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

FRN:
0018223693
File Number:
CPR-171675
Submit Date:
07/10/2015
Call Sign:
WIS
Facility ID:
13990
City:
COLUMBIA
State:
SC
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
07/10/2015
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Second Quarter of 2015

General Information

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

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

Contact Representatives (0)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Network Affiliation
Affiliated network NBC
Nielsen DMA Columbia SC
Web Home Page Address www.wistv.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(20)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 20) Response
Program Title On the Spot (Digital Multicast Only-THIS TV 10.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sun. 12:30pm (04/05/15-06/28/15)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. On The Spot is a series tapping knowledge across a series of subject areas: geography, art,technology, science, math, history, language, music, and sports. It also addresses general cultural knowledge. The format is a series of seemingly random questions to individuals who are either of school age or adults past the age of high school graduation. There are three fundamental educational benefits to this format. First, it taps into fact retrieval in the curriculum. Second, and more important, it expands the information beyond fact retrieval. Third, and most important,it addresses what educators call non-cognitive factors for student success. These are factors that can measurably improve student achievement without specifically involving material to be tested. These include self-esteem and frames in which students see learning occurring. By removing information from the academic silos where it is generally taught and moving it, literally, to the mall, it forces a synthesis that is difficult to achieve in an academic setting. The fact that correct answers are giving by diverse ethnicities and ages, by both genders, and not by stereotypes of smart people' is essential. It means that anyone can own information. The fact that young people will see this on television in a non-academic setting is also very important. Whatever the curriculum or information, knowledge becomes the star-and is demonstrated by every type of person.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 20) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas (Digital Multicast Only-THIS TV 10.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sun. 10am (04/05/15-06/28/15)
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. Animal Atlas is an educational and informative half-hour, E/I program that travels the globe to meet every kind of animal imaginable, from the familiar to the astounding. Each episode takes young viewers on a journey through the animal kingdom to learn about the lives, history, and varying adaptations that allow animals to survive and thrive in the wild. The series strives to present a wide variety of information in a number of interactive and poignant sequences to make knowledge of the animal kingdom both simpler and easier to remember. It's through this engaging information and rich visual content that allows viewers to better understand and appreciate the animal world around them.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 20) Response
Program Title Lazy Town (10.1 Main Digital Channel)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 11am (04/04/15-06/27/15)
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 including playing games, competing athletically, and even building forts and play structures. 6/06/15 preemption due to sports; aired @ 7am
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 Lazy Town (10.1 Main Digital Channel)
List date and time rescheduled 6/06/15 7am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2015-06-06
Episode # 6/06/15 LZT302
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (4 of 20) Response
Program Title Safari Tracks (Digital Multicast Only-Bounce TV 10.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 11:30am (04/04/15-06/27/15)
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. Safari Tracks is a program with content grounded in the natural world and delivered using an approach that, while entertaining to a young audience, highlights the informational and educational aspects of the animal kingdom in the given environment of Africa. There is no question that an audience of young people would gain worthwhile information and concepts delivered with an enlightened attitude toward nature and the environment. Viewers receive topic points that help build the ethical decision-making necessary to becoming a citizen of the planet.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 20) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas (Digital Multicast Only-THIS TV 10.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sun. 10:30am (04/05/15-06/28/15)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Animal Atlas is an educational and informative half-hour, E/I program that travels the globe to meet every kind of animal imaginable, from the familiar to the astounding. Each episode takes young viewers on a journey through the animal kingdom to learn about the lives, history, and varying adaptations that allow animals to survive and thrive in the wild. The series strives to present a wide variety of information in a number of interactive and poignant sequences to make knowledge of the animal kingdom both simpler and easier to remember. It's through this engaging information and rich visual content that allows viewers to better understand and appreciate the animal world around them.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 20) Response
Program Title Live Life and Win (Digital Multicast Only-Bounce TV 10.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 10:30am (04/04/15-06/27/15)
