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

FRN:
0002900330
File Number:
CPR-129869
Submit Date:
04/10/2012
Call Sign:
WRCB
Facility ID:
59137
City:
CHATTANOOGA
State:
TN
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
04/10/2012
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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Contact Representatives (0)

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Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Network Affiliation
Affiliated network NBC
Nielsen DMA Chattanooga
Web Home Page Address www.wrcbtv.com

Digital Core Programming

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State the average number of hours of Core Programming per week broadcast by the station on its main program stream 4.0
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: 3.0
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(15)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 15) Response
Program Title TURBO DOGS (Main Program Stream 3.1 Only)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat 10:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 5
Total times aired 14
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. TURBO DOGS is a show about six canine friends - Dash, GT, Clutch, Stinkbert, Strut, and Mags - who have their own distinct characteristics but share a common love of racing cars. The fastest dogs in Racerville, the Turbo Dogs often compete with one another in races. The dogs each have their own racers, which they maintain regularly, and that are equipped with individual GPS systems to help and guide them. Each story begins with one of the Turbo Dogs encountering a problem that must be resolved while preparing to compete. Usually, the Turbo Dog learns his/her lesson through experience and accountability for negative behavior. Social-emotional messages about sportsmanship, teamwork, cooperation, and fairness developed in the story are emphasized in a separate tag at the end of each episode.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 15) Response
Program Title CURIOSITY QUEST GOES GREEN (Digital Multicast 3.2 Only)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat 10:00am
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 9 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Curiosity Quest Goes Green" is a weekly half-hour television series that allows children to explore the world of "green" living. The series educates and informs youngsters about recycling, saving energy and protecting the environment. Each episode highlights a different aspect of environmental challenges and possible solutions. The weekly series also promotes children's writing and creative skills.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 15) Response
Program Title BABAR (Main Program Stream 3.1 Only)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat 11:30pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 14
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. BABAR, based on the books by Laurent de Brunhoff, is an animated show about a young orphaned elephant who finds the strength to rise above the challenges he faces, including the death of his parents, as he journeys through life. Each episode of the show develops a social-emotional message such as taking responsibility, being patient and persistent in hard work, respecting people's privacy, learning to cope with unforeseen changes, and being honest. These messages emerge from the need to resolve a dilemma that is faced by Babar, one of his friends or family members.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 15) Response
Program Title JANE AND THE DRAGON (Main Program Stream 3.1 Only)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat 11:00pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 8
Total times aired 14
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. JANE AND THE DRAGON is a coming-of-age story about a middle-class, medieval girl who lives in the Royal Court with her family. As an only child, Jane is raised to be a Lady-in-Waiting but through her determination and a stroke of luck, she ends up being trained as a Knight in the King's Guard. Accompanied by her best friend, a giant green Dragon that lives in her backyard, Jane experiences a series of adventures that test her character and her skills as a young knight in a castle full of friends and foes. Each episode in the show takes us through the problems and challenges Jane encounters and the process she goes through to find the solutions for them.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 15) Response
Program Title HEADS UP! (Digital Multicast 3.2 Only)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat 11:30am
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 9 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Heads Up!" is a series about astronomy and astronautics that takes young viewers beyond the basics of the Big Dipper and the moon, introducing them to the magical content and practical context of the night sky. In each episode, series takes kids on an entertaining and informative tour of the heavens through several featured segments, including a survey of all the planets and moons in our solar system.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 15) Response
Program Title PEARLIE (Main Program Stream 3.1 Only)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat 12:30pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 2
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 2
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. PEARLIE recounts the weekly escapades of an optimistic, amiable fairy who has been appointed by Fairy HQ to maintain order in Jubilee Park. She lives among a dozen assorted characters, including her fairy best friends, Opal and Jasper, a garden elf, a wood nymph, possum, bats, other fairies, rats, a small colony of fleas, a lizard and her arch-rival, Saphira, who is also her fairy cousin. While Pearlie is very likable, she is a bit of a busy-body who likes to arrange things according to over-ambitious plans that ultimately get her in trouble. She gets along with everyone so, ultimately, every problem is solved and Pearlie learns a lesson. However, her greatest challenges are usually presented by her one enemy, the bully and diva, Saphira. Fortunately, Pearlie rises to Saphira's challenges, not with meanness, but by outwitting her. Overall, learning is a constant process for Pearlie because she has big responsibilities, taking care of an entire little community, but she is indomitable and tenacious and ends up preserving order and happiness in Jubilee Park.
