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

FRN:
0031172836
File Number:
CPR-119311
Submit Date:
04/07/2011
Call Sign:
WGBC
Facility ID:
24314
City:
MERIDIAN
State:
MS
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
04/07/2011
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : First Quarter of 2011

General Information

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

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

Contact Representatives (0)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Network Affiliation
Affiliated network RTV, NBC
Nielsen DMA Meridian
Web Home Page Address www.wgbctv.com

Digital Core Programming

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Question Response
State the average number of hours of Core Programming per week broadcast by the station on its main program stream 3.0
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: 5.0
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(17)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 17) Response
Program Title WILLA'S WILD LIFE
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS 11AM NBC D2
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 4 years to 8 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. WILLA'S WILD LIFE is a new animated series featuring a six-year-old girl, Willa's Wild Life, 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's Wild Life, offering her advice and friendship from each of their respective points of view. In each episode, Willa's Wild Life 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's Wild Life 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
List date and time rescheduled 01/02/11 1PM D2
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2011-01-01
Episode # 01/01/2011 11AM
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (2 of 17) Response
Program Title THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS 10AM NBC D2
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 4 years to 8 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 classic 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. The students are all 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, tp 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 Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS
List date and time rescheduled 1/02/2011 12NOON D2
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2011-01-01
Episode # 1/01/2011 10AM
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (3 of 17) Response
Program Title BABAR
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS 10:30AM NBC D2
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 4 years to 8 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 Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program BABAR
List date and time rescheduled 01/02/2011 12:30PM D2
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2011-01-01
Episode # 01/01/2011 10:30AM
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (4 of 17) Response
Program Title SHELLDON
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS 9:30AM NBC D2
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
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 7 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This is an animated series about Shelldon, a school aged yoka shell mollusk who lives with the adoptive family, the Clams, in an undersea community called Shell Land, which is populated by all sorts of sea species. Shelldon and his best friends, Connie (a cowry shell mollusk) and Herman (a hermit crab) face a specific challenge in every episode of the show. The problem may be managing a bully, improving their grades, learning how to be altruistic, or protecting their environment from natural and man-made disasters. In all cases they rely on Dr. Shell, the most venerated intellectual and elder in Shell Land who teaches them and gives them opportunities to harness their potential and solve the problem. Each episode provides a direct socio-emotional lesson and many episodes provide informational content relating to the sea life habitat of Shell Land and environmental conservation.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 17) Response
Program Title PEARLIE
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS 11:30AM NBC D2
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 4 years to 8 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.
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
List date and time rescheduled 1/02/2011 1:30PM D2
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2011-01-01
Episode # 1/01/2011 11:30AM
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (6 of 17) Response
Program Title BETA RECORDS
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled WEDNESDAY 7:30AM RTV D1
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. BETA Records TV clearly meets the goals of providing children with a television show that meets CORE requirements of the FCC as follows: 1. Making choices in life is an ongoing subject. A challenge faced by all Teens in this category. 2. Provides a good impetus for Teens being committing to their music education - giving them the ability to get scholarships, and a good positive medium for reaching their career goals. 3. Makes Teens aware of past and present music history. 4. Hosts interview up-and-coming musical artists about their inspirations emphasizing their education - showing Teens how they can make their own voices heard. 5. Attributes and advice, emphasized by the hosts and their guests, instill a grounded balance of priorities, commitment, and perseverance Teens can apply to their lives. 6. BETA Records TV's website that can be easily accessed by parents and provides a clear description of the types of programming offered. It also provides a listing of when shows are aired on broadcasting stations through the USA. Advanced notice of programming is 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 (7 of 17) Response
Program Title IN THE ZONE
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled TUESDAY 7:00AM RTV D1
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. Magic Johnson along with his friends [Karim Abdul-Jabbar, Carmelo Anthony, Kenny "The Jet" Smith, and many more] teach teens the importance of conditioning and education in order to master the intricacies of sports ranging from basketball, baseball, football, soccer, hockey, tennis, etc.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 17) Response
Program Title AQUA KIDS ADVENTURES
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled WEDNESDAY 7AM RTV D1
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. Aqua Kids Adventures has compelling content that works across cultures and aims to grow awareness and participation in all water activities for kids across America. Aqua Kids Adventures travels the planet visiting a variety of water environments from water management facilities to fresh water and brackish streams to the oceans of the world. The intent is to motivate other kids to become active citizens on the issue of pollution of water environments.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 17) Response
