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

FRN:
0005020904
File Number:
CPR-124524
Submit Date:
10/07/2011
Call Sign:
WSMH
Facility ID:
21737
City:
FLINT
State:
MI
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
10/07/2011
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Third Quarter of 2011

General Information

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

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

Contact Representatives (0)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Network Affiliation
Affiliated network FOX
Nielsen DMA Flint-Saginaw-Bay City
Web Home Page Address www.wsmh.com

Digital Core Programming

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

Digital Core Programs(17)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 17) Response
Program Title This Week in Baseball
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 330-4pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. THIS WEEK IN BASEBALL highlights the pro-social on-and-off the field activities of MLB's leading players and coaches. Working with the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE), "This Week in Baseball" seeks to provide today's youth with educational messages that can have an impact on development of positive lifestyle behaviors. The program portrays the positive outcomes that result from dedication, hard work, self-discipline, teamwork, practice and personal responsibilities. The program also relates the achievements and experiences of baseball players to potential achievements in life. This program aired on the main digital stream.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 17) Response
Program Title Real Life 101
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 730-8am (7/2-9/24/2011)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Real Life 101" presents real people pursuing real jobs and careers in an educational and informational format designed to help its viewers make important decisions about preparing for the future. The careers and people featured are carefully selected in order to present vivid impressions that can be used by the series' young audience. A study conducted by The Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania concerning the implementation of the FCC processing guideline known as the Three-Hour Rule found that "Real Life 101" was highly educational. The series is currently being provided to schools and libraries across the USA by one of the nation's quality educational distributors. This program aired on the secondary digital stream, Cool TV, channel 16.2.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 17) Response
Program Title Children Talk
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 930-10am (9/10-9/24/2011)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 3
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Children Talk is a weekly half-hour series where children talk about what they know and learn about what they don't. Featuring nationally known ventriloquist Taylor Mason, each weekly episode of "Children Talk" provides young viewers with an educational experience by visiting a variety of locations with historical or scientific significance. Visits are combined with practical demonstrations and useful information for building important life skills. Series includes an interview segment where children participate in a question and answer session on what they have learned. This program aired on the secondary digital stream, The Country Network, channel 16.3.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 17) Response
Program Title Teen Kids News
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 7-730am (9/3-9/24/2011)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 4
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. Teen Kids News meets FCC requirements for "core children's programming" by producing each week educational features such as, "College and You" (tips for choosing and getting into college), and "Word," (vocabulary skills training), as well as informational features for teens, such as reports about healthy eating; driving tips for new drivers, and internet predators. The show has been designed to meet needs of children and young adolescents with a unique curiosity about their world, with weekly headlines that present the news in a teen appropriate manner. The Program stimulates the 13 - 16 year olds curiosity, develops their learning and cognitive, listening and thinking skills, and serves as an enhancement of their academic and educational experience. More than 5,000 schools are using TKN as part of their school curriculum and affiliate stations have already contacted school systems in that regard. The full scripts are available to provide easy access for teachers to use in their classrooms. This program aired on the main digital stream.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 17) Response
Program Title Ultimate Choice
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 8-830am and 830-9am (7/2-9/24/2011)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Ultimate Choice Florida" and "Ultimate Choice Real Girls" provides an opportunity for its young viewers to learn more about themselves and their lives, as well as to develop their own convictions about each of the moral issues explored and discussed on this television series. In "Ultimate Choice Florida" each episode presents the teens a heart stopping extreme adventure along with an opportunity to discuss that experience and its application to major real life issues. While "Ultimate Choice Real Girls" finds five diverse young women who are invited to join a revolution....a revolution to live a dramatically different life than dictated by the pop culture. These "real" girls are brought to an incredible house on the water and introduced to their new weekly routine...time with their new mentors (the show's hosts Courtenay and Shennette). Each of the episodes within these series brought them face-to-face with challenges that have lifelong implications, they shared thoughts that are designed to shape the values that will guide young men and women throughout their lives. Issues discussed include: Drugs; Compromise; Resolving Conflict; Teamwork; Fear; and Self Control. This program aired on the secondary digital stream, Cool TV, channel 16.2.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 17) Response
Program Title Madeline
