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

FRN:
0022824668
File Number:
CPR-124599
Submit Date:
10/07/2011
Call Sign:
WHO-DT
Facility ID:
66221
City:
DES MOINES
State:
IA
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
10/07/2011
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Third Quarter of 2011

General Information

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

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

Contact Representatives (0)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Children's Television Information

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

Digital Core Programming

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State the average number of hours of Core Programming per week broadcast by the station on its main program stream 3.0
State the average number of hours per week of free over-the-air digital video programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream 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: 12.0
Does the Licensee provide information identifying each Core Program aired on its station, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides as required by 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? Yes
Does the Licensee certify that at least 50% of the Core Programming counted toward meeting the additional programming guideline (applied to free video programming aired on other than the main Yes No program stream) did not consist of program episodes that had already aired within the previous seven days either on the station's main program stream or on another of the station's free digital program streams? Yes

Digital Core Programs(12)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 12) Response
Program Title TURBO DOGS (E/I)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday @ 10
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 12
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 4 years to 8 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Turbo Dogs is an animated show based on the books, Racer Dogs, by Bob Kolar.The series follows a group of six dogs from Racerville who love to compete with one another in races. In each story, one or more of the dogs encounter and solve problems that teach them social-emotional lessons on good sportsmanship, teamwork, cooperation, playing fair, and friendship. The show also imparts information on the mechanics of racing such as directionality and concepts of distance and time. The social-emotional messages are embedded through the stories using action and humor. The tags at the end of each episode reiterate and establish the educational message learned by the dogs.
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 TURBO DOGS (E/I)
List date and time rescheduled 6/5 @ 1
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # 6/6
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program TURBO DOGS (E/I)
List date and time rescheduled 7/10 @ 11
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # 7/2
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (2 of 12) Response
Program Title THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS E/I
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday @ 11
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 4 years to 8 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "The Magic School Bus" is based on a series of children's books about science written by Joanna Cole. The show features the ingenious Ms. Frizzle, an elementary school teacher and intrepid explorer who piles her students into her Magic School Bus and takes them on amazing field trips to impossible locations. The goal of each field trip to answer questions or learn many new things about the place the class visits. Each episode is a fact-filled expedition to places as diverse as the solar system, the human body, or even inside weather systems. The bus transforms to suit the environment and the kids freely explore and share their learning with each other and with Ms. Frizzle, who nudges them to "make connections" and answer their own questions with research. The class pet, Lizzie, a large lizard, accompanies the class on their field trips. The content of the show is appropriate for children from ages 6 to 10 and in addition to all the factual content, the children also have a social-emotional problem to solve that is embedded into the story line.
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 MAGIC SCHOOL BUS E/I
List date and time rescheduled 7/10 @ 12
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # 7/2
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (3 of 12) Response
Program Title SHELLDON E/I
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday @ 10:30
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 12
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 4 years to 8 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Shelldon had its worldwide premiere during the 4th quarter 2009. This is an animated series about Shelldon, a school aged yoka shell mollusk who lives with the adoptive family, the Clams, in an undersea community called Shell Land, which is populated by all sorts of sea species. Shelldon and his best friends, Connie (a cowry shell mollusk) and Herman (a hermit crab) face a specific challenge in every episode of the show. The problem may be managing a bully, improving their grades, learning how to be altruistic, or protecting their environment from natural and man-made disasters. In all cases they rely on Dr. Shell, the most venerated intellectual and elder in Shell Land who teaches them and gives them opportunities to harness their potential and solve the problem. Each episode provides a direct socio-emotional lesson and many episodes provide informational content relating to the sea life habitat of Shell Land and environmental conservation.
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 SHELLDON E/I
List date and time rescheduled 6/4 @ 1:30
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # 6/4
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program SHELLDON E/I
List date and time rescheduled 7/10 @ 11:30
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # 7/2
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (4 of 12) Response
Program Title PEARLE E/I
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday @ 12:30
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 10
Total times aired 8
Number of Preemptions 4
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 5
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 4 years to 8 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Pearlie" is an animated comedy series based on the children's book series, Pearlie the Park Fairy by Wendy Harmer. Pearlie is an optimistic, light-hearted fairy who sees the good in everybody, but often gets into situations because her desire to help is larger than her capacity to deliver. Aimed for an audience within the 6 to 10-year-old range, episodes focus on the importance of following the rules, using good judgment and learning how to avoid getting into trouble. Since Pearlie was appointed by Fairy Head Quarters (HQ) to keep Jubilee Park in sparkling order, she has constant challenges with her basic goal of keeping everyone happy and making sure the park functions smoothly. Pearlie's nemesis and cousin, Saphira, often takes advantage of Pearlie's good nature which requires that Pearlie must also frequently outwit the park bully. In each episode, Pearlie approaches new tasks and problems with a great deal of enthusiasm, but without the organization required to get the job done. Through plot developments and with the assistance of her friends, Opal and Jasper, she learns what to do and what not to do in each situation so the park can be restored to order.
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 PEARLE E/I
List date and time rescheduled 6/26 @ 11
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # 6/25
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program PEARLE E/I
List date and time rescheduled 8/28 @ 11
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # 68/27
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #3

