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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:
0015347529
File Number:
0000011639
Submit Date:
07/01/2016
Call Sign:
WDEF-TV
Facility ID:
54385
City:
CHATTANOOGA
State:
TN
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
07/01/2016
Filing Status:
Active



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? Yes

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

WDEF-TV, INC.

Doing Business As: WDEF-TV, INC.

Phil Cox

3300 Broad Street

Chattanooga, TN 37408

United States

+1 (423) 785-1200

dellis@wdef.com

Company

Contact Representatives (2)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Anne Goodwin Crump

FLETCHER, HEALD & HILDRETH, P.L.C.

1300 NORTH 17TH STREET

Eleventh Floor

ARLINGTON, VA 22209

United States

+1 (703) 812-0426

CRUMP@FHHLAW.COM

Legal Representative

LOUIS R. duTreil , Jr. .

CONSULTING ENGINEER

duTreil, Lundin & Rackley, Inc.

201 Fletcher Avenue

SARASOTA, FL 34237

United States

+1 (941) 329-6004

BOBJR@DLR.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 Chattanooga
Web Home Page Address www.wdef.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 168.0
State the average number of hours per week of Core Programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream. See 47 C.F.R. Section 73.671: 3.0
Does the Licensee provide information identifying each Core Program aired on its station, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides as required by 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? Yes
Does the Licensee certify that at least 50% of the Core Programming counted toward meeting the additional programming guideline (applied to free video programming aired on other than the main Yes No program stream) did not consist of program episodes that had already aired within the previous seven days either on the station's main program stream or on another of the station's free digital program streams? Yes

