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

WHO-HD 13.1 Regular Saturday Children’s Programming lineup

Time                 Program
10:00 AM      The Voyager with Josh Garcia
10:30 AM      Wilderness Vet
11:00 AM      Journey with Dylan Dreyer
11:30 AM      Naturally, Danny SEO
12:00 PM      Health & Happiness with Mayo Clinic
12:30 PM      The Champion Within

Here are upcoming changes to WHO-HD 13.1 regularly scheduled children’s programming lineup:

WHO-HD Channel 13.1 Regularly scheduled programming that is Educational and Information for children 13 to 16 years old:

NBC Kids launched a completely new schedule of programming, designed for older adolescent children, ages 13-16. Each of the six new shows has a hosted format, featuring non-fiction, informative programming that extends NBC’s iconic The More You Know brand to Saturday mornings. The audience will see and hear inspiring stories about the environment, social change, health and wellness, and community engagement.

Saturday 10:00 AM
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 provides audiences access to the world’s most incredible destinations as Josh seeks out the truly authentic experiences one can only find when guided by a knowledgeable and passionate guide. Each week, Josh Garcia brings viewers on an enthralling voyage exploring the people and cultures that make our world so breathtaking.

Saturday 10:30 AM
Wilderness Vet hosted by renowned veterinarian, Dr. Michelle Oakley,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. Wilderness Vet will bring viewers closer than ever before to wild animals in their native habitats by showcasing the hard work and dedication involved in their rescue and rehabilitation.

Saturday 11:00 AM

Journey with Dylan Dreyer, led by NBC News meteorologist and “Today” Contributor, Dylan Dreyer, is a wondrous celebration of nature. Breathtaking cinematography will bring viewers up-close and personal with the black bears of Montana to polar bears in the Arctic. The audience will have a unique platform to see animals in their natural habitat, including exploring the extraordinary migration of 1.5 million animals traveling over 500 miles across the Serengeti in Tanzania and Kenya. Journey with Dylan Dreyer will tell us why.

Saturday 11:30 AM
Naturally, Danny Seo is an educational series for young people and their families seeking a healthier lifestyle by learning the science behind eating well and exercising your mind and body while caring for our planet. Host Danny Seo is America’s leading authority on eco-friendly living. Danny has devoted his career to the idea that caring for the environment can go hand-in-hand with enjoying time with family and friends and sharing delicious and healthy meals while creating a healthy and environmentally friendly home.

Saturday 12:00 PM
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.

Saturday 12:30 PM
The Champion Within features the powerful and inspiring stories of successful athletes who exemplify what it really means to be a champion. The Champion Within introduces audiences to professional and amateur athletes who have overcome obstacles to ultimately achieve transcendent moments in the world of sports. The Champion Within proves that a champion is not only defined by their speed, strength and agility, but also by their grit, resiliency and heart.


Regularly scheduled programming through WHO-HD Channel 13.2 (Iowa’s Weather Channel) that is Educational and Informational for children 13 to 16 years old:

Animal Rescue
Saturday’s 7AM
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.

Dog Tales
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.

Saturday’s 8AM
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.

Dragonfly TV
Saturday’s 8:30AM
DragonflyTV is an Emmy® Award winning multi-media science education program combining television, community outreach, the Web, and fun. Produced by Twin Cities Public Television (TPT), creator of the long-running family science series Newton’s Apple, DragonflyTV engages tens of millions of children, parents and teachers in accessible, hands-on science activities. DragonflyTV is designed to appeal to children from diverse ethnic, socioeconomic, and educational backgrounds. By modeling and celebrating children’s science capabilities, DragonflyTV shows that if kids can dream it, they can do it!

DragonflyTV’s first step has been to attract children with a TV show unlike anything they’ve seen before. DragonflyTV is broadcast nationwide on PBS stations, and presents real-life science investigations          in a style that captures the attention of today’s media-savvy generation. Against a pop-music soundtrack, children tell about their investigations, communicating the infectious excitement that comes with making their own discoveries

DragonflyTV extends beyond the television screen, offering a variety of standards-based learning tools. A rich, interactive Web site, an annual children’s science magazine, educators’ guides, and other outreach materials are available to schools, homes, community organizations, or any place kids gather to explore, create, and discover.

Educational Philosophy
DragonflyTV’s educational philosophy is echoed in its mission: To give children and scientists a national forum where they can share the excitement of scientific discovery. We achieve this mission by using several complementary media in addition to the TV series: publications for children, teachers and caregivers; outreach targeting underserved children in informal settings; a well-publicized, highly interactive Web site, and downloadable video podcasts housed on iTunes. Our primary goals are to:

  1. Foster a greater interest in science and the process of scientific inquiry among children aged 9 to 12, with special emphasis on racial minorities, girls, and underserved communities
  2. Give children encouragement and the confidence to conduct their own scientific investigations
  3. Provide formal and informal educators with videos that model authentic explorations of science that all children can do
  4. Increase the appreciation of science among parents and other caregivers
  5. Encourage children’s literacy, through the synergy of a television show and a companion magazine
  6. Advance current research in science television.

We realize these goals through the presentation of real kids doing real science. The philosophy of DragonflyTV is rooted in a strong commitment to inquiry-based learning, which is at the heart of current reforms in science education, articulated in the National Science Education Standards. Our particular focus is to model scientific inquiry through real investigations conducted by real children, with a related objective of communicating basic science concepts appropriate for grades 4 through 6. DragonflyTV aggressively promotes diversity and the idea that all children are capable of understanding and doing science.

