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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:
0018223693
File Number:
CPR-164087
Submit Date:
01/09/2015
Call Sign:
KVLY-TV
Facility ID:
61961
City:
FARGO
State:
ND
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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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

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Contact Representatives (0)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Network Affiliation
Affiliated network NBC
Nielsen DMA Fargo-Valley City
Web Home Page Address www.valleynewslive.com

Digital Core Programming

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Question Response
State the average number of hours of Core Programming per week broadcast by the station on its main program stream 3.0
State the average number of hours per week of free over-the-air digital video programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream 258.0
State the average number of hours per week of Core Programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream. See 47 C.F.R. Section 73.671: 7.0
Does the Licensee provide information identifying each Core Program aired on its station, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides as required by 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? Yes
Does the Licensee certify that at least 50% of the Core Programming counted toward meeting the additional programming guideline (applied to free video programming aired on other than the main Yes No program stream) did not consist of program episodes that had already aired within the previous seven days either on the station's main program stream or on another of the station's free digital program streams? Yes

Digital Core Programs(16)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 16) Response
Program Title All in With Laila Ali (11.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sun 7:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 7
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. ALL IN, hosted by Laila Ali, scours the globe to track down compelling stories, profiling inspirational people, groundbreaking achievements and extraordinary lifestyles. Using a magazine format, the program focuses on the achievements of individuals, who, whether through sports, culture, travel or adventure, follow their dreams. The program illustrates for viewers important life lessons: the rewards of developing a passion for some subject or discipline, the importance of setting goals and the value of not giving up. The show not only encourages a positive sense of commitment to one's goals but also the idea that hard work can achieve very positive results. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 16) Response
Program Title Lazytown (11.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA / 10:30am
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. 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 that include playing games, competing athletically, and even building forts and play structures.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program Lazytown (11.1)
List date and time rescheduled 12/14/14 6:30am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2014-12-13
Episode # 12/13/14 LZT115
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (3 of 16) Response
Program Title Mystery Hunters (11.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA 9:00 & 9:30am
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. Mystery Hunters is an excellent example of a children's program that is innovative and empowering. Through critical observation, analytical thinking, and scientific testing, the series encourages children to question the world around them. Through both the travel aspect and investigation of ancient myths and mysteries, there is a profound focus on history, culture, geography, and international customs. The Mystery Hunters are Araya and Christina, regular kids with inquisitive minds, who travel the globe to investigate the sites and delve into the tales which have baffled people through the ages - looking for the Loch Ness monster, unraveling a smelly mummy, searching for Princess Anastasia, and learning the story of King Tut. Armed with a video camera and their instincts, they gather the facts and meet the experts, debunking common myths and offering explanations for legends, spooky stories, and unexplained phenomena. They use critical thinking and scientific reasoning to show that things are not always what they seem. Back at Discovery Mystery lab, Doubting Dave, the resident skeptical scientist, challenges viewers to send in their own mysteries, and then tackles the questions with experiments and logical explanations.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 16) Response
Program Title Game Changers With Kevin Frazier (11.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sun 7:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 7
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. GAME CHANGERS, hosted by "omg! Insider's" Kevin Frazier, highlights professional athletes who use their notoriety and success to make positive changes in the lives of people in need. The program offers a very positive opportunity to view sports figures in activities that reflect the ideas of good sportsmanship and civic mindedness. Profiled celebrities range from players who have set up charities for youngsters around the world to those who have put together foundations that support various initiatives in their own communities where they were raised as part of an effort to "give back." The show provides valuable lessons on the true meaning of sportsmanship and responsibility to society of those who have achieved great success. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 16) Response
Program Title Dr. Chris Pet Vet (11.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA / 9:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 7
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. Chronicling the adventures of Dr. Chris Brown, DR. CHRIS PET VET allows viewers unique insight into the life of one of the world's busiest vets and the animals that he treats. For those animals that require specialist services, Dr. Chris calls on his good friend and colleague Dr. Lisa Chimes, who works at a small animal specialist hospital. The show usually consists of three segments, following the doctor as he treats various animals that are in trouble and offering the viewer opportunities to understand the challenges a veterinarian daily faces. The series focuses on how the doctor investigates the individual problem and tries to develop solutions that on the surface would seem confounding to the viewer. As such the show not only offers a view into careers in and responsibility for taking care of pets, but also into problem solving strategies and behaviors. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 16) Response
Program Title Tree Fu Tom (11.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA / 10:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 1
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Tree Fu Tom is a live action/animated series about a little boy who lives in a rural area, yet 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 and relying on teamwork in order to accomplish a goal.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program Tree Fu Tom (11.1)
