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Approved by OMB 3060-0837
September 2014
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(REFERENCE COPY - Not for submission) Children's Television Programming Report

FRN:
0001808468
File Number:
CPR-156268
Submit Date:
07/07/2014
Call Sign:
KPXB-TV
Facility ID:
58835
City:
CONROE
State:
TX
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
07/07/2014
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Second Quarter of 2014

General Information

Section Question Response
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 Independent
Affiliated network ION
Nielsen DMA Houston
Web Home Page Address

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 0.0
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: 0.0
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(6)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 6) Response
Program Title Guess with Jess E/I
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays / 8:30 am ET/PT or 7:30 am CT/MT
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 4 years to 8 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Animated barnyard animals encounter everyday situations that raise a "question of the day." Their problem solving is similar to the standard scientific inquiry "asking, testing, and finding a way." The characters focus is on science and nature teaching the program's preschool audience about the world and about how to go about answering everyday questions. The series carefully builds the child viewer's knowledge by offering a question and then little by little adding to the information necessary to answer that question.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 6) Response
Program Title Babar E/I
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays / 10:30 am ET/PT or 9:30 am CT/MT
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 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Babar, based on the books by Laurent de Brunhoff, is an animated show about a young orphaned elephant who finds the strength to rise above the challenges he faces, including the death of his parents, as he journeys through life. Each episode of the show develops a social emotional message such as taking responsibility, being patient and persistent in hard work, respecting people's privacy, learning to cope with unforeseen changes, and being honest. These messages emerge from the need to resolve a dilemma that is faced by Babar, one of his friends or family members.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 6) Response
Program Title Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosarus E/I
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays / 9:00 am ET/PT or 8:00 am CT/MT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This is an animated series about a 5 year old boy whose best friends are a bucket filled with dinosaur toys. No one except the boy can hear them. In each episode Harry encounters a dilemma or challenge and finds his answers in Dinoworld. It is here far from the real world that Harry learns to conquer challenges in a positive way and the importance of team work and friendship. Being part of a team means exchanging ideas and actions and working thru problems together which is the series main learning goal.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 6) Response
Program Title Timothy Goes To School E/I
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays / 9:30 am ET/PT or 8:30 am CT/MT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The program's primary focus is on events at an elementary school filed with animal children and their teachers. The title character and his classmates are a recurring group of diverse creatures. The challenges in each episode are usually social or ethical dilemma with viewers learning about honesty, responsibility, friendship and other prosocial behavior. The programs illustrate that children can overcome new obstacles, accept the difference of others, become aware of their responsibilities and support and help those in need.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 6) Response
Program Title My Friend Rabbit E/I
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays / 10:00 am ET/PT or 9:00 am CT/MT
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 4 years to 8 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. My Friend Rabbit is an animated show with two lead characters, Rabbit and Mouse, who work together to tackle challenges that are characteristic of the childhood experience. With each episode, Rabbit and Mouse, along with other friends, face a unique dilemma that compels them to think creatively about how to approach and solve their problem by trying out different solutions and persisting with new ideas when one fails.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 6) Response
Program Title Zula Patrol E/I
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays / 8:00 am ET/PT or 7:00 am CT/MT
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 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Based on the book series by Deborah Manchester, The Zula Patrol teaches science and astronomy facts to a target audience of children 6 to 10 years of age. The Zula Patrol is a group of six animated aliens, headed by Captain Bula, who carry out a variety of scientific space missions. During their missions, Captain Bula and his crew often encounter their foe, Dark Truder, and his minion, Traxie, who are trying to take over the universe. Over the course of the story, the audience learns different facts about specific space topics such as stars, planets, orbits, moons, asteroids, comets, gravity, and space probes. The information is then highlighted during a segment where crew member Professor Multo delivers his Multo Moments or summary of scientific facts from the story. Typically, the stories also provide a social emotional tag based on tolerance and non violent conflict resolution.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (0)

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Sponsored Core Programming (0)

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Liaison Contact

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Question Response
Does the Licensee publicize the existence and location of the station's Children's Television Programming Reports (FCC 398) as required by 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3526(e)(11)(iii)? Yes
Name of children's programming liaison Alex Stroot
Address 4124 McHard Road
City Missouri City
State TX
Zip 77489
Telephone Number 281-416-7513
Email Address alexstroot@ionmedia.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.

