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

FRN:
0024376113
File Number:
0000025541
Submit Date:
07/07/2017
Call Sign:
WCSH
Facility ID:
39664
City:
PORTLAND
State:
ME
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report Amendment
Status:
Received
Status Date:
07/07/2017
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Second Quarter of 2017

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

PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN, LLC

Doing Business As: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN, LLC

Law Department

TEGNA, Inc.

7950 Jones Branch Drive

McLean, VA 22107

United States

+1 (703) 873-6600

LAWDEPT@TEGNA.com

Company

Contact Representatives (1)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Jennifer Johnson , Esq .

Legal Representative

Covington & Burling, LLP

Jennifer Johnson, Esq.

Covington & Burling, LLP

One CityCenter, 850 Tenth St. NW

Washington, DC 20001

United States

+1 (202) 662-5552

FCCParalegals@cov.com

Legal Representative

Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Network Affiliation
Affiliated network NBC
Nielsen DMA Portland-Auburn
Web Home Page Address www.WCSH6.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 336.0
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: 7.0
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 Wild About Animals (Broadcast on WCSH subchannel 6.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday, 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 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. "Wild About Animals" is a half-hour weekly animal magazine series. The show is hosted by the Emmy-award winning actress Mariette Hartley. Mariette has committed herself to fighting for the rights of animals for over 20 years. Each episode will consist of four different stories designed to teach children about both exotic and unique animals, as well as to educate them further about animals they see everyday.
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 Wild About Animals (Broadcast on WCSH subchannel 6.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday, 12:00pm
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. "Wild About Animals" is a half-hour weekly animal magazine series. The show is hosted by the Emmy-award winning actress Mariette Hartley. Mariette has committed herself to fighting for the rights of animals for over 20 years. Each episode will consist of four different stories designed to teach children about both exotic and unique animals, as well as to educate them further about animals they see everyday.
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 State to State (Broadcast on WCSH subchannel 6.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 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 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. "State to State" is an educational and informative half-hour, E/I program that takes you to every corner of America. Experience the hectic dazzle of the Big Apple, the rawhide spirit of Wyoming, the revival of St.Louis, the innovation of Silicon Valley, the music of New Orleans and Austin, the glitz of Vegas, and the history of Hollywood. From the highest peaks...to the biggest events...and the hidden gems. The series is packed with facts about history, geography, and culture. The goal of the series is to provide young viewers with the inspiration and information to better understand and appreciate the culturally and geographically diverse world around them.
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 Wilderness Vet (Broadcast on WCSH channel 6.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 9:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 1
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 1
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Wilderness Vet is hosted by renown veterinarian Dr. Michelle Oakley, features compelling stories from one of the most rugged areas on the planet, the Yukon. Dr. Oakley travels to homes, farms and wildlife preserves across the Yukon to help animals in need. The show will bring viewers closer than ever before to wild animals in their native habitats by showcasing the hard work and dedication involved in their rescue and rehabilitation.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program Wilderness Vet (Broadcast on WCSH channel 6.1)
List date and time rescheduled 06/10/2017 07:30 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2017-06-10
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (5 of 20) Response
Program Title Food For Thought (Broadcast on WCSH subchannel 6.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday, 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 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Young, enthusiastic and passionate about food, Claire Thomas is the 22 year old host who opens viewers' eyes to how everyday life can inspire culinary creations. Each program informs and educations teens about the power of food as a tool for exploring new places, meeting new people and learning about different cultures.
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 Wild About Animals (Broadcast on WCSH subchannel 6.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday, 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. "Wild About Animals" is a half-hour weekly animal magazine series. The show is hosted by the Emmy-award winning actress Mariette Hartley. Mariette has committed herself to fighting for the rights of animals for over 20 years. Each episode will consist of four different stories designed to teach children about both exotic and unique animals, as well as to educate them further about animals they see everyday.
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 Journey with Dylan Dreyer (Broadcast on WCSH channel 6.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 1
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 1
