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Approved by OMB 3060-0837
September 2014
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(REFERENCE COPY - Not for submission) Children's Television Programming Report

FRN:
0003593860
File Number:
CPR-164393
Submit Date:
01/09/2015
Call Sign:
KXAS-TV
Facility ID:
49330
City:
FORT WORTH
State:
TX
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
01/09/2015
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Fourth Quarter of 2014

General Information

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Applicant Information

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Contact Representatives (0)

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Children's Television Information

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

Digital Core Programming

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

Digital Core Programs(12)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 12) Response
Program Title STEAL THE SHOW [KXAS 5.2 COZI TV]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT @ 10:30 AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Steal the Show provides CORE programming in the areas music, music composition, the music recording process and musical instruments. Ariel, Zoey and Eli Engelbert of the EI program Ariel & Zoey & Eli, Too work to write and record an album with Grammy Winner Jim Peterik. All aspect of the process are covered - 1) Creating the melody, 2) writing the lyric, 3) creating harmonies, 4) developing instrumentals and 5) recording the song in the studio. With schools across the country cutting funding to music related programs, Steal the Show fills an important void. Students will be empowered with the knowledge and skills they will broaden and hone as they follow Ariel, Zoey and Eli on their journey with one of the most prominent songwriters of the past 20 years. (Showplace TV Syndication)
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 12) Response
Program Title THE CHICA SHOW [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUN @ 10:30 AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Chica Show features a five-year-old "baby" chick who spends her days with her parents in their costume shop, the Coop. The shop's one employee, Kelly, doubles as Chica's nanny and the ensemble is rounded out with Bunji, a large floppy eared rabbit and Stitches, a straw mannequin that sits in the window. In each episode Chica develops or encounters a problem that she cannot immediately resolve. Usually her issues involve impulse control, distractibility, judgment, and inter-personal behaviors. She and Kelly usually work on the problem through an adventure-a fantasy transformation to animation-- where Bunji and Stitches come alive and join Chica and Kelly for the problem solving process. The core educational content is primarily socio-emotional development, and Chica learns how to express herself properly, think before she acts, and interact with others effectively. She often learns that it takes hard work and practice to become proficient at different skills.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 12) Response
Program Title ARIEL & ZOEY & ELI TOO [KXAS 5.2 COZI TV]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat @ 9:30 AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Ariel & Zoey & Eli, Too (AZE2), a musical variety show that is driven by three siblings, empowers children to accomplish their goals and their dreams. AZE2 accomplishes this through interviewing people who excel in their profession and have a positive message for kids, introducing guests who perform different genres of music, and presenting musical performances by the cast members themselves. These cast musical performances show children they can write their own music and the importance of teamwork. Music on the show is produced by Emmy Award winner David Barrett. He and Brian Brill (another Emmy winner) ensure that the music is tailored for the young audience. All songs offer a positive message about life. Every episode begins with the song "Sweet Company which sends the positive message of friendship and ends with the singing of End of Another Day which encourages the viewer to stay optimistic about tomorrow. (Showplace TV Syndication)
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 12) Response
Program Title TREE FU TOM [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat @ 10:00am CT
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 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. Tree Fu Tom, is a live action/animated series about a little boy who lives in a rural area and has a rich fantasy life in the woods behind his home. Tom uses specific movements to summon up magic powers that permit him to morph into an animated hero and fly around in Treetopolis, the fantasy version of his woods. While in Treetopolis, Tom and his friends, Ariella, Twigs, Squirmturn and Zigzoo will invariably run into a problem or disaster that needs fixing. Tom calls upon the audience to practice original dance moves that will bring him "Big World" magic so he and his friends can resolve their challenge of the day. Educational messages reinforce positive socio-emotional content, with examples that model: being loyal to good friends, knowing how to ask for help, doing the right thing instead of what is convenient, making the effort to share rather than being selfish or relying on teamwork in order to accomplish a goal.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 12) Response
