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

FRN:
0005019195
File Number:
CPR-124316
Submit Date:
10/07/2011
Call Sign:
KDSM-TV
Facility ID:
56527
City:
DES MOINES
State:
IA
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
10/07/2011
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Third Quarter of 2011

General Information

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Attachments Are attachments (other than associated schedules) being filed with this application?

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

Contact Representatives (0)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Network Affiliation
Affiliated network FOX
Nielsen DMA Des Moines-Ames
Web Home Page Address www.kdsm.com

Digital Core Programming

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Question Response
State the average number of hours of Core Programming per week broadcast by the station on its main program stream 4.0
State the average number of hours per week of free over-the-air digital video programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream 336.0
State the average number of hours per week of Core Programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream. See 47 C.F.R. Section 73.671: 6.0
Does the Licensee provide information identifying each Core Program aired on its station, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides as required by 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? Yes
Does the Licensee certify that at least 50% of the Core Programming counted toward meeting the additional programming guideline (applied to free video programming aired on other than the main Yes No program stream) did not consist of program episodes that had already aired within the previous seven days either on the station's main program stream or on another of the station's free digital program streams? Yes

Digital Core Programs(17)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 17) Response
Program Title Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wednesday, 7/6 - 9/14, 8:30a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 9 years to 11 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The series is designed to build problem-solving and informational management skills and to model the pro-social values and behaviors associated with enduring friendships and effective teamwork. Problem solving themes are illustrated in each episode which also demonstrate fundamental principles of gathering, evaluating, and interpreting information and using it to imagine, present and test plausible scenarios. It is the intent of the series to motivate children to see critical thinking and team problem-solving as exciting, fun, and within their capacity. This program aired on the main digital stream.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 17) Response
Program Title Teen Kids News
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 7/2 - 9/24, 9:00a & 9:30a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program produces weekly educational features such as, "College and You" (tips for choosing and getting into college), and "Word," (vocabulary skills training), as well as informational features for teens, such as reports about healthy eating, driving tips for new drivers, and avoiding internet predators. The show has been designed to meet the needs of children and young adolescents with a unique curiosity about their world, with weekly headlines that present the news in a teen appropriate manner. The program stimulates curiosity, develops learning and cognition, listening and thinking skills, and serves as an enhancement of a teen's academic and educational experience. This program aired on the secondary digital stream, TheCoolTV, channel 17.2.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 17) Response
Program Title Wild Ltd
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wednesday, 9/21 & 9/28, 8:30a
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 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Each episode the cameras follow Game Ranger Michelle Garforth-Venter, on her adventures both on land and under the water. Michelle meets researchers and veterinarians and learns about their work - suggesting job opportunities in the conservation world. Michelle always teaches about the anatomy of the species at hand, the conservation listing and why/how we can better preserve their population numbers. Each episode is designed to reveal to children the value of wild spaces and the creatures that live within. This program aired on the main digital stream.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 17) Response
Program Title Real Life 101
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 7/2 - 9/24, 7:30a
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. Real Life 101 presents real people pursuing real jobs and careers in an educational and informational format designed to help its viewers make important decisions about preparing for the future. The careers and people featured are carefully selected in order to present vivid impressions that can be used by the series' young audience. This program aired on the secondary digital stream, TheCoolTV, channel 17.2.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 17) Response
Program Title Elizabeth Stanton's Great Big World
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Monday, 9/1/ & 9/26, 8:30a
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 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Elizabeth and her celebrity friends travel around the world volunteering to help those in need. The series combines exciting, fun and diverse experiences of world exploration with life-changing volunteer opportunities. Various age-appropriate global views are introduced to the young audience through in-depth and thoughtful interviews. In addition, the experiences of Elizabeth and her friends help inspire teens to engage in selfless, helping behaviors, and educate them on where and how to find volunteer opportunities. This program aired on the main digital stream.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 17) Response
Program Title Liberty's Kids
