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Approved by OMB 3060-0928
January 2015
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(REFERENCE COPY - Not for submission) Children's Television Programming Report

FRN:
0001961713
File Number:
0000007562
Submit Date:
01/06/2016
Call Sign:
WRAL-TV
Facility ID:
8688
City:
RALEIGH
State:
NC
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Superceded
Status Date:
01/08/2016
Filing Status:
Inactive



Report reflects information for : Fourth Quarter of 2015

General Information

Section Question Response
Attachments Are attachments (other than associated schedules) being filed with this application? No

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

CAPITOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.

Doing Business As: CAPITOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.

Vernessa L. Hoffman

2619 WESTERN BLVD

RALEIGH, NC 27606

United States

+1 (919) 821-8730

vhoffman@cbc-raleigh.com

Company

Contact Representatives (2)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

DAVID A O'CONNOR

Legal Counsel

WILKINSON BARKER KNAUER, LLP

1800 M STREET, N.W.

SUITE 800N

WASHINGTON, DC 20036

United States

+1 (202) 783-4141

DOCONNOR@WBKLAW.COM

Legal Representative

PETER A SOCKETT

DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING OPERATIONS

CAPITOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.

PETER A. SOCKETT

WRAL-TV

2619 WESTERN BLVD

RALEIGH, NC 27606

United States

+1 (919) 821-8573

PSOCKETT@WRAL.COM

Technical Representative

Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Network Affiliation
Affiliated network CBS
Nielsen DMA Raleigh-Durham (Fayetvlle)
Web Home Page Address www.wral.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 3.0
State the average number of hours per week of free over-the-air digital video programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream 4.0
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: 168.0
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(16)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 16) Response
Program Title HIDDEN HEROES (WRAL CHANNEL 5.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 9-9:30am EST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 10
Total times aired 10
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
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. A heartwarming and humorous hidden camera, reality show shining a bright light on everyday people who are willing to help a total stranger, despite considerable obstacles and differences. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 16) Response
Program Title WORKFORCE I (WRAL CHANNEL 5.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday, 10:00am-10:30am EST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
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. WORKFORCE is a half-hour series designed to help young people make educated decisions about their future careers. In each episode, four teens are catapulted into a job for one day to find out firsthand what different careers are all about. With a good sense of humor and a healthy understanding of humility, these teens take on various jobs including zookeeper, plastic surgeon, private detective, city mayor, veterinarian, crane operator, farmer, web designer, juggler, butcher and everything in between.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 16) Response
Program Title HIDDEN HEROES (WRAL CHANNEL 5.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 9:30-10am EST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 3
Total times aired 3
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
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. A heartwarming and humorous hidden camera, reality show shining a bright light on everyday people who are willing to help a total stranger, despite considerable obstacles and differences. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 16) Response
Program Title YOUNG AMERICA OUTDOORS I (WRAL CHANNEL 5.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday, 11:00am-11:30am EST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
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 AMERICA OUTDOORS introduces young viewers to a wide variety of outdoor activities, explaining the benefits of keeping fit while exploring wonders of nature. Episode topics include fishing, hang-gliding, horseback riding, kayaking, hiking, camping, water skiing,snow skiing and backpacking. The series also provides important information on wilderness survival skills and emphasizes safety outdoors and well as environmental awareness and responsible use of our natural resources. The program shows real life in-the-field experiences of professional and ordinary people experiencing the outdoors, as well as exhibiting good social responsibility and promoting strong personal and community values.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 16) Response
Program Title SMART START KIDS (WRAL Channel 5.2)
Origination Local
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday, 9am-9:30am EST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 3 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Smart Start Kids is a locally-produced, award-winning children's television program where preschoolers are the "stars" of the show. Produced in a magazine-style format, the children interact with show host "Willa" and travel to fun, educational places across the state of North Carolina. Together, they experience trips to new geographical locations, learn from hands-on activities, and create their own memorable stories and music. Children viewers can also participate from home or a childcare center by calling the Smart Start toll-free phone number and sharing their own exciting, personal stories such as a first trip to the beach or the arrival of a new puppy. This toll-free phone number provides access for all North Carolina children. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 16) Response
Program Title YOUNG AMERICA OUTDOORS II (WRAL CHANNEL 5.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday, 11:30am-12n EST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
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 AMERICA OUTDOORS introduces young viewers to a wide variety of outdoor activities, explaining the benefits of keeping fit while exploring wonders of nature. Episode topics include fishing, hang-gliding, horseback riding, kayaking, hiking, camping, water skiing,snow skiing and backpacking. The series also provides important information on wilderness survival skills and emphasizes safety outdoors and well as environmental awareness and responsible use of our natural resources. The program shows real life in-the-field experiences of professional and ordinary people experiencing the outdoors, as well as exhibiting good social responsibility and promoting strong personal and community values.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 16) Response
Program Title BRAIN GAME (WRAL Channel 5.1)
Origination Local
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11am-11:30am EST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 2
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 2
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 2
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. Brain Game is a locally-produced academic trivia program featuring ninth and tenth grade students competing in a weekly competition. This show challenges students' knowledge in the areas of math, science, history, public affairs/current events, and the arts. The nine highest scoring teams compete in a televised year-end playoff tournament. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
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 BRAIN GAME
List date and time rescheduled 11/07/2015 07:30 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2015-11-07
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Public Interest

