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January 2015
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(REFERENCE COPY - Not for submission) Children's Television Programming Report

FRN:
0018223693
File Number:
CPR-171796
Submit Date:
07/10/2015
Call Sign:
WAFF
Facility ID:
591
City:
HUNTSVILLE
State:
AL
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
07/10/2015
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Second Quarter of 2015

General Information

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

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

Contact Representatives (0)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Network Affiliation
Affiliated network NBC
Nielsen DMA Huntsville-Decatur-Florence
Web Home Page Address www.waff.com

Digital Core Programming

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Question Response
State the average number of hours of Core Programming per week broadcast by the station on its main program stream 3.0
State the average number of hours per week of free over-the-air digital video programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream 336.0
State the average number of hours per week of Core Programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream. See 47 C.F.R. Section 73.671: 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(18)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 18) Response
Program Title Safari Tracks - Bounce Network
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 4/4-6/27/15, 10:30am CST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Safari Tracks focuses on African wildlife and explores the magnificent and mysterious world of these animals, all in their natural habitat. Each week explore the African continent, from the brush lands of the savanna to the great Okavango delta... and beyond.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 18) Response
Program Title Ocean Mysteries - Grit Network
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 4/4-6/27/15, 11am CST
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. 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.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 18) Response
Program Title Culture Click - Bounce Network
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 4/4-6/27/15, 9am CST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Culture Click is a half-hour series that explores the genesis of - and reasons behind- cultural events that permeate our everyday lives. Host Nzinga Blake opens each episode with a list of what's trending on search engines that week which serves as a jumping-off point for a deep dive into the culture that teens will embrace.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 18) Response
Program Title Real Winning Edge - Bounce Network
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 4/5-6/28/15, 9:30am CST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Real Winning Edge is a weekly half-hour television series that highlights adolescents and young adults making the right choices when faced with tough decisions and significant challenges.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 18) Response
Program Title Future Phenoms - Grit Network
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 4/4-6/27/15, 9am CST
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. Future Phenoms is such an inspiration for both our youth and their parents. As families watch this show, the featured students and their stories of overcoming adversity resonate within students and parents alike. Students are challenged to overcome their personal adversities in life and find an outlet to pursue their dreams, while parents find that their position in their child's life is to encourage their dreams. By watching Future Phenoms, students have a stronger desire to participate in extracurricular activities. Essential to the educational process, parents see how extracurricular activities can give their children the confidence to pursue knowledge, pursue a healthy, active lifestyle, and pursue their dreams, despite the difficulties that life brings. Future Phenoms has been extremely influential in helping our youth realize the full potential they can accomplish both in the classroom and on the playing field. Recognizing athletes for classroom achievements as well as their contributions in extracurricular activities helps students to understand the importance of dedication, discipline, commitment to academics, and community involvement.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 18) Response
Program Title Tree Fu Tom - WAFF Main Digital
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday,4/4-6/27/15, 11:30am CST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 6
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 7
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 7
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Tree Fu Tom is a live action/animated series about a little boy who lives in a rural area, and has a rich fantasy life in the woods behind his home. Tom uses specific movements to summon up magic powers that permit him to morph into an animated hero and fly around in Treetopolis, the fantasy version of his woods. While in Treetopolis, Tom and his friends, Ariella, Twigs, Squirmturn and Zigzoo will invariably run into a problem or disaster that needs fixing. Tom calls upon the audience to practice original dance moves that will bring him "Big World" magic so he and his friends can resolve their challenge of the day. Educational messages reinforce positive socio-emotional content, with examples that model: being loyal to good friends, knowing how to ask for help, doing the right thing instead of what is convenient, making the effort to share rather than being selfish and relying on teamwork in order to accomplish a goal.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Preemption Programs #1

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

Digital Preemption Programs #2

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

Digital Preemption Programs #3

Questions Response
Title of Program Tree Fu Tom - WAFF Main Digital
List date and time rescheduled Sunday, 6/14/15, 12pm CST
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # Saturday, 6/6/15, TFT109
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #4

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

Digital Preemption Programs #5

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

Digital Preemption Programs #6

Questions Response
Title of Program Tree Fu Tom - WAFF Main Digital
List date and time rescheduled Saturday, 4/4/15, 8:30am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # Saturday, 4/4/15, TFT211
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #7

