidance from Dr. Janice K. Battenberg and Dr. Mary Beth Leidman, two highly respected educators. Gina D's Kids Club is a viable vehicle in the development of the self-image, social, math, and reading skills in young children. The main character, Gina D, is a fun loving and positive role model who connects with her 2 to 6 year-old audience in the same familiarity that children associate with their mothers. Children are not only educated, but are entertained by a cast of whimsical characters which include Simon Wannabe, Mister Pockets, Miss Millie Muffin, Pierre D'Artist, TV Ted, and Doggy Brown. Gina D's Kids Club is a place where every kid belongs.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 13) Response
Program Title Whaddyado
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wed.2pm, Tues.2:30pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
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. "WHADDYADO" is a half-hour weekly educational series designed to educate, inform,inspire and entertain children 16 & under (specific target audience is 13-16) about the world around them. Each episode is an educational life-lesson, based in reality, intended to prepare young people for potential situations that could easily crop up at any time, anywhere. Using a combination of actual dramatic footage, re-enactments, and demonstrations, "WHADDYADO" provides a compelling look at perilous situations that have occurred in real life. Then, using interviews with the participants, and instructions from experts, we learn what the proper reaction should be when faced with similar life-threatening circumstances. Also, in an effort to help young people make the right decision at the right time many episodes will feature a Moral Dilemma segment.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 13) Response
Program Title Career Day
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fri.2pm, Sat.8:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
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. Career Day is a television program that introduces young adults to career exploration and awareness. Students often do not know what they want to do and are unsure of potential interests they may have that could be a career. Career Day provides an avenue to view experts in their respective fields as they discuss their work, the education/training to prepare for the job, and experiences that led them to choose their career. To encourage students to make informed decisions, young adults must be introduced to career awareness, such as the concept that success in most careers requires education and training (Fouad, 1995). As the National Alliance of Business recommended in its 1999 publication Preparing Young People for Tomorrow's Workplace, "Middle school is an ideal age at which to expose students to the challenging world of work" (p.5). The program's motivational and inspirational message of each guest empowers audiences of all ages to investigate career opportunities, which has been proven to enhance academic performance, facilitate high school completion and encourage postsecondary education (Broadening Career Horizons for Students in At-Risk Environments, O'Brien et al (1999). Each segment of Career Day delivers an educational and informational message that supports current social, intellectual and emotional aspects of children ages 13 and up. Attributes and advice emphasized by guests instill a grounded balance of priorities, dedication, and perseverance children can apply to their lives.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 13) Response
Program Title Eyewitness Kids News
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Thurs.2pm, Mon.2:30pm, Sat.8am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 39
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 7 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Eyewitness Kids News is a weekly news program that provides information and news to kids in a manner that is compelling as well as highly entertaining. The show features a diverse group of young journalists reporting from a professional news set and also from the field on stories of interest and educational value to kids their own age. This program is unique in television and has great appeal to kids who will want to identify with them and emulate them. Eyewitness Kids News meets the definition of core programming because it educates and informs children on current events and trends for youth through the clear voice of a child. It is specifically designed to appeal to an audience on its own level.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (11 of 13) Response
Program Title Set for Life
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat.8:30am
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. This high energy, high impact series, which airs on our second digital channel, is designed to inspire and introduce teenagers to the importance of higher education. Teens will see firsthand the diverse and exciting dynamics that college life offers, while learning the different paths college students can take to complete their degree.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (12 of 13) Response
Program Title Wild America
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Mon. 2pm, Fri. 2:30pm, Sat. 7am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 39
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. Wild America is the first and only wildlife and nature series to focus exclusively on the wild animals and wild lands of North America. Hosted by award-winning wildlife photographer and premier naturalist Marty Stouffer, the series features footage of mammals, birds, reptiles, fish and insects throughout the entire continent. Viewers take a guided journey to witness the vast wonders and infinite diversity of nature first hand. Series highlights include a magnificent menagerie of mice, moose, marmot, mollusk, mink, mockingbird, marten, manatee, and many, many more. Wild America is a series families can enjoy together. Parents and children will be delighted as they learn about nature. This program meets the definition of core programming because it educates and informs children on how all wild creatures, including man, are inter-connected, through the animal's own eye view, focusing on the reality of life in the wild, including birth, mating, predation and death.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (13 of 13) Response
Program Title Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Mon-Fri 3pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 65
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 7 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Fat Albert is an animated series created, produced, and hosted by educator and comedian Bill Cosby who also lent his voice to a number of characters, including Fat Albert himself. The show, based on Cosby's remembrances of his childhood gang, centered on Albert (known for his catchphrase "Hey hey hey!"), and his friends. Every episode has an educational lesson emphasized by Cosby's live-action segments, and the gang would usually gather in their North Philadelphia junkyard to play a rock song on their cobbled-together instruments at the end of the show. Fat Albert qualifies as core programming because every episode teaches a life lesson that appeals to kids aged 7-12, the implied ages of the characters on the show. It also reflects Bill Cosby's strong educational focus that emphasizes taking responsibility for one's actions and being accountable.