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program BRAIN GAME
List date and time rescheduled 11/21/2015 07:30 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2015-11-21
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Public Interest
Digital Core Program (8 of 16) Response
Program Title GAME CHANGERS WITH KEVIN FRAZIER (WRAL CHANNEL 5.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday, 11:30am-12n EST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 2
Total times aired 3
Number of Preemptions 1
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 1
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
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. GAME CHANGERS, hosted by Kevin Frazier, highlights professional athletes who use their notoriety and success to make positive changes in the lives of people in need. The program offers a very positive opportunity to view sports figures in activities that reflect the ideas of good sportsmanship and civic mindedness. Profiled celebrities range from players who have set up charities for youngsters around the world to those who have put together foundations that support various initiatives in their own communities where they were raised as part of an effort to "give back." The show provides valuable lessons on the true meaning of sportsmanship and responsibility to society of those who have achieved great success. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
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 GAME CHANGERS WITH KEVIN FRAZIER
List date and time rescheduled 12/19/2015 12:00 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2015-12-13
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Other
Digital Core Program (9 of 16) Response
Program Title WORKFORCE II (WRAL CHANNEL 5.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday, 10:30am-11:00am EST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
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. WORKFORCE is a half-hour series designed to help young people make educated decisions about their future careers. In each episode, four teens are catapulted into a job for one day to find out firsthand what different careers are all about. With a good sense of humor and a healthy understanding of humility, these teens take on various jobs including zookeeper, plastic surgeon, private detective, city mayor, veterinarian, crane operator, farmer, web designer, juggler, butcher and everything in between.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 16) Response
Program Title DR. CHRIS PET VET (WRAL CHANNEL 5.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10:30am-11:00am EST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 2
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 2
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 2
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. Chronicling the adventures of Dr. Chris Brown, DR. CHRIS PET VET allows viewers unique insight into the life of one of the world's busiest vets and the animals that he treats. For those animals that require specialist services, Dr. Chris calls on his good friend and colleague Dr. Lisa Chimes, who works at a small animal specialist hospital. The show usually consists of three segments, following the doctor as he treats various animals that are in trouble and offering the viewer opportunities to understand the challenges a veterinarian daily faces. The series focuses on how the doctor investigates the individual problem and tries to develop solutions that on the surface would seem confounding to the viewer. As such the show not only offers a view into careers in and responsibility for taking care of pets, but also into problem solving strategies and behaviors. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
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 DR. CHRIS PET VET
List date and time rescheduled 11/07/2015 08:30 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2015-11-07
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Public Interest