List date and time rescheduled 12/14/14 6:00am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2014-12-13
Episode # 12/13/14 TFT122
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (7 of 16) Response
Program Title Poppy Cat (11.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA / 11:00am
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 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 (8 of 16) Response
Program Title The Chica Show (11.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA / 9:30am
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 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 that 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 as 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 (9 of 16) Response
Program Title Astroblast (11.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA / 9:00am
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 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Astroblast!, based on the book series "Astroblast!" by author and illustrator Bob Kolar, is set on a space station in an unknown solar system. The station is populated by five animal characters and one 3-eyed octopus of unknown derivation. Each episode begins with an everyday conversation or incident that grows into a predicament of some sort needing a solution. While these predicaments take place on a space station populated by animal characters and aliens from different galaxies, the issues and resolutions resonate for a preschool audience. Through comedy and zippy action, our target audience sees how the characters learn lessons for practical living such as how to: keep track of things that belong to you, practice good habits, clean up a space when you've made a mess, rebound from a failure or embarrassing incident, or resist the urge to blame others for your mistakes.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 16) Response
Program Title Mystery Hunters (11.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sun 7:00& 7:30am
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. Mystery Hunters is an excellent example of a children's program that is innovative and empowering. Through critical observation, analytical thinking, and scientific testing, the series encourages children to question the world around them. Through both the travel aspect and investigation of ancient myths and mysteries, there is a profound focus on history, culture, geography, and international customs. The Mystery Hunters are Araya and Christina, regular kids with inquisitive minds, who travel the globe to investigate the sites and delve into the tales which have baffled people through the ages - looking for the Loch Ness monster, unraveling a smelly mummy, searching for Princess Anastasia, and learning the story of King Tut. Armed with a video camera and their instincts, they gather the facts and meet the experts, debunking common myths and offering explanations for legends, spooky stories, and unexplained phenomena. They use critical thinking and scientific reasoning to show that things are not always what they seem. Back at Discovery Mystery lab, Doubting Dave, the resident skeptical scientist, challenges viewers to send in their own mysteries, and then tackles the questions with experiments and logical explanations.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (11 of 16) Response
Program Title Green Screen Adventures (11.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sa 7:00 & 7:30am
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 7 years to 15 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Green Screen Adventures presents stories and drawings by elementary school students from 2nd to 8th grade. School administrators, classroom teachers, and families can submit students works. Our creative cast of improv actors makes the writing come to life using story theatre, game shows, and puppetry. The educational goals are to encourage children to be enthusiastic about writing and reading, to help students build a foundation for writing, critical thinking, and problem solving, to promote character development as the diverse cast demonstrates cooperation and mutual respect, and to provide educators with innovative and entertaining ways to teach their students.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (12 of 16) Response
Program Title Innovation Nation (11.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA / 10:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 7
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 Henry Ford's INNOVATION NATION, hosted by Mo Rocca, features the celebration of the inventor's spirit - from historic scientific pioneers throughout past centuries to the forward-looking visionaries of today. Each episode tells the dramatic stories behind the world's greatest inventions, and the perseverance, passion and price required to bring them to life. The program includes segments focusing on 'what if it never happened' and 'the innovation by accident,' and has a strong focus on 'junior geniuses' who are changing the face of technology. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (13 of 16) Response
Program Title Recipe Rehab (11.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA 10:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 7
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 week, host Evette Rios, recently a field correspondent and roving reporter for "The Chew," helps American families modify and update a high-calorie family recipe. First, two chefs face off in a head-to-head competition to give the recipes a nutritious low-calorie twist. After making each rehabbed recipe in its own kitchen, the family chooses its new favorite. This recipe makeover challenge teaches viewers about the nutritional value of different foods, promotes the use of healthy, wholesome ingredients, and demonstrates that healthy food choices can have positive effects on viewers' quality of life. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (14 of 16) Response
Program Title Travel Thru History (11.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA 8:00 & 8:30am
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. With its travelogue format, compelling back stories, and upbeat young narrator, the Travel Thru History series entices young adults to learn more about American history. The various episodes focus on American cities and vacation destinations that have more than natural beauty and theme parks to offer. The series uses beautiful photography and brief well-edited interviews with curators and other on-site authorities, as well as graphics, vintage photos, and film footage to set a pace that will keep a busy young mind engaged.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (15 of 16) Response
Program Title Noodle and Doodle (11.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA / 11:30am
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 art 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 (11.1)
List date and time rescheduled 10/25/14 8:30am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2014-10-25
Episode # 10/25/14 NAD102
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Noodle and Doodle (11.1)
List date and time rescheduled 11/29/14 8:30am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2014-11-29
Episode # 11/29/14 NAD125
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #3

