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

FRN:
0001852706
File Number:
CPR-119656
Submit Date:
04/08/2011
Call Sign:
WPGA-TV
Facility ID:
54728
City:
PERRY
State:
GA
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
04/08/2011
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : First Quarter of 2011

General Information

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Applicant Information

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Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Independent
Affiliated network
Nielsen DMA Macon
Web Home Page Address www.wpga.tv

Digital Core Programming

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Question Response
State the average number of hours of Core Programming per week broadcast by the station on its main program stream 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: 7.0
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 Dance Revolution
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 12:30pm on WPGA .2
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 10 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Concept: Combine the popular appeal of Hip-hop dance, the proven attraction of a talent contest, and some of the messaging techniques of contemporary web-sites (e.g., pop-ups, scrolling messages, etc), to teach dance and to encourage young viewers to get up and move. Approach: "Get vertical!" That is the mantra of our host, D.J. Rick, as he encourages young viewers to get up and dance along with the contestants on Dance Revolution. The program combines the teaching of new dance steps (to both on-stage contestants and home viewers) with intense competition as pairs of young dancers much like themselves vie to become Dance Revolution champions. We use the proven appeal of a talent competition both to engage viewers and keep them coming back to see which of the dance teams will be victorious over the course of a 13-week period. We further exploit the competitive structure as a device that requires the learning of and encourages the practice of new dance steps each week. In short, we use the attraction of one of today's most popular pop-culture art forms (Hip-hop dance) to increase young viewers' physical activity and help improve their health. In each episode, an attractive dance instructor demonstrates a series of new and demanding Hip-hop dance steps, challenging each pair of contestants to incorporate those moves into their own dance routine. During the portrayal of the demonstration of the new steps, the competitors practicing of those steps, and the dance competition itself, viewers are encouraged to participate in the action by learning the steps and getting up and dancing along with the contestants. Frequent comments by both the program host and by the dance instructor are designed to engage viewers in the activity. In addition, by incorporating techniques such as split screens, pop-up screens, and rolling text messages, dance is associated with exercise and good health throughout the program, and viewers are continually encouraged to get up and dance. (It should be noted that Hip-hop demands a great deal of energy, endurance, and skill to master an ideal device to engage young viewers in relatively vigorous physical activity). Both on-screen talent and pop-up screens promote participation in dance by linking it to various other sports (i.e., via improved balance, coordination, timing), to good health, and to increased energy and attractiveness. Episodes also include occasional references to historical and cultural facts related to dance. Indeed, anything that makes dance attractive, thus encourages young viewers to get up and move, is considered fair game.
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 Green Screen Adventures
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 10:00 am on WPGA .2
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 7 years to 13 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Green Screen Adventures sparks enthusiasm for writing through age-appropriate sketch comedy, original songs, puppetry, and story theatre. The stories are based on the writing of elementary school students, ages 7-13. Children get the message that their words have power, that their voices are being heard. Our diverse Green Screen company of performers and writers reinforce critical writing skills and share positive social messages. Our educational mission emphasizes the four "C"s as well as the three "R"s - Curiosity, Confidence, Citizenship, Compassion.
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 Cake
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 12 noon on WPGA .2
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 8 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. CAKE, E/I, TVY 7, is a live-action show within a show about a 13-year-old girl (a la Martha Stewart) who hosts a cable access show with her two best friends. The three girls show their audience (and each other) how to take ordinary, everyday items (t-shirts, CD cases, lamp shades) and make them extraordinary with a little imagination (and a hot glue gun!). CAKE's motto: "You can't buy individuality, but you can make it! The show revolves around a teenage girl named Cake, who is very much into fashion and arts and crafts. Cake wishes to follow in her the footsteps of her Grandma Crystal, who used to design costumes for a famous rock star. In her spare time, Cake also enjoys Irish dance and playing the bagpipes. She wears a red t-shirt during Cake TV filming sessions. Like Cake, her best friend Miracle Ross also has an eye for fashion and art, except she believes in spending money in order to get the perfect gift rather than making it. In "Miracle on Ice", she wore a red t-shirt for the Cake TV filming session in that episode to match Cake's, but for the rest of the series, she wore a pink t-shirt. Amy Carson is a small child who lives in their neighborhood who enjoys cracking jokes and pulling pranks. She wears a green t-shirt during Cake TV filming sessions. Together they are the hosts of "Cake TV", an arts-and-crafts show on public-access television that is taped in Cake's garage. Benjamin Turner, who has no intention of going on camera because of stage fright, is the show's cameraman and director. He wears a blue t-shirt when operating the camera during Cake TV filming sessions. The garage where Cake TV is produced is filled with Grandma's endless supply of trinkets she used when designing costumes, such as beads, glitter, ribbon, and many other supplies. Cake always has items organized and ready to be grabbed at the studio.
