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

FRN:
0002538445
File Number:
0000051897
Submit Date:
04/10/2018
Call Sign:
KCCI
Facility ID:
33710
City:
DES MOINES
State:
IA
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
04/10/2018
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : First Quarter of 2018

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

HEARST PROPERTIES INC.

C/O BROOKS, PIERCE, ET AL.

P.O. BOX 1800

RALEIGH, NC 27602

United States

+1 (919) 839-0300

mprak@brookspierce.com

Company

Contact Representatives (1)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

MARK J. PRAK

BROOKS, PIERCE, ET AL.

150 Fayetteville Street

Suite 1700

RALEIGH, NC 27601

United States

+1 (919) 839-0108

MPRAK@BROOKSPIERCE.COM

Legal Representative

Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Network Affiliation
Affiliated network CBS / MeTV / Heroes & Icons
Nielsen DMA Des Moines-Ames
Web Home Page Address www.kcci.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 3.42
State the average number of hours per week of free over-the-air digital video programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream 336.0
State the average number of hours per week of Core Programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream. See 47 C.F.R. Section 73.671: 6.46
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(15)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 15) Response
Program Title THE INSPECTORS
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 9:30-10am
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. This program aired on KCCI's main digital channel (8-1): 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 (2 of 15) Response
Program Title WALKING WILD
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays, 8:30- 9am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 12
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 aired on KCCI's digital multicast channel 8-3 (Heroes and Icons Network). Walking Wild is a weekly, half-hour reality series showcasing various wild animals at the world famous San Diego Zoo. The series focuses on the dedicated people who look after these spectacular critters. The program also gives teen viewers a unique, up-close examination of each wild animal. In one episode, viewers explore the life patterns of elephants and the key to their longevity. Another episode focuses on Galapagos turtles and how they manage to survive. Walking 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 (3 of 15) Response
Program Title JACK HANNA'S INTO THE WILD: SPECIAL EDITION
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays: 2:30-5:30pm (6 episodes) on 1/6 and 2:30-5pm (5 episodes) on 1/13/18.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
Total times aired 11
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program aired on KCCI's main digital channel (8-1). The series is based on Jack Hanna traveling the world with his friends and family, taking viewers to his favorite destinations and introducing them to new and amazing creatures each week. Throughout Jack's travels, he informs viewers with insights into different cultures, world geography, natural history, and spectacular animal behaviors and facts, while teaching children the importance of environmental stewardship. The episodic content will certainly further the educational and informational needs of children aged 13 to 16.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 15) Response
Program Title TEEN KIDS NEWS
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 12-12:30pm through 1/13. Effective 1/21, Sundays, 11-11:30am.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 6
Total times aired 8
Number of Preemptions 6
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 6
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 2
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program aired on KCCI's main digital channel (8-1): The mission of Teen Kids News is to produce a weekly news program that provides information and news to kids in a manner that is educational and compelling as well as highly entertaining. It is designed to meet the needs of children and young adolescents with a unique curiosity about their world. The program stimulates the 13-16 year olds' curiosity, develops their learning, cognitive, listening and thinking skills, and serves as an enhancement of their academic and educational experience. The large, diverse news anchor team is unique in television and has great appeal to kids who identify with and emulate them. This program is specifically designed as FCC qualified (E-I) Educational, Informational children's programming aimed at children aged 13-16.
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 TEEN KIDS NEWS
List date and time rescheduled 03/24/2018 12:00 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2018-03-18
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program TEEN KIDS NEWS
List date and time rescheduled 03/31/2018 12:00 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2018-03-25
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (5 of 15) Response
Program Title BEAKMAN'S WORLD
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays (2 episodes), 7-8am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 24
Total times aired 24
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 aired on KCCI's digital multi-cast channel 8-2 (Me-TV Network): This live-action series based on the comic strip by Jok Church stars performance artist Paul Zaloom as the slightly nutty but never boring scientist who leads a journey of discovery while performing experiments that demonstrate how the world works. Topics are addressed with cutting-edge humor and state-of-the-art visuals that make learning fun. Joining Beakman in his quest are Josie (Alanna Ubach), his bright young apprentice, and an oversize, sarcastic rat named Lester (Mark Ritts). Beakman's World meets FCC standards for Educational/Informational programming for ages 13-16.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 15) Response
Program Title ZOO CLUES
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays, 9-9:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 12
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 is scheduled to air on KCCI's digital multicast channel 8-3 (Heroes and Icons Network). Zoo Clues is an educational and informative half-hour, E/I program that takes viewers on a fast-paced and entertaining tour of the entire animal kingdom. Each episode delivers endless amounts of meaningful information as the show tackles some of the animal kingdom's most mind-blowing questions: Can birds fly backwards? Are whales fish? Do dogs sweat? Why do zebras have stripes and leopards spots? Questions and clues are presented, giving viewers a chance to guess the right answers. The goal of the series is to provide young viewers with a meaningful perspective of the creatures around them and valuable comparisons to their own human characteristics.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 15) Response
Program Title DR. CHRIS PET VET
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 11:30a-12pm through 1/13/18. Sundays, 11:30am-12pm from 1/21 - 3/18; Saturdays, 11:30am-12pm as of 3/24/18.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 10
