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

FRN:
0019509470
File Number:
CPR-126132
Submit Date:
01/06/2012
Call Sign:
WNBC
Facility ID:
47535
City:
NEW YORK
State:
NY
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
01/06/2012
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Fourth Quarter of 2011

General Information

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

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

Contact Representatives (0)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Network Affiliation
Affiliated network NBC
Nielsen DMA New York
Web Home Page Address http://www.nbcnewyork.com

Digital Core Programming

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State the average number of hours of Core Programming per week broadcast by the station on its main program stream 3.0
State the average number of hours per week of free over-the-air digital video programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream 336.0
State the average number of hours per week of Core Programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream. See 47 C.F.R. Section 73.671: 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(20)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 20) Response
Program Title Shelldon (WNBC 4.1 NBC)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 11:00-11:30am
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 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. SHELLDON, a school aged yoka shell mollusk who was adopted by the Clam family, and now lives with them in the family-owned Charming Clam Inn. Dr. Shell, an elder and verated inventor, and Connie, a cowry shell classmate of Shelldon's also live at the inn. Shelldon and his buddies Herman ( a Hermit crab) and Connie always work together and solve problems that they face in school or in the community. A recurring problem is to staunch the plans of the local millionaire, Cecil Cracken, whose greed puts making money over protecting the environment. Dr. Shell is typically the childrens key provider of knowledge and other resources. In each episode, the children learn a significant socio-emotional lesson and also share information relating to their ocean habitat and environmental protection.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program Shelldon (WNBC 4.1 NBC)
List date and time rescheduled 11/26/11, 2:00pm
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 # 11/19/11, #SHL010
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (2 of 20) Response
Program Title Babar (WNBC 4.1 NBC)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 12N-12:30pm
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 2
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Babar - An animated show about a young orphaned elephant who finds the strength to rise above the challenges he faces, including the death of his parents as he journeys through life. Each episode of the show develops a social, emotional message such as taking responsibility, being patient and persistent in hard work, respecting people's privacy, learning to cope with unforeseen changes, and being honest. These messages emerge from the need to resolve a dilemma that is faced by Babar, one of his friends, or family members.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program Babar (WNBC 4.1 NBC)
List date and time rescheduled 12/24/11, 1:30pm
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 # 11/19/11, #BAR205
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (3 of 20) Response
Program Title Pearlie (WNBC 4.1 NBC)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 1:00-1:30pm effective 10/9/10
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 10
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 3
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 3
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Pearlie is an animated comedy series based on the children's book series Pearlie the Park Fairy by Wendy Harmer. Pearlie is an optimistic, light-hearted fairy who sees the good in everybody, but often gets into situations because her desire to help is larger than her capacity to deliver. Aimed for an audience within the 6-10 year old range, Pearlie focuses on the importance of following the rules, using good judgment and learning how to avoid getting into trouble. Since Pearlie was appointed by Fairy Head Quarters (HQ) to keep Jubilee Park in sparkling order she has constant challenges with her basic goal of keeping everyone happy and making sure the park functions smoothly. Pearlie's nemesis and cousin Saphira, often takes advantage of Pearlie's good nature which requires that Pearlie must also frequently outwit the park bully. In each episode, we see Pearlie approach new tasks and problems with a great deal of enthusiasm, but without the organization required to get the job done. Through plot developments and with the assistance of her friends, Opal and Jasper, she learns what to do and what not to do in each situation so the park can be restored to order.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program Pearlie (WNBC 4.1 NBC)
List date and time rescheduled 12/10/11, 1:30PM
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 # 12/3/11, #PEA101
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Pearlie (WNBC 4.1 NBC)
List date and time rescheduled 10/22/11, 1:30PM
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 # 10/15/11, #PEA109
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #3

Questions Response
Title of Program Pearlie (WNBC 4.1 NBC)
List date and time rescheduled 12/24, 2:30PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # 11/19/11, #PEA107
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (4 of 20) Response
Program Title Ariel and Zoey, Eli Too (WNBC 4.2 NY Nonstop)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 8:30AM
