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

FRN:
0004135216
File Number:
CPR-140039
Submit Date:
04/05/2013
Call Sign:
WABC-TV
Facility ID:
1328
City:
NEW YORK
State:
NY
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 New York
Web Home Page Address www.7online.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: 7.0
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(16)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 16) Response
Program Title Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin (D1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/10:30 - 11:00 AM ET
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. This half-hour weekly series offers a fresh approach to the quest for aquatic understanding by blending stories of fascinating sea creatures with comparisons to popular land animals and analogies to human experience. Hosted by Jeff Corwin and produced primarily for ages 13-16, Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin shows how animals share the same behaviors, challenges and triumphs as humans. Through episodes on subjects ranging from exciting rescues of abandoned animals to unexpected conflicts in the 'family dynamics' of the mingling species, viewers will get to know - and care - about these heroes and about all of the fascinating life teeming in our oceans. (The February 9, 2013 episode was preempted for live local breaking news coverage of Blizzard 2013.)
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 16) Response
Program Title Born to Explore (D1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/11:00 - 11:30 AM ET
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 world's cultures and its geographical wonders come alive as the youngest president in Explorers Club history, Richard Wiese, takes viewers on a globetrotting adventure. While developed for 13-16 year olds, Born to Explore is engaging for the whole family. In this weekly half-hour series, Richard uncovers amazing facts of nature and man-made treasures. The host, Richard Wiese, takes the role of the ultimate Social Studies teacher to a new level, bringing the viewing audience to the places and people of our world who form our cultures. Whether Richard climbs Mount Kilimanjaro, explores why people live at the base of an active volcano, or travels down the Nile River, viewers will travel the world without leaving their homes. (The February 9, 2013 episode was preempted for live local breaking news coverage of Blizzard 2013.)
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 16) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna Animal Adventures (D2/D3)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays & Sundays 8:30AM - 9AM ET
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. All Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures live action television programs and specials are designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children 13 to 16 years of age. In all programs cameras follow Jack as he spends time with nature's creatures across the continents. Jack interacts with people that are knowledgeable about animals and their habitats, and educates as he travels the globe. Each program is designed to reveal to children the world around them in a way that presents positive role models and pro-social values within an environmentally responsible universe. This program aired in simulcast on our Live Well Network on D2 (HD) and D3 (SD), a single 24/7 digital multicast platform.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 16) Response
Program Title Set For Life (D1/D2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays & Sundays 1PM - 1:30PM ET
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. What impact does a college education really have on the course of one's life? Set For Life relates with teens on their level about the power and impact higher education has on them. The high energy series features college students, faculty and alumni on college campuses discussing issues and topics that influence teenager's decisions to obtain a college education.Teenagers will see firsthand the diverse and exciting dynamics college life offers, while learning the different paths college students can take to complete their degree. This program aired in simulcast on our Live Well Network on D2 (HD) and D3 (SD), a single 24/7 digital multicast platform.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 16) Response
Program Title Major Decision (D2/D3)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays/10:30AM - 11:00AM ET
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. Major Decision is a weekly half-hour program designed and produced for children aged 13-16. Hosted by lively and entertaining teens, Major Decision helps guide viewers on the journey to choose the ideal career path. Each episode focuses on one career with an in-depth interview, a multi-faceted review, and career ranking. The importance of career guidance is highlighted in this series, which gives viewers a glimpse into the life of a different profession in each episode. As teens prepare for life after high school, Major Decision provides more information about the options available to them as adults. This program aired in simulcast on our Live Well Network on D2 (HD) and D3 (SD), a single 24/7 digital multicast platform.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 16) Response
Program Title Taste Buds (D2/D3)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays/9:00AM - 9:30AM ET
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. Taste Buds is a weekly half-hour series for children aged 13-16 that encourages them to think about what they eat, be creative in the kitchen, and explore foods from the world around them. Viewers learn and laugh as the hosts cook up age-appropriate recipes and go on fun food adventures. With a group of young hosts who are culinary explorers, viewers will delve into the culture, history, science, and art behind the food. Each episode explores a new food theme, beginning with the simple phrase, "Foods that.." and rounding off with the hosts creating and customizing theme-inspired recipes that kids and parents will want to make together. Taste Buds communicates a positive message about healthy eating, kitchen safety, and environmental responsibility. This program aired in simulcast on our Live Well Network on D2 (HD) and D3 (SD), a single 24/7 digital multicast platform.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 16) Response
Program Title Sea Rescue (D1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/11:30AM -12:00 PM ET
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. This half-hour weekly series is designed and produced to educate children aged 13-16 about the rescue, rehabilitation and, in many instances, release back into the wild of ocean wildlife. Sea Rescue offers educational and entertaining television by demonstrating the welfare and medical benefits that rescue and rehabilitation programs provide animals. This program seeks to educate viewers that there's a reciprocal benefit to sea animal rescue: rescued animals provide valuable insight into their biology and ecology and the information obtained adds to the pool of knowledge necessary to conserve threatened and endangered species. Each week, Sea Rescue seeks to leave its audience inspired by the real-life stories of the featured animals and rescuers and with a fuller understanding of the rich array of sea life with which we share our planet. (The February 9, 2013 episode was preempted for live local breaking news coverage of Blizzard 2013.)
