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

FRN:
0023011828
File Number:
0000011420
Submit Date:
06/28/2016
Call Sign:
KTMF
Facility ID:
14675
City:
MISSOULA
State:
MT
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Superceded
Status Date:
07/07/2016
Filing Status:
Inactive



Report reflects information for : Second Quarter of 2016

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

COWLES MONTANA MEDIA COMPANY

Doing Business As: COWLES MONTANA MEDIA COMPANY

W. 999 RIVERSIDE AVENUE

SPOKANE, WA 99210

United States

+1 (509) 459-5220

khq.inc@khq.com

Company

Contact Representatives (2)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

PAUL CARYL

Director of Engineering

Cowles Montana Media Company

PO Box 600

Spokane, WA 99210

United States

+1 (509) 448-6000

khq.inc@khq.com

Technical Representative

DAVID H. PAWLIK , ESQ. .

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

1440 New York Ave., NW

Washington, DC 90005

United States

+1 (202) 371-7044

david.pawlik@skadden.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 Missoula
Web Home Page Address www.abcfoxmontana.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 Wild About Animals
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays/7:30-8 AM MT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Wild About Animals" is a half-hour animal E/I magazine series that educates and informs children, specifically in the target age group, by bringing them entertaining and interesting stories about the world's most fascinating animals. Each episode consists of four different stories designed to teach children about both exotic and unique animals, as well as to educate them further about animals they see every day. "Wild About Animals" is broadcast on the stations secondary digital channel only.
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 Think Big
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tuesdays/11-11:30 AM MT
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" features top kid inventors who face off against each other in an Invent-Off to see who can come up with the most innovative and creative invention. Each episode is set in the Think Tank, a studio filled top to bottom with art supplies and construction materials. Two teams, each led by a Featured Inventor, brainstorm, choose materials, and then sketch, design and build their idea. Once completed, the competing inventions are presented to a judge. The best invention wins bragging rights and the coveted Genius Cup. In Think Big, kids acquire and showcase their skills in creativity, science, innovation, marketing, design and teamwork. May the brightest mind win! 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 new modes of transportation. Some even start their own companies! E/I, age 13-16. "Think Big" is broadcast on the stations tertiary digital channel only.
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 The Real Winning Edge
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays/11:30-12 PM MT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 1
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 1
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "The Real Winning Edge" is a weekly half-hour television series that meets the educational and informational objectives of the FCCs Children's Programming requirements for children ages 13-16. The program highlights adolescents and young adults making the right choices when faced with tough decisions and significant challenges. Recognizing that 13-16 year olds are likely to be influenced by celebrities, the series features role models from the professional sports and the entertainment industries. Each episode is engaging, entertaining and educational in structure, presenting a powerful and positive message. The regularly scheduled May 27, 2016 episode was preempted for live coverage of the NAIA World Series Game #1. "The Real Winning Edge" is broadcast on the stations tertiary digital channel only.
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 The Real Winning Edge
List date and time rescheduled 05/31/2016 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 2016-05-27
Episode # 713
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (4 of 18) Response
Program Title Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/7:30-8 AM MT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Half-hour weekly series, 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. Hosted by Jeff Corwin, Ocean Mysteries is produced for ages 13-16 - and beyond - by showing 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. "Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin" is broadcast on the stations primary digital channel only.
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 The Wildlife Docs
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/8:30-9 AM MT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