Digital Core Programs(20)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 20) Response
Program Title WORD TRAVELS AIRED ONLY ON THIRD DIGITAL PROGRAM CHANNEL 12.3 ON AIR EFFECTIVE 03/05/16
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 12:00p - 12:30p
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 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. WORD TRAVELS - While traveling to excotic locations and writing about enlightening experiences may sound like an adventurous occupation, the life of a travel writer is not always as glamorous as it seems. Filmed in 36 countries across six continents, each half hour episode reveals the real story of professional travel journalism, the truth behind the byline, and reinvents the way travel shows are currently presented. The program serves a significant purpose of informing and educating children and 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 20) Response
Program Title LUCKY DOG, AIRED ONLY ON MAIN PROGRAM CHANNEL ON 12.1
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 7-7:30am
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 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 Core Program (3 of 20) Response
Program Title OCEAN MYSTERIES AIRED ONLY ON THIRD DIGITAL PROGRAM CHANNEL 12.3 ON AIR EFFECTIVE 03/05/16
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 1:30p - 2:00p
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 1
Total times aired 1
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 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. OCEAN MYSTERIES Ocean Mysteries offers a fresh approach to the quest for aquatic understanding by blending stories of fascinating sea creatures, comparisons to popular land animals, and analogies to human experience. The program serves a significant purpose of informing and educating children and 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 20) Response
Program Title HENRY FORDS INNOVATION NATION - AIRED ONLY ON DIGITAL CHANNEL 12.1
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 8:00-8:30am
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 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Henry Ford's INNOVATION NATION, hosted by Mo Rocca, features the celebration of the inventor's spirit - from historic scientific pioneers throughout past centuries to the forward-looking visionaries of today. Each episode tells the dramatic stories behind the world's greatest inventions, and the perseverance, passion and price required to bring them to life. The program includes segments focusing on 'what if it never happened' and 'the innovation by accident,' and has a strong focus on 'junior geniuses' who are changing the face of technology. 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 (5 of 20) Response
Program Title UNCAGED AIRED ONLY ON THIRD DIGITAL PROGRAM CHANNEL 12.3 ON AIR EFFECTIVE 03/05/16
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 1:00p - 1:30p
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 1
Total times aired 1
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 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. UNCAGED we go right into the natural habitats of polar bears, exotic monkeys, penguins, bald eagles, and grizzly bears as we tour the globe to witness wildlife as its meant to be Uncaged. The program serves a significant purpose of informing and educating children and meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commissions rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 20) Response
Program Title THE INSPECTORS - AIRED ONLY ON DIGITAL CHANNEL 12.1
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 8:30-9:00am
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 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 United States 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 U.S. Postal Inspector's lab assisting his U.S. 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.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 20) Response
Program Title TEEN KIDS NEWSAIRED ONLY ON THIRD DIGITAL PROGRAM CHANNEL 12.3 ON AIR EFFECTIVE 03/05/16
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11:30a - 12:00a
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 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. TEEN KIDS NEWS is an Emmy Award winning 1/2 hour weekly TV show that is informative, educational and fun. The program serves a significant purpose of informing and educating children and 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 (8 of 20) Response
Program Title DR. CHRIS PET VET, AIRED ONLY ON MAIN PROGRAM CHANNEL ON 12.1
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 7:30-8am
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 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 Core Program (9 of 20) Response
Program Title CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL-HIDDEN HEROES, AIRED ONLY ON MAIN PROGRAM CHANNEL ON 12.1
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11-11:30am
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. This program offers teens an opportunity to view everyday people - regardless of age, sex, occupation or education - stepping forward and acting in a socially responsible and moral fashion when faced with crises and moral dilemmas. In a candid camera-type format, individuals are placed in situations that cause them to demonstrate acts of kindness and generosity, stand up for diversity, shield others from bullies, and embrace friendships. In addition, the program includes segments that focus on overcoming ones fears, as well as rewarding individuals for their unselfish kindness and community service. The program seeks to encourage young viewers to increase their sensitivity and awareness, in order to refine their own moral compass. 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 (10 of 20) Response
Program Title LIVE LIFE AND WIN - AIRED ONLY ON SECOND DIGITAL CHANNEL 12.2
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10:30-11:00 am
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 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 and Win is a series of 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. 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 (11 of 20) Response