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Led by NBC News meteorologist and TODAY contributor, Journey with Dylan Dreyer is a wondrous celebration of nature. Breathtaking cinematography will bring views up-close and personal with the black bears of Montana to polar bears in the Arctic. The audience will have a unique platform to see animals in their natural habitat, including exploring the extraordinary migration of 1.5 million animals traveling over 500 miles across the Serengeti in Tanzania and Kenya.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program Journey with Dylan Dreyer (Broadcast on WCSH channel 6.1)
List date and time rescheduled 06/10/2017 08:00 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2017-06-10
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (8 of 20) Response
Program Title Wild About Animals (Broadcast on WCSH subchannel 6.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday, 12:30pm
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. "Wild About Animals" is a half-hour weekly animal magazine series. The show is hosted by the Emmy-award winning actress Mariette Hartley. Mariette has committed herself to fighting for the rights of animals for over 20 years. Each episode will consist of four different stories designed to teach children about both exotic and unique animals, as well as to educate them further about animals they see everyday.
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 Get Wild (Broadcast on WCSH subchannel 6.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 12:00pm
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. "Get Wild" is a weekly half-hour reality series featuring wild animals at the world famous San Diego Zoo. The series provides key information about each creature and teen viewers learn about heir living habitats and unique behaviors. For example, in one episode viewers learn how experts studying adult orangutans learn the ways they raise their young. Another episode highlights the Panda bear and explains the animal's living patterns. "Get Wild" is a series intended to educate and inform viewers all about life in the animal kingdom.
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 Food For Thought (Broadcast on WCSH subchannel 6.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday, 10:00am
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. Young, enthusiastic and passionate about food, Claire Thomas is the 22 year old host who opens viewers' eyes to how everyday life can inspire culinary creations. Each program informs and educations teens about the power of food as a tool for exploring new places, meeting new people and learning about different cultures.
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 Animal Atlas (Broadcast on WCSH subchannel 6.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 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 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Animal Atlas" is an entertaining and educational half-hour wildlife program shot exclusively in High Definition. The show introduces young viewers to every kind of animal imaginable, from the familiar to the astounding, including apes and giant lizards, sharks and tigers, and all other animals from the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia, and everywhere in between. Animal Atlas promotes a better understanding of how various animal species live and what they need to survive. Each episode stands alone as an entertaining look into the world of animals whether visiting a particular group of animals, such as big cats, or meeting the animals of an entire continent. Through Animal Atlas, viewers discover the variety of places that animals live, how they find food, and how they play. The show also looks at how family units operate, from a community of thousands of prairie dogs, to a pride of lions, to a school of fish. Certain episodes also explore animal features such as diet, locomotion, adaptation, and how animals take care of their young. Along the way, Animal Atlas educates young viewers about endangered species and provides information on how to support wildlife conservation. For a population of young viewers attuned to the importance of going "green," Animal Atlas is not only entertaining, it is culturally relevant and important. Animal Atlas offers an incredible and wildly entertaining adventure through the animal world. Learning about animals has never been more fun! Just spin the globe. Anywhere, everywhere animals live, you'll find Animal Atlas.
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 The Coolest Places on Earth (Broadcast on WCSH subchannel 6.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 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. "The Coolest Places on Earth" is an educational informative half-hour, E/I program that takes young viewers on a journey of discovery to the most astonishing places on the planet-cities, festivals, landmarks and jaw-dropping works of nature-exploring each location's history and culture. Each episode showcases three specific locations and delivers fast-paced, engaging information that's a perfect match for the 21st century learner. The series is packed with facts about history, geography, and culture. The goal of the series is to provide young viewers with the inspiration and information to better understand and appreciate the culturally and geographically diverse world around them.
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 The Coolest Places on Earth (Broadcast on WCSH subchannel 6.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10:00am
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. "The Coolest Places on Earth" is an educational and informative half-hour, E/I program that takes young viewers on a journey of discovery to the most astonishing places on the planet - cities, festivals, landmarks and jaw-dropping works of nature - exploring each location's history and culture. Each episode showcases three specific locations and delivers fast-paced, engaging information that's a perfect match for the 21st century learner. The series is packed with facts about history, geography, and culture. The goal of the series is to provide young viewers with the inspiration and information to better understand and appreciate the culturally and geographically diverse world around them.