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 half-hour weekly series, "The Wildlife Docs," produced for ages 13-16 follows the surprising, exotic, and challenging lives of veterinary staff that cares for over 2,000 animals. From nutrition to treatments, x-rays to surgery, preventative care to emergencies, this educational and informational program will allow viewers to witness a kaleidoscope of wild experiences through the eyes of our Veterinary Team. Unpredictable events unfold giving viewers a glimpse of the enormity, variety, and quality of treatment that sets the standard for animal care. "The Wildlife Docs" is broadcast on the stations primary digital channel only.
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 Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/7-7:30 AM MT
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. 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 that will engage viewers 13-16, as well as the whole family, 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 gives 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 in Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown. "Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown" is broadcast on the stations primary digital channel only.
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 Xploration Awesome Planet
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tuesday/11:30-12 PM MT
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. "Xploration Awesome Planet" will inspire and educate anyone interested in earth sciences. Our host, Philippe Cousteau, the grandson of legendary Jacques Cousteau, brings boundless energy to every location we visit. From magnificent mountains to violent volcanoes, this program takes an in-depth look ate the unique and distinct features on planet Earth. We not only visit gigantic glaciers and behold their beauty but also discover why they formed, and how they shaped our landscape. Geological experts share their wisdom with Philippe, as we strive to understand places on the earth, inside the earth, and above the earth. Xploration Awesome Planet is a half-hour weekly E/I series produced with the intention of increasing and expanding our target audience' interest in the field of STEM education. Produced primarily for the 13-16 target audience. "Xploration Awesome Planet" is broadcast on the stations tertiary digital channel only.
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 Dragonfly TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/7-7:30 AM MT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 2
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 2
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 2
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" serves the educational and informational needs of children 13-16 years of age with its program content, including scientific principles and their practical applications in everyday life. The show also provides informative segments on various sports and academic activities and science and research techniques, allowing students to conduct their own experiments. The weekly series also promotes children's writing and creative skills. The regularly scheduled May 7, 2016 episode was preempted for live coverage of the Bundesliga Soccer: Ingolstadt vs. Bayern Munich match. The regularly scheduled May 14, 2016 episode was preempted for live coverage of the Bayern Munich vs. Hannover match. "Dragonfly TV" is broadcast on the stations secondary digital channel only.
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 Dragonfly TV
List date and time rescheduled 05/15/2016 10:00 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2016-05-14
Episode # F-211
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Dragonfly TV
List date and time rescheduled 05/08/2016 10:00 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2016-05-07
Episode # F-210
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (9 of 18) Response
Program Title Dog Tales
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/8-8:30 AM MT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 2
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 2
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 2
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 for 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 aspects explaining different issues affecting canines. By promoting compassionate behavior towards dogs, the show provides young viewers with a positive message about "Mans Best Friend" and how they are a major part of our world. The weekly series also includes recommended reading lists about dogs, and promotes children's writing and creative skills with essay and art contests. The regularly scheduled May 7, 2016 episode was preempted for live coverage of the Bundesliga Soccer: Ingolstadt vs. Bayern Munich match. The regularly scheduled May 14, 2016 episode was preempted for live coverage of the Bayern Munich vs. Hannover match. "Dog Tales" is broadcast on the stations secondary digital channel only.
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 Dog Tales
List date and time rescheduled 05/15/2016 11:00 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2016-05-14
Episode # D-1011
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Dog Tales
List date and time rescheduled 05/08/2016 11:00 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2016-05-07