Program Title AWESOME ADVENTURES, AIRED ONLY ON OUR SECOND DIGITAL PROGRAM CHANNEL 12.2
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10-10:30am
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 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 weekly teen adventure series that is shot in high definition airing 52 weeks a year. The host, as well as two different teens, travel each week to destinations around the world that can be both exotic and remote. Each journey is a lesson in the beauty of nature, its creatures, and the people who inhabit the land. The program serves a significant purpose of informing and educating children and 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 (12 of 20) Response
Program Title GAME CHANGERS WITH KEVIN FRAZIER, AIRED ONLY ON MAIN PROGRAM CHANNEL ON 12.1
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11:30am-12pm
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 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 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 (13 of 20) Response
Program Title REAL WINNING EDGE - AIRED ONLY ON SECOND DIGITAL STATION 12.2
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday, 10:30-11:00am
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 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Real Winning Edge is a weekly half hour television series that highlights adolescents and young adults making the right choices when faced with tough decisions and significant changes.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 (14 of 20) Response
Program Title TEEN KIDS NEWS AIRED ONLY ON THIRD DIGITAL PROGRAM CHANNEL 12.3 ON AIR EFFECTIVE 03/05/16
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10:30a - 11:00a
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 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. TEEN KIDS NEWS is an Emmy Award winning 1/2 hour weekly TV show that is informative, educational and fun. The program serves a significant purpose of informing and educating children and 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 (15 of 20) Response
Program Title LIVE LIFE AND WIN - AIRED ONLY ON SECOND DIGITAL CHANNEL 12.2
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays, 10:00-10:30am
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 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 and Win is a series of 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. 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 20) Response
Program Title AWESOME ADVENTURE, AIRED ONLY ON OUR SECOND DIGITAL PROGRAM CHANNEL 12.2
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11:30am-12pm
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. Awesome Adventures is a half-hour weekly teen adventure series that is shot in high definition airing 52 weeks a year. The host, as well as two different teens, travel each week to destinations around the world that can be both exotic and remote. Each journey is a lesson in the beauty of nature, its creatures, and the people who inhabit the land. The program serves a significant purpose of informing and educating children and 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 (17 of 20) Response
Program Title MISSING AIRED ONLY ON THIRD DIGITAL PROGRAM CHANNEL 12.3 ON AIR EFFECTIVE 03/05/16
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10:00a - 10:30a
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 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. MISSING profiles the cases of missing children and adults and offers internet safety tips and an instructional message from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The program serves a significant purpose of informing and educating children and 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 (18 of 20) Response
Program Title WORD TRAVELS AIRED ONLY ON THIRD DIGITAL PROGRAM CHANNEL 12.3 ON AIR EFFECTIVE 03/05/16
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11:00a - 11:30a
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 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. WORD TRAVELS - While traveling to excotic locations and writing about enlightening experiences may sound like an adventurous occupation, the life of a travel writer is not alays as glamorous as it seems. Filmed in 36 countries across six continents, each half hour episode reveals the real story of professional travel journalism, the truth behind the byline, and reinvents the way travel shows are currently presented. The program serves a significant purpose of informing and educating children and 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 (19 of 20) Response
Program Title ANIMAL ATLAS, AIRED ONLY ON OUR SECOND DIGITAL PROGRAM CHANNEL 12.2
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11-11:30am
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 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. On Animal Atlas, viewers are able to travel the globe to meet every kind of animal imaginable, from the familiar to the astounding. They learn about their lives, their history, and the adaptions that allow them to survive and thrive. But best of all, they meet them face to face. Just spin the globe, anywhere, everywhere animals live, you'll find Animal Atlas. The program serves a significant purpose of informing and educating children and meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules. This is the second of 2 back to back episodes airing weekly.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (20 of 20) Response
Program Title MISSING AIRED ONLY ON THIRD DIGITAL PROGRAM CHANNEL 12.3 ON AIR EFFECTIVE 03/05/16
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 12:30p - 1:00p
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 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. MISSING profiles the cases of missing children and adults and offers internet safety tips and an instructional message from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The program serves a significant purpose of informing and educating children and 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

