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

FRN:
0018223693
File Number:
CPR-177340
Submit Date:
01/07/2016
Call Sign:
WFIE
Facility ID:
13991
City:
EVANSVILLE
State:
IN
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
01/07/2016
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Fourth Quarter of 2015

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 Evansville IN
Web Home Page Address www.14news.com

Digital Core Programming

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Question Response
State the average number of hours of Core Programming per week broadcast by the station on its main program stream 3.42
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 336.0
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(19)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 19) Response
Program Title Mystery Hunters (MeTV 14.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 9 a.m. (10/3/15-12/26/15)
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. "Mystery Hunters" explores some of the world's greatest myths and mysteries. Combining on-site reporting and exciting adventures, the Mystery Hunters uses science and reasoning to try to uncover the truth. The program teaches children how to gather facts, meet with experts, debunk common myths, and offer explanations for legends. 2006 Winner of a Parents' Choice Award, Mystery Hunters.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 19) Response
Program Title Ruff Ruff Tweet & Dave (Primary)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 9 a.m. (10/3/15-12/26/15)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Ruff-Ruff, Tweet, and Dave (RRTD)" is an animated show that puts an emphasis on logical thinking and use of language through fun problem solving adventures. The trio, RRTD, is guided by Hatty, an erudite hamster who wears a hat full of questions. The three characters agree that they would like to take a particular adventure and rev up their Roly-pods, enter the Spin-Again transport vehicle and arrive at their destination. Once there, Hatty challenges them to make decisions and choose options that will lead to success or failure with their quest. Once their mission is complete, they review their effort, assemble the Roly-Pods and head home. Their adventures are varied. They might go climb a mountain, design their own fairy tale, or build a sand castle.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 19) Response
Program Title On the Spot (Grit 14.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 9:30 a.m. (10/3/15-12/26/15)
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 an educational and informative half-hour, E/I program that takes viewers on a lightning fast game of entertaining trivia. Each episode delivers endless amounts of meaningful information as the show tackles some of the most mind-blowing questions: Can a cow have an accent? Who got the world's longest standing ovation? As a kid, did Napoleon hate France? Questions are linked with eye-catching visuals, giving viewers a chance to guess the right answers. The goal of the series is to provide young viewers with an information-based program that broadens their knowledge of a wide range of educational topics.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 19) Response
Program Title Green Screen Adventures (MeTV 14.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 7:30 a.m. (10/3/15-12/26/15)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 7 years to 13 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Green Screen Adventures" sparks enthusiasm for writing through age-appropriate sketch comedy, original songs, puppetry, and story theatre. The stories are based on the writing of elementary school students, ages 7-13. Children get the message that their words have power, that their voices are being heard. Our diverse Green Screen company of performers and writers reinforce critical writing skills and share positive social messages. Our educational mission emphasizes the four "C"s as well as the three "R"s - Curiosity, Confidence, Citizenship and Compassion.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 19) Response
Program Title Lazytown (Primary)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11 a.m. (10/3/15-12/26/15)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 10
Total times aired 12
Number of Preemptions 3
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 2
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. "Lazytown" encourages fitness and healthful habits for preschool children. In the imaginary setting of Lazy Town, characters' eating and fitness habits are linked to problem solving in their world. The lead character is Stephanie, a young girl who guides the audience through the story as she and her friends ("human" puppets) and her Uncle (Mayor Milford Meanswell) navigate life within Lazy Town. Robbie Rotten, the underground spy and influencer who personifies the ethos of Lazy Town, is determined to ruin the health and fitness practices of Stephanie and her friends. When the kids have difficulty with Robbie Rotten, Sportacus (a gymnast/athlete prepared to answer any call for help) comes to the rescue from his home in a zeppelin-like aircraft that hovers over earth. The underlying themes of Lazy Town stress the importance of eating "sports candy" (aka fruits and vegetables), always obtaining sufficient sleep, and going outside to engage in a wide range of physical activities that include playing games, competing athletically, and even building forts and play structures.
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 Lazytown (Primary)
List date and time rescheduled Saturday, October 10 @ 8 a.m.
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 # Saturday, October 10 / LZT118
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Lazytown (Primary)
List date and time rescheduled Saturday, October 31 @ 8 a.m.
