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Approved by OMB 3060-0837
September 2014
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(REFERENCE COPY - Not for submission) Children's Television Programming Report

FRN:
0016216103
File Number:
0000038026
Submit Date:
01/08/2018
Call Sign:
WREG-TV
Facility ID:
66174
City:
MEMPHIS
State:
TN
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
01/08/2018
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Fourth Quarter of 2017

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

WREG LICENSE, LLC.

Doing Business As: WREG LICENSE, LLC.

Scott Prentice

803 CHANNEL 3 DRIVE

MEMPHIS, TN 38103

United States

+1 (901) 543-2178

scott.prentice@wreg.com

Company

Contact Representatives (2)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Scott Prentice

Manager, Engineering

WREG LICENSE, LLC.

Scott Prentice

803 CHANNEL 3 DRIVE

MEMPHIS, TN 38103

United States

+1 (901) 543-2333

scott.prentice@wreg.com

Technical Representative

Jason Roberts

Senior Counsel

Tribune Media Company

Jason Roberts

435 North Michigan Avenue

Chicago, IL 60611

United States

+1 (312) 222-3894

jroberts@tribunemedia.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 Memphis
Web Home Page Address www.wreg.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: 7.0
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(14)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 14) Response
Program Title Dr. Chris Pet Vet (Channel 3.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 930-10am
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 (2 of 14) Response
Program Title The Wildlife Docs (Channel 3.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 9-930am & 930-10am
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. The half-hour weekly series, The Wildlife Docs, produced for ages 13-16 follows the surprising, exotic and challenging lives of a veterinary staff that cares for over 2000 animals. From nutrition to treatments, X-rays to surgery, preventative care to emergencies, this educational and informational program will allow viewers 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.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 14) Response
Program Title Channel 3 Knowledge Bowl (Channel 3.2)
Origination Local
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 9am-12pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 78
Total times aired 78
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 locally produced quiz show targets high school students that compete by correctly answering questions on science, history, literature, geography, math, current events, art, music and sports. 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 14) Response
Program Title Get Wild (Channel 3.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 8-830am
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. Get Wild is a weekly half-hour reality series featuring wild animals at the world famous San Diego Zoo. The series provides key information about each creature and teen viewers learn about their living habitats and unique behavior. For example, in one episode viewers learn how experts studying adult orangutans learn the ways they raise their young. Another episode highlights the Panda bear and explains the animal's living patterns. Get Wild is a series intended to educate and inform viewers all about life in the animal kingdom.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 14) Response
Program Title Expedition Wild (Channel 3.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 1030-11am
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. Expedition Wild is hosted by wildlife expert Casey Anderson and showcases his charismatic animal companions on an innovative and action packed odyssey through North America's wild places - revealing a rare glimpse into the beauty and complexity of the natural world. Viewers will follow Casey on a series of breathtaking wild adventures - he'll paddle the Grand Canyon, ski with Wolverines in British Columbia, observe Mountain Lions in Montana, stake out the scavengers of Yellowstone, investigate a raven's nest, observe Polar Bears on Alaska's northern slope, and climb to rugged extremes in pursuit of Northern Maine's Black Bears - bringing audiences a rare and personal experience with endangered species, some deadly, others dashing, in the stunning natural ecosystems that they call home.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 14) Response
Program Title Wild World (Channel 3.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 830-9am
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 World is a weekly half-hour reality series showcasing all types of wild animals at the world famous San Diego Zoo. The series focuses on the dedicated people who care for these unique critters. The program also informs teen viewers about the living environments and key facts about each wild animal. Episodes also include stories on zoo enrichment programs that help animals initiate natural behavior. Whether it be following the life cycles of rhinoceros or understanding the eating habits of grizzly bears, Wild World is a series intended to educate and inform viewers all about life in the animal kingdom.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 14) Response
Program Title Culture Click (Channel 3.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 1130a-12pm
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. Culture Click is a weekly half hour series that explores the genesis of and reasons behind cultural events that permeate our everyday lives. Developed and produced for viewers aged 13-16, host Nzinga Blake opens each episode from her virtual reality set with a list of what's trending on search engines that week. These topics will serve as a jumping-off point for a deep dive into the culture viewers 13-16 will embrace. Each week Nzinga will analyze and answer the questions that shape our society - using the power and speed of the internet and user-generated questions and content. Experts in pop culture will join her to add insight and historical perspective. And most importantly, viewers will come away with a week's worth of "aha" moments to share with their friends and family. Six degrees of separation takes on a whole new meaning, and there's no limit to what viewers will learn when they experience Culture Click.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 14) Response
Program Title Food for Thought with Claire Thomas (Channel 3.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11-1130am
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. Young, enthusiastic and passionate about food, Claire Thomas is the 22 year old host who opens viewers' eyes to how everyday life can inspire culinary creations in Food for Thought. Each weekly half hour, produced for ages 13-16, informs and educates teens about the power of food as a tool for exploring new places, meeting new people and learning about different cultures. Claire serves as a role model for 13-16 year old viewers by showing her passion for her family, life, and healthy living by sharing stories in the kitchen. Creative inspiration can come from any place at any time - sometimes from family, sometimes from friends, or even from bloggers needing your help. No matter how exotic or local the location, she's always in search of new tastes and places to explore. Based on her unique perspective gathered throughout each episode, Claire will teach the audience how to prepare the inspired dish while promoting a healthy attitude towards food and life.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 14) Response
Program Title Open Road with Dr. Chris (Channel 3.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 1130am-12pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 6
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 7
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 7
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 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, travel and animal expert, Dr. Chris serves as a personal guide to and interpreter of each destination's unique lifestyles, history and traditions. In addition, as an expert in the field of veterinary sciences, Dr. Chris offers 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. On Saturday, 8/12 due to a technical discrepancy the episode of Open Road with Dr. Chris was the same for two consecutive weeks.
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 Open Road with Dr Chris (Channel 3.1)
List date and time rescheduled 12/30/2017 08:30 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 2017-12-30
Episode # 6732
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Open Road with Dr Chris (Channel 3.1)
List date and time rescheduled 12/09/2017 08:30 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 2017-12-09
Episode # 6729
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #3