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 Mystery Hunters
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @9:30 am
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. Can people be frozen and brought back to life in the future? Do the ghosts of Gettysburg roam the fields where famous battles were once fought? Join teenage reporters Araya and Christina as they travel cross the globe to answer these questions and more. Inquisitive minds will follow our young detectives as they conduct fun experiments to uncover the truth on the world's greatest myths and mysteries. Join Mystery Hunters for a wild ride around the world and into the unknown. Mystery Hunters is an excellent example of a children's program that is innovative and empowering. Through critical observation, analytical thinking and scientific testing, the series encourages children to question the world around them. Through both the travel aspect and investigation of ancient myths and mysteries, there is a profound focus on history, culture, geography and international customs.
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 Career Day
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 11:00 am
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. Career Day is a television program that introduces young adults to career exploration and awareness. Students often do not know what they want to do and are unsure of potential interests they may have that could be a career. Career Day provides an avenue to view experts in their respective fields as they discuss their work, the education/training to prepare for the job, and experiences that led them to choose their career. To encourage students to make informed decisions,adults must be introduced to career awareness, such as the concept that success in most careers requires education and training (Fouad, 1995). As the National Alliance of Business recommended in its 1999 publication Preparing Young People for Tomorrow's Workplace, "Middle school is an ideal age at which to expose students to the challenging world of work" (p.5). The program's motivational and inspirational message of each guest empowers audiences of all ages to investigate career opportunities, which has been proven to enhance academic performance, facilitate high school completion and encourage postsecondary education (Broadening Career Horizons for Students in At-Risk Environments, O'Brien et al (1999). Each segment of Career Day delivers an educational and informational message that supports current social, intellectual and emotional aspects of children ages 13 and up. Attributes and advice emphasized by guests instill a grounded balance of priorities, dedication, and perseverance children can apply to their lives.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 14) Response
Program Title B InTune TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 7:00 am
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. B InTune TV - Weekly Half-Hour Barter (E/I Teens 13/16) B InTune TV will continue to bring the fun and excitement of the popular InTune Monthly Magazine* to television in an educational and entertaining, half-hour format geared for pre-teen and teen audiences, featuring today's hottest musicians. B InTune TV provides teen audiences with insight into all aspects of the music industry: songwriting, publishing, management, producing, recording studios, manufacturing, publicity, touring, merchandising, etc. B InTune TV is an entertaining approach to keeping today's youth informed about whats happening in the world of music while being FCC-safe programming (E/I 12/16) for every station in America! B InTune TV will be anchored by fresh young faces from today's music world, plus young field correspondents from various middle school an high school campuses across the nation, with updates on music, education and student accomplishments. Produced by the publishers of the popular InTune Monthly Magazine, B InTune TV also boasts an incredible library of archival footage featuring legendary rock, pop and jazz artists in vintage performances, so that their impact and influences on today's stars can be seen and heard. There is not other nationally syndicated music show for teens like B InTune TV!
