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

FRN:
0021937883
File Number:
CPR-137260
Submit Date:
01/10/2013
Call Sign:
WDBD
Facility ID:
71326
City:
JACKSON
State:
MS
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
01/10/2013
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Fourth 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 FOX
Nielsen DMA Jackson MS
Web Home Page Address www.msnewsnow.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 4.0
State the average number of hours per week of free over-the-air digital video programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream 168.0
State the average number of hours per week of Core Programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream. See 47 C.F.R. Section 73.671: 6.0
Does the Licensee provide information identifying each Core Program aired on its station, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides as required by 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? Yes
Does the Licensee certify that at least 50% of the Core Programming counted toward meeting the additional programming guideline (applied to free video programming aired on other than the main Yes No program stream) did not consist of program episodes that had already aired within the previous seven days either on the station's main program stream or on another of the station's free digital program streams? Yes

Digital Core Programs(15)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 15) Response
Program Title Awesome Adventures (Main Channel 40.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 8:30am (10/6/12 - 12/29/12)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Awesome Adventures is designed to educate, inform and entertain children 13 to 16 in a lesson about the world around them. Each journey is a lesson in the beauty of nature, its creatures, and the people who inhabit the land. The shows are not designed to be "preachy" or overly pedantic, but rahter, the goal is to make the learning fun.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 15) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures (Main Channel 40.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 7:30am and 8:00am (10/6/12 - 12/29/12)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Jack Hanna, popular host of the hit television series, Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures, is one of America's most beloved naturalists and adventurers. Each week, Hanna takes millions of family viewers on exciting journeys to learn about animals and the places they live. What makes the series a success to a broad segment of viewers is Hanna's enthusiasm and wonderment with every new creature and experience he encounters. No intellectual pomp or indifference. Jack Hanna is "every person's" television zoologist.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 15) Response
Program Title Kids Cooking for Kids (Secondary Channel 40.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 830a-9a (10/7/12 - 12/30/12)
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. Mike and Will are twin brothers who love to eat. Their weekly TV show is based on experiences that began when the boys were only 5 years old. They want to share their love of cooking and eating, with as many kids as possible. In each episode, Mike and Will demonstrate how to cook a particular dish, emphasizing the importance of good nutrition, kitchen safety and a healthy lifestyle.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 15) Response
Program Title Edgemont (Secondary Channel 40.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 930a-10a (10/7/12 - 12/30/12)
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. Edgemont is designed to entertain its core teen audience and also to inform and educate its viewers about issues that arise in school and at home. The storylines focus on social and emotional challenges faced by all secondary school students, from forming and maintaining family, friendship and romantic relationships, to ethical and moral choices. The objective of the series is to demonstrate models of behavior for teen viewers, allowing them to consider choices that they themselves may face, to witness the potential outcomes of these choices and gain positive tools that they can use to resolve issues and conflicts in a constructive way.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 15) Response
Program Title Edgemont (Main Channel 40.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 12:00p and 12:30p (10/6/12 - 12/29/12)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Edgemont is designed to entertain its core teen audience and also to inform and educate its viewers about issues that arise in school and at home. The storylines focus on social and emotional challenges faced by all secondary school students, from forming and maintaining family, friendship and romantic relationships, to ethical and moral choices. The objective of the series is to demonstrate models of behavior for teen viewers, allowing them to consider choices that they themselves may face, to witness the potential outcomes of these choices and gain positive tools that they can use to resolve issues and conflicts in a constructive way.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 15) Response
Program Title Cookin' With Cutty (Secondary Channel 40.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 8a-830a (10/7/12 - 12/30/12)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 9 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Cookin' With Cutty promotes positive health and nutrition lifestyle choices for children and their parents. Fast-paced, high-energy segments featuring Cutty, Lisa, Blakely and the kids focus on the benefits of eating well, exercising and being tobacco free. Our mission is to encourage good health, nutrition and fitness habits to children around the world. Filmed on location throughout the beautiful Hawaiian Islands, Cookin' With Cutty informs and educates children, parents and families through the easiest learning method on earth-FUN!
