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

FRN:
0023568751
File Number:
CPR-128333
Submit Date:
04/04/2012
Call Sign:
WGXA
Facility ID:
58262
City:
MACON
State:
GA
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
04/04/2012
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : First Quarter of 2012

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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Station Type Station Type Network Affiliation
Affiliated network DT1 FOX/DT2 ABC
Nielsen DMA Macon
Web Home Page Address

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 0.0
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: 0.0
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 Eco Company
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 10:30 AM on DT-2 stream
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. Program Producers verify that they follow guidelines as outlined by the FCC in order for this program to be classified as an FCC Children's Television Educational/Informational Program for kids primarily up to age 16. Eco company is targeted to Teens ages 13-16. - Producer will deliver the program to stations with the FCC's required E/I logo on screen for the entire duration of the program (not necessary during commercial time.)
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 14) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas Classics
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays @ 7:00 AM on DT-1 stream
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 combination of previous seasons of Animal Atlas into the animal Atlas Classics series has culled the best instructional elements form the series without sacrificing the entertainment value for the 13-16 year-old target market. the pace of the editing, the choice o music and sound effects, and most importantly, the tone and content of the narration is entirely appropriate for delivering educational content in a format receptive to the targeted age range. The content, like the tone o the narration is engaging, challenging, and avoids condescension. It manages to pack a great deal of educational information into a narrative theme that will hold young viewers' interest. Within the episode "30 MPH" [title chosen as the demarcation for exceptional animal speed], information is included on animal weight, animal behavior, animal social characteristics, and habitat adaptation in addition to the expected date on speed. Speed facts are grouped in meaningful ways. Speed champions in water, on land, and in the air are listed in addition to the overall winner [ the Peregrine Falcon]. Further categories of two-legged , four-legged, and species are differntiated, as is human speed, which is used effectively used as a point of comparison. The narrative style is an informed banter, with sound-effect support including applause, comedic rim shots, and instrumental accents. Facts are blended in and supported by viewer observation. The general tone is one that suggest information is interesting and surprising. In " What is A Symbol?" data form the animal kingdom is intermixed with history [ dolphin killing was a capital offense in ancient Greece, Ben Franklin wanted the turkey as the national symbol', literature [ the protagonist of the Poe story" Murders in the Rue Mrogue" was an orangutan], and other genreal information about currency, fables and legends. The format supports the educational content. The editing style of quick cuts emphasizing high-interest visuals is well suited to the 13-16 year-old age group. The animal world presents a dazzling variety of fur, faces, body types, and movements and a welcome number of these are included. The visual elements alone present a wonderful tour of animalmorphology and the emphasis on color, shapes, and faces will appropriate hold attention as the narrative delivers educational information. the vocabulary will stretch the knowledge base, and potentially new terms such as 'brachiating', 'ungulates', 'marsupial', and 'ursine', are always introduced in context with supporting information [ "...ungulates, or hoofed animals...."] as well as visual articulation. This is a very effective way to deliver eduactional content. Information is never presented in isolation and even the roster of facts to be expected in the episode on animal speeds is done in a surprising, unfolding way. A welcome feature for the age group is the humorously anthropomorphic" ad libs" from the animal stars in the closing sequence. Another feature is a supporting website that is not instructional in itself but very useful in identifying topics and information in the series episodes. The series offers education and information to the target audience. Summary: Target audience for tone, program content, and learning concepts: *Middle and high school [ ages 13 -16] General Category of Learning: * Life Science Underlying Science Content Standards addressed: * Animal morphology * Animal behavior * Animal Classification * Enviroment and Adaptive Characteristics Secondary-specific science content standards addressed [ examples drawn from the National Science Education Standards and the California State Science Content Standards, Biology/Life Sciences - Grades Nine Through Twelve]. * Interdependence of organisms * Structure and function in living systems * Animal Regulation and behavior * Animal populations and ecosystems * Divers
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 14) Response
Program Title Wild About Animals [ First Run ]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 8:30 AM on DT-1 stream
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. WILD ABOUT ANIMALS" is a half-hour animal E/I magazine series that airs 52 weeks each year. The show is hosted by the Emmy-award winning actress Mariette Hartley. Mariette has committed herself to fighting for the rights of animals for over 20 years. This series is produced for children 16 and under [ specific target audience is 13-16 ]. As the producers of "WILD ABOUT ANIMALS,"it is the objective of Steve Rotfeld Productions, Inc., to educate and inform children specifically in the target age group, by bringing them entertaining and interesting stories about the world's most fascinating animals. Each episode will consist of four[4] different stories designed to teach children about both exotic and unique animals, as well as to educate them further about animals they see everyday.