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program DR. CHRIS PET VET
List date and time rescheduled 11/21/2015 08:30 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2015-11-21
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Public Interest
Digital Core Program (11 of 16) Response
Program Title SMART START KIDS (WRAL Channel 5.1)
Origination Local
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11:30am-12n EST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 1
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 1
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 3 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Smart Start Kids is a locally-produced, award-winning children's television program where preschoolers are the "stars" of the show. Produced in a magazine-style format, the children interact with show host "Willa" and travel to fun, educational places across the state of North Carolina. Together, they experience trips to new geographical locations, learn from hands-on activities, and create their own memorable stories and music. Children viewers can also participate from home or a childcare center by calling the Smart Start toll-free phone number and sharing their own exciting, personal stories such as a first trip to the beach or the arrival of a new puppy. This toll-free phone number provides access for all North Carolina children. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
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 SMART START KIDS
List date and time rescheduled 11/21/2015 07:00 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2015-11-21
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Public Interest
Digital Core Program (12 of 16) Response
Program Title ANIMAL RESCUE (WRAL Channel 5.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday, 9:30am-10am EST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
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 Rescue is a weekly half-hour reality series showcasing spectacular rescues of all types of animals. The program also instructs children on the proper care of animals and provides safety tips on how to care for all kinds of creatures in the animal kingdom. The show is aimed at children and families who want to learn about animal treatment, care & protection. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (13 of 16) Response
Program Title SAFARI I (WRAL CHANNEL 5.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday, 12n-12:30pm EST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
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 award-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 global 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 (14 of 16) Response
Program Title SAFARI II (WRAL CHANNEL 5.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday, 12:30pm-1pm EST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
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 award-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 global 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 (15 of 16) Response
Program Title GAME CHANGERS WITH KEVIN FRAZIER (WRAL CHANNEL 5.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 9:30-10am EST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 10
Total times aired 10
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
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. GAME CHANGERS, hosted by Kevin Frazier, highlights professional athletes who use their notoriety and success to make positive changes in the lives of people in need. The program offers a very positive opportunity to view sports figures in activities that reflect the ideas of good sportsmanship and civic mindedness. Profiled celebrities range from players who have set up charities for youngsters around the world to those who have put together foundations that support various initiatives in their own communities where they were raised as part of an effort to "give back." The show provides valuable lessons on the true meaning of sportsmanship and responsibility to society of those who have achieved great success. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (16 of 16) Response
Program Title LUCKY DOG (WRAL CHANNEL 5.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10am-10:30am EST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 2
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 2
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 2
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 trainer Brandon McMillan operates a training facility known as the Lucky Dog Ranch, where his mission is to rescue hard-to-love and untrained dogs and find them homes. The show focuses on exercising responsibility and on developing a sense of appreciation for life and animals. Life lessons are an integral part of the overarching theme of rescuing these animals from death and providing a second chance for life. Following McMillan's investigations into how to retrain these animals to make them welcome members in the homes of families is both educational and inspirational - encouraging this demographic to become sensitive to our own and others' behavior and teaching how we as individuals can make a difference. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
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 LUCKY DOG
List date and time rescheduled 11/07/2015 08:00 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2015-11-07
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Public Interest

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program LUCKY DOG
List date and time rescheduled 11/21/2015 08:00 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2015-11-21
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Public Interest

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 Loretta Harper-Arnold
Address PO Box 12000
City Raleigh
State NC
Zip 27605
Telephone Number (919) 821-8652
Email Address lharper@wral.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 November 7th, WRAL produced and aired the Fayetteville Veterans Day Parade honoring our past and present military men and women. The broadcast was aired in the public's interest with thousands watching from their homes. All affected preempted core children's programming (noted in this report) airing on 11/7/15 was rescheduled and the public was given advance notification of the rescheduled air date and time. On November 21st, WRAL produced and aired the WRAL-TV Raleigh Christmas Parade. Over 65,000 people lined the streets of downtown Raleigh for this spectacular show, in addition to thousands watching from their homes. This event, ranked as one of the largest parades on the East Coast, was also aired in the public's interest. All affected preempted core children's programming (noted in this report) airing on 11/21/15 was rescheduled and the public was given advance notification of the rescheduled air date and time. On Dec 13th, Game Changers with Kevin Frazier (WRAL Channel 5.1) was mistakenly preempted due to a scheduling error in which it was replaced with a different CBS network core children's program. The preempted show was rescheduled and aired on 12/19/15 with advance scheduling notice provided to the public. Due to a change in the station's core children's programming line-up, the following shows shifted to a new day and/or air time during the last 3 weeks in the quarter: Game Changers and Hidden Heroes (both air on WRAL Channel 5.1). The new regular weekly schedule for both programs is noted in this report. WRAL seeks to positively influence the lives of our younger audience through station tours, routine school visits, station talent involvement at family-friendly events, and donated PSA production and/or airtime. Below is a detailed accounting of the station's efforts this quarter: Station tours were conducted for 60 school-age children The following family-friendly events benefiting children were sponsored by WRAL-TV: Special Olympics/Over the Edge, Oct. 2, NC State Fair, Oct 15-25, Fayetteville Veterans Day Parade, Nov 7, The WRAL-TV Raleigh Christmas Parade, Nov 21, WRAL's Coats for the Children, Nov 21-Dec 31 with a daylong telethon on Dec 11, A Dickens Holiday/Fayetteville Arts Council, Nov. 27, Fayetteville Christmas Parade, Dec 12, WRAL High School Wrestling Tournament, Dec 18-19 and First Night Raleigh, Dec 31 (a family-friendly New Year's Eve celebration). WRAL-TV News talent appearances at a total of 43 events benefiting children