Episode # D-1010
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (10 of 18) Response
Program Title Animal Rescue
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Thursdays/11:30-12 PM MT
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. E/I, age 13-16. "Animal Rescue" is broadcast on the stations tertiary digital channel only.
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 Jack Hanna's into the Wild
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays/7-7:30 AM MT
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's into the Wild" Shot from a number of photographic perspectives, the viewer is introduced to the biodiversity of the area, how animals are adapted to the environment, and the changes humans have imposed on the environment as well as the positive impact of local conservation efforts in the region. While Jack Hanna introduces the habitat and wildlife, regional guides are given the :expert" status and the viewer becomes engaged in the natural environment with the same enthusiasm as Jack's family. It is also important to note that in addition to the educational content of the program, Jack brings the effective aspect to wildlife education, engaging the emotional appeal of the wild animals and the conservation message to encourage the audience to take an active interest in preserving wildlife. Combining data-oriented scientific information with concern for the conservation status of wildlife and the environment enforces the educational value and impact of the program. "Jack Hanna's into the Wild" is broadcast on the stations secondary digital channel only.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (12 of 18) Response
Program Title Missing
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/8:30-9 AM MT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 2
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 2
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 2
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 realty series featuring actual cases of missing individuals, both adult and juvenile, from across the United States. The series is E/I and serves the educational and informational needs of children 13 to 16 years of age with its program content, including safety tips and real life stories using various resources to help find missing people. The show is also a public service to communities across the United States. The regularly scheduled May 7, 2016 episode was preempted for live coverage of the Bundesliga Soccer: Ingolstadt vs. Bayern Munich match. The regularly scheduled May 14, 2016 episode was preempted for live coverage of the Bayern Munich vs. Hannover match. "Missing" is broadcast on the stations secondary digital channel only.
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 Missing
List date and time rescheduled 05/08/2016 11:30 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2016-05-07
Episode # M-910
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Missing
List date and time rescheduled 05/15/2016 11:30 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2016-05-14
Episode # M-911
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (13 of 18) Response
Program Title Rock the Park
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/9-9:30 AM MT
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 our hosts, Jack Steward and Colton Smith, come face to face with nature and some of the most amazing places on earth. Viewers will witness the fascinating underwater world of Dry Tortugas National Park in Florida, which is home to the world's most unique coral and marine life. They'll watch as Jack and Colton raft their way through Alaska's remote Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve, spotting the region's famous brown bears. Viewers will reach new heights as Jack and Colton embark on their biggest climbing challenge yet - The Grand Teton in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park. "Rock the Park" is broadcast on the stations primary digital channel only.
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 Sea Rescue
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/8-8:30 AM MT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The half-hour weekly series, Sea Rescue, features the rescue, rehabilitation and - in many instances - release back into the wild of ocean wildlife. Produced for ages 13-16, Sea Rescue offers educational and entertaining television by demonstrating the welfare and medical benefits that rescue and rehabilitation programs provide animals. Viewers will also learn that there's reciprocal benefit: rescued animals provide valuable insight into their biology and ecology. This information adds to the pool of knowledge necessary to conserve threatened and endangered species. "Sea Rescue" is broadcast on the stations primary digital channel only.
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 BIZ Kids
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/7:30-8 AM MT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 2
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 2
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 2
