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

FRN:
0004425773
File Number:
0000084885
Submit Date:
10/08/2019
Call Sign:
WFOR-TV
Facility ID:
47902
City:
MIAMI
State:
FL
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
10/08/2019
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Third Quarter of 2019

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

CBS TELEVISION STATIONS INC.

Doing Business As: CBS TELEVISION STATIONS INC.

Daniel G. Ryson

1725 DeSales St. NW

Suite 501

Washington, DC 20036

United States

+1 (202) 457-4505

dryson@cbs.com

Company

Contact Representatives (1)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Daniel G. Ryson

Associate Director of Spectrum Management

CBS

Daniel G. Ryson

1725 DeSales St. NW

Suite 501

Washington, DC 20036

United States

+1 (202) 457-4074

dryson@cbs.com

Technical Representative

Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Network Affiliation
Affiliated network CBS
Nielsen DMA Miami-Ft. Lauderdale
Web Home Page Address www.cbsmiami.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: 6.0
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(18)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 18) Response
Program Title HENRY FORD'S INNOVATION NATION (D1 CBS)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 10-10:30 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 10
Total times aired 10
Number of Preemptions 1
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 Henry Ford's INNOVATION NATION, hosted by Mo Rocca, features the celebration of the inventor's spirit - from historic scientific pioneers throughout past centuries to the forward-looking visionaries of today. Each episode tells the dramatic stories behind the world's greatest inventions, and the perseverance, passion and price required to bring them to life. The program includes segments focusing on 'what if it never happened' and 'the innovation by accident,' and has a strong focus on 'junior geniuses' who are changing the face of technology. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 18) Response
Program Title THE INSPECTORS (D1 CBS)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 11:30-12PM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 10
Total times aired 10
Number of Preemptions 1
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 INSPECTORS is a scripted dramatic series inspired by compelling real-life cases handled by the United States Postal Inspection Service. In the series, Preston Wainwright, a determined teenage boy who is thriving after being paralyzed in a car accident, works as an intern at the U.S. Postal Inspector's lab assisting his U.S. Postal Inspector mom, Amanda, in solving crimes that deal with everything from internet scams, identity and mail theft, to consumer fraud. The program strives to educate young people about making the right choices in their daily lives, encourages open communication between teens and parents and includes positive messaging regarding living with disabilities, overcoming challenges, beating the odds and the power of perseverance. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 18) Response
Program Title DR. CHRIS PET VET (D1 CBS)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 9:30-10 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 10
Total times aired 10
Number of Preemptions 1
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. Chronicling the adventures of Dr. Chris Brown, DR. CHRIS PET VET allows viewers unique insight into the life of one of the world's busiest vets and the animals that he treats. For those animals that require specialist services, Dr. Chris calls on his good friend and colleague Dr. Lisa Chimes, who works at a small animal specialist hospital. The show usually consists of three segments, following the doctor as he treats various animals that are in trouble and offering the viewer opportunities to understand the challenges a veterinarian daily faces. The series focuses on how the doctor investigates the individual problem and tries to develop solutions that on the surface would seem confounding to the viewer. As such the show not only offers a view into careers in and responsibility for taking care of pets, but also into problem solving strategies and behaviors. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 18) Response
Program Title WILD TIMES AT THE SAN DIEGO ZOO (D3 DABL launched 9/8/19)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 9A-9:30A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 1
Total times aired 1
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 Times is a weekly half-hour reality series allowing teen viewers to become familiar with various wild animals at the world famous San Diego Zoo. The series focuses on various critters and examines their differences. The program also provides important information about each animals living habits and includes interviews with people who care for them.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 18) Response
Program Title WILD DISCOVERIES AT THE SAN DIEGO ZOO (D3 DABL- launched 9/8/19)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 10A-10:30A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 1
Total times aired 1
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 Discoveries is a weekly half-hour reality series showcasing various wild animals at the world famous San Diego Zoo. The series focuses on the dedicated people who look after these spectacular critters. The program also gives teen viewers a unique up-close examination of each wild animal.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 18) Response
Program Title WILD STORIES AT THE SAN DIEGO ZOO (D3 DABL - launched 9/8/19)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 9:30A-10A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 1
Total times aired 1
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 Stories is a weekly half hour reality series showcasing all types of wild animals at the worl 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.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 18) Response
Program Title DOG TALES (D3 DABL- launched 9/8/19
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 11:30a-12p
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 1
Total times aired 1
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 is a show aimed at teenagers and features information on dogs of all shapes, sizes and breeds while also informing young people on how to properly care for pets. It also provides safety, health and training tips that are useful for different breeds of dogs as well as emphasizing responsible pet ownership and compassion for all living creatures.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 18) Response
Program Title TAILS OF VALOR (D1 CBS)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 11am - 11:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 10
Total times aired 10
Number of Preemptions 1
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. Live action program features true stories of service animals working to change people's lives. Program also examines the life science behind these relationships, including the animals' unique and powerful senses that enable them to protect their human charges.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 18) Response
Program Title HOPE IN THE WILD (D1 CBS)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 10:30-11 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 10
Total times aired 10
Number of Preemptions 1