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 15) Response
Program Title Green Screen Adventures (Secondary Channel 40.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 7a-8a & Sunday 7a-8a (Two 30min episodes, 10/6/12 - 12/30/12)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 52
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 7 years to 13 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Green Screen Adventures sparks enthusiasm for writing through age-appropriate sketch comedy, original songs, puppetry, and story theatre. The stories are based on the writing of elementary school students, ages 7-13. Children get the message that their words have power, that their voices are being heard. Our diverse Green Screen company of performers and writers reinforce critical writing skills and share positive social messages. Our educational mission emphasizes the four "C"s as well as the three "R"s - Curiosity, Confidence, Citizenship, Compassion.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 15) Response
Program Title Travel Thru History (Secondary Channel 40.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 9a-930a (10/6/12 - 12/29/12)
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. Travel Thru History is designed to spark interest and enthusiasm in teens and their families to learn about our country's rich and fascinating history. The series visits diverse locales across the U.S. from Las Vegas to Key West.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 15) Response
Program Title Safari
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 930a-10a (10/6/12 - 12/29/12)
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. Safari provides core programming in the areas of global ecology, wildlife biology and species conservation and preservation. Emmy award-winning host and wildlife expert John Ross travels to the farthest reaches of the world to bring the viewers face to face with some of the planet's most interesting animals. Safari offers a dynamic television experience for teens - with the exciting experience of exploring the fascinating world of wildlife and at the same time discovering what needs to be done to protect the animals and their habitat so that they can live on in the wild. Various age-appropriate global wildlife and ecology issues are introduced to the viewing audience with in-depth and thoughtful explanations.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 15) Response
Program Title The Real Winning Edge (Main Channel 40.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 11:00am (10/6/12 - 12/29/12)
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 seeks to expose youth to other youth who have consistently made the behavioral choices that have helped them to have a greater sense of internal significance and accpetance, which results in a more self directed stable personality. They are more able to negotiate the "challenges" inherent in life. The youth who are chosen to be profiled on the series are chosen for their adoption of pro-social values and principles that have become the ethos of their behavior. Thus the characteristics demonstrated by the stories of these youth give rise to adherence to these sound choices that have given them "the real winning edge" in life, such as the following: discovering where their talents lie, and their pursuit of developing that "gift", developing and appreciation for honesty as a fundamental part of social responsibility to others. Youth interviews demonstrate a real sense of compassion and concern for other people no matter what the person's station in life might be. Developing a sense of self discipline by learning to balance school work with social activities, freinds and develeopiong their sense of mission and purpose in life. Developing a sense of internal acceptance that allows them to stand against activities that can hurt themselves as well as others, such as substance abuse, violence, promiscuous sex, etc. The Real Winning Edge promotes the values through these very engaging positive youth role models, who are introduced by celebrities in the same talent field as the youth. The celebrities reinforce the values by calling attention to these youths' qualities as they are exhibited in the program.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (11 of 15) Response
Program Title Pets.TV (Main Channel 40.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 7:00am (10/6/12 - 12/29/12)
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. Pets.TV is a television program that provides educational and informational segments exposing the target audience of young viewers to everything pets. The upbeat contemporary presentation relates the animals to the viewer's lives and interests. Pets from everyday to the unique are showcased with educational information that shares how they evolved to become pets and their geographic origins. Professionals answer questions from pet lovers and share personal experiences. In these segments the excitement and love of working with pets is expressed. The motivational and inspirational message of each guest is entertaining and empowers audiences of all ages to pursue more information and education about everything pets. Each segment of Pets.TV delivers an educational and informational message that supports current social, intellectual and emotional aspects of children ages 13 and up. Attributes and advice emphasized by guests instill a grounded balance of priorities, commitments, and perseverance children can apply to their lives.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (12 of 15) Response
Program Title Mad About (Secondary Channel 40.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 9a-930a (10/7/12 - 12/30/12)
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. Mad About is a half hour sketch- comedy/ variety show aimed at educating and entertaining kids ages 13 to 16. A true E/I series, episodes use a creative mixture of humor, improve, animation and viewer-generated video. Mad About conveys important messages about life skills such as personal finance, health & nutrition, fitness, conservation, and decision making in a fun and entertaining way. Each TV episode relies on a small company of skilled comedic actors to explore significant topics within a subject area. It incorporates comic monologues, sketch and improv comedy, eye-catching animation, music videos, humorous "man on the street" interviews, and viewer-created questions about life's issues.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (13 of 15) Response