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. "Ariel & Zoey & Eli, Too" (AZE2), a musical variety show that is driven by three siblings, empowers children to accomplish their goals and their dreams. AZE2 accomplishes this through interviewing people who excel in their profession and have a positive message for kids, introducing guests who perform different genres of music, and presenting musical performances by the cast members themselves. These cast musical performances show children they can write their own music and the importance of teamwork. Music on the show is produced by Emmy Award winner David Barrett. He and Brian Brill (another Emmy winner) ensure that the music is tailored for the young audience. All songs offer a positive message about life. Every episode begins with the song "Sweet Company" which sends the positive message of friendship and ends with the singing of "End of Another Day" which encourages the viewer to stay optimistic about tomorrow.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 20) Response
Program Title Planet X (WNBC 4.4 Universal Sports)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wed. 11:00-11:30AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 4
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. PLANET X is a program that mixes action and extreme sports content within a balanced and well produced program that features inspiring sports and fitness themes, angles, and stories; informational and educational elements on sports training tips from athletes; information on how to get involved in dozens of sports and fitness programs, coverage of sports and products from an insider's perspective; regular travel and cultural experiences via foreign adventure feature shows all around the world and much more!
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 20) Response
Program Title Planet X (WNBC 4.4 Universal Sports)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tue. 11:30-12N
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 3
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. PLANET X is a program that mixes action and extreme sports content within a balanced and well produced program that features inspiring sports and fitness themes, angles, and stories; informational and educational elements on sports training tips from athletes; information on how to get involved in dozens of sports and fitness programs, coverage of sports and products from an insider's perspective; regular travel and cultural experiences via foreign adventure feature shows all around the world and much more!
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 20) Response
Program Title Virus Attack (WNBC 4.2 NY Nonstop)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 8:00AM
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. Virus Attack is a series that depicts pollution as DNA infected by viruses, which are infecting a city with the sole purpose of destroying it. The three main characters, David, Alice, and George represent the anti-viruses who are trying to help. David has become the power to ward off the evil viruses. His father, Professor Amaldi, has devoted his life to finding a solution to the evil gene of wickedness. The series shows elements of courage, friendship, and problem solving. In addition, Virus Attack conveys the message that adults have a responsibility to care for the younger members of society because it is the right thing to do. The series makes it clear: parents should be involved with their children. (Showplace TV Syndication)
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 20) Response
Program Title The Magic School Bus (WNBC 4.1 NBC)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 11:30-12N
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 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Magic School Bus is based on series of children's books about science written by Joanna Cole. The show features the ingenious Ms. Frizzle, an elementary school teacher and intrepid explorer who piles her students into her Magic School Bus and takes them on amazing field trips to impossible locations. The goal of each field trip to answer questions or learn many new things about the place the class visits. Each episode is a fact filled expedition to places as diverse as the solar system, the human body, or even inside weather systems. The bus transforms to suit the environment and the kids freely explore and share their learning with each other and with Ms. Frizzle, who nudges her students to "make connections" and answer their own questions with research. The class pet, Lizzie, a large lizard, accompanies the class on their field trips. The content of the show is appropriate for children from ages 6 to 10 and in addition to all the factual content, the children also have a socio-emotional problem to solve that is embedded into the story line.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program The Magic School Bus (WNBC 4.1 NBC)
List date and time rescheduled 12/10/11, 2:00pm
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 # 11/19/11, #MSB413
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (9 of 20) Response
Program Title Planet X (WNBC 4.4 Universal Sports)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Mon. 11:00-11:30AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 3
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. PLANET X is a program that mixes action and extreme sports content within a balanced and well produced program that features inspiring sports and fitness themes, angles, and stories; informational and educational elements on sports training tips from athletes; information on how to get involved in dozens of sports and fitness programs, coverage of sports and products from an insider's perspective; regular travel and cultural experiences via foreign adventure feature shows all around the world and much more!
