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

FRN:
0003801594
File Number:
0000014750
Submit Date:
10/05/2016
Call Sign:
KENS
Facility ID:
26304
City:
SAN ANTONIO
State:
TX
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
10/05/2016
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Third 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

KENS-TV, INC.

Doing Business As: KENS(TV)

Jennifer Johnson

Covington & Burling, LLP

One CityCenter, 850 Tenth St. NW

Washington, DC 20001

United States

+1 (202) 662-5552

FCCParalegals@cov.com

Company

Contact Representatives (1)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Jennifer Johnson , Esq .

Legal Representative

Covington & Burling, LLP

Jennifer Johnson

Covington & Burling, LLP

One CityCenter, 850 Tenth St. NW

Washington, DC 20001

United States

+1 (202) 662-5552

FCCParalegals@cov.com

Legal Representative

Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Network Affiliation
Affiliated network CBS
Nielsen DMA San Antonio
Web Home Page Address www.kens5.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: 6.04
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(10)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 10) Response
Program Title Food For Thought (aired on Secondary Program Stream)(.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 9a-10a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Total times aired 26
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Hosted by Claire Thomas, Food for Thought with Claire Thomas, will approach food from a fresh and enlightening perspective. From exploring a wide variety of indigenous foods that are celebrated by cultures across the world to providing easy ways to grow healthy produce within one's own community, Claire will not only showcase her passion for food as a lifestyle but will fulfill her dream of sharing her enthusiasm and knowledge with young people.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 10) Response
Program Title THE INSPECTORS(5.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 9:30-10a
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. Litton's first scripted series depicting government intrigue and a teenage coming of age story from two unique perspectives - life as a United States Postal Inspector and life seen through the eyes of a young man living with paralysis who is determined to follow in his late father's footsteps and become a Postal Inspector. Each week will feature case stories from the U.S.P.I.S., as well as important social issues and valuable life lessons. 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 10) Response
Program Title HIDDEN HEROES(5.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10-10:30a
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. A heartwarming and humorous hidden camera, reality show shinning a bright light on everyday people who are willing to help a total stranger, despite considerable obstacles and differences.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 10) Response
Program Title THE HENRY FORD'S INNOVATION NATION(5.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 9-9:30a
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. This series will be a weekly 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. Featuring the 'what if it never happened', 'the innovation by accident,' and a strong focus on 'junior geniuses' who are changing the face of technology, this TV series will appeal to young viewers and their families. 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 (5 of 10) Response
Program Title GAME CHANGERS WITH KEVIN FRAZIER(5.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10:30-11a
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. Celebrating athletes and fans who reach out in their communities to make life better for so many, GAME CHANGERS, hosted by Kevin Frazier, highlights professional athletes who use their public image to make positive changes in the lives of fans in need. Young reporters go out in the field to file their stories and bring back journalistic gold to the GAME CHANGERS studios to culminate in heartfelt reflection and insight from the host. Whether on or off the field, GAME CHANGERS takes an inspirational look at how sports positively impacts individuals and the communities they serve. 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 (6 of 10) Response
Program Title DR. CHRIS PET VET(5.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 7-7:30a
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. 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 (7 of 10) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna's Into The Wild(5.1) FTC 09-17-16
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday/11:00am-11:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 2
Total times aired 2
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 series is based on Jack Hanna traveling the world with his friends and family, taking viewers to his favorite destinations and introducing them to new and amazing creatures each week. He informs viewers with insights into different cultures, world geography, natural history and spectacular animal behaviors and facts, while teaching children the importance of environmental stewardship.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 10) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas (aired on Secondary Program Stream) (.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Monday - Saturday, 7a-730a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 79
Total times aired 79
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 educational series takes viewers on a journey around the world to meet all kinds of animals, from the familiar to the not-so-familiar. "Animal Atlas" teaches viewers about the animal's lives, histories and adaptations that allow them to survive in their environment. Whether it's visiting monkeys or heading underwater for a look at mammals that live-in the ocean, "Animal Atlas" brings animals from around the globe into viewer's homes for an up-close look at how the animals live.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 10) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures(5.1)LTC'd 09-10-16
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11-11:30a
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 12 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This half hour show introduces children to various wildlife and endangered species. The show is designed to teach the younger generation the importance of the care and preservation of endangered species and how to appreciate the earth's creatures so that these children will want to become an integral part of saving these creatures. 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 (10 of 10) Response
Program Title Wild About Animals(aired on Secondary Program Stream)(.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday/10a-12p
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 52
Total times aired 52
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. Each episode will consist 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 everyday.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (1)