Program Title POPPY CAT [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT @ 11:00AM CT
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 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. Poppy Cat based on a 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, including the 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.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 12) Response
Program Title THE NEW HOWDY DOODY SHOW [KXAS 5.2 COZI TV]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT/SUN @ 3:30PM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 2
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. Howdy Doody is a 1975 series which is known to its viewers for Buffalo Bob in his cowboy attire and a cast of human characters such as Clarabell the Clown and Chief Thunderthud as well as puppets (i.e., Howdy Doody, Dilly Dally, Flub-a-Dub, etc.). Children sat on stage in the Peanut Gallery, thus making this show a forerunner of interactive programming we enjoy today. The primary value of the series is to educate and entertain elementary school-aged children. In addition, both older children and monitoring adults will find this series amusing and quite charming as Howdy Doody is a timeless character who has an interactive quality. Educationally, the series offers opportunities for parents and teachers to teach lessons related to language, character development, science, and listening skills.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 12) Response
Program Title AQUA KIDS ADVENTURES II [KXAS 5.2 COZI TV]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat @ 9:00 AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Aqua Kids provides a unique vehicle for young people to learn about the diversity of marine animals around the world, emphasizing the importance of preserving fragile aquatic habitats and encouraging children to take an active role in protecting the future of their community and the world. The program provides a window into the management and preservation of unique habitats and species through the eyes of kids and their hands-on collaboration with science researchers and educators. The messages delivered by Aqua Kids are given by a creative and resourceful host, Molly McKinney, whose scientific background is evident in the show. The other young hosts, whose ages range from pre-teen to late teens, are equally entertaining and informative. The young viewers identify with these young hosts and imagine themselves in the role of the scientist and as someone who could have a positive impact on the environment. The format of young student scientists presenting information on location in a variety of aquatic settings is both entertaining and informative. (Showplace TV Syndication)
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 12) Response
Program Title NOODLE AND DOODLE [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT @ 11:30AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 5
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 8
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 8
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, an instructional series, features creating art projects and cooking projects around a specific theme. Host, Sean, drives around in a double-decker bus fully equipped with art supplies and a kitchen, ready for any assignment. The projects encourage parent engagement and often feature families working together to make something to display within the child's home. Sean's side-kick, Doggity, is an ever-faithful beagle who transforms into an animated character during interstitial trips to a parallel universe, set in a kitchen full of prank playing animated characters. The art projects typically promote utilizing recycled materials in order to demonstrate that creativity can transform something intended for one purpose into something that achieves a completely different goal.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program NOODLE AND DOODLE [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
List date and time rescheduled 10-25-14 @ 9:30am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # 10-25-14/ENAD102DH
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program NOODLE AND DOODLE [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
List date and time rescheduled 11-29-14 @ 9:30am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # 11-29-14/ENAD125DH
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #3