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 20) Response
Program Title Planet X (WNBC 4.4 Universal Sports)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wed. 11:30-12N
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 4
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. PLANET X is a program that mixes action and extreme sports content within a balanced and well produced program that features inspiring sports and fitness themes, angles, and stories; informational and educational elements on sports training tips from athletes; information on how to get involved in dozens of sports and fitness programs, coverage of sports and products from an insider's perspective; regular travel and cultural experiences via foreign adventure feature shows all around the world and much more!
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (11 of 20) Response
Program Title Turbo Dogs (WNBC 4.1 NBC)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 10:30-11:00am
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 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. TURBO DOGS is an animated show based on the books, Racer Dogs, by Bob Kolar. The series follows a group of six dogs from Racerville who love to compete with one another in races. In each story, one or more of the dogs encounter and solve problems that teach them social-emotional lessons on good sportsmanship, teamwork, cooperation, playing fair, and friendship. The show also imparts information on the mechanics of racing such as directionality and concepts of distance and time. The social-emotional messages are embedded through the stories using action and humor. The tags at the end of each episode reiterate and establish the educational message learned by the dogs.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program Turbo Dogs (WNBC 4.1 NBC)
List date and time rescheduled 11/26/11, 1:30PM
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 # 11/19/11, #TDO126
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (12 of 20) Response
Program Title Aqua Kids Adventures II (WNBC 4.2 NY Nonstop)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 7:00AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 8 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Aqua Kids" provides a unique vehicle for young people to learn about the diversity of marine animals around the world, emphasizing the importance of preserving fragile aquatic habitats and encouraging children to take an active role in protecting the future of their community and the world. The program provides a window into the management and preservation of unique habitats and species through the eyes of kids and their "hands-on" collaboration with science researchers and educators. The messages delivered by "Aqua Kids" are given by a creative and resourceful host, Molly McKinney, whose scientific background is evident in the show. The other young hosts, whose ages range from pre-teen to late teens, are equally entertaining and informative. The young viewers identify with these young hosts and imagine themselves in the role of the scientist and as someone who could have a positive impact on the environment. The format of young student scientists presenting information on location in a variety of aquatic settings is both entertaining and informative.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (13 of 20) Response
Program Title Passport to Explore (WNBC 4.2 NY Nonstop)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 9:00AM
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. Passport To Explore invites the viewer to explore locations and local customs in the United States and other countries. Not only does the series present geographical and morays about the areas visited, but it aims to enrich children's lives by making them aware of the differences that exist and how enriching those differences can be to their own lives. Each episode provides information related to the specific area visited and gives an educational approach to its history. (Showplace TV Syndication)
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (14 of 20) Response
Program Title BETA Records TV (WNBC 4.2 NY Nonstop)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 9:30AM
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. "Beta Records TV" is a teen-focused music interview program in which hosts interview up-and-coming musical artists. The artists talk about their inspirations life choices while emphasizing the importance of music education and education generally. Through these interviews, the hosts and guests try to communicate a grounded balance of priorities and the value of commitment, cooperation and perseverance that teens can apply in their own lives. The program also makes teens aware of past and present music history. By focusing on younger musical artists, the program captures the attention of teens while using the interview format as an effective way to elicit life lessons from the artists that are useful to the teen audience.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (15 of 20) Response
Program Title Planet X (WNBC 4.4 Universal Sports)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Mon. 11:30-12N
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 3
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. PLANET X is a program that mixes action and extreme sports content within a balanced and well produced program that features inspiring sports and fitness themes, angles, and stories; informational and educational elements on sports training tips from athletes; information on how to get involved in dozens of sports and fitness programs, coverage of sports and products from an insider's perspective; regular travel and cultural experiences via foreign adventure feature shows all around the world and much more!
