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

FRN:
0018223693
File Number:
CPR-140050
Submit Date:
04/05/2013
Call Sign:
WTVM
Facility ID:
595
City:
COLUMBUS
State:
GA
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
04/05/2013
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : First Quarter of 2013

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 ABC
Nielsen DMA Columbus GA
Web Home Page Address www.wtvm.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 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: 3.0
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(14)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 14) Response
Program Title Dragonfly TV (Primary)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 11A, 01/05/13-03/30/13
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. "Dragonfly TV" is a weekly half-hour science television series that meets the educational and informational objectives of the FCC's Childrens Programming requirements for children ages 13-16. The programs highlight children "doing" projects with real hands-on experience and demonstrates practical applications of mathematics and science. It introduces young viewers to a variety of scientific disciplines and challenges them in critical thinking and problem solving skills, while providing valuable information to reach answers. Each episode is engaging, entertaining and educational in structure, allowing children to investigate science on their own. "Dragonfly TV" is closed-captioned for the hearing impaired and displays the "E/I" icon throughout the broadcast.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 14) Response
Program Title Teen Kids News (Bounce TV)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 10:30a, 01/27/13-03/31/13
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 10
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Teen Kids News is an award-winning television news show for kids. Highlighting positive stories about kids doing amazing things and helping to make the world a better place. Additionally, the TKN reporters examine everything that is fun or interesting or important about our world.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 14) Response
Program Title The Real Winning Edge (Primary)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 11:30A 01/05/13-03/30/13
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 meets the educational and informational objectives of the FCC's Children's Programming requirements for children ages 13-16. The program highlights adolescents and young adults making the right choices when faced with tough decisions and significant challenges. Recognizing that 13 to 16-year-olds are likely to be influenced by celebrities, the series features role models from the professional sports and the entertainment industries. Each episode is engaging, entertaining and educational in structure, presenting a powerful and positive message. The Real Winning Edge TV" is closed-captioned for the hearing impaired and displays the "E/I" icon throughout the broadcast.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 14) Response
Program Title Aqua Kids (Primary)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 9A, 01/05/13-03/30/13
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. In accordance with the 1990 Children's Television Act (ATC) intended to increase educational and informational programming for children on television, Aqua kids clearly meets the goals of providing children with a television show that meets CORE requirements of the FCC as follows: 1. Aqua Kid website that can be easily accessed by parents and provides a clear description of the types of programming offered. It also provides a listing of when shows are aired on broadcasting stations through the USA. Advanced notice of programming is available to parents and consumers by the website. 2. Aqua Kids provides CORE programming in the area of biology and specifically the ecosystem related to the ocean, its tributaries and estuaries. Children can learn about the resources of the oceans and how protection of oceans is necessary to present and future generations. Not only does the show teach biological topics, but it aims to enrich children's lives by making them aware of future generations, the role they play now, and for generations into the future, with the biggest ecosystem on earth-the oceans. Each episode provides information related to a specific topic and gives an educational approach to understand the topic related to the entire ecosystem of the earth. Each episode is topic specific and focuses on a topic that can be informational in a 30 minute time span to stay in the bounds of a child's attention span. 3. Aqua Kids uses the technique of near peer mentors i.e., children to teach other children. Each episode employs Aqua Kids who ask questions and experience first hand the experience of the topic. For example, children might feed Manatees to experience the graceful, gentle nature of the animal and learn about their biology or dig through piles of silt dredged from the ocean depths to look for shark teeth to understand how shark continually grow new teeth and loose old rows of teeth.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 14) Response
Program Title Ultimate Choice (Bounce TV)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 10:30a, 01/05/13-03/30/13
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. A radically different television series where teens embark on thrilling outdoor adventures during the day and in the evening, grapple with controversial issues that they may face. Cameras follow eight young men and women who are individually challenged to develop their moral convictions and make important decisions.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 14) Response
Program Title Tenn Kids News (Bounce TV)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 12p, 01/06/13-01/20/13
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 3
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Teen Kids News is an award-winning television news show for kids. Highlighting positive stories about kids doing amazing things and helping to make the world a better place. Additionally, the TKN reporters examine everything that is fun or interesting or important about our world.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 14) Response
Program Title Teen Kids News (Bounce TV)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 12:30p, 01/06/13-01/20/13
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 3
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Teen Kids News is an award-winning television news show for kids. Highlighting positive stories about kids doing amazing things and helping to make the world a better place. Additionally, the TKN reporters examine everything that is fun or interesting or important about our world.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 14) Response
Program Title Eco Company (Primary)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 10A, 01/05/13-03/30/13