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 On the Spot (Broadcast on WCSH subchannel 6.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11:00pm
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. "On The Spot" uses an entertaining on-the-street format to test how well young people know the information contained in the Common Core State Standards Initiative, an attempt to set a national curriculum to bridge the standards gap between states. Then, On the Spot explains the answer to each question. On the Spot challenges viewers to recall middle and high school knowledge about history, science, math, English, second languages,health, geography, art, music, and technology, and then teaches them the answer.
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 Give (Broadcast on WCSH channel 6.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 1
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 1
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Give introduces the viewers to the world of philanthropy through the stories of small charities making a big impact and to inspire others to do good. In each episode one of the celebrity ambassadors will visit two charities that use innovation, best practices and dedication for change in their communities and the world. With the help of some of the country's cop foundations, we'll meet these inspiring individuals to see how they do it through the eyes of our celebrity ambassadors.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program Give (Broadcast on WCSH channel 6.1)
List date and time rescheduled 06/12/2017 02:00 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2017-06-10
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (16 of 20) Response
Program Title Wild World (Broadcast on WCSH subchannel 6.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 12:30pm
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. "Wild World" is a weekly half-hour reality series showcasing all types of wild animals at the world famous San Diego Zoo. The series focuses on the dedicated people who care for these unique critters. The program also informs teen viewers about living environments and key facts about each wild animal. Episodes also include stories on zoo enrichment programs that help animals initiate natural behavior. Whether it be following the life cycles of rhinoceros or understanding the eating habits of grizzly bears, "Wild World' is a series intended to educate and inform viewers all about life in the animal kingdom.
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 Heart of a Champion (Broadcast on WCSH channel 6.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 1
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 1
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Heart of a Champion with Lauren Thompson features the powerful and inspiring stories of successful athletes who exemplify what it really means to be a champion. Introduces audiences to professional and amateur athletes who have overcome obstacles to ultimately achieve transcendent moments in the world of sports. A champion is not only defined by their speed, strength and agility, but also by their grit, resiliency and heart.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program Heart of a Champion (Broadcast on WCSH channel 6.1)
List date and time rescheduled 06/13/2017 02:30 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2017-06-10
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (18 of 20) Response
Program Title Safari Tracks (Broadcast on WCSH subchannel 6.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 9:30am
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. "Safari Tracks" is an educational and informative half-hour, E/I program that takes viewers on an African safari - focusing on African wildlife and the magnificent and mysterious world of these animals, all in their natural habitat. Follow Ushaka as we explore the African continent, from the brush lands of the African Savanna to the great Okavango delta... and beyond! The series strives to present a wide variety of information in a number of interactive and poignant sequences to make knowledge of the animal kingdom both simpler and easier to remember.
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 Voyager with Josh Garcia (Broadcast on WCSH channel 6.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 9:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 1
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 1
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Voyager with Josh Garcia takes views on an exciting and immersive journey around the globe with world traveler and host, Josh Garcia. Each episode provides audiences access to the world's most incredible destinations. Viewers will take an enthralling voyage exploring the people and cultures that make our world so breathtaking.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program Voyager with Josh Garcia (Broadcast on WCSH channel 6.1)
List date and time rescheduled 06/10/2017 07:00 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2017-06-10
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (20 of 20) Response
Program Title Naturally, Danny SEO (Broadcast on WCSH channel 6.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 1
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 1
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Naturally, Danny Seo is an educational series for young people and their families seeking a healthier lifestyle by learning the science behind eating well and exercising your mind and body while caring for our planet. Host Danny Seo is America's leading authority on eco-friendly living. Danny has devoted his career to the idea that caring for the environment can go hand-in-hand with enjoying time with family and friends and sharing delicious and healthy meals while creating a healthy and environmentally friendly home.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program Naturally, Danny SEO (Broadcast on WCSH channel 6.1)
List date and time rescheduled 06/10/2017 08:30 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2017-06-10
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