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (16 of 20) Response
Program Title Poppetstown (WNBC 4.2 NY Nonstop)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday/10:30AM
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 2 years to 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Poppetstown is an animated series designed for children ages 2-6 years of age. Each episode takes the viewer on a problem solving adventure featuring a group of animal characters. Blooter and his co-investigators, Patty and Bobby usually lead the action and are supported by Coquerie, a restaurant proprietor, Cap, a former seaman, and the Naka Nakas, three monkeys who are like very young children, and enjoy playing around entertaining everyone. In each episode there is a primary problem to be solved from finding out what has happened to the moon when it's not visible in the sky to learning about the properties of magnets. There is often a secondary problem around a personal issue that intersects with the main storyline. Altogether the diverse group of characters model teamwork, critical thinking and staying on task until the problem is solved. (dhx media)
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (17 of 20) Response
Program Title Angel's Friends (WNBC 4.2 NY Nonstop)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 7:30AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
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. Angel's Friends provides programming in areas of particular concern to young teens, including social themes and coping strategies through the school life of animated teen-aged angels learning to be Guardian Angels and their nemesis The Devils that are practicing to become Guardian Devils. Kids are taken on an inspirational journey that stirs their spirit and provides moral tools for the decisions they face in everyday life. The multi-ethnic angels serve as role models for young teen viewers as they deal with such issues as the right to say no, the meaning of heroism, bullying and other issues of particular concern to young teens. Making choices in life is an ongoing subject because this is a challenge faced by all children in this age group. Contemporary issues such as bullying, establishing trust, and courtesy are faced and resolved in the episodes. Responsibility and selfless behavior are presented in a positive and encouraging manner. Themes in each episode emphasize the importance friendship, taking responsibility for your actions and fair play.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (18 of 20) Response
Program Title Willa's Wild Life (WNBC 4.1 NBC)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 12:30-1:00pm
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 2
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. WILLA is a new animated series featuring a six-year-old girl, Willa, who is permitted to share her home with an ever-growing menagerie of animals - an elephant, a giraffe, a pair of performing seals, a bear, three penguins, and lots of rabbits. These creatures speak to Willa, offering her advice and friendship from each of their respective points of view. In each episode, Willa faces a challenge at home, in school or in her neighborhood. Her animals and best friend Dooley help her develop solutions to overcome each challenge. With the support of Dooley, the animals and praise from her dad, Willa finds ways to maintain healthy friendships, experience success, develop competence and become altruistic.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program Willa's Wild Life (WNBC 4.1 NBC)
List date and time rescheduled 12/24/11, 1:00PM
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 # 11/19/11, #WIL012
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (19 of 20) Response
Program Title Planet X (WNBC 4.4 Universal Sports)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tue. 11:00-11:30AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 3
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. PLANET X is a program that mixes action and extreme sports content within a balanced and well produced program that features inspiring sports and fitness themes, angles, and stories; informational and educational elements on sports training tips from athletes; information on how to get involved in dozens of sports and fitness programs, coverage of sports and products from an insider's perspective; regular travel and cultural experiences via foreign adventure feature shows all around the world and much more!