Questions Response
Title of Program NOODLE AND DOODLE [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
List date and time rescheduled 10-18-14 @ 9:30am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # 10-18-14/ENAD104DH
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #4

Questions Response
Title of Program NOODLE AND DOODLE [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
List date and time rescheduled 12-20-14 @ 9:30am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # 12-20-14/ENAD116DH
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #5

Questions Response
Title of Program NOODLE AND DOODLE [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
List date and time rescheduled 12-6-14 @ 9:30am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # 12-6-14/ENAD121DH
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #6

Questions Response
Title of Program NOODLE AND DOODLE [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
List date and time rescheduled 11-22-14 @ 9:30am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # 11-22-14/ENAD113DH
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #7

Questions Response
Title of Program NOODLE AND DOODLE [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
List date and time rescheduled 10-4-14 @ 9:30am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # 10-4-14/ENAD107DH
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #8

Questions Response
Title of Program NOODLE AND DOODLE [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
List date and time rescheduled 11-8-14 @ 9:30am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # 11-8-14/ENAD101DH
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (9 of 12) Response
Program Title AQUA KIDS ADVENTURES II [KXAS 5.2 COZI TV]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT @ 10:00 AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Aqua Kids provides a unique vehicle for young people to learn about the diversity of marine animals around the world, emphasizing the importance of preserving fragile aquatic habitats and encouraging children to take an active role in protecting the future of their community and the world. The program provides a window into the management and preservation of unique habitats and species through the eyes of kids and their hands-on collaboration with science researchers and educators. The messages delivered by Aqua Kids are given by a creative and resourceful host, Molly McKinney, whose scientific background is evident in the show. The other young hosts, whose ages range from pre-teen to late teens, are equally entertaining and informative. The young viewers identify with these young hosts and imagine themselves in the role of the scientist and as someone who could have a positive impact on the environment. The format of young student scientists presenting information on location in a variety of aquatic settings is both entertaining and informative. (Showplace TV Syndication)
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 12) Response
Program Title LAZYTOWN [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat @ 10:30am CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
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. 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.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (11 of 12) Response
Program Title ASTRO BLAST [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUN @ 10:00AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Astroblast! is the space station and home of six animal characters in Bob Colar's book series of the same name. The space station is managed by an over-confident and exuberant commander, Comet the dog. The crew includes, Sputnik the pig, a very knowledgeable reader; Haley, a rabbit, Comet's true peer and an athlete; Radar, the monkey, who is somewhat self-involved, Jet, a silent alligator whose gestures and expressions are his mode of communication, and Sal, a congenial three-eyed octopus who runs the counter in the Smoothie Shack, the space station cafe. While the space station supports the missions of a bizarre and diverse array of aliens, the Smoothie Shack is the hub of social interaction for the galaxy. There is always something happening at Astroblast! and everyone on the crew has plenty to learn to keep the community happy and on an even keel.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (12 of 12) Response
Program Title THE NEW HOWDY DOODY SHOW [KXAS 5.2 COZI TV]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUN @ 9:00AM, 9:30AM, 10:00AM and 10:30AM CT
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 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Howdy Doody is a 1975 series which is known to its viewers for Buffalo Bob in his cowboy attire and a cast of human characters such as Clarabell the Clown and Chief Thunderthud as well as puppets (i.e., Howdy Doody, Dilly Dally, Flub-a-Dub, etc.). Children sat on stage in the Peanut Gallery, thus making this show a forerunner of interactive programming we enjoy today. The primary value of the series is to educate and entertain elementary school-aged children. In addition, both older children and monitoring adults will find this series amusing and quite charming as Howdy Doody is a timeless character who has an interactive quality. Educationally, the series offers opportunities for parents and teachers to teach lessons related to language, character development, science, and listening skills.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (2)

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Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (1 of 2) Response
Program Title INSIDE HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: SAT 6:30PM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 12
Number of Preemptions 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 14 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Twelve [12] original episodes aired on the main channel. Inside High School Sports provides a weekly look at local high school sports in North Texas. The show demonstrates competition, teamwork and school spirit.
Does the program have educating and informing children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? No
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? No
Does the Licensee provide information regarding the program, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides consistent with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? No