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 Brian Cliffe
Address One Congress Square
City Portland
State ME
Zip 04101
Telephone Number (207) 523-2912
Email Address Brian.Cliffe@wcsh6.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. In the 2nd Quarter of 2017 the preemptions were due to the French Open Tennis. All programs were made good as indicated in the report.

Other Matters (27)

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Other Matters (1 of 27) Response
Program Title Food for Thought with Claire Thomas (broadcast on WCSH subchannel 6.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 12:00pm starting Aug. 26
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 6
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Young, enthusiastic, and passionate about food, Claire Thomas is the 22 year old host who opens viewers' eyes to how everyday life can inspire culinary creations in Food for Thought. Each weekly-half hour, produced for ages 13-16, informs and educates teens about the power of food as a tool for exploring new places, meeting new people and learning about different cultures. Claire serves as a role model for 13-16 year old viewers by showing her passion for her family, life, and healthy living by sharing stories in the kitchen. Creative inspiration can come from any place at any time - sometimes from family, sometimes from friends, or even from bloggers needing her help. No matter how exotic or local the location, she's always in search of new tastes and places to explore. Based on her unique perspective gathered throughout each episode, Claire will teach the audience how to prepare the "inspired" dish while promoting a healthy attitude towards food and life.
Other Matters (2 of 27) Response
Program Title The Coolest Places on Earth (Broadcast on WCSH subchannel 6.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 8
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 Coolest Places on Earth" is an educational and informative half-hour, E/I program that takes young viewers on a journey of discovery to the most astonishing places on the planet - cities, festivals, landmarks and jaw-dropping works of nature - exploring each location's history and culture. Each episode showcases three specific locations and delivers fast-paced, engaging information that's a perfect match for the 21st century learner. The series is packed with facts about history, geography, and culture. The goal of the series is to provide young viewers with the inspiration and information to better understand and appreciate the culturally and geographically diverse world around them.
Other Matters (3 of 27) Response
Program Title The Brady Barr Experience (Broadcast on WCSH subchannel 6.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11:00am starting Aug. 26
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 6
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. In this action-packed series viewers will go behind the scenes with Dr. Brady Barr for a captivating ride through the world of wildlife and animal conservation. As a seasoned herpetologist, Dr. Brady Barr has traveled to five continents, worked with hundreds of scientists and has gotten up close and personal with some of the most misunderstood animals on the planet. Brady Barr has made it his life's work to study and protect some of the world's most dangerous and endangered land animals and in this series, he will share his knowledge and passion for the earth's wildlife with the audience.
Other Matters (4 of 27) Response
Program Title Get Wild (Broadcast on WCSH subchannel 6.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 9:00am starting Aug. 26
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 6
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. "Get Wild" is a weekly half-hour reality series featuring wild animals at the world famous San Diego Zoo. The series provides key information about each creature and teen viewers learn about their living habitats and unique behaviors. For example, in one episode viewers learn how experts studying adult orangutans learn the ways they raise their young. Another episode highlights the panda and explains the animal's living patterns. "Get Wild" is a series intended to educate and inform viewers all about life in the animal kingdom.
Other Matters (5 of 27) Response
Program Title The Wildlife Docs (Broadcast on WCSH subchannel 6.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10:00am and 10:30am starting Aug. 26
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
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 half-hour weekly series, "The Wildlife Docs", produced for ages 13-16 follows the surprising, exotic, and challenging lives of a veterinary staff that cares for over 2,000 animals. From nutrition to treatments, x-rays to surgery, preventative care to emergencies, this educational and information program will allow viewers to witness a kaleidoscope of wild experiences through the eyes of our Veterinary Team. Unpredictable events unfold giving viewers a glimpse of the enormity, variety, and quality of treatment that sets the standard for animal care.
Other Matters (6 of 27) Response