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 16) Response
Program Title Real Life 101 (D2/D3)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays/10:00AM - 10:30AM ET
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 is a weekly half-hour program designed and produced for viewers 13-16. Every week the teen hosts explore two or three exciting professions. From doctors, lawyers and veterinarians to career counselors, drug counselors and special effects wizards, Real Life 101 takes viewers "on the job" to understand why these professionals love what they do. Through the hosts' interviews of adults in these varying professions, teen viewers learn about the different career paths available, as well as how certain education-based decisions may help shape their future. This program aired in simulcast on our Live Well Network on D2 (HD) and D3 (SD), a single 24/7 digital multicast platform. This program aired in simulcast on our Live Well Network on D2 (HD) and D3 (SD), a single 24/7 digital multicast platform.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 16) Response
Program Title Food For Thought with Claire Thomas (D1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/12:30-1:00 PM ET
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 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Young, enthusiastic and passionate about food, Claire Thomas is the 22-year-old host who opens viewers' eyes to how everyday life can inspire culinary creations in Food for Thought with Claire Thomas. Each weekly-half hour episode, produced for ages 13-16, informs and educates teens about the power of food as a tool for exploring new places, meeting new people and learning about different cultures. Claire serves as a role model for 13- to 16-year- old viewers by sharing stories in the kitchen that demonstrate her passion for her family, life, and healthy living. Creative inspiration can come from any place at any time - sometimes from family, sometimes from friends, sometimes even from bloggers seeking her help. No matter how exotic or local the location, she's always in search of new tastes and places to explore. Based on her unique perspective gathered throughout each episode, Claire will teach the audience how to prepare the "inspired" dish while promoting a healthy attitude towards food and life. ((The February 23, 2013 episode was preempted for live regional coverage of a Big East Basketball game.)
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program Food For Thought with Claire Thomas (D1)
List date and time rescheduled March 2, 2013 at 1:30PM ET
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 # February 23, 2013/#215
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (10 of 16) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown (D1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/10-10:30 AM ET
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Wildlife expert and animal ambassador Jack Hanna brings the viewer face to face with the best of the beasts. In this weekly half-hour series, which is designed primarily for viewers 13-16, Jack highlights his favorite animals and adventures from around the world. In countdown style, Jack offers up a different 'top ten' each week in a variety of categories. What are the top ten 'fastest animals in Africa,' 'tallest insects,' 'biggest eaters,' smartest birds'. . . .Jack will answer all of these questions and more. As Jack reveals the categories, he provides further insights and interesting facts about the animals, allowing viewers of all ages the opportunity to be entertained as well as learn more about the fascinating animal kingdom. (The February 9, 2013 episode was preempted for live local breaking news coverage of Blizzard 2013.)
