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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:
0015431562
File Number:
CPR-159195
Submit Date:
10/06/2014
Call Sign:
WSWB
Facility ID:
73374
City:
SCRANTON
State:
PA
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
10/06/2014
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Third 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 Network Affiliation
Affiliated network CW
Nielsen DMA Wilkes Barre-Scranton
Web Home Page Address WWW.MYFOXNEPA.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(10)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 10) Response
Program Title SAFARI
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled 10AM SAT
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. SAFARI PROVIDES CORE PROGRAMMING IN THE AREAS OF GLOBAL ECOLOGY, WILDLIFE BIOLOGY AND SPECIES CONSERVATION AND PRESERVATION. EMMY AWARDS-WINNING HOST AND WILDLIFE EXPERT JOHN ROSS TRAVELS TO THE FARTHEST REACHES OF THE WORLD TO BRING THE VIEWERS FACE TO FACE WITH SOME OF THE PLANET'S MOST INTERESTING ANIMALS. SAFARI OFFERS A DYNAMIC TELEVISION EXPERIENCE FOR TEENS - WITH THE EXCITING EXPERIENCE OF EXPLORING THE FASCINATING WORLD OF WILDLIFE AND AT THE SAME TIME DISCOVERING WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO PROTECT THE ANIMALS AND THEIR HABITAT SO THAT THEY CAN LIVE ON IN THE WILD. VARIOUS AGE-APPROPRIATE GLOABAL WILDLIFE AND ECOLOGY ISSUES ARE INTRODUCED TO THE VIEWING AUDIENCE WITH IN-DEPTH AND THOUGHTFUL EXPLANATIONS.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 10) Response
Program Title CUBIX: ROBOTS FOR EVERYONE
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled 7AM/7:30AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 10
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. The educational objectives of Cubix include the reinforcement of age-appropriate interpersonal skills, the development of self-confidence, courage and personal responsibility. Cubix exposes children to these lessons within an entertaining, non-threatening imaginary environment. The Botties and their robots tackle personal and community adversities in creative story lines. Within this framework, children can see age-appropriate problem-solving strategies and learn to model the appropriate behavior. Through the Botties experiences, viewers learn to overcome self-esteem and social competency issues, demonstrating to children that self-confidence, courage and resilience are necessary tools for problem solving and establishing good interpersonal relationships. Moreover, the characters inspire and promote altruistic behaviors, such as community participation, support, resilience, tolerance and leadership skills. Specific Educational Objectives: Teach children to think and act independently, especially when the right thing to do is not the popular thing to do. Help young viewers recognize conflict and identify resolutions. Emphasize confidence in oneself and trust ones instincts. Encourage viewers to persevere and never give up. Demonstrate verbal and nonverbal communication. Teach viewers that differences should be embraced and celebrated. Demonstrate the value of teamwork. Help viewers to see that they must take responsibility for their own behavior, words, and actions. Demonstrate the importance of virtues: honesty, perseverance, honesty, and patience.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 10) Response
Program Title EDGEMONT
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled 7AM MON-FRI
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 44
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. Edgemont is designed to entertain its teen audience and also to inform and educate its viewers about issues that arise in school and at home. The storyline focus on the social and emotional challenges faced by every secondary school student, from forming and maintaining friendships and romantic attachments, to ethical and moral choices and family relationships.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 10) Response
Program Title JACK HANNA'S ANIMAL ADVENTURES
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled 7AM MON-FRI 9/1-9/19, 12PM/12:30PM/1PM 9/27
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 18
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. In each episode the cameras follow Jack as he spends time with nature's creatures around the world. Hanna takes millions of family viewers on exciting journeys to learn about animals and the places they live.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 10) Response
Program Title GREEN SCREEN ADVENTURES
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled 8AM/8:30AM SAT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