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tuesday, 7/5 - 9/13, 8:30a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 7 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Ben Franklin hires an American teenaged boy, a young English lady and a French orphaned boy as reporters during the Revolution for his newspaper the Pennsylvania Gazette. Through these reporters and their travels to ordinary homes, battlefields from Virginia to Massachusetts and the royal courts of France and England, the viewer is exposed to the issues which prompted the colonies to seek freedom. Through the explanation of these issues by such historical figures as Jefferson and Paine, the viewer also learns the impact theses issues have on the lives of ordinary citizens. This program aired on the main digital stream.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 17) Response
Program Title Will & Dewitt
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Monday,7/4 - 9/12, 8:30a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
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 3 years to 7 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Will & Dewitt uses fantasy, fun, music and rhyme to provide young viewers with an enticing model for learning, growing and being. A little kid's world is apt to be replete with challenges and conundrums, as well as enjoyment and satisfaction. How does one deal with the possibility of monsters in a darkened room, the adventure of the first day of school, the necessity to mark your artwork with your name, the difficulty of finding something to do on a rainy day, or tying your shoes for the first time? On an episode by episode basis, Will and Dewitt, along with their human and animal friends, face these challenges and more, often overcoming them by means of their own brand of ingenuity and perseverance, mixed with an ample dose of joy and humor. As they do so, Will and Dewitt point up the fact that it's okay to be fallible in the course of learning. The boy and his frog, just like real little kids, commonly make mistakes and errors of judgment which at the time may seem monumental, but in reality serve as motivators of growth, change and true accomplishment. Along with this essential skill-based and pro-social education, the series also gives viewers an opportunity to learn and practice those primary knowledge-based understandings and skills on which much future learning is based. Along with Will and Dewitt, children work with the alphabet, language, numbers, directions, sequences, and colors. This program aired on the main digital stream.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 17) Response
Program Title This Week in Baseball
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 7/2 - 9/24, 2:30p
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. Highlights the pro-social on-and-off the field activities of MLB's leading players and coaches. Working with the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE), "This Week in Baseball" seeks to provide today's youth with educational messages that can have an impact on development of positive lifestyle behaviors. The program portrays the positive outcomes that result from dedication, hard work, self-discipline, teamwork, practice and personal responsibilities. The program also relates the achievements and experiences of baseball players to potential achievements in life. This program aired on the main digital stream.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 17) Response
Program Title Eco Company
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Friday, 7/1, 7:30a, 7/8 - 9/30, 8:30a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
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. This is a teen-hosted program that profiles individuals and organizations committed to environmental issues, reports on the latest recycling and nature conservation efforts and advances in renewable energies and carbon footprint-reducing technology, and offers advice on how to be more eco-wise while performing daily activities. The show also includes "eco bytes" (bits of trivia related to environmental issues) and video footage uploaded by teen viewers to the show's website. This kid-friendly series uses peer reporting to address various environmental issues from a youthful point of view. By doing so, it enthusiastically encourages young adults to become more proactive about environmentalism rather than just talking about the importance of living green. It also stresses the positive impact that young people's efforts, no matter how small they might seem, can have on the larger world around them. This program aired on the main digital stream.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 17) Response
Program Title Gina D's Kids Club
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 7/2 - 9/3, 7:00a, 7:30a, 8:00a, 8:30a, 9:00a & 9:30a, 9/10 - 9/24, 7:00a, 7:30a, 8:00a, 8:
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 75
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 2 years to 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Gina D is a fun loving, positive role model who has the demeanor and appearance of a young teacher and is playful in her approach to her target audience. In addition to puppets and animated characters, Gina D is surrounded by a group of whimsical characters which include Simon, Miss Muffin the Cook, Mr. Pockets and Pierre. As the program takes on an interactive quality through questions and reactions from Gina to a multi-culturally diverse group of youngsters who are sometimes on and off camera, she attains and maintains the attention of young children to help further develop their self-image, social skills, math readiness, and reading readiness. Various themes throughout the program may include bike safety, not talking to strangers, and stopping at traffic lights. Through different scenarios and easily learned original songs, these lessons are imparted to the target audience. This program aired on the tertiary digital stream, The Country Network, channel 17.3.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (11 of 17) Response
Program Title Career Day
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 7/2 - 9/24, 7:00a