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 # Saturday, October 31 / LZT124
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #3

Questions Response
Title of Program Lazytown (Primary)
List date and time rescheduled N/A
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? No
Date Preempted
Episode # Saturday, October 3 / LZT117
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (6 of 19) Response
Program Title Travel Thru History (MeTV 14.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 8:30 a.m. (10/3/15-12/26/15)
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 (7 of 19) Response
Program Title Astroblast (Primary)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 9:30 a.m. (10/3/15-12/26/15)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Astroblast," based on the book series by author and illustrator Bob Kolar, is set on a space station in an unknown solar system. Five animal characters and one three-eyed octopus of unknown derivation populate the station. Each episode begins with an everyday conversation or incident that grows into a predicament needing a solution. While these predicaments take place in a fantasy environment, the issues and resolutions resonate for a preschool audience. Through comedy and zippy action, our target audience sees how the characters learn lessons for practical living such as how to keep track of things that belong to you, practice good habits, clean up when you've made a mess, rebound from a failure or an embarrassing incident, or resist the urge to blame others for your mistakes.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 19) Response
Program Title Tree Fu Tom (Primary)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 8:30 a.m. (10/3/15-12/26/15)
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 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Tree Fu Tom" is a live action/animated series about a little boy who lives in a rural area and has a rich fantasy life in the woods behind his home. Tom uses specific movements to summon up magic powers that permit him to morph into an animated hero and fly around in Treetopolis, the fantasy version of his woods. While in Treetopolis, Tom and his friends, Ariella, Twigs, Squirmturn and Zigzoo will invariably run into a problem or disaster that needs fixing. Tom calls upon the audience to practice original dance moves that will bring him "Big World" magic so he and his friends can resolve their challenge of the day. Educational messages reinforce positive socio-emotional content, with examples that model: being loyal to good friends, knowing how to ask for help, doing the right thing instead of what is convenient, making the effort to share rather than being selfish or relying on teamwork in order to accomplish a goal.
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 Tree Fu Tom (Primary)
List date and time rescheduled Saturday, November 14 @ 11:30 a.m.
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? No
Date Preempted
Episode # Saturday, November 14 / TFT212
Reason for Preemption Public Interest
Digital Core Program (9 of 19) Response
Program Title Future Phenoms (Grit 14.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 9 a.m. (10/3/15-12/26/15)
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. "Future Phenoms" is an educational and informational program that is influential in helping youth realize the full potential they can accomplish both in the classroom and thru extracurricular activities. Recognizing athletes for classroom achievements as well as contributions in sports helps viewers understand the importance of dedication, discipline, commitment to academics, and community involvement. The show demonstrates how participation in sports builds confidence and encourages a healthy/active lifestyle. FUTURE PHENOMS encourages and inspires viewers to overcome adversity and pursue individual dreams.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 19) Response
Program Title Green Screen Adventures (MeTV 14.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 7 a.m. (10/3/15-12/26/15)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 7 years to 13 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Green Screen Adventures" sparks enthusiasm for writing through age-appropriate sketch comedy, original songs, puppetry, and story theatre. The stories are based on the writing of elementary school students, ages 7-13. Children get the message that their words have power, that their voices are being heard. Our diverse Green Screen company of performers and writers reinforce critical writing skills and share positive social messages. Our educational mission emphasizes the four "C"s as well as the three "R"s - Curiosity, Confidence, Citizenship and Compassion.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (11 of 19) Response
Program Title Travel Thru History (MeTV 14.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 8 a.m. (10/3/15-12/26/15)
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 (12 of 19) Response
Program Title Better Planet TV (Grit 14.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10 a.m. (10/3/15-12/26/15)
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. "Better Planet TV" emphasizes the importance of learning about the environment and how to protect it. The series allows teen viewers to see the various innovative ways people are engaging to produce new products and new sources of energy, all the while saving money to better the environment. In each episode, new scientific discoveries along with practical applications are examined to show how easy it is to reduce wasteful consumption, recycle various products and improve the quality of life and our environment. Viewers learn the science behind these changes while challenging their critical thinking about the current state of the environment, whether it they live in a small African village or a large American city.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (13 of 19) Response
Program Title Mystery Hunters (MeTV 14.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 9:30 a.m. (10/3/15-12/26/15)
