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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:
0009961889
File Number:
0000008694
Submit Date:
04/01/2016
Call Sign:
WHAG-TV
Facility ID:
25045
City:
HAGERSTOWN
State:
MD
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Superceded
Status Date:
07/08/2016
Filing Status:
Inactive



Report reflects information for : Second Quarter of 2016

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

NEXSTAR BROADCASTING, INC.

Doing Business As: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING, INC.

Elizabeth Ryder

545 E. JOHN CARPENTER FREEWAY

SUITE 700

IRVING, TX 75062

United States

+1 (972) 373-8800

eryder@nexstar.tv

Company

Contact Representatives (2)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Elizabeth Ryder

General Counsel

Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.

545 E John Carpenter Freeway

Suite 700

Irving, TX 75062

United States

+1 (972) 373-8800

eryder@nexstar.tv

Legal Representative

Richard Stolpe

Vice President - Engineering

Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.

545 E John Carpenter Freeway

Suite 700

Irving, TX 75062

United States

+1 (570) 706-7300

rstolpe@nexstar.tv

Technical Representative

Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Network Affiliation
Affiliated network NBC
Nielsen DMA Washington DC (Hagrstwn)
Web Home Page Address www.your4state.com

Digital Core Programming

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Question Response
State the average number of hours of Core Programming per week broadcast by the station on its main program stream 3.5
State the average number of hours per week of free over-the-air digital video programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream 0.0
State the average number of hours per week of Core Programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream. See 47 C.F.R. Section 73.671: 0.0
Does the Licensee provide information identifying each Core Program aired on its station, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides as required by 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? Yes
Does the Licensee certify that at least 50% of the Core Programming counted toward meeting the additional programming guideline (applied to free video programming aired on other than the main Yes No program stream) did not consist of program episodes that had already aired within the previous seven days either on the station's main program stream or on another of the station's free digital program streams? Yes