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. This show guides young people to potential career paths. This program best illustrates our commitment to family in the example of take your kids to work for a day. The show features inspirational interviews with successful celebrities, entrepreneurs and business people from world renowned brain surgeons to marine biologists that share their stories with young people about their careers. This motivational show is fun and exciting and tries to help kids answer the age old question: "What do I want to be when I grow up?". This program aired on the main digital stream.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (12 of 17) Response
Program Title Wild America
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Thursday, 9/2 & 9/29, 8:30a
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 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The goal of this series is to create a television experience that teens can identify with and learn valuable life lessons and teach them about the importance of the natural world surrounding them. Wild America is the only nature series to focus exclusively on the natural heritage of America's backyards, woodlots, fields and ponds. Host Maury Stouffer brings an awareness of how all wildlife, ecosystems, and people are bound together and why we must work together and why we must work to protect the fragile web of life. This program aired on the main digital stream.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (13 of 17) Response
Program Title Beta Records TV
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 7/2 - 9/24, 7:00a
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. This program is an educational and instructional music-centric series. It follows a magazine format with segments ranging from major and indie artist interviews, tutorials and how-tos, producer and music executive tips, internet heroes, The Vault (legendary artists), and music as it pertains to fashion and pop culture. It provides a good impetus for teens to commit to their music education, giving them a positive medium for reaching their career goals. Hosts interview up-and-coming musical artists about their inspirations, emphasizing their education, and showing teens how they can make their own voices heard. Attributes and advice, emphasized by the hosts and their guests, instill a grounded balance of priorities, commitment and perseverance teens can apply to their lives. This program aired on the secondary digital stream, TheCoolTV, channel 17.2.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (14 of 17) Response
Program Title Dragonfly TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 7/2 - 9/24, 7:30a
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. This program highlights children "doing" projects with real hands-on experience and demonstrates practical applications of mathematics and science. It introduces young viewers to a variety of scientific disciplines and challenges them in critical thinking and problem solving skills, while providing valuable information to reach answers. Each episode is engaging, entertaining and educational in structure, allowing children to investigate science on their own. This program aired on the main digital stream.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (15 of 17) Response
Program Title M@dAbout
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tuesday, 9/20 & 9/27, 8:30a, Thursday, 7/7 - 9/15, 8:30a
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. M@dAbout conveys important messages about life skills like personal finance, health and nutrition, fitness, conservation and decision making in a fun and entertaining way. Each episode relies on a small company of skilled comedic actors to explore significant topics within a subject area. It incorporates comic monologues, sketch and improvisational comedy, eye-catching animation, music videos, humorous "man on the street" interviews, and viewer-created questions about life's issues. This program aired on the main digital stream.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (16 of 17) Response
Program Title Ultimate Choce
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 7/2 - 9/24, 8:00a & 8:30a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Ultimate Choice Florida" and "Ultimate Choice Real Girls" provides an opportunity for its young viewers to learn more about themselves and their lives, as well as to develop their own convictions about each of the moral issues explored and discussed on this television series. In "Ultimate Choice Florida" each episode presents the teens with a heart stopping extreme adventure along with an opportunity to discuss that experience and its application to major real life issues. "Ultimate Choice Real Girls" follows five diverse young women who are invited to join a revolution, a revolution to live a dramatically different life than dictated by the pop culture. These "real" girls are brought to an incredible house on the water, introduced to their new weekly routine, and time with their new mentors. Each episode brings teens face-to-face with challenges that have lifelong implications; they share thoughts that are designed to shape the values that will guide them throughout their lives. Issues discussed include: drugs, compromise, resolving conflict, teamwork, fear, and self control. This program aired on the secondary digital stream, TheCoolTV, channel 17.2.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (17 of 17) Response
Program Title Children Talk
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 9/10 - 9/24, 9:30a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 3
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 2 years to 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Children Talk is a weekly half-hour series where children talk about what they know and learn about what they don't know. Featuring nationally known ventriloquist Taylor Mason, each weekly episode provides young viewers with an educational experience by visiting a variety of locations with historical or scientific significance. Visits are combined with practical demonstrations and useful information for building important life skills. Series includes an interview segment where children participate in a question and answer session on what they have learned. This program aired on the tertiary digital stream, The Country Network, channel 17.3.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (0)

