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

FRN:
0004199139
File Number:
CPR-138336
Submit Date:
01/10/2013
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:
01/10/2013
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Fourth Quarter of 2012

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

Digital Core Programs(17)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 17) Response
Program Title Travel Thru History
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled DT.2 Saturday/9:00-9:30AM CT
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 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. Travel Thru History is designed to spark interest and enthusiasm in teens and their families to learn about our country's rich and fascinating history. The series visits diverse locales across the U.S. from Las Vegas to Key West.
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 Travel Thru History
List date and time rescheduled See #17
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? No
Date Preempted 2012-10-13
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Other
Digital Core Program (2 of 17) 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 25
Total times aired 26
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 See #17
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? No
Date Preempted 2012-10-13
Episode # 10/13/12 #2217
Reason for Preemption Other
Digital Core Program (3 of 17) 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 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. 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 (4 of 17) Response
Program Title Children Talk
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled DT.2 Saturday/8:00-8:30AM CT
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 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 9 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Children Talk is a weekly half-hour series where children talk about what they know and learn about what they don't. Featuring nationally known ventriloquist Taylor Mason, each weekly episode of Children Talk provides young viewers with an educational experience by visiting a variety of locations with historical or scientific significance. Visits are combined with practical demonstrations and useful information for building important life skills. Series includes an interview segment where children participate in a question and answer session on what they have learned.
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 Children Talk
List date and time rescheduled See #17
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? No
Date Preempted 2012-10-13
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Other
Digital Core Program (5 of 17) 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 12
Total times aired 13
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. 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 Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown
List date and time rescheduled See #17
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? No
Date Preempted 2012-10-13
Episode # 10/13/12 #201
Reason for Preemption Other
Digital Core Program (6 of 17) Response
Program Title Kids Cooking for Kids
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled DT.2 Sunday/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 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Mike and Will are twin brothers who love to eat. Their weekly TV show is based on experiences that began when the boys were only 5 years old. They want to share their love of cooking and eating, with as many kids as possible. In each episode, Mike and Will demonstrate how to cook a particular dish, emphasizing the importance of good nutrition, kitchen safety and a healthy lifestyle.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 17) Response
Program Title 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 12
Total times aired 13
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 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 Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program Into The Outdoors
List date and time rescheduled See #17
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? No
Date Preempted 2012-10-13
Episode # 10/13/12 #ITO0601R
Reason for Preemption Other
Digital Core Program (8 of 17) 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 8
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 5
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 5
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 11/25/12 11:30AM-12:00PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2012-11-24
Episode # 11/24/12 #202
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Food for Thought with Claire Thomas
List date and time rescheduled 11/11/12 11:30AM-12:00PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2012-11-10
Episode # 11/10/12 #206
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #3

Questions Response
Title of Program Food for Thought with Claire Thomas
List date and time rescheduled 10/14/12 11:30AM-12:00PM CT
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2012-10-13
Episode # 10/13/12 #202
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #4

Questions Response
Title of Program Food for Thought with Claire Thomas
List date and time rescheduled 10/21/12 11:30AM-12:00PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2012-10-20
Episode # 10/20/12 #203
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #5