Program Title ARIEL & ZOE & ELI TOO
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled FRIDAY 7:30AM RTV D1
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. Ariel & Zoey & Eli, Too introduces children to people who have accomplished great things and have a positive message. The Ann Arbor siblings sing, dance, play instruments, interview nationally-known guests who have a positive message for kids and share interesting facts with viewers.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 17) Response
Program Title ANGEL'S FRIENDS
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled THURSDAY 7:00AM RTV D1
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. Angel's Friends provides CORE programming in the areas of particular concern to young teens including social themes and coping strategies through school life of animated teen-aged angels learning to be Guardian Angels and their nemesis The Devils that are practicing to become Guardian Devils. Kids are taken on an inspirational journey that stirs their spirit and provides moral tools for the decisions they face in everyday life. The multi-ethnic angels serve as role models for young teen viewers as they deal with such issues as the right to say "no,' the meaning of heroism, bullying and other issues of particular concern to young teens
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (11 of 17) Response
Program Title MUSTARD PANCAKES
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled THURSDAY 7:30AM RTV D1
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 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Mustard Pancakes addresses emotional and practical issues that preschoolers face as they grow up and teaches them how to deal with theses issues (partly by relying on friends). The series sends the positive message that while growing up can be challenging, it's also lots of fun, and the musical and storytelling components provide a comforting element.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (12 of 17) Response
Program Title THE REAL WINNING EDGE
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled TUESDAY 7:30AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Real Winning Edge series is developed to be an educational/informational (E/I) program for the 13-16 year age group. It is designed to help youths make winning choices in their lives in order to grow to be productive citizens. This series is based on role models who are making pro-social life choices. The Real Winning Edge delivers to our nation's youth the kind of entertainment value they enjoy watching, while promoting a value system that enforces a strong source of purpose and worthiness. This television series includes three profiles of young achievers per 30 minute episode.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (13 of 17) Response
Program Title WILD AMERICA
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled MONDAY 7:30AM RTV D1
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The key educational objective of the program is to familiarize children with the animals of the North American continent and their interaction with other animals and their environment. Throughout the series emphasis will be placed upon protecting endangered species and the impact that humans have while interacting in their environment.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (14 of 17) Response
Program Title TURBO DOGS
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS 9AM NBC D2
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 4 years to 8 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Animated show based on the books Racer Dogs. The series follows a group of six dogs from Racerville who love to compete with one another in races. In each story, one or more of the dogs encounter and solve problems that teach them social-emotional lessons on good sportsmanship, teamwork, cooperation, playing fair, and friendship. The show also imparts information on the mechanics of racing like directionality and the concepts of distance and time. The social-emotional messages are embedded through the stories using action and humor.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (15 of 17) Response
Program Title THE TRAVELING TRIO
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled FRIDAY 7AM RTV D1
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. The Traveling Trio is an adventure-filled educational series hosted by three siblings; ten-year old Olivia and her eight-year old twin brothers, Ingram and Everett. The children present the geography, history, language and culture of exciting destinations as they visit both famous landmarks and off-thebeaten-path attractions. The series is designed for children (age 8-12) who are open to learning about the world. This includes children who enjoy learning about nature, animals, science, art, history and geography.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (16 of 17) Response
Program Title THE OUTDOORSMAN
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled MONDAY 7AM RTV D1
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 2
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. Launched on one TV station in 1985, "The Outdoorsman" has evolved into the nations largest syndicated adventure series. The series format includes a FCC friendly (EI) educational blend of world class adventures in domestic and international locations. Environmental and conservation issues, teaching kids and adults about wildlife, hunting, fishing, ethics and respect for nature and a celebration of the sporting lifestyle are important aspects of the format.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (17 of 17) Response
Program Title MUSTARD PANCAKES
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled MONDAY 7AM RTV D1
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
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. Mustard Pancakes addresses emotional and practical issues that preschoolers face as they grow up and teaches them how to deal with theses issues (partly by relying on friends). The series sends the positive message that while growing up can be challenging, it's also lots of fun, and the musical and storytelling components provide a comforting element.
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 LUCKY LISENBE
Address 1151 CRESTVIEW CIRCLE
City MERIDIAN
State MS
Zip 39301
Telephone Number 601-693-2424
Email Address rwilliams@wmdn.net
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. WGBC CEASED ANALOG TRANSMISSION FEBRUARY 2009. WGBC BROADCAST IN DIGITAL ONLY. WGBC D1 IS AFFILIATED WITH THE RTV AND FOX NETWORKS. FOX DOES NOT PROVIDE E/I CHILDREN'S PROGRAMMING. WGBC D2 IS AFFILIATED WITH THE NBC NETWORK.