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (11 of 16) Response
Program Title Sports Stars of Tomorrow (D2/D3)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays & Sundays 8AM - 8:30AM ET
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Sports Stars of Tomorrow" displays the hard work and dedication that it takes to be a true sports star. It chronicles the trials and tribulations of the arena. The program helps youngsters realize that their full potential in both life and the playing field are attainable with lots of hard work and determination. It reinforces the importance of key values like dedication, discipline, commitment and community involvement. "Sports Stars of Tomorrow" also provides in-depth human interest stories that reveal the important challenges and lessons that mold our young athletes. Not everyone is cut out to be a superstar. This program recognizes those athletes that have learned "life lessons" along the way while battling varying obstacles. These stories inspire and teach our youth that while many desire greatness on the grand stage of competition, much can be learned through the journey that can make a significant difference throughout one's life. This program aired in simulcast on our Live Well Network on D2 (HD) and D3 (SD), a single 24/7 digital multicast platform.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (12 of 16) Response
Program Title Mystery Hunters (D2/D3)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays/11:30AM - 12:00PM ET
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. Mystery Hunters is a weekly half-hour program designed and produced for viewers 13-16. Every week viewers are taken on a journey around the globe to investigate the mysteries that have baffled people throughout the ages. Through critical observation, analytical thinking, and scientific testing, this series encourages teens to question the world around them. Armed with video cameras and their instincts, the hosts gather facts and meet the experts, debunking common myths and offering explanations for legends, spooky stories, and unexplained phenomena. This program aired in simulcast on our Live Well Network on D2 (HD) and D3 (SD), a single 24/7 digital multicast platform.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (13 of 16) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas (D2/D3)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays/11:00AM - 11:30AM ET
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 Atlas is a weekly half-hour series that travels around the globe to educate viewers 13-16 about the animal kingdom. Every week viewers are given an in-depth look at many different kinds of animals, their biology and habitats, their eating and socializing habits, and much, much more. The series features an up-beat and entertaining narration over beautifully-shot animal footage from zoos and wildlife habitats all over the world. Without pandering, pontificating, or watering down material, it broadens the knowledge and perspective of young viewers through a friendly and fascinating presentation of information about the animal world. This program aired in simulcast on our Live Well Network on D2 (HD) and D3 (SD), a single 24/7 digital multicast platform.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (14 of 16) Response
Program Title Animal Science (D1/D2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays & Sundays 1:30PM - 2PM ET
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "ANIMAL SCIENCE" is a half-hour weekly E/I animal series with a uniquely scientific approach. While most animal shows look at the behavior of animals, we go one step further to look at the how and why an animal is able to excel in its environment. Shot in high-definition, "ANIMAL SCIENCE" uses animation, graphics, and scientific analysis from animal experts to give viewers more understanding than ever before of these amazing creatures. This program aired in simulcast on our Live Well Network on D2 (HD) and D3 (SD), a single 24/7 digital multicast platform.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (15 of 16) Response
Program Title Recipe Rehab (D1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/12-12:30 PM ET
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 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. In this weekly half-hour competition-style series developed and produced to educate and inform viewers ages 13-16, it is chef against chef in a recipe makeover challenge. Viewers will submit their favorite, decadent, high-calorie, classic family recipes and two acclaimed chefs will face off in a head-to-head competition to give the recipes a low calorie twist. The audience will learn the value of healthy, wholesome ingredients and how healthy food choices can have positive effects on our quality of life. Special guests will serve as judge and jury. (The February 23, 2013 episode was preempted for live regional coverage of a Big East Basketball game.)
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program Recipe Rehab (D1)
List date and time rescheduled March 2, 2013 at 1:00PM ET
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 # February 23, 2013/#115
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (16 of 16) Response
Program Title Aqua Kids Adventures (D2/D3)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays/9:30AM - 10:00AM ET
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. Aqua Kids Adventures is designed and produced to educate children aged 13-16 about the importance of protecting aquatic environments and the animals that live in marine habitats. This weekly half-hour series strives to show teens that with a little dedication and the right attitude, they can make a difference within their own communities. In each episode, Host Molly and the Aqua Kids crew travel the globe while sharing their adventures and what they learn about preserving a world for everyone to explore. Whether they're talking about saving sea turtles or participating in a beach cleanup, the Aqua Kids demonstrate the real and lasting contribution children can make in protecting the future of their community and the world. This program aired in simulcast on our Live Well Network on D2 (HD) and D3 (SD), a single 24/7 digital multicast platform.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (1)

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Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (1 of 1) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna's Into The Wild (D1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: Saturdays/ 5:00AM - 5:30AM ET
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 13
Number of Preemptions -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. Jack Hanna's Into The Wild is a half hour show hosted by the Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo in Ohio, Jack Hanna. It takes viewers to remote and wild locations around the world. America's most beloved animal adventurer provides insight into the protection and conservation of our planets most precious and endangered species. Into The Wild is unscripted and action packed - leaving you with a renewed appreciation or all creatures, great and small. Jack often shares these adventures with friends and family as he visits unique locations off the beaten track.