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 Animal Exploration with Jarod Miller
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 10:00 AM on DT-2 stream
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. The purpose of this letter is to provide television stations with certified documentation that the producers of the Animal Exploration with Jarod Miller series designs the program to educate and inform children 13 to 16 years of age. Litton Entertainment is the producer of Animal Exploration with Jarod Miller. Animal Exploration with Jarod Miller is a half hour live action television program designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children. Each week Jarod looks at exotic and domestic animals from his own unique perspective. Every week Jarod travels to zoos and aquariums to explore animals that fit a particular theme, whether its the need for speed or animalheroes - theres always something amazing happening. Filled with energy, youth and humor, Jarod is a welcome visitor in living rooms around America on a weekly basis. It is the mission of this program to inspire viewers, children and adults alike, to preserve the innate human instinct to explore. The producers design each episode to reveal to children the world around them in a way that identifies positive role models and pro-social values within an environmentally responsible universe. In order for parents, children, and listing services to clearly identify the program as one that fulfills the FCC description of a program that meets kids' educational television needs, each episode will display the recommended rating TV-G E/I icon from beginning to end. Sincerely, Litton Entertainment E/I
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 Awesome Adventures [ First Run ]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 8:00 AM on DT-1 stream
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. AWESOME ADVENTURES" is a half-hour adventure series that airs 52 weeks a year. Our host, as well as two different teens, will travel each week to destinations around the world that can be both exotic and remote. "AWESOME ADVENTURES" is designed to educate, inform, and entertain children 16 and under [ specific target audience is 13-16] about the world around them. Each journey is a lesson in the beauty of nature, its creatures, and the people who inhabit the land. The shows are not designed to be "preachy" or overly pedantic, but rather the goal is to make the learning fun.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 14) Response
Program Title Awesome Adventures [ Second Run ]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays @ 7:30 AM on DT-1 stream
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. "AWESOME ADVENTURES" is a half-hour adventure series that airs 52 weeks a year. Our host, as well as two different teens, will travel each week to destinations around the world that can be both exotic and remote. "AWESOME ADVENTURES" is designed to educate, inform, and entertain children 16 and under [ specific target audience is 13-16] about the world around them. Each journey is a lesson in the beauty of nature, its creatures, and the people who inhabit the land. The shows are not designed to be "preachy" or overly pedantic, but rather the goal is to make the learning fun.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 14) Response
Program Title Aweson Adventures [ FIrst Run ]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays @ 11:30 AM on DT-2 stream
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. "AWESOME ADVENTURES" is a half-hour adventure series that airs 52 weeks a year. Our host, as well as two different teens, will travel each week to destinations around the world that can be both exotic and remote. "AWESOME ADVENTURES" is designed to educate, inform, and entertain children 16 and under [ specific target audience is 13-16] about the world around them. Each journey is a lesson in the beauty of nature, its creatures, and the people who inhabit the land. The shows are not designed to be "preachy" or overly pedantic, but rather the goal is to make the learning fun.
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 Aweson Adventures [ FIrst Run ]
List date and time rescheduled 01/08/2012 @ 12:30 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? No
Date Preempted 2012-01-08
Episode # 01/08/2012 / 120
Reason for Preemption Other
Digital Core Program (8 of 14) Response
Program Title Whaddyado?
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 7:00 AM on DT-1 stream
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. Whaddyado? (What Do You Do?) is a weekly half-hour educational series which chronicles real-life stories surrounding ordinary teens who accidentally find themselves caught in perilous and challenging situations. Through dramatic re-enactments, Whaddyado? documents the events, interviews participants and talks to various experts, who explain what the proper reaction should have been when faced with similar life-threatening situations. Also, in an effort to help young people make the right decision at the right moment, a Moral Dilemma segment is featured in each show. Whaddyado? is 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.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 14) Response
Program Title Whaddyado?
