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

FRN:
0003593860
File Number:
CPR-128939
Submit Date:
04/11/2014
Call Sign:
KXAS-TV
Facility ID:
49330
City:
FORT WORTH
State:
TX
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
04/11/2014
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : First Quarter of 2012

General Information

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

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

Contact Representatives (0)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Network Affiliation
Affiliated network NBC
Nielsen DMA Dallas-Ft. Worth
Web Home Page Address http:/www.nbcdfw.com

Digital Core Programming

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State the average number of hours of Core Programming per week broadcast by the station on its main program stream 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: 4.0
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 ARIEL & ZOEY & ELI, TOO [KXAS 5.2 NBC 5 Nonstop]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT @ 8:30AM CT
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. Ariel & Zoey & Eli, Too (AZE2), a musical variety show that is driven by three siblings, empowers children to accomplish their goals and their dreams. AZE2 accomplishes this through interviewing people who excel in their profession and have a positive message for kids, introducing guests who perform different genres of music, and presenting musical performances by the cast members themselves. These cast musical performances show children they can write their own music and the importance of teamwork. Music on the show is produced by Emmy Award winner David Barrett. He and Brian Brill (another Emmy winner) ensure that the music is tailored for the young audience. All songs offer a positive message about life. Every episode begins with the song "Sweet Company which sends the positive message of friendship and ends with the singing of End of Another Day which encourages the viewer to stay optimistic about tomorrow. (Showplace TV Syndication)
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 17) Response
Program Title TURBO DOGS [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUN 10AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 4
Total times aired 6
Number of Preemptions 2
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 2
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. TURBO DOGS is a show about six canine friends--Dash, GT, Clutch, Stinkbert, Strut and Mags--who have their own distinch characteristics but share a common love of racing cars. The fastest dogs in Racerville, the Turbo Dogs often compete with one another in races. The dogs each have their own racers, which they maintain regularly, and that are equipped with individual GPS systems to help and guide them. Each story begins with one of the Turbo Dogs encountering a problem that must be resolved while preparing to compete. Usually, the Turbo Dog learns his/her lesson through experience and accountability for negative behavior. Social-emotional messages about sportsmanship, teamwork, cooperation, and fairness developed in the story are emphasized in a separate tag at the end of each episode.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program TURBO DOGS [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
List date and time rescheduled 1/8/12 @ 11AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # 1/8/12--TDO114
Reason for Preemption Non-breaking News

