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

FRN:
0023931157
File Number:
CPR-142972
Submit Date:
07/03/2013
Call Sign:
WTVA
Facility ID:
74148
City:
TUPELO
State:
MS
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
07/03/2013
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Second Quarter of 2013

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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Station Type Station Type Network Affiliation
Affiliated network NBC
Nielsen DMA Columbus-Tupelo-W Pt.
Web Home Page Address www.wtva.com

Digital Core Programming

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State the average number of hours of Core Programming per week broadcast by the station on its main program stream 3.0
State the average number of hours per week of free over-the-air digital video programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream 168.0
State the average number of hours per week of Core Programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream. See 47 C.F.R. Section 73.671: 4.0
Does the Licensee provide information identifying each Core Program aired on its station, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides as required by 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? Yes
Does the Licensee certify that at least 50% of the Core Programming counted toward meeting the additional programming guideline (applied to free video programming aired on other than the main Yes No program stream) did not consist of program episodes that had already aired within the previous seven days either on the station's main program stream or on another of the station's free digital program streams? Yes

Digital Core Programs(15)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 15) Response
Program Title OCEAN MYSTERIES WITH JEFF CORWIN
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA 8:30 A.M.
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 half-hour weekly series, Ocean Mysteries, offers a fresh approach to the quest for aquatic understanding by blending stories of fascinating sea creatures, comparisons to popular land animals, and analogies to human experience. Hosted by Jeff Corwin, Ocean Mysteries is produced for ages 13-16 and beyond-by showing how animals share the same behaviors, challenges and triumphs that humans do. From exciting rescues of abandoned animals to unexpected conflicts in the 'family dynamics' of the mingling species, viewers will get to know-and care-about these heroes, and all of the facinating life teeming in our ocean. Ocean Mysteries aired on the secondary digital stream, ABC.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 15) Response
Program Title PAJANIMALS
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA 9:30 A.M.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 11
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 3
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. The Pajanimals are a group of four preschool aged puppets who live together in a house with their off-screen mother and father. They reside primarily in their bedroom, a dormitory of sorts, where they complete their nighttime routine of brushing teeth and conversing quietly before falling to sleep. The quiet time, always turns into a discussion that results in a dream-like adventure to solve a problem, such as overcoming shyness, making a new friend, or dealing with a bully. The adventure takes place in several nighttime dream locales where special friends help them work through the social/emotional problem of the day. Specific approaches to managing the problem are demonstrated and practiced throughout the adventure. The children return home in time to get ample rest, confident about facing their issues when they awaken the following day.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 15) Response
Program Title JACK HANNA'S WILD COUNTDOWN
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA 8:00 A.M.
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. Wild expert and animal ambassador, Jack Hanna, brings the viewer face-to-face with the best of the beasts. In this weekly half-hour series that will engage viewers, as well as the whole family, Jack highlights his favorite animals and adventures from around the world. Presented in countdown style, Jack offers up a different 'top ten' each week in a variety of categories. Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown aired on the secondary digital stream, ABC.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 15) Response
Program Title JUSTIN TIME
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA 10:30 A.M.
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. Justin Time is an animated show specifically directed to the preschool audience and always conveys an embedded lesson; it is possible to understand and manage any problem you have by thinking about it creatively. Justin is a little boy who has two imaginary playmates, Olivia (who meets him on his travels) and Squidgy the sponge (who also lives in Justin's bedroom). When Justin has a problem or doesn't want to do something his mother has suggested, he daydreams his way into an adventure that takes him to places all around the world. On these adventures, he meets Olivia who guides him through an experience that demonstrates to Justin how he can solve his problem. The show provides many facts about the context the characters visit while on the adventure, but the central point is to teach a lesson about a social/emotional dilemma universally experienced by preschool children.
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 JUSTIN TIME
List date and time rescheduled 6/8/13 @ 1:30 P.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 2013-06-08
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (5 of 15) Response
Program Title POPPY CAT
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA 10:00 A.M.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 12
