WHO-HD Children’s Programming
WHO-HD Channel 13 takes pride in its educational and informational programs for children. We keep a detailed file of our children’s programming in our public inspection file, available during business hours, at our studios:
WHO-HD Channel 13
1801 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50309
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Here are upcoming changes to WHO-HD’s regularly scheduled children’s programming lineup:
|Program||Regularly Scheduled||Rescheduled Time|
|Lazytown||Saturday 5/18/13 12:00 PM||Sunday 5/19/13 11:00 AM|
|Noodle & Doodle||Saturday 5/18/13 12:30 PM||Sunday 5/19/13 11:30 AM|
|Lazytown||Saturday 6/1/13 12:00 PM||Saturday 6/1/13 7:00 AM|
|Noodle & Doodle||Saturday 6/1/13 12:30 PM||Saturday 6/1/13 7:30 AM|
|Poppy Cat||Saturday 6/1/13 11:00 AM||Sunday 6/2/13 11:00 AM|
|Justin Time||Saturday 6/1/13 11:30 AM||Sunday 6/2/13 11:30 AM|
|The Chica Show||Saturday 6/8/13 10:00 AM||Saturday 6/8/13 1:00 PM|
|Pajanimals||Saturday 6/8/13 10:30 AM||Saturday 6/8/13 1:30 PM|
|Poppy Cat||Saturday 6/8/13 11:00 AM||Saturday 6/8/13 2:00 PM|
|Justin Time||Saturday 6/8/13 11:30 AM||Saturday 6/8/13 2:30 PM|
|Justin Time||Saturday 6/15/13 11:30 AM||Saturday 6/15/13 7:30 AM|
|Lazytown||Saturday 6/15/13 12:00 PM||Sunday 6/16/13 11:00 AM|
|Noodle & Doodle||Saturday 6/13/13 12:30 PM||Sunday 6/16/13 11:30 AM|
|Lazytown||Saturday 6/22/13 12:00 PM||Sunday 6/23/13 11:00 AM|
|Noodle & Doodle||Saturday 6/22/13 12:30 PM||Sunday 6/23/13 11:30 AM|
|Lazytown||Saturday 6/29/13 12:00 PM||Sunday 7/7/13 12:00 pm|
|Noodle & Doodle||Saturday 6/29/13 12:30 PM||Sunday 7/7/13 12:30 PM|
WHO-HD Channel 13.1 Regularly scheduled programming that is Educational and Information for children 4 to 8 years old:
Saturday’s 10:00 AM
Chica is a five-year-old “baby” chick who spends her days with her parents in their costume shop, the Coop. The shop’s one employee, Kelly, doubles as Chica’s nanny and the ensemble is rounded out with Bunji, a large floppy eared rabbit and Stitches, a straw mannequin that sits in the window. In each episode Chica develops or encounters a problem that she cannot immediately resolve. Usually her issues involve impulse control, distractibility, judgment, and inter-personal behaviors. She and Kelly usually work on the problem through an adventure—a fantasy transformation to animation– where Bunji and Stiches come alive and join Chica and Kelly for the problem solving process. The core educational content is primarily socio-emotional development, and Chica learns how to express herself properly, think before she acts, and interact with others effectively. She often learns that it takes hard work and practice to become proficient at different skills.
Pajanimals is all about teaching bedtime routines and practicing them so children can get a good night’s sleep. In each episode one of the main characters—Apollo the dog, Squacky, the duck, SweetPea Sue, a horse, and Cowbella, a purple and white cow—has a problem either with sleeping or with facing a problem. They all pile onto one of the beds and are whisked off to a land of adventure that offers solutions to their problems. Each bed goes to a specific place for the adventure: Squacky’s bed goes to Eliie the octopus who lives in the Big Blue Sea and to Coach Whistler who lives in Land of Play; Cowbella’s bed goes to Edwin, who lives in Storybook Land and to Jerry Bear, who lives in the Big Friendly Forest; Apollos’ bed goes to the Moon who is in the Night Sky, and Sweetpea Sue’s bed goes to Mr. Happy Birthday, a porcupine who resides in Birthday Land, and Bedtimes Bunny who lives in the Land of Hush. Each show ends with the problem resolved and the Pajanimals tucked into their beds for a good night’s rest.