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays 7-730am (7/1-9/9/2011) and Saturdays 7-730am (7/2-8/27/2011)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 20
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 5 years to 7 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This animated series is based on the classic books by Ludwig Bemelman. Each episode follows the everyday and imaginative adventures of a little French girl Madeline, and her friends. Madeline is clever free-spirited little girl who seems always to rise to the occasion when adversity arises. She discovers happiness comes from having caring friends and a giving attitude; she learns to treasure culture differences, bring balance to her life, the importance of obeying rules and accepting responsibility, discovers the benefits of cooperation, exercise moderation in all things; shows viewers how hurtful exclusion can be and demonstrates the importance of team effort. The educational objective of this program is to portray and reflect these valuable social learning experiences for children in the early and middle periods of childhood. This program aired on the main digital stream.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 17) Response
Program Title Wild Ltd.
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wednesdays 7-730am (9/21-9/28/2011)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 2
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Wild Ltd is a half hour conservation series, and in each episode the cameras follow Game Ranger Michelle Garforth-Venter, on her adventures both on land and under the water. Michelle meets researchers and veterinarians and learns about their work - suggesting job opportunities in the conservation world. Michelle always teaches about the anatomy of the species at hand, the conservation listing and why / how we can better preserve their population numbers. Each episode is designed to reveal to children the value of wild spaces and the creatures that live within. This program aired on the main digital stream.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 17) Response
Program Title Wild America
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 730-8am (7/2-9/24/2011)
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 ambitious goal of this program is to produce a television experience with which teens could identify and from which teens would learn valuable life lessons. This program presents basic biological facts to this most curious segment of our society. Where does food come from? Where do babies come from? How do animals relate to one another? How does ecology work? What is the relationship between life and death/humans and nature? This program aired on the main digital stream.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 17) Response
Program Title Elizabeth Stanton's Great Big World
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays 7-730am (9/16-9/30/2011)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 3
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Elizabeth Stanton's Great Big World" provides dynamic core programming in areas of particular concern to young teens; including global, social, educational, and wellness issues. Elizabeth and select celebrity friends travel around the world volunteering in ares of specific need. "Elizabeth Stanton's Great Big World" combines exciting, fun, and diverse experiences of world exploration with life-changing volunteer opportunities. Various age-appropriate global issues are introduced to the viewing audience through in-depth and thoughtful interviews. In addition, Elizabeth and friends' personal hands-on experiences in the field both inspire teens to engage in selfless, helping behaviors, and educate them on where and how to find volunteer opportunities. This program aired on the main digital stream.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 17) Response
Program Title Noonbory & The Super 7
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Mondays 7-730am (7/4-8/29/2011) and Tuesdays 7-730am (7/5-9/13/2011)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 20
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 3 years to 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Noonbory and the Super 7 uses fantasy and fun to promote school readiness in two essential ways. First, the series provides young viewers with an enticing model for ethical actions and effective coexistence. Second, the series gives children an opportunity to discover and practice those primary discovery and "learning to learn" understandings and skills which form the groundwork of much further knowledge acquisition. children learn to ask appropriate questions, and engage in fact-finding, logical reasoning, analysis, and evaluation. This program aired on the main digital stream.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (11 of 17) Response
Program Title On the Spot
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Thursdays 7-730am (9/22-9/29/2011)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 2
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. A host will stop people on the street and ask them questions based on local and national curriculum. Questions can be about English, history, math, art, and more. The show will go to lengths to explain each answer and why it is correct, bringing in the educational element. This program aired on the main digital stream.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (12 of 17) Response
Program Title Career Day
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tuesdays 7-730am (9/20-9/27/2011)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 2
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This show guides young people to potential career paths. This program best illustrates our commitment to family in this example of take your kids to work for a day. The show features inspirational interviews with successful celebrities, entrepreneurs and business people from world renowned brain surgeons to marine biologists that share their stories with young people about their careers. This motivational show is fun and exciting and tries to help kids answer the age old question: "What do I want to be when I grow up?" This program aired on the main digital stream.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (13 of 17) Response
Program Title Wimzie's House
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wednesdays and Thursdays 7-730am (7/6-9/15/2011)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 22