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. "Mystery Hunters" explores some of the world's greatest myths and mysteries. Combining on-site reporting and exciting adventures, the Mystery Hunters uses science and reasoning to try to uncover the truth. The program teaches children how to gather facts, meet with experts, debunk common myths, and offer explanations for legends. 2006 Winner of a Parents' Choice Award, Mystery Hunters.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (14 of 19) Response
Program Title Earth To Luna (Primary)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10:30 a.m. (10/3/15-12/26/15)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Earth to Luna" is a Brazilian animated series about 12 year old girl, Luna, who loves science and the outdoors. There is nothing she doesn't question, and she shares everything she learns with her little brother, Jupiter, her parents or her friend Alice, and Clyde, her pet ferret. In each episode Luna and her brother develop questions about whatever they find curious, e.g., what goes on inside the snails' shell?" or "Why does a firefly blink?" In pursuit of answers, Luna, Jupiter and Clyde go off on an imaginary adventure to do their research. They transform into the object or creature they are studying so they can personally experience the answers to their questions. When the threesome is finished with the "field trip" Luna summarizes everything they have learned with a show and a song.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (15 of 19) Response
Program Title Teen Kids News (Primary)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday, 9:30 a.m. (10/4/15-12/27/15)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 12
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Teen Kids News" covers a wide range of topics -- from hard-hitting facts about the Iraq war and life after Sept. 11 to ways to tell whether a boy or girl is right for you that are usually specifically tailored toward the teen audience. The show is anchored and reported completely by teens (both boys and girls) from a range of diverse backgrounds. Some topics may be difficult for sensitive younger teens, and some mature teens may find the format corny -- but for most, this series presents a peer-oriented opportunity for them to learn about real happenings in their world. Families can talk about the specific stories that are covered in each episode. Teens interested in a particular topic may want to dig up more information through the Internet or via a trip to the library.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (16 of 19) Response
Program Title Make Television (Grit 14.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10:30 a.m. (10/3/15-12/26/15)
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. "Make TV" fosters imagination and creativity while demonstrating both basic and advanced scientific principles. It allows teen viewers to see the various innovative ways people are producing new inventions and emphasizing practical engineering applications. Viewers can see how simple everyday items can be transformed for new and exciting uses, taking objects destined for the junk yard and up-cycling them for a whole new purpose. MAKE TV challenges young viewers to combine their imagination with science, while encouraging critical thinking.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (17 of 19) Response
Program Title Future Phenoms (Grit 14.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11:30 a.m. (10/3/15-12/26/15)
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. "Future Phenoms" is an educational and informational program that is influential in helping youth realize the full potential they can accomplish both in the classroom and thru extracurricular activities. Recognizing athletes for classroom achievements as well as contributions in sports helps viewers understand the importance of dedication, discipline, commitment to academics, and community involvement. The show demonstrates how participation in sports builds confidence and encourages a healthy/active lifestyle. FUTURE PHENOMS encourages and inspires viewers to overcome adversity and pursue individual dreams.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (18 of 19) Response
Program Title Clangers (Primary)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10 a.m. (10/3/15-12/26/15)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Clangers" is a beloved British series that was originally conceived by Oliver Postgate in 1969 and has been reconceived and invigorated by his son, Daniel Postgate. The show features the Clanger family, small mouse-like creatures that live on Clanger Planet far away from Earth. The members of the family are presented with many unusual challenges that become the center of a dilemma that must be resolved within each episode. Strange visitors arrive out of nowhere and the Clangers have to figure out who and why they are on Clanger Planet. Sometimes they need to help or rescue someone who has become lost on the planet. Other times, they are trying to understand outer space; meteors and comets and eclipses of the sun or moon. Each member of the family has a forte', from playing music to knitting or gardening or inventing equipment that comes in handy for some of the problem solving that takes place.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (19 of 19) Response
Program Title Ocean Mysteries (Grit 14.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11 a.m. (10/3/15-12/26/15)
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. "Ocean Mysteries" teaches viewers how to approach the world around them both inquisitively and responsibly. The show provides examples on how to observe, study and care for the world in which we live while doing so in an exciting and engaging manner. OCEAN MYSTERIES shows how animals share the same behaviors, challenges and triumphs that humans do. From exciting rescues of abandoned animals, to unexpected conflicts, viewers get to know about all the fascinating life living in our oceans.