Program Title Workforce (Secondary Channel 40.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 830a-9a (10/6/12 - 12/29/12)
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. Workforce is a half-hour series designed to help young people make educated decisions about their future careers. In each episode, four teens are catapulted into a job for one day to find out first hand what different careers are all about. With a good sense of humor and a healthy understanding of humility, these teens take on various jobs including zookeeper, plastic surgeon, private detective, city mayor, veterinarian, crane operator, farmer, web designer, juggler, butcher and everything in between.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (14 of 15) Response
Program Title On The Spot (Main Channel 40.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 11:30am (10/6/12 - 12/29/12)
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. On The Spot is a series tapping knowledge across a series of subject areas: geography, art, technology, science, math, history, language, music, and sports. It also addresses general cultural knowledge. The format is a series of seemingly random questions to individuals who are either of school age or adults past the age of high school graduation. There are three fundamental educational beneifts to this format. First, it taps into fact retrieval in the curriculum. Second, and more important, it expands the information beyond fact retrieval. Third, and most important, it addresses what educators call non-cognititve factors for student success. These are factors that can measurably improve student achievement without specifically involving material to be tested. These include self-esteem and frames in which students see learning occuring. By removing information from the academic silos where it is generally taught and moving it, literally, to the mall, it forces a synthesis that is difficult to achieve in an academic setting. The fact that correct answers are given by diverse ethnicities and ages, by both genders, and not by stereotypes of smart people is essential. It means that anyone can own information. The fact that young people will see this on television in a non-academic setting is also very important. Whatever the curriculum or information, knowledge becomes the star-and is demonstrated by every type of person.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (15 of 15) Response
Program Title Children Talk (Secondary Channel 40.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 8a-830a (10/6/12 - 12/29/12)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 9 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Children Talk is a weekly half-hour series where children talk about what they know and learn about what they don't. Featuring nationally known ventriloquist Taylor Mason, each weekly episode of Children Talk provides young viewers with an educational experience by visiting a variety of locations with historical or scientific significance. Visits are combined with practical demonstrations and useful information for building important life skills. Series includes an interview segment where children participate in a question and answer session on what they have learned.
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 Jama Killingsworth
Address One Great Place
City Jackson
State MS
Zip 39209
Telephone Number 601-983-3731
Email Address jamakillingsworth@fox40tv.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.

Other Matters (15)

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Other Matters (1 of 15) Response
Program Title Children Talk (Secondary Channel 40.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 8a-830a (1/5/13 - 3/30/13)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 9 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Children Talk is a weekly half-hour series where children talk about what they know and learn about what they don't. Featuring nationally known ventriloquist Taylor Mason, each weekly episode of Children Talk provides young viewers with an educational experience by visiting a variety of locations with historical or scientific significance. Visits are combined with practical demonstrations and useful information for building important life skills. Series includes an interview segment where children participate in a question and answer session on what they have learned.
Other Matters (2 of 15) Response
Program Title Travel Thru History (Secondary Channel 40.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 9a-930a (1/5/13 - 3/30/13)
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. Travel Thru History is designed to spark interest and enthusiasm in teens and their families to learn about our country's rich and fascinating history. The series visits diverse locales across the U.S. from Las Vegas to Key West.
Other Matters (3 of 15) Response
Program Title Green screen Adventures (Secondary Channel 40.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 7a-8a & Sunday 7a-8a (Two 30min episodes, 1/5/13 - 3/31/13)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 52
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 7 years to 13 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Green Screen Adventures sparks enthusiasm for writing through age-appropriate sketch comedy, original songs, puppetry, and story theatre. The stories are based on the writing of elementary school students, ages 7-13. Children get the message that their words have power, that their voices are being heard. Our diverse Green Screen company of performers and writers reinforce critical writing skills and share positive social messages. Our educational mission emphasizes the four "C"s as well as the three "R"s - Curiosity, Confidence, Citizenship, Compassion.