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program TURBO DOGS [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
List date and time rescheduled 2/4/12 @ 12P
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # 2/5/12--TDO124
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (3 of 17) Response
Program Title POPPETSTOWN [KXAS 5.2 NBC 5 Nonstop]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT @ 10:30AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 1
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Poppetstown is an animated series designed for children ages 2-6 years of age. Each episode takes the viewer on a problem solving adventure featuring a group of animal characters. Blooter and his co-investigators, Patty and Bobby usually lead the action and are supported by Coquerie, a restaurant proprietor, Cap, a former seaman, and the Naka Nakas, three monkeys who are like very young children, and enjoy playing around entertaining everyone. In each episode there is a primary problem to be solved from finding out what has happened to the moon when it's not visible in the sky to learning about the properties of magnets. There is often a secondary problem around a personal issue that intersects with the main storyline. Altogether the diverse group of characters model teamwork, critical thinking and staying on task until the problem is solved. (dhx media)
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 17) Response
Program Title THE ZULA PATROL [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUN 10:00AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 7
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. Based on the book series by Deborah Manchester, "The Zula Patrol" teaches science and astronomy facts to a target audience of children 4-8 years of age. The Zula Patrol is a group of six animated aliens, headed by Captain Bula, who carry out a variety of scientific space missions. During their missions, Captain Bula and his crew often encounter their foe, Dark Truder, and his minion, Traxie, who are trying to take over the universe. Over the course of the story, the audience learns different facts about specific space topics such as stars, planets, orbits, moons, asteroids, comets, gravity, and space probes. The information is then highlighted during a segment where crew member Professor Multo delivers his summary of scientific facts from the story. Typically, the stories also provide a social-emotional tag based on tolerance and non-violent conflict resolution.
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 BO ON THE GO [KXAS 5.2 NBC 5 Nonstop]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT @ 10:30AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Bo on the Go is an animated series designed to promote exercise and physical fitness for preschool children ages 2-5. The main character, Bo, guides the audience through developmentally appropriate exercise routines which she associates with producing energy and feeling good. In each episode she teaches children specific movements that are challenging to produce during the preschool years such as skipping or galloping, and other movements that are easy to replicate, such as marching, running or jumping. She also teaches other movements, such as creeping, slithering, or climbing, based on the movements of different animals. Bo also talks to the audience, asking them to follow step by step directions, and each direction defines the particular movement required to reach the goal and solve a puzzle. Bo is accompanied on her problem solving quest by Dezzy her pet dragon and is helped by a Wizard who appears at critical junctures during the story. (dhx media)
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 17) Response
Program Title ANGEL'S FRIENDS [KXAS 5.2 NBC 5 Nonstop]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT @ 7:30AM CT
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 programming about social themes and coping strategies through the school life of animated teen-aged angels learning to be Guardian Angels. 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 (7 of 17) Response
Program Title PASSPORT TO EXPLORE [KXAS 5.2 NBC 5 Nonstop]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT @ 9:00AM CT
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. Passport To Explore invites the viewer to explore locations and local customs in the United States and other countries. Not only does the series present geographical and morays about the areas visited, but it aims to enrich children's lives by making them aware of the differences that exist and how enriching those differences can be to their own lives. Each episode provides information related to the specific area visited and gives an educational approach to its history. (Showplace TV Syndication)
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 VIRUS ATTACK TOO [KXAS 5.2 NBC 5 Nonstop]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT @ 8:00AM CT
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. VIRUS ATTACK is a series that depicts pollution as DNA infected by viruses, which are infecting a city with the sole purpose of destroying it. The three main characters, David, Alice, and George represent the anti-viruses who are trying to help. David has become the power to ward off the evil viruses. His father, Professor Amaldi, has devoted his life to finding a solution to the evil gene of wickedness. The series shows elements of courage, friendship, and problem solving. In addition, Virus Attack conveys the message that adults have a responsibility to care for the younger members of society because it is the right thing to do. The series makes it clear: parents should be involved with their children. (Showplace TV Syndication)
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 AQUA KIDS ADVENTURES 2 [KXAS 5.2 NBC 5 Nonstop]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT @ 7AM CT
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. Aqua Kids is an informative program that motivates young people to take an active role in preserving aquatic environments and wildlife, by showing how other kids just like them can do the same. Whether it's saving sea turtles or participating in a beach cleanup, the Aqua Kids demonstrate the real and lasting contribution children can make in proteting the future of their community and the world.
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 SHELLDON [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUN 10:30AM
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 6 years to 10 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 Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program SHELLDON [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
List date and time rescheduled 2/4/12 @ 12:30PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # 2/5/12--SHL008
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (11 of 17) Response
Program Title JANE AND THE DRAGON [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 10:00AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 8
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 4 years to 8 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Set in medieval times, "Jane and the Dragon" is an animated show based on Martin Baynton's best-selling book about a middle-class medieval girl named Jane. Jane is raised in the Royal Court as a Knight-in-Training after she demonstrates her courage by leaving the castle to conquer the local dragon. The giant green Dragon, whose sense of humor exceeds his ferocity, instead becomes Jane's best friend and a part of the castle community. In each episode, Jane encounters a challenge that tests her problem-solving skills and requires her to demonstrate her strength of character as a Knight of the King's Guard. Sometimes Jane learns a moral lesson, and other times she uses her analytical ability to illustrate how a problem can be made less complicated and easily solved.