Questions Response
Title of Program PEARLE E/I
List date and time rescheduled 7/10 @ 11:30
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # 7/2
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #4

Questions Response
Title of Program PEARLE E/I
List date and time rescheduled 7/31 @ 11:30
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # 7/30
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (5 of 12) Response
Program Title WEATHER PLUS 13.2 digital Pets.tv E/I
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 9 & 9:30
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. Series is E/I rated and is suitable for family viewing. Program airs on our secondary channel ant therefore can not be counted as core programming Program airs on our primary channel at a time period outside the designated children's programming parameters
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 12) Response
Program Title ANTENNA TV 13.3 digital CRITTER GITTERS E/I
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 11 & 11:30
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. Title of Digital Core Program: Critter Gitters Origination: Network Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time: 26 Number of Pre-emptions: 0 Length of Program: 30 minutes Age of Target Audience: From 9 years To 14 years E/I Symbol Used As Required: Yes Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming: Series features a non-violent, adventurous format that can be enjoyed by the entire family while stimulating creativity, promoting team work, and showcasing moral dilemmas and social values. A search and rescue, animal adventure-themed series with an entertaining twist of investigative and detective "super sleuthing" by a group of neighborhood kids, a veterinarian, a marine biologist, a zany professor, and colorful neighborhood characters. Action and stimulating story lines combined with compelling situations along with kids' natural curiosity and love for animals. Series features a diverse cast providing positive role models. To add variety to the series, episodes haven been produced in Costa Rica, Switzerland, the Florida Everglades, The Great Northwest, East Coast, Mid West... just about everywhere in the USA.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 12) Response
Program Title WILLA'S WILD LIFE E/I
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday @ 12
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 10
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 3
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 4
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 4 years to 8 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Willas Wild Life is a new animated series centered on a six-year-old girl, and her menagerie of animals. Willa lives at home with her father and pets an elephant, a giraffe, a pair of performing seals, a bear, penguins, and lots of rabbits. In each episode, Willa faces a challenge at home, in school or in her neighborhood. With her animals and best friend Dooley as key elements of her team, Willa works on solutions to overcome her challenge. Together they find ways to maintain healthy friendships, experience success, develop competence, and become altruistic. With help from her animal friends, Willa figures out how to earn the things she wants by helping others. She learns to appreciate the friends that she has rather than trying to change to fit in with the cool group. She realizes that asking questions is better than jumping to conclusions. Whether at school, home or in the neighborhood, Willa finds a way to analyze her situation and learn from experience.
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 WILLA'S WILD LIFE E/I
List date and time rescheduled 6/26 @ 11
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # 6/25
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program WILLA'S WILD LIFE E/I
List date and time rescheduled 7/31 @ 11
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # 7/30
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #3