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 M@d About
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 11:30 am
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. M@dAbout conveys important messages about Life Skills such as personal finance, health & nu-trition, fitness, conservation and decision-making in a fun and entertaining way. Each TV episode relies on a small company of skilled comedic ac-tors to explore significant topics within a subject area. It incorporates comic monologues, sketch and improv comedy, eye-catching animation, music videos, humorous "man on the street" in-terviews, and viewer-created questions about life's issues. In accordance with the 1990 Children's Television Act (CTA) intended to increase the amount of educational and informational programming for children on television, M@dAbout clearly meets the goals of providing children and young teens with a television show that meets CORE requirements of the FCC as follows: I. M@dAbout provides CORE programming in the area of Financial Literacy, Nutrition, Earth Science, Ecology, Health, Life Skills and Fitness that tie to state and national education standards. M@dAbout explores being "green" and understanding how our actions impact the world. The M@dAbout team find out about healthy snacks and proper exercise through sketch comedy segments. Music videos teach financial literacy and the importance of family budgeting. Animation reinforces concepts of cyber bully prevention. II. M@dAbout uses the technique of sketch comedy, music videos, animation and kid on the street interviews to teach, entertain and inspire teens to make quality life decisions. The diverse and dynamic cast of young people who make up the M@dAbout cast combine their natural curiosity with their enthusiasm to inform teens and their families about society's most important issues and life skills. III. The M@dAbout website that can be easily accessed by parents and educators providing a clear description of the program and types of topics covered. It will also provide a listing of the days and times shows are aired on broadcasting stations through the USA. Advanced notice of programming will also be available to parents and consumers by the website.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 14) Response
Program Title Kids Eyewitness News
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 7:30 am
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. Kids Eyewitness News is a new way of building the television station news franchise and meeting children programming requirements. The first kid-to-kid newscast, created for and delivered by children. Hosted by a diverse news team made up of young "journalists" reporting from a professional news set and from the field on stories of interest and educational value to its own audience. Family Viewing program environment aimed at kids 13-16 and Tweens watching along with their parents, particularly moms. Cast of approximately 6 on-air kids selected from top young professionals in the New York metropolitan area with major acting credits. Emphasis on diversity and experience to develop a cast of engaging and intelligent African-American, Hispanic, Asian and Caucasian Asian male and female child actors who interact with each other-and connect to the viewers. Meets the need of children whose sophistication and curiosity about their world is motivated by the information explosion. They have the interest. They have opinions. But they also have a healthy skepticism about adult explanations, which tend to be either condescending or overly complex. 90 seconds Local News Insert available. FCC qualified (E-I)Educational, Informational children's programming.
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 Stargate Infinity
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays @ 10:00 am on WPGA .2
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 11 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This series is designed to encourage young viewers to accept and value diversity. Each week the team of young Stargate trainees enter a new world. As they encounter cultures, races, and life forms foreign to any they have ever dreamed of, they also face life-threatening problems that require each member of the team to contribute to the well-being of all. As the young cadets learn to interact with and value "people" from different backgrounds and cultures, so too will the viewing audience. The trainees model many of the attitudes and behaviors that today's young people must learn in order to function well in a highly diverse society. The episodes emphasize getting along with others who are very different from oneself, working well with one's own team, and the individual character traits and abilities that go into the making of a good Stargate warrior and, of course, a good person.
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 Magi-Nation
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Monday thru Friday @ 9:30 am abd on Sundays @ 10:30 am on WPGA .2
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 65
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 7 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. For young people today, new information is generally no more than a mouse-click away. Knowledge is readily there for the taking if kids simply know how to appropriately access it and effectively make use of it. In this context, many of the most useful and important things that youngsters can learn center on discovery, analysis and problem-solving how do kids get the "right" information and make proper use of it. What questions should be asked? How does one assess veracity? How does one weigh alternatives? How are decisions best arrived at? How does one decide when aims can be accomplished independently, and if help is needed, how does one go about enlisting support? Above all, how can goals be achieved ethically and with regard to the greater good. In an enticing new world filled with excitement, mystery and danger, "Magi Nation" addresses these vital learning goals. Tony and Edyn along with their human and decidedly non-human colleagues model their successful, and sometimes less than successful, attempts to analyze difficult situations, set appropriate goals, and creatively seek solutions to the dire dilemmas in which they find themselves. In the course of a series of intriguing codes, riddles and other puzzles that Tony and Edyn are presented with along the way, viewers are furthermore given the engaging opportunity to not only observe others go through the problem solving cycle, but to make use of their unique knowledge base and burgeoning problem solving skills to address conundrums on their own.
