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

FRN:
0018223693
File Number:
CPR-120037
Submit Date:
04/10/2011
Call Sign:
WVIR-TV
Facility ID:
70309
City:
CHARLOTTESVILLE
State:
VA
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
04/10/2011
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : First Quarter of 2011

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/CW
Nielsen DMA Charlottesville
Web Home Page Address www.nbc29.com

Digital Core Programming

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Question Response
State the average number of hours of Core Programming per week broadcast by the station on its main program stream 3.0
State the average number of hours per week of free over-the-air digital video programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream 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: 7.0
Does the Licensee provide information identifying each Core Program aired on its station, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides as required by 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? Yes
Does the Licensee certify that at least 50% of the Core Programming counted toward meeting the additional programming guideline (applied to free video programming aired on other than the main Yes No program stream) did not consist of program episodes that had already aired within the previous seven days either on the station's main program stream or on another of the station's free digital program streams? Yes

Digital Core Programs(16)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 16) Response
Program Title CUBIX: ROBOTS FOR EVERYONE
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/7 & 7:30 AM (Digital 3)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 4
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 6 years to 11 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The educational objectives of CUBIX: ROBOTS FOR EVERYONE include the reinforcement of age-appropriate interpersonal skills, the development of self-confidence, courage, and personal responsibility. The program exposes children to these lessons within an entertaining, non-threatening imaginary environment. The Botties and their robots tackle personal and community adversities in creative story lines. Within this framework, children can see age-appropriate problem-solving strategies and learn to model the appropriate behavior. Through the Botties' experiences, viewers learn to overcome self-esteem and social competency issues, demonstratiing to children that self-confidence, courage and resilience are necessary tools for problem solving and establishing good interpersonal relationships. Moreover, the characters inspire and promote altruistic behaviors, such as community participation, support, resilience, tolerance, and leadership skills. The characters, storylines, and recurring themes of the series represent a broad range of issues, and they provide information and tools that are identifiable and meaningful to both boys and girls.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 16) Response
Program Title THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/11 AM (Digital 1)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS is based on a series of children's books about science written by Joanna Cole. The show features the ingenious Ms. Frizzle, an elementary school teacher and intrepid explorer who piles her students into her Magic School Bus and takes them on amazing field trips to impossible locations. The goal of each field trip to answer questions or learn many new things about the place the class visits. Each episode is a fact-filled expedition to places as diverse as the solar system, the human body, or even inside weather systems. The bus transforms to suit the environment and the kids freely explore and share their learning with each other and with Ms. Frizzle, who nudges them to "make connections" and answer their own questions with research. The class pet, Lizzie, a large lizard, accompanies the class on their field trips. The content of the show is appropriate for children from ages 6 to 10 and in addition to all the factual content, the children also have a social-emotional problem to solve that is embedded into the story line.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 16) Response
Program Title DOG TALES
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 7:00 AM (Digital 3)
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. DOG TALES showcases dogs and dog lovers of all types, providing valuable information about canine health, grooming, and overall dog care.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 16) Response
Program Title SWAP TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 10 AM (Digital 3)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. SWAP TV lets kids spend two days in each other's lives. Watch as kids swap across the country, swap schools, and swap cultures. They try new foods, learn new sports, and even try new jobs. When kids swap lives and leave their regular routines, they always learn a lot about how other kids live and often discover new hobbies that they never knew even existed. They also learn a little about themselves. Young viewers are exposed to the special interests of the "swapping" youngsters and what adjustments they make to a different life situation. The program teaches tolerance of various races, creeds, and backgrounds while exposing an appreciation to someone else's way of life. Each episode is informational, entertaining, and promotes good social values and respect.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 16) Response
Program Title PEARLIE
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays/11:30 AM (Digital 1)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. PEARLIE is an animated comedy series based on the children's book series, Pearlie the Park Fairy by Wendy Harmer. Pearlie is an optimistic, light-hearted fairy who sees the good in everybody, but often gets into situations because her desire to help is larger than her capacity to deliver. Aimed for an audience within the 6 to 10-year-old range, episodes focus on the importance of following the rules, using good judgment and learning how to avoid getting into trouble. Since Pearlie was appointed by Fairy Head Quarters (HQ) to keep Jubilee Park in sparkling order, she has constant challenges with her basic goal of keeping everyone happy and making sure the park functions smoothly. Pearlie's nemesis and cousin, Saphira, often takes advantage of Pearlie's good nature which requires that Pearlie must also frequently outwit the park bully. In each episode, Pearlie approaches new tasks and problems with a great deal of enthusiasm, but without the organization required to get the job done. Through plot developments and with the assistance of her friends, Opal and Jasper, she learns what to do and what not to do in each situation so the park can be restored to order.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 16) Response