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Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (1 of 1) Response
Program Title Lucky Dog(5.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: Saturday/630a-7a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. 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 program have educating and informing children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Yes
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes
Does the Licensee provide information regarding the program, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides consistent with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? Yes

Date and Time Aired:

Questions Response

Sponsored Core Programming (0)

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Liaison Contact

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Question Response
Does the Licensee publicize the existence and location of the station's Children's Television Programming Reports (FCC 398) as required by 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3526(e)(11)(iii)? Yes
Name of children's programming liaison Marty Schack
Address 5400 Fredericksburg Road
City San Antonio
State TX
Zip 78229
Telephone Number (210) 366-5000
Email Address mschack@kens5.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.

Other Matters (9)

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Other Matters (1 of 9) Response
Program Title DR. CHRIS PET VET(5.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 7-7:30a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
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. 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.
Other Matters (2 of 9) Response
Program Title THE HENRY FORD'S INNOVATION NATION(5.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 9-9:30a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
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. This series will be a weekly 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. Featuring the 'what if it never happened', 'the innovation by accident,' and a strong focus on 'junior geniuses' who are changing the face of technology, this TV series will appeal to young viewers and their families. 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.
Other Matters (3 of 9) Response
Program Title THE INSPECTORS(5.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 9:30-10a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
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. Litton's first scripted series depicting government intrigue and a teenage coming of age story from two unique perspectives - life as a United States Postal Inspector and life seen through the eyes of a young man living with paralysis who is determined to follow in his late father's footsteps and become a Postal Inspector. Each week will feature case stories from the U.S.P.I.S., as well as important social issues and valuable life lessons. 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.
Other Matters (4 of 9) Response
Program Title Food for Thought (aired on Secondary Program Stream)(.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday, 9a-10a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Hosted by Claire Thomas, Food for Thought with Claire Thomas, will approach food from a fresh and enlightening perspective. From exploring a wide variety of indigenous foods that are celebrated by cultures across the world to providing easy ways to grow healthy produce within one's own community, Claire will not only showcase her passion for food as a lifestyle but will fulfill her dream of sharing her enthusiasm and knowledge with young people.
Other Matters (5 of 9) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas(.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Monday - Saturday, 7a-730a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 79
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. This educational series takes viewers on a journey around the world to meet all kinds of animals, from the familiar to the not-so-familiar. "Animal Atlas" teaches viewers about the animal's lives, histories and adaptations that allow them to survive in their environment. Whether it's visiting monkeys or heading underwater for a look at mammals that live-in the ocean, "Animal Atlas" brings animals from around the globe into viewer's homes for an up-close look at how the animals live.
Other Matters (6 of 9) Response
Program Title GAME CHANGERS WITH KEVIN FRAZIER(5.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10:30-11a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
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. Celebrating athletes and fans who reach out in their communities to make life better for so many, GAME CHANGERS, hosted by Kevin Frazier, highlights professional athletes who use their public image to make positive changes in the lives of fans in need. Young reporters go out in the field to file their stories and bring back journalistic gold to the GAME CHANGERS studios to culminate in heartfelt reflection and insight from the host. Whether on or off the field, GAME CHANGERS takes an inspirational look at how sports positively impacts individuals and the communities they serve. 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.
Other Matters (7 of 9) Response
Program Title HIDDEN HEROES(5.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10-10:30a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
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. A heartwarming and humorous hidden camera, reality show shinning a bright light on everyday people who are willing to help a total stranger, despite considerable obstacles and differences.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.
Other Matters (8 of 9) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna's Into The Wild(5.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday/11am-11:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
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 series is based on Jack Hanna traveling the world with his friends and family, taking viewers to his favorite destinations and introducing them to new and amazing creatures each week. He informs viewers with insights into different cultures, world geography, natural history and spectacular animal behaviors and facts, while teaching children the importance of environmental stewardship.
Other Matters (9 of 9) Response
Program Title Wild About Animals(airing on Secondary Program Stream)(.3)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday, 10a-12p
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 52
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 magazine series hosted by the Emmy-award winning actress Mariette Hartley. Each episode will consist of four different stories designed to teach children about exotic and unique animals, as well as to educate them further about animals they see everyday.

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


10/05/2016

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