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 The Busy World of Richard Scarry
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 11:00 am & 11:30 am on WPGA .2
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Busy World of Richard Scarry is designed for two to five year olds. Like the Scarry books themselves the TV series uses themes that are congruent with the interests of pre-school and early elementary school children. These include - love of parents - mastery (of all the motor, language and social skills that they see in the world around them) - power (who calls the shots) - possession, (It's mine!) - personal routines eating, dressing, sleeping - family living cooking, recreation, celebration. The aim of the series is to make television a positive force in the lives of these children: - to stimulate imagination and foster vicarious play. - to teach pro-social behavior: generosity, friendliness, persistence, altruism, understanding of others' points of view, empathy, acceptance of others' idiosyncrasies - to help children move beyond family attachments to the world of friendships and community. - To help children develop skills on which academic learning depends: attention, language, memory, active processing of a story, interest in reading. Children will learn - that friends and neighbors are nice to each other, share, cooperate, say supportive things, compliment each other, take pleasure in each others' accomplishments, that friends are accepting of each others' foibles clumsiness, silliness, forgetfulness, fearfulness, etc. - that a community is made up of grown-ups, children, helpful authority figures, people of many occupations: police, storekeepers, farmers, baker, butcher, repair persons of many kinds, doctors, nurses, firefighters, road workers, bus drivers, photographers, etc. - That the world is full of interesting things to see and do. - That there are far away countries to learn about and travel to, where people have different customs, dress, food, etc.
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 Swap TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 9:00 am
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. "SWAP TV" features real kids swapping lives for a once in- a-lifetime adventure. Youths from different backgrounds learn valuable life lessons. Series is E/I rated and is suitable for family viewing.
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 Dragonfly TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @10:00 am
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. "Dragonfly TV" features real kids doing real science, demonstrating practical applications of math and other scientific disciplines. Series is E/I rated and is suitable for family viewing.
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 Busytown Mysteries
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 10:30 am on WPGA .2
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 3 years to 7 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Busytown Mysteries'" format is a fun and easily understandable venue for creative problem solving. By focusing on the fascinating conundrums faced by a group of Richard Scarry's most enchanting characters, the series provides the young viewing audience with a non-threatening and relateable arena from which to observe and learn from the actions and enlightenment of others. Learning is engaging, natural, and part of the overall enjoyment of the series.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (0)

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Sponsored Core Programming (0)

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Liaison Contact

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Question Response
Does the Licensee publicize the existence and location of the station's Children's Television Programming Reports (FCC 398) as required by 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3526(e)(11)(iii)? Yes
Name of children's programming liaison Debbie R. Hart
Address 1691 Forsyth Street
City Macon
State GA
Zip 31201
Telephone Number 478-745-5858 ext. 26
Email Address dhart@wpga.tv
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. WPGA strives to exceed the minimum requirements by airing at least one additional hour of regularly scheduled programming each week that meets the educational and informational needs of children in our viewing area. We provide station tours to student and scouting groups, promote numerous children's events, and donate to various children's charities such as The Ronald McDonald House, The Methodist Children's Home, CASA, The Hephzibah Children's Home and the Georgia Children's Museum and the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Georgia and Alabama.

Other Matters (14)

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Other Matters (1 of 14) Response
Program Title Dance Revolution
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 12:30 pm on WPGA .2
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 10 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Concept: Combine the popular appeal of Hip-hop dance, the proven attraction of a talent contest, and some of the messaging techniques of contemporary web-sites (e.g., pop-ups, scrolling messages, etc), to teach dance and to encourage young viewers to get up and move. Approach: "Get vertical!" That is the mantra of our host, D.J. Rick, as he encourages young viewers to get up and dance along with the contestants on Dance Revolution. The program combines the teaching of new dance steps (to both on-stage contestants and home viewers) with intense competition as pairs of young dancers much like themselves vie to become Dance Revolution champions. We use the proven appeal of a talent competition both to engage viewers and keep them coming back to see which of the dance teams will be victorious over the course of a 13-week period. We further exploit the competitive structure as a device that requires the learning of and encourages the practice of new dance steps each week. In short, we use the attraction of one of today's most popular pop-culture art forms (Hip-hop dance) to increase young viewers' physical activity and help improve their health. In each episode, an attractive dance instructor demonstrates a series of new and demanding Hip-hop dance steps, challenging each pair of contestants to incorporate those moves into their own dance routine. During the portrayal of the demonstration of the new steps, the competitors practicing of those steps, and the dance competition itself, viewers are encouraged to participate in the action by learning the steps and getting up and dancing along with the contestants. Frequent comments by both the program host and by the dance instructor are designed to engage viewers in the activity. In addition, by incorporating techniques such as split screens, pop-up screens, and rolling text messages, dance is associated with exercise and good health throughout the program, and viewers are continually encouraged to get up and dance. (It should be noted that Hip-hop demands a great deal of energy, endurance, and skill to master an ideal device to engage young viewers in relatively vigorous physical activity). Both on-screen talent and pop-up screens promote participation in dance by linking it to various other sports (i.e., via improved balance, coordination, timing), to good health, and to increased energy and attractiveness. Episodes also include occasional references to historical and cultural facts related to dance. Indeed, anything that makes dance attractive, thus encourages young viewers to get up and move, is considered fair game.
