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

FRN:
0015347529
File Number:
0000031285
Submit Date:
10/05/2017
Call Sign:
WDEF-TV
Facility ID:
54385
City:
CHATTANOOGA
State:
TN
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
10/05/2017
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Third Quarter of 2017

General Information

Section Question Response
Attachments Are attachments (other than associated schedules) being filed with this application? Yes

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

WDEF-TV, INC.

Doing Business As: WDEF-TV, INC.

Bobby Berry

301 Poplar Street

Macon, GA 31201

United States

+1 (478) 745-4141

bberry@morrisnetwork.com

Company

Contact Representatives (2)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Anne Goodwin Crump

FLETCHER, HEALD & HILDRETH, P.L.C.

1300 NORTH 17TH STREET

Eleventh Floor

ARLINGTON, VA 22209

United States

+1 (703) 812-0426

CRUMP@FHHLAW.COM

Legal Representative

Ray Luke

TECHNICAL CONSULTANT

Custom Specialty Services, LLC

Ray Luke

17363 Carlton Cuebas Rd

Gulfport, MS 39503

United States

+1 (228) 297-2500

ray.css@att.net

Technical Representative

Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Network Affiliation
Affiliated network CBS
Nielsen DMA Chattanooga
Web Home Page Address www.wdef.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 168.0
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: 3.0
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(19)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 19) Response
Program Title THE OPEN ROAD WITH DR. CHRIS, AIRED ONLY ON MAIN PROGRAM CHANNEL ON 12.1
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11:30am-12pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Total times aired 14
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 OPEN ROAD WITH DR CHRIS follows renowned veterinarian Dr/ Chris Brown as he embarks on an extraordinary journey introducing young people to countries, cultures, flora and fauna around the globe. Acting as part observer , traveler and animal expert, Dr. Chris serves as a personal guide to and interpreter of each destinations unique lifestyles, history and traditions. In addition, as an expert in the field of veterinary sciences, Dr. Chris offer unusual insights into animal behavior as well as the preservation of endangered species. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 19) Response
Program Title ALL IN WITH LAILA ALI, AIRED ONLY ON OUR SECOND DIGITAL PROGRAM CHANNEL 12.2
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10-10:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Total times aired 14
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. ALL IN WITH LAILA ALI is a weekly half hour series the delves into the world of sports, culture, travel and adventure. Laila Ali profiles inspirational people and showcases their extraordinary achievements. The program serves a significant purpose of informing and educating children and 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 19) Response
Program Title MISSING AIRED ONLY ON THIRD DIGITAL PROGRAM CHANNEL 12.3 ON AIR EFFECTIVE 03/05/16
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 12:30p - 1:00p
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Total times aired 14
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. MISSING profiles the cases of missing children and adults and offers internet safety tips and an instructional message from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The program serves a significant purpose of informing and educating children and 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 19) Response
Program Title EVERYDAY HEALTH - AIRED ONLY ON SECOND DIGITAL CHANNEL 12.2
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 12:30-1:00 pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Total times aired 14
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. EVERYDAY HEALTH is a series that uniquely raises awareness to help fight obesity, raise self esteem, establish physical fitness habits and prevent negative choices. 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 19) Response
Program Title Lucky Dog, aired only on Main Program Channel 12.1
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11:00-11:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 1
Total times aired 1
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Animal trainer Brandon McMillan operates a training facility known as the Lucky Dog Ranch, where his mission is to rescue hard-to-love and untrained dogs and find them homes. The show focuses on exercising responsibility and on developing a sense of appreciation for life and animals. Life lessons are an integral part of the overarching theme of rescuing these animals from death and providing a second chance for life. Following McMillan's investigations into how to retrain these animals to make them welcome members in the homes of families is both educational and inspirational - encouraging this demographic to become sensitive to our own and others' behavior and teaching how we as individuals can make a difference. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 19) Response
Program Title BETTER PLANET AIRED ONLY ON THIRD DIGITAL PROGRAM CHANNEL 12.3 ON AIR EFFECTIVE 03/05/16
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10:30a - 11:00a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Total times aired 14
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. BETTER PLANET is a weekly half hour series featuring teens learning about ways to help the environment. The program serves a significant purpose of informing and educating children and 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 19) Response
Program Title HENRY FORDS INNOVATION NATION - AIRED ONLY ON DIGITAL CHANNEL 12.1
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 8:00-8:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Total times aired 14
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 Henry Ford's INNOVATION NATION, hosted by Mo Rocca, features the celebration of the inventor's spirit - from historic scientific pioneers throughout past centuries to the forward-looking visionaries of today. Each episode tells the dramatic stories behind the world's greatest inventions, and the perseverance, passion and price required to bring them to life. The program includes segments focusing on 'what if it never happened' and 'the innovation by accident,' and has a strong focus on 'junior geniuses' who are changing the face of technology. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 19) Response
Program Title EVERYDAY HEALTH - AIRED ONLY ON SECOND DIGITAL STATION 12.2
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 12:00-12:30pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Total times aired 14
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. EVERYDAY HEALTH is a series that uniquely raises awareness to help fight obesity, raise self esteem, establish physical fitness habits and prevent negative choices. 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 (9 of 19) Response
Program Title CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL-HIDDEN HEROES, AIRED ONLY ON MAIN PROGRAM CHANNEL ON 12.1
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11-11:30am