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 7:30 AM on DT-2 stream
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. Whaddyado? (What Do You Do?) is a weekly half-hour educational series which chronicles real-life stories surrounding ordinary teens who accidentally find themselves caught in perilous and challenging situations. Through dramatic re-enactments, Whaddyado? documents the events, interviews participants and talks to various experts, who explain what the proper reaction should have been when faced with similar life-threatening situations. Also, in an effort to help young people make the right decision at the right moment, a Moral Dilemma segment is featured in each show. Whaddyado? is 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.
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 Wild About Animals [ Second Run ]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays @ 11:00 AM on DT-2 stream
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. WILD ABOUT ANIMALS" is a half-hour animal E/I magazine series that airs 52 weeks each year. The show is hosted by the Emmy-award winning actress Mariette Hartley. Mariette has committed herself to fighting for the rights of animals for over 20 years. This series is produced for children 16 and under [ specific target audience is 13-16 ]. As the producers of "WILD ABOUT ANIMALS,"it is the objective of Steve Rotfeld Productions, Inc., to educate and inform children specifically in the target age group, by bringing them entertaining and interesting stories about the world's most fascinating animals. Each episode will consist of four[4] different stories designed to teach children about both exotic and unique animals, as well as to educate them further about animals they see everyday.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (11 of 14) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 7:30 AM on DT-1 stream
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 Atlas continues its tradition as a series that blends animal images with information on a wide range of life science issues in a manner that is entertaining and clever. The episodes from this season again combine facts, comparisons, and reflections on broad concepts with an engaging narration that targets the 13 - 16 year-old age range in both vocabulary and interest level. The "Elephants Recall All" episode uses animal mass as a launching point for information about prehistoric animals, oceanic mammals, non-mammalian species, and African animals. The series is rich with interesting details that support examination and curiosity. Examples include these: The whale shark, not the elephant is the biggest animal [ 30,000 pounds]; dolphins have moustaches [ nearly invisible]; Girafe are the tallest animal [ at nearly 20' feet, 3,000 poulds];while African elephants are the biggest animals on land [ 14,000 pounds]. The narrative keeps the viewers interest with non-pedantic information imaginatively chosen--such as the close relationship between bears and dogs, the note that an elephant trunk has more muscles [40,000] than the entire human body, and the differing numbers of toes in elephant species. the program maintains educational integrity while remaining entertaining to its target age group with such devices as intercutting facial close-ups of a gorilla and a chimp as reaction shots, a narration that often addresses animals instead of the human audience, and a wonderfully whimsical musical score. Visual, not facts, lead the content. The use of clear and colorful graphics is excellent as support for the concept clarity. Size comparisons are done in silhouette, typical in state-adopted textbooks and the global map with highlighted ranges elephant species is necessary for geographic context at the 13-16 year-old age range. Additionally, there is a wide range of visuals that support viewer interest from underwater photography to close-ups of animal morphology and an editing style that includes fast cuts and split screens to better make comparative points. The compare/contrast method of looking at mammals, lizards, invertebrates and extinct species, while educationally sound is kept entertaining with humor and an irreerent tone -- perfect, again for the target age. This blend of authentic educational value with target-age entertainment is typical of the Animal Atlas series
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 Animal Exploration With Jarod Miller
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays @ 11:30 AM on DT-1 stream
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 8
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 purpose of this letter is to provide television stations with certified documentation that the producers of the Animal Exploration with Jarod Miller series designs the program to educate and inform children 13 to 16 years of age. Litton Entertainment is the producer of Animal Exploration with Jarod Miller. Animal Exploration with Jarod Miller is a half hour live action television program designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children. Each week Jarod looks at exotic and domestic animals from his own unique perspective. Every week Jarod travels to zoos and aquariums to explore animals that fit a particular theme, whether its the need for speed or animalheroes - theres always something amazing happening. Filled with energy, youth and humor, Jarod is a welcome visitor in living rooms around America on a weekly basis. It is the mission of this program to inspire viewers, children and adults alike, to preserve the innate human instinct to explore. The producers design each episode to reveal to children the world around them in a way that identifies positive role models and pro-social values within an environmentally responsible universe. In order for parents, children, and listing services to clearly identify the program as one that fulfills the FCC description of a program that meets kids' educational television needs, each episode will display the recommended rating TV-G E/I icon from beginning to end. Sincerely, Litton Entertainment E/I
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (13 of 14) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas Classics
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 9:30 AM on DT-2 stream