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Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (2 of 2) Response
Program Title 5 TALK STREET [KXAS 5.1 NBC AND KXAS 5.2 COZI TV]
Origination Local
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: SAT/SUN @ 11:00am, 11:30am, 12:30pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 3
Number of Preemptions 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 14 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Three (3) different episodes aired on the main digital channel of this locally produced show that interviews community leaders. The show educates and informs viewers regarding current affairs and encourages viewers to participate. Show #604 Discussed the Bob Jones Nature Center's programs and services including their upcoming fundraiser. Discussed the Travel and Adventure show. Discussed The Cowtown and the need for marathon runners to sign up and train. Discussed the Boys and Girls Club's upcoming events including the fundraiser with Condoleezza Rice for the Center for a New Generation. Discussed CASA Tarrant County's fundraiser, Ruby Slipper's Soiree, which raises money for the organization to help give children a voice in court. Show #605 Discussed the Salvation Army Angel Tree which collects and delivers clothes and toys to over 60,000 disadvantaged children. Discussed the new CitySquare Opportunity Center, a $14 million facility designed to help the poor find jobs and places to live. Discussed the services and programs of the Tarrant Area Food Bank and North Texas Food Bank. Discussed the fundraiser for the Arthritis Foundation, Jingle Bell Run. Show #606 Discussed Christmas in the Square, a free holiday event in Frisco, Texas for the whole family. Discussed ways to make the holiday meals simpler - a demonstration by a chef from Kroger. Discussed the Trains at NorthPark, a fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House. Discussed Panther Island Ice, a holiday program at TRVA. Discussed the Greatest Gift Catalog, a fundraising effort for 25 local non-profit agencies during the holidays. Additional episodes aired on KXAS 5.2 COZI TV.
Does the program have educating and informing children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? No
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? No
Does the Licensee provide information regarding the program, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides consistent with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? No

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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 Brian L. Hocker
Address 4805 Amon Carter Blvd
City Fort Worth
State TX
Zip 76155
Telephone Number 817-429-5555
Email Address brian.hocker@nbcuni.com
Include any other comments or information you want the Commission to consider in evaluating your compliance with the Children's Television Act (or use this space for supplemental explanations). This may include information on any other noncore educational and informational programming that you aired this quarter or plan to air during the next quarter, or any existing or proposed non-broadcast efforts that will enhance the educational and informational value of such programming to children. See 47 C.F.R. Section 73.671, NOTES 2 and 3. A) Attachment "A" (See Public File) - The station regularly airs PSAs specifically designed for children 16-years-old and under. Topics include, among other things: drug use prevention, fire safety for kids, the importance of eating healthy meals and ending gang violence. (B) Attachment "B" (See Online/Public File) - The station regularly airs news segments that focus on children-safety issues, medical advances, and other relevant issues. (C)Attachment "C" (See Public File) - Station employees had direct interaction with children of the community, on behalf of the station. Examples include presentations to school groups and station tours. (D) Attachment "D" (See Public File) - Network "Core" Programming Episodic Information--Digital. (E) Attachment "E" (See Public File) - Additional Network Children's Programming. (F) Attachment "F" (See Public File) - Network Public Service Schedule. The NBC Television Network regularly schedules PSA's targeted to children 16 and under. These PSA's are broadcast by KXAS. (G) Attachment "G" (See Public File) - NBC Network Non-Broadcast Efforts (H) Attachment "H" (See Public File) - NBC Network On-Air Promotional Efforts (I) Note that no information is included in the Analog sections of the Form 398. NBC5/KXAS main channel is 100% digital and there are no analog broadcasts. Main channel programming is identified in the above sections. (J) Due to sports coverage (NHL, golf, soccer, tennis), several kids programs aired outside of their normal time periods. All of these shows were made good and viewers were notified of the changes. See Section 10 for make good details. Astroblast did not air on 10/12/14 due to Special News Coverage on Ebola in Dallas, TX. Chica Show aired partially on 10/12/14 due to Special News Coverage on Ebola in Dallas, TX. Due to a technical error on the COZI network on Sunday 10/12/14 during the airings of The New Howdy Doody Show and our stations' FCC commitments to air 3 hours of children's programming weekly, we adjusted network schedule to add another hour of E/I content. Please note the episodes that aired on 10/12/14 were rescheduled to re-air on 11/16/14 at 3:30pm CT and on 11/22/14 at 3:30pm CT.