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. "Biz Kids" is a weekly half-hour series focusing on financial literacy and entrepreneurship for teens, targeting 13 to 16-year-olds. Using a mix of strong financial education tools, dynamic sketch comedy, and inspiring true stories of young entrepreneurs, "BIZ Kids" provides important information for future success. Each episode features math, language arts, and social studies as well as teaching teens about money and business. The regularly scheduled May 7, 2016 episode was preempted for live coverage of the Bundesliga Soccer: Ingolstadt vs. Bayern Munich match. The regularly scheduled May 14, 2016 episode was preempted for live coverage of the Bayern Munich vs. Hannover match. "BIZ Kids" is broadcast on the stations secondary digital channel only.
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 BIZ Kids
List date and time rescheduled 05/15/2016 10:30 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2016-05-14
Episode # BK-111
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program BIZ Kids
List date and time rescheduled 05/08/2016 10:30 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2016-05-07
Episode # BK-110
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (16 of 18) Response
Program Title Born to Explore with Richard Wiese
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/9:30-10 AM MT
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. Developed and produced for 13-16 year olds, the world's cultures and geographical wonders come alive as the youngest Explorers Club history, Richard Wiese, takes viewers on a globetrotting adventure. While developed for 13-16 year olds, Born to Explore is engaging for the whole family. In this weekly half-hour series, Richard uncovers amazing facts of nature and man made treasures. In Born to Explore, Richard Wiese takes the role of the ultimate Social Studies teacher to a new level, bringing the viewing audience to the places and people of our world who form our cultures. Whether he climbs Mount Kilimanjaro, explores why people live at the base of an active volcano, or travels down the Nile River, viewers will travel the world without leaving their homes. "Born to Explore with Richard Wiese" is broadcast on the stations primary digital channel only.
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 Sports Stars of Tomorrow
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wednesdays/11-11:30 AM MT
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. "Sports Stars of Tomorrow" presents inspirational and motivational profiles of the top rookie, college and high-school talent in sports. Also features some of the biggest names in sports who share their experiences, advice and personal impressions of the road to stardom. FCC E/I Core Programming - Target Age Group: 13-16 year olds. "Sports Stars of Tomorrow" is broadcast on the stations tertiary digital channel only.
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 Xploration Earth 2050
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wednesdays/11:30-12 PM MT
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. "Xploration Earth 2050" What will the world look like in 2050? Where will advancements in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics lead us? Xploration Earth 2050 strives to answer these questions and more with scientists, inventors, doctors, science fiction writers, and creative thinkers. Viewers will be taken on an educational adventure as the show tackles future challenges in everything from transportation to health care to the environment. Xploration Earth 2050 is a half-hour weekly E/I series produced with the intention of increasing and expanding our target audience' interest in the filed of STEM education. Produced primarily for the 13-16 target audience. "Xploration Earth 2050" is broadcast on the stations tertiary digital channel only.
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 Linda Julius
Address 2200 Stephens Avenue
City Missoula
State MT
Zip 59801
Telephone Number (406) 542-8900
Email Address linda.julius@cowlesmontana.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. STATIONS PRIMARY DIGITAL CHANNEL - ABC NETWORK---FOSTER MORE---FOSTER CARE AWARENESS CAMPAIGN PSAS...FLIGHT DATES: MAY1-MAY 31, 2016. STATIONS PRIMARY DIGITAL CHANNEL - ABC NETWORK---2016 SUMMER OF SERVICE! YOUTH SERVICE AMERICA (YSA) PROJECT PSAS...FLIGHT DATES: JUNE 14-SEPTEMBER 30, 2016. INSPIRE KIDS AND FAMILIES TO MAKE A POSITIVE IMPACT IN THEIR COMMUNITY. DISNEY SUMMER OF SERVICE GRANTS WILL OFFER YOUNG CHANGE-MAKERS $500 TO GATHER THEIR FRIENDS AND TURN CREATIVE IDEAS INTO PROJECTS THAT WILL POSITIVELY IMPACT THEIR COMMUNITIES. THREE HUNDRED AND FORTY WINNERS WILL BE AWARDED INDIVIDUAL $500 GRANTS TO IMPLEMENT THEIR PROJECTS. APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2016 AT DISNEY.COM/BEINSPIRED OR YSA.ORG/BEINSPIRED. YOUTH, AGES 5-18, IN THE U.S. ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR SUMMER OF SERVICE GRANTS. PREVIOUS RECIPIENTS ARE ALSO ELIGIBLE TO RE-APPLY TO FURTHER SUSTAIN FUNDING ON A CURRENT PROJECT OR A FUND NEW PROJECT OF THEIR MAKING.