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. The combination of previous seasons of Animal Atlas into the animal Atlas Classics series has culled the best instructional elements form the series without sacrificing the entertainment value for the 13-16 year-old target market. the pace of the editing, the choice o music and sound effects, and most importantly, the tone and content of the narration is entirely appropriate for delivering educational content in a format receptive to the targeted age range. The content, like the tone o the narration is engaging, challenging, and avoids condescension. It manages to pack a great deal of educational information into a narrative theme that will hold young viewers' interest. Within the episode "30 MPH" [title chosen as the demarcation for exceptional animal speed], information is included on animal weight, animal behavior, animal social characteristics, and habitat adaptation in addition to the expected date on speed. Speed facts are grouped in meaningful ways. Speed champions in water, on land, and in the air are listed in addition to the overall winner [ the Peregrine Falcon]. Further categories of two-legged , four-legged, and species are differntiated, as is human speed, which is used effectively used as a point of comparison. The narrative style is an informed banter, with sound-effect support including applause, comedic rim shots, and instrumental accents. Facts are blended in and supported by viewer observation. The general tone is one that suggest information is interesting and surprising. In " What is A Symbol?" data form the animal kingdom is intermixed with history [ dolphin killing was a capital offense in ancient Greece, Ben Franklin wanted the turkey as the national symbol', literature [ the protagonist of the Poe story" Murders in the Rue Mrogue" was an orangutan], and other genreal information about currency, fables and legends. The format supports the educational content. The editing style of quick cuts emphasizing high-interest visuals is well suited to the 13-16 year-old age group. The animal world presents a dazzling variety of fur, faces, body types, and movements and a welcome number of these are included. The visual elements alone present a wonderful tour of animalmorphology and the emphasis on color, shapes, and faces will appropriate hold attention as the narrative delivers educational information. the vocabulary will stretch the knowledge base, and potentially new terms such as 'brachiating', 'ungulates', 'marsupial', and 'ursine', are always introduced in context with supporting information [ "...ungulates, or hoofed animals...."] as well as visual articulation. This is a very effective way to deliver eduactional content. Information is never presented in isolation and even the roster of facts to be expected in the episode on animal speeds is done in a surprising, unfolding way. A welcome feature for the age group is the humorously anthropomorphic" ad libs" from the animal stars in the closing sequence. Another feature is a supporting website that is not instructional in itself but very useful in identifying topics and information in the series episodes. The series offers education and information to the target audience. Summary: Target audience for tone, program content, and learning concepts: *Middle and high school [ ages 13 -16] General Category of Learning: * Life Science Underlying Science Content Standards addressed: * Animal morphology * Animal behavior * Animal Classification * Enviroment and Adaptive Characteristics Secondary-specific science content standards addressed [ examples drawn from the National Science Education Standards and the California State Science Content Standards, Biology/Life Sciences - Grades Nine Through Twelve]. * Interdependence of organisms * Structure and function in living systems * Animal Regulation and behavior * Animal populations and ecosystems * Divers
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 Animal Atlas
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 9:00 AM on DT-2 stream
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 Atlas continues its tradition as a series that blends animal images with information on a wide range of life science issues in a manner that is entertaining and clever. The episodes from this season again combine facts, comparisons, and reflections on broad concepts with an engaging narration that targets the 13 - 16 year-old age range in both vocabulary and interest level. The "Elephants Recall All" episode uses animal mass as a launching point for information about prehistoric animals, oceanic mammals, non-mammalian species, and African animals. The series is rich with interesting details that support examination and curiosity. Examples include these: The whale shark, not the elephant is the biggest animal [ 30,000 pounds]; dolphins have moustaches [ nearly invisible]; Giraffe are the tallest animal [ at nearly 20' feet, 3,000 pounds];while African elephants are the biggest animals on land [ 14,000 pounds]. The narrative keeps the viewers interest with non-pedantic information imaginatively chosen--such as the close relationship between bears and dogs, the note that an elephant trunk has more muscles [40,000] than the entire human body, and the differing numbers of toes in elephant species. the program maintains educational integrity while remaining entertaining to its target age group with such devices as intercutting facial close-ups of a gorilla and a chimp as reaction shots, a narration that often addresses animals instead of the human audience, and a wonderfully whimsical musical score. Visual, not facts, lead the content. The use of clear and colorful graphics is excellent as support for the concept clarity. Size comparisons are done in silhouette, typical in state-adopted textbooks and the global map with highlighted ranges elephant species is necessary for geographic context at the 13-16 year-old age range. Additionally, there is a wide range of visuals that support viewer interest from underwater photography to close-ups of animal morphology and an editing style that includes fast cuts and split screens to better make comparative points. The compare/contrast method of looking at mammals, lizards, invertebrates and extinct species, while educationally sound is kept entertaining with humor and an irreerent tone -- perfect, again for the target age. This blend of authentic educational value with target-age entertainment is typical of the Animal Atlas series
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (2)

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Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (1 of 2) Response
Program Title Awesome Adventures [ First Run ]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: Sundays @ 11:30 AM on DT-2 Stream
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 2
Number of Preemptions 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. "AWESOME ADVENTURES" is a half-hour adventure series that airs 52 weeks a year. Our host, as well as two different teens, will travel each week to destinations around the world that can be both exotic and remote. "AWESOME ADVENTURES" is designed to educate, inform, and entertain children 16 and under [ specific target audience is 13-16] about the world around them. Each journey is a lesson in the beauty of nature, its creatures, and the people who inhabit the land. The shows are not designed to be "preachy" or overly pedantic, but rather the goal is to make the learning fun.