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 Doris Ellis
Address %WDEF, 3300 Broad Street
City Chattanooga
State TN
Zip 37408
Telephone Number (423) 785-1200
Email Address dellis@wdef.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. During the second quarter the station sponsored several programs which engaged children and one such program is the Golden Apple Program. WDEF News Anchor, Joe Legge, through on air announcements, solicited students with their parents permission to nominate a teacher who has had a positive impact on their lives. A teacher is then chosen by a panel of judges based on the students comments and then highlighted along with the nominating student on Tuesdays each week during our 6 pm Newscast. On May 5, a banquet was held to honor all the Golden Apple Winners and to announce the teacher of the year. Gift cards and medals were given to the winner and three finalists and a cash award to the school of the teacher of the year. The Golden Apple Teacher of the Year was Ashley Blackwell from Westside Elementary. Mrs. Blackwell recognizes teachable moments and uses them to expand how her students view the world. An illness that caused one of Ms. Blackwells students to lose her hair turned into an opportunity to teach her class about differences in people and how bullying is wrong. The three finalists for Teacher of the Year were Ashley Shankles from Jasper Middle School, Cindi Schultz from Calvin Donaldson Elementary School and Andrew LaFever from Red Bank Middle School. Another initiative sponsored by WDEF is a news segment called Whats Right with Our Schools. WDEF News Anchor John Mercer features a segment each Monday during the 6 pm newscast highlighting educators, students, individuals or community groups which work with the students and schools in an extraordinary manner and who go above and beyond the norm in helping to educate children through life lessons. One example was a segment featured students from the STEM High School of Chattanooga who created a special mural for the Chattanooga State Community College Campus. The mural was 14 feet by 16 feet featuring Albert Einstein. The students came together and worked as a unit, sharing supplies and offering suggestions to each other working for a single purpose creating a true work of art. Another segment focused on Rising Professionals. Students from the four High Schools in Catoosa County are getting prepared to enter the work force. Recently the Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Shaw Industries, the Fort Oglethorpe Food City and Catoosa County Schools hosted a Rising Professionals event. It was a workshop to help the students with interviewing skills, resume writing and learning how to work as a team. Chief Meteorologist, Patrick Core spear heads a program called, Kidcaster. It is both instructional and educational for children ages 8 years to 14 years. This program encourages parents and students to apply to become a kidcaster. They must tell why their child would like to be a kidcaster on the air. When a child is selected, they, along with family members come to the TV station for a behind the scenes tour of the station. They see first hand how the news is gathered, stories shot and edited and then come to air. They are allowed to observe a newscast as its televised live. Near the end of the 7 pm newscast, they are introduced on the air as our kidcaster for the day. Afterwards, the student along with the meteorologist prepares and tape a forecast for the next day. The segment airs during our 11 pm news that evening and again the next morning during the morning news. This gives the students hands on learning experience working with weather equipment and computers. During the 2nd quarter we had children from Brown Middle School, Chattanooga Charter School, Pikeville Elementary School, Jasper Elementary and Chattanooga Christian School among other. Another community outreach for children is Weather in the Classroom. WDEF Meteorologists visit school classrooms and make presentations to students on how weather patterns form and move across the country and how they eventually will affect our area. They also give safety tips on what to do when severe weather is approaching. Nine hundred and sixty students viewed the weather presentation this quarter,