Questions Response
Title of Program Noodle and Doodle (11.1)
List date and time rescheduled 12/6/14 8:30am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2014-12-06
Episode # 12/6/14 NAD121
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #4

Questions Response
Title of Program Noodle and Doodle (11.1)
List date and time rescheduled 10/4/14 8:30am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2014-10-04
Episode # 10/4/14 NAD107
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #5

Questions Response
Title of Program Noodle and Doodle (11.1)
List date and time rescheduled 11/22/14 8:30am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2014-11-22
Episode # 11/22/14 NAD113
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #6

Questions Response
Title of Program Noodle and Doodle (11.1)
List date and time rescheduled 11/8/14 8:30am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2014-11-08
Episode # 11/8/14 NAD101
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #7

Questions Response
Title of Program Noodle and Doodle (11.1)
List date and time rescheduled 10/18/14 8:30am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2014-10-18
Episode # 10/18/14 NAD104
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #8

Questions Response
Title of Program Noodle and Doodle (11.1)
List date and time rescheduled 12/20/14 8:30am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2014-12-20
Episode # 12/20/14 NAD116
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (16 of 16) Response
Program Title Lucky Dog (11.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA / 9.00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 7
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. Animal trainer Brandon McMillan operates a training facility known as the Lucky Dog Ranch, where his mission is to rescue hard-to-love and untrained dogs and find them homes. The show focuses on exercising responsibility and on developing a sense of appreciation for life and animals. Life lessons are an integral part of the overarching theme of rescuing these animals from death and providing a second chance for life. Following McMillan's investigations into how to retrain these animals to make them welcome members in the homes of families is both educational and inspirational - encouraging this demographic to become sensitive to our own and others behavior and teaching how we as individuals can make a difference. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
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 Jim Wareham
Address 1350 21st Avenue South
City Fargo
State ND
Zip 58103
Telephone Number 701-237-5211
Email Address jimw@valleynewslive.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. Gray Television, the owner of KVLY, acquired the CBS affiliation for this market in November 2014. It began airing CBS programming on KVLY 11.2 on November 12th, 2014. The CBS Children's programming ran on KVLY 11.2 for seven weeks during this quarter - from November 12th, 2014 forward. During the period November 12th, 2014 thru November 30th, 2014, CBS programming was broadcast simultaneous on both KXJB 4.1 (the previous affiliate) and KVLY 11.2. Beginning December 1, 2014, CBS programming was aired only on KVLY.

