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January 2015
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(REFERENCE COPY - Not for submission) Children's Television Programming Report

FRN:
0002965655
File Number:
0000065654
Submit Date:
01/08/2019
Call Sign:
KUSI-TV
Facility ID:
10238
City:
SAN DIEGO
State:
CA
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
01/08/2019
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Fourth 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

CHANNEL 51 OF SAN DIEGO, INC.

Doing Business As: CHANNEL 51 OF SAN DIEGO, INC.

Michael D. McKinnon

4575 VIEWRIDGE AVENUE

SAN DIEGO, CA 92123

United States

+1 (858) 505-5100

sweiss@kusi.com

Company

Contact Representatives (2)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Clarence M Beverage

Broadcast Engineering Consultant

Communications Technologies, Inc.

PO Box 1130

Marlton, NJ 08053

United States

+1 (609) 451-5296

cbeverage@commtechrf.com

Technical Representative

Howard M Liberman , Esq .

Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP

1800 M Street, NW

Suite 800N

WASHINGTON, DC 20036

United States

+1 (202) 383-3373

HLiberman@wbklaw.com

Legal Representative

Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Independent
Affiliated network
Nielsen DMA San Diego
Web Home Page Address www.kusi.com

Digital Core Programming

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

Digital Core Programs(7)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 7) Response
Program Title Jewels of the Natural World
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday: 2:30p-3:00p
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 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. Produced for viewers aged 13-16, 'Jewels of the Natural World' is an incredible celebration of nature. Hosted by Nicole Gibbons, this breathtaking series will give viewers a passport to discover some of the most fascinating animals on our planet. Audiences will have a unique platform to see these wild animals up close, observing them in their natural habitat. The program will explore natural wonders of the world, including the Great Land migration in Africa of millions of wildebeests. Viewers will also learn more about the struggle for survival for many of Africa's iconic animal species such as hippos, cheetahs, and elephants. 'Jewels of the Natural World' will uncover these amazing facts of nature, and teach audiences more about our fascinating natural world
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 7) Response
Program Title Rock the Park.
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday: 1:30p-2:00p
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 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. 'Rock the Park' is a weekly half-hour series produced and designed to educate and inform children 13-16 years of age and taps into America's love affair with our National Parks. In this awe-inspiring and entertaining series, hosts Jack Steward and Colton Smith, come face to face with nature and some of the most amazing places on earth.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 7) Response
Program Title Ocean Mysteries (B)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 12:30p-1:00p
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 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. Hosted by Jeff Corwin, and produced for ages 13-16, "Ocean Mysteries" offers a fresh approach to the quest for aquatic understanding by blending stories of fascinating sea creatures, comparisons to popular land animals, and analogies to human experience. Jeff demonstrates how animals share the same behaviors, challenges and triumphs that humans do. From exciting rescues of abandoned animals to unexpected conflicts in the "family dynamics" of the mingling species, viewers will get to know and care about these heroes, and all of the fascinating life teeming in our oceans.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 7) Response
Program Title Teen Kids News
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday: 12:30p-1:00p
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
Total times aired 11
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. "Teen Kids News" is the first kid-to-kid newscast, created for and delivered by children. Hosted by a diverse news team made up of child "journalists" reporting from a professional news set. Meets the needs of children whose sophistication and curiosity about their world is motivated by the information explosion. Delivered eye-to eye with a pre-adolescent sensibility and sense of humor. Emphasis on diversity and experience.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 7) Response
Program Title Outback Adventures with Tim Faulkner
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 1:00p-1:30p
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 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. "Outback Adventures with Tim Faulkner" is a live-action educational and informational television program produced for ages 13-16. Viewers will be provided an eye-opening experience as Tim, animal expert & wildlife operations manager, showcases the beauty and wonder of the natural world. Audiences will be brought closer to the natural world as Tim explores the habitats and adventures of creatures of all sizes.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 7) Response
Program Title Ocean Mysteries
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 12:00p-12:30p.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 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. Hosted by Jeff Corwin, and produced for ages 13-16, "Ocean Mysteries" offers a fresh approach to the quest for aquatic understanding by blending stories of fascinating sea creatures, comparisons to popular land animals, and analogies to human experience. Jeff demonstrates how animals share the same behaviors, challenges and triumphs that humans do. From exciting rescues of abandoned animals to unexpected conflicts in the "family dynamics" of the mingling species, viewers will get to know and care about these heroes, and all of the fascinating life teeming in our oceans.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 7) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna: Into the Wild
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday: 2:00p-2:30p
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 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. "Jack Hanna: Into the Wild" is a live-action television series designed to educate and inform children 13-16 years of age, although Jack strives to make this show educational and fun viewing for all audiences. The series is based on Jack traveling the world with friends & family, taking viewers to his favorite destinations and introducing them to new & amazing creatures each week. Throughout his travels, he raises awareness of different cultures, geography and spectacular animals and animal facts, while teaching children the importance of stewardship of our environment through his documented donations to conservation efforts worldwide.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (2)