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 PEARLIE [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 11:30AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 2
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 2
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Pearlie is an animated comedy series based on the children's book series Pearlie the Park Fairy by Wendy Harmer. Pearlie is an optimistic, light-hearted fairy who sees the good in everybody, but often gets into situations because her desire to help is larger than her capacity to deliver. Aimed for an audience within the 4-8 year old range, Pearlie focuses on the importance of following the rules, using good judgment and learning how to avoid getting into trouble. Since Pearlie was appointed by Fairy Head Quarters (HQ) to keep Jubilee Park in sparkling order she has constant challenges with her basic goal of keeping everyone happy and making sure the park functions smoothly. Pearlie's nemesis and cousin Saphira, often takes advantage of Pearlie's good nature which requires that Pearlie must also frequently outwit the park bully. In each episode, we see Pearlie approach new tasks and problems with a great deal of enthusiasm, but without the organization required to get the job done. Through plot developments and with the assistance of her friends, Opal and Jasper, she learns what to do and what not to do in each situation so the park can be restored to order.
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 [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
List date and time rescheduled 1/14/12 @ 9:30AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # 1/14/12--PEA108
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program PEARLIE [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
List date and time rescheduled 3/10/12 @ 9:30AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # 3/10/12--PEA106
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (13 of 17) Response
Program Title BETA RECORDS TV [BRTV] [KXAS 5.2 NBC 5 Nonstop]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT @ 9:30AM CT
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. Hosts interview up-and-coming musical artists about their inspirations--emphasizing their education and showing teens how they can make their own voices heard. The show shows the value of being committed to education and instills a grounded balance of priorities, commitment, and perseverance teens can apply to their lives.the importance of exercise in a healthy lifestyle.
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 BO ON THE GO [KXAS 5.2 NBC 5 Nonstop]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT @ 10:00AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Bo on the Go is an animated series designed to promote exercise and physical fitness for preschool children ages 2-5. The main character, Bo, guides the audience through developmentally appropriate exercise routines which she associates with producing energy and feeling good. In each episode she teaches children specific movements that are challenging to produce during the preschool years such as skipping or galloping, and other movements that are easy to replicate, such as marching, running or jumping. She also teaches other movements, such as creeping, slithering, or climbing, based on the movements of different animals. Bo also talks to the audience, asking them to follow step by step directions, and each direction defines the particular movement required to reach the goal and solve a puzzle. Bo is accompanied on her problem solving quest by Dezzy her pet dragon and is helped by a Wizard who appears at critical junctures during the story. (dhx media)
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 BABAR [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat 10:30am CT
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 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Based on the books by Laurent de Brunhoff, "Babar" is an animated show about a young orphaned elephant who finds the strength to rise above the challenges he faces, including the death of his parents, as he journeys through life. Each episode of the show develops a social-emotional message such as taking responsibility, being patient and persistent in hard work, respecting people's privacy, learning to cope with unforeseen changes, and being honest. These messages emerge from the need to resolve a dilemma that is faced by Babar, one of his friends or family members.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (16 of 17) Response
Program Title WILLA'S WILD LIFE [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat/11:00am CT
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 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Willa" is a new animated series centered on a six-year-old girl, and her menagerie of animals. Willa lives at home with her father and pets--an elephant, a giraffe, a pair of performing seals, a bear, penguins, and lots of rabbits. In each episode, Willa faces a challenge at home, in school or in her neighborhood. With her animals and best friend Dooley as key elements of her team, Willa works on solutions to overcome her challenge. Together they find ways to maintain healthy friendships, experience success, develop competence and become altruistic. With help from her animal friends, Willa figures out how to earn the things she wants by helping others. She learns to appreciate the friends that she has rather than trying to change to fit in with the "cool" group. She realizes that asking questions is better than jumping to conclusions. Whether at school, home or in the neighborhood, Willa finds a way to analyze her situation and learn from experience.
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 [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
List date and time rescheduled 3/10/12 @ 9AM CT
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # 3/10/12--WIL013
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (17 of 17) Response
Program Title THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat/10:00am CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 5
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 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Magic School Bus is based on series of children's books about science written by Joanna Cole. The show features the ingenious Ms. Frizzle, an elementary school teacher and intrepid explorer who piles her students into her Magic School Bus and takes them on amazing field trips to impossible locations. The goal of each field trip to answer questions or learn many new things about the place the class visits. Each episode is a fact filled expedition to places as diverse as the solar system, the human body, or even inside weather systems. The bus transforms to suit the environment and the kids freely explore and share their learning with each other and with Ms. Frizzle, who nudges her students to "make connections" and answer their own questions with research. The class pet, Lizzie, a large lizard, accompanies the class on their field trips. The content of the show is appropriate for children from ages 4 to 9 and in addition to all the factual content, the children also have a socio-emotional problem to solve that is embedded into the story line.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (3)