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. Live Life and Win is a series of inspirational segments and teen success stories of character and personal determination in the arts, school, sports, and community; considers topics such as social responsibility and justice, perseverance, leadership, academic achievement, volunteerism, and life skills such as the importance of exercise and nutrition.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 20) Response
Program Title The Chica Show (10.1 Main Digital Channel)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 10:30am (04/04/15-06/27/15)
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. 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. 6/06/15 preemption due to sports; aired 6/20 @ 1:30pm
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 The Chica Show (10.1 Main Digital Channel)
List date and time rescheduled 6/20/15 1:30pm
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2015-06-06
Episode # 6/06/15 TCS214
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (8 of 20) Response
Program Title Earth to Luna (10.1 Main Digital Channel)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 11:30am (04/04/15-06/27/15)
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. Earth to Luna is a Brazilian animated series specifically aimed at teaching 2-5 year old children how to ask questions about nature and science and vigorously pursue the answers. The show encourages curiosity, research, and critical thinking. Each episode of the show is focused on a particular creature, object, or phenomenon that would be of interest to the target audience. For example, Luna might wonder how she can grow a plant without a seed and finds the answer through her inquiry process. The characters, Luna, Jupiter (her brother), and Clive (their pet ferret) embark on a research effort that takes the audience through each step that answers their overarching question. The show uses recurring features, signature phrases, and songs to cue the audience when they need to do research, when they transition to the adventure, and when they have reached the ending to review all they've learned. 6/06/15 preemption due to sports; aired @ 7:30am
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 Earth to Luna (10.1 Main Digital Channel)
List date and time rescheduled 6/06/15 7:30am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2015-06-06
Episode # 6/06/15 ETL110
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (9 of 20) Response
Program Title Poppy Cat(10.1 Main Digital Channel)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 12pm (04/04/15-06/27/15)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 2
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 2
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. 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. 5/30/15 preemption due to NBC sports; aired @ 8am 6/06/15 preemption due to NBC sports; aired @ 8am
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program Poppy Cat(10.1 Main Digital Channel)
List date and time rescheduled 5/30/15 8:00am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2015-05-30
Episode # 5/30/15 PCT115
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Poppy Cat(10.1 Main Digital Channel)
List date and time rescheduled 6/06/15 8am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2015-06-06
Episode # 6/06/15 PCT116
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (10 of 20) Response
Program Title Astroblast (10.1 Main Digital Channel)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 10am (04/04/15-06/27/15)
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. Astroblast!, based on the book series 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 three-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 an embarrassing incident, or resist the urge to blame others for your mistakes. 6/06/15 preemption due to sports; aired 6/20 @ 1pm
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 Astroblast (10.1 Main Digital Channel)
List date and time rescheduled 6/20/2015 1pm
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2015-06-06
Episode # 6/06/2015 ATB123
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (11 of 20) Response
Program Title Tree Fu Tom(10.1 Main Digital Channel)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 12:30pm (04/04/15-06/27/15)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 6
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 7
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 7
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Tree Fu Tom is a live action/animated series about a little boy who lives in a rural area and has a rich fantasy life in the woods behind his home. Tom uses specific movements to summon up magic powers that permit him to morph into an animated hero and fly around in Treetopolis, the fantasy version of his woods. While in Treetopolis, Tom and his friends, Ariella, Twigs, Squirmturn and Zigzoo will invariably run into a problem or disaster that needs fixing. Tom calls upon the audience to practice original dance moves that will bring him "Big World" magic so he and his friends can resolve their challenge of the day. Educational messages reinforce positive socio-emotional content, with examples that model: being loyal to good friends, knowing how to ask for help, doing the right thing instead of what is convenient, making the effort to share rather than being selfish or relying on teamwork in order to accomplish a goal. 4/04/15 preemption due to sports, aired @ 8:30am 4/11/15 preemption due to sports, aired @ 8:30am 4/18/15 preemption due to sports, aired @ 8:30am 4/25/15 preemption due to sports, aired @ 8:30am 5/02/15 preemption due to sports, aired @ 8:30am 5/30/15 preemption due to sports, aired @ 8:30am 6/06/15 preemption due to sports, aired @ 8:30am
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(10.1 Main Digital Channel)
List date and time rescheduled 4/04/15 8:30am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2015-04-04
Episode # 4/04/15 TFT211
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Tree Fu Tom(10.1 Main Digital Channel)
List date and time rescheduled 5/30/15 8:30am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2015-05-30
Episode # 5/30/15 TFT108
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #3