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 Kirk A. Williams
Address 1115 Mt. Auburn Road
City Evansville
State IN
Zip 47720
Telephone Number 812-426-1414
Email Address kwilliams@14news.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. Because station WFIE ceased analog operations and converted to digital-only operations prior to the start of the reporting period, Questions 7(b) and 7(c) are no longer applicable. See public file for public service announcements designed specifically for children. "The More You Know's" comprehensive website (www.themoreyouknow.com)focuses on education, diversity, health, Internet safety and the environment. Established in 1989, The More You Know addresses the nation's most pressing social issues and remains a trusted voice for sharing knowledge to improve lives. WFIE Meteorologist's Jeff Lyons and Byron Douglas visit area schools to discuss weather-related studies. See Issues Report for list of schools and organizations visited. Numerous other 14 News Anchors and other personnel speak to local organizations as well. See Issues Report for listing. WFIE conducts station tours and participates in "job shadow" days to give groups, individuals and organizations a "behind-the-sceens" look at broadcasting. Visitors see the various departments in the station and explain their functions, as well as the various jobs available in each department and the education needed to secure a job in broadcasting. Groups sit in on a newscast and are provided the opportunity to ask questions. See Issues Report for listing of tour groups and job shadow participants during current quarter.

Other Matters (24)

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Other Matters (1 of 24) Response
Program Title Travel Thru History (MeTV 14.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 8:30 a.m. (1/2/16-3/26/16)
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 (2 of 24) Response
Program Title Mystery Hunters (MeTV 14.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 9 a.m. (1/2/16-3/26/16)
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. "Mystery Hunters" explores some of the world's greatest myths and mysteries. Combining on-site reporting and exciting adventures, the Mystery Hunters uses science and reasoning to try to uncover the truth. The program teaches children how to gather facts, meet with experts, debunk common myths, and offer explanations for legends. 2006 Winner of a Parents' Choice Award, Mystery Hunters.
Other Matters (3 of 24) Response
Program Title Uncaged (Grit 14.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10:30 a.m. (1/2/16-3/26/16)
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. "Uncaged" explores all types of wild animals in their own environment and how they survive - from whales to orangutans, to turtles, penguins and many more animals. Teenage viewers learn about the living habits of these various critters and why some may be on their way to extinction. Each episode provides detailed explanations of the different animal species and helps viewers understand their daily lives.
Other Matters (4 of 24) Response
Program Title Nina's World (Primary)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 9 a.m. (1/2/16-1/30/16)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 5
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. "Nina's World" is an animated show based on a six year old Latina, who lives in San Antonio, Texas with her parents, who own the local bakery, and her Abuela (grandmother). Her Tio (Uncle) Javier lives nearby and there are lots of different children and adults from several different cultures in the apartment complex and neighborhood where she lives. Nina's best friend is Star, a stuffed starfish pillow character brought to life by Nina's imagination. Each episode features Nina taking on a challenge, solving a problem, or finding a way to help others. She is very confident about her abilities, which sometimes gets her into trouble. However, with encouragement and chiding from Abuela, Nina learns about how to plan her "work," take responsibility for her actions, and correct her mistakes.
Other Matters (5 of 24) Response
Program Title Floogals (Primary)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 9 a.m. (2/6/16-3/26/16)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 8
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. "Floogals" is an animated show starring three space aliens--Fleeker, Flo, and Boomer-- who have been sent to earth to explore, investigate, discover and report their findings to their superiors at Floogal headquarters. The diminutive Floogals are no taller than a large safety pin and their visual perspective is literally the point of view of the show. With the multiple challenges of their size and ignorance of all things Hooman [that's Floogal-speak for human], the Floogals have a lot of work on their hands. They are engaged in the dual processes of discovery and problem solving as nothing on earth is familiar to them. Much like young children, they begin by encountering something new and then go through a comedic multi-step process of watching, listening, touching, and note-taking until they've figured out what and how their new discovery fits into the Hooman universe.