Other Matters (14)

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Other Matters (1 of 14) Response
Program Title MUSTARD PANCAKES
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled MONDAY 7AM & THURSDAY 7:30AM RTV D1
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 3 years to 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Mustard Pancakes addresses emotional and practical issues that preschoolers face as they grow up and teaches them how to deal with theses issues (partly by relying on friends). The series sends the positive message that while growing up can be challenging, it's also lots of fun, and the musical and storytelling components provide a comforting element.
Other Matters (2 of 14) Response
Program Title THE REAL WINNING EDGE
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled TUESDAY 7:30AM RTV D1
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Real Winning Edge series is developed to be an educational/informational (E/I) program for the 13-16 year age group. It is designed to help youths make winning choices in their lives in order to grow to be productive citizens. This series is based on role models who are making pro-social life choices. The Real Winning Edge delivers to our nation's youth the kind of entertainment value they enjoy watching, while promoting a value system that enforces a strong source of purpose and worthiness. This television series includes three profiles of young achievers per 30 minute episode.
Other Matters (3 of 14) Response
Program Title SHELLDON
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS 9:30AM NBC D2
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 4 years to 8 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This is an animated series about Shelldon, a school aged yoka shell mollusk who lives with the adoptive family, the Clams, in an undersea community called Shell Land, which is populated by all sorts of sea species. Shelldon and his best friends, Connie (a cowry shell mollusk) and Herman (a hermit crab) face a specific challenge in every episode of the show. The problem may be managing a bully, improving their grades, learning how to be altruistic, or protecting their environment from natural and man-made disasters. In all cases they rely on Dr. Shell, the most venerated intellectual and elder in Shell Land who teaches them and gives them opportunities to harness their potential and solve the problem. Each episode provides a direct socio-emotional lesson and many episodes provide informational content relating to the sea life habitat of Shell Land and environmental conservation.
Other Matters (4 of 14) Response
Program Title AQUA KIDS ADVENTURES
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled WEDNESDAY 7AM & FRIDAY 7AM RTV D1
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Aqua Kids Adventures has compelling content that works across cultures and aims to grow awareness and participation in all water activities for kids across America. Aqua Kids Adventures travels the planet visiting a variety of water environments from water management facilities to fresh water and brackish streams to the oceans of the world. The intent is to motivate other kids to become active citizens on the issue of pollution of water environments.
Other Matters (5 of 14) Response
Program Title WILLA'S WILD LIFE
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS 11AM NBC D2
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 4 years to 8 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. WILLA'S WILD LIFE is a new animated series featuring a six-year-old girl, Willa's Wild Life, 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's Wild Life, offering her advice and friendship from each of their respective points of view. In each episode, Willa's Wild Life 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's Wild Life finds ways to maintain healthy friendships, experience success, develop competence and become altruistic.
Other Matters (6 of 14) Response
Program Title WILD AMERICA
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled MONDAY 7:30AM RTV D1
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The key educational objective of the program is to familiarize children with the animals of the North American continent and their interaction with other animals and their environment. Throughout the series emphasis will be placed upon protecting endangered species and the impact that humans have while interacting in their environment.
Other Matters (7 of 14) Response
Program Title ANGEL'S FRIENDS
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled THURSDAY 7AM RTV D1