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. "Hope in the Wild" follows Hope Swinimer, a wildlife rehabilitation expert, and her dedicated team as they rescue and heal injured and orphaned animals of all kinds. Hope's passion for wildlife conservation shines through everything she does to lead her team on their mission to care for and return each animal to the wild. From the pressure of saving an animal in critical condition, to the joy in witnessing its victorious return home, "Hope in the Wild" will educate viewers on the day-to-day jobs of this animal care team and the species they encounter.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 18) Response
Program Title LUCKY DOG (D1 CBS)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 9-9:30 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 10
Total times aired 10
Number of Preemptions 1
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 trainer Brandon McMillan operates a training facility known as the Lucky Dog Ranch, where his mission is to rescue hard-to-love and untrained dogs and find them homes. The show focuses on exercising responsibility and on developing a sense of appreciation for life and animals. Life lessons are an integral part of the overarching theme of rescuing these animals from death and providing a second chance for life. Following McMillan's investigations into how to retrain these animals to make them welcome members in the homes of families is both educational and inspirational - encouraging this demographic to become sensitive to our own and others' behavior and teaching how we as individuals can make a difference. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (11 of 18) Response
Program Title ON THE SPOT (D2 START)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 9:00a-9:30a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 10
Total times aired 11
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. "On the Spot" takes viewers on a lightning fast game of entertaining trivia. Each episode delivers endless amounts of meaningful information as the show tackles some of the most mind-blowing questions. Questions are linked with eye-catching visuals, giving viewers a chance to guess the right answers. The goal of the series is to provide young viewers with an information-based program that broadens their knowledge of a wide range of educational topics.
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 On the Spot
List date and time rescheduled 07/14/2019 12:00 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 2019-07-07
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Other
Digital Core Program (12 of 18) Response
Program Title WONDERFUL WORLD II (D2 START)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 11:30a-12:00
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. "Wonderful World" educates and entertains the entire family. Young adults learn about the various animals that inhabit the earth by going right into the natural habitats of polar bears, exotic monkeys, penguins, bald eagles, grizzly bears, and other wildlife. The series travels the globe to learn about different species and how they survive- from deserts and rainforests to oceans.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (13 of 18) Response
Program Title ZOO CLUES (D2 START)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 10:00a-10:30a
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. "Zoo's Clues" takes viewers on a fast-paced and entertaining tour of the entire animal kingdom. Each episode delivers endless amounts of meaningful information as the show tackles some of the animal kingdom's most mind-blowing questions. Questions and clues are presented, giving viewers a chance to guess the right answers. The goal of the series is to provide young viewers with a meaningful perspective of the creatures around them and valuable comparisons to their own human characteristics.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (14 of 18) Response
Program Title ANIMAL RESCUE (D3 DABL - launched 9/8/19)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 11A-11:30A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 1
Total times aired 1
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 television series showcasing the heroic efforts of people helping animals. The series focuses on people trying to save animals from danger. Animal control officers try to assist animals in unsafe environments and respond to other animal related emergencies.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (15 of 18) Response
Program Title WILD TREKS AT THE SAN DIEGO ZOO (D3 DABL- launched 9/8/19)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 10:30a-11a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 1
Total times aired 1
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 Treks 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.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (16 of 18) Response
Program Title THE COOLEST PLACES ON EARTH (D2 START)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 9:30a-10:00a
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. "The Coolest Places on Earth" 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. 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 (17 of 18) Response
Program Title WONDERFUL WORLD I (D2 START)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 11:00a-11:30a
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. "Wonderful World" educates and entertains the entire family. Young adults learn about the various animals that inhabit the earth by going right into the natural habitats of polar bears, exotic monkeys, penguins, bald eagles, grizzly bears, and other wildlife. The series travels the globe to learn about different species and how they survive- from deserts and rainforests to oceans.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (18 of 18) Response
Program Title ANIMAL ATLAS (D2 START)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 10:30a-11:00a
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. "Animal Atlas" travels the globe to meet every kind of animal imaginable, from the familiar to the astounding. Each episode takes young viewers on a journey through the animal kingdom to learn about the lives, history, and varying adaptations that allow animals to survive and thrive in the wild. 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. It's through this engaging information and rich visual content that allows viewers to better understand and appreciate the animal world around them.
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 Tracy Letize
Address WFOR-TV 8900 NW 18 Terrace
City Miami
State FL
Zip 33172
Telephone Number (305) 639-4418
Email Address tsletize@cbs.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. On 7/7/19 -Start TV had a satellite feed failure from 8:57:13-9:13:54 causing a partial preemption of On the Spot on that date. The episode was made good on 7/14/19 from 12p-12:30p and an additional episode was scheduled on 7/14/19 from 12:30p-1p. On 8/31/19, WFOR had breaking news coverage of Hurricane Dorian which was impacting the South Florida area. Our D1 programs- Lucky Dog, Dr. Chris Pet Vet, Henry Ford's Innovation Nation, Hope in the Wild, Tails of Valor, and The Inspectors were preempted on this date.

Other Matters (1)

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Other Matters (1 of 1) Response
Program Title Future Programs are no longer required here
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled 0
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 0
Length of Program 0 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 12 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming.

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.

Tracy Letize

Program Director


10/08/2019

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