Other Matters (2 of 14) Response
Program Title Kids Eyewitness News
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 7:30 am
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. Kids Eyewitness News is a new way of building the television station news franchise and meeting children programming requirements. The first kid-to-kid newscast, created for and delivered by children. Hosted by a diverse news team made up of young "journalists" reporting from a professional news set and from the field on stories of interest and educational value to its own audience. Family Viewing program environment aimed at kids 13-16 and Tweens watching along with their parents, particularly moms. Cast of approximately 6 on-air kids selected from top young professionals in the New York metropolitan area with major acting credits. Emphasis on diversity and experience to develop a cast of engaging and intelligent African-American, Hispanic, Asian and Caucasian Asian male and female child actors who interact with each other-and connect to the viewers. Meets the need of children whose sophistication and curiosity about their world is motivated by the information explosion. They have the interest. They have opinions. But they also have a healthy skepticism about adult explanations, which tend to be either condescending or overly complex. 90 seconds Local News Insert available. FCC qualified (E-I)Educational, Informational children's programming.
Other Matters (3 of 14) Response
Program Title B InTune TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 7:00 am
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. B InTune TV - Weekly Half-Hour Barter (E/I Teens 13/16) B InTune TV will continue to bring the fun and excitement of the popular InTune Monthly Magazine* to television in an educational and entertaining, half-hour format geared for pre-teen and teen audiences, featuring today's hottest musicians. B InTune TV provides teen audiences with insight into all aspects of the music industry: songwriting, publishing, management, producing, recording studios, manufacturing, publicity, touring, merchandising, etc. B InTune TV is an entertaining approach to keeping today's youth informed about whats happening in the world of music while being FCC-safe programming (E/I 12/16) for every station in America! B InTune TV will be anchored by fresh young faces from today's music world, plus young field correspondents from various middle school an high school campuses across the nation, with updates on music, education and student accomplishments. Produced by the publishers of the popular InTune Monthly Magazine, B InTune TV also boasts an incredible library of archival footage featuring legendary rock, pop and jazz artists in vintage performances, so that their impact and influences on today's stars can be seen and heard. There is not other nationally syndicated music show for teens like B InTune TV!
Other Matters (4 of 14) Response
Program Title Mystery Hunters
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 9:30 am
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. Can people be frozen and brought back to life in the future? Do the ghosts of Gettysburg roam the fields where famous battles were once fought? Join teenage reporters Araya and Christina as they travel cross the globe to answer these questions and more. Inquisitive minds will follow our young detectives as they conduct fun experiments to uncover the truth on the world's greatest myths and mysteries. Join Mystery Hunters for a wild ride around the world and into the unknown. Mystery Hunters is an excellent example of a children's program that is innovative and empowering. Through critical observation, analytical thinking and scientific testing, the series encourages children to question the world around them. Through both the travel aspect and investigation of ancient myths and mysteries, there is a profound focus on history, culture, geography and international customs.
Other Matters (5 of 14) Response
Program Title M@d About
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 11:30 am
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. M@dAbout conveys important messages about Life Skills such as personal finance, health & nutrition, fitness, conservation and decision-making in a fun and entertaining way. Each TV episode relies on a small company of skilled comedic ac-tors to explore significant topics within a subject area. It incorporates comic monologues, sketch and improv comedy, eye-catching animation, music videos, humorous "man on the street" in-terviews, and viewer-created questions about life's issues. In accordance with the 1990 Children's Television Act (CTA) intended to increase the amount of educational and informational programming for children on television, M@dAbout clearly meets the goals of providing children and young teens with a television show that meets CORE requirements of the FCC as follows: I. M@dAbout provides CORE programming in the area of Financial Literacy, Nutrition, Earth Science, Ecology, Health, Life Skills and Fitness that tie to state and national education standards. M@dAbout explores being "green" and understanding how our actions impact the world. The M@dAbout team find out about healthy snacks and proper exercise through sketch comedy segments. Music videos teach financial literacy and the importance of family budgeting. Animation reinforces concepts of cyber bully prevention. II. M@dAbout uses the technique of sketch comedy, music videos, animation and kid on the street interviews to teach, entertain and inspire teens to make quality life decisions. The diverse and dynamic cast of young people who make up the M@dAbout cast combine their natural curiosity with their enthusiasm to inform teens and their families about society's most important issues and life skills. III. The M@dAbout website that can be easily accessed by parents and educators providing a clear description of the program and types of topics covered. It will also provide a listing of the days and times shows are aired on broadcasting stations through the USA. Advanced notice of programming will also be available to parents and consumers by the website.