Does the program have educating and informing children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Yes
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes
Does the Licensee provide information regarding the program, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides consistent with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? Yes

Date and Time Aired:

Questions Response
Date Time 01/08/2012 @ 12:30 PM [ 1 hour later ] due to a ABC Network OTO special.
Date Time The other non-core airing was on 03/31/2012 @ 9:30 AM which is its new air date & time.
Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (2 of 2) Response
Program Title Eco Company
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: Saturdays @ 10:30 AM on DT-2 stream
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 1
Number of Preemptions -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. Program Producers verify that they follow guidelines as outlined by the FCC in order for this program to be classified as an FCC Children's Television Educational/Informational Program for kids primarily up to age 16. Eco company is targeted to Teens ages 13-16. - Producer will deliver the program to stations with the FCC's required E/I logo on screen for the entire duration of the program (not necessary during commercial time.)
Does the program have educating and informing children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Yes
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes
Does the Licensee provide information regarding the program, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides consistent with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? Yes

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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 Jim Grier
Address 599 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
City Macon
State GA
Zip 31201
Telephone Number 478-745-2424
Email Address jimgrier@newscentralga.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. An explanation of question # 7A is as follows. Since WGXA TV has two digital streams, the answer is a combined average of the weekly totals for both DT-1 stream and DT-2 stream. The individual averages of each stream per week is: DT-1 stream 3.30769 hours and DT-2 stream 3.38461 hours.

Other Matters (13)

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Other Matters (1 of 13) Response
Program Title Animal Exploration with Jarod Miller
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays @ 7:30 AM on DT-2 stream
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. he purpose of this letter is to provide television stations with certified documentation that the producers of the Animal Exploration with Jarod Miller series designs the program to educate and inform children 13 to 16 years of age. Litton Entertainment is the producer of Animal Exploration with Jarod Miller. Animal Exploration with Jarod Miller is a half hour live action television program designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children. Each week Jarod looks at exotic and domestic animals from his own unique perspective. Every week Jarod travels to zoos and aquariums to explore animals that fit a particular theme, whether its the need for speed or animalheroes - theres always something amazing happening. Filled with energy, youth and humor, Jarod is a welcome visitor in living rooms around America on a weekly basis. It is the mission of this program to inspire viewers, children and adults alike, to preserve the innate human instinct to explore. The producers design each episode to reveal to children the world around them in a way that identifies positive role models and pro-social values within an environmentally responsible universe. In order for parents, children, and listing services to clearly identify the program as one that fulfills the FCC description of a program that meets kids' educational television needs, each episode will display the recommended rating TV-G E/I icon from beginning to end. Sincerely, Litton Entertainment E/I
Other Matters (2 of 13) Response
Program Title Awesome Adventures [ First Run ]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 8:00 AM on DT-1 stream
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. "AWESOME ADVENTURES" is a half-hour adventure series that airs 52 weeks a year. Our host, as well as two different teens, will travel each week to destinations around the world that can be both exotic and remote. "AWESOME ADVENTURES" is designed to educate, inform, and entertain children 16 and under [ specific target audience is 13-16] about the world around them. Each journey is a lesson in the beauty of nature, its creatures, and the people who inhabit the land. The shows are not designed to be "preachy" or overly pedantic, but rather the goal is to make the learning fun.