Does the program have educating and informing children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Yes
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes
Does the Licensee provide information regarding the program, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides consistent with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? Yes

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Sponsored Core Programming (0)

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Liaison Contact

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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 Evelyn del Cerro
Address 7 Lincoln Square
City New York
State NY
Zip 10023
Telephone Number 917-260-7133
Email Address evelyn.delcerro@abc.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. During the first quarter of 2013, WABC-TV aired over 1,000 public service announcements for children on D1. The topics ranged from drug awareness to the Center for Missing Children. WABC also aired the following programs in celebration of Black History Month: We Have A Dream, which traces the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, aired on D1 on 1/20/13 from 2:00PM-3:00PM. Gospel Superfest Salute to Black History aired on D1 on 1/16/13 from 2:00PM-3:00PM. WABC also aired the following locally-produced family programs: Operation 7 Save-A-Life, which shares live-saving information about what families can do in emergency situations, aired on D1 on 1/26/13 from 7:00PM-7:30PM. Grand Central Secrets - A Centennial Celebration aired on D1 on 2/16/13 from 7:00PM-7:30PM.

Other Matters (16)

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Other Matters (1 of 16) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas (D2/D3)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays/11:00AM - 11:30AM ET
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 a weekly half-hour series that travels around the globe to educate viewers 13-16 about the animal kingdom. Every week viewers are given an in-depth look at many different kinds of animals, their biology and habitats, their eating and socializing habits, and much, much more. The series features an up-beat and entertaining narration over beautifully-shot animal footage from zoos and wildlife habitats all over the world. Without pandering, pontificating, or watering down material, it broadens the knowledge and perspective of young viewers through a friendly and fascinating presentation of information about the animal world. This program will air in simulcast on our Live Well Network on D2 (HD) and D3 (SD), a single 24/7 digital multicast platform.
Other Matters (2 of 16) Response
Program Title Sea Rescue (D1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/11:30AM -12:00 PM ET
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. This half-hour weekly series is designed and produced to educate children aged 13-16 about the rescue, rehabilitation and, in many instances, release back into the wild of ocean wildlife. Sea Rescue offers educational and entertaining television by demonstrating the welfare and medical benefits that rescue and rehabilitation programs provide animals. This program seeks to educate viewers that there's a reciprocal benefit to sea animal rescue: rescued animals provide valuable insight into their biology and ecology and the information obtained adds to the pool of knowledge necessary to conserve threatened and endangered species. Each week, Sea Rescue seeks to leave its audience inspired by the real-life stories of the featured animals and rescuers and with a fuller understanding of the rich array of sea life with which we share our planet.
Other Matters (3 of 16) Response
Program Title Set For Life (D1/D2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays & Sundays 1PM - 1:30PM ET
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. What impact does a college education really have on the course of one's life? Set For Life relates with teens on their level about the power and impact higher education has on them. The high energy series features college students, faculty and alumni on college campuses discussing issues and topics that influence teenager's decisions to obtain a college education. Teenagers will see firsthand the diverse and exciting dynamics college life offers, while learning the different paths college students can take to complete their degree. This program will air in simulcast on our Live Well Network on D2 (HD) and D3 (SD), a single 24/7 digital multicast platform.
Other Matters (4 of 16) Response
Program Title Mystery Hunters (D2/D3)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays/11:30AM - 12:00PM ET
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. Mystery Hunters is a weekly half-hour program designed and produced for viewers 13-16. Every week viewers are taken on a journey around the globe to investigate the mysteries that have baffled people throughout the ages. Through critical observation, analytical thinking, and scientific testing, this series encourages teens to question the world around them. Armed with video cameras and their instincts, the hosts gather facts and meet the experts, debunking common myths and offering explanations for legends, spooky stories, and unexplained phenomena. This program will air in simulcast on our Live Well Network on D2 (HD) and D3 (SD), a single 24/7 digital multicast platform.
Other Matters (5 of 16) Response
Program Title Recipe Rehab (D1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/12-12:30 PM ET
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. In this weekly half-hour competition-style series developed and produced to educate and inform viewers ages 13-16, it is chef against chef in a recipe makeover challenge. Viewers will submit their favorite, decadent, high-calorie, classic family recipes and two acclaimed chefs will face off in a head-to-head competition to give the recipes a low calorie twist. The audience will learn the value of healthy, wholesome ingredients and how healthy food choices can have positive effects on our quality of life. Special guests will serve as judge and jury.
