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

FRN:
0004199139
File Number:
CPR-126575
Submit Date:
01/09/2012
Call Sign:
WIRT-DT
Facility ID:
71336
City:
HIBBING
State:
MN
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
01/09/2012
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Fourth 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 DT.1 ABC
Nielsen DMA Duluth MN-Superior WI
Web Home Page Address http:/www.wdio.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 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 168.0
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: 5.0
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(22)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 22) Response
Program Title BETA Records TV
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled DT.2 Wednesdays/7:30-8:00AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 8
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 & indie artist interviews, tutorials and how-to's, producer and music executive tips, Internet heroes, The Vault (legendary artists), and music as it pertains to fashion and pop culture.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 22) Response
Program Title Jack Hannas Animal Adventures
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled DT.2 Saturday and Sunday/7:30-8:00AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 9
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. In each episode the cameras follow Jack as he spends time with nature's creatures across the continents. Jack talks with people that are knowledgeable about each animal and habitat, teaching as he goes. Each episode is designed to reveal to children the world around them in a way that presents positive role models and pro-social values within an environmentally responsible universe.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 22) Response
Program Title Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled DT.1 Saturdays/9:30-10:00 AM CT
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 half-hour weekly series, Ocean Mysteries, offers a fresh approach to the quest for aquatic understanding by blending stories of fascinating sea creatures, comparisons to popular land animals, and analogies to human experience. Hosted by Jeff Corwin, Ocean Mysteries is produced for ages 13-16 - and beyond -by showing how animals share the same behaviors, challenges and triumphs that humans do. From exciting rescues of abandoned animals to unexpected conflicts in the 'family dynamics' of the mingling species, viewers will get to know - and care- about these heroes, and all of the fascinating life teeming in our oceans.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 22) Response
Program Title AZE2
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled DT.2 Mondays/7:30-8:00AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 6
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. Ariel & Zoey & Eli, Too - AZE2 provides CORE programming in the areas of music, art and history. For example, AZE2 introduces the viewer to people who have accomplished great things and have a positive message for kids. AZE2's central theme is to empower children to accomplish their goals and their dreams. There is always a focus on important life lessons - treating others with respect and kindness. AZE2 brings in musicians, artists and others at the top of their field who share their life lessons with the audience.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 22) Response
Program Title Mustard Pancakes
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled DT.2 Thursdays/7:30-8:00AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 7
Total times aired 7
Number of Preemptions 1
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
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. MUSTARD PANCAKES features gifted singer/songwriter and childrens personality Courtney Campbell as head of a household that is also home to Oogleberry Ink Dog, Tiny Tina Ten Toes and Mo - and the lone cat, Mr. D. Under her thoughtful and tender care and guidance, her pets discover the world around them, grow emotionally and find solutions to their daily challenges. Aimed at children 3-6, the music-driven MUSTARD PANCAKES celebrates the joy of childhood through the power of music, storytelling and appealing characters.
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 Mustard Pancakes
List date and time rescheduled
Is the rescheduled date the second home?
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time?
Date Preempted 2011-10-06
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Other
Digital Core Program (6 of 22) Response
Program Title Mad About
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled DT.2 Sat/9:30-10:00AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 5
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. Mad About is a half hour sketch- comedy/ variety show aimed at educating and entertaining kids ages 13 to 16. A true E/I series, episodes use a creative mixture of humor, improve, animation and viewer-generated video. Mad About conveys important messages about life skills such as personal finance, health & nutrition, fitness, conservation, and decision making in a fun and entertaining way. Each TV episode relies on a small company of skilled comedic actors to explore significant topics within a subject area. It incorporates comic monologues, sketch and improv comedy, eye-catching animation, music videos, humorous "man on the street" interviews, and viewer-created questions about life's issues.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 22) Response
Program Title AZE2
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled DT.2 Fridays/7:30-8:00AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 8
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. Ariel & Zoey & Eli, Too - AZE2 provides CORE programming in the areas of music, art and history. For example, AZE2 introduces the viewer to people who have accomplished great things and have a positive message for kids. AZE2's central theme is to empower children to accomplish their goals and their dreams. There is always a focus on important life lessons - treating others with respect and kindness. AZE2 brings in musicians, artists and others at the top of their field who share their life lessons with the audience.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 22) Response
Program Title Born to Explore
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled DT.1 Saturdays/10:00-10:30 AM CT
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. Developed and produced for 13- 16 year olds, the world's cultures and its geographical wonders come alive as the youngest president in Explorers Club history, Richard Wiese, takes viewers on a globetrotting adventure. While developed for 13-16 year olds, Born to Explore is engaging for the whole family. In this weekly half-hour series, Richard uncovers amazing facts of nature and manmade treasures. In Born to Explore, Richard Wiese takes the role of the ultimate Social Studies teacher to a new level, brining the viewing audience to the places and people of our world who form our cultures. Whether he climbs Mount Kilimanjaro, explores why people live a the base of an active volcano, or travels down the Nile River, viewers will travels the world without leaving their homes.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 22) Response
Program Title Angel's Friends
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled DT.2 Tuesdays/7:30-8:00AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 8
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. Angel's Friends provides CORE programming in the areas of particular concern to young teens including social themes and coping strategies through school life of animated teen-aged angels learning to be Guardian Angels and their nemesis - The Devils - that are practicing to become Guardian Devils. Kids are taken on an inspirational journey that stirs their spirit and provides moral tools for the decisions they face in everyday life. The multi-ethnic angels serve as role models for young teen viewers as they deal with such issues as the right to say "no,' the meaning of heroism, bullying and other issues of particular concern to young teens.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 22) Response