Other Matters (11)

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Other Matters (1 of 11) Response
Program Title AQUA KIDS ADVENTURES II [KXAS 5.2 COZI TV]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT @ 9:00AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Aqua Kids provides a unique vehicle for young people to learn about the diversity of marine animals around the world, emphasizing the importance of preserving fragile aquatic habitats and encouraging children to take an active role in protecting the future of their community and the world. The program provides a window into the management and preservation of unique habitats and species through the eyes of kids and their hands-on collaboration with science researchers and educators. The messages delivered by Aqua Kids are given by a creative and resourceful host, Molly McKinney, whose scientific background is evident in the show. The other young hosts, whose ages range from pre-teen to late teens, are equally entertaining and informative. The young viewers identify with these young hosts and imagine themselves in the role of the scientist and as someone who could have a positive impact on the environment. The format of young student scientists presenting information on location in a variety of aquatic settings is both entertaining and informative. (Showplace TV Syndication)
Other Matters (2 of 11) Response
Program Title ASTROBLAST! [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUN @ 10:00AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Astroblast! is the space station and home of six animal characters in Bob Colar's book series of the same name. The space station is managed by an over-confident and exuberant commander, Comet the dog. The crew includes, Sputnik the pig, a very knowledgeable reader; Haley, a rabbit, Comet's true peer and an athlete; Radar, the monkey, who is somewhat self-involved, Jet, a silent alligator whose gestures and expressions are his mode of communication, and Sal, a congenial 3-eyed octopus who runs the counter in the Smoothie Shack, the space station cafe. While the space station supports the missions of a bizarre and diverse array of aliens, the Smoothie Shack is the hub of social interaction for the galaxy. There is always something happening at Astroblast! And everyone on the crew has plenty to learn to keep the community happy and on an even keel.
Other Matters (3 of 11) Response
Program Title AQUA KIDS ADVENTURES II [KXAS 5.2 COZI TV]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT @ 10:00AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Aqua Kids provides a unique vehicle for young people to learn about the diversity of marine animals around the world, emphasizing the importance of preserving fragile aquatic habitats and encouraging children to take an active role in protecting the future of their community and the world. The program provides a window into the management and preservation of unique habitats and species through the eyes of kids and their hands-on collaboration with science researchers and educators. The messages delivered by Aqua Kids are given by a creative and resourceful host, Molly McKinney, whose scientific background is evident in the show. The other young hosts, whose ages range from pre-teen to late teens, are equally entertaining and informative. The young viewers identify with these young hosts and imagine themselves in the role of the scientist and as someone who could have a positive impact on the environment. The format of young student scientists presenting information on location in a variety of aquatic settings is both entertaining and informative. (Showplace TV Syndication)
Other Matters (4 of 11) Response
Program Title NOODLE AND DOODLE [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT @ 11:30AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 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, an instructional series, features creating art projects and cooking projects around a specific theme. Host, Sean, drives around in a double-decker bus fully equipped with art supplies and a kitchen, ready for any assignment. The projects encourage parent engagement and often feature families working together to make something to display within the child's home. Sean's side-kick, Doggity, is an ever-faithful beagle who transforms into an animated character during interstitial trips to a parallel universe, set in a kitchen full of prank playing animated characters. The art projects typically promote utilizing recycled materials in order to demonstrate that creativity can transform something intended for one purpose into something that achieves a completely different goal.
Other Matters (5 of 11) Response
Program Title THE NEW HOWDY DOODY SHOW [KXAS 5.2 COZI TV]
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUN @ 9:00AM, 9:30AM, 10:00AM and 10:30AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 52
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. Howdy Doody is a 1975 series which is known to its viewers for Buffalo Bob in his cowboy attire and a cast of human characters such as Clarabell the Clown and Chief Thunderthud as well as puppets (i.e., Howdy Doody, Dilly Dally, Flub-a-Dub, etc.). Children sat on stage in the Peanut Gallery, thus making this show a forerunner of interactive programming we enjoy today. The primary value of the series is to educate and entertain elementary school-aged children. In addition, both older children and monitoring adults will find this series amusing and quite charming as Howdy Doody is a timeless character who has an interactive quality. Educationally, the series offers opportunities for parents and teachers to teach lessons related to language, character development, science, and listening skills.
