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

FRN:
0016584112
File Number:
0000084360
Submit Date:
10/07/2019
Call Sign:
WFAA
Facility ID:
72054
City:
DALLAS
State:
TX
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
10/07/2019
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? No

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

WFAA-TV, INC.

Denise Branson, Sr. Paralegal

TEGNA, Inc.

8350 Broad Street, Suite 2000

Tysons, VA 22102

United States

+1 (703) 873-6606

dbranson@TEGNA.com

Company

Contact Representatives (1)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Michael Beder , Esq .

Associate General Counsel

TEGNA Inc.

8350 Broad Street, Suite 2000

Tysons, VA 22102

United States

+1 (703) 873-6902

mbeder@TEGNA.com

Legal Representative

Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Network Affiliation
Affiliated network ABC
Nielsen DMA Dallas-Ft. Worth
Web Home Page Address www.wfaa.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 504.0
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: 9.0
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(13)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 13) Response
Program Title Animal Rescue Heroes (Channel 8.3)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays/9:00 AM-10:00 AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 22
Total times aired 22
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. This series is produced for ages 13 to 16 target audience. 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 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 (2 of 13) Response
Program Title Whaddyado (Channel 8.4)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday/9:00AM-11:00AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 22
Total times aired 22
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. WHADDYADO is a half-hour weekly educational series designed to inform, educate, inspire and entertain children 13-16 about the world around them. Each episode is an educational life-lesson, based in reality, intended to prepare young people for potential situations that could easliy crop up at any time, anywhere. Using a combination of actual dramatic footage, re-enactments and demonstrations, WHADDYADO provides a compellling look at perilous situations that have occurred in real life. Then, using interviews with the participants, and instructions from experts, we learn what proper reaction should be when faced with similar life-threatening circumstances. Also, in an effort to help young people make the right decision at the right time many episodes will feature a Moral Dilemma segment.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 13) Response
Program Title Dogs with Jobs (Channel 8.4)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday/10:00AM-12:00PM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 44
Total times aired 44
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. Pursuant to the Children's Television Act of 1990 "Dogs with Jobs" will satisfy the FCC Children's programming requirement and be classified as with cor or non-core programming. This series serves the educational and informational needs of children 13 to 16 years of age with its program content. The series profiles a fascinating array of dogs and how they serve many ways to make this world a better place.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 13) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown Series (Channel 8.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/9:00-9:30 AM CT
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. Wildlife expert and animal ambassador Jack Hanna brings the viewer face to face with the best of the beasts. In this weekly half-hour series, which is designed primarily for viewers 13-16, Jack highlights his favorite animals and adventures from around the world. Presented in countdown style, Jack offers up a different 'top ten' each week in a variety of categories. What are the top ten 'fastest animals in Africa,' 'tallest insects,' 'biggest eaters,' smartest birds'. . . . Jack will answer all of these questions and more. As Jack reveals the categories, he provides further insights and interesting facts about the animals, allowing viewers of all ages the opportunity to be entertained as well as learn more about the fascinating animal kingdom.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 13) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna's Into The Wild (Channel 8.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/9:00-9:30 AM CT
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. Jack Hanna's Into the Wild is a reality television series about all different kinds of animals in their natural habitat. Jack Hanna takes viewers on excursions around the world through the eyes of America's most beloved animal adventurer and his family. This series is hosted by Jack Hanna.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 13) Response
Program Title Hearts of Heroes (Channel 8.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/10:00-10:30 AM CT
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. Hearts of Heroes is a live-action, half-hour television program designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children aged 13-16. Hearts of Heroes showcases the stories of men and women braving natural disasters with one goal: to rescue the victims and help restore their lives. Hosted by meteorologist, Ginger Xee, Hearts of Heroes will guide viewers through fascinating weather events while delivring unique takeaways into the causes of many kinds of disasters, as well as how we can properly prepare for them, and collectively overcome them. Each week, viewers will witness first0hand the worst of nature but the best of humanity. Hearts of Heroes will take audiences on a journey where they'll experience recent natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, and floods. Teen viewers will learn about the causes and science behind these events while witnessing the heroic efforts of first responders across the nation.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 13) Response
Program Title Rock the Park (Channel 8.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/11:00 - 11:30 AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 8
Total times aired 11
Number of Preemptions 3
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 3
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 3
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 ages 13-16, this educational and informational program Rock the Park showcases America's national parks as game-for-anything hosts Jack Steward and Colton Smith go off the beaten path to explore some of the most awe-inspiring places on earth. Each episode takes them to a different park and face to face with amazing wildlife and new adventures sure to inspire families young and old to hit the road to create their own park memories. The series, produced in partnership with Tremendous! Entertainment, features America's greatest natural treasures and invites everyone to join in on the fun as America's national parks celebrate their 100th anniversary.
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 Rock the Park (Channel 8.1)
List date and time rescheduled 09/01/2019 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 2019-08-31
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Rock the Park (Channel 8.1)
List date and time rescheduled 09/15/2019 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 2019-09-14
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #3