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Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (1 of 2) Response
Program Title Live Life and Win
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: Sunday: 5:30a-6:00a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Live Life & Win" is fully E/I compliant. The program features inspirational stories on character & determination in the arts, school & sports, health & wellness,and teen success stories. Themes these segments are based on, include Social Responsibility, Perseverance, Leadership, Academic Achievement, Volunteerism, Exercise, Nutrition and more ... all showing the teen audience how they can "LIVE LIFE & WIN!" Although this educational and information television program was broadcast outside of the core hours, it can be recorded and replayed during children's viewing hours.
Does the program have educating and informing children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Yes
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes
Does the Licensee provide information regarding the program, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides consistent with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? Yes

Date and Time Aired:

Questions Response
Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (2 of 2) Response
Program Title Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: Monday: 2:30a-3:00a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 13
Number of Preemptions 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. "Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition" is an educational/informational program which provides young teens with "behind the screen" background & techniques for entering the motion picture, television and home entertainment fields, while introducing them to career opportunities focusing on the creative, technical and artistic skills of the profession. Although this educational and information television program was broadcast outside of the core hours, it can be recorded and replayed during children's viewing hours.
Does the program have educating and informing children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Yes
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes
Does the Licensee provide information regarding the program, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides consistent with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? Yes

Date and Time Aired:

Questions Response

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 Shelley Weiss
Address 4575 Viewridge Avenue
City San Diego
State CA
Zip 92123
Telephone Number (858) 505-5100
Email Address sweiss@kusi.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. KUSI-TV exceeds minimum requirement & regularly airs 3.5 hours of E/I programming during core, with an additional 1 hour during non-core hours. Although "Live Life and Win" and "Made in Hollywood Teen" are broadcast outside of the core hours, these 2 programs can be recorded and replayed during children's viewing hours. For 'Ocean Mysteries' the 2 episodes are different. On November 4, 2018, Teen Kids News did not air due to breaking news. KUSI regularly airs 3.5 hours of KidVid Programming, so the 3 hour minimum requirement of E/I programming within core hours was met. Teen Kids News was also preempted on December 16, 2018, for a program of Public Interest. Due to the fact that we again met the minimum requirement of 3 hours, the program was not re-scheduled, however, efforts were made to notify the Public. The FCC website does not allow us to put in a preemption report, without adding a re-schedule date. Kept getting errors and would not let me continue with the report. Did not want to put in an inaccurate date for the preemption make-good, so the only way to process was to put 0 preemptions.

Other Matters (9)