Program Title Edgemont
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled DT.2 Sun/9:00-9:30AM CT
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. Edgemont is designed to entertain its core teen audience and also to inform and educate its viewers about issues that arise in school and at home. The storylines focus on social and emotional challenges faced by all secondary school students, from forming and maintaining family, friendship and romantic relationships, to ethical and moral choices. The objective of the series is to demonstrate models of behavior for teen viewers, allowing them to consider choices that they themselves may face, to witness the potential outcomes of these choices and gain positive tools that they can use to resolve issues and conflicts in a constructive way.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (11 of 22) Response
Program Title Green Screen Adventures
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled DT.2 Saturday and Sunday/8:30-9:00AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 9
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 7 years to 13 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Green Screen Adventures sparks enthusiasm for writing through age-appropriate sketch comedy, original songs, puppetry, and story theatre. The stories are based on the writing of elementary school students, ages 7-13. Children get the message that their words have power, that their voices are being heard. Our diverse Green Screen company of performers and writers reinforce critical writing skills and share positive social messages. Our educational mission emphasizes the four "C"s as well as the three "R"s - Curiosity, Confidence, Citizenship, Compassion.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (12 of 22) Response
Program Title Edgemont
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled DT.2 Sun/9:30-10:00AM CT
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. Edgemont is designed to entertain its core teen audience and also to inform and educate its viewers about issues that arise in school and at home. The storylines focus on social and emotional challenges faced by all secondary school students, from forming and maintaining family, friendship and romantic relationships, to ethical and moral choices. The objective of the series is to demonstrate models of behavior for teen viewers, allowing them to consider choices that they themselves may face, to witness the potential outcomes of these choices and gain positive tools that they can use to resolve issues and conflicts in a constructive way.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (13 of 22) Response
Program Title Marty Stouffers Wild America
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled DT.2 Mondays/7:30-8:00AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 2
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The key educational objective of the program is to familiarize children with the animals of the North American content, their interaction with other animals and their environment. Throughout the series emphasis will be placed upon protecting endangered species and the impact that humans have while interacting in their environment.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (14 of 22) Response
Program Title Jack Hannas Animal Adventures
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled DT.2 M-F/7:00-7:30AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 39
Total times aired 39
Number of Preemptions 1
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. In each episode the cameras follow Jack as he spends time with nature's creatures across the continents. Jack talks with people that are knowledgeable about each animal and habitat, teaching as he goes. Each episode is designed to reveal to children the world around them in a way that presents positive role models and pro-social values within an environmentally responsible universe.
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 Jack Hannas Animal Adventures
List date and time rescheduled
Is the rescheduled date the second home?
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time?
Date Preempted 2011-10-06
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Other
Digital Core Program (15 of 22) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled DT.1 Saturdays/9:00-9:30 AM CT
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. Wildlife expert and animal ambassador, Jack Hanna, brings the viewer face-to face with the best of the beasts. In this weekly half-hour series that will engage viewers 13-16, as well as the whole family, Jack highlights his favorite animals and adventures from around the world. Presented in countdown style, Jack offers up a different 'top ten' each week in a variety of categories. What are the top ten 'fastest animals in Africa,' 'tallest insects,' 'biggest eaters,' smartest birds'...Jack will answer all of these questions and more. As Jack reveals the categories, he gives further insights and interesting facts about the animals allowing viewers of all ages the opportunity to be entertained as well as learn more about the fascinating animal kingdom in Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (16 of 22) Response
Program Title Mad About
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled DT.2 Sat/9:00-9:30AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 5
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. Mad About is a half hour sketch- comedy/ variety show aimed at educating and entertaining kids ages 13 to 16. A true E/I series, episodes use a creative mixture of humor, improve, animation and viewer-generated video. Mad About conveys important messages about life skills such as personal finance, health & nutrition, fitness, conservation, and decision making in a fun and entertaining way. Each TV episode relies on a small company of skilled comedic actors to explore significant topics within a subject area. It incorporates comic monologues, sketch and improv comedy, eye-catching animation, music videos, humorous "man on the street" interviews, and viewer-created questions about life's issues.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (17 of 22) Response
Program Title Everyday Health
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled DT.1 Saturdays/11:00-11:30 AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 9
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 4
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 4
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. In this weekly half-hour series developed and produced to educate and inform viewers ages 13-16, our hosts scan the country finding those who 'pay it forward' to promote health and wellness. The remarkable people that viewers meet are referred to as 'agents of change,' special individuals who are making big changes in people's lives, one small step at a time. Everyday Health is a series that uniquely raises awareness to help fight obesity, raise self-esteem, establish physical fitness habits and prevent negative health choices. An inspirational program about people who confront challenges by taking control, Everyday Health, through captivating storytelling, reports on amazing teens and other selfless Americans who are 'paying it forward, 'with good will and new ideas that will inspire other teens to take action.
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 Everyday Health
List date and time rescheduled 12/4/11 11:00-11:30 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2011-12-03
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Everyday Health
List date and time rescheduled 10/9/11 11:00-11:30 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2011-10-08
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #3