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. Poppy Cat, is based on the Poppy Cat's Adventures book series authored and illustrated by Lara Jones. A narrator, also named Lara, reads a story to her cat in each episode. This story stars her Poppy Cat, who envisions and takes his friends on imaginary adventures. The friends are Zuzu, a Dalmatian who zips around on a skateboard; Alma, a southern belle bunny who is ultra-feminine and sweetly dramatic, Mo, a little mouse who tries his best to do as much as everyone else despite his size; Owl, the wise one who is prone to neck rolls and commentary when things irritate him or don't make sense, and the grouchy Egbert, an arrogant and obnoxious badger who refuses to play with the group and invariably attempts to sabotage their adventures. Occasionally Hilda, a forgetful and ditzy pigeon who flies into their adventures, appears to say hello or provide misguided directions to the friends. Once their mission is accomplished, the friends return to their little village and resume their cheerful, active lives. At the conclusion of her story, Lara closes her book and says good-bye to Poppy Cat, who is usually ready for his nap.
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 POPPY CAT
List date and time rescheduled 6/8/13 @ 1:00 P.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 2013-06-08
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (6 of 15) Response
Program Title FOOD FOR THOUGHT WITH CLAIRE THOMAS
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA 10:30 A.M.
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. Young, enthusiastic and passionate about food, Claire Thomas is the 22 year old host who opens viewers' eyes to how everyday life can inspire culinary creations in Food for Thought. Each weekly-half hour, informs and educates teens about the power of food as a tool for exploring new places, meeting new people and learning about different cultures. Claire serves as a role model to viewers by showing her passion for her family, life and healthy living by sharing stories in the kitchen. Creative inspiration can come from any place at any time-sometimes from family, sometimes from friends, or even from bloggers needing her help. No matter how exotic or local the location, she's always in search of new tastes and places to explore. Claire will teach the audience how to prepare the "inspired" dish while promoting a healthy attitude towards food and life. Food for Thought aired on the secondary digital stream, ABC.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 15) Response
Program Title THE CHICA SHOW
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA 9:00 A.M.
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 4
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. The Chica Show is a spin-off children's television series based on the puppetry segments of The Sunny Side Up Show on PBS Kids Sprout, which features the chicken puppet character Chica in full episodic and animated adventures rather than the traditional continuity of Sunny Side Up. The program premiered on November 24, 2012, with a preview episode airing on October 31, 2012. The program began to air as part of the NBC Kids block on Comcast sister network NBC in February 2013, and is fully compliant with E/I regulations.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 15) Response
Program Title LAZYTOWN
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA 11:00 A.M.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 2
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 2
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Lazytown is a show featuring the importance of health, fitness, and being good friends. Set in a fantasy world known as Lazy Town, which is populated by inactive residents, we meet a visitor named Stephanie who is determined to coax her friends and relatives into adopting a healthful, active life style. She wins over her new friends, Ziggy, Stingy, Trixie and Pixel, convincing them to leave their gaming consoles and candy stashes at home so they can go outside and play. She persuades her uncle, Mayor Milford Meanswell, and his friend Ms. Busy Body to support her efforts. Robbie Rotten, who lives underground, and is determined to return Lazy Town to its former state of inactivity and quiet, constantly foils the characters' efforts. Coming to the rescue is the athlete Sportacus who lives in a zeppelin-like aircraft and receives signals from the kids or the Mayor whenever they need help. Sportacus has two goals, to keep the peace and to promote healthful, positive living. When Robbie Rotten is discovered and contained through comic pratfalls, he returns to his underground lair and all is well in Lazy Town, until another day and another time when Robbie will rise again.
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
List date and time rescheduled 6/8/13 @ 8:00 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 2013-06-08
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program LAZYTOWN
List date and time rescheduled 6/1/13 @ 8:00 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 2013-06-01
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (9 of 15) Response
Program Title NOODLE AND DOODLE
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA 11:30 A.M.
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. Noodle and Doodle is a live-action show hosted by Sean Roach that also blends animation and puppetry into the overall format. Sean drives a double-decker bus into various communities to meet children who have written to him with a problem that they would like to solve using an art and/or a food experience. Sean is accompanied by Noodle, a puppet character and Doodle, a digital character that lives inside a tablet computer, and Doggity, a faithful beagle. Doggity has a mini-show of his own through an animated alter-ego that appears during diversionary segments set in a restaurant kitchen. The show demonstrates how recycled materials can become art and how food, art, and problem solving can be combined to create a fun experience in everyday life. Every episode can be replicated at home with ease by parents and children playing together.
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 NOODLE AND DOODLE
List date and time rescheduled NA
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? No
Date Preempted 2013-05-04
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program NOODLE AND DOODLE
List date and time rescheduled 6/1/13 @8:30 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 2013-06-01
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #3