Other Matters (6)

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Other Matters (1 of 6) Response
Program Title Babar E/I
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays / 10:30 am ET/PT or 9:30 am CT/MT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Babar, based on the books by Laurent de Brunhoff, is an animated show about a young orphaned elephant who finds the strength to rise above the challenges he faces, including the death of his parents, as he journeys through life. Each episode of the show develops a social emotional message such as taking responsibility, being patient and persistent in hard work, respecting people's privacy, learning to cope with unforeseen changes, and being honest. These messages emerge from the need to resolve a dilemma that is faced by Babar, one of his friends or family members.
Other Matters (2 of 6) Response
Program Title Zula Patrol E/I
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays / 8:00 am ET/PT or 7:00 am CT/MT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Based on the book series by Deborah Manchester, The Zula Patrol teaches science and astronomy facts to a target audience of children 6 to 10 years of age. The Zula Patrol is a group of six animated aliens, headed by Captain Bula, who carry out a variety of scientific space missions. During their missions, Captain Bula and his crew often encounter their foe, Dark Truder, and his minion, Traxie, who are trying to take over the universe. Over the course of the story, the audience learns different facts about specific space topics such as stars, planets, orbits, moons, asteroids, comets, gravity, and space probes. The information is then highlighted during a segment where crew member Professor Multo delivers his Multo Moments or summary of scientific facts from the story. Typically, the stories also provide a social emotional tag based on tolerance and non violent conflict resolution.
Other Matters (3 of 6) Response
Program Title Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs E/I
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays / 9:00 am ET/PT or 8:00 am CT/MT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This is an animated series about a 5 year old boy whose best friends are a bucket filled with dinosaur toys. No one except the boy can hear them. In each episode Harry encounters a dilemma or challenge and finds his answers in Dinoworld. It is here far from the real world that Harry learns to conquer challenges in a positive way and the importance of team work and friendship. Being part of a team means exchanging ideas and actions and working thru problems together which is the series main learning goal.
Other Matters (4 of 6) Response
Program Title My Friend Rabbit E/I
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays / 10:00 am ET/PT or 9:00 am CT/MT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 4 years to 8 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. My Friend Rabbit is an animated show with two lead characters, Rabbit and Mouse, who work together to tackle challenges that are characteristic of the childhood experience. With each episode, Rabbit and Mouse, along with other friends, face a unique dilemma that compels them to think creatively about how to approach and solve their problem by trying out different solutions and persisting with new ideas when one fails.
Other Matters (5 of 6) Response
Program Title Timothy Goes to School E/I
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays / 9:30 am ET/PT or 8:30 am CT/MT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The program's primary focus is on events at an elementary school filed with animal children and their teachers. The title character and his classmates are a recurring group of diverse creatures. The challenges in each episode are usually social or ethical dilemma with viewers learning about honesty, responsibility, friendship and other prosocial behavior. The programs illustrate that children can overcome new obstacles, accept the difference of others, become aware of their responsibilities and support and help those in need.
Other Matters (6 of 6) Response
Program Title Guess with Jess E/I
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays / 8:30 am ET/PT or 7:30 am CT/MT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 4 years to 8 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Animated barnyard animals encounter everyday situations that raise a "question of the day." Their problem solving is similar to the standard scientific inquiry "asking, testing, and finding a way." The characters focus is on science and nature teaching the program's preschool audience about the world and about how to go about answering everyday questions. The series carefully builds the child viewer's knowledge by offering a question and then little by little adding to the information necessary to answer that question.

Certification

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Question Response

The undersigned certifies that he or she is (a) the party filing the Children's Television Programming, or an officer, director, member, partner, trustee, authorized employee, or other individual or duly elected or appointed official who is authorized to sign on behalf of the party filing the Children's Television Programming; or (b) an attorney qualified to practice before the Commission under 47 C.F.R. Section 1.23(a), who is authorized to represent the party filing the Children's Television Programming, and who further certifies that he or she has read the document; that to the best of his or her knowledge, information,and belief there is good ground to support it; and that it is not interposed for delay.

FAILURE TO SIGN THIS APPLICATION MAY RESULT IN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION AND FORFEITURE OF ANY FEES PAID

Upon grant of this application, the Authorization Holder may be subject to certain construction or coverage requirements. Failure to meet the construction or coverage requirements will result in automatic cancellation of the Authorization. Consult appropriate FCC regulations to determine the construction or coverage requirements that apply to the type of Authorization requested in this application.

WILLFUL FALSE STATEMENTS MADE ON THIS FORM OR ANY ATTACHMENTS ARE PUNISHABLE BY FINE AND/OR IMPRISONMENT (U.S. Code, Title 18, §1001) AND/OR REVOCATION OF ANY STATION AUTHORIZATION (U.S. Code, Title 47, §312(a)(1)), AND/OR FORFEITURE (U.S. Code, Title 47, §503).

I certify that this application includes all required and relevant attachments.
I declare, under penalty of perjury, that I am an authorized representative of the above-named applicant for the Authorization(s) specified above.

ION Media Houston License, Inc.


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