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (20 of 20) Response
Program Title Bo On the Go (WNBC 4.2 NY Nonstop)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday/10:00AM
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 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Bo on the Go is an animated series designed to promote exercise and physical fitness for preschool children ages 2-5. The main character, Bo, guides the audience through developmentally appropriate exercise routines which she associates with producing energy and feeling good. In each episode she teaches children specific movements that are challenging to produce during the preschool years such as skipping or galloping, and other movements that are easy to replicate, such as marching, running or jumping. She also teaches other movements, such as creeping, slithering, or climbing, based on the movements of different animals. Bo also talks to the audience, asking them to follow step by step directions, and each direction defines the particular movement required to reach the goal and solve a puzzle. Bo is accompanied on her problem solving quest by Dezzy her pet dragon and is helped by a Wizard who appears at critical junctures during the story. (dhx media)
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 Ronni Attenello
Address 30 Rockefeller Plaza
City New York
State NY
Zip 10112
Telephone Number 610-668-5793
Email Address ronni.attenello@nbcuni.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. The list of public service announcements designed specifically for children that aired this quarter is available in the station's public file. "The More You Know's" comprehensive website (themoreyouknow.com) provides in-depth referral information, in connection with the on-air public service announcements. Content includes: video of all current public service announcements, a general campaign overview, message boards, press releases, kids' pages and referral information by topic to partnering agencies referenced in the PSAs. The site includes a comprehensive list of the campaign's accolades, including Emmy and Peabody awards. In addition, a behind-the-scenes story with clips from talent interviews can be viewed. If any further changes are made to schedule, WNBC will update the Children's Report accordingly. Universal Sports WNBC 4.4 ceased broadcasting as of 12/31/11.

Other Matters (14)

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Other Matters (1 of 14) Response
Program Title Bo On the Go (WNBC 4.2 NY Nonstop)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 10:00AM
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. Bo on the Go is an animated series designed to promote exercise and physical fitness for preschool children ages 2-5. The main character, Bo, guides the audience through developmentally appropriate exercise routines which she associates with producing energy and feeling good. In each episode she teaches children specific movements that are challenging to produce during the preschool years such as skipping or galloping, and other movements that are easy to replicate, such as marching, running or jumping. She also teaches other movements, such as creeping, slithering, or climbing, based on the movements of different animals. Bo also talks to the audience, asking them to follow step by step directions, and each direction defines the particular movement required to reach the goal and solve a puzzle. Bo is accompanied on her problem solving quest by Dezzy her pet dragon and is helped by a Wizard who appears at critical junctures during the story. (dhx media)
Other Matters (2 of 14) Response
Program Title Shelldon (WNBC 4.1 NBC)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday/11:00AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. SHELLDON, a school aged yoka shell mollusk who was adopted by the Clam family, and now lives with them in the family-owned Charming Clam Inn. Dr. Shell, an elder and verated inventor, and Connie, a cowry shell classmate of Shelldon's also live at the inn. Shelldon and his buddies Herman ( a Hermit crab) and Connie always work together and solve problems that they face in school or in the community. A recurring problem is to staunch the plans of the local millionaire, Cecil Cracken, whose greed puts making money over protecting the environment. Dr. Shell is typically the children's key provider of knowledge and other resources. In each episode, the children learn a significant socio-emotional lesson and also share information relating to their ocean habitat and environmental protection.
Other Matters (3 of 14) Response
Program Title Poppetstown (WNBC 4.2 NY Nonstop)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 10:30AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Poppetstown is an animated series designed for children ages 2-6 years of age. Each episode takes the viewer on a problem solving adventure featuring a group of animal characters. Blooter and his co-investigators, Patty and Bobby usually lead the action and are supported by Coquerie, a restaurant proprietor, Cap, a former seaman, and the Naka Nakas, three monkeys who are like very young children, and enjoy playing around entertaining everyone. In each episode there is a primary problem to be solved from finding out what has happened to the moon when it's not visible in the sky to learning about the properties of magnets. There is often a secondary problem around a personal issue that intersects with the main storyline. Altogether the diverse group of characters model teamwork, critical thinking and staying on task until the problem is solved. (dhx media)
Other Matters (4 of 14) Response
Program Title Pearlie (WNBC 4.1 NBC)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday/1:00PM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Pearlie is an animated comedy series based on the children's book series Pearlie the Park Fairy by Wendy Harmer. Pearlie is an optimistic, light-hearted fairy who sees the good in everybody, but often gets into situations because her desire to help is larger than her capacity to deliver. Aimed for an audience within the 6-10 year old range, Pearlie focuses on the importance of following the rules, using good judgment and learning how to avoid getting into trouble. Since Pearlie was appointed by Fairy Head Quarters (HQ) to keep Jubilee Park in sparkling order she has constant challenges with her basic goal of keeping everyone happy and making sure the park functions smoothly. Pearlie's nemesis and cousin Saphira, often takes advantage of Pearlie's good nature which requires that Pearlie must also frequently outwit the park bully. In each episode, we see Pearlie approach new tasks and problems with a great deal of enthusiasm, but without the organization required to get the job done. Through plot developments and with the assistance of her friends, Opal and Jasper, she learns what to do and what not to do in each situation so the park can be restored to order.