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Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (1 of 3) Response
Program Title FIVE TALK STREET [KXAS 5.1 NBC and KXAS 5.2 NBC 5 Nonstop)
Origination Local
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: SUN 1/15/12 @ 12PM; SAT 1/28/12 @ 1:30PM;
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 2
Number of Preemptions
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 14 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Two [2] different episodes aired on the main digital channel of this locally produced magazine style show that interviews community leaders. It informs the viewer of current happenings and encourages them to participate. Additional episodes air multiple times weekly on NBC 5 Nonstop.
Does the program have educating and informing children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? No
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? No
Does the Licensee provide information regarding the program, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides consistent with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? No

Date and Time Aired:

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Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (2 of 3) Response
Program Title THE MOVEMENT--ONE MAN JOINS AN UPRISING [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: SUN 1/29/12 @ 11:30AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 1
Number of Preemptions
Length of Program 60 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 14 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. A one-hour special highlighting five individuals from all walks of life who have faced their respective disabilities and found the inspiration to overcome many obstacles. Through skiing, each of them has discovered, or rediscovered, the freedom of movement. Both entertaining and inspiring, the show illustrates the surprising potentials avaiable through adaptive sports to anyone with any form of disability.
Does the program have educating and informing children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? No
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? No
Does the Licensee provide information regarding the program, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides consistent with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? No

Date and Time Aired:

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Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (3 of 3) Response
Program Title BLACK COLLEGE QUIZ SHOW [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: SUN 1/15/12 @ 1PM &1:30PM; SAT 1/21 @ 12:30PM; SAT 1/28 @ 12:30PM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 4
Number of Preemptions
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 14 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This 4 part series is a Jeopardy-style program that acknowledges contributions of African-Americans in an entertaining quiz show format. Student teams from Historic Black Colleges and Universities around the country compete for scholarships as they showcase their knowledge of history.
Does the program have educating and informing children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Yes
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes
Does the Licensee provide information regarding the program, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides consistent with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? No