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)?
Name of children's programming liaison Colleen Halt
Address 61300 S. Ironwood Rd.
City South Bend
State IN
Zip 46614
Telephone Number 574-231-5221
Email Address chalt@lesea.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. WHME ceased analog transmission in the first quarter of 2009, making any reference to our analog signal void.

Other Matters (13)

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Other Matters (1 of 13) Response
Program Title Sing Along with Gina D
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 8am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Each episode of this weekly half-hour program for young children, which airs on our second digital channel, was developed with guidance from Dr. Janice K. Battenberg and Dr. Mary Beth Leidman, two highly respected educators. Sing Along with Gina D is a viable vehicle in the development of the self-image, social, math, and reading skills in young children. The main character, Gina D, is a fun loving and positive role model who connects with her 2 to 6 year-old audience in the same familiarity that children associate with their mothers. Children are not only educated, but are entertained by a cast of whimsical characters which include Simon Wannabe, Mister Pockets, Miss Millie Muffin, Pierre D'Artist, TV Ted, and Doggy Brown. Sing Along with Gina D is a place where every kid belongs.
Other Matters (2 of 13) Response
Program Title Adventures in Odyssey
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 10am
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. Parents have trusted Adventures in Odyssey since 1987 to provide character-building stories kids love. This series, which airs on our second digital channel, presents original stories brought to life by actors who make you feel like part of the experience. These fictional character-building dramas are created by an award-winning team that uses storytelling to teach lasting truths.
Other Matters (3 of 13) Response
Program Title Gina D's Kids Club
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 7:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Each episode of this weekly half-hour program for young children, which airs on our second digital channel, was developed with guidance from Dr. Janice K. Battenberg and Dr. Mary Beth Leidman, two highly respected educators. Gina D's Kids Club is a viable vehicle in the development of the self-image, social, math, and reading skills in young children. The main character, Gina D, is a fun loving and positive role model who connects with her 2 to 6 year-old audience in the same familiarity that children associate with their mothers. Children are not only educated, but are entertained by a cast of whimsical characters which include Simon Wannabe, Mister Pockets, Miss Millie Muffin, Pierre D'Artist, TV Ted, and Doggy Brown. Gina D's Kids Club is a place where every kid belongs.
Other Matters (4 of 13) Response
Program Title Wild America
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Mon. 2pm, Fri. 2:30pm, Sat. 7am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 39
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Wild America is the first and only wildlife and nature series to focus exclusively on the wild animals and wild lands of North America. Hosted by award-winning wildlife photographer and premier naturalist Marty Stouffer, the series features footage of mammals, birds, reptiles, fish and insects throughout the entire continent. Viewers take a guided journey to witness the vast wonders and infinite diversity of nature first hand. Series highlights include a magnificent menagerie of mice, moose, marmot, mollusk, mink, mockingbird, marten, manatee, and many, many more. Wild America is a series families can enjoy together. Parents and children will be delighted as they learn about nature. This program meets the definition of core programming because it educates and informs children on how all wild creatures, including man, are inter-connected, through the animal's own eye view, focusing on the reality of life in the wild, including birth, mating, predation and death.
Other Matters (5 of 13) Response
Program Title Real Life 101
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Thurs. 2:30pm, Sat. 7:30am
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 half-hour weekly series for teenagers provides entertaining and educational career guidance for young teenagers. In each episode, various careers are showcased on location at their particular job, giving the viewers a very realistic look into the day-to-day workings of many different careers. This program meets the definition of core programming because it educates and informs children on the numerous careers available to them, what the job will actually entail and what they can expect on a day-to-day basis in that particular field.
Other Matters (6 of 13) Response
Program Title The Young Icons
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tues. 2pm, Wed. 2:30pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Young Icons is a television program that provides educational and informational segments exposing the target audience of young viewers to accomplished 'teens' that have set goals and are giving back to their communities as mentors, scholars, entrepreneurs and philanthropists. Each guest shares their personal stories of what motivated them to take on their passion and/or focus in their chosen field of endeavor. One guest's message inspires young audiences to "never let age hold us back, no matter how old you may be". Parents play an important role in supporting their 'young icons'. As one parent stated, "You can take a simple idea and turn it into something that can help an awful lot of people." The program provides a motivational and inspirational message that empowers audiences of all ages that hard work; dedication and looking beyond ourselves will pay off for everyone. Each segment of The Young Icons delivers an educational and informational message that supports current social, intellectual and emotional aspects of children ages 13 and up. Attributes and advice emphasized by guests instill a grounded balance of priorities, commitment, and perseverance children can apply to their lives.