Other Matters (6 of 14) Response
Program Title Green Screen Adventures
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 10:00 am on WPGA .2
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 7 years to 13 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Green Screen Adventures sparks enthusiasm for writing through age-appropriate sketch comedy, original songs, puppetry, and story theatre. The stories are based on the writing of elementary school students, ages 7-13. Children get the message that their words have power, that their voices are being heard. Our diverse Green Screen company of performers and writers reinforce critical writing skills and share positive social messages. Our educational mission emphasizes the four "C"s as well as the three "R"s - Curiosity, Confidence, Citizenship, Compassion.
Other Matters (7 of 14) Response
Program Title Magi-Nation
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Monday - Friday @ 9:30 am on WPGA .2
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 7 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. For young people today, new information is generally no more than a mouse-click away. Knowledge is readily there for the taking if kids simply know how to appropriately access it and effectively make use of it. In this context, many of the most useful and important things that youngsters can learn center on discovery, analysis and problem-solving how do kids get the "right" information and make proper use of it. What questions should be asked? How does one assess veracity? How does one weigh alternatives? How are decisions best arrived at? How does one decide when aims can be accomplished independently, and if help is needed, how does one go about enlisting support? Above all, how can goals be achieved ethically and with regard to the greater good. In an enticing new world filled with excitement, mystery and danger, "Magi Nation" addresses these vital learning goals. Tony and Edyn along with their human and decidedly non-human colleagues model their successful, and sometimes less than successful, attempts to analyze difficult situations, set appropriate goals, and creatively seek solutions to the dire dilemmas in which they find themselves. In the course of a series of intriguing codes, riddles and other puzzles that Tony and Edyn are presented with along the way, viewers are furthermore given the engaging opportunity to not only observe others go through the problem solving cycle, but to make use of their unique knowledge base and burgeoning problem solving skills to address conundrums on their own.
Other Matters (8 of 14) Response
Program Title Busytown Adventures
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 10:30 am on WPGA .2
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 3 years to 7 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Busytown Mysteries'" format is a fun and easily understandable venue for creative problem solving. By focusing on the fascinating conundrums faced by a group of Richard Scarry's most enchanting characters, the series provides the young viewing audience with a non-threatening and relateable arena from which to observe and learn from the actions and enlightenment of others. Learning is engaging, natural, and part of the overall enjoyment of the series.
Other Matters (9 of 14) Response
Program Title Dragonfly TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 10:00 am
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. "Dragonfly TV" features real kids doing real science, demonstrating practical applications of math and other scientific disciplines. Series is E/I rated and is suitable for family viewing.
Other Matters (10 of 14) Response
Program Title Swap TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 9:00 am
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. "SWAP TV" features real kids swapping lives for a once in- a-lifetime adventure. Youths from different backgrounds learn valuable life lessons. Series is E/I rated and is suitable for family viewing.
Other Matters (11 of 14) Response
Program Title Stargate Infinity
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays @10:00 am on WPGA .2
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 9 years to 11 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This series is designed to encourage young viewers to accept and value diversity. Each week the team of young Stargate trainees enter a new world. As they encounter cultures, races, and life forms foreign to any they have ever dreamed of, they also face life-threatening problems that require each member of the team to contribute to the well-being of all. As the young cadets learn to interact with and value "people" from different backgrounds and cultures, so too will the viewing audience. The trainees model many of the attitudes and behaviors that today's young people must learn in order to function well in a highly diverse society. The episodes emphasize getting along with others who are very different from oneself, working well with one's own team, and the individual character traits and abilities that go into the making of a good Stargate warrior and, of course, a good person.
