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

FRN:
0009961889
File Number:
CPR-156552
Submit Date:
07/08/2014
Call Sign:
WHAG-TV
Facility ID:
25045
City:
HAGERSTOWN
State:
MD
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
07/08/2014
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Second Quarter of 2014

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 NBC
Nielsen DMA Washington DC
Web Home Page Address www.your4state.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 4.0
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 Justin Time
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 10:30AM 4/5/14-6/28/14
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 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. It's time for an adventure: Watch Justin and his pals, Olive and Squidgy, as they become stars in the biggest stories of all time, told from every corner of the world! This show was pre-empted on 6/7 due to the French Open.
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 Justin Time
List date and time rescheduled 6/21/14 @ 12PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2014-06-07
Episode # 6/7/14 EJTM123DH
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (2 of 6) Response
Program Title Noodle and Doodle
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 9:30Am 4/4/14-6/28/14
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 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Noodle and Doodle, an instructional series, features creating art projects and cooking projects around a specific theme. Host, Sean, drives around in a double-decker bus fully equipped with art supplies and a kitchen, ready for any assignment. The projects encourage parent engagement and often feature families working together to make something to display within the child's home. Sean's side-kick, Doggity, is an ever-faithfull beagle who transforms into an animated character during interstitial trips to a parallel universe, set in a kitchen full of p rank playing animated characters. The art projects typically promote utilizing recycled materials in order to demonstrate that creativity can transform something intended for one purpose into something that achieves a completely different goal. This show was pre-empted on 6/7/14 due to the French Open.
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 Noodle and Doodle
List date and time rescheduled 6/15/14 @ 11;30AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2014-06-07
Episode # 6/7/14 ENAD122DH
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (3 of 6) Response
Program Title Zou
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 11:30AM 415/14-6/289/14
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 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Zou is a French series based on the Zou books by Michel Gay. Targeted for children age 2-5, each episode explores the kind of learning issues that emerge from everyday encounters in the life of a preschool child. If Zou plays his drums to loud,how can he play them softly? If Zou wants a car, but as only a cardboard box, how can he transform it? If Zou lost his friend favorite airplane, how does he explain? How can Zou be successful at baking a cake if he has never done it before? How can Zou muster the courage to go to the doctor when he's afraid of injections? These are big issues in the mind and life of a preschool child and Zou demonstrates how to have fun, ask for help, listen to advice, and try different solutions until he can commit to the strategy that works. The show says it, shows it, and does it, in the embedded and naturally occurring lesson within each episode. This show was pre-empted on 6/7/14 due the French Open.
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 Zou
List date and time rescheduled 6/7/14 @ 1:30PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2014-06-07
Episode # 6/7/14 EZOU110DH
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (4 of 6) Response
Program Title The Chica Show
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 9AM 4/5/14-6/28/14
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 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The doors of "The Costume Coop" are now open for business! Step into the Coop as Chica, Kelly and the signing/dancing duo of Mr.l and Mrs...(also known as Chica's Mom and Dad)...welcome you with open wings for fantastic adventures and dress-up fun. This show was pre-empted on 6/7/14 for the French Open.
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 The Chica Show
List date and time rescheduled 6/15/14 @ 11AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2014-06-07
Episode # 6/7/14 #ETCS209DH
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (5 of 6) Response
Program Title Lazytown
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 11AM 4/5/14-6/28/14
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 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The citizens of Lazytown learn the importance of things like eating right and exercising from the ultra-athletic superhero, sportucus, who must stop the evil plots of Robbit Rotten, who hates physical activity, among other things. This show was pre-empted on 6/7/14 due to the French Open.
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 Lazytown
List date and time rescheduled 6/21/14 @ 12:30PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2014-06-07
Episode # 6/7/14 ELZT312DH
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (6 of 6) Response
Program Title Tree Fu Tom
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 10AM 4/5/14-6/28/4
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 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This series focuses on the amazing adventures of a young boy called Tom who, with the power of movement magic called "Tree Fu", can transform into a tiny but mighty magical super hero and travel to a wondrous enchanted kingdom called Treetoplois that exists in a tree in his backyard woods. During each program he calls upon the audience to follow his moves to send him the magic he needs to solve a problem encountered by Tom and his friends. These include Ariella, a butterfly who is also a rancher and has rope lassoing skills; Twigs, an acorn sprite who folds himself into an acorn when he's frightened; Squirmturn, a pill bug who looks like a large and imposing coal miner but is often timid and fearful, and Zigroo, a green tree frog and the resident genius inventor. In each episode there are an action adventure sequences that are key to resolving the challenge of the day. This show was pre-empted on 6/7/14 due to the French Open.
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 Tree Fu Tom
List date and time rescheduled 6/7/14 @ 1PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2014-06-07
Episode # 6/7/14 ETFT125DH
Reason for Preemption Sports