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 13 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Utilizing humor as a powerful learning tool, Green Screen Adventures sparks enthusiasm for writing through age appropriate sketch comedy, original songs, puppetry, and story theater. By basing the stories on the writing of elementary school students,ages 7 -13, children get the message that their words have power, and that their voices are being heard. Green Screen Adventures provides something that educators can't necessarily offer or replicate in a school setting, as it gives students a real world connection to their writing. Young students have the opportunity to understand the impact of writing on a broader audience by submitting their own writing to the show for consideration and adaptation. Green Screen's company of performers and writers reinforces critical writing skills and emphasizes positive social messages. ln addition to academics kills, GSA focuses on the five Cs: Creativity, Curiosity, Confidence, Citizenship, Compassion.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 10) Response
Program Title MISSING
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled 8AM SUN
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. "Missing" serves the educational and informational needs of children 13 to 16 years of age with its program content, including safety tips and real life stories using various resources to help find missing people. The show is also a public service to communities across the United States.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 10) Response
Program Title MYSTERY HUNTERS
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled 9:30AM SAT
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. MYSTERY HUNTERS EXPLORES SOME OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST MYTHS AND MYSTERIES. COMBINING ON-SITE REPORTING AND EXCITING ADVENTURES, THE MYSTERY HUNTERS USES SCIENCE AND REASONING TO TRY AND UNCOVER THE TRUTH. THE PROGRAM TEACHES CHILDREN HOW TO GATHER FACTS, MEET WITH EXPERTS, DEBUNK COMMON MYTHS AND OFFER EXPLANATIONS FOR LEGENDS.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 10) Response
Program Title EDGEMONT
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled 10:30AM SAT
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. Edgemont is designed to entertain its teen audience and also to inform and educate its viewers about issues that arise in school and at home. The storyline focus on the social and emotional challenges faced by every secondary school student, from forming and maintaining friendships and romantic attachments, to ethical and moral choices and family relationships.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 10) Response
Program Title RESCUE HEROES
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled 7AM/7:30AM SAT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 16
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. Social and emotional character stories are embedded in the stories using action and humor to convey messages of keeping an open mind, asking for help, facing your fears, persistence pays off, preparedness, procedure, training and teamwork. At the end of each episode the Rescue Heroes reinforce various safety tips, and information relating to the educational message portrayed in the story.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 10) Response
Program Title TRAVEL THRU HISTORY
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled 9AM SAT
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. TRAVEL THRU HISTORY IS DESIGNED TO SPARK INTEREST AND ENTHUSIASM IN TEENS AND THEIR FAMILIES TO LEARN ABOUT OUR COUNTRY'S RICH AND FASCINATING HISTORY. THE SERIES VISITS DIVERSE LOCALES ACROSS THE U.S. FROM LOS VEGAS TO KEY WEST.
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 MELISSA SCHWARTZ
Address 1181 HIGHWAY 315
City PLAINS
State PA
Zip 18702
Telephone Number 570-970-5613
Email Address MSCHWARTZ@FOX56.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 (9)

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Other Matters (1 of 9) Response
Program Title CALLING DR. POL
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled 8AM/8:30AM SAT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
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. Calling Dr. Pol is a weekly half-hour series that explores the fascinating occupation of veterinary medicine. Designed to educate and inform viewers aged 13-16 and the entire family this inspiring series invites viewers to share in the experiences of Dr. Pol. An enthusiastic and naturally-inclined and well-rounded scholar, Dr. Pol has been practicing veterinary medicine for over 35 years. Caring for more than 19,000 patients, Dr. Pol has seen it all. Specializing in large farm animals, Dr. Pol, his family and veterinary staff also care for animals of all shapes and sizes. Each week audiences will have a chance to understand the challenges and rewards of this fulfilling profession and learn that the work doesn't end at the clinic; Dr. Pol often takes his talents to the road by helping sick or injured animals on neighboring farms and ranches. With the added benefit of Dr. Pol's expert analysis and on-screen factoids, viewers will have the opportunity to learn about the biology and behavior of various domesticated animals and livestock. Unstoppable and unflappable, this Doc is a legend in the community and provides an entertaining view of the veterinary profession.