Program Title Naturally, Danny Seo (Broadcast on WCSH channel 6.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Naturally, Danny Seo is an educational series for young people and their families seeking a healthier lifestyle by learning the science behind eating well and exercising your mind and body while caring for our planet. Host Danny Seo is America's leading authority on eco-friendly living. Danny has devoted his career to the idea that caring for the environment can go hand-in-hand with enjoying time with family and friends and sharing delicious and healthy meals while creating a healthy and environmentally friendly home.
Other Matters (7 of 27) Response
Program Title Give (Broadcast on WCSH channel 6.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Give introduces the viewers to the world of philanthropy through the stories of small charities making a big impact and to inspire others to do good. In each episode one of the celebrity ambassadors will visit two charities that use innovation, best practices and dedication for change in their communities and the world. With the help of some of the country's cop foundations, we'll meet these inspiring individuals to see how they do it through the eyes of our celebrity ambassadors.
Other Matters (8 of 27) Response
Program Title Wild World (Broadcast on WCSH subchannel 6.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 9:30am starting Aug. 26
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 6
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Wild World" is a weekly half-hour reality series showcasing all types of wild animals at the world famous San Diego Zoo. The series focuses on the dedicated people who care for these unique critters. The program also informs teen viewers about the living environments and key facts about each wild animal. Episodes also include stories on zoo enrichment programs that help animals initiate natural behavior. Whether it be following the life cycles of rhinoceros, or understanding the eating habits of grizzly bears, "Wild World" is a series intended to educate and inform viewers all about life in the animal kingdom.
Other Matters (9 of 27) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas (Broadcast on WCSH subchannel 6.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 9:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 8
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 Atlas" is an entertaining and educational half-hour wildlife program shot exclusively in High Definition. The show introduces young viewers to every kind of animal imaginable, from the familiar to the astounding, including apes and giant lizards, sharks and tigers, and all other animals from the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia, and everywhere in between. Animal Atlas promotes a better understanding of how various animal species live and what they need to survive. Each episode stands alone as an entertaining look into the world of animals whether visiting a particular group of animals, such as big cats, or meeting the animals of an entire continent. Through Animal Atlas, viewers discover the variety of places that animals live, how they find food, and how they play. The show also looks at how family units operate, from a community of thousands of prairie dogs, to a pride of lions, to a school of fish. Certain episodes also explore animal features such as diet, locomotion, adaptation, and how animals take care of their young. Along the way, Animal Atlas educates young viewers about endangered species and provides information on how to support wildlife conservation. For a population of young viewers attuned to the importance of going "green," Animal Atlas is not only entertaining, it is culturally relevant and important. Animal Atlas offers an incredible and wildly entertaining adventure through the animal world. Learning about animals has never been more fun! Just spin the globe. Anywhere, everywhere animals live, you'll find Animal Atlas.
Other Matters (10 of 27) Response
Program Title The Coolest Places on Earth (Broadcast on WCSH subchannel 6.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 8
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 Coolest Places on Earth" is an educational and informative half-hour, E/I program that takes young viewers on a journey of discovery to the most astonishing places on the planet - cities, festivals, landmarks and jaw-dropping works of nature - exploring each location's history and culture. Each episode showcases three specific locations and delivers fast-paced, engaging information that's a perfect match for the 21st century learner. The series is packed with facts about history, geography, and culture. The goal of the series is to provide young viewers with the inspiration and information to better understand and appreciate the culturally and geographically diverse world around them.
Other Matters (11 of 27) Response
Program Title Safari Tracks (Broadcast on WCSH subchannel 6.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 9:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 8
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Safari Tracks" is an educational and informative half-hour, E/I program that takes viewers on an African safari - focusing on African wildlife and the magnificent and mysterious world of these animals, all in their natural habitat. Follow Ushaka as we explore the African continent, from the brush lands of the African Savanna to the great Okavango delta... and beyond! The series strives to present a wide variety of information in a number of interactive and poignant sequences to make knowledge of the animal kingdom both simpler and easier to remember.
Other Matters (12 of 27) Response