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 program offers teens an opportunity to view everyday people - regardless of age, sex, occupation or education - stepping forward and acting in a socially responsible and moral fashion when faced with crises and moral dilemmas. In a candid camera-type format, individuals are placed in situations that cause them to demonstrate acts of kindness and generosity, stand up for diversity, shield others from bullies, and embrace friendships. In addition, the program includes segments that focus on overcoming ones fears, as well as rewarding individuals for their unselfish kindness and community service. The program seeks to encourage young viewers to increase their sensitivity and awareness, in order to refine their own moral compass. 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 19) Response
Program Title LUCKY DOG, AIRED ONLY ON MAIN PROGRAM CHANNEL ON 12.1
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 7-7:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Total times aired 14
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 trainer Brandon McMillan operates a training facility known as the Lucky Dog Ranch, where his mission is to rescue hard-to-love and untrained dogs and find them homes. The show focuses on exercising responsibility and on developing a sense of appreciation for life and animals. Life lessons are an integral part of the overarching theme of rescuing these animals from death and providing a second chance for life. Following McMillan's investigations into how to retrain these animals to make them welcome members in the homes of families is both educational and inspirational - encouraging this demographic to become sensitive to our own and others' behavior and teaching how we as individuals can make a difference. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (11 of 19) Response
Program Title BETTER PLANET AIRED ONLY ON THIRD DIGITAL PROGRAM CHANNEL 12.3 ON AIR EFFECTIVE 03/05/16
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11:00a - 11:30a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Total times aired 14
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. BETTER PLANET is a weekly half hour series featuring teens learning about ways to help the environment. The program serves a significant purpose of informing and educating children and 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 (12 of 19) Response
Program Title JEWELS OF THE NATURAL WORLD, AIRED ONLY ON OUR SECOND DIGITAL PROGRAM CHANNEL 12.2
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11:00am-11:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Total times aired 14
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. JEWELS OF THE NATURAL WORLD is an incredible celebration of nature. This breathtaking series will give viewers a passport to discover some of the most fascinating animals on our planet. The program serves a significant purpose of informing and educating children and 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 (13 of 19) Response
Program Title WALKING WILD NEWSAIRED ONLY ON THIRD DIGITAL PROGRAM CHANNEL 12.3 ON AIR EFFECTIVE 03/05/16
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11:30a - 12:00a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Total times aired 14
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. WALKING WILD at the San Diego Zoo is a weekly half hour series that explores all types of wild animals and their habitats.. The program serves a significant purpose of informing and educating children and 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 (14 of 19) Response
Program Title THE INSPECTORS - AIRED ONLY ON DIGITAL CHANNEL 12.1
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 8:30-9:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Total times aired 14
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 INSPECTORS is a scripted dramatic series inspired by compelling real-life cases handled by the United States Postal Inspection Service. In the series, Preston Wainwright, a determined teenage boy who is thriving after being paralyzed in a car accident, works as an intern at the U.S. Postal Inspector's lab assisting his U.S. Postal Inspector mom, Amanda, in solving crimes that deal with everything from internet scams, identity and mail theft, to consumer fraud. The program strives to educate young people about making the right choices in their daily lives, encourages open communication between teens and parents and includes positive messaging regarding living with disabilities, overcoming challenges, beating the odds and the power of perseverance. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (15 of 19) Response
Program Title DR. CHRIS PET VET, AIRED ONLY ON MAIN PROGRAM CHANNEL ON 12.1
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 7:30-8am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Total times aired 14
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. 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 (16 of 19) Response
Program Title ALL IN WITH LAILA ALI, AIRED ONLY ON OUR SECOND DIGITAL PROGRAM CHANNEL 12.2
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10:30-11:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Total times aired 14
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. ALL IN WITH LAILA ALI is a weekly half hour series the delves into the world of sports, culture, travel and adventure. Laila Ali profiles inspirational people and showcases their extraordinary achievements. The program serves a significant purpose of informing and educating children and 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 (17 of 19) Response
Program Title WILD WONDERS AIRED ONLY ON THIRD DIGITAL PROGRAM CHANNEL 12.3 ON AIR EFFECTIVE 03/05/16
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 12:00p - 12:30p
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Total times aired 14
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. WILD WONDERS is a weekly half hour reality series allowing teen viewers to become familiar with various wild animals at the world famous San Diego Zoo. The series focuses on various critters and examines their differences and also provides important information about each animals living habits and includes interviews with people who care for them. The program serves a significant purpose of informing and educating children and meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commissions rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (18 of 19) Response
Program Title ANIMAL TAILS - AIRED ONLY ON SECOND DIGITAL CHANNEL 12.2
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 11:30-12:00pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Total times aired 14
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. ANIMAL TAILS highlights various features of the animal kingdom, from household pets to exotic wildlife. 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 (19 of 19) Response
Program Title MISSING AIRED ONLY ON THIRD DIGITAL PROGRAM CHANNEL 12.3 ON AIR EFFECTIVE 03/05/16
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10:00a - 10:30a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Total times aired 14
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. MISSING profiles the cases of missing children and adults and offers internet safety tips and an instructional message from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The program serves a significant purpose of informing and educating children and 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