Other Matters (18)

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Other Matters (1 of 18) Response
Program Title LUCKY DOG, WILL AIR ONLY ON MAIN DIGITAL PROGRAM CHANNEL 12.1
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 7-7:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. 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.
Other Matters (2 of 18) Response
Program Title HENRY FORD INNOVATION NATION, WILL AIR ONLY ON MAIN DIGITAL PRGRAM CHANNEL ON 12.1
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 8-8:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Henry Ford's INNOVATION NATION, hosted by Mo Rocca, features the celebration of the inventor's spirit - from historic scientific pioneers throughout past centuries to the forward-looking visionaries of today. Each episode tells the dramatic stories behind the world's greatest inventions, and the perseverance, passion and price required to bring them to life. The program includes segments focusing on 'what if it never happened' and 'the innovation by accident,' and has a strong focus on 'junior geniuses' who are changing the face of technology. 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 (3 of 18) Response
Program Title CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOULS-HIDDEN HEROES, WILL AIR ONLY ON MAIN DIGITAL PROGRAM CHANNEL ON 12.1
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11-11:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program offers teens an opportunity to view everyday people - regardless of age, sex, occupation or education - stepping forward and acting in a socially responsible and moral fashion when faced with crises and moral dilemmas. In a candid camera-type format, individuals are placed in situations that cause them to demonstrate acts of kindness and generosity, stand up for diversity, shield others from bullies, and embrace friendships. In addition, the program includes segments that focus on overcoming ones fears, as well as rewarding individuals for their unselfish kindness and community service. The program seeks to encourage young viewers to increase their sensitivity and awareness, in order to refine their own moral compass. 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 18) Response
Program Title AWESOME ADVENTURES, WILL AIR ONLY ON SECOND DIGITAL PROGRAM CHANNEL 12.2
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11:30am-12pm
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. Awesome Adventures is a half-hour weekly teen adventure series that is shot in high definition airing 52 weeks a year. The host, as well as two different teens, travel each week to destinations around the world that can be both exotic and remote. Each journey is a lesson in the beauty of nature, its creatures, and the people who inhabit the land. The program serves a significant purpose of informing and educating children and meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (5 of 18) Response
Program Title WORD TRAVELS WILL AIR ONLY ON THIRD DIGITAL CHANNEL 12.3
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11:00a - 11:30 a
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. WORD TRAVELS - While traveling to excotic locations and writing about enlightening experiences may sound like an adventurous occupation, the life of a travel writer is not always as glamorous as it seems. Filmed in 36 countries across six continents, each half hour episode reveals the real story of professional travel journalism, the truth behind the byline, and reinvents the way travel shows are currently presented. The program serves a significant purpose of informing and educating children and meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (6 of 18) Response
Program Title TEEN KIDS NEWS WILL AIR ONLY ON THIRD DIGITAL CHANNEL 12.3
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10:30a - 11:00a
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. TEEN KIDS NEWS is an Emmy Award winning 1/2 hour weekly TV show that is informative, educational and fun. The program serves a significant purpose of informing and educating children and meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (7 of 18) Response
Program Title WORD TRAVELS WILL AIR ONLY ON THIRD DIGITAL CHANNEL 12.3
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 12:00p - 12:30p
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. WORD TRAVELS - While traveling to excotic locations and writing about enlightening experiences may sound like an adventurous occupation, the life of a travel writer is not always as glamorous as it seems. Filmed in 36 countries across six continents, each half hour episode reveals the real story of professional travel journalism, the truth behind the byline, and reinvents the way travel shows are currently presented. The program serves a significant purpose of informing and educating children and meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (8 of 18) Response
Program Title GAME CHANGERS WITH KEVIN FRAZIER, WILL AIR ONLY ON MAIN DIGITAL PROGRAM CHANNEL ON 12.1
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11:30am-12pm
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. 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 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.
Other Matters (9 of 18) Response
Program Title LIVE LIFE AND WIN - WILL AIR ONLY ON SECOND DIGITAL CHANNEL 12.2
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday, 10-10:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Live Life and Win is a series of 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.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 18) Response
Program Title REAL WINNING EDGE, WILL AIR ONLY ON SECOND DIGITAL PROGRAM CHANNEL 12.2
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday, 10:30am-11am
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 Real Winning Edge is a weekly half hour television series that highlights adolescents and young adults making the right choices when faces with tough decisions and significant challenges.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 (11 of 18) Response
Program Title THE INSPECTORS, WILL AIR ONLY ON MAIN DIGITAL PRGRAM CHANNEL ON 12.1
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 8:30-9am
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 United States 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 U.S. Postal Inspector's lab assisting his U.S. 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 (12 of 18) Response
Program Title DR. CHRIS PET VET, WILL AIR ONLY ON MAIN DIGITAL PROGRAM CHANNEL 12.1
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 7:30-8am
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 (13 of 18) Response
Program Title TEEN KIDS NEWS WILL AIR ONLY ON THIRD DIGITAL CHANNEL 12.3
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11:30a - 12:00p
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. TEEN KIDS NEWS is an Emmy Award winning 1/2 hour weekly TV show that is informative, educational and fun. The program serves a significant purpose of informing and educating children and meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (14 of 18) Response
Program Title MISSING WILL AIR ONLY ON THIRD DIGITAL CHANNEL 12.3
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 12:30p - 1:00p
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. MISSING profiles the cases of missing children and adults and offers internet safety tips and an instructional message from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The program serves a significant purpose of informing and educating children and meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (15 of 18) Response
Program Title AWESOME ADVENTURES, WILL AIR ONLY ON SECOND DIGITAL CHANNEL 12.2
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 10:00-10:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Awesome Adventures is a half-hour weekly teen adventure series that is shot in high definition airing 52 weeks a year. The host, as well as two different teens, travel each week to destinations around the world that can be both exotic and remote. Each journey is a lesson in the beauty of nature, its creatures, and the people who inhabit the land. The program serves a significant purpose of informing and educating children and meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (16 of 18) Response
Program Title MISSING WILL AIR ONLY ON THIRD DIGITAL CHANNEL 12.3
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10:00a - 10:30a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. MISSING profiles the cases of missing children and adults and offers internet safety tips and an instructional message from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The program serves a significant purpose of informing and educating children and meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (17 of 18) Response
Program Title LIVE LIFE AND WIN - WILL AIR ONLY SECOND DIGITAL CHANNEL 12.2
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10:30-11am
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. Live Life and Win is a series of 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.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 (18 of 18) Response
Program Title ANIMAL ATLAS, WILL AIR ONLY ON SECOND DIGITAL PROGRAM CHANNEL 12.2
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11-11:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. On Animal Atlas, viewers are able to travel the globe to meet every kind of animal imaginable, from the familiar to the astounding. They learn about their lives, their history, and the adaptions that allow them to survive and thrive. But best of all, they meet them face to face. Just spin the globe, anywhere, everywhere animals live, you'll find Animal Atlas. The program serves a significant purpose of informing and educating children 13-16 and meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules. This is the second episode of back to back episodes airing weekly.

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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.

Lisa D Murphy , Mrs. .

Assistant Business Manager


07/01/2016

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