Questions Response
Title of Program NOODLE AND DOODLE
List date and time rescheduled 6/8/13 @8:30 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 2013-06-08
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (10 of 15) Response
Program Title RECIPE REHAB
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA 10:00 A.M.
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. Recipe Rehab is a half-hour competition-style series developed and produced to educate and inform viewers ages 13-16. Viewers submit their favorite, decadent, high calorie, classic family recipe and two acclaimed chefs will face off in a head-to-head competition to give the recipes a low-calorie twist. The audience learns the value of healthy, wholesome ingredients and how healthy food choices can have positive effects on our quality of live. Recipe Rehab aired on the secondary digital stream, ABC.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (11 of 15) Response
Program Title BORN TO EXPLORE
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA 9:00 A.M.
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 world's cultures and its geographical wonders come alive as the youngest president in Explorers Club history, Richard Wiese, takes viewers on a globtrotting adventure. While developed for 13-16 years olds, Born to Explore is engaging for the whole family. In this weekly half-hour series, Richard uncovers amazing facts of nature and manmade treasures. In Born to Explore, Richard Wiese takes the role of the ultimate Social Studies teacher to a new level, bringing the viewing audience to the places and people of our world who form our cultures. Wheather he climbs Mount Kilimanjaro, explores why people live at the base of an active volcano, or travels down the Nile River, viewers will travel the world without leaving their homes. Born to Explore aired on the secondary digital stream, ABC.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (12 of 15) Response
Program Title JACK HANNA'S ANIMAL ADVENTURES
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SU 5:00 P.M.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 10
Total times aired 11
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 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. In each episode, the cameras follow Jack as he spends time with nature's creatures across I the continents. Jack talks with people that are knowledgeable about each animal and habitat, teaching as he goes. Each episode is designed to reveal to children the world around them in a way that presents positive role models and pro-social values within an environmentally responsible universe.
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 JACK HANNA'S ANIMAL ADVENTURES
List date and time rescheduled 4/07/13 @ 5:03PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2013-04-07
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program JACK HANNA'S ANIMAL ADVENTURES
List date and time rescheduled 5/05/13 @ 5:18PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? No
Date Preempted 2013-05-05
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #3

Questions Response
Title of Program JACK HANNA'S ANIMAL ADVENTURES
List date and time rescheduled NA
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? No
Date Preempted 2013-05-12
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (13 of 15) Response
Program Title SEA RESCUE
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA 9:30 A.M.
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 half-hour weekly series, Sea Rescue, features the rescue, rehabilitation and in many instances-release back into the wild of ocean wildlife. Sea Rescue offers educational and entertaining television by demonstrating the welfare and medical benefits that rescue and rehabilitation programs provide animals. Viewers will also learn that there's a reciprocal benefit: rescued animals provide valuable insight into their biology and ecology. This information adds to the pool of knowledge necessary to conserve threatened and endangered species. Sea Rescue aired on the secondary digital stream, ABC.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (14 of 15) Response
Program Title ANIMAL EXPLORATION
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled sa 11:30 a.m
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 0
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. Energetic and humorous, Jarod Miller brings viewers up close and personal with the most fascinating members of the animal kingdom. Exciting, surprising and fun, the mission of Animal Exploration is to inspire kids and their families to preserve the innate human instinct to explore. Each episode is designed to reveal to children the world around them in a way that identifies positive role models and pro-social values within an environmentally responsible universe. In addition, each show features a "Did You Know?" segment, that shares information that viewers can use in their own backyards. Animal Explorations aired on the secondary digital stream.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (15 of 15) Response
Program Title TEEN KIDS NEWS
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA 11:00 A.M.
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 0
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 (TKN) highlights positive stories about kids doing amazing things and helping to make the world a better place. In addition, the TKN reporters on the show (who are, of course, all kids) report on everything that is fun or interesting or important about our world. These stories range from kids who fly planes to how to deal with bullying to the best way to throw a baseball for power, to tips on getting into college to making friends to behind the scenes with entertainers. The show was cited by the advocacy group, Children Now, as one of only eight shows on the air that is truly tops for educational value. Teen Kids News aired on the secondary digital stream.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (3)

