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

FRN:
0022892913
File Number:
0000022802
Submit Date:
04/04/2017
Call Sign:
WNYS-TV
Facility ID:
58725
City:
SYRACUSE
State:
NY
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
04/04/2017
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : First Quarter of 2017

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

SYRACUSE BROADCASTING, INC.

Doing Business As: SYRACUSE BROADCASTING, INC.

John B. Tupper

2 GALLEON

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC 29928

United States

+1 (203) 431-3366

JTUPPER@KEPPER-TUPPER.COM

Company

Contact Representatives (1)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

MARGO C. PASTERNAK

PROGRAMING ASSISTANT

WNYS-TV

1000 JAMES ST

SYRACUSE, NY 13203

United States

+1 (315) 634-7958

MPASTERNAK@FOXSYRACUSE.COM

Technical Representative

Children's Television Information

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

Digital Core Programs(10)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 10) Response
Program Title XPLORATION EARTH 2050
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled MONDAY 7:00AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 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. What will the world look like in 2050? Where will advancements in science, technology, engineering, and math lead us? Host Check Pell, artist, entrepreneur, and futurist, takes viewers on a mind bending journey in search of these answers. Xploration Earth 2050 is part of the Xploration Station three-hour syndicated block airing on FOX stations throughout the country.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 10) Response
Program Title AQUA KIDS
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled FRIDAYS 12:00PM & 12:30PM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Total times aired 26
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. Aqua Kids motivates young people to take an active role in preserving aquatic environments and wildlife, by showing how other kids just like them can do the same. Whether it's saving sea turtles or participating in a beach cleanup, the Aqua Kids demonstrate the real and lasting contribution children can make in protecting the future of their community and the world. This program will air on the secondary digital stream, CH44.2.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 10) Response
Program Title XPLORATION NATURE KNOWS BEST
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled TUESDAY 7:00AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 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. For 4.5 billion years, nature has been perfecting life on earth in every shape, size and environment. In this fascinating new STEM series, host Danni Washington looks at the fun and clever ways scientists, engineers and innovators are copying plants, animals and more to create some of the world's most amazing advancements. Xploration Nature Knows Best is part of the Xploration Station three-hour syndicated block airing on FOX stations throughout the country.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 10) Response
Program Title XPLORATION AWESOME PLANET
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled THURSDAY, 7:00AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 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. Philippe Cousteau Jr., grandson of the legendary Jacques Cousteau, explores the most spectacular place - on the earth, inside the earth, and above the earth - in this riveting earth science series. Xploration Awesome Planet is part of the Xploration Station three-hour syndicated block airing on FOX stations throughout the country.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 10) Response
Program Title CURIOSITY QUEST
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled FRIDAYS, 10AM & 10:30AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Total times aired 26
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. Curiosity Quest is an upbeat, family, educational program that explores what viewers are curious about. In each show, host Joel Greene ventures on a quest to answer viewer's letters of curiosity. Each quest takes the audience on location for an unscripted, hands-on, educational exploration. In addition, throughout each program, Joel will hit the streets to get real and often comical answers to questions pertaining to each episode. Joel's enthusiastic personality often lands him in hilarious situations in pursuit of the answer. This program will air on the secondary digital stream, CH44.2.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 10) Response
Program Title AWESOME ADVENTURES
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled FRIDAYS, 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. Awesome Adventures is an adventure/travel show that takes teens, ages 13 to 16, on incredible journeys all over the world. The show has won numerous awards, and, in 2013, was nominated for a daytime Emmy for Outstanding Travel Series. The destinations and activities are diverse, from Ice Climbing the glaciers in Iceland to trekking next to Lava in the islands of Hawaii. But the show isn't just about having fun, it also seeks to educate its viewers. This program will on the secondary digital stream, CH44.2.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 10) Response
Program Title REAL LIFE 101
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled FRIDAY, 11AM/SATURDAY 8:30AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 25
Total times aired 25
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. Hosted by five teens, this program introduces its viewers to some of the world's most colorful and challenging careers. Its unique format combines travel, interviews and on-the-job experiences to create the Real Life 101 curriculum, giving teens career guidance, tips on interviews and what to wear. This program will air on the secondary digital stream, CH44.2.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 10) Response
Program Title XPLORATION WEIRD BUT TRUE
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled FRIDAY, 7:00AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 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. Join hosts Charlie and Kirby Engleman as these siblings and science-lovers explore the fun and curious ways our world works in - Weird But True! From searching for space rocks in Arizona, to diving with sharks in the Keys, to meeting some seriously cool dogs in Alaska - no topic is off limits for this adventurous pair! Produced in partnership with Nat Geo Kids, Weird But True is part of the Xploration Station three-hour syndicated block airing on FOX stations throughout the country.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 10) Response
Program Title XPLORATION DIY SCI
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAY, 7:00AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 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. Host Steve Spangler, Ellen Show regular, shows viewers how to conduct amazing science experiments in their own homes! Steve explores a different science concept each episode, using everyday items for his fun experiments - proving that anyone can be a scientist. Xploration DIY Sci is part of the Xploration Station three-hour syndicated block airing on FOX stations throughout the country.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 10) Response
Program Title XPLORATION OUTER SPACE
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled WEDNESDAY, 7:00AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 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. Host Emily Calandrelli, Harvard scholar and former NASA employee, takes viewers on incredible journeys through space. She visits various NASA facilities as we search for answers about our universe. Xploration Outer Space is part of the Xploration Station three-hour syndicated block airing on FOX stations throughout the country.
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 Andrew Brazill
Address 1000 JAMES STREET
City SYRACUSE
State NY
Zip 13203
Telephone Number (315) 472-6800
Email Address abrazill@foxsyracuse.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. WNYS aired several hundred PSA's during the 1st Quarter of 2017. Many of these PSA's are targeted specifically toward children under the age of 16. These PSA's encourage children to make positive life choices in all areas of their lives.