Other Matters (6 of 16) Response
Program Title Major Decision (D2/D3)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays/10:30AM - 11:00AM ET
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. Major Decision is a weekly half-hour program designed and produced for children aged 13-16. Hosted by lively and entertaining teens, Major Decision helps guide viewers on the journey to choose the ideal career path. Each episode focuses on one career with an in-depth interview, a multi-faceted review, and career ranking. The importance of career guidance is highlighted in this series, which gives viewers a glimpse into the life of a different profession in each episode. As teens prepare for life after high school, Major Decision provides more information about the options available to them as adults. This program will air in simulcast on our Live Well Network on D2 (HD) and D3 (SD), a single 24/7 digital multicast platform.
Other Matters (7 of 16) Response
Program Title Animal Science (D1/D2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays & Sundays 1:30PM - 2PM ET
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "ANIMAL SCIENCE" is a half-hour weekly E/I animal series with a uniquely scientific approach. While most animal shows look at the behavior of animals, we go one step further to look at the how and why an animal is able to excel in its environment. Shot in high-definition, "ANIMAL SCIENCE" uses animation, graphics, and scientific analysis from animal experts to give viewers more understanding than ever before of these amazing creatures. This program aired in simulcast on our Live Well Network on D2 (HD) and D3 (SD), a single 24/7 digital multicast platform. This program will air in simulcast on our Live Well Network on D2 (HD) and D3 (SD), a single 24/7 digital multicast platform.
Other Matters (8 of 16) Response
Program Title Food For Thought with Claire Thomas (D1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/12:30-1:00 PM ET
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Young, enthusiastic and passionate about food, Claire Thomas is the 22-year-old host who opens viewers' eyes to how everyday life can inspire culinary creations in Food for Thought with Claire Thomas. Each weekly-half hour episode, produced for ages 13-16, informs and educates teens about the power of food as a tool for exploring new places, meeting new people and learning about different cultures. Claire serves as a role model for 13- to 16-year- old viewers by sharing stories in the kitchen that demonstrate her passion for her family, life, and healthy living. Creative inspiration can come from any place at any time - sometimes from family, sometimes from friends, sometimes even from bloggers seeking her help. No matter how exotic or local the location, she's always in search of new tastes and places to explore. Based on her unique perspective gathered throughout each episode, Claire will teach the audience how to prepare the "inspired" dish while promoting a healthy attitude towards food and life.
Other Matters (9 of 16) Response
Program Title Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin (D1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/10:30 - 11:00 AM ET
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Wildlife expert and animal ambassador Jack Hanna brings the viewer face to face with the best of the beasts. In this weekly half-hour series, which is designed primarily for viewers 13-16, Jack highlights his favorite animals and adventures from around the world. In countdown style, Jack offers up a different 'top ten' each week in a variety of categories. What are the top ten 'fastest animals in Africa,' 'tallest insects,' 'biggest eaters,' smartest birds'. . . .Jack will answer all of these questions and more. As Jack reveals the categories, he provides further insights and interesting facts about the animals, allowing viewers of all ages the opportunity to be entertained as well as learn more about the fascinating animal kingdom.
Other Matters (10 of 16) Response
Program Title Aqua Kids Adventures (D2/D3)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays/9:30AM - 10:00AM ET
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. Aqua Kids Adventures is designed and produced to educate children aged 13-16 about the importance of protecting aquatic environments and the animals that live in marine habitats. This weekly half-hour series strives to show teens that with a little dedication and the right attitude, they can make a difference within their own communities. In each episode, Host Molly and the Aqua Kids crew travel the globe while sharing their adventures and what they learn about preserving a world for everyone to explore. Whether they're talking about saving sea turtles or participating in a beach cleanup, the Aqua Kids demonstrate the real and lasting contribution children can make in protecting the future of their community and the world. This program will air in simulcast on our Live Well Network on D2 (HD) and D3 (SD), a single 24/7 digital multicast platform.