Other Matters (4 of 15) Response
Program Title On The Spot (Main Channel 40.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 11:30am (1/5/13 - 3/30/13)
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. On The Spot is a series tapping knowledge across a series of subject areas: geography, art, technology, science, math, history, language, music, and sports. It also addresses general cultural knowledge. The format is a series of seemingly random questions to individuals who are either of school age or adults past the age of high school graduation. There are three fundamental educational beneifts to this format. First, it taps into fact retrieval in the curriculum. Second, and more important, it expands the information beyond fact retrieval. Third, and most important, it addresses what educators call non-cognititve factors for student success. These are factors that can measurably improve student achievement without specifically involving material to be tested. These include self-esteem and frames in which students see learning occuring. By removing information from the academic silos where it is generally taught and moving it, literally, to the mall, it forces a synthesis that is difficult to achieve in an academic setting. The fact that correct answers are given by diverse ethnicities and ages, by both genders, and not by stereotypes of smart people is essential. It means that anyone can own information. The fact that young people will see this on television in a non-academic setting is also very important. Whatever the curriculum or information, knowledge becomes the star-and is demonstrated by every type of person.
Other Matters (5 of 15) Response
Program Title Edgemont (Main Channel 40.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 12:00p and 12:30p (1/5/13 - 3/30/13)
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. Edgemont is designed to entertain its core teen audience and also to inform and educate its viewers about issues that arise in school and at home. The storylines focus on social and emotional challenges faced by all secondary school students, from forming and maintaining family, friendship and romantic relationships, to ethical and moral choices. The objective of the series is to demonstrate models of behavior for teen viewers, allowing them to consider choices that they themselves may face, to witness the potential outcomes of these choices and gain positive tools that they can use to resolve issues and conflicts in a constructive way.
Other Matters (6 of 15) Response
Program Title Cookin' With Cutty (Secondary Channel 40.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 8a-830a (1/6/13 - 3/31/13)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 9 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Cookin' With Cutty promotes positive health and nutrition lifestyle choices for children and their parents. Fast-paced, high-energy segments featuring Cutty, Lisa, Blakely and the kids focus on the benefits of eating well, exercising and being tobacco free. Our mission is to encourage good health, nutrition and fitness habits to children around the world. Filmed on location throughout the beautiful Hawaiian Islands, Cookin' With Cutty informs and educates children, parents and families through the easiest learning method on earth-FUN!
Other Matters (7 of 15) Response
Program Title Edgemont (Secondary Channel 40.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 930a-10a (1/6/13 - 3/31/13)
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. Edgemont is designed to entertain its core teen audience and also to inform and educate its viewers about issues that arise in school and at home. The storylines focus on social and emotional challenges faced by all secondary school students, from forming and maintaining family, friendship and romantic relationships, to ethical and moral choices. The objective of the series is to demonstrate models of behavior for teen viewers, allowing them to consider choices that they themselves may face, to witness the potential outcomes of these choices and gain positive tools that they can use to resolve issues and conflicts in a constructive way.
Other Matters (8 of 15) Response
Program Title Safari (Secondary Channel 40.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 930a-10a (1/5/13 - 3/30/13)
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. Safari provides core programming in the areas of global ecology, wildlife biology and species conservation and preservation. Emmy award-winning host and wildlife expert John Ross travels to the farthest reaches of the world to bring the viewers face to face with some of the planet's most interesting animals. Safari offers a dynamic television experience for teens - with the exciting experience of exploring the fascinating world of wildlife and at the same time discovering what needs to be done to protect the animals and their habitat so that they can live on in the wild. Various age-appropriate global wildlife and ecology issues are introduced to the viewing audience with in-depth and thoughtful explanations.
Other Matters (9 of 15) Response
Program Title Pets.TV (Main Channel 40.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 7:00am (1/5/13 - 3/30/13)
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. Pets.TV is a television program that provides educational and informational segments exposing the target audience of young viewers to everything pets. The upbeat contemporary presentation relates the animals to the viewer's lives and interests. Pets from everyday to the unique are showcased with educational information that shares how they evolved to become pets and their geographic origins. Professionals answer questions from pet lovers and share personal experiences. In these segments the excitement and love of working with pets is expressed. The motivational and inspirational message of each guest is entertaining and empowers audiences of all ages to pursue more information and education about everything pets. Each segment of Pets.TV delivers an educational and informational message that supports current social, intellectual and emotional aspects of children ages 13 and up. Attributes and advice emphasized by guests instill a grounded balance of priorities, commitments, and perseverance children can apply to their lives.
