NewsChannel 2 presents our Saturday morning children's programs as part of our commitment to our young viewers and in compliance with FCC regulations regarding Children's TV.
These shows are both educational and informative in nature and designed specifically for youngsters between the ages of 4 and 8 years old.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMMING ON NBC FOR SEPTEMBER 29 HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED:
- The Voyager with Josh Garcia was originally scheduled for 10:00am on 9/29/2018. It will air Saturday 9/16/2018 at 12:00pm instead.
- Wilderness Vet was originally scheduled for 10:30am on 9/29/2018. It will air Saturday 9/16/2018 at 12:30pm instead.
- Journey with Dylan Dreyer was originally scheduled for 11:00am on 9/29/2018. It will air Saturday 10/7/2018 at 12:00pm instead.
- Naturally, Danny SEO was originally scheduled for 11:30am on 9/29/2018. It will air Saturday 10/7/2018 at 12:30pm instead.
- Health + Happiness was originally scheduled for 12:00pm on 9/29/2018. It will air Saturday 10/7/2018 at 1:00pm instead.
- Heart of a Champion was originally scheduled for 12:30pm on 9/29/2018. It will air Saturday 10/7/2018 at 1:30pm instead.
Our Saturday morning shows on NBC include:
THE VOYAGER WITH JOSH GARCIA
The Voyager with Josh Garcia is a live action, half-hour television program designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children aged 13-16. The Voyager with Josh Garcia takes viewers on an exciting and immersive journey around the globe with world traveler and host, Josh Garcia. Each episode gives audiences access to the world’s most incredible destinations as Josh seeks out the truly authentic experiences one can only find when shown by a knowledgeable and passionate guide. In each episode, Josh learns how to prepare an authentic, regional meal, visits a local artisan to learn about their trade and craft, and samples the culture while learning about the heritage of the region’s population, showing viewers what is so unique about each city he visits. The Voyager with Josh Garcia brings viewers on an enthralling adventure to explore the people and cultures that make our world so breathtaking.
Wilderness Vet is a live action, half-hour television program designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children aged 13-16. Wilderness Vet follows veterinarian Dr. Michelle Oakley, and features compelling stories from one of the most rugged areas on the planet, the Yukon. Dr. Oakley travels to homes, farms, and wildlife preserves across the Yukon to help animals in need, while balancing life at her home clinic. Providing a glimpse into a fascinating career choice, Wilderness Vet will show viewers the hard work and dedication involved in the rescue and rehabilitation of animals, while imparting tips to help keep all furry friends healthy.
JOURNEY WITH DYLAN DREYER
Journey with Dylan Dreyer is a live action, half-hour television program designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children aged 13-16. Journey with Dylan Dreyer is a wondrous celebration of nature. Hosted by meteorologist Dylan Dreyer, this series features breathtaking cinematography that will bring viewers up-close and personal with creatures big and small, from the black bears of Montana to polar bears in the Arctic. Audiences will have a unique platform to see animals living in their natural habitat, and will learn about the circle of life along the way. Journey with Dylan Dreyer also explores natural wonders of the world, including the migration of 1.5 million animals traveling over 500 miles across the Serengeti in Tanzania and Kenya. Viewers will uncover these amazing facts of nature, and learn why it’s so important to protect Earth’s natural resources and all its inhabitants
NATURALLY, DANNY SEO
Naturally, Danny Seo is a live action, half-hour television program designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children aged 13-16. Naturally, Danny Seo is a series about seeking a healthier lifestyle by learning the science behind eating well, exercising your mind and body, and caring for our planet. Host Danny Seo is a leading authority on eco-friendly living, and has devoted his career to the idea that caring for the environment can go hand-in-hand with enjoying time with family and friends, sharing delicious and healthy meals, while creating an environmentally friendly home. In each episode of Naturally, Danny Seo, viewers will be introduced to inspiring ideas from fun and healthy recipes, to easy and sustainable crafts. Viewers will learn how to embrace a natural lifestyle, easily and beautifully, along with quick tips on green living.