Questions Response
Title of Program Food for Thought with Claire Thomas
List date and time rescheduled 11/04/12 11:30AM-12:00PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2012-11-03
Episode # 11/03/12 #205
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (9 of 17) 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 12
Total times aired 13
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. 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 man-made treasures. In Born to Explore, Richard Wiese takes the role of the ultimate Social Studies teacher to a new level, bringing 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 Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program Born to Explore
List date and time rescheduled See #17
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? No
Date Preempted 2012-10-13
Episode # 10/13/12 #202
Reason for Preemption Other
Digital Core Program (10 of 17) Response
Program Title Safari
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled DT.2 Saturday/9:30-10:00AM CT
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 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. Safari provides core programming in the areas of global ecology, wildlife biology and species conservation and preservation. Emmy award-winning host and wildlife expert John Ross travels to the farthest reaches of the world to bring the viewers face to face with some of the planet's most interesting animals. Safari offers a dynamic television experience for teens - with the exciting experience of exploring the fascinating world of wildlife and at the same time discovering what needs to be done to protect the animals and their habitat so that they can live on in the wild. Various age-appropriate global wildlife and ecology issues are introduced to the viewing audience with in-depth and thoughtful explanations.
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 Safari
List date and time rescheduled See #17
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? No
Date Preempted 2012-10-13
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Other
Digital Core Program (11 of 17) Response
Program Title Workforce
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled DT.2 Saturday/8:30-9:00AM CT
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 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. Workforce is a half-hour series designed to help young people make educated decisions about their future careers. In each episode, four teens are catapulted into a job for one day to find out first hand what different careers are all about. With a good sense of humor and a healthy understanding of humility, these teens take on various jobs including zookeeper, plastic surgeon, private detective, city mayor, veterinarian, crane operator, farmer, web designer, juggler, butcher and everything in between.
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 Workforce
List date and time rescheduled See #17
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? No
Date Preempted 2012-10-13
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Other
Digital Core Program (12 of 17) Response
Program Title Edgemont
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled DT.2 Sunday/9:30-10:00AM 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 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 story lines 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 17) Response
Program Title Sea Rescue
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled DT.1 Saturdays/10:30-11:00 AM CT
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 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The half-hour weekly series, Sea Rescue, features the rescue, rehabilitation and - in many instances - release back into the wild of ocean wildlife. Produced for ages 13-16, Sea Rescue offers educational and entertaining television by demonstrating the welfare and medical benefits that rescue and rehabilitation programs provide animals. Viewers will also learn that there's a reciprocal benefit: rescued animals provide valuable insight into their biology and ecology. This information adds to the pool of knowledge necessary to conserve threatened and endangered species. Each week, Sea Rescue will leave its audience inspired by the real-life stories of the featured animals and rescuers and with a fuller understanding of the rich array of sea life with which we share our planet.
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 Sea Rescue
List date and time rescheduled See #17
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? No
Date Preempted 2012-10-13
Episode # 10/13/12 #202
Reason for Preemption Other
Digital Core Program (14 of 17) 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 12
Total times aired 13
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. 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 Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin
List date and time rescheduled See #17
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? No
Date Preempted 2012-10-13
Episode # 10/13/12 #202
Reason for Preemption Other
Digital Core Program (15 of 17) Response
Program Title Cookin' with Cutty
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled DT.2 Sunday/8:00-8:30AM 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 9 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Cookin' With Cutty promotes positive health and nutrition lifestyle choices for children and their parents. Fast-paced, high-energy segments featuring Cutty, Lisa, Blakely and the kids focus on the benefits of eating well, exercising and being tobacco free. Our mission is to encourage good health, nutrition and fitness habits to children around the world. Filmed on location throughout the beautiful Hawaiian Islands, Cookin' With Cutty informs and educates children, parents and families through the easiest learning method on earth-FUN!
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (16 of 17) Response
Program Title Recipe Rehab
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled DT.1 Saturdays/11:00-11:30 AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 8
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 5
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 5
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 competition style series developed and produced to educate and inform viewers ages 13-16, it is chef against chef in a recipe makeover challenge. Viewers will submit their favorite, decadent, high-calorie, classic family recipes and acclaimed chefs will face off in a head-to-head competition to give the recipes a low-calorie twist. The audience will learn the value of healthy, wholesome ingredients and how healthy food choices can have positive effects on our quality of life. Special guests will serve as judge and jury.
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 Recipe Rehab
List date and time rescheduled 10/14/12 11:00-11:30 AM CT
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2012-10-13
Episode # 10/13/12 #102
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Recipe Rehab
List date and time rescheduled 11/04/12 11:00-11:30 AM CT
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2012-11-03
Episode # 11/03/12 #105
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #3

Questions Response
Title of Program Recipe Rehab
List date and time rescheduled 10/21/12 11:00-11:30 AM CT
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2012-10-20
Episode # 10/20/12 #103
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #4

Questions Response
Title of Program Recipe Rehab
List date and time rescheduled 11/11/12 11:00-11:30 AM CT
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2012-11-10
Episode # 11/10/12 #106
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #5

Questions Response
Title of Program Recipe Rehab
List date and time rescheduled 11/25/12 11:00-11:30 AM CT
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2012-11-24
Episode # 11/24/12 #101
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (17 of 17) Response
Program Title Mad About
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled DT.2 Sunday/9:00-9:30AM 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. 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

Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (1)

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Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (1 of 1) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: DT.1 Saturdays and Sundays/6:00-6:30 AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 26
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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Sponsored Core Programming (0)

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Liaison Contact

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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 218-279-7722
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. Our renewal application was timely filed with the FCC and are awaiting grant. On October 13, 2012, there was a city-wide power outage in Hibbing, MN (location of this station) from 7:48-10:00AM. Programs were affected on both DT.1 and DT.2 and are noted above. Appearances: Renee Passal; Gift wrapping for the Salvation Army on Sunday, December 16, 2012. Steve LaFlamme; Serves on Board of Directors for The Bethel Port Re-Hab which has education programs and offers daily rehabilitation for those chemical dependency. Jamie Loftis; Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassador attended ribbon cuttings at the Amberwing Grand Opening, Art in the Alley, St. Luke's Hospital new building and Lynette's Portrait Design. Robyn Cadigan; served as Chair of the annual Empty Bowl fund-raiser which raises revenue to fund the Second Harvest Food Bank. Renee Passal; on Friday, October 26, 2012, read to classes at Lowell Elementary to promote reading and literacy. Justin Liles; Talked at the Greenhaven Elementary School in Hibbing about weather and performed experiments on Friday, October 5, 2012. Ben Dery; Talked with Cooper Elementary School in Superior about careers in weather and performed experiments to further weather education on Monday, October 8, 2012.