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 3 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Wimzie is a five year old puppet monster who attends daycare at her 150 year old Grandmother's house along with her brother and other friends. The series' characters are just familiar enough for the viewers to identify with but different enough to point out that the action takes place in an enchanted fantasy world of monsters. Through unforgettable adventures and original toe-tapping sing-along songs young viewers are introduced to topics of friendship, generosity, jealousy, diversity and sibling rivalry from a preschooler's point of view. This program aired on the main digital stream.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (14 of 17) Response
Program Title Beta Records TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 7-730am (7/2-9/24/2011)
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. Beta Records TV is an educational and instructional music centric series. It follows a magazine format with segments ranging from major and indie artist interviews, tutorials and how-tos, producer and music executive tips, internet heroes, The Vault (legendary artists), and music as it pertains to fashion and pop culture. This program aired on the secondary digital stream, Cool TV, channel 16.2.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (15 of 17) Response
Program Title Teen Kids News
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 9-930am and 930-10am (7/2-9/24/2011)
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. Teen Kids News meets FCC requirements for "core children's programming" by producing each week educational features such as, "College and You" (tips for choosing and getting into college), and "Word," (vocabulary skills training), as well as informational features for teens, such as reports about healthy eating; driving tips for new drivers, and internet predators. The show has been designed to meet needs of children and young adolescents with a unique curiosity about their world, with weekly headlines that present the news in a teen appropriate manner. The Program stimulates the 13 - 16 year olds curiosity, develops their learning and cognitive, listening and thinking skills, and serves as an enhancement of their academic and educational experience. More than 5,000 schools are using TKN as part of their school curriculum and affiliate stations have already contacted school systems in that regard. The full scripts are available to provide easy access for teachers to use in their classrooms. This program aired on the secondary digital stream, Cool TV, channel 16.2.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (16 of 17) Response
Program Title Gina D's Kids Club
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 7-10am (6 x 30 min episodes, 7/2-9/3/2011) and Saturdays 7-930am (5 x 30min episodes, 9/1
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 75
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Gina D is a fun loving, positive role model who has the demeanor and appearance of a young teacher and is playful in her approach to her target audience. In addition to puppets and animated characters, Gina D is surrounded by a group of whimsical characters which include Simon, Miss Muffin the Cook, Mr. Pockets and Pierre. As the program takes on an interactive quality through questions and reactions from Gina to a multi-culturally diverse group of youngsters who are sometimes on and off camera, the attains and maintains the attention of young children to help further develop their self-image, social skills, math readiness, and reading readiness. Various themes throughout the program may include bike safety, not talking to strangers, and stopping at traffic lights. Through different scenarios and easily learned original songs, these lessons are imparted to the target audience. This program aired on the secondary digital stream, The Country Network, channel 16.3.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (17 of 17) Response
Program Title Dragonfly TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Mondays 7-730am (9/5-9/26/2011)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 4
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program features children engaging in various science projects and demonstrates practical applications of mathematics and science from multiple scientific fields. It introduces young viewers to a variety of scientific disciplines and challenges them in critical thinking and problem solving skills, while providing valuable information to reach answers. Examples of program episodes include studying various ecosystems, sea turtles, and rocket propulsion. Each episode is engaging, entertaining and educational in structure, allowing children to gain an appreciation for science in a unique and entertaining way. This program aired on the main digital stream.
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 Robert DePascale
Address G-3463 W. Pierson Road
City Flint
State MI
Zip 48504
Telephone Number 810-785-8866
Email Address rdepasca@sbgnet.com
Include any other comments or information you want the Commission to consider in evaluating your compliance with the Children's Television Act (or use this space for supplemental explanations). This may include information on any other noncore educational and informational programming that you aired this quarter or plan to air during the next quarter, or any existing or proposed non-broadcast efforts that will enhance the educational and informational value of such programming to children. See 47 C.F.R. Section 73.671, NOTES 2 and 3. During 3rd Quarter 2011, WSMH continues to maintain a community calendar on its website highlighting various local community events and organizations. WSMH also continues to be more eco-friendly with their "Green Team" website initiative. We are proud to have partnered with organizations throughout Genesee County to bring you this site filled with information about how to become more eco-friendly! What to recycle, where to recycle, Green Team tips, event and fundraising information, and more. WSMH continued its PSA campaign for children during 3rd Quarter 2011 with more than 80 PSAs ranging from Literacy, Family, Arts, Cancer awareness, Child Obesity, Autism, Classroom Honesty, Booster Seats, Adoption, Reckless driving, Second hand smoke, Make a Wish, March of Dimes, United Way, Child Abuse, Habitat for Humanity and Drug Free America.