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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 Brian L. Hocker
Address 3900 Barnett St.
City Fort Worth
State TX
Zip 76103
Telephone Number 817-429-5555
Email Address brian.hocker@nbcuni.com
Include any other comments or information you want the Commission to consider in evaluating your compliance with the Children's Television Act (or use this space for supplemental explanations). This may include information on any other noncore educational and informational programming that you aired this quarter or plan to air during the next quarter, or any existing or proposed non-broadcast efforts that will enhance the educational and informational value of such programming to children. See 47 C.F.R. Section 73.671, NOTES 2 and 3. A) Attachment "A" (See Public File) - The station regularly airs 30-second PSAs specifically designed for children 16-years-old and under. Topics include, among other things: drug use prevention, fire safety for kids, the importance of eating healthy meals and ending gang violence. (B) Attachment "B" (See Public File) - The station regularly airs news segments that focus on children-safety issues, medical advances, and other relevant issues. (C) Attachment "C" (See Public File) - Station employees had direct interaction with children of the community, on behalf of the station. Examples include presentations to school groups and station tours. (D) Attachment "D" (See Public File) - Network "Core" Programming Episodic Information--Digital. (E) Attachment "E" (See Public File) - Additional Network Children's Programming. (F) Attachment "F" (See Public File) - Network Public Service Schedule. The NBC Television Network regularly schedules PSA's targeted to children 16 and under. These PSA's are broadcast by KXAS. (G) Attachment "G" (See Public File) - NBC Network Non-Broadcast Efforts (H) Attachment "H" (See Public File) - NBC Network On-Air Promotinal Efforts (I) Note that no information is included in the Analog sections of the Form 398. NBC5/KXAS main channel is 100% digital and there are no analog broadcasts. Main channel programming is identified in the above sections. (J) On Sunday, January 8, 2012 due to expanded network coverage of Meet the Press--a Political Debate one of the scheduled children's programming was preempted. The missed program was rescheduled and viewers were notified in advance, both on-air and through listing services. See details in section 3. (K) On Saturday, January 14, 2012 due to expanded network coverage of Sports one of the scheduled children's programming was preempted. The missed program was rescheduled and viewers were notified in advance, both on-air and through listing services. See details in section 3. (L) On Sunday, February 5, 2012 due to expanded network coverage of Sports--Super Bowl the scheduled children's programs were preempted. The missed programs were rescheduled and viewers were notified in advance, both on-air and through listing services. See details in section 3. (M) As of Saturday, February 11, 2012 the children's program "The Magic School Bus" was dropped from the network lineup and replaced until further notice with "Jane and the Dragon" Also, the Sunday program "Turbo Dogs" was replaced until further notice with "The Zula Patrol." Viewers were notified in advance, both on-air and through listing services of this change. See details in section 3. (N) On Saturday, March 10, 2012 due to expanded network coverage of Sports two of the scheduled children's programs were preempted. The missed programs were rescheduled and viewers were notified in advance, both on-air and through listing services. See details in section 3. (O) 4/11/2014: Originally filed Q1 2012 Form 398 on 4/6/2012, confirmation #128939. Original file confirmation available at station. (P) 4/11/2014: Corrected typo for average number of hours of free over-the-air digital programming to 168 hours.

Other Matters (15)