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. Angel's Friends provides CORE programming in the areas of particular concern to young teens including social themes and coping strategies through school life of animated teen-aged angels learning to be Guardian Angels and their nemesis The Devils that are practicing to become Guardian Devils. Kids are taken on an inspirational journey that stirs their spirit and provides moral tools for the decisions they face in everyday life. The multi-ethnic angels serve as role models for young teen viewers as they deal with such issues as the right to say "no,' the meaning of heroism, bullying and other issues of particular concern to young teens
Other Matters (8 of 14) Response
Program Title TURBO DOGS
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS 9AM NBC D2
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 4 years to 8 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Animated show based on the books Racer Dogs. The series follows a group of six dogs from Racerville who love to compete with one another in races. In each story, one or more of the dogs encounter and solve problems that teach them social-emotional lessons on good sportsmanship, teamwork, cooperation, playing fair, and friendship. The show also imparts information on the mechanics of racing like directionality and the concepts of distance and time. The social-emotional messages are embedded through the stories using action and humor.
Other Matters (9 of 14) Response
Program Title BETA RECORDS
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled WEDNESDAY 7:30AM RTV D1
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. BETA Records TV clearly meets the goals of providing children with a television show that meets CORE requirements of the FCC as follows: 1. Making choices in life is an ongoing subject. A challenge faced by all Teens in this category. 2. Provides a good impetus for Teens being committing to their music education - giving them the ability to get scholarships, and a good positive medium for reaching their career goals. 3. Makes Teens aware of past and present music history. 4. Hosts interview up-and-coming musical artists about their inspirations emphasizing their education - showing Teens how they can make their own voices heard. 5. Attributes and advice, emphasized by the hosts and their guests, instill a grounded balance of priorities, commitment, and perseverance Teens can apply to their lives. 6. BETA Records TV's website that can be easily accessed by parents and provides a clear description of the types of programming offered. It also provides a listing of when shows are aired on broadcasting stations through the USA. Advanced notice of programming is available to parents and consumers by the website.
Other Matters (10 of 14) Response
Program Title PEARLIE
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS 11:30AM NBC D2
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 4 years to 8 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 (11 of 14) Response
Program Title BABAR
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS 10:30AM NBC D2
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 4 years to 8 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.
Other Matters (12 of 14) Response
Program Title THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS 10AM NBC D2
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 4 years to 8 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 classic 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. The students are all 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, tp 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.
Other Matters (13 of 14) Response
Program Title ARIEL & ZOE & ELI TOO
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled FRIDAY 7:30AM RTV D1
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. Ariel & Zoey & Eli, Too introduces children to people who have accomplished great things and have a positive message. The Ann Arbor siblings sing, dance, play instruments, interview nationally-known guests who have a positive message for kids and share interesting facts with viewers.
Other Matters (14 of 14) Response
Program Title IN THE ZONE
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled TUESDAY 7AM RTV D1
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. Magic Johnson along with his friends [Karim Abdul-Jabbar, Carmelo Anthony, Kenny "The Jet" Smith, and many more] teach teens the importance of conditioning and education in order to master the intricacies of sports ranging from basketball, baseball, football, soccer, hockey, tennis, etc.THE

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