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Sponsored Core Programming (0)

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Liaison Contact

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Question Response
Does the Licensee publicize the existence and location of the station's Children's Television Programming Reports (FCC 398) as required by 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3526(e)(11)(iii)? Yes
Name of children's programming liaison Roni Dixon - Programming Coordinator
Address 4023 Fleur Drive
City Des Moines
State IA
Zip 50321
Telephone Number 515-256-2622
Email Address rdixon@kdsm.sbgnet.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. PSAs that promoted health, safety, education, volunteer and environmental issues: Kid Asthma, Fire Safety, Dropout Prevention, Pet Adoption, Forest - Other You. The KDSM Kids Club focuses on health, safety, literacy and environmental issues with programs that contain contests, games, crafts and educational ideas. Activities for this Quarter focused on: getting ready to go back to school, animals and getting to know ourselves.

Other Matters (13)

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Other Matters (1 of 13) Response
Program Title Ulitmate Choice
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10/1 - 12/31, 8:00a & 8:30a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 28
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. "Ultimate Choice Florida" and "Ultimate Choice Real Girls" provides an opportunity for its young viewers to learn more about themselves and their lives, as well as to develop their own convictions about each of the moral issues explored and discussed on this television series. In "Ultimate Choice Florida" each episode presents the teens with a heart stopping extreme adventure along with an opportunity to discuss that experience and its application to major real life issues. "Ultimate Choice Real Girls" follows five diverse young women who are invited to join a revolution, a revolution to live a dramatically different life than dictated by the pop culture. These "real" girls are brought to an incredible house on the water, introduced to their new weekly routine, and time with their new mentors. Each episode brings teens face-to-face with challenges that have lifelong implications; they share thoughts that are designed to shape the values that will guide them throughout their lives. Issues discussed include: drugs, compromise, resolving conflict, teamwork, fear, and self control. This program will air on the secondary digital stream, TheCoolTV, channel 17.2.
Other Matters (2 of 13) Response
Program Title Elizabeth Stanton's Great Big World
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Monday, 10/3 - 12/26, 8:30a
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. Elizabeth and her celebrity friends travel around the world volunteering to help those in need. The series combines exciting, fun and diverse experiences of world exploration with life-changing volunteer opportunities. Various age-appropriate global views are introduced to the young audience through in-depth and thoughtful interviews. In addition, the experiences of Elizabeth and her friends help inspire teens to engage in selfless, helping behaviors, and educate them on where and how to find volunteer opportunities. This program will air on the main digital stream.
Other Matters (3 of 13) Response
Program Title Gina D's Kids Club
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10/1 - 12/31, 7:00a, 7:30a, 8:00a, 8:30a, & 9:00a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 70
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Gina D is a fun loving, positive role model who has the demeanor and appearance of a young teacher and is playful in her approach to her target audience. In addition to puppets and animated characters, Gina D is surrounded by a group of whimsical characters which include Simon, Miss Muffin the Cook, Mr. Pockets and Pierre. As the program takes on an interactive quality through questions and reactions from Gina to a multi-culturally diverse group of youngsters who are sometimes on and off camera, she attains and maintains the attention of young children to help further develop their self-image, social skills, math readiness, and reading readiness. Various themes throughout the program may include bike safety, not talking to strangers, and stopping at traffic lights. Through different scenarios and easily learned original songs, these lessons are imparted to the target audience. This program will airon the tertiary digital stream, The Country Network, channel 17.3.
Other Matters (4 of 13) Response
Program Title Wild America
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Thursday, 10/6 - 12/29, 8:30a
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 goal of this series is to create a television experience that teens can identify with and learn valuable life lessons and teach them about the importance of the natural world surrounding them. Wild America is the only nature series to focus exclusively on the natural heritage of America's backyards, woodlots, fields and ponds. Host Maury Stouffer brings an awareness of how all wildlife, ecosystems, and people are bound together and why we must work together and why we must work to protect the fragile web of life. This program will air on the main digital stream.
Other Matters (5 of 13) Response
Program Title Teen Kids News
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10/1 - 12/31, 9:00a & 9:30a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 28
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. This program produces weekly educational features such as, "College and You" (tips for choosing and getting into college), and "Word," (vocabulary skills training), as well as informational features for teens, such as reports about healthy eating, driving tips for new drivers, and avoiding internet predators. The show has been designed to meet the needs of children and young adolescents with a unique curiosity about their world, with weekly headlines that present the news in a teen appropriate manner. The program stimulates curiosity, develops learning and cognition, listening and thinking skills, and serves as an enhancement of a teen's academic and educational experience. This program will air on the secondary digital stream, TheCoolTV, channel 17.2.
Other Matters (6 of 13) Response
Program Title Beta Records TV
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10/1 - 12/31, 7:00a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