Questions Response
Title of Program Open Road with Dr Chris (Channel 3.1)
List date and time rescheduled 11/18/2017 08:30 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 2017-11-18
Episode # 6734
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #4

Questions Response
Title of Program Open Road with Dr Chris (Channel 3.1)
List date and time rescheduled 12/23/2017 08:30 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 2017-12-23
Episode # 6731
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #5

Questions Response
Title of Program Open Road with Dr Chris (Channel 3.1)
List date and time rescheduled 12/02/2017 08:30 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 2017-12-02
Episode # 6728
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #6

Questions Response
Title of Program Open Road with Dr Chris (Channel 3.1)
List date and time rescheduled 11/11/2017 08:30 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 2017-11-11
Episode # 6733
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #7

Questions Response
Title of Program Open Road with Dr Chris (Channel 3.1)
List date and time rescheduled 12/16/2017 08:30 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 2017-12-16
Episode # 6730
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (10 of 14) Response
Program Title The Brady Barr Experience (Channel 3.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10-1030am
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 Brady Barr Experience is a weekly half hour series that is designed to inform and educate viewers 13-16 years of age. In this action packed series viewers will go behind the scenes with Dr. Brady Barr for a captivating ride through the world of wildlife and animal conservation. As a seasoned Herpetologist, Dr. Brady Barr has traveled to five continents, worked with hundreds of scientists and has gotten up close and personal with some of the most misunderstood animals on the planet. Brady Barr has made it his life's work to study and protect some of the world's most dangerous and endangered land animals and in this series, he will share his knowledge and passion for the earth's wildlife with the audience.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (11 of 14) Response
Program Title Lucky Dog 2 (Channel 3.1)
Origination Local
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 11-1130am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 8
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 5
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 5
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 opf 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 Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program Lucky Dog 2 (Channel 3.1)
List date and time rescheduled 12/23/2017 08:00 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 2017-12-23
Episode # 3162B
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Lucky Dog 2 (Channel 3.1)
List date and time rescheduled 12/09/2017 08:00 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 2017-12-09
Episode # 3121B
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #3

Questions Response
Title of Program Lucky Dog 2 (Channel 3.1)
List date and time rescheduled 11/18/2017 08:00 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 2017-11-18
Episode # 3117B
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #4

Questions Response
Title of Program Lucky Dog 2 (Channel 3.1)
List date and time rescheduled 11/11/2017 08:00 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 2017-11-11
Episode # 3113B
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #5

Questions Response
Title of Program Lucky Dog 2 (Channel 3.1)
List date and time rescheduled 12/30/2017 08:00 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 2017-12-30
Episode # 3125B
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (12 of 14) Response
Program Title Henry Ford's Innovation Nation (Channel 3.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 10-1030am
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. 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 need 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 (13 of 14) Response
Program Title The Inspectors (Channel 3.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 1030-11am
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 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 US Postal Inspector's lab assisting his US 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 (14 of 14) Response
Program Title Channel 3 Knowledge Bowl (Channel 3.1)
Origination Local
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 9-930am
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 locally produced quiz show targets high school students that compete by correctly answering questions on science, history, literature, geography, math, current events, art, music and sports. 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. On Saturday, December 16th WREG aired local breaking news from 906-925am. Station will re-air this show on Wednesday, December 20 @ 1237am for students.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (7)

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Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (1 of 7) Response
Program Title Lucky Dog (Channel 3.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: Saturday 530-6am
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
Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (2 of 7) Response
Program Title The Story of Santa Claus (Channel 3.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: Saturday 11/25 @ 8pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 1
Number of Preemptions 0
Length of Program 60 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 6 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. An animated musical holiday special featuring the voices of Edward Asner, Betty White and Tim Curry, the story resolves around a gentle toymaker whose only wish is to deliver a toy to every child on Christmas.
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? No
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?