Program Title Wild World (Broadcast on WCSH subchannel 6.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 12:30pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 8
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Wild World" is a weekly half-hour reality series showcasing all types of wild animals at the world famous San Diego Zoo. The series focuses on the dedicated people who care for these unique critters. The program also informs teen viewers about the living environments and key facts about each wild animal. Episodes also include stories on zoo enrichment programs that help animals initiate natural behavior. Whether it be following the life cycles of rhinoceros or understanding the eating habits of grizzly bears, "Wild World" is a series intended to educate and inform viewers all about life in the animal kingdom.
Other Matters (13 of 27) Response
Program Title State to State (Broadcast on WCSH subchannel 6.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 8
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. "State to State" is an educational and informative half-hour, E/I program that takes you to every corner of America. Experience the hectic dazzle of the Big Apple, the rawhide spirit of Wyoming, the revival of St.Louis, the innovation of Silicon Valley, the music of New Orleans and Austin, the glitz of Vegas, and the history of Hollywood. From the highest peaks...to the biggest events...and the hidden gems. The series is packed with facts about history, geography, and culture. The goal of the series is to provide young viewers with the inspiration and information to better understand and appreciate the culturally and geographically diverse world around them.
Other Matters (14 of 27) Response
Program Title Wilderness Vet (Broadcast on WCSH channel 6.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 9:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Wilderness Vet is hosted by renown veterinarian Dr. Michelle Oakley, features compelling stories from one of the most rugged areas on the planet, the Yukon. Dr. Oakley travels to homes, farms and wildlife preserves across the Yukon to help animals in need. The show will bring viewers closer than ever before to wild animals in their native habitats by showcasing the hard work and dedication involved in their rescue and rehabilitation.
Other Matters (15 of 27) Response
Program Title On the Spot (Broadcast on WCSH subchannel 6.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 8
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 The Spot" uses an entertaining on-the-street format to test how well young people know the information contained in the Common Core State Standards Initiative, an attempt to set a national curriculum to bridge the standards gap between states. Then, On the Spot explains the answer to each question. On the Spot challenges viewers to recall middle and high school knowledge about history, science, math, English, second languages, health, geography, art, music, and technology, and then teaches them the answer.
Other Matters (16 of 27) Response
Program Title Wild Wonders (Broadcast on WCSH subchannel 6.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday, 10:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Wild Wonders at the San Diego Zoo profiles rare and exotic animals and the unique aspects of each of these amazing creatures.
Other Matters (17 of 27) Response
Program Title Culture Click (broadcast on WCSH subchannel 6.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 12:30pm starting Aug. 26
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 6
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. "Culture Click" is a weekly half-hour series that explores the genesis of - and reasons behind - cultural events that permeate our everyday lives. Developed and produced for viewers aged 13-16, host Nzinga Blake opens each episode from her virtual reality set with a list of what's trending on search engines that week. These topics will serve as a jumping-off point for a deep dive into the culture viewers 13-16 will embrace. Each week Nzinga will analyze and answer the questions that shape our society - using the power and speed of the internet and user-generated questions and content. Experts in pop culture will join her to add insight and historical perspective. And most importantly, viewers will come away with a week's worth of "aha" moments to share with their friends and family. Six degrees of separation takes on a whole new meaning, and there's no limit to what viewers will learn when they experience "Culture Click".
Other Matters (18 of 27) Response
Program Title Expedition Wild (Broadcast on WCSH subchannel 6.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11:30am starting Aug. 26
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 6
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. "Expedition Wild" is hosted by wildlife expert Casey Anderson and showcases his charismatic animal companions on an innovative and action-packed odyssey through North America's wild places - revealing a rare glimpse into the beauty and complexity of the natural world. Viewers will follow Casey on a series of breathtakingly wild adventures: he'll paddle the Grand Canyon, ski with wolverines in British Columbia, observe mountain lions in Montana, stake out the scavengers of Yellowstone, investigate a raven's nest, observe polar bears on Alaska's northern slope, and climb to rugged extremes in pursuit of Northern Maine's black bears - bringing audiences a rare and personal experience with endangered species, some deadly, others dashing, in the stunning natural ecosystems that they call home.