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 Lisa Murphy
Address %WDEF, 3300 Broad Street
City Chattanooga
State TN
Zip 37408
Telephone Number (423) 785-1200
Email Address lmurphy@wdef.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. WDEF aired PSAs which were of benefit to the youth and adults alike during the 3rd quarter of 2017. A listing of the PSAs which aired on 12.1 during this quarter can be found in our public file.PSA campaigns including partnering with the a Local County Fair to offer a family friendly night out for kids. WDEF continued to shine a light on education with Local(Governor's Books from Birth Foundation) and National(Entertainment Industry Foundation/XQ Education initiative) campaigns for special projects and programming. News 12 Now meteorologists restarted the Weather in the Classroom program, for the 17/18 school year, where they visit local schools to talk weather and safety with area students.

Other Matters (18)

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Other Matters (1 of 18) Response
Program Title THE OPEN ROAD WITH DR, CHRIS, WILL AIR ONLY ON MAIN DIGITAL PROGRAM CHANNEL ON 12.1
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11:30am-12pm
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 OPEN ROAD WITH DR CHRIS follows renowned veterinarian Dr/ Chris Brown as he embarks on an extraordinary journey introducing young people to countries, cultures, flora and fauna around the globe. Acting as part observer , traveler and animal expert, Dr. Chris serves as a personal guide to and interpreter of each destinations unique lifestyles, history and traditions. In addition, as an expert in the field of veterinary sciences, Dr. Chris offer unusual insights into animal behavior as well as the preservation of endangered species. 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 18) Response
Program Title BETTER PLANET WILL AIR ONLY ON THIRD DIGITAL CHANNEL 12.3
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11:00a - 11:30 a
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. BETTER PLANET is a weekly half hour series featuring teens learning about ways to help the environment. The program serves a significant purpose of informing and educating children and meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (3 of 18) Response
Program Title ALL IN WITH ALI - WILL AIR ONLY SECOND DIGITAL CHANNEL 12.2
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10:30-11am
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. All In with Ali is a weekly half hour series that delves into the world of sports, culture, travel and adventure. Developed and produced for viewers aged 13-16, each week host Liali Ali profiles inspirational people and showcases their extraordinary achievements. The program serves a significant purpose of informing and educating children and meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (4 of 18) Response
Program Title BETTER PLANET WILL AIR ONLY ON THIRD DIGITAL CHANNEL 12.3
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10:30a - 11:00a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. BETTER PLANET is a weekly half hour series featuring teens learning about ways to help the environment. The program serves a significant purpose of informing and educating children and meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (5 of 18) Response
Program Title EVERYDAY HEALTH, WILL AIR ONLY ON SECOND DIGITAL PROGRAM CHANNEL 12.2
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday, 10:30-11:00am
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. Everyday Health is a series that uniquely raises awareness to help fight obesity, raise self esteem, establish physical fitness habits and prevent negative choices. This program meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (6 of 18) Response
Program Title WALKING WILD WILL AIR ONLY ON THIRD DIGITAL CHANNEL 12.3
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11:30a - 12:00p
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. WALKING WILD at the San Diego Zoo is a weekly half hour series that explores all types of wild animals and their habitats.. The program serves a significant purpose of informing and educating children and meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (7 of 18) Response
Program Title MISSING WILL AIR ONLY ON THIRD DIGITAL CHANNEL 12.3
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10:00a - 10:30a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. MISSING profiles the cases of missing children and adults and offers internet safety tips and an instructional message from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The program serves a significant purpose of informing and educating children and meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (8 of 18) Response
Program Title JEWELS OF THE NATURAL WORLD, WILL AIR ONLY ON SECOND DIGITAL PROGRAM CHANNEL 12.2
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11-11:30am
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. Jewels of the Natural World is an incredible celebration of nature. This breathtaking series will give viewers a passport to discover some of the most fascinating animals on our planet.The series is designed to educate and inform children 13-16 years of age. This program meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (9 of 18) Response
Program Title WILD WONDERS WILL AIR ONLY ON THIRD DIGITAL CHANNEL 12.3
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 12:00p - 12:30p