Questions Response
Title of Program Tree Fu Tom(10.1 Main Digital Channel)
List date and time rescheduled 4/11/15 8:30am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2015-04-11
Episode # 4/11/15 TFT212
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #4

Questions Response
Title of Program Tree Fu Tom(10.1 Main Digital Channel)
List date and time rescheduled 5/02/15 8:30am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2015-05-02
Episode # 5/02/15 TFT103
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #5

Questions Response
Title of Program Tree Fu Tom(10.1 Main Digital Channel)
List date and time rescheduled 4/25/15 8:30am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2015-04-25
Episode # 4/25/15 TFT102
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #6

Questions Response
Title of Program Tree Fu Tom(10.1 Main Digital Channel)
List date and time rescheduled 4/18/15 8:30am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2015-04-18
Episode # 4/18/15 TFT101
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #7

Questions Response
Title of Program Tree Fu Tom(10.1 Main Digital Channel)
List date and time rescheduled 6/06/15 8:30am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2015-06-06
Episode # 6/06/15 TFT109
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (12 of 20) Response
Program Title Zoo Clues (Digital Multicast Only-THIS TV 10.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sun. 11:30am (04/05/15-06/28/15)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. In an age of high definition video, animals make very good television and pull a young learner in by the eyes. This program's presentation mix of narration, visuals, and very well chosen topics delivers education and information while it entertains. In the current method of assessing education, particularly with the emergence of Common Core standards now in all but four states, information should never be presented in isolation but always in a context upon which knowledge can be based. With media, information must also be entertaining enough to keep a viewer watching. In an age when studies show the average young person 8-18 years consumes nearly eight hours of media every day-more than ten of multitasking is included-it's extremely important for programs to provide both meaningful content and entertainment. Zoo Clues does this.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (13 of 20) Response
Program Title Live Life and Win (Digital Multicast Only-Bounce TV 10.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sun. 10am (04/05/15-06/28/15)
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. Live Life and Win is a series of inspirational segments and teen success stories of character and personal determination in the arts, school, sports, and community; considers topics such as social responsibility and justice, perseverance, leadership, academic achievement, volunteerism, and life skills such as the importance of exercise and nutrition.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (14 of 20) Response
Program Title The Real Winning Edge
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sun. 10:30am (04/05/15-06/28/15)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Real Winning Edge is a weekly half-hour television series that highlights adolescents and young adults making the right choices when faced with tough decisions and significant challenges.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (15 of 20) Response
Program Title The Coolest Places on Earth (10.1 Main Digital Channel)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sun. 7am (04/05/15-06/28/15)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 12
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Coolest Places on Earth is an educational and informative half-hour, E/I program that takes young viewers on a journey of discovery to the most astonishing places on the planet - cities, festivals, landmarks and jaw-dropping works of nature - exploring each location's history and culture. Each episode showcases three specific locations and delivers fast-paced, engaging information that's a perfect match for the 21st century learner. The series is packed with facts about history, geography, and culture. The goal of the series is to provide young viewers with the inspiration and information to better understand and appreciate the culturally and geographically diverse world around them.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (16 of 20) Response
Program Title Zoo Clues (Digital Multicast Only-THIS TV 10.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sun. 11am (04/05/15-06/28/15)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. In an age of high definition video, animals make very good television and pull a young learner in by the eyes. This program's presentation mix of narration, visuals, and very well chosen topics delivers education and information while it entertains. In the current method of assessing education, particularly with the emergence of Common Core standards now in all but four states, information should never be presented in isolation but always in a context upon which knowledge can be based. With media, information must also be entertaining enough to keep a viewer watching. In an age when studies show the average young person 8-18 years consumes nearly eight hours of media every day-more than ten of multitasking is included-it's extremely important for programs to provide both meaningful content and entertainment. Zoo Clues does this.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (17 of 20) Response