Biz Kid$
Saturday’s 9 AM
Biz Kid$ is a weekly half-hour series focusing on financial literacy and entrepreneurship for teens, targeting 13 to 16-year-olds. Using a mix of strong financial education tools, dynamic sketch comedy, and inspiring true stories of young entrepreneurs, Biz Kid$ provides important information for future success. Each episode features math, language arts, and social studies as well as teaching teens about money and business.

America’s Heartland
Saturday’s 9:30AM
“America’s Heartland” is a weekly half-hour series featuring everyday Americans and their families, telling fascinating stories across America’s heartland. From learning how to make maple syrup to riding with teenage ranchers, this series explores the various ways of life in the current United States, while showcasing the diversity of how people live and work. Each episode visits several locations and introduces teen viewers to ordinary Americans who sometimes have extraordinary occupations. The series also highlights the history of different regions of the country while providing important facts about each place visited.

Pursuant to the Childrens Television Act of 1990, America’s Heartland satisfies the FCC Children’s programming requirement and can be classified as either core or non-core programming. America’s Heartland serves the educational and informational needs of children 13 to 16 years of age with its program content, including the importance of learning about farming and feeding the world. Teenage students are presented with fascinating stories and introduced to exceptional individuals who operate family farms through America’s heartland.

America’s Heartland as delivered is formatted to allow for no more than 14 minutes of total commercial time per broadcast hour (7 minutes per half-hour). America’s Heartland does not display any Internet web site address or host selling during or adjacent to the program, and is otherwise in compliance with Sections 73.670(a) through (d) of the Commission’s Rules.

Regularly scheduled programming through WHO-HD Channel 13.3 (Antenna TV) that is Educational and Informational for children 13 – 16 years old:

Get Wild
Saturday’s 8 AM
Get Wild meets the educational and informational needs of children 13 to 16 years of age with its program content. The series explores all types of wild animals, while providing important information by experts from the San Diego Zoo. For example, in some episodes viewers are introduced to various animal enrichment programs where zoo staff seeks to duplicate a particular animals habits that are prevalent and unique to that animal in the wild. Series also introduces teenage viewers to the living habits of animals from jaguars to orangutans to pandas as well as rare species such as Amur Leopards and Indian Gaurs. In one episode, viewers learn about the care of a hippo calf, while another episode explores the challenges of caring for cheetah chimps. Get Wild is educational, informative and entertaining, while providing unique upclose televised visits of wild and exotic creatures and teaching viewers all about life in the animal kingdom. Si


Wild World
Saturday’s 8:30AM
Wild World At The San Diego Zoo serves the educational and informational needs of children 13 to 16 years of age with its program content. The series provides an in-depth look at the behavior and life cycles of various rare and exotic animals.

The series explores the lives of various zoo animals and examines their care and living environment while providing important information about how they sur­vive in the world. In each episode, a detailed explanation of an animal species is provided as well as information on the animal’s daily nutrition and other living habits. For example, one episode focuses on medical care and check-ups of several animals and what the differences are for each critter. Another episode explores the unique characteristics of Chameleons, while another episode examines the behavioral aspects of .several unique species such as Crowned Cranes, Duny Bee­tles and Leafcutter Ants, giving specific details of the life cycles of each species.

The Wildlife Docs
Saturday’s 9 & 9:30 AM
The Wildlife Docs, produced for ages 13-16 follows the surprising, exotic, and challenging lives of a veterinary staff that cares for over 2,000 animals. From nutrition to treatments, x-rays to surgery, preventative care to emergencies, this educational and information program will allow viewers to witness a kaleidoscope of wild experiences through the eyes of our Veterinary Team. Unpredictable events unfold giving viewers a glimpse of the enormity, variety, and quality of treatment that sets the standard for animal care.

The Brady Barr Experience
Saturday’s 10:00 AM
The Brady Barr Experience is a weekly half-hour series that is designed to inform and educate viewers 13-16 years of age. In this action-packed series, viewers will go behind the scenes with Dr. Brady Barr for a captivating ride through the world of wildlife and animal conservation. As a seasoned herpetologist, Dr. Brady Barr has traveled to five continents, worked with hundreds of scientists and has gotten up close and personal with some of the most misunderstood animals on the planet. Brady Barr has made it his life’s work to study and protect some of the world’s most dangerous and endangered land animals and in this series, he will share is knowledge and passion for the earth’s wildlife with the audience.

Expedition Wild
Saturday’s 10:30 AM
Produced for ages 13-16, this educational and informational program is hosted by wildlife expert Casey Anderson and showcases his charismatic animal companions on an innovative and action-packed odyssey through North America’s wild places — revealing a rare glimpse into the beauty and complexity of the natural world. Viewers will follow Casey on a series of breathtakingly wild adventures: he’ll paddle the Grand Canyon, ski with Wolverines in British Columbia, observe Mountain Lions in Montana, stake out the scavengers of Yellowstone, investigate a raven’s nest, observe Polar Bears on Alaska’s northern slope, and climb to rugged extremes in pursuit of Northern Maine’s Black Bears – bringing audiences a rare and personal experience with endangered species, some deadly, others dashing, in the stunning natural ecosystems that they call home