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. In accordance with the 1990 Children's Television Act (CTA) intended to increase the amount of educational and informational programming for children on television, Eco Company clearly meets the goals of providing children and young teens with a television show that meets CORE requirements of the FCC as follows: 1. Eco Company provides CORE programming in the area of the environment and preservation of the earth's resources. Eco Company explores all aspects of being "green" and understanding how our actions impact the world. The E-Co team learns about global warming by asking questions to discover the truths and myths of the global warming issue. They learn about alternative energies by visiting wind farms and solar installations and discovering new energy technologies currently under development. They learn more about recycling, conservation and organics. The E-Team profiles teens and school organizations who have taken it upon themselves to make a difference, young entrepreneurs who are taking their passion for green to develop new ideas, and new products for a sustainable future. Most importantly, each story and each feature is reported by teens and told from their perspective. Additionally the show provides weekly practical tips that teens, and people of all ages can use in their daily lives. 2. Eco Company uses the technique of peer reporting. The diverse and dynamic cast of teens who make up Eco Company combine their natural curiosity with their enthusiasm to report the informational stories to teens and their families. Each episode employs Eco Company "members" or hosts who conduct interviews of peers and adults, and experience first hand the demonstration and explanation of the topic. 3. Our Eco Company website can be easily accessed by parents and provides a clear description of the program and types of topics covered. It also provides a listing of the weekly episodes and topics aired on broadcast stations through the USA. Advanced notice of future episodes will also be available to parents and consumers by the website. 4. Eco Company has been reviewed by educators in a variety of disciplines who have endorsed the as an educational resource for teens and satisfies the FCC's requirements for "core" Educational and Informational" programming. Samples of endorsement letters can be downloaded below along with the Producer's E/I Statement.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 14) Response
Program Title Safari Tracks (Bounce TV)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 11:30a, 01/05/13-03/30/13
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 is an exciting, entertaining, FCC and advertiser friendly series of half-hour programs focused entirely on African Wildlife. Each show explores the magnificent and mysterious world of Africa's animals, all in their natural habitat. Led by Ushaka, the show's young South African host, Safari Tracks takes the viewer to the brushlands of the savanna, the great Okavango, the remote beaches of Madgascar, and the greatest game reserves in Africa -- all with the goal of entertaining and educating young viewers
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 14) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas (Bounce TV)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 11a, 01/05/13-03/30/13
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 (11 of 14) Response
Program Title Teen Kids News (Bounce TV)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 10a, 01/27/13-03/31/31
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 10
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Teen Kids News is an award-winning television news show for kids. Highlighting positive stories about kids doing amazing things and helping to make the world a better place. Additionally, the TKN reporters examine everything that is fun or interesting or important about our world.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (12 of 14) Response
Program Title Animal Exploration With Jarod Miller (Primary)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 10:30A, 01/05/13-03/30/13
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. Animal Exploration with Jarod Miller is a half - hour live action television program designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children. Each week Jarod looks at exotic and domestic animals from his own unique perspective. Every week Jarod travels to zoos and aquariums to explore animals that fit a particular theme, whether it's the need for speed or animal heroes - there's always something amazing happening. Filled with energy, youth and humor, Jarod is a welcome visitor in living rooms around America on a weekly basis. It is the mission of this program to inspire viewers, children and adults alike, to preserve the innate human instinct to explore. The producers design each episode to reveal to children the world around them in a way that identifies positive role models and pro-social values within an environmentally responsible universe. In order for parents, children, and listing services to clearly identify the program as one that fulfills the FCC description of a program that meets kids' educational television needs, each episode will display the recommended rating TV-G E/I icon from beginning to end.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (13 of 14) Response
Program Title Real Life 101 (Bounce TV)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 10a, 01/05/13-03/30/13
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Real Life 101 introduces you to real people doing real jobs. From doctors, lawyers and veterinarians to career counselors, drug counselors, Lipizzaner stallion trainers and special effects wizards, Real Life 101 takes you "on the job" so you can see for yourself why these professionals love what they do. Learn about jobs you might not know even existed! Join hosts every week as they explore new professions in the exciting world of work. It's a half-hour of thought-provoking, eye-opening fun and entertainment!
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (14 of 14) Response
Program Title Dog Tales (Primary)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 9:30A, 01/05/13-03/30/13
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. Pursuant to the Children's Television Act of 1990, "Dog Tales" will satisfy the FCC Children's programming requirement and can be classified as either core or non-core programming. "Dog Tales" serves the educational and informational needs of children 13-16 years of age with its program content, including dog safety and care tips, as well as lessons on the responsibility of owning a dog. The show also provides informative segments on various dog breeds and showcases various veterinary experts explaining different issues affecting canines. The weekly series also includes recommended reading lists about dogs, and promotes children's writing and creative skills with essay and art contests.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (0)