Questions Response
Title of Program Everyday Health
List date and time rescheduled 11/13/11 11:00-11:30 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2011-11-12
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #4

Questions Response
Title of Program Everyday Health
List date and time rescheduled 11/27/11 11:00-11:30 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2011-11-26
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (18 of 22) Response
Program Title Into The Outdoors
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled DT.1 Saturdays/8:30-9:00AM CT
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 8 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. By joining the weekly adventures of a diverse group of kids at locations across Wisconsin, INTO THE OUTDOORS introduces young viewers to outdoor activities, environmental stewardship, outdoor safety and a philosophy that values our natural resources. The show frequently features guests who are experts in science, biology and resource management. This high-energy children's program is designed to inspire urban and rural kids to get into the outdoors.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (19 of 22) Response
Program Title Jack Hannas Animal Adventures
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled DT.2 Saturday and Sunday/7:00-7:30AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 9
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. In each episode the cameras follow Jack as he spends time with nature's creatures across the continents. Jack talks with people that are knowledgeable about each animal and habitat, teaching as he goes. Each episode is designed to reveal to children the world around them in a way that presents positive role models and pro-social values within an environmentally responsible universe.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (20 of 22) Response
Program Title Green Screen Adventures
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled DT.2 Saturday and Sunday/8:00-8:30AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 9
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 7 years to 13 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Green Screen Adventures sparks enthusiasm for writing through age-appropriate sketch comedy, original songs, puppetry, and story theatre. The stories are based on the writing of elementary school students, ages 7-13. Children get the message that their words have power, that their voices are being heard. Our diverse Green Screen company of performers and writers reinforce critical writing skills and share positive social messages. Our educational mission emphasizes the four "C"s as well as the three "R"s - Curiosity, Confidence, Citizenship, Compassion.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (21 of 22) Response
Program Title Culture Click
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled DT.1 Saturdays/10:30-11:00 AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Culture Click is a weekly half-hour series that explores the genesis of - and reasons behind- cultural events that permeate our everyday lives. Developed and produced for viewers aged 13-16, host Nzinga Blake opens each episode from her virtual reality set with a list of what's trending on search engines that week. These topics will serve as a jumping-off point for a deep dive into the culture viewers 13-16 will embrace. Each week Nzinga will analyze and answer the questions that shape our society - using the power and speed of the internet and user-generated questions and content. Experts in pop culture will join her to add insight and historical perspective. And most importantly, viewers will come away with a week's work of "aha" moments to share with their friends and family. Six degrees of separation takes on a whole new meaning, and there's no limit to what viewers will learn when they experience Culture Click.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (22 of 22) Response
Program Title Food for Thought with Claire Thomas
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled DT.1 Saturdays/11:30 AM-12:00 PM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 9
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 4
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 4
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. Young, enthusiastic and passionate about food, Claire Thomas is the 22 year old host who opens viewers' eyes to how everyday life can inspire culinary creations in Food for Thought. Each weekly-half hour, produced for ages 13-16, informs and educates teens about the power of food as a tool for exploring new places, meeting new people and learning about different cultures. Claire serves as a role model for 13-16 year old viewers by showing her passion for her family, life, and healthy living by sharing stories in the kitchen. Creative inspiration can come from any place at any time - sometimes from family, sometimes from friends, or even from bloggers needing her help. No matter how exotic or local the location, she's always in search of new tastes and places to explore. Based on her unique perspective gathered throughout each episode, Claire will teach the audience how to prepare the "inspired" dish while promoting a healthy attitude towards food and life.
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 Food for Thought with Claire Thomas
List date and time rescheduled 11/27/11 11:30 AM-12:00 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2011-11-26
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Food for Thought with Claire Thomas
List date and time rescheduled 11/13/11 11:30 AM-12:00 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2011-11-12
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #3