Other Matters (12 of 14) Response
Program Title The Busy World of Richard Scarry
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 11:00 am on WPGA .2
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Busy World of Richard Scarry is designed for two to five year olds. Like the Scarry books themselves the TV series uses themes that are congruent with the interests of pre-school and early elementary school children. These include - love of parents - mastery (of all the motor, language and social skills that they see in the world around them) - power (who calls the shots) - possession, (It's mine!) - personal routines eating, dressing, sleeping - family living cooking, recreation, celebration. The aim of the series is to make television a positive force in the lives of these children: - to stimulate imagination and foster vicarious play. - to teach pro-social behavior: generosity, friendliness, persistence, altruism, understanding of others' points of view, empathy, acceptance of others' idiosyncrasies - to help children move beyond family attachments to the world of friendships and community. - To help children develop skills on which academic learning depends: attention, language, memory, active processing of a story, interest in reading. Children will learn - that friends and neighbors are nice to each other, share, cooperate, say supportive things, compliment each other, take pleasure in each others' accomplishments, that friends are accepting of each others' foibles clumsiness, silliness, forgetfulness, fearfulness, etc. - that a community is made up of grown-ups, children, helpful authority figures, people of many occupations: police, storekeepers, farmers, baker, butcher, repair persons of many kinds, doctors, nurses, firefighters, road workers, bus drivers, photographers, etc. - That the world is full of interesting things to see and do. - That there are far away countries to learn about and travel to, where people have different customs, dress, food, etc.
Other Matters (13 of 14) Response
Program Title Career Day
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 11:00 am
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. Career Day is a television program that introduces young adults to career exploration and awareness. Students often do not know what they want to do and are unsure of potential interests they may have that could be a career. Career Day provides an avenue to view experts in their respective fields as they discuss their work, the education/training to prepare for the job, and experiences that led them to choose their career. To encourage students to make informed decisions,adults must be introduced to career awareness, such as the concept that success in most careers requires education and training (Fouad, 1995). As the National Alliance of Business recommended in its 1999 publication Preparing Young People for Tomorrow's Workplace, "Middle school is an ideal age at which to expose students to the challenging world of work" (p.5). The program's motivational and inspirational message of each guest empowers audiences of all ages to investigate career opportunities, which has been proven to enhance academic performance, facilitate high school completion and encourage postsecondary education (Broadening Career Horizons for Students in At-Risk Environments, O'Brien et al (1999). Each segment of Career Day delivers an educational and informational message that supports current social, intellectual and emotional aspects of children ages 13 and up. Attributes and advice emphasized by guests instill a grounded balance of priorities, dedication, and perseverance children can apply to their lives.
Other Matters (14 of 14) Response
Program Title Cake
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 12 noon on WPGA .2
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 8 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. CAKE, E/I, TVY 7, is a live-action show within a show about a 13-year-old girl (a la Martha Stewart) who hosts a cable access show with her two best friends. The three girls show their audience (and each other) how to take ordinary, everyday items (t-shirts, CD cases, lamp shades) and make them extraordinary with a little imagination (and a hot glue gun!). CAKE's motto: "You can't buy individuality, but you can make it! The show revolves around a teenage girl named Cake, who is very much into fashion and arts and crafts. Cake wishes to follow in her the footsteps of her Grandma Crystal, who used to design costumes for a famous rock star. In her spare time, Cake also enjoys Irish dance and playing the bagpipes. She wears a red t-shirt during Cake TV filming sessions. Like Cake, her best friend Miracle Ross also has an eye for fashion and art, except she believes in spending money in order to get the perfect gift rather than making it. In "Miracle on Ice", she wore a red t-shirt for the Cake TV filming session in that episode to match Cake's, but for the rest of the series, she wore a pink t-shirt. Amy Carson is a small child who lives in their neighborhood who enjoys cracking jokes and pulling pranks. She wears a green t-shirt during Cake TV filming sessions. Together they are the hosts of "Cake TV", an arts-and-crafts show on public-access television that is taped in Cake's garage. Benjamin Turner, who has no intention of going on camera because of stage fright, is the show's cameraman and director. He wears a blue t-shirt when operating the camera during Cake TV filming sessions. The garage where Cake TV is produced is filled with Grandma's endless supply of trinkets she used when designing costumes, such as beads, glitter, ribbon, and many other supplies. Cake always has items organized and ready to be grabbed at the studio.

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