Questions Response
Title of Program WILLA'S WILD LIFE E/I
List date and time rescheduled 7/10 @ 1
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # 7/2
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (8 of 12) Response
Program Title WEATHER PLUS 13.2 digital DOG TALES
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday @ 8 & 8:30
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. Dog Tails showcases dogs and dog lovers of all types, providing valuable information about canine health, training, grooming and overall dog care. Series is E/I rated and is suitable for family viewing. Program airs on our secondary channel ant therefore can not be counted as core programming
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 12) Response
Program Title ANTENNA TV 13.3 digital CURIOSITY QUEST E/I
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 12 & 12:30
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. Title of Digital Core Program: Curiosity Quest Origination: Network Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time: 26 Number of Pre-emptions: 0 Length of Program: 30 minutes Age of Target Audience: From 9 years To 12 years E/I Symbol Used As Required: Yes Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming: "Curiosity Quest" is an upbeat, family, educational program that explores what viewers are curious about. In each show, host Joel Greene ventures on a quest to answer viewer's letters of curiosity. Each quest takes the audience on location for an unscripted, hands-on, educational exploration. In addition, throughout each program, Joel will hit the streets to get real and often comical answers to questions pertaining to each episode. Joel's enthusiastic personality often lands him in hilarious situations in pursuit of the answer.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 12) Response
Program Title BABAR E/I
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday @ 11:30
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 4 years to 8 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. BABAR,based on the books by Laurent de Brunhoff, is an animated show about a young orphaned elephant who finds the strength to rise above the challenges he faces, including the death of his parents, as he journeys through life. Each episode of the show develops a social-emotional message such as taking responsibility, being patient and persistent in hard work, respecting peoples privacy, learning to cope with unforeseen changes, and being honest. These messages emerge from the need to resolve a dilemma that is faced by Babar, one of his friends or family members. BABAR first appeared on the schedule in 2007 and is returning with new episodes in 2009.
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 BABAR E/I
List date and time rescheduled 7/10 @ 12:30
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # 7/2
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (11 of 12) Response
Program Title WEATHER PLUS 13.2 digital ANIMAL RESCUE E/I
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday @ 7 & 7:30
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. Animal Rescue showcases spectacular rescues of all types of animals and focuses on the work of dedicated individuals who treat the various creatures on the animal kingdom. All stories are authentic and contain actual video of rescues. Series is E/I rated ages 13-16 and is suitable for family viewing. Program airs on our secondary channel ant therefore can not be counted as core programming
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (12 of 12) Response
Program Title ANTENNA TV 13.3 digital MUSTARD PANCAKES E/I
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 1 & 1:30
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. Title of Digital Core Program: Mustard Pancakes Origination: Network Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time: 26 Number of Pre-emptions: 0 Length of Program: 30 minutes Age of Target Audience: From 3 years To 6 years E/I Symbol Used As Required: Yes Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming: Mustard Pancakes is a television series for children, featuring the loveable and talented Courtney Campbell, and her family of fun-loving friends. Each episode mirrors a slice of everyday life, from problems to celebrations and everything in between. Courtney lives with her cat, Mr. D., and her three dogs, Oogleberry Ink Dog, Tiny Tina Ten Toes and Mo - definitely an offbeat family! Courtney's home is warm, friendly and inviting. A cozy place, where all children feel comfortable hanging out, singing songs and hearing stories.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (3)

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Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (1 of 3) Response
Program Title Dog Tales E/I
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: Saturday 6/11 @ 1
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 1
Number of Preemptions 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. Dog Tails showcases dogs and dog lovers of all types, providing valuable information about canine health, training, grooming and overall dog care. Series is E/I rated and is suitable for family viewing. Program airs on our secondary channel ant therefore can not be counted as core programming
Does the program have educating and informing children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Yes
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes
Does the Licensee provide information regarding the program, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides consistent with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? Yes

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Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (2 of 3) Response
Program Title Animal Rescue E/I
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: Saturday 6/11 @ 1:30
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 1
Number of Preemptions 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. Animal Rescue showcases spectacular rescues of all types of animals and focuses on the work of dedicated individuals who treat the various creatures on the animal kingdom. All stories are authentic and contain actual video of rescues. Series is E/I rated ages 13-16 and is suitable for family viewing. Program airs on our secondary channel ant therefore can not be counted as core programming
Does the program have educating and informing children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Yes
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes
Does the Licensee provide information regarding the program, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides consistent with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? Yes