Other Matters (18)

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Other Matters (1 of 18) Response
Program Title Think Big
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tuesdays/11-11:30 AM MT
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 with the most innovative and creative invention. Each episode is set in the Think Tank, a studio filled top to bottom with art supplies and construction materials. Two teams, each led by a Featured Inventor, brainstorm, choose materials, and then sketch, design and build their idea. Once completed, the competing inventions are presented to a judge. The best invention wins bragging rights and the coveted Genius Cup. In Think Big, kids acquire and showcase their skills in creativity, science, innovation, marketing, design and teamwork. May the brightest mind win! 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 new modes of transportation. Some even start their own companies! E/I, age 13-16. To be broadcast on the stations tertiary digital channel only.
Other Matters (2 of 18) Response
Program Title Sports Stars of Tomorrow
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wednesdays/11-11:30 AM MT
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. "Sports Stars of Tomorrow" presents inspirational and motivational profiles of the top rookie, college and high-school talent in sports. Also features some of the biggest names in sports who share their experiences, advice and personal impressions of the road to stardom. FCC E/I Core Programming - Target Age Group: 13-16 year olds. To be broadcast on the stations tertiary digital channel only.
Other Matters (3 of 18) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna's into the Wild
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays/7-7:30 AM MT
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's into the Wild" Shot from a number of photographic perspectives, the viewer is introduced to the biodiversity of the area, how animals are adapted to the environment, and the changes humans have imposed on the environment as well as the positive impact of local conservation efforts in the region. While Jack Hanna introduces the habitat and wildlife, regional guides are given the "expert" status and the viewer becomes engaged in the natural environment with the same enthusiasm as Jack's family. It is also important to note that in addition to the educational content of the program, Jack brings the affective aspect to wildlife education, engaging the emotional appeal of the wild animals and the conservation message to encourage the audience to take an active interest in preserving wildlife. Combining data-oriented scientific information with concern for the conservation status of wildlife and the environment enforces the educational value and impact of the program. To be broadcast on the stations secondary digital channel only.
Other Matters (4 of 18) Response
Program Title Dog Tales
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/8-8:30 AM MT
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 for 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 aspects explaining different issues affecting canines. By promoting compassionate behavior towards dogs, the show provides young viewers with a positive message about "Mans Best Friend" and how they are a major part of our world. The weekly series also includes recommended reading lists about dogs, and promotes children's writing and creative skills with essay and art contests. To be broadcast on the stations secondary digital channel only.
Other Matters (5 of 18) Response
Program Title The Real Winning Edge
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays/11:30-12 PM MT
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. "The Real Winning Edge" is a weekly half-hour television series that meets the educational and informational objectives of the FCCs Children's Programming requirements for children ages 13-16. The program highlights adolescents and young adults making the right choices when faced with tough decisions and significant challenges. Recognizing that 13-16 year olds are likely to be influenced by celebrities, the series features role models from the professional sports and the entertainment industries. Each episode is engaging, entertaining and educational in structure, presenting a powerful and positive message. To be broadcast on the stations tertiary digital channel only.
Other Matters (6 of 18) Response
Program Title Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/7:30-8 AM MT
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. The Half-hour weekly series, 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. Hosted by Jeff Corwin, Ocean Mysteries is produced for ages 13-16 - and beyond - by showing 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. To be broadcast on the stations primary digital channel only.
Other Matters (7 of 18) Response
Program Title Born to Explore with Richard Wiese
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/9:30-10 AM MT
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. Developed and produced for 13-16 year olds, the world's cultures and geographical wonders come alive as the youngest Explorers Club history, Richard Wiese, takes viewers on a globetrotting adventure. While developed for 13-16 year olds, Born to Explore is engaging for the whole family. In this weekly half-hour series, Richard uncovers amazing facts of nature and man made treasures. In Born to Explore, Richard Wiese takes the role of the ultimate Social Studies teacher to a new level, bringing the viewing audience to the places and people of our world who form our cultures. Whether he climbs Mount Kilimanjaro, explores why people live at the base of an active volcano, or travels down the Nile River, viewers will travel the world without leaving their homes. To be broadcast on the stations primary digital channel only.
Other Matters (8 of 18) Response
Program Title Sea Rescue
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/8-8:30 AM MT
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. The half-hour weekly series, Sea Rescue, features the rescue, rehabilitation and - in many instances - release back into the wild of ocean life. Produced for ages 13-16, Sea Rescue offers educational and entertaining television by demonstrating the welfare and medical benefits that rescue and rehabilitation programs provide animals. Viewers will also learn that there's a reciprocal benefit: rescued animals provide valuable insight into their biology and ecology. This information adds to the pool of knowledge necessary to conserve threatened and endangered species. Each week, Sea Rescue will leave its audience inspired by the real-life stories of the featured animals and rescuers and with a fuller understanding of the rich array of sea life with which we share our planet. To be broadcast on the stations primary digital channel only.
Other Matters (9 of 18) Response
Program Title Rock the Park
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/9-9:30 AM MT