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 PEARLIE (Main Program Stream 3.1 Only)
List date and time rescheduled 3/10/12, 8:30am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2012-03-10
Episode # 3/10/12 / #PEA106
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program PEARLIE (Main Program Stream 3.1 Only)
List date and time rescheduled 1/14/12, 8:30am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2012-01-14
Episode # 1/14/12 / #PEA108
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (7 of 15) Response
Program Title WILLA'S WILD LIFE (Main Program Stream 3.1 Only)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat 12:00pm
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. WILLA'S WILD LIFE is an animated series featuring a six-year-old girl, Willa, who is permitted to share her home with an ever-growing menagerie of animals-- an elephant, a giraffe, a pair of performing seals, a bear, three penguins, and lots of rabbits. These creatures speak to Willa, offering her advice and friendship from each of their respective points of view. In each episode, Willa faces a challenge at home, in school or in her neighborhood. Her animals and best friend Dooley help her develop solutions to overcome each challenge. With the support of Dooley, the animals and praise from her dad, Willa finds ways to maintain healthy friendships, experience success, develop competence, and become altruistic.
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 WILLA'S WILD LIFE (Main Program Stream 3.1 Only)
List date and time rescheduled 3/10/12 / 8:00am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2012-03-10
Episode # 3/10/12 / #WIL013
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (8 of 15) Response
Program Title YOUNG AMERICA OUTDOORS B (Digital Multicast 3.2 Only)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat 12:30pm
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. "Young America Outdoors" introduces young viewers to a wide variety of outdoor activities, explaining the benefits of keeping fit while exploring wonders of nature. Episode topics include fishing, hang-gliding, horseback riding, kayaking, hiking, camping, water skiing, snow skiing and backpacking. The series also provides important information on wilderness survival skills and emphasizes safety outdoors and well as environmental awareness and responsible use of our natural resources. The program shows real life in-the-field experiences of professional and ordinary people experiencing the outdoors, as well as exhibiting good social responsibility and promoting strong personal and community values.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 15) Response
Program Title THE ZULA PATROL (Main Program Stream 3.1 Only)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat 10:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 8
Total times aired 14
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. THE ZULA PATROL is an animated show about six extraterrestrial characters-Captain Bula, his copilot Zeeter, Professor Multo, their pet, Gorgo, and their flying dictionaries, Wizzy and Wigg-who learn key science concepts as they explore the galaxy through space missions. Often, the group encounters the evil Dark Truder and his talking toupee minion, Traxie, and must thwart Truder's poorly planned schemes to take over the universe. Each character exhibits unique abilities and traits that, combined with their new knowledge, help them problem-solve their way through their journeys. Using an integrated approach to target diverse learning styles, the show communicates its educational messages through narratives and a two-part information segment at the end of each story.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 15) Response
Program Title CUROSITY QUEST (Digital Multicast 3.2 Only)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat 11:00am
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 9 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Curiosity Quest" is an upbeat, family, educational program that explores what viewers are curious about. In each show, host Joel Greene ventures on a quest to answer viewer's letters of curiosity. Each quest takes the audience on location for an unscripted, hands-on, educational exploration. In addition, throughout each program, Joel will hit the streets to get real and often comical answers to questions pertaining to each episode. Joel's enthusiastic personality often lands him in hilarious situations in pursuit of the answer.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (11 of 15) Response
Program Title THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS (Main Program Stream 3.1 Only)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat 11:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 5
Total times aired 14
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS is a show that features the most adventuresome teacher on the planet, Ms. Frizzle, and her group of students who dutifully follow her approach to education-by taking magical field trips to learn about anything that interests her or them. All the students are curious, but with each one, there is often a personal problem that needs solving and the field trip has a way of dovetailing with the personal challenge to get everything all worked out. The class has been on 52 field trips, traveling in a magic bus that can transform its shape and power source, so it can travel through any environment, from the bottom of the ocean to outermost space. Ms. Frizzle can handle it all, from driving the bus, navigating unfamiliar terrain, to guiding the children's learning through inquiry. She is undeterred and rarely discouraged and expects no less from her students. Ms. Frizzle is amazingly understanding and permissive in her approach and the children are ambitiously curious about the world as a result. It's not just the bus that's magic.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (12 of 15) Response