Other Matters (2 of 9) Response
Program Title EXPEDITION WILD
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled 10AM/10:30AM SAT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
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. Hosted by wildlife expert Casey Anderson, Expedition Wild is a weekly half-hour series designed to educate and inform viewers aged 13-16. This live-action series is 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 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. With Casey's expertise, audiences are witness to a rare and personal experience with endangered species, some deadly, others dashing, in the stunning natural ecosystems that they call home
Other Matters (3 of 9) Response
Program Title DOG WHISPERER WITH CESAR MILLAN
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled 7AM/7:30AM SAT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
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. Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan: Family Edition is a weekly half-hour series produced for viewers 13-16 and the entire family that educates and informs the audience about canine training techniques and creating healthy environments for dogs. Hosted by renowned dog behaviorist and trainer Cesar Millan, Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan: Family Edition travels far and wide to help problem pups and teach families to better understand how to better deal with a dog's negative behavior. From Chihuahuas to Great Danes, no job is too big (or small) for Cesar. Viewers will have the chance to witness remarkable transformations first-hand and discover the how to be a responsible pet owner.
Other Matters (4 of 9) Response
Program Title RELUCTANTLY HEALTHY
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled 11:30AM SAT
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. Reluctantly Healthy is a half-hour weekly series designed to educate and inform children 13-16 years of age. Healthy eating and recipes, fun and easy ways to incorporate daily exercise, and interesting and new activities that the whole family can enjoy are featured in this live action television program. Whether it be constant travel, working long hours, multiple after school activities, or the perceived notion of not having time to focus on nutritious food choices, host Judy Greer and her team of experts will show families and viewers how to stay healthy on-the-go. Judy shows how it's easy to stay happy and healthy through exercise and eating well.
Other Matters (5 of 9) Response
Program Title MYSTERY HUNTERS
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled 8AM/8:30AM SUN
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
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. MYSTERY HUNTERS EXPLORES SOME OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST MYTHS AND MYSTERIES. COMBINING ON-SITE REPORTING AND EXCITING ADVENTURES, THE MYSTERY HUNTERS USES SCIENCE AND REASONING TO TRY AND UNCOVER THE TRUTH. THE PROGRAM TEACHES CHILDREN HOW TO GATHER FACTS, MEET WITH EXPERTS, DEBUNK COMMON MYTHS AND OFFER EXPLANATIONS FOR LEGENDS.
Other Matters (6 of 9) Response
Program Title SAVED BY THE BELL
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled 10AM/10:30AM/11AM/11:30AM SAT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 52
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. Saved By The Bell is a weekly television series targeted to teens 13-16 years of age, which explores social themes and coping strategies through the daily school life of six teen-aged friends at Bayside High who help each other make the most of growing up in a complicated world. The multi-ethnic cast members serve as role models for young teen viewers as they deal with such issues as dealing with the death of a loved one, the right to say "no," the meaning of heroism, teenage alcohol use and other issues of particular concern to young teens.
Other Matters (7 of 9) Response
Program Title ROCK THE PARK
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled 11AM SAT
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. Rock the Park is a weekly half-hour series produced and designed to educate and inform children 13-16 years of age. The series taps into America's love affair with our national parks. In this awe-inspiring and entertaining series our hosts, Jack Steward and Colton Smith, come face to face with nature and some of the most amazing places on earth. The viewers will learn, along with Jack and Colton, about the wonders of nature and the variety of wild animals that inhabit America. Viewers will witness the fascinating activities of the massive brown bears of the Katmai National Park in Alaska, mammoth glaciers crashing into the sea, and Jack and Colton to facing their fears on the quest to make the climb of their lives in North Cascades National Park in Washington, Jack and Colton's adventures on Rock the Park will inspire families to go out and explore the vast resources that the national parks provide
Other Matters (8 of 9) Response
Program Title THE BRADY BARR EXPERIENCE
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled 9AM/9:30AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
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. 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.
Other Matters (9 of 9) Response
Program Title MISSING
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled 8AM SUN
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. "Missing" serves the educational and informational needs of children 13 to 16 years of age with its program content, including safety tips and real life stories using various resources to help find missing people. The show is also a public service to communities across the United States.

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.

MPS Media of Scranton License, LLC


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