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 our hosts, Jack Steward and Colton Smith, come face to face with nature and some of the most amazing places on earth. Viewers will witness the fascinating underwater world of Dry Tortugas National Park in Florida, which is home to the world's most unique coral and marine life. They'll watch as Jack and Colton raft their way through Alaska's remote Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve, spotting the region's famous brown bears. Viewers will reach new heights as Jack and Colton embark on their biggest climbing challenge yet - The Grand Teton in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park. To be broadcast on the stations primary digital channel only.
Other Matters (10 of 18) Response
Program Title Missing
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/8:30-9 AM MT
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 realty series featuring actual cases of missing individuals, both adult and juvenile, from across the United States. The series is E/I and serves the educational and informational needs of children 13 to 16 years of age with its program content, including safety tips and real life stories using various resources to help find missing people. The show is also a public service to communities across the United States. To be broadcast on the stations secondary digital channel only.
Other Matters (11 of 18) Response
Program Title BIZ Kids
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/7:30-8 AM MT
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. "BIZ Kids" is a weekly half-hour series focusing on financial literacy and entrepreneurship for teens, targeting 13 to 16-year-olds. Using a mix of strong financial education tools, dynamic sketch comedy, and inspiring true stories of young entrepreneurs, "BIZ Kids" provides important information for future success. Each episode features math, language arts, and social studies as well as teaching teens about money and business. To be broadcast on the stations secondary digital channel only.
Other Matters (12 of 18) Response
Program Title Animal Rescue
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Thursdays/11:30-12 PM MT
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 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. E/I, age 13-16. To be broadcast on the stations tertiary digital channel only.
Other Matters (13 of 18) Response
Program Title Xploration Awesome Planet
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tuesdays/11:30-12 PM MT
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. "Xploration Awesome Planet" will inspire and educate anyone interested in earth sciences. Our host, Philippe Cousteau, the grandson of legendary Jacques Cousteau, brings boundless energy to every location we visit. From magnificent mountains to violent volcanoes, this program takes an in-depth look ate the unique and distinct features on planet Earth. We not only visit gigantic glaciers and behold their beauty but also discover why they formed, and how they shaped our landscape. Geological experts share their wisdom with Philippe, as we strive to understand places on the earth, inside the earth, and above the earth. Xploration Awesome Planet is a half-hour weekly E/I series produced with the intention of increasing and expanding our target audience' interest in the field of STEM education. Produced primarily for the 13-16 target audience. To be broadcast on the stations tertiary digital channel only.
Other Matters (14 of 18) Response
Program Title Wild About Animals
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays/7:30-8 AM MT
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. "Wild About Animals" is a half-hour animal E/I magazine series that educates and informs children, specifically in the target age group, by bringing them entertaining and interesting stories about the world's most fascinating animals. Each episode consists of four different stories designed to teach children about both exotic and unique animals, as well as to educate them further about animals they see every day. To be broadcast on the stations secondary digital channel only.
Other Matters (15 of 18) Response
Program Title Xploration Earth 2050
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wednesdays/11:30-12 PM MT
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. "Xploration Earth 2050" What will the world look like in 2050? Where will advancements in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics lead us? Xploration Earth 2050 strives to answer these questions and more with scientists, inventors, doctors, science fiction writers, and creative thinkers. Viewers will be taken on an educational adventure as the show tackles future challenges in everything from transportation to health care to the environment. Xploration Earth 2050 is a half-hour weekly E/I series produced with the intention of increasing and expanding our target audience' interest in the filed of STEM education. Produced primarily for the 13-16 target audience. To be broadcast on the stations tertiary digital channel only.
Other Matters (16 of 18) Response
Program Title The Wildlife Docs
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/8:30-9 AM MT
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. The half-hour weekly series, "The Wildlife Docs," produced for ages 13-16 follows the surprising, exotic, and challenging lives of veterinary staff that cares for over 2,000 animals. From nutrition to treatments, x-rays to surgery, preventative care to emergencies, this educational and informational program will allow viewers to witness a kaleidoscope of wild experiences through the eyes of our Veterinary Team. Unpredictable events unfold giving viewers a glimpse of the enormity, variety, and quality of treatment that sets the standard for animal care. To be broadcast on the stations primary digital channel only.
Other Matters (17 of 18) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/7-7:30 AM MT
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. 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 that will engage viewers 13-16, as well as the whole family, 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 gives 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 in Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown. To be broadcast on the stations primary digital channel only.
Other Matters (18 of 18) Response
Program Title Dragonfly TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/7-7:30 AM MT
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" serves the educational and informational needs of children 13-16 years of age with its program content, including scientific principles and their practical applications in everyday life. The show also provides informative segments on various sports and academic activities and science and research techniques, allowing students to conduct their own experiments. The weekly series also promotes children's writing and creative skills. To be broadcast on the stations secondary digital channel only.

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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.

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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.

Linda Julius

Program Manager


06/28/2016

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