Other Matters (6 of 24) Response
Program Title Lazytown (Primary)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11:30 a.m. (1/2/16-3/26/16)
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. "Lazytown" encourages fitness and healthful habits for preschool children. In the imaginary setting of Lazy Town, characters' eating and fitness habits are linked to problem solving in their world. The lead character is Stephanie, a young girl who guides the audience through the story as she and her friends ("human" puppets) and her Uncle (Mayor Milford Meanswell) navigate life within Lazy Town. Robbie Rotten, the underground spy and influencer who personifies the ethos of Lazy Town, is determined to ruin the health and fitness practices of Stephanie and her friends. When the kids have difficulty with Robbie Rotten, Sportacus (a gymnast/athlete prepared to answer any call for help) comes to the rescue from his home in a zeppelin-like aircraft that hovers over earth. The underlying themes of Lazy Town stress the importance of eating "sports candy" (aka fruits and vegetables), always obtaining sufficient sleep, and going outside to engage in a wide range of physical activities that include playing games, competing athletically, and even building forts and play structures.
Other Matters (7 of 24) Response
Program Title Future Phenoms (Grit 14.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 9 a.m. (1/2/16-3/26/16)
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. "Future Phenoms" is an educational and informational program that is influential in helping youth realize the full potential they can accomplish both in the classroom and thru extracurricular activities. Recognizing athletes for classroom achievements as well as contributions in sports helps viewers understand the importance of dedication, discipline, commitment to academics, and community involvement. The show demonstrates how participation in sports builds confidence and encourages a healthy/active lifestyle. FUTURE PHENOMS encourages and inspires viewers to overcome adversity and pursue individual dreams.
Other Matters (8 of 24) Response
Program Title Green Screen Adventures (MeTV 14.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 7:30 a.m. (1/2/16-3/26/16)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 7 years to 13 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Green Screen Adventures" sparks enthusiasm for writing through age-appropriate sketch comedy, original songs, puppetry, and story theatre. The stories are based on the writing of elementary school students, ages 7-13. Children get the message that their words have power, that their voices are being heard. Our diverse Green Screen company of performers and writers reinforce critical writing skills and share positive social messages. Our educational mission emphasizes the four "C"s as well as the three "R"s - Curiosity, Confidence, Citizenship and Compassion.
Other Matters (9 of 24) Response
Program Title Green Screen Adventures (MeTV 14.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 7 a.m. (1/2/16-3/26/16)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 7 years to 13 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Green Screen Adventures" sparks enthusiasm for writing through age-appropriate sketch comedy, original songs, puppetry, and story theatre. The stories are based on the writing of elementary school students, ages 7-13. Children get the message that their words have power, that their voices are being heard. Our diverse Green Screen company of performers and writers reinforce critical writing skills and share positive social messages. Our educational mission emphasizes the four "C"s as well as the three "R"s - Curiosity, Confidence, Citizenship and Compassion.
Other Matters (10 of 24) Response
Program Title Earth To Luna (Primary)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11 a.m. (1/2/16-1/30/16)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 5
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. "Earth to Luna" is a Brazilian animated series about 12 year old girl, Luna, who loves science and the outdoors. There is nothing she doesn't question, and she shares everything she learns with her little brother, Jupiter, her parents or her friend Alice, and Clyde, her pet ferret. In each episode Luna and her brother develop questions about whatever they find curious, e.g., what goes on inside the snails' shell?" or "Why does a firefly blink?" In pursuit of answers, Luna, Jupiter and Clyde go off on an imaginary adventure to do their research. They transform into the object or creature they are studying so they can personally experience the answers to their questions. When the threesome is finished with the "field trip" Luna summarizes everything they have learned with a show and a song.
Other Matters (11 of 24) Response
Program Title On the Spot (Grit 14.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 9:30 a.m. (1/2/16-3/26/16)
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 an educational and informative half-hour, E/I program that takes viewers on a lightning fast game of entertaining trivia. Each episode delivers endless amounts of meaningful information as the show tackles some of the most mind-blowing questions: Can a cow have an accent? Who got the world's longest standing ovation? As a kid, did Napoleon hate France? Questions are linked with eye-catching visuals, giving viewers a chance to guess the right answers. The goal of the series is to provide young viewers with an information-based program that broadens their knowledge of a wide range of educational topics.