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Other Matters (1 of 9) Response
Program Title Outback Adventures with Tim Faulkner
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday: 1:00p-1:30p
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Outback Adventures with Tim Faulkner" is a live-action educational and informational television program produced for ages 13-16. Viewers will be provided an eye-opening experience as Tim, animal expert & wildlife operations manager, showcases the beauty and wonder of the natural world. Audiences will be brought closer to the natural world as Tim explores the habitats and adventures of creatures of all sizes.
Other Matters (2 of 9) Response
Program Title Ocean Mysteries
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday: 12:00p-12:30p
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Hosted by Jeff Corwin, and produced for ages 13-16, "Ocean Mysteries" offers a fresh approach to the quest for aquatic understanding by blending stories of fascinating sea creatures, comparisons to popular land animals, and analogies to human experience. Jeff demonstrates how animals share the same behaviors, challenges and triumphs that humans do. From exciting rescues of abandoned animals to unexpected conflicts in the "family dynamics" of the mingling species, viewers will get to know and care about these heroes, and all of the fascinating life teeming in our oceans.
Other Matters (3 of 9) Response
Program Title Made in Hollywood, Teen Edition (non-core hours)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Monday: 2:30a-3:00a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition" is an educational/informational program which provides young teens with "behind the screen" background & techniques for entering the motion picture, television and home entertainment fields, while introducing them to career opportunities focusing on the creative, technical and artistic skills of the profession. Although this educational and information television program will be broadcast outside of the core hours, it can be recorded and replayed during children's viewing hours.
Other Matters (4 of 9) Response
Program Title Live Life & Win (non-core hours)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday: 5:00a - 5:30a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Live Life & Win" is fully E/I compliant. The program features inspirational stories on character & determination in the arts, school & sports, health & wellness,and teen success stories. Themes these segments are based on, include Social Responsibility, Perseverance, Leadership, Academic Achievement, Volunteerism, Exercise, Nutrition and more ... all showing the teen audience how they can "LIVE LIFE & WIN!" Although this educational and information television program will be broadcast outside of the core hours, it can be recorded and replayed during children's viewing hours.
Other Matters (5 of 9) Response
Program Title Rock the Park
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday: 1:30p-2:00p
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. 'Rock the Park' is a weekly half-hour series produced and designed to educate and inform children 13-16 years of age and taps into America's love affair with our National Parks. In this awe-inspiring and entertaining series, hosts Jack Steward and Colton Smith, come face to face with nature and some of the most amazing places on earth.
Other Matters (6 of 9) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna: Into the Wild
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday: 2:00p-2:30p
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Jack Hanna: Into the Wild" is a live-action television series designed to educate and inform children 13-16 years of age, although Jack strives to make this show educational and fun viewing for all audiences. The series is based on Jack traveling the world , taking viewers to his favorite destinations and introducing them to new & amazing creatures each week. Throughout his travels, he raises awareness of different cultures, geography and spectacular animals and animal facts, while teaching children the importance of stewardship of our environment through his documented donations to conservation efforts worldwide.
Other Matters (7 of 9) Response
Program Title Jewels of the Natural World
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday: 2:30p - 3:00p
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Produced for viewers aged 13-16, 'Jewels of the Natural World' is an incredible celebration of nature. Hosted by Nicole Gibbons, this breathtaking series will give viewers a passport to discover some of the most fascinating animals on our planet. Audiences will have a unique platform to see these wild animals up close, observing them in their natural habitat. The program will explore natural wonders of the world, including the Great Land migration in Africa of millions of wildebeests. Viewers will also learn more about the struggle for survival for many of Africa's iconic animal species such as hippos, cheetahs, and elephants. 'Jewels of the Natural World' will uncover these amazing facts of nature, and teach audiences more about our fascinating natural world.
Other Matters (8 of 9) Response
Program Title Teen Kids News
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday: 12:30p - 1:00p
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Teen Kids News" is the first kid-to-kid newscast, created for and delivered by children. Hosted by a diverse news team made up of child "journalists" reporting from a professional news set. Meets the needs of children whose sophistication and curiosity about their world is motivated by the information explosion. Delivered eye-to eye with a pre-adolescent sensibility and sense of humor. Emphasis on diversity and experience.
Other Matters (9 of 9) Response
Program Title Ocean Mysteries (B)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday: 12:30p-1:00p
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Hosted by Jeff Corwin, and produced for ages 13-16, "Ocean Mysteries" offers a fresh approach to the quest for aquatic understanding by blending stories of fascinating sea creatures, comparisons to popular land animals, and analogies to human experience. Jeff demonstrates how animals share the same behaviors, challenges and triumphs that humans do. From exciting rescues of abandoned animals to unexpected conflicts in the "family dynamics" of the mingling species, viewers will get to know and care about these heroes, and all of the fascinating life teeming in our oceans.

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.

Shelley Weiss

Executive Assistant


01/08/2019

Attachments

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