HEALTH + HAPPINESS WITH MAYO CLINIC
Health + Happiness with Mayo Clinic is a live action, half-hour television program designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children aged 13-16. Health + Happiness with Mayo Clinic is a series about how simple lifestyle changes can make a huge difference in our health, well-being, and even attitude. Host Joy Bauer, leading nutrition expert and influencer, dishes out helpful strategies on forming healthy eating habits, and co-host Vivien Williams brings science and innovation to the table on living a healthier and happier life. With the help of medical experts from Mayo Clinic, each week our hosts will educate viewers on a variety of topics that will not only teach teens and their families how to make better choices when it comes to healthy living, but may even inspire new daily activities that promote better wellness. As teen viewers reach an age when they begin to make more of their own lifestyle choices, this series will help them form healthy habits that are critical to inspiring a lifelong interest in living well.
THE CHAMPION WITHIN
The Champion Within is a live action, half-hour television program designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children aged 13-16. The Champion Within features the powerful and inspiring stories that exemplify what it really means to be a true champion. Hosted by Lauren Thompson, the series introduces viewers to people who have overcome obstacles while leading transcendent moments from the world of sports. From beating the odds to play the game they love, to giving back to the communities that supported them, the featured athletes will share their own stories and personal triumphs. Viewers will learn the value of good sportsmanship, and the dedication it takes to excel at the highest level. Win or lose, The Champion Within proves that a champion is not only defined by their speed, strength, and agility, but by their grit, resiliency, and heart.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMMING ON CBS FOR JUNE 23RD HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED:
- Lucky Dog was originally scheduled for 9:00am on 6/23/2018. It will air Saturday 6/23/2018 at 12:00pm instead.
- Dr. Chris Pet Vet was originally scheduled for 9:30am on 6/23/2018. It will air Saturday 6/23/2018 at 12:30pm instead.
Our Saturday morning shows on CBS include:
Animal trainer Brandon McMillan operates a training facility known as the Lucky Dog Ranch, where his mission is to rescue hard-to-love and untrained dogs and find them homes. The show focuses on exercising responsibility and on developing a sense of appreciation for life and animals. Life lessons are an integral part of the overarching theme of rescuing these animals from death and providing a second chance for life. Following McMillan's investigations into how to retrain these animals to make them welcome members in the homes of families is both educational and inspirational - encouraging this demographic to become sensitive to our own and others' behavior and teaching how we as individuals can make a difference.
DR. CHRIS PET VET
Chronicling the adventures of Dr. Chris Brown, DR. CHRIS PET VET allows viewers unique insight into the life of one of the world's busiest vets and the animals that he treats. For those animals that require specialist services, Dr. Chris calls on his good friend and colleague Dr. Lisa Chimes, who works at a small animal specialist hospital. The show usually consists of three segments, following the doctor as he treats various animals that are in trouble and offering the viewer opportunities to understand the challenges a veterinarian daily faces. The series focuses on how the doctor investigates the individual problem and tries to develop solutions that on the surface would seem confounding to the viewer. As such the show not only offers a view into careers in and responsibility for taking care of pets, but also into problem solving strategies and behaviors.
THE HENRY FORD’S INNOVATION NATION
The Henry Ford’s INNOVATION NATION, hosted by Mo Rocca, features the celebration of the inventor’s spirit - from historic scientific pioneers throughout past centuries to the forward-looking visionaries of today. Each episode tells the dramatic stories behind the world’s greatest inventions, and the perseverance, passion and price required to bring them to life. The program includes segments focusing on ‘what if it never happened’ and ‘the innovation by accident,’ and has a strong focus on ‘junior geniuses’ who are changing the face of technology.
THE INSPECTORS is a scripted dramatic series inspired by compelling real-life cases handled by the United States Postal Inspection Service. In the series, Preston Wainwright, a determined teenage boy who is thriving after being paralyzed in a car accident, works as an intern at the U.S. Postal Inspector’s lab assisting his U.S. Postal Inspector mom, Amanda, in solving crimes that deal with everything from internet scams, identity and mail theft, to consumer fraud. The program strives to educate young people about making the right choices in their daily lives, encourages open communication between teens and parents and includes positive messaging regarding living with disabilities, overcoming challenges, beating the odds and the power of perseverance.