Program Title On the Spot(Digital Multicast Only-THIS TV 10.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sun. 12pm (04/05/15-06/28/15)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. On The Spot is a series tapping knowledge across a series of subject areas: geography, art,technology, science, math, history, language, music, and sports. It also addresses general cultural knowledge. The format is a series of seemingly random questions to individuals who are either of school age or adults past the age of high school graduation. There are three fundamental educational benefits to this format. First, it taps into fact retrieval in the curriculum. Second, and more important, it expands the information beyond fact retrieval. Third, and most important,it addresses what educators call non-cognitive factors for student success. These are factors that can measurably improve student achievement without specifically involving material to be tested. These include self-esteem and frames in which students see learning occurring. By removing information from the academic silos where it is generally taught and moving it, literally, to the mall, it forces a synthesis that is difficult to achieve in an academic setting. The fact that correct answers are giving by diverse ethnicities and ages, by both genders, and not by stereotypes of smart people' is essential. It means that anyone can own information. The fact that young people will see this on television in a non-academic setting is also very important. Whatever the curriculum or information, knowledge becomes the star-and is demonstrated by every type of person.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (18 of 20) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas (10.1 Main Digital Channel)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sun. 7:30am (04/05/15-06/28/15)
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 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Animal Atlas is an entertaining and educational half-hour program that explores the world of animal wildlife, promoting a better understanding of how various animal species live and what they need to survive. With an entertaining narrative, the series combines focused examinations of certain topics such as Animal Appetites (which explores the various diets of animals along with information about how animals catch and eat their food, how diets determine their lifestyle, etc.), Animal Antics, (a hilarious look at the crazy physical antics and talents of certain species), Animal Babies (an intimate look at babies of various species, how they are born, how they are raised and the difficulties and delights of growing up), along with shows which focus solely on certain animals such as elephants, bears, and monkeys. In these shows a thorough and entertaining exploration of the specific animal takes the viewer into that animal's world as we see where it lives, how it eats, how it plays, how the family unit operates, and what threatens and supports its survival. Animal Atlas also promotes responsibility toward wildlife issues by educating the viewer about endangered species and wildlife habits, as well as informing viewers how to support wildlife conservation. 5/24/15 preemption due to NBC sports; aired 5/23/15 @ 1pm
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

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Questions Response
Title of Program Animal Atlas (10.1 Main Digital Channel)
List date and time rescheduled 5/23/15 1pm
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2015-05-24
Episode # 5/24/2015 1123
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (19 of 20) Response
Program Title Culture Click (Digital Multicast Only-Bounce TV 10.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 10am (04/04/15-06/27/15)
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. Culture Click is a half-hour series that explores the genesis of - and reasons behind- cultural events that permeate our everyday lives. Host Nzinga Blake opens each episode with a list of what's trending on search engines that week which serves as a jumping-off point for a deep dive into the culture that teens will embrace.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (20 of 20) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas (Digital Multicast Only-Bounce TV 10.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 11am (04/04/15-06/27/15)
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. On Animal Atlas we travel the globe to meet every kind of animal imaginable, from the familiar to the astounding. We learn about their lives, their history, and the adaptions that allow them to survive and thrive. But best of all, we meet them face to face. Just spin the glove. Anywhere, everywhere animals live, you'll find Animal Atlas.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