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Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (3 of 3) Response
Program Title Pets.tv E/I
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: Sunday @ 6:30
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 13
Number of Preemptions 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. This series aires on WHO-TV but airs outside the Core Programming time restrictions. Series is E/I rated and is suitable for family viewing. Program airs on our secondary channel ant therefore can not be counted as core programming Program airs on our primary channel at a time period outside the designated children's programming parameters
Does the program have educating and informing children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Yes
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes
Does the Licensee provide information regarding the program, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides consistent with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? Yes

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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 Dave Peterson
Address 1801 Grand Avenue
City Des Moines
State IA
Zip 50309
Telephone Number 515-242-3541
Email Address dave.peterson@whotv.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. After due review of internal station records and documentation provided to us by program suppliers, the licensee hereby certifies as follows: (i) the only programs specifically designed for children ages twelve and under that the station broadcast this quarter are disclosed in this report (including in this Question 17) and (ii) the licensee fully complied with the FCC's commercial limits, as specified in 47 C.F.R. Section 73.670, with respect to these programs. In addition to the educational or informational programs listed in this report, the station broadcast the following programs specifically designed for children ages twelve and under: [Turbo Dogs, Shelldon, The Magic School Bus, Babar, Willa's Wild Life, Pearlie, Animal Rescue, Dog Tales, PETS.tv,Critter Gitters, Coriosity Quest, Mustard Pancakes]. On June 12, 2009, the station stopped broadcast of its analog signal therefore question 7b and 7c no longer apply. WHO-DT STATION TOURS WHO-DT regularly conducts tours of its broadcast facilities for children's groups ages 16 and under. CHANNEL 13 WEATHER LAB AT THE SCIENCE CENTER OF IOWA Each weekday, children from all over central Iowa interact with Channel 13 Meteorologists at our satellite interactive weather studio located at the new Science Center of Iowa. Not only are there discussions about weather, but also television production and the magic "green screen" plus children see our live weather broadcasts at noon and 5pm each day and receive educational weather handouts. WHO-HD Weather Guide WHO-HD Channel 13 wrote, designed printed and distributed 20,000 "Severe Weather Guides" at local grocery stores and the Science Center of Iowa with content specifically designed for children. First Alert Weather Activity Workbook The station's website, WHOtv.com, posted a Weather Activity book for students and teachers alike to have fun while learning some weather basics, including Severe Weather Safety. "PAYS FOR A'S" PROGRAM WHO-TV has teamed up with some local business to reward good students with our "Pays for A's' program. Students are encouraged to bring in their report cards to a sponsor location. With just one top grade, each student receives a prize pack including arcade games, ice cream and discounts to a local amusement park. And three times a school year, we draw one winner for 10 free passes to a local amusement park. I-CUB ANTHEM BUDDIES Channel 13, in cooperation with the Iowa Cubs, created a unique opportunity for children ages 7 to 12 to experience what it's like to stand on the baseball field next to a big league player and sing the National Anthem. More than 50 teams from across our viewing area participated. NATIONAL BALLOON CLASSIC This annual 8-day event is geared directly to families and secondarily to children. The event primarily has great entertainment value but also deals with the physics of what makes hot air balloons fly. There are also many children's activities that take place each day of the event. THE GOLDEN APPLE AWARD Each month during the school year, WHO-TV and a corporate partner honor one teacher in our viewing area that goes beyond the call of duty. Nominations are taken from letters written by children at the school that think their teacher should be recognized. Then on the last Monday of the month, we visit the school and surprise our deserving teacher with the honor at a school assembly. It teaches children appreciation of all teachers and motivates other teachers to aspire to achieve the same recognition from their students.