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Sponsored Core Programming (0)

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Liaison Contact

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Question Response
Does the Licensee publicize the existence and location of the station's Children's Television Programming Reports (FCC 398) as required by 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3526(e)(11)(iii)? Yes
Name of children's programming liaison Sharon Davlin
Address 1909 wynnton Rd.
City Columbus
State GA
Zip 31906
Telephone Number 706-568-2851
Email Address sdavlin@raycommedia.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. BECAUSE STATION WTVM CEASED ANALOG OPERATIONS AND CONVERTED TO DIGITAL-ONLY OPERATIONS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE REPORTING PERIOD, QUESTIONS 7(B) AND 7(C)ARE NO LONGER APPLICABLE.

Other Matters (11)

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Other Matters (1 of 11) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas (Bounce)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 11A 04/06/13-06/29/13
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Animal Atlas is an entertaining and educational half-hour program that explores the world of animal wildlife, promoting a better understanding of how various animal species live and what they need to survive, with an entertaining narrative, the series comines focused examinations of certain topics such as "Animal Appetites" (which explores the various diets of animals along with information about how animals catch and eat their food, how diets determine their lifestyle, etc.) "Animal Antics", (a hilarious look at the crazy physical antics and talents of certain species), "Animal Babies" (an intimate look at babies of various species, how they are born, how they are raised and the difficulties and delights of growing up), along with shows which focus solely on certain animals such as elephants, bears, and monkeys. In these shows a thorough and extertaining exploration of the specific animal takes the viewer into that animal's world as we see where it lives, how it eats, how it plays how the family unit oporates, and what threatens and supports its survival. Animal Atlas also promotes responsibility toward wildlife issues by educating the viewer about endangered species and wildlife habit, as well as informing viewers how to support wildlife conservation.
Other Matters (2 of 11) Response
Program Title Eco Company (Primary)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10a-10:30a 04/06/13-06/29/13
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 accordance with the 1990 Children's Television Act (CTA) intended to increase the amount of educational and informational programming for children on television, Eco Company clearly meets the goals of providing children and young teens with a television show that meets CORE requirements of the FCC as follows: 1. Eco Company provides CORE programming in the area of the environment and preservation of the earth's resources. Eco Company explores all aspects of being "green" and understanding how our actions impact the world. The E-Co team learns about global warming by asking questions to discover the truths and myths of the global warming issue. They learn about alternative energies by visiting wind farms and solar installations and discovering new energy technologies currently under development. They learn more about recycling, conservation and organics. The E-Team profiles teens and school organizations who have taken it upon themselves to make a difference, young entrepreneurs who are taking their passion for green to develop new ideas, and new products for a sustainable future. Most importantly, each story and each feature is reported by teens and told from their perspective. Additionally the show provides weekly practical tips that teens, and people of all ages can use in their daily lives. 2. Eco Company uses the technique of peer reporting. The diverse and dynamic cast of teens who make up Eco Company combine their natural curiosity with their enthusiasm to report the informational stories to teens and their families. Each episode employs Eco Company "members" or hosts who conduct interviews of peers and adults, and experience first hand the demonstration and explanation of the topic. 3. Our Eco Company website can be easily accessed by parents and provides a clear description of the program and types of topics covered. It also provides a listing of the weekly episodes and topics aired on broadcast stations through the USA. Advanced notice of future episodes will also be available to parents and consumers by the website. 4. Eco Company has been reviewed by educators in a variety of disciplines who have endorsed the as an educational resource for teens and satisfies the FCC's requirements for "core" Educational and Informational" programming. Samples of endorsement letters can be downloaded below along with the Producer's E/I Statement.