Questions Response
Title of Program Food for Thought with Claire Thomas
List date and time rescheduled 12/4/11 11:30 AM-12:00 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2011-12-03
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #4

Questions Response
Title of Program Food for Thought with Claire Thomas
List date and time rescheduled 10/9/11 11:30 AM-12:00 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2011-10-08
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (2)

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Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (1 of 2) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: DT.1 Saturdays/6:00-6:30 AM CT
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. In each episode the cameras follow Jack as he spends time with nature's creatures across the continents. Jack talks with people that are knowledgeable about each animal and habitat, teaching as he goes. Each episode is designed to reveal to children the world around them in a way that presents positive role models and pro-social values within an environmentally responsible universe.
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

Date and Time Aired:

Questions Response
Date Time
Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (2 of 2) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: DT.1 Sundays/6:00-6:30 AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 4
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. In each episode the cameras follow Jack as he spends time with nature's creatures across the continents. Jack talks with people that are knowledgeable about each animal and habitat, teaching as he goes. Each episode is designed to reveal to children the world around them in a way that presents positive role models and pro-social values within an environmentally responsible universe.
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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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 Diane Sargent
Address 10 Observation Rd
City Duluth
State MN
Zip 55811
Telephone Number 218-727-6864
Email Address programming@wdio.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. On DT.2, on 12/11/11, we experienced an equipment failure during Jack Hanna from 7:00-7:11AM. On DT.1, on 11/12/11, we experienced an automation system failure during Jack Hanna from 6:00-6:01AM. On WIRT, on DT-2, we experienced transmitter failture from 7:00-8:00AM. DT.2 aired the Retro Television Network (RTN) until 10/27/2011. Effective 10/28/2011, the network affiliation changed to MeTV.