Other Matters (16)

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Other Matters (1 of 16) Response
Program Title PEARLE (E/I)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday @ 12:30
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 4 years to 8 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Pearlie" is an animated comedy series based on the children's book series, Pearlie the Park Fairy by Wendy Harmer. Pearlie is an optimistic, light-hearted fairy who sees the good in everybody, but often gets into situations because her desire to help is larger than her capacity to deliver. Aimed for an audience within the 6 to 10-year-old range, episodes focus on the importance of following the rules, using good judgment and learning how to avoid getting into trouble. Since Pearlie was appointed by Fairy Head Quarters (HQ) to keep Jubilee Park in sparkling order, she has constant challenges with her basic goal of keeping everyone happy and making sure the park functions smoothly. Pearlie's nemesis and cousin, Saphira, often takes advantage of Pearlie's good nature which requires that Pearlie must also frequently outwit the park bully. In each episode, Pearlie approaches new tasks and problems with a great deal of enthusiasm, but without the organization required to get the job done. Through plot developments and with the assistance of her friends, Opal and Jasper, she learns what to do and what not to do in each situation so the park can be restored to order.
Other Matters (2 of 16) Response
Program Title WEATHER PLUS digital 13.2 The Real Winning Edge E/I
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday @ 9:30
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 9 years to 13 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Title of Digital Core Program: Critter Gitters Origination: Network Regular Schedule: Sunday 11-11:30a & 11:30a-12p thru 1/2, Saturday 11-11:30a & 11:30a-12p starting 1/8 Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time: 26 Number of Pre-emptions: 0 Length of Program: 30 minutes Age of Target Audience: From 9 years To 14 years E/I Symbol Used As Required: Yes Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming: Series features a non-violent, adventurous format that can be enjoyed by the entire family while stimulating creativity, promoting team work, and showcasing moral dilemmas and social values. A search and rescue, animal adventure-themed series with an entertaining twist of investigative and detective "super sleuthing" by a group of neighborhood kids, a veterinarian, a marine biologist, a zany professor, and colorful neighborhood characters. Action and stimulating story lines combined with compelling situations along with kids' natural curiosity and love for animals. Series features a diverse cast providing positive role models. To add variety to the series, episodes haven been produced in Costa Rica, Switzerland, the Florida Everglades, The Great Northwest, East Coast, Mid West... just about everywhere in the USA. WHO-TV began Antenna TV on 2/8/2011 therefore a complete quarter of 13 programs is not reflected
Other Matters (3 of 16) Response
Program Title WEATHER PLUS digital 13.2 pets.tv E/I
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday @ 8
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. Series is E/I rated and is suitable for family viewing. Program airs on our secondary channel ant therefore can not be counted as core programming Program airs on our primary channel at a time period outside the designated children's programming parameters
Other Matters (4 of 16) Response
Program Title BABAR (E/I)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday @ 11:30
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 4 years to 8 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. BABAR, based on the books by Laurent de Brunhoff, is an animated show about a young orphaned elephant who finds the strength to rise above the challenges he faces, including the death of his parents, as he journeys through life. Each episode of the show develops a social-emotional message such as taking responsibility, being patient and persistent in hard work, respecting peoples privacy, learning to cope with unforeseen changes, and being honest. These messages emerge from the need to resolve a dilemma that is faced by Babar, one of his friends or family members. BABAR first appeared on the schedule in 2007 and is returning with new episodes in 2009.
Other Matters (5 of 16) Response
Program Title WILLAS WILD RIDE (E/I)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday @ 12
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 4 years to 8 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Willas Wild Life is a new animated series centered on a six-year-old girl, and her menagerie of animals. Willa lives at home with her father and pets an elephant, a giraffe, a pair of performing seals, a bear, penguins, and lots of rabbits. In each episode, Willa faces a challenge at home, in school or in her neighborhood. With her animals and best friend Dooley as key elements of her team, Willa works on solutions to overcome her challenge. Together they find ways to maintain healthy friendships, experience success, develop competence, and become altruistic. With help from her animal friends, Willa figures out how to earn the things she wants by helping others. She learns to appreciate the friends that she has rather than trying to change to fit in with the cool group. She realizes that asking questions is better than jumping to conclusions. Whether at school, home or in the neighborhood, Willa finds a way to analyze her situation and learn from experience.
Other Matters (6 of 16) Response