Total times aired 11
Number of Preemptions 3
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 3
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program aired on KCCI's main digital channel (8-1): 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 Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program DR. CHRIS PET VET
List date and time rescheduled 03/24/2018 04:30 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2018-03-18
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (8 of 15) Response
Program Title THE HENRY FORD'S INNOVATION NATION
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 9-9:30am
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 aired on KCCI's main digital channel (8-1). 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 its 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 15) Response
Program Title ECO COMPANY TEENS
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays, 8-8:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 12
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 aired on KCCI's digital multicast channel 8-3 (Heroes and Icons Network). Eco Company Teens explores all aspects of being "green" and understanding how our actions impact the world. Viewers learn about alternative energies by visiting wind farms and solar installations and discovering new technologies currently under development. They learn more about recycling, conservation and organics. The E-Team profiles teens and school organizations who have taken it upon themselves to make a difference, young entrepreneurs who are taking their passion for green to develop ideas, and new products for a sustainable future. This program is designed to meet FCC standards for Educational and Informational programming for teens age 13-16.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 15) Response
Program Title COOLEST PLACES ON EARTH
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays, 9:30-10am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 12
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 is scheduled to air on KCCI's digital multicast channel 8-3 (Heroes and Icons Network). The Coolest Places on Earth is an educational and informative half-hour, E/I program that takes young viewers on a journey of discovery to the most astonishing places on the planet -- cities, festivals, landmarks and jaw-dropping works of nature -- exploring each location's history and culture. Each episode showcases three specific locations and delivers fast-paced, engaging information that's a perfect match for the 21st century learner. The series is packed with facts about history, geography, and culture. The goal of the series is to provide young viewers with the inspiration and information to better understand and appreciate the culturally and geographically diverse world around them.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (11 of 15) Response
Program Title LUCKY DOG
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays (two episodes), 10-10:30am and 11-11:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 18
Total times aired 20
Number of Preemptions 8
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 8
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 2
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program aired on KCCI's main digital channel (8-1): 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 Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program LUCKY DOG
List date and time rescheduled 03/24/2018 05:00 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2018-03-17
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program LUCKY DOG
List date and time rescheduled 02/24/2018 05:00 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2018-02-17
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (12 of 15) Response
Program Title BILL NYE, THE SCIENCE GUY
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays (2 episodes), 8-9am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 24
Total times aired 24
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 aired on KCCI's digital multicast channel 8-2 (MeTV Network). With 28 Emmys and a slew of other prestigious awards, Disney's resident way-cool scientist knows how to get kids fired up about science. From Earth science to complex discussions on genetics, Bill Nye's enthusiasm for all things science is contagious. Bill Nye, the Science Guy meets FCC standards for Educational/Informational (E/I) programming for ages 13-16.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (13 of 15) Response
Program Title SAVED BY THE BELL
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays (4 episodes), 9-11am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 48
Total times aired 48
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 aired on KCCI's digital multi-cast channel 8-2 (Me-TV Network): "Saved By The Bell" is a television series targeted to teens 13-16 years of age, which explores social themes and coping strategies through the daily school life of six teen-aged friends at Bayside High, who help each other make the most of growing up in a complicated world. The multi-ethnic cast members serve as role models for young teen viewers as they deal with such issues as the death of a loved one, the right to say "no," the meaning of heroism, teenage alcohol use and other issues of particular concern to young teens. In 1990, a U.S. Congress report recognized "Saved By The Bell," describing the program as "valuable" and "aimed at high school students and addressing typical problems and conflicts faced by teens."
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (14 of 15) Response
Program Title HEROES AMONG US
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays (2 episodes), 10-11am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 24
Total times aired 24
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 aired on KCCI's digital multicast channel 8-3 (Heroes and Icons Network). Heroes Among Us tells the stories of people just like you and me who have chosen to make a difference in the lives of others. They are heroes that live in your community and have helped people you know. They are the unsung heroes who aren't seeking recognition or reward, but choose to act to correct injustice wherever they see it. Each episode will feature stories of courage and hope about people making a difference on every level - from the personal, to the professional, to the national stage - these ordinary people may just make a stranger's day a little brighter or they could change the world! Through reenactments and interviews, we'll get to know these hometown heroes and what motivates them to do good and help their fellow humans.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (15 of 15) Response
Program Title THE OPEN ROAD WITH DR. CHRIS
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 10:30-11am
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. This program aired on KCCI's main digital channel (8-1): 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, traveler 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.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (1)