Other Matters (3 of 11) Response
Program Title Ultimate Choice (Bounce)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 04/06/13-06/29/13
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 Ultimate Choice series places real young adults inlife situations that challenge their previous perceptions, strenths, and values all in a reality television format. The participants step outside their usual routines to interact with a new group of acquaintances toward individual and common goals. With challenging tasks, an interesting array of stettings, and the drama of interacting personalities, the program makes complelling viewing while, at the same time, introducing and reinforcing healthy life choices.
Other Matters (4 of 11) Response
Program Title Teen Kids News (Bounce)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 10a and 10:30a 04/04/13-03/30/13
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. Teen Kids News is a weekly, 30 minute magazine program audience targeting the 13 - 16 year old FCC children's programming category. It contains a diverse cast of performers who are all teenagers, dealing with issues that affect them, with regular KIS (kids in the street) reactions to current events. The program features information and education on health issues, Internet safety, science and math features along with homework advice, career information and on scene visits to places around the world. It is closed captioned and contains an E/I super throughout the program.
Other Matters (5 of 11) Response
Program Title Animal Exploratio With Jarod Miller(Primary)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Satrudays, 10:30a-11a 04/06/13-06/29/13
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Animal Exploration with Jarod Miller is a half - hour live action television program designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children. Each week Jarod looks at exotic and domestic animals from his own unique perspective. Every week Jarod travels to zoos and aquariums to explore animals that fit a particular theme, whether it's the need for speed or animal heroes - there's always something amazing happening. Filled with energy, youth and humor, Jarod is a welcome visitor in living rooms around America on a weekly basis. It is the mission of this program to inspire viewers, children and adults alike, to preserve the innate human instinct to explore. The producers design each episode to reveal to children the world around them in a way that identifies positive role models and pro-social values within an environmentally responsible universe. In order for parents, children, and listing services to clearly identify the program as one that fulfills the FCC description of a program that meets kids' educational television needs, each episode will display the recommended rating TV-G E/I icon from beginning to end.
Other Matters (6 of 11) Response
Program Title Dog Tales(Primary)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 9:30a-10a 04/06/13-06/29/13
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. Pursuant to the Children's Television Act of 1990, "Dog Tales" will satisfy the FCC Children's programming requirement and can be classified as either core or non-core programming. "Dog Tales" serves the educational and informational needs of children 13-16 years of age with its program content, including dog safety and care tips, as well as lessons on the responsibility of owning a dog. The show also provides informative segments on various dog breeds and showcases various veterinary experts explaining different issues affecting canines. The weekly series also includes recommended reading lists about dogs, and promotes children's writing and creative skills with essay and art contests.
Other Matters (7 of 11) Response
Program Title Safari Tracks (Bounce)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 11:30A 04/06/13-06/29/13
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 is an exciting, entertaining, FCC and advertiser friendly series of half-hour programs focused entirely on African Wildlife. Each show explores the magnificent and mysterious world of Africa's animals, all in their natural habitat. Led by Ushaka, the show's young South African host, Safari Tracks takes the viewer to the brushlands of the savanna, the great Okavango, the remote beaches of Madgascar, and the greatest game reserves in Africa -- all with the goal of entertaining and educating young viewers.
Other Matters (8 of 11) Response
Program Title Aqua Kids(Primary)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 9a-9:30a 04/06/13-06/29/13
