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

FRN:
0003613825
File Number:
CPR-118724
Submit Date:
04/06/2011
Call Sign:
WLVI
Facility ID:
73238
City:
CAMBRIDGE
State:
MA
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
04/06/2011
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : First Quarter of 2011

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 Network Affiliation
Affiliated network CW
Nielsen DMA Boston
Web Home Page Address www.cw56.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 168.0
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: 3.0
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(8)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 8) Response
Program Title Aqua Kids
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays, 9:00AM
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 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Aqua Kids" is a weekly half-hour program that strives to inspire kids to take charge of their environment. Each week the kids visit a variety of water environments--from water management facilities to fresh water and brackish streams, to the oceans of the world--with the intent to motivate kids to become active citizens on the issue of water pollution. Every episode presents an important lesson on conservation of the water environments of the world.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 8) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays, 8:30AM
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 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Animal Atlas" is an entertaining and educational half-hour wildlife program that introduces young viewers to every kind of animal imaginable from all over the world. The program promotes a better understanding of how species live and what they need to survive. Viewers discover how animals find food, how family units operate and how they play. Along the way, the program also educates the audience about endangered species and how to support wildlife conservation.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 8) Response
Program Title Magi-Nation
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 7:00AM and 7:30AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
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 7 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Young Tony Jones is an average teen from Earth who finds himself mysteriously transported to the magical world of Magi-Nation. In these Moonlands, Tony befriends two young Magi heroes-in-training who join him on a journey to defeat the evil Shadow Magi who are out to rule their world. Along with their trusty collection of Dream Creatures, these new friends must solve riddles, battle evil and discover the secrets hidden in each region on the Moonlands. During their adventures they just might discover some secrets about themselves!
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 8) Response
Program Title Eco Company
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays, 7:30AM
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 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Eco Company explores all aspects of being "green" and understanding how our actions impact the world. The E-Co team learns about global warming by asking questions to discover the truths and myths of the global warming issue. They learn about alternative energies by visiting wind farms and solar installations and discovering new energy technologies currently under development. They learn more about recycling, conservation and organics. The E-Team profiles teens and school organizations who have taken it upon themselves to make a difference, young entrepreneurs who are taking their passion for green to develop new ideas, and new products for a sustainable future. Most importantly, each story and each feature is reported by teens and told from their perspective. Additionally the show provides weekly practical tips that teens, and people of all ages can use in their daily lives.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 8) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna's Into the Wild
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday, 9:30AM
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 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Into the Wild" is based around Jack Hanna traveling around the world with his friends and family, taking viewers to his favorite destinations and introducing them to new and amazing creautres each week. Throughout Jack's travels he raises awareness of different cultures, geography and spectacular animals and animal facts, while teaching children the importance of stewardship of our environment through his documented donations to conservation efforts worldwide
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 8) Response
Program Title Sports Stars of Tomorrow
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays, 8:00AM
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 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Sports Stars of Tomorrow" profiles the top national and local college, high school and youth sports talent, providing an in-depth, storytelling look at the hard work and dedication it takes to achieve their goals. Sports Stars of Tomorrow will inspire and set a peer-to-peer example for today's teams.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 8) Response
Program Title Gina D's Kids Club (Digital Multicast Only, Ch. 56.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 7AM, 7:30AM, 8AM,8:30AM, 9AM, 9:30AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 54