Questions Response
Title of Program Rock the Park (Channel 8.1)
List date and time rescheduled 09/08/2019 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 2019-09-07
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (8 of 13) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures (Channel 8.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/7:00 AM-9:00 AM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 44
Total times aired 44
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. In Animal Adventures host Jack Hanna spends time with nature's creatures across the continents. Jack talks with people that are knowledgeable about each animal and its habitat and teaches as he goes. Each episode is designed to reveal to children the world around them in a way that presents positive role models and pro-social values within an environmentally responsible universe. This live action half-hour program is designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children ages 13 to 16.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 13) Response
Program Title The Great Dr. Scott (Channel 8.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/10:30-11:00 AM CT
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 Great Dr. Scott is a live-action, half-hour television program designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children aged 13-16. The Great Dr. Scott follows the charismatic and committed veterinarian Dr. Scott Miller at his family-run veterinary clinic in the outskirts of London in the village of Richmond upon Thames. Viewers will get hands-on insight into the world of veterinary medicine as Dr. Scott treats a wide variety of animal patients from cats and dogs to exotic reptiles ad livestock. Audiences will witness as Dr. Scott goes above and beyond to care for all creatures great and small - providing a glimpse into the day-to-day life of a veterinary professional while education viewers on a wide range of medical procedures and practices in the process.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 13) Response
Program Title Dog Tales (Channel 8.3)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday/10:00AM-12:00PM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 44
Total times aired 44
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" will satisfy the FCC Children's programming requirement and can be classified as either core or non-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 (11 of 13) Response
Program Title Vacation Creation (Channel 8.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/11:30 AM -12:00 PM CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 8
Total times aired 11
Number of Preemptions 3
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 3
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 3
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 each episode of Vacation Creation with Tommy Davidson and Andrea Feczko, Our hosts guide on deserving family on amazing adventures as the experience a new destination together on their family vacation. As our featured family embarks on an interactive voyage filled with immersive learning opportunities, each episode brings us to diverse locations where our family - and viewers - discover unique cultural events, food, activities, and traditions. From discovering the wondrous glaciers of Alaska to learning from the Moko Jumbie of the Virgin Islands, viewers will witness the importance of spending time with family and friends as our featured families experience amazing adventures together, often learning more about each other and their own family history along the way. Teens will also learn the importance of resiliency during challenging times as many featured families share their stories of overcoming adversity, finding ways to bond and heal while sharing these once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
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 Vacation Creation (Channel 8.1)
List date and time rescheduled 09/08/2019 12:30 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 2019-09-07
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Vacation Creation (Channel 8.1)
List date and time rescheduled 09/15/2019 12:30 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 2019-09-14
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #3

Questions Response
Title of Program Vacation Creation (Channel 8.1)
List date and time rescheduled 09/01/2019 12:30 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 2019-08-31
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (12 of 13) Response
Program Title Animal Exploration with Jarod Miller (Channel 8.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/9:30-10:00 AM CT
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 Exploration with Jarod Miller is a half-hour live action television program designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children. In each episode, cameras follow the host, Jarod Miller, to the nearest and farthest corners of the world as he explores the land, the air, and the sea with intrepid curiosity. As an experienced science, journalist Mr. Miller has the experience and credentials to introduce children to places, people, and things they may have never seen before. The mission of the program is to inspire children to preserve the innate human instinct to explore. Each episode is designed to reveal to children the world around them in a way that identifies positive role models and pro-social values.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (13 of 13) Response
Program Title Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin (Channel 8.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/9:30-10:00 AM CT
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. In this weekly half-hour series, Jeff embarks on journeys to fascinating global locations most people have only dreamed of visiting. Each episode brings Jeff to a unique area of the world where he will explore the area's natural wonders to bring viewers closer to nature, wildlife, and man-made treasures. From mountain climbs to deep sea dives, helicopter rides and glacier treks, Jeff brings young audiences on the inspirational trip of a lifetime. Produced for viewers aged 13-16.
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 David Muscari
Address 606 Young Street
City Dallas
State TX
Zip 75202
Telephone Number (214) 977-6490
Email Address dmuscari@wfaa.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 August 31, 2019, Rock the Park was preempted due to ABC's coverage of College Football and was rescheduled to air on Sunday, 9/1/2019 at 12:00 PM. On September 7, 2019, Rock the Park was preempted due to ABC's coverage of College Football and was rescheduled to air on Sunday, 9/8/2019 at 12:00 PM. On September 14, 2019, Rock the Park was preempted due to ABC's coverage of College Football and was rescheduled to air on Sunday, 9/15/2019 at 12:00 PM. On August 31, 2019, Vacation Creation was preempted due to ABC's coverage of College Football and was rescheduled to air on Sunday, 9/1/2019 at 12:30 PM. On September 7, 2019, Vacation Creation was preempted due to ABC's coverage of College Football and was rescheduled to air on Sunday, 9/8/2019 at 12:30 PM. On September 14, 2019, Vacation Creation was preempted due to ABC's coverage of College Football and was rescheduled to air on Sunday, 9/15/2019 at 12:30 PM.

Other Matters (1)

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Other Matters (1 of 1) Response
Program Title Waived
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 0 years to 0 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. In accordance with the FCC's Public Notice (DA 19-864, released September 3, 2019) "the requirement for stations to provide information concerning the children's programming they plan to air in the future" is waived pursuant to 47 CFR Section 1.3.

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.

Akin S. Harrison , Esq .

Secretary


10/07/2019

Attachments

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