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Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (1 of 3) Response
Program Title JACK HANNA ANIMAL ADVENTURES
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: SA 12:00P.M
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 3
Number of Preemptions 10
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. In each episode, the cameras follow Jack as he spends time with nature's creatures across I the continents. Jack talks with people that are knowledgeable about each animal and habitat, teaching as he goes. Each episode is designed to reveal to children the world around them in a way that presents positive role models and pro-social values within an environmentally responsible universe.
Does the program have educating and informing children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Yes
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes
Does the Licensee provide information regarding the program, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides consistent with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? Yes

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Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (2 of 3) Response
Program Title ANIMAL EXPLORATION
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: SUN 10:30AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 2
Number of Preemptions 11
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. Energetic and humorous, Jarod Miller brings viewers up close and personal with the most fascinating members of the animal kingdom. Exciting, surprising and fun, the mission of Animal Exploration is to inspire kids and their families to preserve the innate human instinct to explore. Each episode is designed to reveal to children the world around them in a way that identifies positive role models and pro-social values within an environmentally responsible universe. In addition, each show features a "Did You Know?" segment, that shares information that viewers can use in their own backyards.
Does the program have educating and informing children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Yes
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes
Does the Licensee provide information regarding the program, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides consistent with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? Yes

Date and Time Aired:

Questions Response
Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (3 of 3) Response
Program Title TEEN KIDS NEWS
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: SUN 10:00AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 2
Number of Preemptions 11
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 (TKN) highlights positive stories about kids doing amazing things and helping to make the world a better place. In addition, the TKN reporters on the show (who are, of course, all kids) report on everything that is fun or interesting or important about our world. These stories range from kids who fly planes to how to deal with bullying to the best way to throw a baseball for power, to tips on getting into college to making friends to behind the scenes with entertainers. The show was cited by the advocacy group, Children Now, as one of only eight shows on the air that is truly tops for educational value.
Does the program have educating and informing children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Yes
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes
Does the Licensee provide information regarding the program, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides consistent with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? Yes

Date and Time Aired:

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Sponsored Core Programming (0)

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Liaison Contact

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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 Larry Harris
Address P.O. Box 350
City Tupelo
State MS
Zip 38802
Telephone Number 662-842-7620
Email Address lharris@wtva.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. The Poppy Cat episode that aired on 6/8/13 was Joined In Progress at 1:16pm and was not counted as core programming. The Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures episode that aired on 5/5/13 @5:18pm was Joined In Progress and was not counted in core programming. The Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures episode that aired 4/7/13 at 5:03 P.M. aired in its entirety. Teen kids News and Animal Exploration that aired 6/9/13 and 6/16/13 are not regularly scheduled on WTVA 9.1. These programs were used as filler programming and not counted as core programming.

Other Matters (16)