Program Title CRITTER GITTERS (Digital Multicast 3.2 Only)
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 9 years to 14 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Critter Gitters" features a non-violent, adventurous format that can be enjoyed by the entire family while stimulating creativity, promoting team work, and showcasing moral dilemmas and social values. A search and rescue, animal adventure-themed series with an entertaining twist of investigative and detective "super sleuthing" by a group of neighborhood kids, a veterinarian, a marine biologist, a zany professor, and colorful neighborhood characters. Action and stimulating story lines combined with compelling situations along with kids' natural curiosity and love for animals. Series features a diverse cast providing positive role models. To add variety to the series, episodes have been produced in Costa Rica, Switzerland, the Florida Everglades, The Great Northwest, East Coast, Mid West... just about everywhere in the USA.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (13 of 15) Response
Program Title YOUNG AMERICA OUTDOORS (Digital Multicast 3.2 Only)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat 12:00pm
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. "Young America Outdoors" introduces young viewers to a wide variety of outdoor activities, explaining the benefits of keeping fit while exploring wonders of nature. Episode topics include fishing, hang-gliding, horseback riding, kayaking, hiking, camping, water skiing, snow skiing and backpacking. The series also provides important information on wilderness survival skills and emphasizes safety outdoors and well as environmental awareness and responsible use of our natural resources. The program shows real life in-the-field experiences of professional and ordinary people experiencing the outdoors, as well as exhibiting good social responsibility and promoting strong personal and community values.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (14 of 15) Response
Program Title ANIMAL EXPLORATION WITH JAROD MILLER (Main Program Stream 3.1 Only)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sun 11:30am
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. ANIMAL EXPLORATION WITH JAROD MILLER -- 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 animal heroes - there is always something amazing happening. Filled with energy, youth and humor, Jarod is a welcome visitor in living rooms around America on a weekly basis.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (15 of 15) Response
Program Title SHELLDON (Main Program Stream 3.1 Only)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat 10:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 14
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. SHELLDON is an animated series that takes place in Shell Land, a mythical undersea world populated by characters from a wide array of water-dwelling species. The main character, Shelldon, is an orphaned yoka shell mollusk adopted by the Clam family and living with them in the family-owned Charming Clam Inn. Dr. Shell, an elder and venerated inventor, and Connie, a cowrie shell classmate of Shelldon's also live at the Inn. Shelldon and his buddies, Herman (a hermit crab) and Connie (a cowrie shell), always work together and solve problems that they face in school or in the community. A recurring problem is to staunch the plans of the local millionaire, Cecil Cracken, whose greed puts making money over protecting the environment. Dr. Shell is typically the children's key provider of knowledge and other resources. In each episode, the children learn a significant social-emotional lesson and also share information relating to their ocean habitat and environmental protection.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (3)

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Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (1 of 3) Response
Program Title CAREER DAY (Main Program Stream 3.1 Only)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: Sun 5:30am OR Sat 1:30pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 14
Number of Preemptions 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Career Day," is a nationally-syndicated TV show from Entertainment Studios, Inc. that inspires viewers, young and old, but mainly teens, to pursue the career of their dreams. Produced by Executive Producer Lisa-Renee Ramirez, winner of 16 Emmys, and Associate Producer Leslie Gant, the half-hour TV series explores a variety of interesting careers - some traditional and some outside the box, in each episode. "Career Day" could explore what it takes to become a fashion designer, a brain surgeon, a marine biologist, and maybe even a racecar driver. Most recent episodes showcased a video game producer and two comedic jugglers. Episodes are highly entertaining and do the best to capture a "day in the life" of the person's career.