Other Matters (14)

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Other Matters (1 of 14) Response
Program Title YOUNG AMERICA OUTDOORS I (WRAL CHANNEL 5.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday, 11:00am-11:30am EST
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. YOUNG AMERICA OUTDOORS introduces young viewers to a wide variety of outdoor activities, explaining the benefits of keeping fit while exploring wonders of nature. Episode topics include fishing, hang-gliding, horseback riding, kayaking, hiking, camping, water skiing,snow skiing and backpacking. The series also provides important information on wilderness survival skills and emphasizes safety outdoors and well as environmental awareness and responsible use of our natural resources. The program shows real life in-the-field experiences of professional and ordinary people experiencing the outdoors, as well as exhibiting good social responsibility and promoting strong personal and community values.
Other Matters (2 of 14) Response
Program Title WORKFORCE I (WRAL CHANNEL 5.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday, 10:00am-10:30am EST
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. WORKFORCE is a half-hour series designed to help young people make educated decisions about their future careers. In each episode, four teens are catapulted into a job for one day to find out firsthand what different careers are all about. With a good sense of humor and a healthy understanding of humility, these teens take on various jobs including zookeeper, plastic surgeon, private detective, city mayor, veterinarian, crane operator, farmer, web designer, juggler, butcher and everything in between.
Other Matters (3 of 14) Response
Program Title HIDDEN HEROES(WRAL Channel 5.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 9:30-10am EST
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. A heartwarming and humorous hidden camera, reality show shinning a bright light on everyday people who are willing to help a total stranger, despite considerable obstacles and differences. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (4 of 14) Response
Program Title DR. CHRIS PET VET (WRAL Channel 5.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10:30am-11am EST
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. Chronicling the adventures of Dr. Chris Brown, DR. CHRIS PET VET allows viewers unique insight into the life of one of the world's busiest vets and the animals that he treats. For those animals that require specialist services, Dr. Chris calls on his good friend and colleague Dr. Lisa Chimes, who works at a small animal specialist hospital. The show usually consists of three segments, following the doctor as he treats various animals that are in trouble and offering the viewer opportunities to understand the challenges a veterinarian daily faces. The series focuses on how the doctor investigates the individual problem and tries to develop solutions that on the surface would seem confounding to the viewer. As such the show not only offers a view into careers in and responsibility for taking care of pets, but also into problem solving strategies and behaviors. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (5 of 14) Response
Program Title SAFARI II (WRAL CHANNEL 5.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday, 12:30pm-1pm EST
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. SAFARI provides core programming in the areas of global ecology, wildlife biology and species conservation and preservation. Emmy award-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 global wildlife and ecology issues are introduced to the viewing audience with in-depth and thoughtful explanations.
Other Matters (6 of 14) Response
Program Title WORKFORCE II (WRAL CHANNEL 5.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday, 10:30am-11:00am EST
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. WORKFORCE is a half-hour series designed to help young people make educated decisions about their future careers. In each episode, four teens are catapulted into a job for one day to find out firsthand what different careers are all about. With a good sense of humor and a healthy understanding of humility, these teens take on various jobs including zookeeper, plastic surgeon, private detective, city mayor, veterinarian, crane operator, farmer, web designer, juggler, butcher and everything in between.
Other Matters (7 of 14) Response
Program Title YOUNG AMERICA OUTDOORS II (WRAL CHANNEL 5.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday, 11:30am-12n EST
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. YOUNG AMERICA OUTDOORS introduces young viewers to a wide variety of outdoor activities, explaining the benefits of keeping fit while exploring wonders of nature. Episode topics include fishing, hang-gliding, horseback riding, kayaking, hiking, camping, water skiing,snow skiing and backpacking. The series also provides important information on wilderness survival skills and emphasizes safety outdoors and well as environmental awareness and responsible use of our natural resources. The program shows real life in-the-field experiences of professional and ordinary people experiencing the outdoors, as well as exhibiting good social responsibility and promoting strong personal and community values.
Other Matters (8 of 14) Response
Program Title SMART START KIDS (WRAL Channel 5.2)
Origination Local