Poppy Cat is based on the Poppy Cat’s Adventures book series authored and illustrated by Lara Jones. A narrator, also named Lara, reads a story to her cat in each episode. This story stars her Poppy Cat, who envisions and takes his friends on imaginary adventures. The friends are Zuzu, a Dalmation who zips around on a skateboard; Alma, a southern belle bunny who is ultra feminine and sweetly dramatic, Mo, a little mouse who tries his best to do as much as everyone else despite his size; Owl, the wise one who is prone to neck rolls and commentary when things irritate him or don’t make sense. The grouchy Egbert, a badger who is both a snob and a bully refuses to play with the group and invariably attempts to sabotage their adventures. Occasionally Hilda, a forgetful and ditzy pigeon who flies into their adventures, appears to say hello or provide misguided directions to the friends. Once their mission is accomplished, the friends return to their little village and resume their cheerful, active lives. With the end of her story Lara closes her book and says good bye to Poppy Cat, who is usually ready for his nap.
Justin Time, is an animated show specifically directed to the preschool audience and always conveys an embedded lesson that it is possible to understand and mater any problem you have by thinking about it creatively. Justin is a little boy who has two imaginary playmates, Olivia and Squidgy the sponge (who also lives in Justin’s bedroom). When Justin has a problem or doesn’t want to do something his mother has suggested, he daydreams his way into an adventure that takes him to places all around the world. This is where he meets Olivia who guides him through an experience that demonstrates to Justin how he can solve his problem. The show provides many facts about the context the characters visit while on the adventure, but the central point is to teach a lesson about a socio-emotional dilemma universally experienced by preschool children.
Lazy Town is a show that is all about health, fitness, and being good friends. Set in a fantasy world known as Lazy Town, which is populated by inactive residents, we see a visitor named Stephanie determined to coax her friends and relatives to begin healthful, active living. She wins over her new friends, Ziggy, Stingy, Trixie and Pixel, to leave their gaming consoles and candy stashes at home so they can go outside and play. She gets her Uncle, the Mayor and his friend Ms. Busy Body to support her efforts. But all of them are constantly foiled by Robbie Rotten, who lives underground and is determined to send Lazy Town back to inactivity and quiet. Coming to the rescue is the athlete Sportacus who lives in a spaceship and receives signals from the kids or the Mayor whenever they need help. Sportacus has two goals, to keep the peace and to promote healthful, positive living. When Robbie Rotten is discovered and contained through comic pratfalls, he goes back to his underground lair and all is well in Lazy Town, until another day and another time when Robbie will rise again.
Animal Rescue is a weekly half-hour reality series showcasing spectacular rescues of all types of animals. The series focuses on the dedicated people around the world who help sick injured or abused animals. The program also instructs children on the proper care of animals and provides safety tips on how to care for all kinds of creatures in the animal kingdom. The show is aimed at children and families who want to learn about animal treatment, care and protection.
Saturday 7:30 AM
Dog Tales showcases dogs and dog lovers of all types, providing valuable information about canine health, training, grooming and overall dog care as well as lessons on the responsibility of owning a dog. The show also provides informative segments on various dog breeds and show cases various veterinary experts explaining different issues affecting canines. The series also includes recommended reading lists about dogs, and promotes children’s writing and creative skills with essay and art contests.
Pets. TV is a television program that provides educational and informational segments exposing the target audience of young viewers to everything Pets. The upbeat contemporary presentation relates pets to their lives and interests. Pets from everyday to the unique are showcased with educational information that shares how they evolved to become pets and their geographic origins. Professionals share personal experiences of featured animals and/or related products. In these segments the excitement and love of working with pets is expressed. The motivational and inspirational message of each guest empowers audiences of all ages to pursue more information and education about everything pets.