Program Title WILLA'S WILD LIFE
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays/10:30 AM (Digital 1)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. WILLA'S WILD LIFE, based on the book An Octopus Followed Me Home, by Dan Yaccarino, is an animated series centered on a six-year-old girl and her menagerie of animals. Willa lives at home with her father and pets - an elephant, a giraffe, a pair of performing seals, a bear, penguins, and lots of rabbits. In each episode, Willa faces a challenge at home, in school or in her neighborhood. With her animals and best friend Dooley as key elements of her team, Willa works on solutions to overcome her challenge. Together they find ways to maintain healthy friendships, experience success, develop competence, and become altruistic. With help from her animal friends, Willa figures out how to earn the things she wants by helping others. She learns to appreciate the friends that she has rather than trying to change to fit in with the "cool" group. She realizes that asking questions is better than jumping to conclusions. Whether at school, home or in the neighborhood, Willa finds a way to analyze her situation and learn from experience.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 16) Response
Program Title DRAGONFLY TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 8 AM (Digital 2)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. DRAGONFLY TV is an Emmy Award winning science education program. Originally produced for public television, Dragonfly TV engages children, parents and teachers in accessible, hands-on science activities. The programs highlight children "doing" projects with real hands-on experience and demonstrates practical applications of mathematics and science. It introduces young viewers to a variety of scientific disciplines and challenges them in critical thinking and problem solving skills, while providing valuable information to reach answers. Each episode is engaging, entertaining and educational in structure, allowing children to investigate science on their own. By modeling and celebrating children's science capabilities, Dragonfly TV shows that if kids can dream it, they can do it!
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 16) Response
Program Title SHELLDON
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/10:30 AM (Digital 1)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. SHELLDON is an animated series about a school-aged yoka shell mollusk named Shelldon. He lives with his adoptive family, the Clams, in Shell Land, an undersea community populated by all sorts of sea species. Shelldon and his best friends, Connie (a cowrie shell mollusk) and Herman (a hermit crab), face a specific challenge in every episode. The problem may be managing a bully, improving their grades, learning how to be altruistic, or protecting their environment from natural and man-made disasters. In most cases, they rely on Dr. Shell, the most venerated intellectual and elder in Shell Land who teaches them and gives them opportunities to harness their potential and solve the problem. Each episode provides a direct social-emotional lesson and many episodes provide informational content relating to the sea life habitat of Shell Land and environmental conservation.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 16) Response
Program Title ANIMAL RESCUE
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 7:30 AM (Digital 3)
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. Emmy-nominated ANIMAL RESCUE is a weekly half-hour television series showcasing the heroic efforts of people helping animals. Host Alex Paen and his cameras travel around the world capturing these dramatic rescues and teaching the importance of mindful stewardship on behalf of the animal kingdom.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 16) Response
Program Title EDGEMONT
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. & Sun. @ 12 & 12:30(Digital 3)
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 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. Each episode advances a few specific storylines based on particular social or emotional issues and takes them to a new conclusion. Characters act out behaviors that bring these issues to the forefront, and they solve problems, generally without intervention by adults but through communication with peers and direct action, which leads to a better understanding of each situation and each other. At the same time, actions do lead to consequences, and the outcomes provide a "life lesson" that is plainly evident but conveyed to the viewer in a natural way.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (11 of 16) Response
Program Title MAGI-NATION
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 7 & 7:30 AM beginning 2/19/11 (Digital 3)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 22
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 7 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. MAGI-NATION follows the adventures of teenager Tony Jones, whose world is forever changed when he is mystically transported into a beautiful world far beyond imagination that was created a millennium ago by a powerful race known as the Magi. Here Tony meets Edyn and Strag, two young Magi heroes in training, who help him discover his vast new magical environment. However, all is not perfect in Tony's new world as the Moonlands of Magi-Nation are threatened by the evil Shadow Magi. It's up to this young trio and their vast collection of Dream Creatures to thwart the evildoers' plans and protect their world.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (12 of 16) Response
Program Title BABAR
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/11:30 AM (Digital 1)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Based on the books by Laurent de Brunhoff, BABAR is an animated show about a young orphaned elephant who finds the strength to rise above the challenges he faces, including the death of his parents, as he journeys through life. Each episode of the show develops a social-emotional message such as taking responsibility, being patient and persistent in hard work, respecting people's privacy, learning to cope with unforeseen changes, and being honest. These messages emerge from the need to resolve a dilemma that is faced by Babar, one of his friends or family members.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (13 of 16) Response