Other Matters (13)

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Other Matters (1 of 13) Response
Program Title Ultimate Choice
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 8-830am and 830-9am (10/1-12/31/2011)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Ultimate Choice Florida" and "Ultimate Choice Real Girls" provides an opportunity for its young viewers to learn more about themselves and their lives, as well as to develop their own convictions about each of the moral issues explored and discussed on this television series. In "Ultimate Choice Florida" each episode presents the teens a heart stopping extreme adventure along with an opportunity to discuss that experience and its application to major real life issues. While "Ultimate Choice Real Girls" finds five diverse young women who are invited to join a revolution....a revolution to live a dramatically different life than dictated by the pop culture. These "real" girls are brought to an incredible house on the water and introduced to their new weekly routine...time with their new mentors (the show's hosts Courtenay and Shennette). Each of the episodes within these series brought them face-to-face with challenges that have lifelong implications, they shared thoughts that are designed to shape the values that will guide young men and women throughout their lives. Issues discussed include: Drugs; Compromise; Resolving Conflict; Teamwork; Fear; and Self Control. This program will air on the secondary digital stream, Cool TV, channel 16.2.
Other Matters (2 of 13) Response
Program Title Elizabeth Stanton's Great Big World
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays 7-730am (10/7-12/30/2011)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Elizabeth Stanton's Great Big World" provides dynamic core programming in areas of particular concern to young teens; including global, social, educational, and wellness issues. Elizabeth and select celebrity friends travel around the world volunteering in ares of specific need. "Elizabeth Stanton's Great Big World" combines exciting, fun, and diverse experiences of world exploration with life-changing volunteer opportunities. Various age-appropriate global issues are introduced to the viewing audience through in-depth and thoughtful interviews. In addition, Elizabeth and friends' personal hands-on experiences in the field both inspire teens to engage in selfless, helping behaviors, and educate them on where and how to find volunteer opportunities. This program will air on the main digital stream.
Other Matters (3 of 13) Response
Program Title Gina D's Kids Club
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 7-930am (5 x 30min episodes, 10/1-12/31/2011)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 70
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Gina D is a fun loving, positive role model who has the demeanor and appearance of a young teacher and is playful in her approach to her target audience. In addition to puppets and animated characters, Gina D is surrounded by a group of whimsical characters which include Simon, Miss Muffin the Cook, Mr. Pockets and Pierre. As the program takes on an interactive quality through questions and reactions from Gina to a multi-culturally diverse group of youngsters who are sometimes on and off camera, the attains and maintains the attention of young children to help further develop their self-image, social skills, math readiness, and reading readiness. Various themes throughout the program may include bike safety, not talking to strangers, and stopping at traffic lights. Through different scenarios and easily learned original songs, these lessons are imparted to the target audience. This program will air on the secondary digital stream, The Country Network, channel 16.3.
Other Matters (4 of 13) Response
Program Title Teen Kids News
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 7-730am (10/1-12/31/2011)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Teen Kids News meets FCC requirements for "core children's programming" by producing each week educational features such as, "College and You" (tips for choosing and getting into college), and "Word," (vocabulary skills training), as well as informational features for teens, such as reports about healthy eating; driving tips for new drivers, and internet predators. The show has been designed to meet needs of children and young adolescents with a unique curiosity about their world, with weekly headlines that present the news in a teen appropriate manner. The Program stimulates the 13 - 16 year olds curiosity, develops their learning and cognitive, listening and thinking skills, and serves as an enhancement of their academic and educational experience. More than 5,000 schools are using TKN as part of their school curriculum and affiliate stations have already contacted school systems in that regard. The full scripts are available to provide easy access for teachers to use in their classrooms. This program will air on the main digital stream.
Other Matters (5 of 13) Response
Program Title Career Day
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tuesdays 7-730am (10/4-12/27/2011)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This show guides young people to potential career paths. This program best illustrates our commitment to family in this example of take your kids to work for a day. The show features inspirational interviews with successful celebrities, entrepreneurs and business people from world renowned brain surgeons to marine biologists that share their stories with young people about their careers. This motivational show is fun and exciting and tries to help kids answer the age old question: "What do I want to be when I grow up?" This program will air on the main digital stream.
Other Matters (6 of 13) Response
Program Title Children Talk