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 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Gina D's Kids Club is a family-friendly educational television program for pre-schoolers. Specifically themed shows address the learning needs and potential of young children as they entertain, amuse and delight viewers of all ages through a combination of live action and dynamic 3-D animation. The show is hosted by a positive adult female role model who connects with her young viewers in a gentle, caring way in the same familiarity that children associate with their mothers. The major premise of Gina D's Kids Club is establishing and reinforcing positive values and behaviors through original songs and character performances that children will choose to adopt and imitate. Scripts are designed to promote actions that support interpersonal skills such as helping others, negotiation, cooperation, sharing and tolerance with an ending (Gina D's letter to grandma) that reinforces those educational objectives. Content is lively and fun, produced with state-of-the-art computer animation and orginal positive songs and characters.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 8) Response
Program Title Cubix: Robots for Everyone
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 7:00AM and 7:30AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
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 11 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Cubix: Robots for Everyone takes place in the year 2040 in Bubble Town where robots outnumber humans. The series centers around a 13-year old boy named Connor, his robot Cubix, and the members of a special club known as Botties. Each member of the Botties has their own robot with a unique characteristic. The robots are friendly and efficient, and they function in imaginative ways to help make Bubble Town a great place to live. But it's a good vs. evil world, and Connor and the Botties learn lessons of right and wrong, loyalty, teamwork, courage and problem solving during their adventures to thwart Dr. K's evil schemes to take control of Bubble Town's robots. Each member of the Botties faces the same real-life conflicts that children face such as feeling sad and alone, feeling insecure and vulnerable, and having a fear of failure. Throughout the series they learn the importance of perseverance and the importance of embracing their differences to overcome obstacles.
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 Joan McCready
Address 7 Bulfinch Place
City Boston
State MA
Zip 02114
Telephone Number (617) 725-0672
Email Address jmccready@whdh.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. On December 1, 2006, an application for the renewal of the license of WLVI was filed timely with the FCC. That license renewal application remains pending. WLVI completed its DTV transition and terminated all analog operations by June 12, 2009. On January 25, 2011 the station launched The Country Network (TCN) as a digital subchannel. Children's programming information for TCN is included in this report. EXHIBIT "A" - PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS: For a complete listing of public service announcements designed specifically for children, please refer to WLVI's Public Inspection File, located at 7 Bulfinch Place, Boston. EXHIBIT "B" - NON-BROADCAST EFFORTS: The following events were publicized on the Kids Calendar section of the station's website: Boston Massacre Reenactment at the Old State House in Boston, MA Insect Planet: Family Festival at the Harvard Museum of Natural History in Cambridge, MA Boston Sea Rover Kid's Day at The New England Aquarium in Danvers, MA Sharing is Caring Festival at the Children's Museum in North Easton, MA Family Trees: A Celebration of Children's Literature at the Concord Museum in Concord, MA The Discovery Museums in Acton, MA Bald Eagles & The Lower Merrimack River at the Essex National Heritage Commission in Salem, MA Lunar New Year at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA 2nd Annual Fall River Children's Healthy Heart Festival in Boston, MA President's Day Visit with Abraham Lincoln at the Concord Museum in Concord, MA February Vacation Week at the Old State House in Boston, MA Whoo's Having a Birthday? At the South Shore Natural Science Center Norwell, Ma February Vacation Week Adventures with MFA at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA Tea for Two at the Concord Museum in Concord, MA Maple Festival at the South Shore Natural Science Center in Norwell, MA Sap-to-Syrup Farmer's Breakfast at Drumlin Farm in Lincoln, MA St. Patrick's Day Celebration at The Children's Museum in North Easton, MA Spring Fairy Workshop at the Wenham Museum in Wenham, MA Rare Breeds Animal Parade at the Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, MA Family Breakfast with the Gorillas at the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston, MA Woolapalooza at Drumlin Farm in Lincoln, MA Mother Goose on the Loose at the Lynn Public Library in Lynn, MA Tours of the station's newsroom were conducted for the following groups during this quarter: - Feb 23: Brownie Troop from Waltham, MA - Feb 28: Media Relations Class from Salem State - March 15: The New England Inst. of Art - Graphic Design Class - March 22: Communication Students from Boston University 7 News meteorologists visited the following schools during this quarter to teach lessons about weather: Jan 14 - Wilson Middle School, Natick and Collicot School, Milton Jan 18 - Halifax Elementary School Jan 24 - David Mindess School, Ashland - 5th graders Jan 25 - Muraco School, Winchester - 5th graders Feb 3 - Martha Jones School, Westwood and Bridge Elementary, Lexington Feb 4 - Abby Kelly Foster Charter School, Worcester (Elementary and Middle Schools) Feb 7 - East School, Hingham - 5th graders Feb 8 - Killam School, Reading - 5th graders Feb 14 - Sprague School, Wellesley - 3rd graders Feb 15 - Hillside Elementary School, Needham - 1st graders Feb 16 - Woodward School, Southboro - 3rd graders Feb 28 - Memorial School, Upton - 3rd graders Mar 1 - Hamilton Primary School, Weymouth - 3rd graders Mar 7 - Tucker Elementary School, Milton - 3rd graders Mar 8 - Happy Hollow Elementary School, Wayland - 3rd Graders Mar 9 - L.W. Pingree Primary School, Weymouth - 2nd graders Mar 14 - Robin Hood Elementary School, Stoneham - 3rd graders Mar 15 - Hanlon School, Westwood - 4th graders and Abbot Elementary School, Westford - 5th graders Mar 17 - Sheehan School, Westwood Mar 25 - Whitman Middle School Mar 21 - Wood End Elementary School, Reading - 3rd graders Mar 22 - Parker Avenue Sch