Other Matters (11 of 16) Response
Program Title Sports Stars of Tomorrow (D2/D3)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays & Sundays 8AM - 8:30AM ET
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Sports Stars of Tomorrow" displays the hard work and dedication that it takes to be a true sports star. It chronicles the trials and tribulations of the arena. The program helps youngsters realize that their full potential in both life and the playing field are attainable with lots of hard work and determination. It reinforces the importance of key values like dedication, discipline, commitment and community involvement. "Sports Stars of Tomorrow" also provides in-depth human interest stories that reveal the important challenges and lessons that mold our young athletes. Not everyone is cut out to be a superstar. This program recognizes those athletes that have learned "life lessons" along the way while battling varying obstacles. These stories inspire and teach our youth that while many desire greatness on the grand stage of competition, much can be learned through the journey that can make a significant difference throughout one's life. This program will air in simulcast on our Live Well Network on D2 (HD) and D3 (SD), a single 24/7 digital multicast platform.
Other Matters (12 of 16) Response
Program Title Taste Buds (D2/D3)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays/9:00AM - 9:30AM ET
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. Taste Buds is a weekly half-hour series for children aged 13-16 that encourages them to think about what they eat, be creative in the kitchen, and explore foods from the world around them. Viewers learn and laugh as the hosts cook up age-appropriate recipes and go on fun food adventures. With a group of young hosts who are culinary explorers, viewers will delve into the culture, history, science, and art behind the food. Each episode explores a new food theme, beginning with the simple phrase, "Foods that.." and rounding off with the hosts creating and customizing theme-inspired recipes that kids and parents will want to make together. Taste Buds communicates a positive message about healthy eating, kitchen safety, and environmental responsibility. This program will air in simulcast on our Live Well Network on D2 (HD) and D3 (SD), a single 24/7 digital multicast platform.
Other Matters (13 of 16) Response
Program Title Real Life 101 (D2/D3)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays/10:00AM - 10:30AM ET
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 is a weekly half-hour program designed and produced for viewers 13-16. Every week the teen hosts explore two or three exciting professions. From doctors, lawyers and veterinarians to career counselors, drug counselors and special effects wizards, Real Life 101 takes viewers "on the job" to understand why these professionals love what they do. Through the hosts' interviews of adults in these varying professions, teen viewers learn about the different career paths available, as well as how certain education-based decisions may help shape their future. This program aired in simulcast on our Live Well Network on D2 (HD) and D3 (SD), a single 24/7 digital multicast platform. This program will air in simulcast on our Live Well Network on D2 (HD) and D3 (SD), a single 24/7 digital multicast platform.
Other Matters (14 of 16) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown (D1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/10-10:30 AM ET
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. This half-hour weekly series offers a fresh approach to the quest for aquatic understanding by blending stories of fascinating sea creatures with comparisons to popular land animals and analogies to human experience. Hosted by Jeff Corwin and produced primarily for ages 13-16, Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin shows how animals share the same behaviors, challenges and triumphs as humans. Through episodes on subjects ranging from exciting rescues of abandoned animals to unexpected conflicts in the 'family dynamics' of the mingling species, viewers will get to know - and care - about these heroes and about all of the fascinating life teeming in our oceans.
Other Matters (15 of 16) Response
Program Title Born to Explore (D1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/11:00 - 11:30 AM ET
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 world's cultures and its geographical wonders come alive as the youngest president in Explorers Club history, Richard Wiese, takes viewers on a globetrotting adventure. While developed for 13-16 year olds, Born to Explore is engaging for the whole family. In this weekly half-hour series, Richard uncovers amazing facts of nature and man-made treasures. The host, Richard Wiese, takes the role of the ultimate Social Studies teacher to a new level, bringing the viewing audience to the places and people of our world who form our cultures. Whether Richard climbs Mount Kilimanjaro, explores why people live at the base of an active volcano, or travels down the Nile River, viewers will travel the world without leaving their homes.
Other Matters (16 of 16) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna Animal Adventures (D2/D3)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays & Sundays 8:30AM - 9AM ET
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. All Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures live action television programs and specials are designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children 13 to 16 years of age. In all programs cameras follow Jack as he spends time with nature's creatures across the continents. Jack interacts with people that are knowledgeable about animals and their habitats, and educates as he travels the globe. Each program is designed to reveal to children the world around them in a way that presents positive role models and pro-social values within an environmentally responsible universe. This program will air in simulcast on our Live Well Network on D2 (HD) and D3 (SD), a single 24/7 digital multicast platform.

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