Other Matters (16)

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Other Matters (1 of 16) Response
Program Title Game Changers With Kevin Frazier (11.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sun / 7:30am
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. GAME CHANGERS, hosted by "omg! Insider's" Kevin Frazier, highlights professional athletes who use their notoriety and success to make positive changes in the lives of people in need. The program offers a very positive opportunity to view sports figures in activities that reflect the ideas of good sportsmanship and civic mindedness. Profiled celebrities range from players who have set up charities for youngsters around the world to those who have put together foundations that support various initiatives in their own communities where they were raised as part of an effort to "give back." The show provides valuable lessons on the true meaning of sportsmanship and responsibility to society of those who have achieved great success. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (2 of 16) Response
Program Title Tree Fu Tom (11.1)
Origination Network
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 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 (3 of 16) Response
Program Title Lazytown (11.1)
Origination Network
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 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 (4 of 16) Response
Program Title Green Screen Adventures (11.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sa / 7:00 & 7:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 7 years to 15 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Green Screen Adventures presents stories and drawings by elementary school students from 2nd to 8th grade. School administrators, classroom teachers, and families can submit students works. Our creative cast of improv actors makes the writing come to life using story theatre, game shows, and puppetry. The educational goals are to encourage children to be enthusiastic about writing and reading, to help students build a foundation for writing, critical thinking, and problem solving, to promote character development as the diverse cast demonstrates cooperation and mutual respect, and to provide educators with innovative and entertaining ways to teach their students.
Other Matters (5 of 16) Response
Program Title Lucky Dog (11.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA / 9:00am
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. Animal trainer Brandon McMillan operates a training facility known as the Lucky Dog Ranch, where his mission is to rescue hard-to-love and untrained dogs and find them homes. The show focuses on exercising responsibility and on developing a sense of appreciation for life and animals. Life lessons are an integral part of the overarching theme of rescuing these animals from death and providing a second chance for life. Following McMillan's investigations into how to retrain these animals to make them welcome members in the homes of families is both educational and inspirational - encouraging this demographic to become sensitive to our own and others behavior and teaching how we as individuals can make a difference. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (6 of 16) Response
Program Title Recipe Rehab (11.2)
Origination Network
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. Each week, host Evette Rios, recently a field correspondent and roving reporter for "The Chew," helps American families modify and update a high-calorie family recipe. First, two chefs face off in a head-to-head competition to give the recipes a nutritious low-calorie twist. After making each rehabbed recipe in its own kitchen, the family chooses its new favorite. This recipe makeover challenge teaches viewers about the nutritional value of different foods, promotes the use of healthy, wholesome ingredients, and demonstrates that healthy food choices can have positive effects on viewers' quality of life. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (7 of 16) Response
Program Title All in With Laila Ali (11.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sun / 7:00am
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. ALL IN, hosted by Laila Ali, scours the globe to track down compelling stories, profiling inspirational people, groundbreaking achievements and extraordinary lifestyles. Using a magazine format, the program focuses on the achievements of individuals, who, whether through sports, culture, travel or adventure, follow their dreams. The program illustrates for viewers important life lessons: the rewards of developing a passion for some subject or discipline, the importance of setting goals and the value of not giving up. The show not only encourages a positive sense of commitment to one's goals but also the idea that hard work can achieve very positive results. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (8 of 16) Response
Program Title Mystery Hunters
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA 9:00 & 9:30am
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. Mystery Hunters is an excellent example of a children's program that is innovative and empowering. Through critical observation, analytical thinking, and scientific testing, the series encourages children to question the world around them. Through both the travel aspect and investigation of ancient myths and mysteries, there is a profound focus on history, culture, geography, and international customs. The Mystery Hunters are Araya and Christina, regular kids with inquisitive minds, who travel the globe to investigate the sites and delve into the tales which have baffled people through the ages - looking for the Loch Ness monster, unraveling a smelly mummy, searching for Princess Anastasia, and learning the story of King Tut. Armed with a video camera and their instincts, they gather the facts and meet the experts, debunking common myths and offering explanations for legends, spooky stories, and unexplained phenomena. They use critical thinking and scientific reasoning to show that things are not always what they seem. Back at Discovery Mystery lab, Doubting Dave, the resident skeptical scientist, challenges viewers to send in their own mysteries, and then tackles the questions with experiments and logical explanations.