Other Matters (6 of 11) Response
Program Title STEAL THE SHOW [KXAS 5.2 COZI]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT @ 10:30AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 52
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. Steal the Show provides CORE programming in the areas music, music composition, the music recording process and musical instruments. Ariel, Zoey and Eli Engelbert of the EI program Ariel & Zoey & Eli, Too work to write and record an album with Grammy Winner Jim Peterik. All aspect of the process are covered - 1) Creating the melody, 2) writing the lyric, 3) creating harmonies, 4) developing instrumentals and 5) recording the song in the studio. With schools across the country cutting funding to music related programs, Steal the Show fills an important void. Students will be empowered with the knowledge and skills they will broaden and hone as they follow Ariel, Zoey and Eli on their journey with one of the most prominent songwriters of the past 20 years. (Showplace TV Syndication)
Other Matters (7 of 11) Response
Program Title POPPY CAT [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT @ 11:00AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 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 the narrator's own 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.
Other Matters (8 of 11) Response
Program Title LAZYTOWN [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT @ 10:30AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. 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 (9 of 11) Response
Program Title THE CHICA SHOW [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUN @ 10:30AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Chica Show features a five-year-old "baby" chick who spends her days with her parents in their costume shop, the Coop. The shop's one employee, Kelly, doubles as Chica's nanny and the ensemble is rounded out with Bunji, a large floppy eared rabbit and Stitches, a straw mannequin that sits in the window. In each episode Chica develops or encounters a problem that she cannot immediately resolve. Usually her issues involve impulse control, distractibility, judgment, and inter-personal behaviors. She and Kelly usually work on the problem through an adventure-a fantasy transformation to animation-- where Bunji and Stitches come alive and join Chica and Kelly for the problem solving process. The core educational content is primarily socio-emotional development, and Chica learns how to express herself properly, think before she acts, and interact with others effectively. She often learns that it takes hard work and practice to become proficient at different skills.
Other Matters (10 of 11) Response
Program Title TREE FU TOM [KXAS 5.1 NBC]
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT @ 10:00AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Tree Fu Tom, is a live action/animated series about a little boy who lives in a rural area and has a rich fantasy life in the woods behind his home. Tom uses specific movements to summon up magic powers that permit him to morph into an animated hero and fly around in Treetopolis, the fantasy version of his woods. While in Treetopolis, Tom and his friends, Ariella, Twigs, Squirmturn and Zigzoo will invariably run into a problem or disaster that needs fixing. Tom calls upon the audience to practice original dance moves that will bring him "Big World" magic so he and his friends can resolve their challenge of the day. Educational messages reinforce positive socio-emotional content, with examples that model: being loyal to good friends, knowing how to ask for help, doing the right thing instead of what is convenient, making the effort to share rather than being selfish or relying on teamwork in order to accomplish a goal.
Other Matters (11 of 11) Response
Program Title ARIEL & ZOEY & ELI, TOO [KXAS 5.2 COZI TV]
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT @ 9:30AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Ariel & Zoey & Eli, Too (AZE2), a musical variety show that is driven by three siblings, empowers children to accomplish their goals and their dreams. AZE2 accomplishes this through interviewing people who excel in their profession and have a positive message for kids, introducing guests who perform different genres of music, and presenting musical performances by the cast members themselves. These cast musical performances show children they can write their own music and the importance of teamwork. Music on the show is produced by Emmy Award winner David Barrett. He and Brian Brill (another Emmy winner) ensure that the music is tailored for the young audience. All songs offer a positive message about life. Every episode begins with the song "Sweet Company which sends the positive message of friendship and ends with the singing of End of Another Day which encourages the viewer to stay optimistic about tomorrow. (Showplace TV Syndication)

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