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Other Matters (1 of 16) Response
Program Title RECIPE REHAB
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA 10:00 A.M.
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. Recipe Rehab is a half-hour competition-style series developed and produced to educate and inform viewers ages 13-16. Viewers submit their favorite, decadent, high calorie, classic family recipe and two acclaimed chefs will face off in a head-to-head competition to give the recipes a low-calorie twist. The audience learns the value of healthy, wholesome ingredients and how healthy food choices can have positive effects on our quality of live. Recipe Rehab will air on the secondary digital stream, ABC.
Other Matters (2 of 16) Response
Program Title BORN TO EXPLORE
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA 9:00 A.M.
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 world's cultures and its geographical wonders come alive as the youngest president in Explorers Club history, Richard Wiese, takes viewers on a globtrotting adventure. While developed for 13-16 years olds, Born to Explore is engaging for the whole family. In this weekly half-hour series, Richard uncovers amazing facts of nature and manmade treasures. In Born to Explore, Richard Wiese takes the role of the ultimate Social Studies teacher to a new level, bringing the viewing audience to the places and people of our world who form our cultures. Wheather he climbs Mount Kilimanjaro, explores why people live at the base of an active volcano, or travels down the Nile River, viewers will travel the world without leaving their homes. Born to Explore will air on the secondary digital stream, ABC.
Other Matters (3 of 16) Response
Program Title NOODLE AND DOODLE
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA 11:30 A.M.
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. Noodle and Doodle is a live-action show hosted by Sean Roach that also blends animation and puppetry into the overall format. Sean drives a double-decker bus into various communities to meet children who have written to him with a problem that they would like to solve using an art and/or a food experience. Sean is accompanied by Noodle, a puppet character and Doodle, a digital character that lives inside a tablet computer, and Doggity, a faithful beagle. Doggity has a mini-show of his own through an animated alter-ego that appears during diversionary segments set in a restaurant kitchen. The show demonstrates how recycled materials can become art and how food, art, and problem solving can be combined to create a fun experience in everyday life. Every episode can be replicated at home with ease by parents and children playing together.
Other Matters (4 of 16) Response
Program Title SEA RESCUE
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA 9:30 A.M.
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 half-hour weekly series, Sea Rescue, features the rescue, rehabilitation and in many instances-release back into the wild of ocean wildlife. Sea Rescue offers educational and entertaining television by demonstrating the welfare and medical benefits that rescue and rehabilitation programs provide animals. Viewers will also learn that there's a reciprocal benefit: rescued animals provide valuable insight into their biology and ecology. This information adds to the pool of knowledge necessary to conserve threatened and endangered species. Sea Rescue will air on the secondary digital stream, ABC.
Other Matters (5 of 16) Response
Program Title JACK HANNA'S WILD COUNTDOWN
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA 8:00 A.M.
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. Wild expert and animal ambassador, Jack Hanna, brings the viewer face-to-face with the best of the beasts. In this weekly half-hour series that will engage viewers, as well as the whole family, Jack highlights his favorite animals and adventures from around the world. Presented in countdown style, Jack offers up a different 'top ten' each week in a variety of categories. Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown will air on the secondary digital stream, ABC.
Other Matters (6 of 16) Response
Program Title ANIMAL EXPLORATION
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA 11:30 A.M.
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. Energetic and humorous, Jarod Miller brings viewers up close and personal with the most fascinating members of the animal kingdom. Exciting, surprising and fun, the mission of Animal Exploration is to inspire kids and their families to preserve the innate human instinct to explore. Each episode is designed to reveal to children the world around them in a way that identifies positive role models and pro-social values within an environmentally responsible universe. In addition, each show features a "Did You Know?" segment, that shares information that viewers can use in their own backyards. Animal Explorations will air on the secondary digital stream.
Other Matters (7 of 16) Response
Program Title FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA 10:30AM
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. Young, enthusiastic and passionate about food, Claire Thomas is the 22 year old host who opens viewers' eyes to how everyday life can inspire culinary creations in Food for Thought. Each weekly-half hour, informs and educates teens about the power of food as a tool for exploring new places, meeting new people and learning about different cultures. Claire serves as a role model to viewers by showing her passion for her family, life and healthy living by sharing stories in the kitchen. Creative inspiration can come from any place at any time-sometimes from family, sometimes from friends, or even from bloggers needing her help. No matter how exotic or local the location, she's always in search of new tastes and places to explore. Claire will teach the audience how to prepare the "inspired" dish while promoting a healthy attitude towards food and life. Food for Thought will air on the secondary digital stream, ABC.
Other Matters (8 of 16) Response
Program Title TEEN KIDS NEWS
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA 11:00 A.M.
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 (TKN) highlights positive stories about kids doing amazing things and helping to make the world a better place. In addition, the TKN reporters on the show (who are, of course, all kids) report on everything that is fun or interesting or important about our world. These stories range from kids who fly planes to how to deal with bullying to the best way to throw a baseball for power, to tips on getting into college to making friends to behind the scenes with entertainers. The show was cited by the advocacy group, Children Now, as one of only eight shows on the air that is truly tops for educational value. Teen Kids News will air on the secondary digital stream.