Other Matters (5 of 14) Response
Program Title BETA Records TV (WNBC 4.2 NY Nonstop)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 9:30AM
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. "Beta Records TV" is a teen-focused music interview program in which hosts interview up-and-coming musical artists. The artists talk about their inspirations life choices while emphasizing the importance of music education and education generally. Through these interviews, the hosts and guests try to communicate a grounded balance of priorities and the value of commitment, cooperation and perseverance that teens can apply in their own lives. The program also makes teens aware of past and present music history. By focusing on younger musical artists, the program captures the attention of teens while using the interview format as an effective way to elicit life lessons from the artists that are useful to the teen audience.
Other Matters (6 of 14) Response
Program Title Babar (WNBC 4.1 NBC)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday/12N
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Babar - An animated show about a young orphaned elephant who finds the strength to rise above the challenges he faces, including the death of his parents as he journeys through life. Each episode of the show develops a social, emotional message such as taking responsibility, being patient and persistent in hard work, respecting people's privacy, learning to cope with unforeseen changes, and being honest. These messages emerge from the need to resolve a dilemma that is faced by Babar, one of his friends, or family members.
Other Matters (7 of 14) Response
Program Title Willas Wild Life (WNBC 4.1 NBC)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday/12:30PM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. WILLA is a new animated series featuring a six-year-old girl, Willa, who is permitted to share her home with an ever-growing menagerie of animals - an elephant, a giraffe, a pair of performing seals, a bear, three penguins, and lots of rabbits. These creatures speak to Willa, offering her advice and friendship from each of their respective points of view. In each episode, Willa faces a challenge at home, in school or in her neighborhood. Her animals and best friend Dooley help her develop solutions to overcome each challenge. With the support of Dooley, the animals and praise from her dad, Willa finds ways to maintain healthy friendships, experience success, develop competence and become altruistic.
Other Matters (8 of 14) Response
Program Title Passport to Explore (WNBC 4.2 NY Nonstop)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 9:00AM
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. Passport To Explore invites the viewer to explore locations and local customs in the United States and other countries. Not only does the series present geographical and morays about the areas visited, but it aims to enrich children's lives by making them aware of the differences that exist and how enriching those differences can be to their own lives. Each episode provides information related to the specific area visited and gives an educational approach to its history. (Showplace TV Syndication)
Other Matters (9 of 14) Response
Program Title Virus Attack (WNBC 4.2 NY Nonstop)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 8:00AM
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. Virus Attack is a series that depicts pollution as DNA infected by viruses, which are infecting a city with the sole purpose of destroying it. The three main characters, David, Alice, and George represent the anti-viruses who are trying to help. David has become the power to ward off the evil viruses. His father, Professor Amaldi, has devoted his life to finding a solution to the evil gene of wickedness. The series shows elements of courage, friendship, and problem solving. In addition, Virus Attack conveys the message that adults have a responsibility to care for the younger members of society because it is the right thing to do. The series makes it clear: parents should be involved with their children. (Showplace TV Syndication)
Other Matters (10 of 14) Response
Program Title Ariel Zoey & Eli, Too (WNBC 4.2 NY Nonstop)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 8:30AM
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. "Ariel & Zoey & Eli, Too" (AZE2), a musical variety show that is driven by three siblings, empowers children to accomplish their goals and their dreams. AZE2 accomplishes this through interviewing people who excel in their profession and have a positive message for kids, introducing guests who perform different genres of music, and presenting musical performances by the cast members themselves. These cast musical performances show children they can write their own music and the importance of teamwork. Music on the show is produced by Emmy Award winner David Barrett. He and Brian Brill (another Emmy winner) ensure that the music is tailored for the young audience. All songs offer a positive message about life. Every episode begins with the song "Sweet Company" which sends the positive message of friendship and ends with the singing of "End of Another Day" which encourages the viewer to stay optimistic about tomorrow.