Other Matters (9 of 16) Response
Program Title Astroblast (11.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA/9:00AM
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. based on the book series "Astroblast!" by author and illustrator Bob Kolar, is set on a space station in an unknown solar system. The station is populated by five animal characters and one 3-eyed octopus of unknown derivation. Each episode begins with an everyday conversation or incident that grows into a predicament of some sort needing a solution. While these predicaments take place on a space station populated by animal characters and aliens from different galaxies, the issues and resolutions resonate for a preschool audience. Through comedy and zippy action, our target audience sees how the characters learn lessons for practical living such as how to: keep track of things that belong to you, practice good habits, clean up a space when you've made a mess, rebound from a failure or embarrassing incident, or resist the urge to blame others for your mistakes.
Other Matters (10 of 16) Response
Program Title Mystery Hunters
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sun 7:00 & 7:30am
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. Mystery Hunters is an excellent example of a children's program that is innovative and empowering. Through critical observation, analytical thinking, and scientific testing, the series encourages children to question the world around them. Through both the travel aspect and investigation of ancient myths and mysteries, there is a profound focus on history, culture, geography, and international customs. The Mystery Hunters are Araya and Christina, regular kids with inquisitive minds, who travel the globe to investigate the sites and delve into the tales which have baffled people through the ages - looking for the Loch Ness monster, unraveling a smelly mummy, searching for Princess Anastasia, and learning the story of King Tut. Armed with a video camera and their instincts, they gather the facts and meet the experts, debunking common myths and offering explanations for legends, spooky stories, and unexplained phenomena. They use critical thinking and scientific reasoning to show that things are not always what they seem. Back at Discovery Mystery lab, Doubting Dave, the resident skeptical scientist, challenges viewers to send in their own mysteries, and then tackles the questions with experiments and logical explanations.
Other Matters (11 of 16) Response
Program Title Poppy Cat (11.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA/11:00AM
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. 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, 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.
Other Matters (12 of 16) Response
Program Title The Chica Show (11.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA/9:30AM
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 (13 of 16) Response
Program Title Noodle & Doodle (11.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA11:30AM
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 (14 of 16) Response
Program Title Travel Thru History (11.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sa / 8:00 & 8:30am
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. With its travelogue format, compelling back stories, and upbeat young narrator, the Travel Thru History series entices young adults to learn more about American history. The various episodes focus on American cities and vacation destinations that have more than natural beauty and theme parks to offer. The series uses beautiful photography and brief well-edited interviews with curators and other on-site authorities, as well as graphics, vintage photos, and film footage to set a pace that will keep a busy young mind engaged.
Other Matters (15 of 16) Response
Program Title Dr. Chris Pet Vet (11.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA / 9:30am
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. Chronicling the adventures of Dr. Chris Brown, DR. CHRIS PET VET allows viewers unique insight into the life of one of the world's busiest vets and the animals that he treats. For those animals that require specialist services, Dr. Chris calls on his good friend and colleague Dr. Lisa Chimes, who works at a small animal specialist hospital. The show usually consists of three segments, following the doctor as he treats various animals that are in trouble and offering the viewer opportunities to understand the challenges a veterinarian daily faces. The series focuses on how the doctor investigates the individual problem and tries to develop solutions that on the surface would seem confounding to the viewer. As such the show not only offers a view into careers in and responsibility for taking care of pets, but also into problem solving strategies and behaviors. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (16 of 16) Response
Program Title Innovation Nation (11.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sa / 10:00am
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 Henry Ford's INNOVATION NATION, hosted by Mo Rocca, features the celebration of the inventor's spirit - from historic scientific pioneers throughout past centuries to the forward-looking visionaries of today. Each episode tells the dramatic stories behind the world's greatest inventions, and the perseverance, passion and price required to bring them to life. The program includes segments focusing on 'what if it never happened' and 'the innovation by accident,' and has a strong focus on 'junior geniuses' who are changing the face of technology. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.

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