Program Title TURBO DOGS (E/I)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday @ 10
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 4 years to 8 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Turbo Dogs is an animated show based on the books, Racer Dogs, by Bob Kolar. The series follows a group of six dogs from Racerville who love to compete with one another in races. In each story, one or more of the dogs encounter and solve problems that teach them social-emotional lessons on good sportsmanship, teamwork, cooperation, playing fair, and friendship. The show also imparts information on the mechanics of racing such as directionality and concepts of distance and time. The social-emotional messages are embedded through the stories using action and humor. The tags at the end of each episode reiterate and establish the educational message learned by the dogs.
Other Matters (7 of 16) Response
Program Title ANTENNA TV digital 13.3 CURIOSITY QUEST E/I
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Satrurday 11 & 11:30
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 9 years to 13 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Title of Digital Core Program: Critter Gitters Origination: Network Regular Schedule: Sunday 11-11:30a & 11:30a-12p thru 1/2, Saturday 11-11:30a & 11:30a-12p starting 1/8 Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time: 26 Number of Pre-emptions: 0 Length of Program: 30 minutes Age of Target Audience: From 9 years To 14 years E/I Symbol Used As Required: Yes Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming: Series features a non-violent, adventurous format that can be enjoyed by the entire family while stimulating creativity, promoting team work, and showcasing moral dilemmas and social values. A search and rescue, animal adventure-themed series with an entertaining twist of investigative and detective "super sleuthing" by a group of neighborhood kids, a veterinarian, a marine biologist, a zany professor, and colorful neighborhood characters. Action and stimulating story lines combined with compelling situations along with kids' natural curiosity and love for animals. Series features a diverse cast providing positive role models. To add variety to the series, episodes haven been produced in Costa Rica, Switzerland, the Florida Everglades, The Great Northwest, East Coast, Mid West... just about everywhere in the USA. WHO-TV began Antenna TV on 2/8/2011 therefore a complete quarter of 13 programs is not reflected
Other Matters (8 of 16) Response
Program Title WEATHER PLUS digital 13.2 Swap TV E/I
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday @ 9
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 9 years to 13 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "SWAP TV" is a weekly half-hour television series about two teenagers from different backgrounds "swapping" lives for a weekend. The series meets the educational and informational objectives of the FCC's Childrens Programming requirements for children ages 13-16. The programs explore the opposite lives of the participating youngsters as they learn about different cultures and family settings. Young viewers are exposed to the special interests of the "swapping" youngsters and what adjustments they make to a different life situation. The program teaches tolerance of various races, creeds and backgrounds while exposing an appreciation to someone else's way of life. Each episode is informative, entertaining and promotes good social values and respect. "SWAP TV" is closed-captioned for the hearing impaired and displ
Other Matters (9 of 16) Response
Program Title SHELLDON (E/I)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday @ 10:30
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 4 years to 8 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Shelldon had its worldwide premiere during the 4th quarter 2009. This is an animated series about Shelldon, a school aged yoka shell mollusk who lives with the adoptive family, the Clams, in an undersea community called Shell Land, which is populated by all sorts of sea species. Shelldon and his best friends, Connie (a cowry shell mollusk) and Herman (a hermit crab) face a specific challenge in every episode of the show. The problem may be managing a bully, improving their grades, learning how to be altruistic, or protecting their environment from natural and man-made disasters. In all cases they rely on Dr. Shell, the most venerated intellectual and elder in Shell Land who teaches them and gives them opportunities to harness their potential and solve the problem. Each episode provides a direct socio-emotional lesson and many episodes provide informational content relating to the sea life habitat of Shell Land and environmental conservation.
Other Matters (10 of 16) Response
Program Title WEATHER PLUS 13.2 digital DOG TALES
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday @ 7:30
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. Dog Tails showcases dogs and dog lovers of all types, providing valuable information about canine health, training, grooming and overall dog care. Series is E/I rated and is suitable for family viewing. Program airs on our secondary channel ant therefore can not be counted as core programming
Other Matters (11 of 16) Response
Program Title WEATHER PLUS 13.2 digital ANIMAL RESCUE E/I
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday @ 7
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 Rescue showcases spectacular rescues of all types of animals and focuses on the work of dedicated individuals who treat the various creatures on the animal kingdom. All stories are authentic and contain actual video of rescues. Series is E/I rated ages 13-16 and is suitable for family viewing. Program airs on our secondary channel and therefore can not be counted as core programming