Date and Time Aired:

Questions Response
Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (3 of 7) Response
Program Title Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Channel 3.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: Tuesday 11/28 @ 7pm & Saturday 12/9 @ 7pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 2
Number of Preemptions 0
Length of Program 60 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 6 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Narrated by Burl Ives, who is also heard as the voice of Sam the Snowman, this favorite is a music story based on the popular song of the same name by Johnny Marks. It recounts the tale of a shy reindeer whose Christmas spirit is dampened because his shiny nose has made him the laughing stock of all of Christmasville.
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? No
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?

Date and Time Aired:

Questions Response
Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (4 of 7) Response
Program Title Frosty Returns (Channel 3.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: Friday 11/24 @ 730pm & Saturday 12/9 @ 830pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 2
Number of Preemptions 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 6 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The magic still in his old silk hat, the holiday season's perennially popular dancing snowman continues his adventure and skates on the edge of danger. Jonathan Winters is the narrator with John Goodman as the voice of Frosty.
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? No
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?

Date and Time Aired:

Questions Response
Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (5 of 7) Response
Program Title Frosty the Snowman (Channel 3.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: Friday 11/24 @ 7pm & Saturday 12/9 @ 8pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 2
Number of Preemptions 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 6 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Frosty, that jolly, happy soul whose old silk hat full of magic has turned him into a musical Christmas legend, once again demonstrates his unique showmanship. Narrated by Jimmy Durante, the special also includes the voices of Jackie Vernon (as Frosty) and Billy De Wolfe (as Professor Hinkle).
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? No
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?

Date and Time Aired:

Questions Response
Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (6 of 7) Response
Program Title Robbie the Reindeer: Hooves of Fire (Channel 3.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: Saturday 11/25 @ 7pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 1
Number of Preemptions 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 6 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Robbie the Reindeer: Hooves of Fire, featuring the voices of Ben Stiller, Hugh Grant, Britney Spears, James Belushi, Brad Garrett, Leah Remini, Jerry Stiller and James Woods and CBS Sports' Dan Dierdorf and Dick Enberg, is a heart-warming and hilarious tale about Robbie's quest to become a reindeer on Santa's sleigh team.
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? No
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?

Date and Time Aired:

Questions Response
Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (7 of 7) Response
Program Title Robbie the Reindeer: Legend of Lost Tribe (Channel 3.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: Saturday 11/25 @ 730pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 1
Number of Preemptions 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 6 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Robbie the Reindeer: Legend of the Lost Tribe, also features the voices of Ben Stiller, Hugh Grant, Britney Spears, James Belushi, Brad Garrett , Jerry Stiller and James Woods and CBS Sports' Dan Dierdorf and Dick Enberg in a story in which Robbie battles his nemesis, Blitzen - with the help of an elusive tribe of Vikings - in an effort to stop Blitzen's launch of a reindeer theme park.
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? No
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?

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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 Debbie Bringle
Address 803 Channel 3 Drive
City Memphis
State TN
Zip 38103
Telephone Number (901) 543-2136
Email Address debbie.bringle@wreg.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.