Other Matters (10)

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Other Matters (1 of 10) Response
Program Title XPLORATION EARTH 2050
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled MONDAY, 7:00AM
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. What will the world look like in 2050? Where will advancements in science, technology, engineering, and math lead us? Host Check Pell, artist, entrepreneur, and futurist, takes viewers on a mind bending journey in search of these answers. Xploration Earth 2050 is part of the Xploration Station three-hour syndicated block airing on FOX stations throughout the country.
Other Matters (2 of 10) Response
Program Title XPLORATION NATURE KNOWS BEST
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled TUESDAY, 7:00AM
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. For 4.5 billion years, nature has been perfecting life on earth in every shape, size and environment. In this fascinating new STEM series, host Danni Washington looks at the fun and clever ways scientists, engineers and innovators are copying plants, animals and more to create some of the world's most amazing advancements. Xploration Nature Knows Best is part of the Xploration Station three-hour syndicated block airing on FOX stations throughout the country.
Other Matters (3 of 10) Response
Program Title Aqua Kids Adventure
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled FRIDAYS, 12PM & 12:30PM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Aqua Kids motivates young people to take an active role in preserving aquatic environments and wildlife, by showing how other kids just like them can do the same. Whether it's saving sea turtles or participating in a beach cleanup, the Aqua Kids demonstrate the real and lasting contribution children can make in protecting the future of their community and the world. This program will air on the secondary digital stream, CH44.2.
Other Matters (4 of 10) Response
Program Title CURIOSITY QUEST
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled FRIDAYS, 10AM & 10:30AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Curiosity Quest is an upbeat, family, educational program that explores what viewers are curious about. In each show, host Joel Greene ventures on a quest to answer viewer's letters of curiosity. Each quest takes the audience on location for an unscripted, hands-on, educational exploration. In addition, throughout each program, Joel will hit the streets to get real and often comical answers to questions pertaining to each episode. Joel's enthusiastic personality often lands him in hilarious situations in pursuit of the answer. This program will air on the secondary digital stream, CH44.2.
Other Matters (5 of 10) Response
Program Title AWESOME ADVENTURES
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled FRIDAYS, 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. Awesome Adventures is an adventure/travel show that takes teens, ages 13 to 16, on incredible journeys all over the world. The show has won numerous awards, and, in 2013, was nominated for a daytime Emmy for Outstanding Travel Series. The destinations and activities are diverse, from Ice Climbing the glaciers in Iceland to trekking next to Lava in the islands of Hawaii. But the show isn't just about having fun, it also seeks to educate its viewers. This program will on the secondary digital stream, CH44.2.
Other Matters (6 of 10) Response
Program Title REAL LIFE 101
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled FRIDAY, 11AM/SATURDAY, 8:30AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Hosted by five teens, this program introduces its viewers to some of the world's most colorful and challenging careers. Its unique format combines travel, interviews and on-the-job experiences to create the Real Life 101 curriculum, giving teens career guidance, tips on interviews and what to wear. This program will air on the secondary digital stream, CH44.2.
Other Matters (7 of 10) Response
Program Title XPLORATION WEIRD BY TRUE
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled FRIDAY, 7:00PM
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. Join hosts Charlie and Kirby Engleman as these siblings and science-lovers explore the fun and curious ways our world works in - Weird But True! From searching for space rocks in Arizona, to diving with sharks in the Keys, to meeting some seriously cool dogs in Alaska - no topic is off limits for this adventurous pair! Produced in partnership with Nat Geo Kids, Weird But True is part of the Xploration Station three-hour syndicated block airing on FOX stations throughout the country.
Other Matters (8 of 10) Response
Program Title XPLORATION DIY SCI
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAY, 7:00AM
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. Host Steve Spangler, Ellen Show regular, shows viewers how to conduct amazing science experiments in their own homes! Steve explores a different science concept each episode, using everyday items for his fun experiments - proving that anyone can be a scientist. Xploration DIY Sci is part of the Xploration Station three-hour syndicated block airing on FOX stations throughout the country.
Other Matters (9 of 10) Response
Program Title XPLORATION AWESOME PLANET
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled THURSDAY, 7:00AM
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. Philippe Cousteau Jr., grandson of the legendary Jacques Cousteau, explores the most spectacular place - on the earth, inside the earth, and above the earth - in this riveting earth science series. Xploration Awesome Planet is part of the Xploration Station three-hour syndicated block airing on FOX stations throughout the country.
Other Matters (10 of 10) Response
Program Title XPLORATION OUTER SPACE
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled WEDNESDAY, 7:00AM
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. Host Emily Calandrelli, Harvard scholar and former NASA employee, takes viewers on incredible journeys through space. She visits various NASA facilities as we search for answers about our universe. Xploration Outer Space is part of the Xploration Station three-hour syndicated block airing on FOX stations throughout the country.

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.

Andrew Brazill

Program & Creative Director


04/04/2017

Attachments

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