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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Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (2 of 3) Response
Program Title ANIMAL EXPLORATION WITH JAROD MILLER (Main Program Stream 3.1 Only)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: Sat 1:00pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 1
Number of Preemptions 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. ANIMAL EXPLORATION WITH JAROD MILLER -- 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 animal heroes - there is always something amazing happening. Filled with energy, youth and humor, Jarod is a welcome visitor in living rooms around America on a weekly basis.
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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Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (3 of 3) Response
Program Title MISSING (Main Program Stream 3.1 Only)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: Sat 5:30am, Sun 12:00n
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 24
Number of Preemptions 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. MISSING serves the educational and informational needs of children 13-16 years of age with its program content, including safety tips and real life stories using various resources to help find missing people. The show is also a public service to communities across the United States.
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)? Yes
Name of children's programming liaison Pam Teague
Address 900 Whitehall Road
City Chattanooga
State TN
Zip 37405
Telephone Number 423-267-5412
Email Address pteague@wrcbtv.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. PLEASE NOTE: UNDER THE DIGITAL CORE PROGRAMMING SECTION OF THIS REPORT, WE ANSWERED YES TO #7 B, C AND 11 FOR FILING PURPOSES ONLY PER RON GRACIER OF THE FCC. THE STATION IS TOTALLY DIGITAL. CORE PROGRAMMING: Beginning January 1, 2012, Antenna TV replaces Retro TV on WRCB's multicast channel 3.2. 1/14: Due to NBC's coverage of National Hockey League PEARLIE aired in its second home at 8:30am. 2/11: THE ZULA PATROL and JANE AND THE DRAGON returned to the schedule replacing TURBO DOGS and THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS. 3/10: Due to an NBC Sports Special, WILLA'S WILD LIFE and PEARLIE aired in their second homes at 8:00 and 8:30am. SEE PUBLIC FILE FOR THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: 1. Programming that contributes, as part of WRCB's overall programming, serving the educational and informational needs of children 16 and under. 2. WRCB's non-broadcast efforts to address the educational and informational needs of children 16 and under. 3. WRCB's Public Service schedule targeted to children 16 and under. 4. NBC's non-broadcast efforts to address the educational and informational needs of children 16 and under. 5. NBC's Public Service schedule targeted to children 16 and under. 6. Other programming furnished by NBC that contributes, as part of, NBC's overall programming to serve the educational and informational needs of children 16 and under. 7. Network on-air promotional efforts.

Other Matters (13)

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Other Matters (1 of 13) Response
Program Title CURIOSITY QUEST (Digital Multicast 3.2 Only)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat 11:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 9 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Curiosity Quest" is an upbeat, family, educational program that explores what viewers are curious about. In each show, host Joel Greene ventures on a quest to answer viewer's letters of curiosity. Each quest takes the audience on location for an unscripted, hands-on, educational exploration. In addition, throughout each program, Joel will hit the streets to get real and often comical answers to questions pertaining to each episode. Joel's enthusiastic personality often lands him in hilarious situations in pursuit of the answer.
Other Matters (2 of 13) Response
Program Title THE ZULA PATROL (Main Program Stream 3.1 Only)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat 10:00am or Sun 12:00pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. THE ZULA PATROL is an animated show about six extraterrestrial characters-Captain Bula, his copilot Zeeter, Professor Multo, their pet, Gorgo, and their flying dictionaries, Wizzy and Wigg-who learn key science concepts as they explore the galaxy through space missions. Often, the group encounters the evil Dark Truder and his talking toupee minion, Traxie, and must thwart Truder's poorly planned schemes to take over the universe. Each character exhibits unique abilities and traits that, combined with their new knowledge, help them problem-solve their way through their journeys. Using an integrated approach to target diverse learning styles, the show communicates its educational messages through narratives and a two-part information segment at the end of each story.