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Other Matters (1 of 14) Response
Program Title The Inspectors (Channel 3.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 1030-11am
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. 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 US Postal Inspector's lab assisting his US Postal Inspector mom, Amanda, in solving crimes that deal with everything from internet scams, identify 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 (2 of 14) Response
Program Title Henry Ford's Innovation Nation (Channel 3.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 10-1030am
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. Henry Ford's Innovation Nation, hosted by Mo Rocca, features the celebration of the inventor 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 (3 of 14) Response
Program Title Channel 3 Knowledge Bowl (Channel 3.2)
Origination Local
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 9am-12pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 78
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 locally produced quiz show targets high school students that compete by correctly answering questions on science, history, literature, geography, math, current events, art, music and sports. 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 14) Response
Program Title Lucky Dog 2 (Channel 3.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 11-1130am
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 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.
Other Matters (5 of 14) Response
Program Title Food for Thought with Claire Thomas (Channel 3.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11-1130am
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. Young, enthusiastic and passionate about food, Claire Thomas is the 22 year old host who opens viewers' eyes to how everyday life can inspire culinary creations in Food for Thought. Each weekly half hour, produced for ages 13-16, informs and educates teens about the power of food as a tool for exploring new places, meeting new people and learning about different cultures. Claire serves as a role model for 13-16 year old viewers by showing her passion for her family, life, and healthy living by sharing stories in the kitchen. Creative inspiration can come from any place at any time - sometimes from family, sometimes from friends, or even from bloggers needing her help. No matter how exotic or local the location, she's always in search of new tastes and places to explore. Based on her unique perspective gathered throughout each episode, Claire will teach the audience how to prepare the inspired dish while promoting a healthy attitude towards food and life.
Other Matters (6 of 14) Response
Program Title The Wildlife Docs (Channel 3.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 9-930am & 930-10am
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. The half-hour weekly series, The Wildlife Docs, produced for ages 13-16 follows the surprising, exotic, and challenging lives of a veterinary staff that cares for over 2000 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.
Other Matters (7 of 14) Response
Program Title Channel 3 Knowledge Bowl (Channel 3.1)
Origination Local
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 9-930am
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. This locally produced quiz show targets high school students that compete by correctly answering questions on science, history, literature, geography, math, current events, art, music and sports. 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 14) Response
Program Title Dr. Chris Pet Vet (Channel 3.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 930-10am
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 investigate 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 (9 of 14) Response
Program Title Culture Click (Channel 3.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 1130am-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. Culture Click is a weekly half-hour series that explores the genesis of and reasons behind cultural events that permeate our everyday lives. Developed and produced for viewers aged 13-16, host Nzinga Blake opens each episode from her virtual reality set with a list of what's trending on search engines that week. These topics will serve as a jumping-off point for a deep dive into the culture viewers 13-16 will embrace. Each week Nzinga will analyze and answer the questions that shape our society - using the power and speed of the internet and user-generated questions and content. Experts in pop culture will join her to add insight and historical perspective. And most importantly, viewers will come away with a week's worth of "aha" moments to share with their friends and family. Six degrees of separation takes on a whole new meaning, and there's no limit to what viewers will learn when they experience Culture Click.
Other Matters (10 of 14) Response
Program Title Expedition Wild (Channel 3.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 1030-11am
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. Expedition Wild is hosted by wildlife expert Casey Anderson and showcases his charismatic animal companions on an innovative and action-packed odyssey through North America's wild places - revealing a rare glimpse into the beauty and complexity of the natural world. Viewers will follow Casey on a series of breathtaking wild adventures: he'll paddle the Grand Canyon, ski with Wolverines in British Columbia, observe Mountain Lions in Montana, stake out the scavengers of Yellowstone, investigate a raven's nest, observe Polar Bears on Alaska's northern slope, and climb to rugged extremes in pursuit of Northern Maine's Black Bears - bringing audiences a rare and personal experience with endangered species, some deadly, others dashing, in the stunning natural ecosystems that they call home.
Other Matters (11 of 14) Response
Program Title The Open Road with Dr. Chris (Channel 3.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 1130am-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. This program 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, travel and animal expert, Dr. Chris serves as a personal guide to and interpreter of each destination's unique lifestyles, history and traditions. In addition, as an expert in the field of veterinary sciences, Dr. Chris offers 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 (12 of 14) Response
Program Title Wild World (Channel 3.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 830-9am
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. Wild World is a weekly half-hour reality series showcasing all types of wild animals at the world famous San Diego Zoo. The series focuses on the dedicated people who care for these unique critters. The program also informs teen viewers about the living environments and key facts about each wild animal. Episodes also include stories on zoo enrichment programs that help animals initiate natural behavior. Whether it be following the life cycles of rhinoceros or understanding the eating habits of grizzly bears, Wild World is a series intended to educate and inform viewers all about life in the animal kingdom.
Other Matters (13 of 14) Response
Program Title The Brady Barr Experience (Channel 3.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 10-1030am
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 Brady Barr Experience is a weekly half-hour series that is designed to inform and educate viewers 13-16 years of age. In this action-packed series viewers will go behind the scenes with Dr. Brady Barr for a captivating ride through the world of wildlife and animal conservation. As a seasoned herpetologist, Dr. Brady Barr has traveled to five continents, worked with hundreds of scientists and has gotten up close and personal with some of the most misunderstood animals on the planet. Brady Barr has made it his life's work to study and protect some of the world's most dangerous and endangered land animals and in this series, he will share his knowledge and passion for the earth's wildlife with the audience.
Other Matters (14 of 14) Response
Program Title Get Wild (Channel 3.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 8-830am
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. Get Wild is a weekly half-hour reality series featuring wild animals at the world famous San Diego Zoo. The series provides key information about each creature and teen viewers learn about their living habitats and unique behaviors. For example, in one episode viewers learn how experts studying adult orangutans learn the ways they raise their young. Another episode highlights the Panda bear and explains the animal's living patterns. Get Wild is a series intended to educate and inform viewers all about life in the animal kingdom.

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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.

Ronald A Walter

General Manager


01/08/2018

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