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Program Title Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled DT.1 Saturdays/9:00-9:30 AM CT
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. Wildlife expert and animal ambassador, Jack Hanna, brings the viewer face-to face with the best of the beasts. In this weekly half-hour series that will engage viewers 13-16, as well as the whole family, Jack highlights his favorite animals and adventures from around the world. Presented in countdown style, Jack offers up a different 'top ten' each week in a variety of categories. What are the top ten 'fastest animals in Africa,' 'tallest insects,' 'biggest eaters,' smartest birds'...Jack will answer all of these questions and more. As Jack reveals the categories, he gives further insights and interesting facts about the animals allowing viewers of all ages the opportunity to be entertained as well as learn more about the fascinating animal kingdom in Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown.
Other Matters (2 of 15) Response
Program Title Mad About
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled DT.2 Sat/9:30-10:00AM CT
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. Mad About is a half hour sketch- comedy/ variety show aimed at educating and entertaining kids ages 13 to 16. A true E/I series, episodes use a creative mixture of humor, improve, animation and viewer-generated video. Mad About conveys important messages about life skills such as personal finance, health & nutrition, fitness, conservation, and decision making in a fun and entertaining way. Each TV episode relies on a small company of skilled comedic actors to explore significant topics within a subject area. It incorporates comic monologues, sketch and improv comedy, eye-catching animation, music videos, humorous "man on the street" interviews, and viewer-created questions about life's issues.
Other Matters (3 of 15) Response
Program Title Green Screen Adventures
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled DT.2 Saturday and Sunday/8:30-9:00AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
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. Green Screen Adventures sparks enthusiasm for writing through age-appropriate sketch comedy, original songs, puppetry, and story theatre. The stories are based on the writing of elementary school students, ages 7-13. Children get the message that their words have power, that their voices are being heard. Our diverse Green Screen company of performers and writers reinforce critical writing skills and share positive social messages. Our educational mission emphasizes the four "C"s as well as the three "R"s - Curiosity, Confidence, Citizenship, Compassion.
Other Matters (4 of 15) Response
Program Title Green Screen Adventures
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled DT.2 Saturday and Sunday/8:00-8:30AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
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. Green Screen Adventures sparks enthusiasm for writing through age-appropriate sketch comedy, original songs, puppetry, and story theatre. The stories are based on the writing of elementary school students, ages 7-13. Children get the message that their words have power, that their voices are being heard. Our diverse Green Screen company of performers and writers reinforce critical writing skills and share positive social messages. Our educational mission emphasizes the four "C"s as well as the three "R"s - Curiosity, Confidence, Citizenship, Compassion.
Other Matters (5 of 15) Response
Program Title Everyday Health
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled DT.1 Saturdays/10:30-11:00 AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. In this weekly half-hour series developed and produced to educate and inform viewers ages 13-16, our hosts scan the country finding those who 'pay it forward' to promote health and wellness. The remarkable people that viewers meet are referred to as 'agents of change,' special individuals who are making big changes in people's lives, one small step at a time. Everyday Health is a series that uniquely raises awareness to help fight obesity, raise self-esteem, establish physical fitness habits and prevent negative health choices. An inspirational program about people who confront challenges by taking control, Everyday Health, through captivating storytelling, reports on amazing teens and other selfless Americans who are 'paying it forward, 'with good will and new ideas that will inspire other teens to take action.
Other Matters (6 of 15) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled DT.2 Saturday and Sunday/7:30-8:00AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Each episode is designed to reveal to children the world around them in a way that presents positive role models and pro-social values within an environmentally responsible universe.
Other Matters (7 of 15) Response
Program Title Into the Outdoors
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled DT.1 Saturdays/8:30-9:00AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 8 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. By joining the weekly adventures of a diverse group of kids at locations across Wisconsin, INTO THE OUTDOORS introduces young viewers to outdoor activities, environmental stewardship, outdoor safety and a philosophy that values our natural resources. The show frequently features guests who are experts in science, biology and resource management. This high-energy children's program is designed to inspire urban and rural kids to get into the outdoors.
Other Matters (8 of 15) Response
Program Title Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled DT.1 Saturdays/9:30-10:00 AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The half-hour weekly series, Ocean Mysteries, offers a fresh approach to the quest for aquatic understanding by blending stories of fascinating sea creatures, comparisons to popular land animals, and analogies to human experience. Hosted by Jeff Corwin, Ocean Mysteries is produced for ages 13-16 - and beyond -by showing how animals share the same behaviors, challenges and triumphs that humans do. From exciting rescues of abandoned animals to unexpected conflicts in the 'family dynamics' of the mingling species, viewers will get to know - and care- about these heroes, and all of the fascinating life teeming in our oceans.
Other Matters (9 of 15) Response