Other Matters (10 of 15) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures (Main Channel 40.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 7:30am and 8:00am (1/5/13 - 3/30/13)
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. Jack Hanna, popular host of the hit television series, Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures, is one of America's most beloved naturalists and adventurers. Each week, Hanna takes millions of family viewers on exciting journeys to learn about animals and the places they live. What makes the series a success to a broad segment of viewers is Hanna's enthusiasm and wonderment with every new creature and experience he encounters. No intellectual pomp or indifference. Jack Hanna is "every person's" television zoologist.
Other Matters (11 of 15) Response
Program Title Workforce
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 830a-9a (1/5/13 - 3/30/13)
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. Workforce is a half-hour series designed to help young people make educated decisions about their future careers. In each episode, four teens are catapulted into a job for one day to find out first hand what different careers are all about. With a good sense of humor and a healthy understanding of humility, these teens take on various jobs including zookeeper, plastic surgeon, private detective, city mayor, veterinarian, crane operator, farmer, web designer, juggler, butcher and everything in between.
Other Matters (12 of 15) Response
Program Title Mad About (Secondary Channel 40.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 9a-930a (1/6/13 - 3/31/13)
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. Mad About is a half hour sketch- comedy/ variety show aimed at educating and entertaining kids ages 13 to 16. A true E/I series, episodes use a creative mixture of humor, improve, animation and viewer-generated video. Mad About conveys important messages about life skills such as personal finance, health & nutrition, fitness, conservation, and decision making in a fun and entertaining way. Each TV episode relies on a small company of skilled comedic actors to explore significant topics within a subject area. It incorporates comic monologues, sketch and improv comedy, eye-catching animation, music videos, humorous "man on the street" interviews, and viewer-created questions about life's issues.
Other Matters (13 of 15) Response
Program Title The Real Winning Edge (Main Channel 40.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 11:00am (1/5/13 - 3/30/13)
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 seeks to expose youth to other youth who have consistently made the behavioral choices that have helped them to have a greater sense of internal significance and accpetance, which results in a more self directed stable personality. They are more able to negotiate the "challenges" inherent in life. The youth who are chosen to be profiled on the series are chosen for their adoption of pro-social values and principles that have become the ethos of their behavior. Thus the characteristics demonstrated by the stories of these youth give rise to adherence to these sound choices that have given them "the real winning edge" in life, such as the following: discovering where their talents lie, and their pursuit of developing that "gift", developing and appreciation for honesty as a fundamental part of social responsibility to others. Youth interviews demonstrate a real sense of compassion and concern for other people no matter what the person's station in life might be. Developing a sense of self discipline by learning to balance school work with social activities, freinds and develeopiong their sense of mission and purpose in life. Developing a sense of internal acceptance that allows them to stand against activities that can hurt themselves as well as others, such as substance abuse, violence, promiscuous sex, etc. The Real Winning Edge promotes the values through these very engaging positive youth role models, who are introduced by celebrities in the same talent field as the youth. The celebrities reinforce the values by calling attention to these youths' qualities as they are exhibited in the program.
Other Matters (14 of 15) Response
Program Title Kids Cooking for Kids (Secondary Channel 40.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 830a-9a (1/6/13 - 3/31/13)
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. Mike and Will are twin brothers who love to eat. Their weekly TV show is based on experiences that began when the boys were only 5 years old. They want to share their love of cooking and eating, with as many kids as possible. In each episode, Mike and Will demonstrate how to cook a particular dish, emphasizing the importance of good nutrition, kitchen safety and a healthy lifestyle.
Other Matters (15 of 15) Response
Program Title Awesome Adventures (Main Channel 40.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 8:30am (1/5/13 - 3/30/13)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Awesome Adventures is designed to educate, inform and entertain children 13 to 16 in a lesson about the world around them. Each journey is a lesson in the beauty of nature, its creatures, and the people who inhabit the land. The shows are not designed to be "preachy" or overly pedantic, but rahter, the goal is to make the learning fun.

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