Digital Core Programs(6)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 6) Response
Program Title Earth to Luna
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 11:30Am 1/2-3/26/16
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Eartg ti Luna is a Brazilian animated series about 12 year old girl, Luna, who loves science and the outdoors. There is nothing she doesn't question, and she shares everything she learns with her little brother, Jupiter, her parents or her friend Alice, and Clyde, her pet ferret. In each episode Luna and her brother develop q2uestions about whatever they find curious, e.g., what goes on inside the snails' shell?" or "Why does a firefly blink?" In pursuit of answers, Luna, Jupiter and Clyde go off on an imaginary adventure to do their research. They transform into the object or creature they are studying so they can personally experience the answers to their questions. When the threesome is finished with the "field trip" Luna summarizes everything they have learned with a show and a song.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 6) Response
Program Title Clangers
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 11AM 1/2-3/26/16
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Clangers is a beloved British series that was originally conceived by Oliver Postgate in 1969 and has been reconceived and invigorated by his son, Daniel Postgate. The show features the Clanger family, small mouse-like creatures that live on Clanger Planet far away from Earth. The members of the family are presented with many unusual challenges that vecome the center of a dilemma that must be resolved within each episode. Strange visitors arrive out of nowhere and Clangers have to figure out who the visitors really are and why they they are on Clanger Planet. Sometimes they need to help or rescue someone who has become lost on the planet. Other times, they are trying to understand outer space: meteors and comets and eclipses of the sun or moon. Each member of the family has a forte', from playing music to knotting or gardening or inventing equipment that comes in handy for some of the problem solving that takes place.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 6) Response
Program Title Nina's World
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 10AM 1/2-3/26/16
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Nina's World is a childhood adventure series, which re-imagines a childhood for the character Nina, host of theSprout Good Night Show. Nina is a six -year-old Latina, living in San Antonio Texas. She is exposed to adults and children from many cultures that live in her immediate neighborhood and in the mixed-use housing complex, where her parents own a bakery downstairs form their apartment. Nina manages to create regular adventures with her friends, her parents, and the grown-ups too because she is curious and determined to over-reach her abilities in pursuit of her goals. Nina models ressilience as there is not a day where she doesn't reflect on her encounters with good-natured common sense and an ability to rebound after her mi stakes.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 6) Response
Program Title Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 9:30AM 1/2-3/26/16
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The doors of "The Costume Coop" are now open for business! Step into the Coop as Chica, Kelly and the signing/dancing duo of Mr.l and Mrs...(also known as Chica's Mom and Dad)...welcome you with open wings for fantastic adventures and dress-up fun.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 6) Response
Program Title Lazytown
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 10:30AM 1/2-3/26/1626/15
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The citizens of Lazytown learn the importance of things like eating right and exercising from the ultra-athletic superhero, sportucus, who must stop the evil plots of Robbit Rotten, who hates physical activity, among other things.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 6) Response
Program Title Astroblast
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 9AM 13-3/26/16
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Astroblast! based on the book series by author and illustrator Bob Kolar, is set on a space station in an unknown solar system. The station is populated by five animal characters and one three-eyed octopus of unknown derivation. Each episode begins with an everyday conversation or incident that grows into a predicament of some sort needing a solution. While these predicaments take place on a space station populated by animal characters and aliens from different galaxies, the issues and resolutions resonate for a preschool audience. Through comedy and zippy action, our target audience sees how the characters learn lessons for practical living such as how to keep track of things that belong to you, practice good habits, clean up a space when you've made a mess, rebuond from a failure or an embarrassing incident, or resist the urge to blame others for your mistakes.
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 Diane Biser
Address 13 E. Washington Street
City Hagerstown
State MD
Zip 21740
Telephone Number (301) 797-4400
Email Address dbiser@whag.com
Include any other comments or information you want the Commission to consider in evaluating your compliance with the Children's Television Act (or use this space for supplemental explanations). This may include information on any other noncore educational and informational programming that you aired this quarter or plan to air during the next quarter, or any existing or proposed non-broadcast efforts that will enhance the educational and informational value of such programming to children. See 47 C.F.R. Section 73.671, NOTES 2 and 3. WHAG, in conjunction with the NBC affiliation, aired a number of PSA's targeted to children 16 and under. During the month of January there were 44 "The More You Know" PSA's. The February total was 38 "The More You Know" network PSA's. In March network had a total of 48 The More You Know" PSAs. The :15 themes of these PSA's deal with the environment, tolerance, mentoring, and violence prevention. The More You Know's website (www.nbc.com/tmyk) features scripts from the award-winning public service announcements, referral information for the organizations referenced in the PSAs, a general campaign overview, and educational materials produced in connection with NBC programming. The site also includes "a list of the campaign's most recent accolades. During the quarter there were a total of 23 news stories appropriate for children that aired on either the 5:00p or 6pm newscast. The content of the stories ranged from...People gathered for a volleyball tournament on Saturday at Daniel Morgan Middle School in Winchester. This tournament was a benefit to raise funds for the local areas Special Olympics...Today is not only a celebration of Dr. Suess but it is also Read Across America Day at Smithsburg Elementary School...Over 200 students and teachers at Boonesboro High School competed in a Dodgeball tournament to honor a student that "was gone to soon". Kids Cast - Every Wednesday during our 5PM newscast weather segment, a third through fifth grade school student gives our weather forecast. Children draw a picture of "weather events" and submit them to our local Kids Cast sponsors. Each week, a picture of chosen, and the child that drew it sits on our live news set and delivers the local weather. The child arrives early, and in addition to learning about the weather, they get to see how a live newscast works "behind the scenes." During the Month of January 61 30-second promos for the WHAG Student Athlete of the Month. During the month of February 61 30-second promos aired, and during the month of March 61 30-second promos aired. A male and female student are nominated by the community each month for their outstanding efforts in the classroom and on the field. A feature story is done on each winner and aired within the local news. Congratulations announcements are aired during the following month. On February 9, a group from United Community Relations toured the station. They toured the news room, studio and weather center. They also watched the live noon news. On March 3, another group from United community Relations toured the station. They toured the news room, studio and weather center. They also watched the live noon news. On Marcy 9, a group from Hedgesville High School toured the station. They toured the news room,, studio and weather station. On March 15, a group from Grace Academy toured the st ation. They toured the news room, studio and weather center.