Program Title MISSING
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 8:30 AM (Digital 2)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. MISSING is a nationally syndicated weekly television series featuring actual cases of missing persons, both children and adults, from across North America. Working with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, and missing persons organizatons such as The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the goal is to provide viewers with vital facts about missing individuals and to increase public awareness.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (14 of 16) Response
Program Title TURBO DOGS
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/10 AM (digital 1)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. TURBO DOGS is an animated show based on the books, Racer Dogs, by Bob Kolar. The series follows a group of six dogs from Racerville who love to compete with one another in races. In each story, one or more of the dogs encounter and solve problems that teach them social-emotional lessons on good sportsmanship, teamwork, cooperation, playing fair, and friendship. The show also imparts information on the mechanics of racing such as directionality and concepts of distance and time. The social-emotional messages are embedded through the stories using action and humor. The tags at the end of each episode reiterate and establish the educational message learned by the dogs.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (15 of 16) Response
Program Title THE YOUNG ICONS
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 10:30 AM (Digital 3)
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 YOUNG ICONS is a television program that provides educational and informational segments exposing the target audience of young viewers to accomplished 'teens' that have set goals and are giving back to their communities as mentors, scholars, entrepreneurs and philanthropists. Each guest shares their personal stories of what motivated them to take on their passion and/or focus in their chosen field of endeavor. One guest's message inspires young audiences to "never let age hold us back, no matter how old you may be". Parents play an important role in supporting their 'young icons'. As one parent stated, "You can take a simple idea and turn it into something that can help an awful lot of people." The program provides a motivational and inspirational message that empowers audiences of all ages that hard work; dedication and looking beyond ourselves will pay off for everyone. Each segment of The Young Icons 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, commitment, 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 (16 of 16) Response
Program Title MADE IN HOLLYWOOD: TEEN EDITION
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 11 & 11:30 (Digital 3)
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. It is during the adolescent years that career exploration, planning, education, and decision-making begin. There is no question that a career in one of the multimedia industries is among the most popular career choices of adolescents. Although many feel their calling is for a more obvious "on-camera" career in acting, there are also a number of "behind the screen" pursuits that make for fulfilling career choices. MADE IN HOLLYWOOD: TEEN EDITION was created to provide career information and advice from top Hollywood professionals to 13- to 16-year-old viewers so they can explore and learn about the technical, artistic, creative, business, and administrative careers that are a part of the motion picture, television, music video, and home entertainment industries.
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 Teresa (Terri) Thelin
Address 503 East Market Street
City Charlottesville
State VA
Zip 22902
Telephone Number 434-220-2900
Email Address tthelin@nbc29.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. 1. WVIR-TV broadcasts 29 hours of locally originated news each week on its primary digital stream (Digital 1), as well as 3.5 hours of locally originated news each week on a secondary digital stream (Digital 3) which help to serve the informational needs of families. WVIR-TV also provides round-the-clock live weather updates on a secondary digital stream (Digital 2). We encourage parents to use all of these opportunities to help children keep up with current events and how theses events shape the world in which they live. 2. WVIR-TV broadcast 238 youth-targeted (children 16 & under) PSAs furnished by NBC on its primary digital stream during 1st Quarter 2011. 3. Additionally, WVIR-TV broadcast 24 hours of primetime programming provided by NBC that may be considered "core" - including "Minute to Win It," "Dateline NBC," and "Who Do You Think You Are?" on Friday nights. 4. In February 2011, WVIR-TV co-sponsored the Family Fun Fair & Camp Expo, an annual event that helps parents and children discover the summer activities (educational and recreational) available to children in our viewing area. 5. In March, WVIR-TV co-sponsored and provided the Master of Ceremonies for the annual Scripps Regional Spelling Bee.

Other Matters (15)

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Other Matters (1 of 15) Response
Program Title PEARLIE
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 11 AM (Digital 1)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. PEARLIE is an animated comedy series based on the children's book series, Pearlie the Park Fairy by Wendy Harmer. Pearlie is an optimistic, light-hearted fairy who sees the good in everybody, but often gets into situations because her desire to help is larger than her capacity to deliver. Aimed for an audience within the 6 to 10-year-old range, episodes focus on the importance of following the rules, using good judgment and learning how to avoid getting into trouble. Since Pearlie was appointed by Fairy Head Quarters (HQ) to keep Jubilee Park in sparkling order, she has constant challenges with her basic goal of keeping everyone happy and making sure the park functions smoothly. Pearlie's nemesis and cousin, Saphira, often takes advantage of Pearlie's good nature which requires that Pearlie must also frequently outwit the park bully. In each episode, Pearlie approaches new tasks and problems with a great deal of enthusiasm, but without the organization required to get the job done. Through plot developments and with the assistance of her friends, Opal and Jasper, she learns what to do and what not to do in each situation so the park can be restored to order.