Other Matters (3 of 13) Response
Program Title SHELLDON (Main Program Stream 3.1 Only)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat 10:30am OR Sun 12:30pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. SHELLDON is an animated series that takes place in Shell Land, a mythical undersea world populated by characters from a wide array of water-dwelling species. The main character, Shelldon, is an orphaned yoka shell mollusk adopted by the Clam family and living with them in the family-owned Charming Clam Inn. Dr. Shell, an elder and venerated inventor, and Connie, a cowrie shell classmate of Shelldon's also live at the inn. Shelldon and his buddies, Herman (a hermit crab) and Connie (a cowrie shell), always work together and solve problems that they face in school or in the community. A recurring problem is to staunch the plans of the local millionaire, Cecil Cracken, whose greed puts making money over protecting the environment. Dr. Shell is typically the children's key provider of knowledge and other resources. In each episode, the children learn a significant social-emotional lesson and also share information relating to their ocean habitat and environmental protection.
Other Matters (4 of 13) Response
Program Title CURIOSITY QUEST GOES GREEN (Digital Multicast 3.2 Only)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat 10:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 9 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Curiosity Quest Goes Green" is a weekly half-hour television series that allows children to explore the world of "green" living. The series educates and informs youngsters about recycling, saving energy and protecting the environment. Each episode highlights a different aspect of environmental challenges and possible solutions. The weekly series also promotes children's writing and creative skills.
Other Matters (5 of 13) Response
Program Title YOUNG AMERICA OUTDOORS B (Digital Multicast 3.2 Only)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat 12:30pm
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. "Young America Outdoors" introduces young viewers to a wide variety of outdoor activities, explaining the benefits of keeping fit while exploring wonders of nature. Episode topics include fishing, hang-gliding, horseback riding, kayaking, hiking, camping, water skiing, snow skiing and backpacking. The series also provides important information on wilderness survival skills and emphasizes safety outdoors and well as environmental awareness and responsible use of our natural resources. The program shows real life in-the-field experiences of professional and ordinary people experiencing the outdoors, as well as exhibiting good social responsibility and promoting strong personal and community values.
Other Matters (6 of 13) Response
Program Title ANIMAL EXPLORATION WITH JAROD MILLER (Main Program Stream 3.1 Only)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sun 11:30am OR 2:00pm
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 EXPLORATION WITH JAROD MILLER -- 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 animal heroes - there is always something amazing happening. Filled with energy, youth and humor, Jarod is a welcome visitor in living rooms around America on a weekly basis.
Other Matters (7 of 13) Response
Program Title JANE AND THE DRAGON (Main Program Stream 3.1 Only)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat 11:00am OR Sun 1:00pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. JANE AND THE DRAGON is a coming-of-age story about a middle-class, medieval girl who lives in the Royal Court with her family. As an only child, Jane is raised to be a Lady-in-Waiting but through her determination and a stroke of luck, she ends up being trained as a Knight in the King's Guard. Accompanied by her best friend, a giant green Dragon that lives in her backyard, Jane experiences a series of adventures that test her character and her skills as a young knight in a castle full of friends and foes. Each episode in the show takes us through the problems and challenges Jane encounters and the process she goes through to find the solutions for them.