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Other Matters (1 of 15) Response
Program Title BABAR [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 10:30AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Based on the books by Laurent de Brunhoff, "Babar" 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 (2 of 15) Response
Program Title THE ZULA PATROL [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUN 10:00AM
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. Based on the book series by Deborah Manchester, "The Zula Patrol" teaches science and astronomy facts to a target audience of children 4-8 years of age. The Zula Patrol is a group of six animated aliens, headed by Captain Bula, who carry out a variety of scientific space missions. During their missions, Captain Bula and his crew often encounter their foe, Dark Truder, and his minion, Traxie, who are trying to take over the universe. Over the course of the story, the audience learns different facts about specific space topics such as stars, planets, orbits, moons, asteroids, comets, gravity, and space probes. The information is then highlighted during a segment where crew member Professor Multo delivers his summary of scientific facts from the story. Typically, the stories also provide a social-emotional tag based on tolerance and non-violent conflict resolution.
Other Matters (3 of 15) Response
Program Title PASSPORT TO EXPLORE [KXAS 5.2 NBC 5 Nonstop]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat/9:00am CT
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. Passport To Explore invites the viewer to explore locations and local customs in the United States and other countries. Not only does the series present geographical and morays about the areas visited, but it aims to enrich children's lives by making them aware of the differences that exist and how enriching those differences can be to their own lives. Each episode provides information related to the specific area visited and gives an educational approach to its history. (Showplace TV Syndication)
Other Matters (4 of 15) Response
Program Title ARIEL & ZOEY & ELI, TOO [KXAS 5.2 NBC 5 Nonstop]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat/8:30am CT
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. Ariel & Zoey & Eli, Too (AZE2), a musical variety show that is driven by three siblings, empowers children to accomplish their goals and their dreams. AZE2 accomplishes this through interviewing people who excel in their profession and have a positive message for kids, introducing guests who perform different genres of music, and presenting musical performances by the cast members themselves. These cast musical performances show children they can write their own music and the importance of teamwork. Music on the show is produced by Emmy Award winner David Barrett. He and Brian Brill (another Emmy winner) ensure that the music is tailored for the young audience. All songs offer a positive message about life. Every episode begins with the song "Sweet Company which sends the positive message of friendship and ends with the singing of End of Another Day which encourages the viewer to stay optimistic about tomorrow. (Showplace TV Syndication)
Other Matters (5 of 15) Response
Program Title SHELLDON [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUN 10:30AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. 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 (6 of 15) Response
Program Title AQUA KIDS ADVENTURES 2 [KXAS 5.2 NBC 5 Nonstop]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat/7:00am CT
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. Aqua Kids is an informative program that motivates young people to take an active role in preserving aquatic environments and wildlife, by showing how other kids just like them can do the same. Whether it's saving sea turtles or participating in a beach cleanup, the Aqua Kids demonstrate the real and lasting contribution children can make in proteting the future of their community and the world.
Other Matters (7 of 15) Response
Program Title ANGEL'S FRIENDS [KXAS 5.2 NBC 5 Nonstop]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat/7:30am CT
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 programming about social themes and coping strategies through the school life of animated teen-aged angels learning to be Guardian Angels. 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 15) Response
Program Title BO ON THE GO [KXAS 5.2 NBC 5 Nonstop]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat/10:30am CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 1
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. Bo on the Go is an animated series designed to promote exercise and physical fitness for preschool children ages 2-5. The main character, Bo, guides the audience through developmentally appropriate exercise routines which she associates with producing energy and feeling good. In each episode she teaches children specific movements that are challenging to produce during the preschool years such as skipping or galloping, and other movements that are easy to replicate, such as marching, running or jumping. She also teaches other movements, such as creeping, slithering, or climbing, based on the movements of different animals. Bo also talks to the audience, asking them to follow step by step directions, and each direction defines the particular movement required to reach the goal and solve a puzzle. Bo is accompanied on her problem solving quest by Dezzy her pet dragon and is helped by a Wizard who appears at critical junctures during the story. (dhx media)
Other Matters (9 of 15) Response
Program Title VIRUS ATTACK TOO [KXAS 5.2 NBC 5 Nonstop]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat/8:00am CT
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. VIRUS ATTACK is a series that depicts pollution as DNA infected by viruses, which are infecting a city with the sole purpose of destroying it. The three main characters, David, Alice, and George represent the anti-viruses who are trying to help. David has become the power to ward off the evil viruses. His father, Professor Amaldi, has devoted his life to finding a solution to the evil gene of wickedness. The series shows elements of courage, friendship, and problem solving. In addition, Virus Attack conveys the message that adults have a responsibility to care for the younger members of society because it is the right thing to do. The series makes it clear: parents should be involved with their children. (Showplace TV Syndication)