Other Matters (6)

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Other Matters (1 of 6) Response
Program Title Floogals
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 11:30AM 4/2-6/25/16
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Floogals is a animated show starring three aliens--Fleeker, Flo, and Boomer--who have been sent to earth to explore, investigate, discover and report their findings to their superiors at Floogal headquarters. The diminutive Floogals are no taller than a large safety pin and their visual perspective is literally the point of view of the show. With the multiple challengs of their size and ignorance of all things Hooman (that's Floogal-speak for human), the Floogals have a lot of work on their hands. They are engaged in the dual process of discovery and problem solving as nothing on earth is familiar to them. Much like young children, they begin by encountering new and then go through a comedic multi-step process of watcing, listening, touching, and note-taking until they've figured out what and how their new discovery fits into he Hooman universe.
Other Matters (2 of 6) Response
Program Title Ruff Rugg, Tweet, and Dave
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays at 9:30AM 4/2-6/25/166/16
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Ruff Ruff, Tweet and Dave is a preschool adventure/activity show where the lead characters travel to faraway lands to have adventures with their guide, a hamster named Hatty. Ruff Ruff, the dog, is the most playful of the three tweet is a little bird who loves to fly and get creative with her suggestionse and Dave the Panda has a thing for bananas. RRTD might go to the beach, or the mountains, or to strange lands with pillows everywhere; just the sort of place where imagination and logic come together. The settings are always brightly colored and beautiful. And the transport vehicles are Roly-pods, artful go-carts that fit on a spiral ramp that folds in and out of the Spin-Again, a colorful round spinning top with special compartments designed to anchor each vehicle right on the outside rim during the journey.
Other Matters (3 of 6) Response
Program Title The Clangers
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 11AM 4/2-6/25/16
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Clangers, a beloved British series originally launched in 1969 by its writer, narrator and animator, Oliver Postgate, returns to broadcast television under the stewardship of Postgate's, son, Daniel. All of the features of the original series have been retained but updated to 21st century colors and materials. The main characters are the Clanger family, a group of pink knitted mouse-like creatures who walk upright: Mother Major (who if father), Small and Tiny (the children) and Granny. Clanger Planet is small enough to walk its circumference and also riddled with caves and tunnels that house the family and their friends: the Soup Dragon and her baby, the three Froglets, and a group of singing flowers. Contextual features and characters include a sideways lake, singing trees, a cloud that has emotions, flying "cows" and the Iron Chicken who lives in a nest of harvested metal parts from the detritus of outer space. The tone is existential, each day presents its own story, which usually happily resolved by one of the children or another family member. The series is fittingly narrated by William Shatner.
Other Matters (4 of 6) Response
Program Title Lazytown
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 10:30AM 4/2-6/25/16
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The citizens of Lazytown learn the importance of things like eating right and exercising from the ultra-athletic superhero, sportucus, who must stop the evil plots of Robbit Rotten, who hates physical activity, among other things.
Other Matters (5 of 6) Response
Program Title Astroblast
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 9AM 4/2/-6/25/16
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Astroblast based on the book series "Astroblast!" by author and illustrator Bob Kolar, is set on a space station in an unknown solar system. The station is populated by five animals characters and one 3-eyed octopus of unknown derivation. Each episode begins with an everyday conversation or incident that grows into a predicament of some sort needing a solution. While these predicaments take place on a space station populated by animal characters and aliens from different galaxies, the issues and resolutions resonate for a preschool audience. Through comedy and zippy action, our target audience sees how the characters learn lessons for practical living such as how to: keep track of things that belong to you, practice good habits, clean up a space when you've made a mess, rebound form a failure or embarrassing incident, or resist the urge to blame others for your mistakes.
Other Matters (6 of 6) Response
Program Title Nina's World
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 10AM 4/2-6/25/16
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Nina's World is an animated show based on a six year old Latina, who lives in San Antonio, Texas with her parents, who own the local bakery, and her Abuela (grandmother). Her Tio (uncle) Javier lives nearby and there are lots of different children and adults from several different cultures in the apartment complex and neighborhood where she lives. Nina's best friend is Star, a stuffed starfish pillow character brought to life by Nina's imagination. Each episode features Nina taking on a challenge, solving a problem, or finding a way to help others. She is very confident about her abilities, which sometimes gets her into trouble. However, with encouragement and chiding from Abuela, Nina learns about how to plan her "work", take responsibility for her actions, and correct her mistakes.

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

Diane Biser

Sales Assistant


04/01/2016

Attachments

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