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 930-10am (10/1-12/31/2011)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Children Talk is a weekly half-hour series where children talk about what they know and learn about what they don't. Featuring nationally known ventriloquist Taylor Mason, each weekly episode of "Children Talk" provides young viewers with an educational experience by visiting a variety of locations with historical or scientific significance. Visits are combined with practical demonstrations and useful information for building important life skills. Series includes an interview segment where children participate in a question and answer session on what they have learned. This program will air on the secondary digital stream, The Country Network, channel 16.3.
Other Matters (7 of 13) Response
Program Title Dragonfly TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Mondays 7-730am (10/3-12/26/2011)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program features children engaging in various science projects and demonstrates practical applications of mathematics and science from multiple scientific fields. It introduces young viewers to a variety of scientific disciplines and challenges them in critical thinking and problem solving skills, while providing valuable information to reach answers. Examples of program episodes include studying various ecosystems, sea turtles, and rocket propulsion. Each episode is engaging, entertaining and educational in structure, allowing children to gain an appreciation for science in a unique and entertaining way. This program will air on the main digital stream.
Other Matters (8 of 13) Response
Program Title Wild Ltd.
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wednesdays 7-730am (10/5-12/28/2011)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Wild Ltd is a half hour conservation series, and in each episode the cameras follow Game Ranger Michelle Garforth-Venter, on her adventures both on land and under the water. Michelle meets researchers and veterinarians and learns about their work - suggesting job opportunities in the conservation world. Michelle always teaches about the anatomy of the species at hand, the conservation listing and why / how we can better preserve their population numbers. Each episode is designed to reveal to children the value of wild spaces and the creatures that live within. This program will air on the main digital stream.
Other Matters (9 of 13) Response
Program Title Beta Records TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 7-730am (10/1-12/31/2011)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Beta Records TV is an educational and instructional music centric series. It follows a magazine format with segments ranging from major and indie artist interviews, tutorials and how-tos, producer and music executive tips, internet heroes, The Vault (legendary artists), and music as it pertains to fashion and pop culture. This program will air on the secondary digital stream, Cool TV, channel 16.2.
Other Matters (10 of 13) Response
Program Title Wild America
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 730-8am (10/1-12/31/2011)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The ambitious goal of this program is to produce a television experience with which teens could identify and from which teens would learn valuable life lessons. This program presents basic biological facts to this most curious segment of our society. Where does food come from? Where do babies come from? How do animals relate to one another? How does ecology work? What is the relationship between life and death/humans and nature? This program will air on the main digital stream.
Other Matters (11 of 13) Response
Program Title On the Spot
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Thursdays 7-730am (10/6-12/29/2011)
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. A host will stop people on the street and ask them questions based on local and national curriculum. Questions can be about English, history, math, art, and more. The show will go to lengths to explain each answer and why it is correct, bringing in the educational element. This program will air on the main digital stream.
Other Matters (12 of 13) Response
Program Title Teen Kids News
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 9-930am and 930-10am (10/1-12/31/2011)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Teen Kids News meets FCC requirements for "core children's programming" by producing each week educational features such as, "College and You" (tips for choosing and getting into college), and "Word," (vocabulary skills training), as well as informational features for teens, such as reports about healthy eating; driving tips for new drivers, and internet predators. The show has been designed to meet needs of children and young adolescents with a unique curiosity about their world, with weekly headlines that present the news in a teen appropriate manner. The Program stimulates the 13 - 16 year olds curiosity, develops their learning and cognitive, listening and thinking skills, and serves as an enhancement of their academic and educational experience. More than 5,000 schools are using TKN as part of their school curriculum and affiliate stations have already contacted school systems in that regard. The full scripts are available to provide easy access for teachers to use in their classrooms. This program will air on the secondary digital stream, Cool TV, channel 16.2.
Other Matters (13 of 13) Response
Program Title Real Life 101
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 730-8am (10/1-12/31/2011)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Real Life 101" presents real people pursuing real jobs and careers in an educational and informational format designed to help its viewers make important decisions about preparing for the future. The careers and people featured are carefully selected in order to present vivid impressions that can be used by the series' young audience. A study conducted by The Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania concerning the implementation of the FCC processing guideline known as the Three-Hour Rule found that "Real Life 101" was highly educational. The series is currently being provided to schools and libraries across the USA by one of the nation's quality educational distributors. This program will air on the secondary digital stream, Cool TV, channel 16.2.

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