Other Matters (12 of 24) Response
Program Title Clangers (Primary)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10:30 a.m. (1/2/16-1/30/16)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 5
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. "Clangers" is a beloved British series that was originally conceived by Oliver Postgate in 1969 and has been reconceived and invigorated by his son, Daniel Postgate. The show features the Clanger family, small mouse-like creatures that live on Clanger Planet far away from Earth. The members of the family are presented with many unusual challenges that become the center of a dilemma that must be resolved within each episode. Strange visitors arrive out of nowhere and the Clangers have to figure out who and why they are on Clanger Planet. Sometimes they need to help or rescue someone who has become lost on the planet. Other times, they are trying to understand outer space; meteors and comets and eclipses of the sun or moon. Each member of the family has a forte', from playing music to knitting or gardening or inventing equipment that comes in handy for some of the problem solving that takes place.
Other Matters (13 of 24) Response
Program Title Ruff Ruff Tweet & Dave (Primary)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 9:30 a.m. (1/2/16-1/30/16)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 5
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. "Ruff-Ruff, Tweet, and Dave (RRTD)" is an animated show that puts an emphasis on logical thinking and use of language through fun problem solving adventures. The trio, RRTD, is guided by Hatty, an erudite hamster who wears a hat full of questions. The three characters agree that they would like to take a particular adventure and rev up their Roly-pods, enter the Spin-Again transport vehicle and arrive at their destination. Once there, Hatty challenges them to make decisions and choose options that will lead to success or failure with their quest. Once their mission is complete, they review their effort, assemble the Roly-Pods and head home. Their adventures are varied. They might go climb a mountain, design their own fairy tale, or build a sand castle.
Other Matters (14 of 24) Response
Program Title Nina's World (Primary)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 9:30 a.m. (2/6/16-3/26/16)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 8
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. "Nina's World" is an animated show based on a six year old Latina, who lives in San Antonio, Texas with her parents, who own the local bakery, and her Abuela (grandmother). Her Tio (Uncle) Javier lives nearby and there are lots of different children and adults from several different cultures in the apartment complex and neighborhood where she lives. Nina's best friend is Star, a stuffed starfish pillow character brought to life by Nina's imagination. Each episode features Nina taking on a challenge, solving a problem, or finding a way to help others. She is very confident about her abilities, which sometimes gets her into trouble. However, with encouragement and chiding from Abuela, Nina learns about how to plan her "work," take responsibility for her actions, and correct her mistakes.
Other Matters (15 of 24) Response
Program Title Ruff Ruff Tweet & Dave (Primary)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10 a.m. (2/6/16-3/26/16)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 8
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. "Ruff-Ruff, Tweet, and Dave (RRTD)" is an animated show that puts an emphasis on logical thinking and use of language through fun problem solving adventures. The trio, RRTD, is guided by Hatty, an erudite hamster who wears a hat full of questions. The three characters agree that they would like to take a particular adventure and rev up their Roly-pods, enter the Spin-Again transport vehicle and arrive at their destination. Once there, Hatty challenges them to make decisions and choose options that will lead to success or failure with their quest. Once their mission is complete, they review their effort, assemble the Roly-Pods and head home. Their adventures are varied. They might go climb a mountain, design their own fairy tale, or build a sand castle.
Other Matters (16 of 24) Response
Program Title Clangers (Primary)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11 a.m. (2/6/16-3/26/16)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 8
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. "Clangers" is a beloved British series that was originally conceived by Oliver Postgate in 1969 and has been reconceived and invigorated by his son, Daniel Postgate. The show features the Clanger family, small mouse-like creatures that live on Clanger Planet far away from Earth. The members of the family are presented with many unusual challenges that become the center of a dilemma that must be resolved within each episode. Strange visitors arrive out of nowhere and the Clangers have to figure out who and why they are on Clanger Planet. Sometimes they need to help or rescue someone who has become lost on the planet. Other times, they are trying to understand outer space; meteors and comets and eclipses of the sun or moon. Each member of the family has a forte', from playing music to knitting or gardening or inventing equipment that comes in handy for some of the problem solving that takes place.