Other Matters (8 of 13) Response
Program Title PEARLIE (Main Program Stream 3.1 Only)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat 12:30pm or Sat 8:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. PEARLIE recounts the weekly escapades of an optimistic, amiable fairy who has been appointed by Fairy HQ to maintain order in Jubilee Park. She lives among a dozen assorted characters, including her fairy best friends Opal, and Jasper, a garden elf, a wood nymph, possum, bats, other fairies, rats, a small colony of fleas, a lizard and her arch rival, Saphira who is also her fairy cousin. While Pearlie is very likable, she is a bit of a busy-body who likes to arrange things according to over-ambitious plans that ultimately get her in trouble. She gets along with everyone so ultimately every problem is solved and Pearlie learns a lesson. However, her greatest challenges are usually presented by her one enemy, the bully and diva Saphira. Fortunately, Pearlie rises to Saphira's challenges, not with meaness, but by outwitting her. Overall, learning is a constant process for Pearlie because she has big responsibilities.
Other Matters (9 of 13) Response
Program Title CRITTER GITTERS (Digital Multicast 3.2 Only)
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 9 years to 14 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Critter Gitters" features a non-violent, adventurous format that can be enjoyed by the entire family while stimulating creativity, promoting team work, and showcasing moral dilemmas and social values. A search and rescue, animal adventure-themed series with an entertaining twist of investigative and detective "super sleuthing" by a group of neighborhood kids, a veterinarian, a marine biologist, a zany professor, and colorful neighborhood characters. Action and stimulating story lines combined with compelling situations along with kids' natural curiosity and love for animals. Series features a diverse cast providing positive role models. To add variety to the series, episodes have been produced in Costa Rica, Switzerland, the Florida Everglades, The Great Northwest, East Coast, Mid West... just about everywhere in the USA.
Other Matters (10 of 13) Response
Program Title WILLA'S WILD LIFE (Main Program Stream 3.1 Only)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat 12:00pm or Sat 8:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. WILLA'S WILD LIFE is an animated series featuring a six-year-old girl, Willa, who is permitted to share her home with an ever-growing menagerie of animals-- an elephant, a giraffe, a pair of performing seals, a bear, three penguins, and lots of rabbits. These creatures speak to Willa, offering her advice and friendship from each of their respective points of view. In each episode, Willa faces a challenge at home, in school or in her neighborhood. Her animals and best friend Dooley help her develop solutions to overcome each challenge. With the support of Dooley, the animals and praise from her dad, Willa finds ways to maintain healthy friendships, experience success, develop competence, and become altruistic.
Other Matters (11 of 13) Response
Program Title BABAR (Main Program Stream 3.1 Only)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat 11:30am OR Sun 1:30pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. BABAR, based on the books by Laurent de Brunhoff, is an animated show about a young orphaned elephant who finds the strength to rise above the challenges he faces, including the death of his parents, as he journeys through life. Each episode of the show develops a social-emotional message such as taking responsibility, being patient and persistent in hard work, respecting people's privacy, learning to cope with unforeseen changes, and being honest. These messages emerge from the need to resolve a dilemma that is faced by Babar, one of his friends or family members. BABAR first appeared on the schedule in 2007 and returned with new episodes for the 2009-2010 schedule.
Other Matters (12 of 13) Response
Program Title YOUNG AMERICA OUTDOORS (Digital Multicast 3.2 Only)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat 12:00pm
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. "Young America Outdoors" introduces young viewers to a wide variety of outdoor activities, explaining the benefits of keeping fit while exploring wonders of nature. Episode topics include fishing, hang-gliding, horseback riding, kayaking, hiking, camping, water skiing, snow skiing and backpacking. The series also provides important information on wilderness survival skills and emphasizes safety outdoors and well as environmental awareness and responsible use of our natural resources. The program shows real life in-the-field experiences of professional and ordinary people experiencing the outdoors, as well as exhibiting good social responsibility and promoting strong personal and community values.
Other Matters (13 of 13) Response
Program Title HEADS UP! (Digital Multicast 3.2 Only)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat 11:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 9 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Heads Up!" is a series about astronomy and astronautics that takes young viewers beyond the basics of the Big Dipper and the moon, introducing them to the magical content and practical context of the night sky. In each episode, series takes kids on an entertaining and informative tour of the heavens through several featured segments, including a survey of all the planets and moons in our solar system.

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