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday,9-9:30am EST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 3 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Smart Start Kids is a locally-produced, award-winning children's television program where preschoolers are the "stars" of the show. Produced in a magazine-style format, the children interact with show host "Willa" and travel to fun, educational places across the state of North Carolina. Together, they experience trips to new geographical locations, learn from hands-on activities, and create their own memorable stories and music. Children viewers can also participate from home or a childcare center by calling the Smart Start toll-free phone number and sharing their own exciting, personal stories such as a first trip to the beach or the arrival of a new puppy. This toll-free phone number provides access for all North Carolina children. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (9 of 14) Response
Program Title THE INSPECTORS (WRAL Channel 5.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday, 11:30am-12n EST
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. THE INSPECTORS is a scripted dramatic series inspired by compelling real-life cases handled by the US Postal Inspection Service. In the series, Preston Wainwright, a determined teenage boy who is thriving after being paralyzed in a car accident, works as an intern at the US Postal Inspector's lab assisting his US Postal Inspector mom, Amanda, in solving crimes that deal with everything from internet scams, identity and mail theft, to consumer fraud. The program strives to educate young people about making the right choices in their daily lives, encourages open communication between teens and parents and includes positive messaging regarding living with disabilities, overcoming challenges, beating the odds and the power of perseverance. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (10 of 14) Response
Program Title SAFARI I (WRAL CHANNEL 5.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday, 12n-12:30pm EST
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. SAFARI provides core programming in the areas of global ecology, wildlife biology and species conservation and preservation. Emmy award-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 global wildlife and ecology issues are introduced to the viewing audience with in-depth and thoughtful explanations.
Other Matters (11 of 14) Response
Program Title BRAIN GAME (WRAL Channel 5.1)
Origination Local
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11am-11:30am EST
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. Brain Game is a locally-produced academic trivia program featuring ninth and tenth grade students competing in a weekly competition. This show challenges students' knowledge in the areas of math, science, history, public affairs/current events, and the arts. The nine highest scoring teams compete in a televised year-end playoff tournament. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (12 of 14) Response
Program Title ANIMAL RESCUE (WRAL Channel 5.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday, 9:30am-10am EST
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 Rescue is a weekly half-hour reality series showcasing spectacular rescues of all types of animals. The series focuses on the dedicated people around the world who help sick, injured or abused animals. The program also instructs children on the proper care of animals and provides safety tips on how to care for all kinds of creatures in the animal kingdom. The show is aimed at children and families who want to learn about animal treatment, care & protection. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (13 of 14) Response
Program Title SMART START KIDS (WRAL Channel 5.1)
Origination Local
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11:30-12n EST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 3 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Smart Start Kids is a locally-produced, award-winning children's television program where preschoolers are the "stars" of the show. Produced in a magazine-style format, the children interact with show host "Willa" and travel to fun, educational places across the state of North Carolina. Together, they experience trips to new geographical locations, learn from hands-on activities, and create their own memorable stories and music. Children viewers can also participate from home or a childcare center by calling the Smart Start toll-free phone number and sharing their own exciting, personal stories such as a first trip to the beach or the arrival of a new puppy. This toll-free phone number provides access for all North Carolina children. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (14 of 14) Response
Program Title LUCKY DOG (WRAL CHANNEL 5.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10-10:30am EST
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 trainer Brandon McMillan operates a training facility known as the Lucky Dog Ranch, where his mission is to rescue hard-to-love and untrained dogs and find them homes. The show focuses on exercising responsibility and on developing a sense of appreciation for life and animals. Life lessons are an integral part of the overarching theme of rescuing these animals from death and providing a second chance for life. Following McMillan's investigations into how to retrain these animals to make them welcome members in the homes of families is both educational and inspirational - encouraging this demographic to become sensitive to our own and others' behavior and teaching how we as individuals can make a difference. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.

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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. Yes
I declare, under penalty of perjury, that I am an authorized representative of the above-named applicant for the Authorization(s) specified above.

Loretta J. Harper-Arnold

Community Relations Director


01/06/2016

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