Other Matters (3 of 13) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas Classics
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays @ 7:00 AM on DT-1 stream
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 combination of previous seasons of Animal Atlas into the animal Atlas Classics series has culled the best instructional elements form the series without sacrificing the entertainment value for the 13-16 year-old target market. the pace of the editing, the choice o music and sound effects, and most importantly, the tone and content of the narration is entirely appropriate for delivering educational content in a format receptive to the targeted age range. The content, like the tone o the narration is engaging, challenging, and avoids condescension. It manages to pack a great deal of educational information into a narrative theme that will hold young viewers' interest. Within the episode "30 MPH" [title chosen as the demarcation for exceptional animal speed], information is included on animal weight, animal behavior, animal social characteristics, and habitat adaptation in addition to the expected date on speed. Speed facts are grouped in meaningful ways. Speed champions in water, on land, and in the air are listed in addition to the overall winner [ the Peregrine Falcon]. Further categories of two-legged , four-legged, and species are differntiated, as is human speed, which is used effectively used as a point of comparison. The narrative style is an informed banter, with sound-effect support including applause, comedic rim shots, and instrumental accents. Facts are blended in and supported by viewer observation. The general tone is one that suggest information is interesting and surprising. In " What is A Symbol?" data form the animal kingdom is intermixed with history [ dolphin killing was a capital offense in ancient Greece, Ben Franklin wanted the turkey as the national symbol', literature [ the protagonist of the Poe story" Murders in the Rue Mrogue" was an orangutan], and other genreal information about currency, fables and legends. The format supports the educational content. The editing style of quick cuts emphasizing high-interest visuals is well suited to the 13-16 year-old age group. The animal world presents a dazzling variety of fur, faces, body types, and movements and a welcome number of these are included. The visual elements alone present a wonderful tour of animalmorphology and the emphasis on color, shapes, and faces will appropriate hold attention as the narrative delivers educational information. the vocabulary will stretch the knowledge base, and potentially new terms such as 'brachiating', 'ungulates', 'marsupial', and 'ursine', are always introduced in context with supporting information [ "...ungulates, or hoofed animals...."] as well as visual articulation. This is a very effective way to deliver eduactional content. Information is never presented in isolation and even the roster of facts to be expected in the episode on animal speeds is done in a surprising, unfolding way. A welcome feature for the age group is the humorously anthropomorphic" ad libs" from the animal stars in the closing sequence. Another feature is a supporting website that is not instructional in itself but very useful in identifying topics and information in the series episodes. The series offers education and information to the target audience. Summary: Target audience for tone, program content, and learning concepts: *Middle and high school [ ages 13 -16] General Category of Learning: * Life Science Underlying Science Content Standards addressed: * Animal morphology * Animal behavior * Animal Classification * Enviroment and Adaptive Characteristics Secondary-specific science content standards addressed [ examples drawn from the National Science Education Standards and the California State Science Content Standards, Biology/Life Sciences - Grades Nine Through Twelve]. * Interdependence of organisms * Structure and function in living systems * Animal Regulation and behavior * Animal populations and ecosystems * Divers
Other Matters (4 of 13) Response
Program Title Whaddyado?
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 7:00 AM on DT-1 stream
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. Whaddyado? (What Do You Do?) is a weekly half-hour educational series which chronicles real-life stories surrounding ordinary teens who accidentally find themselves caught in perilous and challenging situations. Through dramatic re-enactments, Whaddyado? documents the events, interviews participants and talks to various experts, who explain what the proper reaction should have been when faced with similar life-threatening situations. Also, in an effort to help young people make the right decision at the right moment, a Moral Dilemma segment is featured in each show. Whaddyado? is 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.
Other Matters (5 of 13) Response
Program Title Wild About Animals [ First Run ]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 8:30 AM on DT-1 stream
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. "WILD ABOUT ANIMALS" is a half-hour animal E/I magazine series that airs 52 weeks each year. The show is hosted by the Emmy-award winning actress Mariette Hartley. Mariette has committed herself to fighting for the rights of animals for over 20 years. This series is produced for children 16 and under [ specific target audience is 13-16 ]. As the producers of "WILD ABOUT ANIMALS,"it is the objective of Steve Rotfeld Productions, Inc., to educate and inform children specifically in the target age group, by bringing them entertaining and interesting stories about the world's most fascinating animals. Each episode will consist of four[4] different stories designed to teach children about both exotic and unique animals, as well as to educate them further about animals they see everyday.