Other Matters (17 of 24) Response
Program Title Travel Thru History (MeTV 14.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 8 a.m. (1/2/16-3/26/16)
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 (18 of 24) Response
Program Title Teen Kids News (Primary)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday, 9:30 a.m. (1/3/16-3/27/16)
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. "Teen Kids News" covers a wide range of topics -- from hard-hitting facts about the Iraq war and life after Sept. 11 to ways to tell whether a boy or girl is right for you that are usually specifically tailored toward the teen audience. The show is anchored and reported completely by teens (both boys and girls) from a range of diverse backgrounds. Some topics may be difficult for sensitive younger teens, and some mature teens may find the format corny -- but for most, this series presents a peer-oriented opportunity for them to learn about real happenings in their world. Families can talk about the specific stories that are covered in each episode. Teens interested in a particular topic may want to dig up more information through the Internet or via a trip to the library.
Other Matters (19 of 24) Response
Program Title Future Phenoms (Grit 14.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11:30 a.m. (1/2/16-3/26/16)
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. "Future Phenoms" is an educational and informational program that is influential in helping youth realize the full potential they can accomplish both in the classroom and thru extracurricular activities. Recognizing athletes for classroom achievements as well as contributions in sports helps viewers understand the importance of dedication, discipline, commitment to academics, and community involvement. The show demonstrates how participation in sports builds confidence and encourages a healthy/active lifestyle. FUTURE PHENOMS encourages and inspires viewers to overcome adversity and pursue individual dreams.
Other Matters (20 of 24) Response
Program Title Ocean Mysteries (Grit 14.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11 a.m. (1/2/16-3/26/16)
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. "Ocean Mysteries" teaches viewers how to approach the world around them both inquisitively and responsibly. The show provides examples on how to observe, study and care for the world in which we live while doing so in an exciting and engaging manner. OCEAN MYSTERIES shows how animals share the same behaviors, challenges and triumphs that humans do. From exciting rescues of abandoned animals, to unexpected conflicts, viewers get to know about all the fascinating life living in our oceans.
Other Matters (21 of 24) Response
Program Title Astroblast (Primary)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10 a.m. (1/2/16-1/30/16)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 5
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. "Astroblast," based on the book series by author and illustrator Bob Kolar, is set on a space station in an unknown solar system. Five animal characters and one three-eyed octopus of unknown derivation populate the station. Each episode begins with an everyday conversation or incident that grows into a predicament needing a solution. While these predicaments take place in a fantasy environment, the issues and resolutions resonate for a preschool audience. Through comedy and zippy action, our target audience sees how the characters learn lessons for practical living such as how to keep track of things that belong to you, practice good habits, clean up when you've made a mess, rebound from a failure or an embarrassing incident, or resist the urge to blame others for your mistakes.
Other Matters (22 of 24) Response
Program Title Living Greener (Grit 14.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10 a.m. (1/2/16-3/26/16)
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. "Living Greener" features stories on the environment and explores solutions to making planet earth greener. Stories range from how solar power is helping African villagers to using hydrogen cars to monitoring greenhouse gases. The series expands a teenager viewer's knowledge of the environment and how other people around the world are dealing with such issues as pollution and other environmental problems. At the same time, the series examines current and future eco-friendly ideas and practices.
Other Matters (23 of 24) Response
Program Title Mystery Hunters (MeTV 14.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 9:30 a.m. (1/2/16-3/26/16)
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. "Mystery Hunters" explores some of the world's greatest myths and mysteries. Combining on-site reporting and exciting adventures, the Mystery Hunters uses science and reasoning to try to uncover the truth. The program teaches children how to gather facts, meet with experts, debunk common myths, and offer explanations for legends. 2006 Winner of a Parents' Choice Award, Mystery Hunters.
Other Matters (24 of 24) Response
Program Title Astroblast (Primary)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10:30 a.m. (2/6/16-3/26/16)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 8
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. "Astroblast," based on the book series by author and illustrator Bob Kolar, is set on a space station in an unknown solar system. Five animal characters and one three-eyed octopus of unknown derivation populate the station. Each episode begins with an everyday conversation or incident that grows into a predicament needing a solution. While these predicaments take place in a fantasy environment, the issues and resolutions resonate for a preschool audience. Through comedy and zippy action, our target audience sees how the characters learn lessons for practical living such as how to keep track of things that belong to you, practice good habits, clean up when you've made a mess, rebound from a failure or an embarrassing incident, or resist the urge to blame others for your mistakes.

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