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Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (1 of 1) Response
Program Title MYSTERY HUNTERS
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: Sundays (2 episodes), 6-7am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 24
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. This program aired on KCCI's digital multicast channel 8-2 (MeTV Network): Mystery Hunters explores some of the world's greatest myths and mysteries. Combining on-site reporting and exciting adventures, the Mystery Hunters uses science and reasoning to try to uncover the truth. The program teaches children how to gather facts, meet with experts, debunk common myths, and offer explanations for legends. 2006 Winner of a Parents' Choice Award, Mystery Hunters meets FCC standards for Educational/Informational (E/I) programming for ages 13-16.
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

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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 Sue Knudson
Address KCCI Television, 888 Ninth Street
City Des Moiness
State IA
Zip 50309
Telephone Number (515) 247-8888
Email Address sknudson@hearst.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. The core, E/I children's program, Lucky Dog, was rescheduled in its second home -- Saturday at 5pm -- on three separate dates in first quarter: January 20th, February 24th and March 24th. Lucky Dog aired as scheduled on February 24th and March 24th, but was joined in progress 20 minutes late on January 20th due to a network sports overrun. Since the first 20 minutes of Lucky Dog did not air, we did not include the January 20th episode of Lucky Dog in our program average for the quarter. In addition, two of our core children's programs -- Lucky Dog and Teen Kids News -- were briefly interrupted on March 24th by CBS News Special Reports on the March for Our Lives rally in Washington, DC; Lucky Dog was interrupted from 11:00:04-11:01:46am and Teen Kids News was interrupted from 12:00:04-12:05:15pm on March 24th. RE: Jack Hanna's Into the Wild: Special Edition. Originally introduced to our teen audience in fourth quarter of 2017, KCCI scheduled two special edition, mini-marathons of Jack Hanna's into the Wild in first quarter to further increase audience awareness of this educational series for teens. As a limited number of episodes aired last quarter, these mini-marathons served to supplement the educational experience by informing teens about different creatures and cultures around the world and by focusing on the importance of natural history and environmental stewardship. KCCI notified the television listing services in advance about the broadcast dates and times of Jack Hanna's Into the Wild and also aired crawls promoting these special edition episodes. Final Note: One or more episodes of children's programming that were preempted during this quarter were not rescheduled. The Digital Core Programming Summary section of this report would not permit the station to include preemption reports for such non-rescheduled preemptions, and FCC staff has advised that no preemption report for such non-rescheduled episodes is necessary.