THE OPEN ROAD WITH DR. CHRIS
An adventure series following Dr. Chris Brown as he travels the world exploring animals in their natural habitat. More detailed information will be included in the press release being sent later this summer announcing this new program.
Our Saturday morning shows on CW11 include:
CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL'S HIDDEN HEROES
Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Hidden Heroes, hosted by Brooke Burke‐Charvet, is a television series developed for teens in which each episode reveals everyday people showing compassion and kindness towards strangers simply out of the goodness of their hearts. They are not looking for recognition but we believe their amazing stories deserve to be told. Viewers will learn that volunteering, philanthropy, and giving back to the community are within everyone's reach.
DOG WHISPERER WITH CESAR MILLAN: FAMILY EDITION
Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan: Family Edition, renowned dog behaviorist Cesar Millan travels far and wide to help pups and their families. Millan rehabilitates dogs and educates families and viewers to help achieve a balance and natural relationship between people and their pets. Cesar Millan goes directly into the homes of dog owners to document the remarkable transformations that occur.
CALLING DR. POL
Calling Dr. Pol is a weekly half-hour series that explores the fascinating occupation of veterinary medicine. Designed to educate and inform viewers aged 13-16 and the entire family this inspiring series invites viewers to share in the experiences of Dr. Pol. An enthusiastic and naturally-inclined and well-rounded scholar, Dr. Pol has been practicing veterinary medicine for over 35 years. Caring for more than 19,000 patients, Dr. Pol has seen it all. Specializing in large farm animals, Dr. Pol, his family and veterinary staff also care for animals of all shapes and sizes. Each week audiences will have a chance to understand the challenges and rewards of this fulfilling profession and learn that the work doesn’t end at the clinic; Dr. Pol often takes his talents to the road by helping sick or injured animals on neighboring farms and ranches. With the added benefit of Dr. Pol’s expert analysis and on-screen factoids, viewers will have the opportunity to learn about the biology and behavior of various domesticated animals and livestock. Unstoppable and unflappable, this Doc is a legend in the community and provides an entertaining view of the veterinary profession.
Our Saturday morning shows on CW11 include:
This live-action series based on the comic strip by Jok Church stars performance artist Paul Zaloom as the slightly nutty but never boring scientist who leads a journey of discovery while performing experiments that demonstrate how the world works. Topics are addressed with cutting-edge humor and state-of-the-art visuals that make learning fun. Joining Beakman in his quest are Josie (Alanna Ubach), his bright young apprentice, and an oversize, sarcastic rat named Lester (Mark Ritts).
BILL NYE, THE SCIENCE GUY
With 28 Emmys and a slew of other prestigious awards, Disney's resident way-cool scientist knows how to get kids fired up about science. From Earth science to complex discussions on genetics, Bill Nye's enthusiasm for all things science is contagious.
Mystery Hunters explores some of the world's greatest myths and mysteries. Combining on-site reporting and exciting adventures, the Mystery Hunters uses science and reasoning to try to uncover the truth. The program teaches children how to gather facts, meet with experts, debunk common myths, and offer explanations for legends. 2006 Winner of a Parents’ Choice Award, Mystery Hunters.
SAVED BY THE BELL
Saved By The Bell is a television series targeted to teens 13-16 years of age, which explores social themes and coping strategies through the daily school life of six teen-aged friends at Bayside High who help each other make the most of growing up in a complicated world. The multi-ethnic cast members serve as role models for young teen viewers as they deal with such issues as dealing with the death of a loved one, the right to say "no," the meaning of heroism, teenage alcohol use and other issues of particular concern to young teens.
NewsChannel 2 and our affiliated networks work to maintain limits on commercial content for these programs that meet the FCC standards as set out in the Children's Television Act of 1990.
As part of our compliance with the Children’s Television Act of 1990 NewsChannel 2 files quarterly reports about our efforts with the FCC. Those reports are available for viewing in our public file, at our offices at 5936 Smith Hill Road, Deerfield, NY. They are also on line: http://licensing.fcc.gov/KidVid/public/report/10/query.faces
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