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

FRN:
0027116961
File Number:
0000062346
Submit Date:
10/10/2018
Call Sign:
WMCN-TV
Facility ID:
9739
City:
PRINCETON
State:
NJ
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
10/10/2018
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Third Quarter of 2018

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

RNN Philly License Co., LLC

Christian French

800 Westchester Ave.

S-640

Rye Brook, NY 10573

United States

+1 (914) 417-2700

cfrench@rnntv.com

Company

Contact Representatives (1)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Ari Meltzer

Wiley Rein LLP

1776 K Street NW

Washington, DC 20006

United States

+1 (202) 719-7000

ameltzer@wileyrein.com

Legal Representative

Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Independent
Affiliated network
Nielsen DMA Philadelphia
Web Home Page Address www.wmcn.tv

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

Digital Core Programs(6)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 6) Response
Program Title Think Big
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Monday 7am (7/1-9/30)
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. Think Big is a kid hosted entertaining series for young people following the world's most innovative kids as they create and invent new toys, games, learning tools, website and new modes of transportation. Some even go on to start their own companies.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 6) Response
Program Title Dog Tales
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wednesday 7am (7/1-9/30)
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. "Dog Tales" serves the educational and informational needs of children 13-16 years of age with its program content, including dog safety and care tips, as well as lessons on the responsibility of owning a dog. The show also provides informative segments on various dog breeds and showcases various veterinary experts explaining different issues affecting canines. The weekly series also includes recommended reading lists about dogs, and promotes children's writing and creative skills with essay and art contests.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 6) Response
Program Title Missing
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 7:00am (7/1-9/30)
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. "Missing" is a weekly half-hour educational/informational series focusing on actual cases of missing persons. The series, which is appropriate for family viewing and children ages 13-16 in particular, provides information and descriptions of missing children, including endangered runaways as well as victims of abductions. The show also presents peer-to-peer advice on safety in public places and in cyber space, including real-world examples of how to avoid potentially dangerous situations. The program emphasizes taking active responsibility for personal safety and promotes situation awareness, presented in a calm and non-threatening manner suited for teenagers. "Missing" is closed-captioned for the hearing impaired and displays the "E/I" icon throughout the broadcast.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 6) Response
Program Title Animal Rescue
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tuesday 7am (7/1-9/30)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Animal Rescue is a weekly half-hour reality series showcasing spectacular rescues of all types of animals. The series focuses on the dedicated people around the world who help sick, injured or abused animals. The program also instructs children on the proper care of animals and provides safety tips on how to care for all kinds of creatures in the animal kingdom. The show is aimed at children and families who want to learn about animal treatment, care and protection.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 6) Response
Program Title DragonFly TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Friday 7am (7/1-9/30)
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. "Dragonfly TV" is a weekly half-hour science television series that meets the educational and informational objectives of the FCC's Childrens Programming requirements for children ages 13-16. The programs highlight children "doing" projects with real hands-on experience and demonstrates practical applications of mathematics and science. It introduces young viewers to a variety of scientific disciplines and challenges them in critical thinking and problem solving skills, while providing valuable information to reach answers. Each episode is engaging, entertaining and educational in structure, allowing children to investigate science on their own. "Dragonfly TV" is closed-captioned for the hearing impaired and displays the "E/I" icon throughout the broadcast.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 6) Response
Program Title America's Heartland
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Thursday 7am (7/1-9/30)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 12 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. America's Heartland is a weekly half hour series featuring everyday Americans and their families, telling fascinating stories across America's heartland. From learning how to make maple syrup to riding with teenage ranchers, this series explores the various ways of life in the current United States, while showcasing the diversity of how people live and work. Each episode visits several locations and different regions of the country while providing important facts about each place visited.
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 Richard Coutinho
Address 800 Westchester Ave (S-640)
City Rye Brook
State NY
Zip 10573
Telephone Number (914) 417-2718
Email Address rcoutinho@RNNTV.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. COMMERCIAL LIMITS AND WEBSITE RULE COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATION for WMCN uploaded to the online public file. WMCN airs numerous local and national PSAs aimed at children in addition to children's E/I content.

Other Matters (6)

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Other Matters (1 of 6) Response
Program Title Missing
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 7am
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" is a weekly half-hour educational/informational series focusing on actual cases of missing persons. The series, which is appropriate for family viewing and children ages 13-16 in particular, provides information and descriptions of missing children, including endangered runaways as well as victims of abductions. The show also presents peer-to-peer advice on safety in public places and in cyber space, including real-world examples of how to avoid potentially dangerous situations. The program emphasizes taking active responsibility for personal safety and promotes situational awareness, presented in a calm and non-threatening manner suited for teenagers. "Missing" is closed-captioned for the hearing impaired and displays the "E/I" icon throughout the broadcast.
Other Matters (2 of 6) Response
Program Title Think Big
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Monday 7am
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. Think Big features top kid inventors who face off against each other in an Invent Off to see who can come up wiht the most innovative and creative invention. Think Big kids acquire and showcase their skills in creativity, science, innovation, marketing, design and teamwork. Think Big is a kid hosted entertaining series for young people following the world's most innovative kids as they create and invent new toys, games, learning tools, websites and modes of transportation.
Other Matters (3 of 6) Response
Program Title Dragonfly TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Friday 7am
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. "Dragonfly TV" is a weekly half-hour science television series that meets the educational and informational objectives of the FCC's Childrens Programming requirements for children ages 13-16. The programs highlight children "doing" projects with real hands-on experience and demonstrates practical applications of mathematics and science. It introduces young viewers to a variety of scientific disciplines and challenges them in critical thinking and problem solving skills, while providing valuable information to reach answers. Each episode is engaging, entertaining and educational in structure, allowing children to investigate science on their own. "Dragonfly TV" is closed-captioned for the hearing impaired and displays the "E/I" icon throughout the broadcast.
Other Matters (4 of 6) Response
Program Title Dog Tales
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wednesday 7am
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. "Dog Tales" serves the educational and informational needs of children 13-16 years of age with its program content, including dog safety and care tips, as well as lessons on the responsibility of owning a dog. The show also provides informative segments on various dog breeds and showcases various veterinary experts explaining different issues affecting canines. The weekly series also includes recommended reading lists about dogs, and promotes children's writing and creative skills with essay and art contests.
Other Matters (5 of 6) Response
Program Title America's Heartland
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Thursday 7am
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. America's Heartland is a weekly half hour series featuring everyday Americans and their families, telling fascinating stories across America's heartland. From learning how to make maple syrup to riding with teenage ranchers, this series explores the various ways of life in the current United States, while showcasing the diversity of how people live and work. Each episode visits several locations and different regions of the country while providing important facts about each place visited.
Other Matters (6 of 6) Response
Program Title Animal Rescue
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tuesday 7am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Animal Rescue is a weekly half hour reality series showcasing spectacular rescues of all types of animals. The series focuses on the dedicated people around the world who help sick, injured or abused animals. The program also instructs children on the proper care of all animals and provides safety tips on how to care for all kinds of creatures in the animal kingdom. The show is aimed at children and families who want to learn about animal treatment, care and protection.

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.

RICHARD A COUTINHO

Director, Traffic


10/10/2018

Attachments

No Attachments.