Other Matters (2 of 15) Response
Program Title SWAP TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 10 AM (Digital 3)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. SWAP TV lets kids spend two days in each other's lives. Watch as kids swap across the country, swap schools, and swap cultures. They try new foods, learn new sports, and even try new jobs. When kids swap lives and leave their regular routines, they always learn a lot about how other kids live and often discover new hobbies that they never knew even existed. They also learn a little about themselves. Young viewers are exposed to the special interests of the "swapping" youngsters and what adjustments they make to a different life situation. The program teaches tolerance of various races, creeds, and backgrounds while exposing an appreciation to someone else's way of life. Each episode is informational, entertaining, and promotes good social values and respect.
Other Matters (3 of 15) Response
Program Title MADE IN HOLLYWOOD: TEEN EDITION
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 12 & 12:30 PM (Digital 3)
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. It is during the adolescent years that career exploration, planning, education, and decision-making begin. There is no question that a career in one of the multimedia industries is among the most popular career choices of adolescents. Although many feel their calling is for a more obvious "on-camera" career in acting, there are also a number of "behind the screen" pursuits that make for fulfilling career choices. MADE IN HOLLYWOOD: TEEN EDITION was created to provide career information and advice from top Hollywood professionals to 13- to 16-year-old viewers so they can explore and learn about the technical, artistic, creative, business, and administrative careers that are a part of the motion picture, television, music video, and home entertainment industries.
Other Matters (4 of 15) Response
Program Title THE YOUNG ICONS
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 10:30 AM (Digital 3)
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 YOUNG ICONS is a television program that provides educational and informational segments exposing the target audience of young viewers to accomplished 'teens' that have set goals and are giving back to their communities as mentors, scholars, entrepreneurs and philanthropists. Each guest shares their personal stories of what motivated them to take on their passion and/or focus in their chosen field of endeavor. One guest's message inspires young audiences to "never let age hold us back, no matter how old you may be". Parents play an important role in supporting their 'young icons'. As one parent stated, "You can take a simple idea and turn it into something that can help an awful lot of people." The program provides a motivational and inspirational message that empowers audiences of all ages that hard work; dedication and looking beyond ourselves will pay off for everyone. Each segment of The Young Icons 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, commitment, and perseverance children can apply to their lives.
Other Matters (5 of 15) Response
Program Title EDGEMONT
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 11,11:30,12,12:30 (Digital 3)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 52
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. Each episode advances a few specific storylines based on particular social or emotional issues and takes them to a new conclusion. Characters act out behaviors that bring these issues to the forefront, and they solve problems, generally without intervention by adults but through communication with peers and direct action, which leads to a better understanding of each situation and each other. At the same time, actions do lead to consequences, and the outcomes provide a "life lesson" that is plainly evident but conveyed to the viewer in a natural way.
Other Matters (6 of 15) Response
Program Title MAGI-NATION
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 7 & 7:30 AM (Digital 3)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 7 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. MAGI-NATION follows the adventures of teenager Tony Jones, whose world is forever changed when he is mystically transported into a beautiful world far beyond imagination that was created a millennium ago by a powerful race known as the Magi. Here Tony meets Edyn and Strag, two young Magi heroes in training, who help him discover his vast new magical environment. However, all is not perfect in Tony's new world as the Moonlands of Magi-Nation are threatened by the evil Shadow Magi. It's up to this young trio and their vast collection of Dream Creatures to thwart the evildoers' plans and protect their world.
Other Matters (7 of 15) Response
Program Title THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 11 AM (Digital 1)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS is based on a series of children's books about science written by Joanna Cole. The show features the ingenious Ms. Frizzle, an elementary school teacher and intrepid explorer who piles her students into her Magic School Bus and takes them on amazing field trips to impossible locations. The goal of each field trip to answer questions or learn many new things about the place the class visits. Each episode is a fact-filled expedition to places as diverse as the solar system, the human body, or even inside weather systems. The bus transforms to suit the environment and the kids freely explore and share their learning with each other and with Ms. Frizzle, who nudges them to "make connections" and answer their own questions with research. The class pet, Lizzie, a large lizard, accompanies the class on their field trips. The content of the show is appropriate for children from ages 6 to 10 and in addition to all the factual content, the children also have a social-emotional problem to solve that is embedded into the story line.