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. WILD WONDERS is a weekly half hour reality series allowing teen viewers to become familiar with various wild animals at the world famous San Diego Zoo. The series focuses on various critters and examines their differences and also provides important information about each animals living habits and includes interviews with people who care for them. The program serves a significant purpose of informing and educating children and meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commissions rules.
Other Matters (10 of 18) Response
Program Title MISSING WILL AIR ONLY ON THIRD DIGITAL CHANNEL 12.3
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 12:30p - 1:00p
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. MISSING profiles the cases of missing children and adults and offers internet safety tips and an instructional message from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The program serves a significant purpose of informing and educating children and meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (11 of 18) Response
Program Title HENRY FORD INNOVATION NATION, WILL AIR ONLY ON MAIN DIGITAL PRGRAM CHANNEL ON 12.1
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 8-8:30am
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 Henry Ford's INNOVATION NATION, hosted by Mo Rocca, features the celebration of the inventor's spirit - from historic scientific pioneers throughout past centuries to the forward-looking visionaries of today. Each episode tells the dramatic stories behind the world's greatest inventions, and the perseverance, passion and price required to bring them to life. The program includes segments focusing on 'what if it never happened' and 'the innovation by accident,' and has a strong focus on 'junior geniuses' who are changing the face of technology. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (12 of 18) Response
Program Title THE INSPECTORS, WILL AIR ONLY ON MAIN DIGITAL PRGRAM CHANNEL ON 12.1
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 8:30-9am
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 INSPECTORS is a scripted dramatic series inspired by compelling real-life cases handled by the United States Postal Inspection Service. In the series, Preston Wainwright, a determined teenage boy who is thriving after being paralyzed in a car accident, works as an intern at the U.S. Postal Inspector's lab assisting his U.S. Postal Inspector mom, Amanda, in solving crimes that deal with everything from internet scams, identity and mail theft, to consumer fraud. The program strives to educate young people about making the right choices in their daily lives, encourages open communication between teens and parents and includes positive messaging regarding living with disabilities, overcoming challenges, beating the odds and the power of perseverance. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (13 of 18) Response
Program Title DR. CHRIS PET VET, WILL AIR ONLY ON MAIN DIGITAL PROGRAM CHANNEL 12.1
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 7:30-8am
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. 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 (14 of 18) Response
Program Title LUCKY DOG, WILL AIR ONLY ON MAIN DIGITAL PROGRAM CHANNEL 12.1
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 7-7:30am
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 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 becomesensitive 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.
Other Matters (15 of 18) Response
Program Title ANIMAL TAILS, WILL AIR ONLY ON SECOND DIGITAL PROGRAM CHANNEL 12.2
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11:30am-12pm
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 Tails is an American television variety show for teenage animal lovers. Hosted by comedian Mark Curry, the series highlights different features of the animal kingdom, from pets to more exotic animals. This program meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (16 of 18) Response
Program Title LUCKY DOG, WILL AIR ONLY ON MAIN DIGITAL PROGRAM CHANNEL ON 12.1
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11-11:30am
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 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 becomesensitive 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.
Other Matters (17 of 18) Response
Program Title ALL IN WITH ALI, WILL AIR ONLY ON SECOND DIGITAL CHANNEL 12.2
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 10:00-10:30am
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. All In with Ali is a weekly half hour series that delves into the world of sports, culture, travel and adventure. Developed and produced for viewers aged 13-16, each week host Liali Ali profiles inspirational people and showcases their extraordinary achievements. The program serves a significant purpose of informing and educating children and meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (18 of 18) Response
Program Title VACATION CREATION- WILL AIR ONLY ON SECOND DIGITAL CHANNEL 12.2
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday, 10-10:30am
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. Vacation Creation's Comic Tommy Davidson and Youtube personality Andrea Feczko present deserving individuals, couples and families with exotic vacations in this benevolent travel series. This program meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.

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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.

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.

Lisa D Murphy

Assistant Business Manager


10/05/2017

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