Other Matters (14)

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Other Matters (1 of 14) Response
Program Title BEAKMAN'S WORLD
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays (2 episodes), 7-8am
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. This program is scheduled to air on KCCI's digital multicast channel 8-2 (MeTV Network). This live-action series based on the comic strip by Jok Church stars performance artist Paul Zaloom as the slightly nutty, but never boring, scientist who leads a journey of discovery while performing experiments that demonstrate how the world works. Topics are addressed with cutting-edge humor and state-of-the-art visuals that make learning fun. Joining Beakman in his quest are Josie (Alanna Ubach), his bright young apprentice, and an oversize, sarcastic rat named Lester (Mark Ritts). This program is designed to meet FCC standards for Educational and Informational programming for teens age 13-16.
Other Matters (2 of 14) Response
Program Title ZOO CLUES
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays, 9-9:30am
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. This program is scheduled to air on KCCI's digital multicast channel 8-3 (Heroes & Icons Network). Zoo Clues is an educational and informative half-hour, E/I program that takes viewers on a fast-paced and entertaining tour of the entire animal kingdom. Each episode delivers endless amounts of meaningful information as the show tackles some of the animal kingdom's most mind-blowing questions: Can birds fly backwards? Are whales fish? Do dogs sweat? Why do zebras have stripes and leopards spots? Questions and clues are presented, giving viewers a chance to guess the right answers. The goal of the series is to provide young viewers with a meaningful perspective of the creatures around them and valuable comparisons to their own human characteristics.
Other Matters (3 of 14) Response
Program Title PET VET DREAM TEAM
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 10:30-11am, effective 4/7/18
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 is scheduled to air on KCCI's main digital channel (8-1): Pet Vet Dream Team is a live-action, half-hour television program designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children aged 13-16. Pet Vet Dream Team follows talented veterinarians Dr. Lisa Chimes and Dr. Andrew Marchevsky of the Small Animal Specialist Hospital (SASH), where they deal with compelling cases of infirm and injured pets. Viewers also see exotic animal expert Tim Faulkner in action at the Australian Reptile Park, where he cares for animals big and small, from crocodiles to koalas. Together, these three authorities race to cure their furry and feathered charges -- educating viewers on a range of medical procedures and zoological practices along the way. As viewers catch a behind-the-scenes look at the veterinary profession, they also learn responsibility and empathy for animals of all kinds through the passionate work of the Pet Vet Dream Team.
Other Matters (4 of 14) Response
Program Title WALKING WILD
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays, 9:30-10am, effective 4/1/18
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 is scheduled to air on KCCI's digital multicast channel 8-3 (Heroes & Icons Network). Walking Wild is a weekly half-hour reality series showcasing various wild animals at the world famous San Diego Zoo. The series focuses on the dedicated people who look after these spectacular critters. The program also gives teen viewers a unique, up-close examination of each wild animal. In one episode, viewers explore the life patterns of elephants and the key to their longevity. Another episode focuses on Galapagos turtles and how they manage to survive. Walking Wild is a series intended to educate and inform teen viewers aged 13-16 all about life in the animal kingdom.
Other Matters (5 of 14) Response
Program Title THE INSPECTORS
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 9:30-10am
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. This program is scheduled to air on KCCI's main digital channel (8-1). 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 (6 of 14) Response
Program Title SAFARI
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays (2 episodes), 10-11am, effective 4/1/18
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. This program is scheduled to air on KCCI's digital multicast channel 8-3 (Heroes & Icons Network). Safari provides core programming in the areas of global ecology, wildlife biology, and species conservation and preservation. Emmy award-winning host and wildlife expert John Ross travels to the farthest reaches of the world to bring viewers face to face with some of the planet's most interesting animals. Safari offers a dynamic television experience for teens -- with the exciting experience of exploring the fascinating world of wildlife, and at the same time, discovering what needs to be done to protect the animals and their habitat so that they can live on in the wild. Various age-appropriate global wildlife and ecology issues are introduced to the viewing audience with in-depth and thoughtful explanations. This program is designed to meet FCC standards for Educational and Informational programming for teens age 13-16.
Other Matters (7 of 14) Response
Program Title SAVED BY THE BELL