Other Matters (8 of 15) Response
Program Title DOG TALES
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 7 AM (Digital 3)
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. DOG TALES showcases dogs and dog lovers of all types, providing valuable information about canine health, grooming, and overall dog care.
Other Matters (9 of 15) Response
Program Title ANIMAL RESCUE
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 7:30 AM (Digital 3
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. Emmy-nominated ANIMAL RESCUE is a weekly half-hour television series showcasing the heroic efforts of people helping animals. Host Alex Paen and his cameras travel around the world capturing these dramatic rescues and teaching the importance of mindful stewardship on behalf of the animal kingdom.
Other Matters (10 of 15) Response
Program Title SHELLDON
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 10:30 (Digital 1)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. SHELLDON is an animated series about a school-aged yoka shell mollusk named Shelldon. He lives with his adoptive family, the Clams, in Shell Land, an undersea community populated by all sorts of sea species. Shelldon and his best friends, Connie (a cowrie shell mollusk) and Herman (a hermit crab), face a specific challenge in every episode. The problem may be managing a bully, improving their grades, learning how to be altruistic, or protecting their environment from natural and man-made disasters. In most cases, they rely on Dr. Shell, the most venerated intellectual and elder in Shell Land who teaches them and gives them opportunities to harness their potential and solve the problem. Each episode provides a direct social-emotional lesson and many episodes provide informational content relating to the sea life habitat of Shell Land and environmental conservation.
Other Matters (11 of 15) Response
Program Title TURBO DOGS
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 10 AM (Digital 1)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. TURBO DOGS is an animated show based on the books, Racer Dogs, by Bob Kolar. The series follows a group of six dogs from Racerville who love to compete with one another in races. In each story, one or more of the dogs encounter and solve problems that teach them social-emotional lessons on good sportsmanship, teamwork, cooperation, playing fair, and friendship. The show also imparts information on the mechanics of racing such as directionality and concepts of distance and time. The social-emotional messages are embedded through the stories using action and humor. The tags at the end of each episode reiterate and establish the educational message learned by the dogs.
Other Matters (12 of 15) Response
Program Title WILLA'S WILD LIFE
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 10:30 AM (Digital 1)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. WILLA'S WILD LIFE, based on the book An Octopus Followed Me Home, by Dan Yaccarino, is an animated series centered on a six-year-old girl and her menagerie of animals. Willa lives at home with her father and pets - an elephant, a giraffe, a pair of performing seals, a bear, penguins, and lots of rabbits. In each episode, Willa faces a challenge at home, in school or in her neighborhood. With her animals and best friend Dooley as key elements of her team, Willa works on solutions to overcome her challenge. Together they find ways to maintain healthy friendships, experience success, develop competence, and become altruistic. With help from her animal friends, Willa figures out how to earn the things she wants by helping others. She learns to appreciate the friends that she has rather than trying to change to fit in with the "cool" group. She realizes that asking questions is better than jumping to conclusions. Whether at school, home or in the neighborhood, Willa finds a way to analyze her situation and learn from experience.
Other Matters (13 of 15) Response
Program Title DRAGONFLY TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 8 AM (Digital 2)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. DRAGONFLY TV is an Emmy Award winning science education program. Originally produced for public television, Dragonfly TV engages children, parents and teachers in accessible, hands-on science activities. The programs highlight children "doing" projects with real hands-on experience and demonstrates practical applications of mathematics and science. It introduces young viewers to a variety of scientific disciplines and challenges them in critical thinking and problem solving skills, while providing valuable information to reach answers. Each episode is engaging, entertaining and educational in structure, allowing children to investigate science on their own. By modeling and celebrating children's science capabilities, Dragonfly TV shows that if kids can dream it, they can do it!
Other Matters (14 of 15) Response
Program Title MISSING
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 8:30 AM (Digital 2)
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. MISSING is a nationally syndicated weekly television series featuring actual cases of missing persons, both children and adults, from across North America. Working with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, and missing persons organizatons such as The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the goal is to provide viewers with vital facts about missing individuals and to increase public awareness.
Other Matters (15 of 15) Response
Program Title BABAR
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 11:30 AM (Digital 1)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Based on the books by Laurent de Brunhoff, BABAR is an animated show about a young orphaned elephant who finds the strength to rise above the challenges he faces, including the death of his parents, as he journeys through life. Each episode of the show develops a social-emotional message such as taking responsibility, being patient and persistent in hard work, respecting people's privacy, learning to cope with unforeseen changes, and being honest. These messages emerge from the need to resolve a dilemma that is faced by Babar, one of his friends or family members.

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