Other Matters (6 of 13) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 7:30 AM on DT-1 stream
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 Atlas continues its tradition as a series that blends animal images with information on a wide range of life science issues in a manner that is entertaining and clever. The episodes from this season again combine facts, comparisons, and reflections on broad concepts with an engaging narration that targets the 13 - 16 year-old age range in both vocabulary and interest level. The "Elephants Recall All" episode uses animal mass as a launching point for information about prehistoric animals, oceanic mammals, non-mammalian species, and African animals. The series is rich with interesting details that support examination and curiosity. Examples include these: The whale shark, not the elephant is the biggest animal [ 30,000 pounds]; dolphins have moustaches [ nearly invisible]; Giraffe are the tallest animal [ at nearly 20' feet, 3,000 pounds];while African elephants are the biggest animals on land [ 14,000 pounds]. The narrative keeps the viewers interest with non-pedantic information imaginatively chosen--such as the close relationship between bears and dogs, the note that an elephant trunk has more muscles [40,000] than the entire human body, and the differing numbers of toes in elephant species. the program maintains educational integrity while remaining entertaining to its target age group with such devices as intercutting facial close-ups of a gorilla and a chimp as reaction shots, a narration that often addresses animals instead of the human audience, and a wonderfully whimsical musical score. Visual, not facts, lead the content. The use of clear and colorful graphics is excellent as support for the concept clarity. Size comparisons are done in silhouette, typical in state-adopted textbooks and the global map with highlighted ranges elephant species is necessary for geographic context at the 13-16 year-old age range. Additionally, there is a wide range of visuals that support viewer interest from underwater photography to close-ups of animal morphology and an editing style that includes fast cuts and split screens to better make comparative points. The compare/contrast method of looking at mammals, lizards, invertebrates and extinct species, while educationally sound is kept entertaining with humor and an irreerent tone -- perfect, again for the target age. This blend of authentic educational value with target-age entertainment is typical of the Animal Atlas series.
Other Matters (7 of 13) Response
Program Title Awesome Adventures [ First Run ]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 9:30 AM on DT-2 stream
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. "AWESOME ADVENTURES" is a half-hour adventure series that airs 52 weeks a year. Our host, as well as two different teens, will travel each week to destinations around the world that can be both exotic and remote. "AWESOME ADVENTURES" is designed to educate, inform, and entertain children 16 and under [ specific target audience is 13-16] about the world around them. Each journey is a lesson in the beauty of nature, its creatures, and the people who inhabit the land. The shows are not designed to be "preachy" or overly pedantic, but rather the goal is to make the learning fun.
Other Matters (8 of 13) Response
Program Title Whaddyado?
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 7:30 AM on DT-2 stream
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. Whaddyado? (What Do You Do?) is a weekly half-hour educational series which chronicles real-life stories surrounding ordinary teens who accidentally find themselves caught in perilous and challenging situations. Through dramatic re-enactments, Whaddyado? documents the events, interviews participants and talks to various experts, who explain what the proper reaction should have been when faced with similar life-threatening situations. Also, in an effort to help young people make the right decision at the right moment, a Moral Dilemma segment is featured in each show. Whaddyado? is 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.
Other Matters (9 of 13) Response
Program Title Wild About Animals [ Second Run ]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays @ 7:00 AM on DT-2 stream
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. ILD ABOUT ANIMALS" is a half-hour animal E/I magazine series that airs 52 weeks each year. The show is hosted by the Emmy-award winning actress Mariette Hartley. Mariette has committed herself to fighting for the rights of animals for over 20 years. This series is produced for children 16 and under [ specific target audience is 13-16 ]. As the producers of "WILD ABOUT ANIMALS,"it is the objective of Steve Rotfeld Productions, Inc., to educate and inform children specifically in the target age group, by bringing them entertaining and interesting stories about the world's most fascinating animals. Each episode will consist of four[4] different stories designed to teach children about both exotic and unique animals, as well as to educate them further about animals they see everyday.