Questions Response
Title of Program Tree Fu Tom - WAFF Main Digital
List date and time rescheduled Saturday, 5/2/15, 8:30am CST
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # Saturday, 5/2/15, TFT103
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (7 of 18) Response
Program Title Future Phenoms - Grit Network
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 4/4-6/27/15, 11:30am CST
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. Future Phenoms is such an inspiration for both our youth and their parents. As families watch this show, the featured students and their stories of overcoming adversity resonate within students and parents alike. Students are challenged to overcome their personal adversities in life and find an outlet to pursue their dreams, while parents find that their position in their child's life is to encourage their dreams. By watching Future Phenoms, students have a stronger desire to participate in extracurricular activities. Essential to the educational process, parents see how extracurricular activities can give their children the confidence to pursue knowledge, pursue a healthy, active lifestyle, and pursue their dreams, despite the difficulties that life brings. Future Phenoms has been extremely influential in helping our youth realize the full potential they can accomplish both in the classroom and on the playing field. Recognizing athletes for classroom achievements as well as their contributions in extracurricular activities helps students to understand the importance of dedication, discipline, commitment to academics, and community involvement.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 18) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas - Bounce Network
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 4/4-6/27/15, 10am CST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. On Animal Atlas we travel the globe to meet every kind of animal imaginable, from the familiar to the astounding. We learn about their lives, their history, and the adaptions that allow them to survive and thrive. But best of all, we meet them face to face. Just spin the glove. Anywhere, everywhere animals live, you'll find Animal Atlas.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 18) Response
Program Title Live Life & Win - Bounce Network
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 4/4-6/27/15, 9:30am CST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Live Life and Win is a series of inspirational segments and teen success stories of character and personal determination in the arts, school, sports, and community; considers topics such as social responsibility and justice, perseverance, leadership, academic achievement, volunteerism, and life skills such as the importance of exercise and nutrition.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 18) Response
Program Title Poppy Cat - WAFF Main Digital
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday,4/4-6/27/15, 11:00 CST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 2
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 2
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Poppy Cat based on a book series by Lara Jones, models the use of imagination and storytelling to encourage creative thinking in viewers. Each episode features the narrator Lara, reading a story about Poppy Cat, to her own cat (who is also named Poppy). She weaves an exciting tale following her imagination, which leads her to distant lands reached by boat, plane, hot air balloon or train. Each story features Poppy Cat as the leader of a group of animal friends, including the resident bully Egbert the badger, and other occasionally recurring characters. A prevailing message emerges within each episode to be nice to your friends and always work together. There remains an overarching implicit message within every episode as well; think creatively and exercise your mind through reading and storytelling - for these activities always lead to enjoyment and adventure.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program Poppy Cat - WAFF Main Digital
List date and time rescheduled Sunday, 6/14/15, 11:30am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # Saturday, 6/6/15, PCT116
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Poppy Cat - WAFF Main Digital
List date and time rescheduled Saturday, 5/30/15, 8am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # Saturday, 5/30/15, PCT115
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (11 of 18) Response
Program Title Better Planet - Grit Network
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 4/4-6/27/15, 10am CST
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. Better Planet explores the importance of learning about our environment and ways to improve the quality of life for everyone in the world.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (12 of 18) Response
Program Title Astroblast - WAFF Main Digital
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 4/4-6/27/15, 9am CST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 1
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Astroblast!, based on the book series by author and illustrator Bob Kolar, is set on a space station in an unknown solar system. The station is populated by five animal characters and one three eyed octopus of unknown derivation. Each episode begins with an everyday conversation or incident that grows into a predicament of some sort needing a solution. While these predicaments take place on a space station populated by animal characters and aliens from different galaxies, the issues and resolutions resonate for a preschool audience. Through comedy and zippy action, our target audience sees how the characters learn lessons for practical living such as how to keep track of things that belong to you, practice good habits, clean up a space when you've made a mess, rebound from a failure or an embarrassing incident, or resist the urge to blame others for your mistakes.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program Astroblast - WAFF Main Digital