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Does the Licensee publicize the existence and location of the station's Children's Television Programming Reports (FCC 398) as required by 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3526(e)(11)(iii)? Yes
Name of children's programming liaison Meagan Cauthen
Address 1111 Bull Street
City Columbia
State SC
Zip 29201
Telephone Number 803-758-1251
Email Address mcauthen@wistv.com
Include any other comments or information you want the Commission to consider in evaluating your compliance with the Children's Television Act (or use this space for supplemental explanations). This may include information on any other noncore educational and informational programming that you aired this quarter or plan to air during the next quarter, or any existing or proposed non-broadcast efforts that will enhance the educational and informational value of such programming to children. See 47 C.F.R. Section 73.671, NOTES 2 and 3. 1. Because station (WIS) ceased analog operations and converted to digital-only operations prior to the start of reporting period, Questions 7(b) and 7(c) are no longer applicable. 2. NBCUniversal's The More You Know website: Since 1989, The More You Know has brought the nation's most important social issues to the forefront, and remains a trusted voice for sharing knowledge to improve lives and inspire action. The More You Know's comprehensive website (themoreyouknow.com) includes in-depth resource and referral information on the campaign's important focus issues including: HEALTH - fighting childhood obesity, encouraging nutrition and physical fitness ENVIRONMENT - encouraging everyday actions that reduce environmental impact EDUCATION - recruiting new teachers and promoting their long-lasting impact DIGITAL LITERACY & INTERNET SAFETY - sharing online safety tips and information DIVERSITY - embracing differences and promoting inclusion, tolerance and respect Also featured on site is The More You Know Learning series' Growing Up Online, a free eBook on digital literacy and Internet Safety. Growing Up Online is an important tool to initiate conversation with children about online safety. The eBook is a media-rich, two-part learning resource that provides easy-to-use information about navigating the digital world in a unique and engaging way. Part one includes safety tips, discussion questions and key takeaways for parents and teachers. Part two features four entertaining video comic books for children, focused on real situations that come up when kids go online. Additional content on the site includes public service announcements, behind-the-scenes videos, a general overview, a talent directory, and a list of the campaign's accolades such as the prestigious Emmy and Peabody awards.