Other Matters (10 of 13) Response
Program Title Awesome Adventures [ Second Run ]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays @ 7:30 AM on DT-1 stream
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. "AWESOME ADVENTURES" is a half-hour adventure series that airs 52 weeks a year. Our host, as well as two different teens, will travel each week to destinations around the world that can be both exotic and remote. "AWESOME ADVENTURES" is designed to educate, inform, and entertain children 16 and under [ specific target audience is 13-16] about the world around them. Each journey is a lesson in the beauty of nature, its creatures, and the people who inhabit the land. The shows are not designed to be "preachy" or overly pedantic, but rather the goal is to make the learning fun.
Other Matters (11 of 13) Response
Program Title Eco Company
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 7:00 AM on DT-2 stream
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. Program Producers verify that they follow guidelines as outlined by the FCC in order for this program to be classified as an FCC Children's Television Educational/Informational Program for kids primarily up to age 16. Eco company is targeted to Teens ages 13-16. - Producer will deliver the program to stations with the FCC's required E/I logo on screen for the entire duration of the program (not necessary during commercial time.)
Other Matters (12 of 13) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 9:00 AM on DT-2 Stream
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 Atlas continues its tradition as a series that blends animal images with information on a wide range of life science issues in a manner that is entertaining and clever. The episodes from this season again combine facts, comparisons, and reflections on broad concepts with an engaging narration that targets the 13 - 16 year-old age range in both vocabulary and interest level. The "Elephants Recall All" episode uses animal mass as a launching point for information about prehistoric animals, oceanic mammals, non-mammalian species, and African animals. The series is rich with interesting details that support examination and curiosity. Examples include these: The whale shark, not the elephant is the biggest animal [ 30,000 pounds]; dolphins have moustaches [ nearly invisible]; Giraffe are the tallest animal [ at nearly 20' feet, 3,000 pounds];while African elephants are the biggest animals on land [ 14,000 pounds]. The narrative keeps the viewers interest with non-pedantic information imaginatively chosen--such as the close relationship between bears and dogs, the note that an elephant trunk has more muscles [40,000] than the entire human body, and the differing numbers of toes in elephant species. the program maintains educational integrity while remaining entertaining to its target age group with such devices as intercutting facial close-ups of a gorilla and a chimp as reaction shots, a narration that often addresses animals instead of the human audience, and a wonderfully whimsical musical score. Visual, not facts, lead the content. The use of clear and colorful graphics is excellent as support for the concept clarity. Size comparisons are done in silhouette, typical in state-adopted textbooks and the global map with highlighted ranges elephant species is necessary for geographic context at the 13-16 year-old age range. Additionally, there is a wide range of visuals that support viewer interest from underwater photography to close-ups of animal morphology and an editing style that includes fast cuts and split screens to better make comparative points. The compare/contrast method of looking at mammals, lizards, invertebrates and extinct species, while educationally sound is kept entertaining with humor and an irreerent tone -- perfect, again for the target age. This blend of authentic educational value with target-age entertainment is typical of the Animal Atlas series
Other Matters (13 of 13) Response
Program Title MLB Player Poll
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 3:00 PM on DT-1 stream
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. MLB Player Poll will serve the educational and informational needs of teenagers by providing insight into the opinions and perspectives of Major League Baseball players. Specifically, the 2012 season of MLB Player Poll will educate young viewers on how the game of baseball is played and provide instructions regarding the techniques that successful players use. The show will also glean insight into players' preferences in areas outside of baseball with topics like "What Career Interests You After You Retire from Baseball?," or "What Is Your Favorite City To Play In?" or "What Player From History Would You Most Like To Watch/Play For/Play Against?" In addition, MLB Player Poll will provide examples of healthy debate, expressing an opinion using supporting evidence and analyzing statistics to confirm or refute a previous held belief. The results of the poll question that will serve as the heart of each episode will be represented graphically using traditional charts and graphs in a manner designed to help teenagers process similar information they will encounter in newspapers, magazines and textbooks. Finally, the emphasis on physical education in each episode of MLB Player Poll will inspire young viewers to get off the couch, go outside and exercise. MLB Productions, with continued guidance and advice from NASPE (National Association for Sport and Physical Education), will strive to make every episode of MLB Player Poll meet the FCC's E/I standards for young adult programming. The program is regularly scheduled and airs between the hours of 7:00 am and 10:00 pm

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