Other Matters (7 of 13) Response
Program Title Set for Life
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 8:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This high energy, high impact series, which airs on our second digital channel, is designed to inspire and introduce teenagers to the importance of higher education. Teens will see firsthand the diverse and exciting dynamics that college life offers, while learning the different paths college students can take to complete their degree.
Other Matters (8 of 13) Response
Program Title The Lone Ranger
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Mon-Fri 4:30pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 65
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 Lone Ranger, which airs on our second digital channel, shows young viewers and families about a person who stands up for what is right and decent and the adversity that sometimes comes along with this. This program meets the definition of core programming as it teaches children various lessons on building character and learning to persevere through hardships that may come their way. It also teaches valuable lessons on values and morals the importance of each.
Other Matters (9 of 13) Response
Program Title Eyewitness Kids News
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Thurs. 2pm, Mon. 2:30pm, Sat. 8am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 39
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 7 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Eyewitness Kids News is a weekly news program that provides information and news to kids in a manner that is compelling as well as highly entertaining. The show features a diverse group of young journalists reporting from a professional news set and also from the field on stories of interest and educational value to kids their own age. This program is unique in television and has great appeal to kids who will want to identify with them and emulate them. Eyewitness Kids News meets the definition of core programming because it educates and informs children on current events and trends for youth through the clear voice of a child. It is specifically designed to appeal to an audience on its own level.
Other Matters (10 of 13) Response
Program Title The Outdoorsman
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 10:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Outdoorsman has evolved into the nation's largest syndicated adventure series. The series format includes an FCC FRIENDLY (EI) educational blend of world class adventures in domestic and international locations. Environmental and conservation issues, teaching kids & people of all ages about wildlife, hunting, fishing, ethics and respect for nature and a celebration of the sporting lifestyle are important aspects of the format. The series is hosted by Outdoorsman International founder Buck McNeely. An international adventurer, dedicated conservationist and game management proponent, Buck promotes the enjoyment of the great outdoors for kids of all ages. This series gives young people motivation and inspiration to enjoy the great outdoors and follow their dreams of travel, adventure and exploration. It also aims to teach kids the key role sportsmen & women play in game management & habitat programs.
Other Matters (11 of 13) Response
Program Title Career Day
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fri. 2pm, Sat. 8:30am
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. Career Day is a television program that introduces young adults to career exploration and awareness. Students often do not know what they want to do and are unsure of potential interests they may have that could be a career. Career Day provides an avenue to view experts in their respective fields as they discuss their work, the education/training to prepare for the job, and experiences that led them to choose their career. To encourage students to make informed decisions, young adults must be introduced to career awareness, such as the concept that success in most careers requires education and training (Fouad, 1995). As the National Alliance of Business recommended in its 1999 publication Preparing Young People for Tomorrow's Workplace, "Middle school is an ideal age at which to expose students to the challenging world of work" (p.5). The program's motivational and inspirational message of each guest empowers audiences of all ages to investigate career opportunities, which has been proven to enhance academic performance, facilitate high school completion and encourage postsecondary education (Broadening Career Horizons for Students in At-Risk Environments, O'Brien et al (1999). Each segment of Career Day delivers an educational and informational message that supports current social, intellectual and emotional aspects of children ages 13 and up. Attributes and advice emphasized by guests instill a grounded balance of priorities, dedication, and perseverance children can apply to their lives.
Other Matters (12 of 13) Response
Program Title Whaddyado
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wed. 2pm, Tues. 2:30pm
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. "WHADDYADO" is a half-hour weekly educational series designed to educate, inform,inspire and entertain children 16 & under (specific target audience is 13-16) about the world around them. Each episode is an educational life-lesson, based in reality, intended to prepare young people for potential situations that could easily crop up at any time, anywhere. Using a combination of actual dramatic footage, re-enactments, and demonstrations,"WHADDYADO" provides a compelling look at perilous situations that have occurred in real life. Then, using interviews with the participants, and instructions from experts, we learn what the proper reaction should be when faced with similar life-threatening circumstances. Also, in an effort to help young people make the right decision at the right time many episodes will feature a Moral Dilemma segment.
Other Matters (13 of 13) Response
Program Title Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Mon-Fri 3pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 65
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 7 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Fat Albert is an animated series created, produced, and hosted by educator and comedian Bill Cosby who also lent his voice to a number of characters, including Fat Albert himself. The show, based on Cosby's remembrances of his childhood gang, centered on Albert (known for his catchphrase "Hey hey hey!"), and his friends. Every episode has an educational lesson emphasized by Cosby's live-action segments, and the gang would usually gather in their North Philadelphia junkyard to play a rock song on their cobbled-together instruments at the end of the show. Fat Albert qualifies as core programming because every episode teaches a life lesson that appeals to kids aged 7-12, the implied ages of the characters on the show. It also reflects Bill Cosby's strong educational focus that emphasizes taking responsibility for one's actions and being accountable.

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