List date and time rescheduled Sunday, 6/14/15, 9:30am CST
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # Saturday, 6/6/15, ATB123
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (13 of 18) Response
Program Title The Chica Show - WAFF Main Digital
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 4/4-6/27/15, 9:30am CST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 1
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Chica Show features a five year old "baby" chick that spends her days with her parents in their costume shop, the Coop. The shop's one employee, Kelly, doubles as Chica's nanny and the ensemble is rounded out with Bunji, a large floppy eared rabbit, and Stitches, a straw mannequin that sits in the window. In each episode Chica develops or encounters a problem that she cannot immediately resolve. Usually her issues involve impulse control, distractibility, judgment, and interpersonal behaviors. She and Kelly usually works on the problem through an adventure fantasy transformation to animation where Bunji and Stitches come alive and join Chica and Kelly for the problem solving process. The core educational content is primarily socio emotional development as Chica learns how to express herself properly, think before she acts, and interact with others effectively. She often learns that it takes hard work and practice to become proficient at different skills.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program The Chica Show - WAFF Main Digital
List date and time rescheduled Sunday, 6/14/15, 10am CST
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # Saturday, 6/6/15, PCT116
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (14 of 18) Response
Program Title Earth to Luna - WAFF Main Digital
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 4/4-6/27/15, 10:30am CST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 1
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Earth to Luna is a Brazilian animated series about 12 year old girl, Luna, who loves science and the outdoors. There is nothing she doesn't question, and she shares everything she learns with her little brother, Jupiter, her parents or her friend Alice, and Clyde, her pet ferret. In each episode Luna and her brother develop questions about whatever they find curious, e.g., what goes on inside the snails' shell?" or "Why does a firefly blink?" In pursuit of answers, Luna, Jupiter and Clyde go off on an imaginary adventure to do their research. They transform into the object or creature they are studying so they can personally experience the answers to their questions. When the threesome is finished with the "field trip" Luna summarizes everything they have learned with a show and a song.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program Earth to Luna - WAFF Main Digital
List date and time rescheduled Sunday, 6/14/15, 11am CST
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # Saturday, 6/6/15, ETL113
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (15 of 18) Response
Program Title Make Television - Grit Network
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 4/4-6/27/15, 10:30am CST
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. Make Television is the do-it-yourself series for a new generation! It celebrates "Makers" - the inventors, artists, geeks and just plain everyday folks who mix new and old technology to create new-fangled marvels.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (16 of 18) Response
Program Title On The Spot - Grit Network
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 4/4-6/27/15, 9:30am CST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. On the Spot is a lightning fast game of entertaining trivia from different categories, including: untold history, globetrotting, origins, supernatural, in sickness and in health, myths, now and then, record setters, mad science and bad ideas.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (17 of 18) Response
Program Title Live Life & Win - Bounce Network
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 4/5-6/28/15, 9am CST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Live Life and Win is a series of inspirational segments and teen success stories of character and personal determination in the arts, school, sports, and community; considers topics such as social responsibility and justice, perseverance, leadership, academic achievement, volunteerism, and life skills such as the importance of exercise and nutrition.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (18 of 18) Response
Program Title Lazytown - WAFF Main Digital
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 4/4-6/27/15, 10am CST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 1
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Lazy Town encourages fitness and healthful habits for preschool children. In the imaginary setting of Lazy Town, characters' eating and fitness habits are linked to problem solving in their world. The lead character is Stephanie, a young girl who guides the audience through the story as she and her friends ("human" puppets) and her Uncle (Mayor Milford Meanswell) navigate life within Lazy Town. Robbie Rotten, the underground spy and influencer who personifies the ethos of Lazy Town, is determined to ruin the health and fitness practices of Stephanie and her friends. When the kids have difficulty with Robbie Rotten, Sportacus (a gymnast/athlete prepared to answer any call for help) comes to the rescue from his home in a zeppelin-like aircraft that hovers over earth. The underlying themes of Lazy Town stress the importance of eating "sports candy" (aka fruits and vegetables), always obtaining sufficient sleep, and going outside to engage in a wide range of physical activities that include playing games, competing athletically, and even building forts and play structures.
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 Lazytown - WAFF Main Digital
List date and time rescheduled Sunday, 6/14/15, 10:30am CST
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # Saturday, 6/6/15, LZT302
Reason for Preemption Sports

Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (0)

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Sponsored Core Programming (0)

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Liaison Contact

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Question Response
Does the Licensee publicize the existence and location of the station's Children's Television Programming Reports (FCC 398) as required by 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3526(e)(11)(iii)? Yes
Name of children's programming liaison Leigh Michal
Address 1414 N. Memorial Parkway
City Huntsville
State AL
Zip 35801
Telephone Number 256-564-5649
Email Address lmichal@waff.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. Due to sporting events had to utilize an alternative 2nd home on a preemption for Tree Fu Tom and Poppy Cat on 6/6/14.

Other Matters (18)

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Other Matters (1 of 18) Response
Program Title Astroblast - WAFF Main Digital
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 7/4-9/26/15, 9:30am CST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 3
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Astroblast, based on the book series by author and illustrator Bob Kolar, is set on a space station in an unknown solar system. Five animal characters and one three-eyed octopus of unknown derivation populate the station. Each episode begins with an everyday conversation or incident that grows into a predicament needing a solution. While these predicaments take place in a fantasy environment, the issues and resolutions resonate for a preschool audience. Through comedy and zippy action, our target audience sees how the characters learn lessons for practical living such as how to keep track of things that belong to you, practice good habits, clean up when you've made a mess, rebound from a failure or an embarrassing incident, or resist the urge to blame others for your mistakes.
Other Matters (2 of 18) Response
Program Title Safari Tracks - Bounce Network
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 7/4-9/26/15, 10:30am CST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Safari Tracks focuses on African wildlife and explores the magnificent and mysterious world of these animals, all in their natural habitat. Each week explore the African continent, from the brush lands of the savanna to the great Okavango delta... and beyond.
Other Matters (3 of 18) Response
Program Title Earth to Luna - WAFF Main Digital
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 7/4-9/26/15, 10:30am CST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Earth to Luna is a Brazilian animated series about 12 year old girl, Luna, who loves science and the outdoors. There is nothing she doesn't question, and she shares everything she learns with her little brother, Jupiter, her parents or her friend Alice, and Clyde, her pet ferret. In each episode Luna and her brother develop questions about whatever they find curious, e.g., what goes on inside the snails' shell?" or "Why does a firefly blink?" In pursuit of answers, Luna, Jupiter and Clyde go off on an imaginary adventure to do their research. They transform into the object or creature they are studying so they can personally experience the answers to their questions. When the threesome is finished with the "field trip" Luna summarizes everything they have learned with a show and a song.
Other Matters (4 of 18) Response
Program Title Better Planet - Grit Network
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 7/4-9/26/15, 10am CST
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. Better Planet explores the importance of learning about our environment and ways to improve the quality of life for everyone in the world.
Other Matters (5 of 18) Response
Program Title Live Life & Win - Bounce Network
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 7/4-9/26/15, 9:30am CST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Live Life and Win is a series of inspirational segments and teen success stories of character and personal determination in the arts, school, sports, and community; considers topics such as social responsibility and justice, perseverance, leadership, academic achievement, volunteerism, and life skills such as the importance of exercise and nutrition.
Other Matters (6 of 18) Response
Program Title Tree Fu Tom - WAFF Main Digital
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 7/4-9/26/15, 11:30am CST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Tree Fu Tom is a live action/animated series about a little boy who lives in a rural area, and has a rich fantasy life in the woods behind his home. Tom uses specific movements to summon up magic powers that permit him to morph into an animated hero and fly around in Treetopolis, the fantasy version of his woods. While in Treetopolis, Tom and his friends, Ariella, Twigs, Squirmturn and Zigzoo will invariably run into a problem or disaster that needs fixing. Tom calls upon the audience to practice original dance moves that will bring him "Big World" magic so he and his friends can resolve their challenge of the day. Educational messages reinforce positive socio-emotional content, with examples that model: being loyal to good friends, knowing how to ask for help, doing the right thing instead of what is convenient, making the effort to share rather than being selfish and relying on teamwork in order to accomplish a goal.
Other Matters (7 of 18) Response
Program Title Future Phenoms - Grit Network
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 7/4-9/26/15, 9am CST
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. Future Phenoms is such an inspiration for both our youth and their parents. As families watch this show, the featured students and their stories of overcoming adversity resonate within students and parents alike. Students are challenged to overcome their personal adversities in life and find an outlet to pursue their dreams, while parents find that their position in their child's life is to encourage their dreams. By watching Future Phenoms, students have a stronger desire to participate in extracurricular activities. Essential to the educational process, parents see how extracurricular activities can give their children the confidence to pursue knowledge, pursue a healthy, active lifestyle, and pursue their dreams, despite the difficulties that life brings. Future Phenoms has been extremely influential in helping our youth realize the full potential they can accomplish both in the classroom and on the playing field. Recognizing athletes for classroom achievements as well as their contributions in extracurricular activities helps students to understand the importance of dedication, discipline, commitment to academics, and community involvement.
Other Matters (8 of 18) Response
Program Title Make Television - Grit Network