Other Matters (10 of 15) Response
Program Title BO ON THE GO [KXAS 5.2 NBC 5 Nonstop]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat/10:00am CT
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. Bo on the Go is an animated series designed to promote exercise and physical fitness for preschool children ages 2-5. The main character, Bo, guides the audience through developmentally appropriate exercise routines which she associates with producing energy and feeling good. In each episode she teaches children specific movements that are challenging to produce during the preschool years such as skipping or galloping, and other movements that are easy to replicate, such as marching, running or jumping. She also teaches other movements, such as creeping, slithering, or climbing, based on the movements of different animals. Bo also talks to the audience, asking them to follow step by step directions, and each direction defines the particular movement required to reach the goal and solve a puzzle. Bo is accompanied on her problem solving quest by Dezzy her pet dragon and is helped by a Wizard who appears at critical junctures during the story. (dhx media)
Other Matters (11 of 15) Response
Program Title BETA RECORDS TV [BRTV] [KXAS 5.2 NBC 5 Nonstop]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat/9:30am CT
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. Hosts interview up-and-coming musical artists about their inspirations--emphasizing their education and showing teens how they can make their own voices heard. The show shows the value of being committed to education and instills a grounded balance of priorities, commitment, and perseverance teens can apply to their lives.the importance of exercise in a healthy lifestyle.
Other Matters (12 of 15) Response
Program Title JANE AND THE DRAGON [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 10:00AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 4 years to 8 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Set in medieval times, "Jane and the Dragon" is an animated show based on Martin Baynton's best-selling book about a middle-class medieval girl named Jane. Jane is raised in the Royal Court as a Knight-in-Training after she demonstrates her courage by leaving the castle to conquer the local dragon. The giant green Dragon, whose sense of humor exceeds his ferocity, instead becomes Jane's best friend and a part of the castle community. In each episode, Jane encounters a challenge that tests her problem-solving skills and requires her to demonstrate her strength of character as a Knight of the King's Guard. Sometimes Jane learns a moral lesson, and other times she uses her analytical ability to illustrate how a problem can be made less complicated and easily solved.
Other Matters (13 of 15) Response
Program Title POPPETSTOWN [KXAS 5.2 NBC 5 Nonstop]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat/10:30am CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Poppetstown is an animated series designed for children ages 2-6 years of age. Each episode takes the viewer on a problem solving adventure featuring a group of animal characters. Blooter and his co-investigators, Patty and Bobby usually lead the action and are supported by Coquerie, a restaurant proprietor, Cap, a former seaman, and the Naka Nakas, three monkeys who are like very young children, and enjoy playing around entertaining everyone. In each episode there is a primary problem to be solved from finding out what has happened to the moon when it's not visible in the sky to learning about the properties of magnets. There is often a secondary problem around a personal issue that intersects with the main storyline. Altogether the diverse group of characters model teamwork, critical thinking and staying on task until the problem is solved. (dhx media)
Other Matters (14 of 15) Response
Program Title WILLA'S WILD LIFE [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat/11:00am CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Willa" is a new animated series centered on a six-year-old girl, and her menagerie of animals. Willa lives at home with her father and pets--an elephant, a giraffe, a pair of performing seals, a bear, penguins, and lots of rabbits. In each episode, Willa faces a challenge at home, in school or in her neighborhood. With her animals and best friend Dooley as key elements of her team, Willa works on solutions to overcome her challenge. Together they find ways to maintain healthy friendships, experience success, develop competence and become altruistic. With help from her animal friends, Willa figures out how to earn the things she wants by helping others. She learns to appreciate the friends that she has rather than trying to change to fit in with the "cool" group. She realizes that asking questions is better than jumping to conclusions. Whether at school, home or in the neighborhood, Willa finds a way to analyze her situation and learn from experience.
Other Matters (15 of 15) Response
Program Title PEARLIE [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat/11:30am CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Pearlie is an animated comedy series based on the children's book series Pearlie the Park Fairy by Wendy Harmer. Pearlie is an optimistic, light-hearted fairy who sees the good in everybody, but often gets into situations because her desire to help is larger than her capacity to deliver. Aimed for an audience within the 4-8 year old range, Pearlie focuses on the importance of following the rules, using good judgment and learning how to avoid getting into trouble. Since Pearlie was appointed by Fairy Head Quarters (HQ) to keep Jubilee Park in sparkling order she has constant challenges with her basic goal of keeping everyone happy and making sure the park functions smoothly. Pearlie's nemesis and cousin Saphira, often takes advantage of Pearlie's good nature which requires that Pearlie must also frequently outwit the park bully. In each episode, we see Pearlie approach new tasks and problems with a great deal of enthusiasm, but without the organization required to get the job done. Through plot developments and with the assistance of her friends, Opal and Jasper, she learns what to do and what not to do in each situation so the park can be restored to order.

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