Other Matters (7)

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Other Matters (1 of 7) Response
Program Title Magi-Nation
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 7:00 and 7:30AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 7 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Young Tony Jones is an average teen from Earth who finds himself mysteriously transported to the magical world of Magi-Nation. In these Moonlands, Tony befriends two young Magi heroes-in-training who join him on a journey to defeat the evil Shadow Magi who are out to rule their world. Along with their trusty collection of Dream Creatures, these new friends must solve riddles, battle evil and discover the secrets hidden in each region on the Moonlands. During their adventures they just might discover some secrets about themselves!
Other Matters (2 of 7) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays, 8:30-9:00AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Animal Atlas" is an entertaining and educational half-hour wildlife program that introduces young viewers to every kind of animal imaginable from all over the world. The program promotes a better understanding of how species live and what they need to survive. Viewers discover how animals find food, how family units operate and how they play. Along the way, the program also educates the audience about endangered species and how to support wildlife conservation.
Other Matters (3 of 7) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna's Into the Wild
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays, 9:30AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Into the Wild" is based around Jack Hanna traveling around the world with his friends and family, taking viewers to his favorite destinations and introducing them to new and amazing creautres each week. Throughout Jack's travels he raises awareness of different cultures, geography and spectacular animals and animal facts, while teaching children the importance of stewardship of our environment through his documented donations to conservation efforts worldwide.
Other Matters (4 of 7) Response
Program Title Gina D's Kids Club (Digital Multicast Only - Channel 56.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 7AM, 7:30AM, 8AM, 8:30AM, 9AM, 9:30AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 78
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Gina D's Kids Club is a family-friendly educational television program for pre-schoolers. Specifically themed shows address the learning needs and potential of young children as they entertain, amuse and delight viewers of all ages through a combination of live action and dynamic 3-D animation. The show is hosted by a positive adult female role model who connects with her young viewers in a gentle, caring way in the same familiarity that children associate with their mothers. The major premise of Gina D's Kids Club is establishing and reinforcing positive values and behaviors through original songs and character performances that children will choose to adopt and imitate. Scripts are designed to promote actions that support interpersonal skills such as helping others, negotiation, cooperation, sharing and tolerance with an ending (Gina D's letter to grandma) that reinforces those educational objectives. Content is lively and fun, produced with state-of-the-art computer animation and orginal positive songs and characters.
Other Matters (5 of 7) Response
Program Title Sports Stars of Tomorrow
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays, 8:00-8:30AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Sports Stars of Tomorrow" profiles the top national and local college, high school and youth sports talent, providing an in-depth, storytelling look at the hard work and dedication it takes to achieve their goals. Sports Stars of Tomorrow will inspire and set a peer-to-peer example for today's teams.
Other Matters (6 of 7) Response
Program Title Aqua Kids
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays, 9:00-9:30AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Aqua Kids" is a weekly half-hour program that strives to inspire kids to take charge of their environment. Each week the kids visit a variety of water environments--from water management facilities to fresh water and brackish streams, to the oceans of the world--with the intent to motivate kids to become active citizens on the issue of water pollution. Every episode presents an important lesson on conservation of the water environments of the world.
Other Matters (7 of 7) Response
Program Title Eco Company
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays, 7:30-8:00AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Eco Company explores all aspects of being "green" and understanding how our actions impact the world. The E-Co team learns about global warming by asking questions to discover the truths and myths of the global warming issue. They learn about alternative energies by visiting wind farms and solar installations and discovering new energy technologies currently under development. They learn more about recycling, conservation and organics. The E-Team profiles teens and school organizations who have taken it upon themselves to make a difference, young entrepreneurs who are taking their passion for green to develop new ideas, and new products for a sustainable future. Most importantly, each story and each feature is reported by teens and told from their perspective. Additionally the show provides weekly practical tips that teens, and people of all ages can use in their daily lives.

Certification

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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.

WHDH-TV, Inc.


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