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 7/4-9/26/15, 10:30am CST
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. Make Television is the do-it-yourself series for a new generation! It celebrates "Makers" - the inventors, artists, geeks and just plain everyday folks who mix new and old technology to create new-fangled marvels.
Other Matters (9 of 18) Response
Program Title Lazytown - WAFF Main Digital
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 7/4-9/26/15, 10am CST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Lazy Town encourages fitness and healthful habits for preschool children. In the imaginary setting of Lazy Town, characters' eating and fitness habits are linked to problem solving in their world. The lead character is Stephanie, a young girl who guides the audience through the story as she and her friends ("human" puppets) and her Uncle (Mayor Milford Meanswell) navigate life within Lazy Town. Robbie Rotten, the underground spy and influencer who personifies the ethos of Lazy Town, is determined to ruin the health and fitness practices of Stephanie and her friends. When the kids have difficulty with Robbie Rotten, Sportacus (a gymnast/athlete prepared to answer any call for help) comes to the rescue from his home in a zeppelin-like aircraft that hovers over earth. The underlying themes of Lazy Town stress the importance of eating "sports candy" (aka fruits and vegetables), always obtaining sufficient sleep, and going outside to engage in a wide range of physical activities that include playing games, competing athletically, and even building forts and play structures.
Other Matters (10 of 18) Response
Program Title Future Phenoms - Grit Network
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 7/4-9/26/15, 11:30am CST
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. Future Phenoms provides in depth feature stories about the top prep athletes in the United States.
Other Matters (11 of 18) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas - Bounce Network
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 7/4-9/26/15, 10am CST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. On Animal Atlas we travel the globe to meet every kind of animal imaginable, from the familiar to the astounding. We learn about their lives, their history, and the adaptions that allow them to survive and thrive. But best of all, we meet them face to face. Just spin the glove. Anywhere, everywhere animals live, you'll find Animal Atlas.
Other Matters (12 of 18) Response
Program Title Real Winning Edge - Bounce Network
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays, 7/5-9/27/15, 9:30am CST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Live Life and Win is a series of inspirational segments and teen success stories of character and personal determination in the arts, school, sports, and community; considers topics such as social responsibility and justice, perseverance, leadership, academic achievement, volunteerism, and life skills such as the importance of exercise and nutrition.
Other Matters (13 of 18) Response
Program Title Ocean Mysteries - Grit Network
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 7/4-9/26/15, 11am CST
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. 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.
Other Matters (14 of 18) Response
Program Title On The Spot - Grit Network
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 7/4-9/26/15, 9:30am CST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. On the Spot is a lightning fast game of entertaining trivia from different categories, including: untold history, globetrotting, origins, supernatural, in sickness and in health, myths, now and then, record setters, mad science and bad ideas.
Other Matters (15 of 18) Response
Program Title Poppy Cat - WAFF Main Digital
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 7/4-9/26/15, 11am CST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Poppy Cat based on a book series by Lara Jones, models the use of imagination and storytelling to encourage creative thinking in viewers. Each episode features the narrator Lara, reading a story about Poppy Cat, to her own cat (who is also named Poppy). She weaves an exciting tale following her imagination, which leads her to distant lands reached by boat, plane, hot air balloon or train. Each story features Poppy Cat as the leader of a group of animal friends, including the resident bully Egbert the badger, and other occasionally recurring characters. A prevailing message emerges within each episode to be nice to your friends and always work together. There remains an overarching implicit message within every episode as well; think creatively and exercise your mind through reading and storytelling - for these activities always lead to enjoyment and adventure.
Other Matters (16 of 18) Response
Program Title Live Life & Win - Bounce Network
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays, 7/5-9/27/15, 9am CST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Live Life and Win is a series of inspirational segments and teen success stories of character and personal determination in the arts, school, sports, and community; considers topics such as social responsibility and justice, perseverance, leadership, academic achievement, volunteerism, and life skills such as the importance of exercise and nutrition.
Other Matters (17 of 18) Response
Program Title Culture Click - Bounce Network
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 7/4-9/26/15, 9am CST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Culture Click is a half-hour series that explores the genesis of - and reasons behind- cultural events that permeate our everyday lives. Host Nzinga Blake opens each episode with a list of what's trending on search engines that week which serves as a jumping-off point for a deep dive into the culture that teens will embrace.
Other Matters (18 of 18) Response
Program Title Ruff Ruff, Tweet & Dave - WAFF Main Digital
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 7/4-9/26/15, 9am CST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This animated show puts an emphasis on logical thinking and use of language through fun problem solving adventures. The trio, RRTD, is guided by Hatty, an erudite hamster who wears a hat full of questions. The three characters agree that they would like to take a particular adventure and rev up their Roly-pods, enter the Spin-Again transport vehicle and arrive at their destination. Once there, Hatty challenges them to make decisions and choose options that will lead to success or failure with their quest. Once their mission is complete, they review their effort, assemble the Roly-Pods and head home. Their adventures are varied. They might go climb a mountain, design their own fairy tale, or build a sand castle.

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