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

FRN:
0029118650
File Number:
CPR-123820
Submit Date:
10/05/2011
Call Sign:
WFXT
Facility ID:
6463
City:
BOSTON
State:
MA
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
10/05/2011
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Third 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 FOX
Nielsen DMA Boston
Web Home Page Address http://www.fox25.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(8)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 8) Response
Program Title AWESOME ADVENTURES
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 7:00am (7/2-9/24)
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. AWESOME ADVENTURES is a half-hour adventure series that airs 52 weeks a year. Our host, as well as two different teens, will travel each week to destinations around the world that can be both exotic and remote. AWESOME ADVENTURES is designed to educate, inform and entertain children 16 and under (specific target audience is 13-16) about the world around them. Each journey is a lesson in the beauty of nature, its creatures, and the peoplewho inhabit the land. The shows are not designed to be preachy or overly pedantic, but rather, the goal is to make the learning fun.
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 WILD ABOUT ANIMALS
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 7:30am (7/2-9/24)
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. Wild About Animals - the objective of this series is to educate and inform children by bringing them the most entertaining and interesting stories about the world's most fascinating animals. Each episode consists of at least 4 stories designed to teach children about exotic and unique animals from the wild, as well as to educate them further about animals seen in everyday life.
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 DOG TALES
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 8:30am(7/2-9/24)& 9:00 (9/24)
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. Dog Tales informs and educates kids about the world of dogs. Every episode includes valuable information about dog care and pet responsibility, plus tips from vets and trainers. Young viewers learn about various types of dogs, and how they are more than just pets. Target audience: 13-16 years old.
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 LIVE LIFE & WIN
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 9:30am beginning 9/24
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 1
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. Life Life & Win: Inspirational segments and teen success stories of character and personal determination in the arts, school, sports, and community; considers topics such as social responsibility and justice, perseverance, leadership, academic achievement, volunteerism, and life skills such as the importance of exercise and nutrition.
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 YOUNG ICONS
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 9:30am (7/2-9/24)
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. Young Icons: It's time to see what powerful and positive young people are doing today. The Young Icons profiles the amazing projects of young philanthropists, entrepreneurs, athletes and everyday youth. These inspirational stories motivate teens, tweens and parents too." Target audience: 13-16 years old.
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 THIS WEEK IN BASEBALL
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 3:30pm (7/2-9/24)
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. THIS WEEK IN BASEBALL high lights the pro-social on-and-off the field activities of MLB's leading players and coaches. Working with the National Association for Sports and Physical Education (NASPE), This Week in Baseball seeks to provide today's youth with educational messages that can have an impact on development of positive lifestyle behaviors. The program portrays the positive outcomes that result from dedication, hard work, self-discipline, teamwork, practice and personal responsibilities. The program also relates the achievements and experiences of baseball players to potential achievements in life. The program is regularly scheduled and airs between the hours of 7:00am and 10:00pm. The program is 30 minutes in length, and is identified as an educational and informational show, targeted to teens (13-16 yrs old) at the beginning of each broadcast and in listings provided to publishers of program guides.
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 SWAP TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 9:00am (7/2-9/24)
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. Swap TV serves the educational and informational needs of children 13-16 years of age with its program content, presenting new and varied experiences, providing practical applications in everyday life. The show also provides informative segments on various sports, academic and leisure activities, allowing students to expand their horizons. The weekly series also promotes children's writing and creative skills. Target audience: 13-16 years old.
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 PETS.TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 8:00am (7/2-9/24)
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 12 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Pets.TV is a television program that provides educational and informational segments exposing the target audience of young viewers to everything Pets. The upbeat contemporary presentation relates pets to their lives and interests. Pets from everyday to the unique are showcased with educational information that shares how they evolved to become pets and their geographic origins. Professionals share personal experiences of featured animals and/or related products. In these segments the excitement and love of working with pets is expressed. The motivational and inspirational message of each guest empowers audiences of all ages to pursue more information and education about everything pets. Each segment of Pets.TV delivers an educational and informational message that supports current social, intellectual and emotional aspects of children ages 13 and up. Attributes and advice emphasized by guests instill a grounded balance of priorities, commitment, and perseverance children can apply to their lives. Based on my extensive experience as an educator and principal in public education, it is my sincere opinion that the series Pets.TV complies with the FCC Children's Television Rules by furthering the educational and informational needs of children 13 years of age and up.
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)?
Name of children's programming liaison PATRICIA MALONEY
Address WFXT FOX25 25 FOX DRIVE
City DEDHAM
State MA
Zip 02027
Telephone Number 781-467-1463
Email Address PATRICIA.MALONEY@FOXTV.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 PETS.TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 8:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Length of Program 40 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 12 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Pets.TV is a television program that provides educational and informational segments exposing the target audience of young viewers to everything Pets. The upbeat contemporary presentation relates pets to their lives and interests. Pets from everyday to the unique are showcased with educational information that shares how they evolved to become pets and their geographic origins. Professionals share personal experiences of featured animals and/or related products. In these segments the excitement and love of working with pets is expressed. The motivational and inspirational message of each guest empowers audiences of all ages to pursue more information and education about everything pets. Each segment of Pets.TV delivers an educational and informational message that supports current social, intellectual and emotional aspects of children ages 13 and up. Attributes and advice emphasized by guests instill a grounded balance of priorities, commitment, and perseverance children can apply to their lives. Based on my extensive experience as an educator and principal in public education, it is my sincere opinion that the series Pets.TV complies with the FCC Children's Television Rules by furthering the educational and informational needs of children 13 years of age and up.
Other Matters (2 of 6) Response
Program Title DOG TALES
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 8:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
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 Tales informs and educates kids about the world of dogs. Every episode includes valuable information about dog care and pet responsibility, plus tips from vets and trainers. Young viewers learn about various types of dogs, and how they are more than just pets. Target audience: 13-16 years old.
Other Matters (3 of 6) Response
Program Title WILD ABOUT ANIMALS
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 7:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
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. Wild About Animals - the objective of this series is to educate and inform children by bringing them the most entertaining and interesting stories about the world's most fascinating animals. Each episode consists of at least 4 stories designed to teach children about exotic and unique animals from the wild, as well as to educate them further about animals seen in everyday life.
Other Matters (4 of 6) Response
Program Title LIVE LIFE & WIN
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 9:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
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. Live Life & Win: Inspirational segments and teen success stories of character and personal determination in the arts, school, sports, and community; considers topics such as social responsibility and justice, perseverance, leadership, academic achievement, volunteerism, and life skills such as the importance of exercise and nutrition.
Other Matters (5 of 6) Response
Program Title AWESOME ADVENTURES
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 7:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
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. AWESOME ADVENTURES is a half-hour adventure series that airs 52 weeks a year. Our host, as well as two different teens, will travel each week to destinations around the world that can be both exotic and remote. AWESOME ADVENTURES is designed to educate, inform and entertain children 16 and under (specific target audience is 13-16) about the world around them. Each journey is a lesson in the beauty of nature, its creatures, and the peoplewho inhabit the land. The shows are not designed to be preachy or overly pedantic, but rather, the goal is to make the learning fun.
Other Matters (6 of 6) Response
Program Title YOUNG ICONS
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 9:00
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
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. Young Icons: It's time to see what powerful and positive young people are doing today. The Young Icons profiles the amazing projects of young philanthropists, entrepreneurs, athletes and everyday youth. These inspirational stories motivate teens, tweens and parents too." Target audience: 13-16 years old.

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.

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