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. This program is an educational and instructional music-centric series. It follows a magazine format with segments ranging from major and indie artist interviews, tutorials and how-tos, producer and music executive tips, internet heroes, The Vault (legendary artists), and music as it pertains to fashion and pop culture. It provides a good impetus for teens to commit to their music education, giving them a positive medium for reaching their career goals. Hosts interview up-and-coming musical artists about their inspirations, emphasizing their education, and showing teens how they can make their own voices heard. Attributes and advice, emphasized by the hosts and their guests, instill a grounded balance of priorities, commitment and perseverance teens can apply to their lives. This program will air on the secondary digital stream, TheCoolTV, channel 17.2.
Other Matters (7 of 13) Response
Program Title Children Talk
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10/1 - 12/31, 9:30a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Children Talk is a weekly half-hour series where children talk about what they know and learn about what they don't know. Featuring nationally known ventriloquist Taylor Mason, each weekly episode provides young viewers with an educational experience by visiting a variety of locations with historical or scientific significance. Visits are combined with practical demonstrations and useful information for building important life skills. Series includes an interview segment where children participate in a question and answer session on what they have learned. This program will air on the tertiary digital stream, The Country Network, channel 17.3.
Other Matters (8 of 13) Response
Program Title Dragonfly TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10/1 - 12/31, 7:30a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
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. This program highlights children "doing" projects with real hands-on experience and demonstrates practical applications of mathematics and science. It introduces young viewers to a variety of scientific disciplines and challenges them in critical thinking and problem solving skills, while providing valuable information to reach answers. Each episode is engaging, entertaining and educational in structure, allowing children to investigate science on their own. This program will air on the main digital stream.
Other Matters (9 of 13) Response
Program Title Wild Ltd
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wednesday, 10/5 - 12/28, 8:30a
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. Each episode the cameras follow Game Ranger Michelle Garforth-Venter, on her adventures both on land and under the water. Michelle meets researchers and veterinarians and learns about their work - suggesting job opportunities in the conservation world. Michelle always teaches about the anatomy of the species at hand, the conservation listing and why/how we can better preserve their population numbers. Each episode is designed to reveal to children the value of wild spaces and the creatures that live within. This program will air on the main digital stream.
Other Matters (10 of 13) Response
Program Title Eco Company
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Friday, 10/7 - 12/30, 8:30a
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. This is a teen-hosted program that profiles individuals and organizations committed to environmental issues, reports on the latest recycling and nature conservation efforts and advances in renewable energies and carbon footprint-reducing technology, and offers advice on how to be more eco-wise while performing daily activities. The show also includes "eco bytes" (bits of trivia related to environmental issues) and video footage uploaded by teen viewers to the show's website. This kid-friendly series uses peer reporting to address various environmental issues from a youthful point of view. By doing so, it enthusiastically encourages young adults to become more proactive about environmentalism rather than just talking about the importance of living green. It also stresses the positive impact that young people's efforts, no matter how small they might seem, can have on the larger world around them. This program will air on the main digital stream.
Other Matters (11 of 13) Response
Program Title M@dAbout
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tuesday, 10/4 - 12/27, 8:30a
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. M@dAbout conveys important messages about life skills like personal finance, health and nutrition, fitness, conservation and decision making in a fun and entertaining way. Each episode relies on a small company of skilled comedic actors to explore significant topics within a subject area. It incorporates comic monologues, sketch and improvisational comedy, eye-catching animation, music videos, humorous "man on the street" interviews, and viewer-created questions about life's issues. This program will air on the main digital stream.
Other Matters (12 of 13) Response
Program Title Real Life 101
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10/1 - 12/31, 7:30a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
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. Real Life 101 presents real people pursuing real jobs and careers in an educational and informational format designed to help its viewers make important decisions about preparing for the future. The careers and people featured are carefully selected in order to present vivid impressions that can be used by the series' young audience. This program will air on the secondary digital stream, TheCoolTV, channel 17.2.
Other Matters (13 of 13) Response
Program Title Career Day
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10/1 - 12/31, 7:00a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
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. This show guides young people to potential career paths. This program best illustrates our commitment to family in the example of take your kids to work for a day. The show features inspirational interviews with successful celebrities, entrepreneurs and business people from world renowned brain surgeons to marine biologists that share their stories with young people about their careers. This motivational show is fun and exciting and tries to help kids answer the age old question: "What do I want to be when I grow up?". This program will air on the main digital stream.

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