Other Matters (9 of 16) Response
Program Title JUSTIN TIME
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA 10:30 A.M.
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. Justin Time features a little boy, Justin, who wants very much to master his destiny, have great adventures, and solve problems. He begins with a problem that vexes him and daydreams his way into an adventure that takes him to different places around the world, providing him with an experience to help solve his problem when he returns home. Justin is accompanied by two imaginary friends throughout his adventures; Olive, a knowledgeable playmate, and Squidgy, the morphing flying sponge, who provides commentary and comedy along the way. Some examples of Justin's lessons involve learning that it takes focus to achieve success, our failures can teach what we need to do to succeed next time, or when one path to solve a problem doesn't work, you can find an alternative way to achieve your goal. Justin promotes self-directed learning from the young child's perspective and imagination.
Other Matters (10 of 16) Response
Program Title JACK HANNA'S ANIMAL ADVENTURES
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA 12:00 P.M.
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. In each episode, the cameras follow Jack as he spends time with nature's creatures across the continents. Jack talks with people that are knowledgeable about each animal and habitat, teaching as he goes. Each episode is designed to reveal to children the world around them in a way that presents positive role models and pro-social values within an environmentally responsible universe.
Other Matters (11 of 16) Response
Program Title POPPY CAT
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA 10:00 A.M.
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. Poppy Cat, based on the book series by Lara Jones, models the use of imagination and storytelling to encourage creative thinking in viewers. Each episode features the narrator Lara, reading a story about Poppy Cat, to her own cat (who is also named Poppy). She weaves an exciting tale following her imagination, which leads her to distant lands reached by boat, plane, hot air balloon or train. Each story features Poppy Cat, as the leader of a group of animal friends, a resident bully Egbert the badger, and other occasionally recurring characters. A prevailing message emerges within each episode to be nice to your friends and always work together. There remains an overarching implicit message within every episode as well: think creatively and exercise your mind through reading and storytelling - for these activities always lead to enjoyment and adventure.
Other Matters (12 of 16) Response
Program Title OCEAN MYSTERIES WITH JEFF CORWIN
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA 8:30 A.M.
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 half-hour weekly series, Ocean Mysteries, offers a fresh approach to the quest for aquatic understanding by blending stories of fascinating sea creatures, comparisons to popular land animals, and analogies to human experience. Hosted by Jeff Corwin, Ocean Mysteries is produced for ages 13-16 and beyond-by showing how animals share the same behaviors, challenges and triumphs that humans do. From exciting rescues of abandoned animals to unexpected conflicts in the 'family dynamics' of the mingling species, viewers will get to know-and care-about these heroes, and all of the facinating life teeming in our ocean. Ocean Mysteries will air on the secondary digital stream, ABC.
Other Matters (13 of 16) Response
Program Title PAJANIMALS
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA 9:30 A.M.
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. The Pajanimals are a group of four preschool aged puppets who live together in a house with their off-screen mother and father. They reside primarily in their bedroom, a dormitory of sorts, where they complete their nighttime routine of brushing teeth and conversing quietly before falling to sleep. The quiet time, always turns into a discussion that results in a dream-like adventure to solve a problem, such as overcoming shyness, making a new friend, or dealing with a bully. The adventure takes place in several nighttime dream locales where special friends help them work through the social/emotional problem of the day. Specific approaches to managing the problem are demonstrated and practiced throughout the adventure. The children return home in time to get ample rest, confident about facing their issues when they awaken the following day.
Other Matters (14 of 16) Response
Program Title JACK HANNA'S ANIMAL ADVENTURES
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SU 5:00 P.M.
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. In each episode, the cameras follow Jack as he spends time with nature's creatures across the continents. Jack talks with people that are knowledgeable about each animal and habitat, teaching as he goes. Each episode is designed to reveal to children the world around them in a way that presents positive role models and pro-social values within an environmentally responsible universe.
Other Matters (15 of 16) Response
Program Title LAZYTOWN
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA 11:00 A.M.
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. Lazy Town 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 including playing games, competing athletically, and even building forts and play structures.
Other Matters (16 of 16) Response
Program Title THE CHICA SHOW
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA 9:00 A.M.
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. The Chica Show is a spin-off children's television series based on the puppetry segments of The Sunny Side Up Show on PBS Kids Sprout, which features the chicken puppet character Chica in full episodic and animated adventures rather than the traditional continuity of Sunny Side Up. The program premiered on November 24, 2012, with a preview episode airing on October 31, 2012. The program began to air as part of the NBC Kids block on Comcast sister network NBC in February 2013, and is fully compliant with E/I regulations.

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