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Other Matters (1 of 20) Response
Program Title Tree Fu tom (10.1 Main Digital Channel)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 12:30pm (7/04/15-9/26/15)
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 series focuses on the amazing adventures of a young boy called Tom who, with the power of 'movement magic' called 'Tree Fu', can transform into a tiny but mighty magical super hero and travel to a wondrous enchanted kingdom called Treetopolis that exists in a tree in his backyard woods. During each program he calls upon the audience to follow his moves to send him the magic he needs to solve a problem encountered by Tom and his friends. . These include Ariella, a butterfly who is also a rancher and has rope lassoing skills; Twigs, an acorn sprite who folds himself into an acorn when he's frightened, Squirmturn, a pill bug who looks like a large and imposing coal miner but is often timid and fearful, and Zigzoo, a green tree frog and the resident genius inventor. In each episode there are an action adventure sequences that are key to resolving the challenge of the day.
Other Matters (2 of 20) Response
Program Title The Real Winning Edge (Digital Multicast Only-Bounce TV 10.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sun. 10:30am (7/05/15-9/27/15)
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 Real Winning Edge is a weekly half-hour television series that highlights adolescents and young adults making the right choices when faced with tough decisions and significant challenges.
Other Matters (3 of 20) Response
Program Title On the Spot (Digital Multicast Only-THIS TV 10.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sun. 12pm (7/05/15-9/27/15)
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. On The Spot is a series tapping knowledge across a series of subject areas: geography, art,technology, science, math, history, language, music, and sports. It also addresses general cultural knowledge. The format is a series of seemingly random questions to individuals who are either of school age or adults past the age of high school graduation. There are three fundamental educational benefits to this format. First, it taps into fact retrieval in the curriculum. Second, and more important, it expands the information beyond fact retrieval. Third, and most important,it addresses what educators call non-cognitive factors for student success. These are factors that can measurably improve student achievement without specifically involving material to be tested. These include self-esteem and frames in which students see learning occurring. By removing information from the academic silos where it is generally taught and moving it, literally, to the mall, it forces a synthesis that is difficult to achieve in an academic setting. The fact that correct answers are giving by diverse ethnicities and ages, by both genders, and not by stereotypes of smart people' is essential. It means that anyone can own information. The fact that young people will see this on television in a non-academic setting is also very important. Whatever the curriculum or information, knowledge becomes the star-and is demonstrated by every type of person.
Other Matters (4 of 20) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas (Digital Multicast Only-THIS TV 10.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sun. 10:30am (7/05/15-9/27/15)
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 Atlas is an educational and informative half-hour, E/I program that travels the globe to meet every kind of animal imaginable, from the familiar to the astounding. Each episode takes young viewers on a journey through the animal kingdom to learn about the lives, history, and varying adaptations that allow animals to survive and thrive in the wild. The series strives to present a wide variety of information in a number of interactive and poignant sequences to make knowledge of the animal kingdom both simpler and easier to remember. It's through this engaging information and rich visual content that allows viewers to better understand and appreciate the animal world around them.
Other Matters (5 of 20) Response
Program Title Live Life and Win (Digital Multicast Only-Bounce TV 10.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sun. 10:00am (7/05/15-9/27/15)
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. Live Life and Win is a series of inspirational segments and teen success stories of character and personal determination in the arts, school, sports, and community; considers topics such as social responsibility and justice, perseverance, leadership, academic achievement, volunteerism, and life skills such as the importance of exercise and nutrition.
Other Matters (6 of 20) Response
Program Title Live Life and Win (Digital Multicast Only-Bounce TV 10.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 10:30am (7/04/15-9/26/15)
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. Live Life and Win is a series of inspirational segments and teen success stories of character and personal determination in the arts, school, sports, and community; considers topics such as social responsibility and justice, perseverance, leadership, academic achievement, volunteerism, and life skills such as the importance of exercise and nutrition.
Other Matters (7 of 20) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas (Digital Multicast Only-Bounce TV 10.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 11am (7/04/15-9/26/15)
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. On Animal Atlas we travel the globe to meet every kind of animal imaginable, from the familiar to the astounding. We learn about their lives, their history, and the adaptions that allow them to survive and thrive. But best of all, we meet them face to face. Just spin the glove. Anywhere, everywhere animals live, you'll find Animal Atlas.
Other Matters (8 of 20) Response
Program Title Poppy Cat(10.1 Main Digital Channel)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 12pm (7/04/15-9/26/15)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Poppy Cat based on 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.
Other Matters (9 of 20) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas (Digital Multicast Only-THIS TV 10.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sun. 10am (7/05/15-9/27/15)