Program Title Born to Explore
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled DT.1 Saturdays/10:00-10:30 AM CT
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. Developed and produced for 13- 16 year olds, the world's cultures and its geographical wonders come alive as the youngest president in Explorers Club history, Richard Wiese, takes viewers on a globetrotting adventure. While developed for 13-16 year olds, Born to Explore is engaging for the whole family. In this weekly half-hour series, Richard uncovers amazing facts of nature and manmade treasures. In Born to Explore, Richard Wiese takes the role of the ultimate Social Studies teacher to a new level, brining the viewing audience to the places and people of our world who form our cultures. Whether he climbs Mount Kilimanjaro, explores why people live a the base of an active volcano, or travels down the Nile River, viewers will travels the world without leaving their homes.
Other Matters (10 of 15) Response
Program Title Edgemont
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled DT.2 Sun/9:30-10:00AM CT
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. Edgemont is designed to entertain its core teen audience and also to inform and educate its viewers about issues that arise in school and at home. The storylines focus on social and emotional challenges faced by all secondary school students, from forming and maintaining family, friendship and romantic relationships, to ethical and moral choices. The objective of the series is to demonstrate models of behavior for teen viewers, allowing them to consider choices that they themselves may face, to witness the potential outcomes of these choices and gain positive tools that they can use to resolve issues and conflicts in a constructive way.
Other Matters (11 of 15) Response
Program Title Food for Thought with Claire Thomas
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled DT.1 Saturdays/11:00-11:30 AM CT
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. Young, enthusiastic and passionate about food, Claire Thomas is the 22 year old host who opens viewers' eyes to how everyday life can inspire culinary creations in Food for Thought. Each weekly-half hour, produced for ages 13-16, informs and educates teens about the power of food as a tool for exploring new places, meeting new people and learning about different cultures. Claire serves as a role model for 13-16 year old viewers by showing her passion for her family, life, and healthy living by sharing stories in the kitchen. Creative inspiration can come from any place at any time - sometimes from family, sometimes from friends, or even from bloggers needing her help. No matter how exotic or local the location, she's always in search of new tastes and places to explore. Based on her unique perspective gathered throughout each episode, Claire will teach the audience how to prepare the "inspired" dish while promoting a healthy attitude towards food and life.
Other Matters (12 of 15) Response
Program Title Edgemont
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled DT.2 Sun/9:00-9:30AM CT
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. Edgemont is designed to entertain its core teen audience and also to inform and educate its viewers about issues that arise in school and at home. The storylines focus on social and emotional challenges faced by all secondary school students, from forming and maintaining family, friendship and romantic relationships, to ethical and moral choices. The objective of the series is to demonstrate models of behavior for teen viewers, allowing them to consider choices that they themselves may face, to witness the potential outcomes of these choices and gain positive tools that they can use to resolve issues and conflicts in a constructive way.
Other Matters (13 of 15) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled DT.2 Satursday and Sunday/7:00-7:30AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. In each episode the cameras follow Jack as he spends time with nature's creatures across the continents. Jack talks with people that are knowledgeable about each animal and habitat, teaching as he goes. Each episode is designed to reveal to children the world around them in a way that presents positive role models and pro-social values within an environmentally responsible universe.
Other Matters (14 of 15) Response
Program Title Mad About
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled DT.2 Sat/9:00-9:30AM CT
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. Mad About is a half hour sketch- comedy/ variety show aimed at educating and entertaining kids ages 13 to 16. A true E/I series, episodes use a creative mixture of humor, improve, animation and viewer-generated video. Mad About conveys important messages about life skills such as personal finance, health & nutrition, fitness, conservation, and decision making in a fun and entertaining way. Each TV episode relies on a small company of skilled comedic actors to explore significant topics within a subject area. It incorporates comic monologues, sketch and improv comedy, eye-catching animation, music videos, humorous "man on the street" interviews, and viewer-created questions about life's issues.
Other Matters (15 of 15) Response
Program Title Culture Click
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled DT.1 Saturdays/11:30 AM-12:00 PM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Culture Click is a weekly half-hour series that explores the genesis of - and reasons behind- cultural events that permeate our everyday lives. Developed and produced for viewers aged 13-16, host Nzinga Blake opens each episode from her virtual reality set with a list of what's trending on search engines that week. These topics will serve as a jumping-off point for a deep dive into the culture viewers 13-16 will embrace. Each week Nzinga will analyze and answer the questions that shape our society - using the power and speed of the internet and user-generated questions and content. Experts in pop culture will join her to add insight and historical perspective. And most importantly, viewers will come away with a week's work of "aha" moments to share with their friends and family. Six degrees of separation takes on a whole new meaning, and there's no limit to what viewers will learn when they experience Culture Click.

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

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