Other Matters (11 of 14) Response
Program Title Magic School Bus (WNBC 4.1 NBC)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday/11:30AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Magic School Bus is based on series of children's books about science written by Joanna Cole. The show features the ingenious Ms. Frizzle, an elementary school teacher and intrepid explorer who piles her students into her Magic School Bus and takes them on amazing field trips to impossible locations. The goal of each field trip to answer questions or learn many new things about the place the class visits. Each episode is a fact filled expedition to places as diverse as the solar system, the human body, or even inside weather systems. The bus transforms to suit the environment and the kids freely explore and share their learning with each other and with Ms. Frizzle, who nudges her students to "make connections" and answer their own questions with research. The class pet, Lizzie, a large lizard, accompanies the class on their field trips. The content of the show is appropriate for children from ages 6-10 and in addition to all the factual content, the children also have a socio-emotional problem to solve that is embedded into the story line.
Other Matters (12 of 14) Response
Program Title Aqua Kids Adventures II (WNBC 4.2 NY Nonstop)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 7:00AM
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. "Aqua Kids" provides a unique vehicle for young people to learn about the diversity of marine animals around the world, emphasizing the importance of preserving fragile aquatic habitats and encouraging children to take an active role in protecting the future of their community and the world. The program provides a window into the management and preservation of unique habitats and species through the eyes of kids and their "hands-on" collaboration with science researchers and educators. The messages delivered by "Aqua Kids" are given by a creative and resourceful host, Molly McKinney, whose scientific background is evident in the show. The other young hosts, whose ages range from pre-teen to late teens, are equally entertaining and informative. The young viewers identify with these young hosts and imagine themselves in the role of the scientist and as someone who could have a positive impact on the environment. The format of young student scientists presenting information on location in a variety of aquatic settings is both entertaining and informative.
Other Matters (13 of 14) Response
Program Title Angel's Friends (WNBC 4.2 NY Nonstop)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 7:30AM
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. Angel's Friends provides programming in areas of particular concern to young teens, including social themes and coping strategies through the school life of animated teen-aged angels learning to be Guardian Angels and their nemesis The Devils that are practicing to become Guardian Devils. Kids are taken on an inspirational journey that stirs their spirit and provides moral tools for the decisions they face in everyday life. The multi-ethnic angels serve as role models for young teen viewers as they deal with such issues as the right to say no, the meaning of heroism, bullying and other issues of particular concern to young teens. Making choices in life is an ongoing subject because this is a challenge faced by all children in this age group. Contemporary issues such as bullying, establishing trust, and courtesy are faced and resolved in the episodes. Responsibility and selfless behavior are presented in a positive and encouraging manner. Themes in each episode emphasize the importance friendship, taking responsibility for your actions and fair play.
Other Matters (14 of 14) Response
Program Title Turbo Dogs (WNBC 4.1 NBC)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday/10:30AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. TURBO DOGS is an animated show based on the books, Racer Dogs, by Bob Kolar. The series follows a group of six dogs from Racerville who love to compete with one another in races. In each story, one or more of the dogs encounter and solve problems that teach them social-emotional lessons on good sportsmanship, teamwork, cooperation, playing fair, and friendship. The show also imparts information on the mechanics of racing such as directionality and concepts of distance and time. The social-emotional messages are embedded through the stories using action and humor. The tags at the end of each episode reiterate and establish the educational message learned by the dogs.

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