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 Atlas is an educational and informative half-hour, E/I program that travels the globe to meet every kind of animal imaginable, from the familiar to the astounding. Each episode takes young viewers on a journey through the animal kingdom to learn about the lives, history, and varying adaptations that allow animals to survive and thrive in the wild. The series strives to present a wide variety of information in a number of interactive and poignant sequences to make knowledge of the animal kingdom both simpler and easier to remember. It's through this engaging information and rich visual content that allows viewers to better understand and appreciate the animal world around them.
Other Matters (10 of 20) Response
Program Title Lazy Town (10.1 Main Digital Channel)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 11am (07/04/15-9/26/15)
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 (11 of 20) Response
Program Title Safari Tracks (Digital Multicast Only-Bounce TV 10.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 11:30am (7/04/15-9/26/15)
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. Safari Tracks is a program with content grounded in the natural world and delivered using an approach that, while entertaining to a young audience, highlights the informational and educational aspects of the animal kingdom in the given environment of Africa. There is no question that an audience of young people would gain worthwhile information and concepts delivered with an enlightened attitude toward nature and the environment. Viewers receive topic points that help build the ethical decision-making necessary to becoming a citizen of the planet.
Other Matters (12 of 20) Response
Program Title Culture Click (Digital Multicast Only-Bounce TV 10.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 10am (7/04/15-9/26/15)
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. Culture Click is a half-hour series that explores the genesis of - and reasons behind- cultural events that permeate our everyday lives. Host Nzinga Blake opens each episode with a list of what's trending on search engines that week which serves as a jumping-off point for a deep dive into the culture that teens will embrace.
Other Matters (13 of 20) Response
Program Title On the Spot (Digital Multicast Only-THIS TV 10.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sun. 12:30pm (7/05/15-9/27/15)
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. On The Spot is a series tapping knowledge across a series of subject areas: geography, art,technology, science, math, history, language, music, and sports. It also addresses general cultural knowledge. The format is a series of seemingly random questions to individuals who are either of school age or adults past the age of high school graduation. There are three fundamental educational benefits to this format. First, it taps into fact retrieval in the curriculum. Second, and more important, it expands the information beyond fact retrieval. Third, and most important,it addresses what educators call non-cognitive factors for student success. These are factors that can measurably improve student achievement without specifically involving material to be tested. These include self-esteem and frames in which students see learning occurring. By removing information from the academic silos where it is generally taught and moving it, literally, to the mall, it forces a synthesis that is difficult to achieve in an academic setting. The fact that correct answers are giving by diverse ethnicities and ages, by both genders, and not by stereotypes of smart people' is essential. It means that anyone can own information. The fact that young people will see this on television in a non-academic setting is also very important. Whatever the curriculum or information, knowledge becomes the star-and is demonstrated by every type of person.
Other Matters (14 of 20) Response
Program Title Zoo Clues (Digital Multicast Only-THIS TV 10.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sun. 11:30am (7/05/15-9/27/15)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. In an age of high definition video, animals make very good television and pull a young learner in by the eyes. This program's presentation mix of narration, visuals, and very well chosen topics delivers education and information while it entertains. In the current method of assessing education, particularly with the emergence of Common Core standards now in all but four states, information should never be presented in isolation but always in a context upon which knowledge can be based. With media, information must also be entertaining enough to keep a viewer watching. In an age when studies show the average young person 8-18 years consumes nearly eight hours of media every day-more than ten of multitasking is included-it's extremely important for programs to provide both meaningful content and entertainment. Zoo Clues does this.
Other Matters (15 of 20) Response
Program Title Earth to Luna (10.1 Main Digital Channel)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 11:30am (07/04/15-9/26/15)
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. Earth to Luna is a Brazilian animated series specifically aimed at teaching 2-5 year old children how to ask questions about nature and science and vigorously pursue the answers. The show encourages curiosity, research, and critical thinking. Each episode of the show is focused on a particular creature, object, or phenomenon that would be of interest to the target audience. For example, Luna might wonder how she can grow a plant without a seed and finds the answer through her inquiry process. The characters, Luna, Jupiter (her brother), and Clive (their pet ferret) embark on a research effort that takes the audience through each step that answers their overarching question. The show uses recurring features, signature phrases, and songs to cue the audience when they need to do research, when they transition to the adventure, and when they have reached the ending to review all they've learned.
Other Matters (16 of 20) Response