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays (4 episodes), 9-11am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 52
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program is scheduled to air on KCCI's digital multicast channel 8-2 (MeTV Network). Saved By The Bell is a television series targeted to teens 13-16 years of age, which explores social themes and coping strategies through the daily school life of six teen-aged friends at Bayside High, who help each other make the most of growing up in a complicated world. The multi-ethnic cast members serve as role models for young teen viewers as they deal with such issues as the death of a loved one, the right to say "no," the meaning of heroism, teenage alcohol use and other issues of particular concern to young teens. In 1990, a U.S. Congress report recognized "Saved By The Bell," describing the program as "valuable" and "aimed at high school students and addressing typical problems and conflicts faced by teens."
Other Matters (8 of 14) Response
Program Title THE COOLEST PLACES ON EARTH
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays, 8:30-9am, effective 4/1/18
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 is scheduled to air on KCCI's digital multicast channel 8-3 (Heroes & Icons Network). The Coolest Places on Earth is an educational and informative half-hour, E/I program that takes young viewers on a journey of discovery to the most astonishing places on the planet -- cities, festivals, landmarks and jaw-dropping works of nature -- exploring each location's history and culture. Each episode showcases three specific locations and delivers fast-paced, engaging information that's a perfect match for the 21st century learner. The series is packed with facts about history, geography, and culture. The goal of the series is to provide young viewers with the inspiration and information to better understand and appreciate the culturally and geographically diverse world around them.
Other Matters (9 of 14) Response
Program Title BILL NYE, THE SCIENCE GUY
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays (2 episodes), 8-9am
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. This program is scheduled to air on KCCI's digital multicast channel 8-2 (MeTV Network). With 28 Emmys and a slew of other prestigious awards, Disney's resident way-cool scientist knows how to get kids fired up about science. From earth science to complex discussions on genetics, Bill Nye's enthusiasm for all things science is contagious. This program is designed to meet FCC standards for Educational and Informational programming for teens age 13-16.
Other Matters (10 of 14) Response
Program Title TEEN KIDS NEWS
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays, 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. This program is scheduled to air on KCCI's main digital channel (8-1): The mission of Teen Kids News is to produce a weekly news program that provides information and news to kids in a manner that is educational and compelling as well as highly entertaining. It is designed to meet the needs of children and young adolescents with a unique curiosity about their world. The program stimulates the 13-16 year olds' curiosity, develops their learning, cognitive, listening and thinking skills, and serves as an enhancement of their academic and educational experience. The large, diverse news anchor team is unique in television and has great appeal to kids who identify with and emulate them. This program is specifically designed as FCC qualified (E-I) Educational, Informational children's programming aimed at children aged 13-16.
Other Matters (11 of 14) Response
Program Title DR. CHRIS PET VET
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 11:30-12pm
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 is scheduled to air on KCCI's main digital channel (8-1): 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 (12 of 14) Response
Program Title LUCKY DOG
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays (2 episodes), 10-10:30am and 11-11:30am
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. This program is scheduled to air on KCCI's main digital channel (8-1): 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 (13 of 14) Response
Program Title THE HENRY FORD'S INNOVATION NATION
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 9-9:30am
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. This program is scheduled to air on KCCI's main digital channel (8-1): 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 (14 of 14) Response
Program Title TRAVEL THRU HISTORY
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays, 8-8:30am, effective 4/1/18
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 is scheduled to air on KCCI's digital multicast channel, 8-3 (Heroes & Icons Network). Travel Thru History is designed to spark interest and enthusiasm in teens and their families to learn about our country's rich and fascinating history. The series visits diverse locales across the U.S. from Las Vegas to Key West. This program is designed to meet FCC standards for Educational and Informational programming for teens age 13-16.

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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.

Brian Sather

General Manager


04/10/2018

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