Saturday’s 8:30 AM
SWAP TV is a weekly half-hour television series about two teenagers from different backgrounds “swapping” lives for aweekend. The series meets the educational and informational objectives of the FCC’s Childrens Programming requirements for children ages 13-16. The programs explore the opposite lives of the participating youngsters as they learn about different cultures and family settings. Young viewers are exposed to the special interests of the “swapping” youngsters and what adjustments they make to a different life situation. The program teaches tolerance of various races, creeds and backgrounds while exposing an appreciation to someone else’s way of life. Each episode is informative, entertaining and promotes good social values and respect.
Missing is a weekly half-hour reality series featuring actual cases of missing individuals, both adult and juvenile, from across the United States. Assisted by local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, as well as The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, each episode includes interviews with friends, family and investigators involved with the case. We visit the missing individual’s last known whereabouts and provide viewers with all the relevant facts to increase public awareness in hopes of locating the missing person. The program includes tips and information to keep children safe.
The Real Winning Edge
The Real Winning Edge is a weekly half-hour television series that meets the educational and informational objectives of the FCC’s Children’s Programming requirements for children ages 13-16. The program highlights adolescents and young adults making the right choices when faced with tough decisions and significant challenges. Recognizing that 13 to 16-year-olds are likely to be influenced by celebrities, the series features role models from the professional sports and the entertainment industries. Each episode is engaging, entertaining and educational in structure, presenting a powerful and positive message.
Regularly scheduled programming through WHO-HD Channel 13.3 (Antenna TV) that is Educational and Informational for children 9 – 14 years old:
Saturday’s 9 & 9:30AM
Mustard Pancakes is a FCC-Friendly television series for children with a TV-G rating featuring the loveable and talented Courtney Campbell, and her family of fun-loving friends. Each episode mirrors a slice of everyday life, from problems to celebrations and everything in between. Courtney lives with her cat, Mr. D., and her three dogs, Oogleberry Ink Dog, Tiny Tina Ten Toes and Mo – definitely an offbeat family! Courtney’s home is warm, friendly and inviting. A cozy place, where all children feel comfortable hanging out, singing songs and hearing stories. Target Audience: Mustard Pancakes is designed to contribute to children’s social and emotional development with a secondary focus on literacy and storytelling. Specifically, the series is built upon a substantive educational curriculum.
Saturday’s 10 & 10:30AM
Critter Gitters is FCC-Friendly Programming with a TV-G Rating. Series features a non-violent, adventurous format that can be enjoyed by the entire family while stimulating creativity, promoting team work, and showcasing moral dilemmas and social values. A search and rescue, animal adventure-themed series with an entertaining twist of investigative and detective “super sleuthing” by a group of neighborhood kids, a veterinarian, a marine biologist, a zany professor, and colorful neighborhood characters. Action and stimulating story lines combined with compelling situations along with kids’ natural curiosity and a love for animals. Series features a diverse cast providing positive role models. To add variety to the series, episodes haven been produced in Costa Rica, Switzerland, the Florida Everglades, The Great Northwest, East Coast, Mid West…just about everywhere in the USA. Target Audience: Children ages 9 to 14, but with a broad appeal to family audiences of all ages.
Saturday’s 11 & 11:30AM
Curiosity Quest is FCC-Friendly, E/I Programming with a TV-G Rating. Curiosity Quest is an upbeat, family, educational program that explores what viewers are curious about. In each show, host Joel Greene ventures on a quest to answer viewer’s letters of curiosity. Each quest takes the audience on location for an unscripted, hands-on, educational exploration. In addition, throughout each program, Joel will hit the streets to get real and often comical answers to questions pertaining to each episode. Joel’s enthusiastic personality often lands him in hilarious situations in pursuit of the answer. Target Audience: Children ages 9 to 12.