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 accordance with the 1990 Children's Television Act (ATC) intended to increase educational and informational programming for children on television, Aqua kids clearly meets the goals of providing children with a television show that meets CORE requirements of the FCC as follows: 1. Aqua Kid website that can be easily accessed by parents and provides a clear description of the types of programming offered. It also provides a listing of when shows are aired on broadcasting stations through the USA. Advanced notice of programming is available to parents and consumers by the website. 2. Aqua Kids provides CORE programming in the area of biology and specifically the ecosystem related to the ocean, its tributaries and estuaries. Children can learn about the resources of the oceans and how protection of oceans is necessary to present and future generations. Not only does the show teach biological topics, but it aims to enrich children's lives by making them aware of future generations, the role they play now, and for generations into the future, with the biggest ecosystem on earth-the oceans. Each episode provides information related to a specific topic and gives an educational approach to understand the topic related to the entire ecosystem of the earth. Each episode is topic specific and focuses on a topic that can be informational in a 30 minute time span to stay in the bounds of a child's attention span. 3. Aqua Kids uses the technique of near peer mentors i.e., children to teach other children. Each episode employs Aqua Kids who ask questions and experience first hand the experience of the topic. For example, children might feed Manatees to experience the graceful, gentle nature of the animal and learn about their biology or dig through piles of silt dredged from the ocean depths to look for shark teeth to understand how shark continually grow new teeth and loose old rows of teeth.
Other Matters (9 of 11) Response
Program Title Real Life 101 (Bounce)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 10A, 04/06/13-06/29/13
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. Real Life 101 provides a provocative learning experience for teenagers. The program is straightforward contemporary resource for teenagers looking to learn about the myriad careers that are available to them if they apply themselves and set realistic goals for themselves. Unfortunately, too often our youth are not exposed or given information in high school about various career opportunities available to them and hence are too often set to fend for themselves to a less than optimum end. Real Life 101 helps to fill this void and I would recommend it to be available to the mass market. The program also has a web link available to follow up on the information presented to them that they can view at their leisure. This is a very positive aspect of the program. The capsules are quick, crisp and informative with the presenters dressed in Real Life clothing. It is just one more excellent resource to help our youth. Sincerely, Diane Phillips, MS.
Other Matters (10 of 11) Response
Program Title Dragonfly TV(Primary)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 11a-11:30a 04/06/13-06/29/13
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. "Dragonfly TV" is a weekly half-hour science television series that meets the educational and informational objectives of the FCC's Childrens Programming requirements for children ages 13-16. The programs highlight children "doing" projects with real hands-on experience and demonstrates practical applications of mathematics and science. It introduces young viewers to a variety of scientific disciplines and challenges them in critical thinking and problem solving skills, while providing valuable information to reach answers. Each episode is engaging, entertaining and educational in structure, allowing children to investigate science on their own. "Dragonfly TV" is closed-captioned for the hearing impaired and displays the "E/I" icon throughout the broadcast.
Other Matters (11 of 11) Response
Program Title The Real Winning Edge (Primary)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 11:30a-12p 04/06/13-06/29/13
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 Real Winning Edge is a weekly half-hour television series that meets the educational and informational objectives of the FCC's Children's Programming requirements for children ages 13-16. The program highlights adolescents and young adults making the right choices when faced with tough decisions and significant challenges. Recognizing that 13 to 16-year-olds are likely to be influenced by celebrities, the series features role models from the professional sports and the entertainment industries. Each episode is engaging, entertaining and educational in structure, presenting a powerful and positive message. The Real Winning Edge TV" is closed-captioned for the hearing impaired and displays the "E/I" icon throughout the broadcast.

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

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