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 Diane Biser
Address 13 E. Washington Street
City Hagerstown
State MD
Zip 21740
Telephone Number 301-797-4400
Email Address dbiser@whag.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. WHAG, in conjunction with the NBC affiliation, aired a number of PSA's targeted to children 16 and under. During the month of April there were53 "The More You Know" PSA's. The May total was 55 "The More You Know" network PSA's. In June network had a total of 50 The More You Know" PSAs. The :15 themes of these PSA's deal with the environment, tolerance, mentoring, and violence prevention. The More You Know's website (www.nbc.com/tmyk) features scripts from the award-winning public service announcements, referral information for the organizations referenced in the PSAs, a general campaign overview, and educational materials produced in connection with NBC programming. The site also includes "a list of the campaign's most recent accolades. During the quarter there were a total of 21 news stories appropriate for children that aired on either the 5:00p or 6pm newscast. The content of the stories ranged from...Students in Washington County are now able to learn about the farm without visiting one...In celebration of Arbor Day, students in Washington County became one with nature. They planted trees in the Fairgrounds Park...Some preK students in Washington County now have the change to read books from school from the comfort of their own home through the Rasising a Reader program. ids Cast - Every Wednesday during our 5PM newscast weather segment, a third through fifth grade school student gives our weather forecast. Children draw a picture of "weather events" and submit them to our local Kids Cast sponsors. Each week, a picture of chosen, and the child that drew it sits on our live news set and delivers the local weather. The child arrives early, and in addition to learning about the weather, they get to see how a live newscast works "behind the scenes." During the Month of April 61 30-second promos for the WHAG Student Athlete of the Month. During the month of May 61 30-second promos aired, and during the month of June 61 30-second promos aired. A male and female student are nominated by the community each month for their outstanding efforts in the classroom and on the field. A feature story is done on each winner and aired within the local news. Congratulations announcements are aired during the following month. On April 8, Cub Scout Pack 8 from Hagerstown toured the station. They toured the news room, studio and weather center. On April 12, WHAG aired the annual Parent Child Telethon from 12Noon to 3PM. On April 24, Jeff Bowers, Assistant News Director, attended a Career Day at Abraxas School. He did two half hour sessions with approximately 40 students ages 14-18. He told them about career in news. On May 16, Mt. Aetma Elementary toured the station. They toured the news room, studio and weather center. On May 21, Royal Ranger Group, Falling Waters, WV toured the station. They toured the news room, studio and weather center. Hugh Breslin, VP and General Manager is on the Board of Directors for the local Mason Dixon Boy Scouts of America.

Other Matters (6)

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Other Matters (1 of 6) Response
Program Title Tree Fu Tom
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 10AM 7/5/14-9/27/14
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 series focuses on the amazing adventures of a young boy called Tom who, with the power of movement magic called "Tree Fu", can transform into a tiny but mighty magical super hero and travel to a wondrous enchanted kingdom called Treetoplois that exists in a tree in his backyard woods. During each program he calls upon the audience to follow his moves to send him the magic he needs to solve a problem encountered by Tom and his friends. These include Ariella, a butterfly who is also a rancher and has rope lassoing skills; Twigs, an acorn sprite who folds himself into an acorn when he's frightened; Squirmturn, a pill bug who looks like a large and imposing coal miner but is often timid and fearful, and Zigroo, a green tree frog and the resident genius inventor. In each episode there are an action adventure sequences that are key to resolving the challenge of the day.
Other Matters (2 of 6) Response
Program Title Justin Time
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 10:30AM 7/5/14-9/27/14
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. It's time for an adventure: Watch Justin and his pals, Olive and Squidgy, as they become stars in the biggest stories of all time, told from every corner of the world!
Other Matters (3 of 6) Response
Program Title Zou
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 11:30AM 7/5/14-9/27/14
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. Zou is a French series based on the Zou books by Michel Gay. Targeted for children 2-5, each episode explores the kind of learning issues that emerge from every day encounters in the life of a preschool child. If Zou plays his drums too loud, h ow can he learn to play them softly? If Zou wants a car, but has only a cardboard box, how can he transform it? If Zou lost his friend's favorite airplane, how does he explain? How can Zou be successful at baking a cake if he has never done it before? How can Zou muster the courage to go to the doctor when he's afraid of injections? These are big issues in the mind and life of a preschool child and Zou demonstrates how to have fun, ask for help, listen to advice, and try different solutions until he can commit to the occurring lesson within each episode.
Other Matters (4 of 6) Response
Program Title The Chica Show
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays at 9AM 7/5/14-9/27/14
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 doors of "The Costume Shop" are now open for business! Step into the Coop as Chica, Kelly and the singing/dancing duo to Mr. and Mrs...(also known as Chica's Mom and Dad)..welcome you with open wings for fantastic adventures and dress up fun.
Other Matters (5 of 6) Response
Program Title Noodle and Doodle
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 9:30AM 7/5/14-9/27/14
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. Noodle and Doodle, an instructional series, features creating art projects and cooking projects around a specific theme. Host, Sean, drives around in a double-decker bus fully equipped with art supplies and a kitchen, ready for any assignment.The project encourage parent engagement and often feature families working together to make something to display within the child's home. Sean's side-kick, doggity, is an ever faithful beagle who transforms into an animated character during interstitial trips to a parallel universe, set in a kitchen full of prank playing animated characters. The art projects typically promote utilizing recycled materials in order to demonstrate that creativity can transform something intended for one purpose into something that achieves a completely different goal.
Other Matters (6 of 6) Response
Program Title Lazytown
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 11AM 7/5/14-9/27/13
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 citizens of Lazytown learn the importance of things like eating right and exercising from the ultra-athletic superhero, sportucus, who must stop the evil plots of Robbit Rotten, who hates physical activity, among other things.

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.

Diane Biser


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