Other Matters (17)

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Other Matters (1 of 17) Response
Program Title Safari
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled DT.2 Saturday/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. Safari provides core programming in the areas of global ecology, wildlife biology and species conservation and preservation. Emmy award-winning host and wildlife expert John Ross travels to the farthest reaches of the world to bring the viewers face to face with some of the planet's most interesting animals. Safari offers a dynamic television experience for teens - with the exciting experience of exploring the fascinating world of wildlife and at the same time discovering what needs to be done to protect the animals and their habitat so that they can live on in the wild. Various age-appropriate global wildlife and ecology issues are introduced to the viewing audience with in-depth and thoughtful explanations.
Other Matters (2 of 17) Response
Program Title Cookin' with Cutty
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled DT.2 Sunday/8:00-8:30AM 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. Cookin' With Cutty promotes positive health and nutrition lifestyle choices for children and their parents. Fast-paced, high-energy segments featuring Cutty, Lisa, Blakely and the kids focus on the benefits of eating well, exercising and being tobacco free. Our mission is to encourage good health, nutrition and fitness habits to children around the world. Filmed on location throughout the beautiful Hawaiian Islands, Cookin' With Cutty informs and educates children, parents and families through the easiest learning method on earth-FUN!
Other Matters (3 of 17) Response
Program Title Edgemont
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled DT.2 Sunday/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 (4 of 17) 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 (5 of 17) 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 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, Clarie Thomas is the 22 year old host who opens viewers' eyes to how everyday like can inspire culinary creations in Food for Thought. Each weekly-half hour, produced for ages 13-16, informs and educates teen 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 (6 of 17) Response
Program Title Travel Thru History
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled DT.2 Saturday/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. Travel Thru History is designed to spark interest and enthusiasm in teens and their families to learn about our country's rich and fascinating history. The series visits diverse locales across the U.S. from Las Vegas to Key West.
Other Matters (7 of 17) Response
Program Title Mad About
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled DT.2 Sunday/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. 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 (8 of 17) 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 man-made treasures. In Born to Explore, Richard Wiese takes the role of the ultimate Social Studies teacher to a new level, bringing 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 (9 of 17) Response
Program Title Workforce
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled DT.2 Saturday/8:30-9:00AM 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. Workforce is a half-hour series designed to help young people make educated decisions about their future careers. In each episode, four teens are catapulted into a job for one day to find out first hand what different careers are all about. With a good sense of humor and a healthy understanding of humility, these teens take on various jobs including zookeeper, plastic surgeon, private detective, city mayor, veterinarian, crane operator, farmer, web designer, juggler, butcher and everything in between.
Other Matters (10 of 17) Response
Program Title Recipe Rehab
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. In this weekly half hour competition style series developed and produced to educate and inform viewers ages 13-16, it is chef against chef in a recipe makeover challenge. Viewers will submit their favorite, decadent, high-calorie, classic family recipes and acclaimed chefs will face off in a head-to-head competition to give the recipes a low-calorie twist. The audience will learn the value of healthy, wholesome ingredients and how healthy food choices can have positive effects on our quality of life. Special guests will serve as judge and jury.
Other Matters (11 of 17) Response
Program Title Children Talk
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled DT.2 Saturday/8:00-8:30AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 9 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Children Talk is a weekly half-hour series where children talk about what they know and learn about what they don't. Featuring nationally known ventriloquist Taylor Mason, each weekly episode of Children Talk provides young viewers with an educational experience by visiting a variety of locations with historical or scientific significance. Visits are combined with practical demonstrations and useful information for building important life skills. Series includes an interview segment where children participate in a question and answer session on what they have learned.
Other Matters (12 of 17) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled DT.2 Saturday and Sunday/7:00-7:30A
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 (13 of 17) Response
Program Title Kids Cooking for Kids
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled DT.2 Sunday/8:30-9:00AM 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. Mike and Will are twin brothers who love to eat. Their weekly TV show is based on experiences that began when the boys were only 5 years old. They want to share their love of cooking and eating, with as many kids as possible. In each episode, Mike and Will demonstrate how to cook a particular dish, emphasizing the importance of good nutrition, kitchen safety and a healthy lifestyle.
Other Matters (14 of 17) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled DT.2 Saturday and Sunday/7:30-8:00A
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 (15 of 17) 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
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 (16 of 17) Response
Program Title Sea Rescue
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. The half-hour weekly series, Sea Rescue, features the rescue, rehabilitation and - in many instances - release back into the wild of ocean wildlife. Produced for ages 13-16, Sea Rescue offers educational and entertaining television by demonstrating the welfare and medical benefits that rescue and rehabilitation programs provide animals. Viewers will also learn that there's a reciprocal benefit: rescued animals provide valuable insight into their biology and ecology. This information adds to the pool of knowledge necessary to conserve threatened and endangered species. Each week, Sea Rescue will leave its audience inspired by the real-life stories of the featured animals and rescuers and with a fuller understanding of the rich array of sea life with which we share our planet.
Other Matters (17 of 17) 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.

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