Other Matters (12 of 16) Response
Program Title THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS (E/I)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday @ 11
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 4 years to 8 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "The Magic School Bus" is based on a series of children's books about science written by Joanna Cole. The show features the ingenious Ms. Frizzle, an elementary school teacher and intrepid explorer who piles her students into her Magic School Bus and takes them on amazing field trips to impossible locations. The goal of each field trip to answer questions or learn many new things about the place the class visits. Each episode is a fact-filled expedition to places as diverse as the solar system, the human body, or even inside weather systems. The bus transforms to suit the environment and the kids freely explore and share their learning with each other and with Ms. Frizzle, who nudges them to "make connections" and answer their own questions with research. The class pet, Lizzie, a large lizard, accompanies the class on their field trips. The content of the show is appropriate for children from ages 6 to 10 and in addition to all the factual content, the children also have a social-emotional problem to solve that is embedded into the story line.
Other Matters (13 of 16) Response
Program Title ANTENNA TV 13.3 digital MUSTARD PANCAKES E/I
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 10 & 10:30
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 9 years to 13 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Title of Digital Core Program: Mustard Pancakes Origination: Network Regular Schedule: Sunday 10-10:30 & 10:30-11a thru 1/2, Saturday 10-10:30 & 10:30-11a starting 1/8 Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time: 26 Number of Pre-emptions: 0 Length of Program: 30 minutes Age of Target Audience: From 3 years To 6 years E/I Symbol Used As Required: Yes Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming: Mustard Pancakes is a television series for children, featuring the loveable and talented Courtney Campbell, and her family of fun-loving friends. Each episode mirrors a slice of everyday life, from problems to celebrations and everything in between. Courtney lives with her cat, Mr. D., and her three dogs, Oogleberry Ink Dog, Tiny Tina Ten Toes and Mo - definitely an offbeat family! Courtney's home is warm, friendly and inviting. A cozy place, where all children feel comfortable hanging out, singing songs and hearing stories. WHO-TV began Antenna TV on 2/8/2011 therefore a complete quarter of 13 programs is not reflected
Other Matters (14 of 16) Response
Program Title WEATHER PLUS digital 13.2 Missing E/I
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday @ 8:30
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 9 years to 13 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Missing" will satisfy the FCC Children's Programming requirement and can be classified as either core or non-core programming. "Missing" serves the educational and informational needs of children 13 to 16 years of age with its program content, including safety tips and real life stories using various resources to help find missing people. The show is also a public service to communities across the United States and is endorced by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Other Matters (15 of 16) Response
Program Title ANTENNA TV digital 13.3 CURIOSITY QUEST E/I
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 12 & 12:30
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 9 years to 13 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Title of Digital Core Program: Curiosity Quest Origination: Network Regular Schedule: Sunday 12-12:30 & 12:30-1p thru 1/2, Saturday 12-12:30 & 12:30-1p starting 1/8 Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time: 26 Number of Pre-emptions: 0 Length of Program: 30 minutes Age of Target Audience: From 9 years To 12 years E/I Symbol Used As Required: Yes Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming: "Curiosity Quest" is an upbeat, family, educational program that explores what viewers are curious about. In each show, host Joel Greene ventures on a quest to answer viewer's letters of curiosity. Each quest takes the audience on location for an unscripted, hands-on, educational exploration. In addition, throughout each program, Joel will hit the streets to get real and often comical answers to questions pertaining to each episode. Joel's enthusiastic personality often lands him in hilarious situations in pursuit of the answer. WHO-TV began Antenna TV on 2/8/2011 therefore a complete quarter of 13 programs is not reflected
Other Matters (16 of 16) Response
Program Title WEATHER PLUS digital 13.2 The Real Winning Edge E/I
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday @ 9:30
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 9 years to 13 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. making the right choices when faced with tough decisions and significant challenges. Recognizing that 13 to 16-year-olds are likely to be influenced by celebrities, the series features role models from the professional sports and the entertainment industries. Each episode is engaging, entertaining and educational in structure, presenting a powerful and positive message. The Real Winning Edge TV" is closed-captioned for the hearing

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