Other Matters (19 of 27) Response
Program Title Wild About Animals (Broadcast on WCSH subchannel 6.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday, 12:30pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Wild About Animals" is a half-hour weekly animal magazine series. The show is hosted by the Emmy-award winning actress Mariette Hartley. Mariette has committed herself to fighting for the rights of animals for over 20 years. Each episode will consist of four different stories designed to teach children about both exotic and unique animals, as well as to educate them further about animals they see everyday.
Other Matters (20 of 27) Response
Program Title Get Wild (Broadcast on WCSH subchannel 6.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 12:00pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 8
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. "Get Wild" is a weekly half-hour reality series featuring wild animals at the world famous San Diego Zoo. The series provides key information about each creature and teen viewers learn about their living habitats and unique behaviors. For example, in one episode viewers learn how experts studying adult orangutans learn the ways they raise their young. Another episode highlights the Panda bear and explains the animals living patterns. "Get Wild" is a series intended to educate and inform viewers all about life in the animal kingdom.
Other Matters (21 of 27) Response
Program Title Heart of a Champion with Lauren Thompson (Broadcast on WCSH channel 6.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Heart of a Champion with Lauren Thompson features the powerful and inspiring stories of successful athletes who exemplify what it really means to be a champion. Introduces audiences to professional and amateur athletes who have overcome obstacles to ultimately achieve transcendent moments in the world of sports. A champion is not only defined by their speed, strength and agility, but also by their grit, resiliency and heart.
Other Matters (22 of 27) Response
Program Title Journey with Dylan Dreyer (Broadcast on WCSH channel 6.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Led by NBC News meteorologist and TODAY contributor, Journey with Dylan Dreyer is a wondrous celebration of nature. Breathtaking cinematography will bring views up-close and personal with the black bears of Montana to polar bears in the Arctic. The audience will have a unique platform to see animals in their natural habitat, including exploring the extraordinary migration of 1.5 million animals traveling over 500 miles across the Serengeti in Tanzania and Kenya.
Other Matters (23 of 27) Response
Program Title Wild About Animals (Broadcast on WCSH subchannel 6.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday, 12:00pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Wild About Animals" is a half-hour weekly animal magazine series. The show is hosted by the Emmy-award winning actress Mariette Hartley. Mariette has committed herself to fighting for the rights of animals for over 20 years. Each episode will consist of four different stories designed to teach children about both exotic and unique animals, as well as to educate them further about animals they see everyday.
Other Matters (24 of 27) Response
Program Title The Voyager with Josh Garcia (Broadcast on WCSH channel 6.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 9:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Voyager with Josh Garcia takes views on an exciting and immersive journey around the globe with world traveler and host, Josh Garcia. Each episode provides audiences access to the world's most incredible destinations. Viewers will take an enthralling voyage exploring the people and cultures that make our world so breathtaking.
Other Matters (25 of 27) Response
Program Title Wild About Animals (Broadcast on WCSH subchannel 6.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday, 11:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Wild About Animals" is a half-hour weekly animal magazine series. The show is hosted by the Emmy-award winning actress Mariette Hartley. Mariette has committed herself to fighting for the rights of animals for over 20 years. Each episode will consist of four different stories designed to teach children about both exotic and unique animals, as well as to educate them further about animals they see everyday.
Other Matters (26 of 27) Response
Program Title Wild About Animals (Broadcast on WCSH subchannel 6.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday, 11:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Wild About Animals" is a half-hour weekly animal magazine series. The show is hosted by the Emmy-award winning actress Mariette Hartley. Mariette has committed herself to fighting for the rights of animals for over 20 years. Each episode will consist of four different stories designed to teach children about both exotic and unique animals, as well as to educate them further about animals they see everyday.
Other Matters (27 of 27) Response
Program Title Wild Wonders (Broadcast on WCSH subchannel 6.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday, 10:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Wild Wonders at the San Diego Zoo profiles rare and exotic animals and the unique aspects of each of these amazing creatures.

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