Program Title Astroblast (10.1 Main Digital Channel)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 10:30am (07/04/15-9/26/15)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Astroblast!, based on the book series 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 three-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 an embarrassing incident, or resist the urge to blame others for your mistakes.
Other Matters (17 of 20) Response
Program Title Ruff Ruff, Tweet, and Dave(10.1 Main Digital Channel)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 10am (07/04/15-9/26/15)
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. Ruff Ruff, Tweet, and Dave [RRTD] is a preschool adventure/activity show where the lead characters travel to faraway lands to have adventures with their guide, a hamster named Hatty. Ruff Ruff, the dog, is the most playful of the three; Tweet is a little bird who loves to fly and get creative with her suggestions; and Dave the Panda has a thing for bananas. RRTD might go to the beach, or the mountains, or to strange lands with pillows everywhere; just the sort of place where imagination and logic come together. The settings are always brightly colored and beautiful. And their transport vehicles are Roly-pods, artful go-carts that fit on a spiral ramp that folds in and out of the Spin-Again, a colorful round spinning top with special compartments designed to anchor each vehicle right on the outside rim during the journey.
Other Matters (18 of 20) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas (10.1 Main Digital Channel)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sun. 7:30am (7/05/15-9/13/15)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
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 Atlas is an entertaining and educational half-hour program that explores the world of animal wildlife, promoting a better understanding of how various animal species live and what they need to survive. With an entertaining narrative, the series combines focused examinations of certain topics such as Animal Appetites (which explores the various diets of animals along with information about how animals catch and eat their food, how diets determine their lifestyle, etc.), Animal Antics, (a hilarious look at the crazy physical antics and talents of certain species), Animal Babies (an intimate look at babies of various species, how they are born, how they are raised and the difficulties and delights of growing up), along with shows which focus solely on certain animals such as elephants, bears, and monkeys. In these shows a thorough and entertaining exploration of the specific animal takes the viewer into that animal's world as we see where it lives, how it eats, how it plays, how the family unit operates, and what threatens and supports its survival. Animal Atlas also promotes responsibility toward wildlife issues by educating the viewer about endangered species and wildlife habits, as well as informing viewers how to support wildlife conservation. Contract was not renewed. Show will end 9/13/15.
Other Matters (19 of 20) Response
Program Title Zoo Clues (Digital Multicast Only-THIS TV 10.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sun. 11am (7/05/15-9/27/15)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. In an age of high definition video, animals make very good television and pull a young learner in by the eyes. This program's presentation mix of narration, visuals, and very well chosen topics delivers education and information while it entertains. In the current method of assessing education, particularly with the emergence of Common Core standards now in all but four states, information should never be presented in isolation but always in a context upon which knowledge can be based. With media, information must also be entertaining enough to keep a viewer watching. In an age when studies show the average young person 8-18 years consumes nearly eight hours of media every day-more than ten of multitasking is included-it's extremely important for programs to provide both meaningful content and entertainment. Zoo Clues does this.
Other Matters (20 of 20) Response
Program Title Coolest Places on Earth(10.1 Main Digital Channel)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sun. 7am (7/05/15-9/13/15)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
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 Coolest Places on Earth is an educational and informative half-hour, E/I program that takes young viewers on a journey of discovery to the most astonishing places on the planet - cities, festivals, landmarks and jaw-dropping works of nature - exploring each location's history and culture. Each episode showcases three specific locations and delivers fast-paced, engaging information that's a perfect match for the 21st century learner. The series is packed with facts about history, geography, and culture. The goal of the series is to provide young viewers with the inspiration and information to better understand and appreciate the culturally and geographically diverse world around them. Contract was not renewed. Show will end 9/13/15.

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The undersigned certifies that he or she is (a) the party filing the Children's Television Programming, or an officer, director, member, partner, trustee, authorized employee, or other individual or duly elected or appointed official who is authorized to sign on behalf of the party filing the Children's Television Programming; or (b) an attorney qualified to practice before the Commission under 47 C.F.R. Section 1.23(a), who is authorized to represent the party filing the Children's Television Programming, and who further certifies that he or she has read the document; that to the best of his or her knowledge, information,and belief there is good ground to support it; and that it is not interposed for delay.

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Upon grant of this application, the Authorization Holder may be subject to certain construction or coverage requirements. Failure to meet the construction or coverage requirements will result in automatic cancellation of the Authorization. Consult appropriate FCC regulations to determine the construction or coverage requirements that apply to the type of Authorization requested in this application.

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I certify that this application includes all required and relevant attachments.
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