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September 2014
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(REFERENCE COPY - Not for submission) Children's Television Programming Report

FRN:
0024377780
File Number:
0000084071
Submit Date:
10/04/2019
Call Sign:
WSES
Facility ID:
21258
City:
TUSCALOOSA
State:
AL
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
10/04/2019
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Third Quarter of 2019

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

HSH BIRMINGHAM (WSES & WGWW) LICENSE, LLC

201 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE, NE

SUITE C-1

WASHINGTON, DC 20002

United States

+1 (202) 546-5400

arightside@aol.com

Company

Contact Representatives (2)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Paul A. Cicelski , Esq .

Lerman Senter PLLC

Paul Cicelski

2001 L Street NW

Suite 400

Washington, DC 20036

United States

+1 (202) 416-6756

pcicelski@lermansenter.com

Legal Representative

Colby M. May , Esq .

Attorney

Colby M. May, Esq., P.C.

Colby M. May

PO Box 15473

Washington, DC 20003

United States

+1 (202) 544-5171

cmmay@maylawoffices.com

Legal Representative

Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Network Affiliation
Affiliated network Heroes and Icons
Nielsen DMA NA
Web Home Page Address www.heroesandiconstv.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 0.0
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: 0.0
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(13)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 13) Response
Program Title Coolest Places on Earth
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 9:30 AM -10:00 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This series takes viewers on a journey of discovery to the most astonishing places on the planet - cities, festivals, landmarks, and jaw-dropping works of nature. The history and cultures of these locations are explored to help viewers gain a better understanding of the diverse world in which they live.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 13) Response
Program Title Make TV
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 10:00AM-10:30AM
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 celebrates the inventors, artists, and everyday people who mix old and new technology to create new products. On the program, every-day items are transformed for new purposes in the up-cycling process. Viewers are encouraged to combine critical thinking, imagination, and scientific principles to create products that meet the ever-changing needs of our society.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 13) Response
Program Title Missing: Cold Cases
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM; 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
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 features actual cases of missing individuals across the country. Assisted by local state and federal law enforcement agencies, as well as the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the program interviews friends, family, and investigators involved with the cases. The program emphasizes taking responsibility for personal safety and promotes situational awareness. Each episode showcases safety tips, a safety quiz, and an instructional message from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 13) Response
Program Title Zoo Clues
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
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 searches for the answers to questions about animals not normally asked, such as: Can birds fly backwards? How do animals with no external ears hear? Do dogs sweat? Each episode covers a dozen or more amazing animal questions. Investigating the answers takes the viewer on a fast-paced, entertaining, and educational tour of the animal kingdom.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 13) Response
Program Title Skooled
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 9:30AM-10:00AM
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. Skooled is a weekly half-hour series featuring teens trading roles with their teachers.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 13) Response
Program Title Travel Thru History
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 9:00 AM 0 9:30 AM
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 explores the whys and hows that shaped a particular city or place into the modern destination it is today. As the program delves into the people and past of the destination, the viewer gains a new outlook on the location and is inspired to go there someday.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 13) Response
Program Title Wonderful World
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 11:00 AM- 11:30 AM; 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
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. Wonderful World is a weekly half-hour series that educates and entertains the entire family. We go right into the natural habitats of polar bears, exotic monkeys, penguins, bald eagles, and grizzly bears as we tour the globe to witness wildlife as it's meant to be.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 13) Response
Program Title America's Heartland Classics
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 11:00 AM-11:30 AM; 11:00 AM -12:00 PM
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. America's Heartland helps teens discover farms, families and fascinating stories from Americas heartland.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 13) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 10:30 AM- 11:00 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
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. Life science, biological science, photography and humor combine to provide viewers of this program with life science concepts, animal classification, as well as the anatomy and physiology information of animals. The viewers are taken around the biomes of the world, merging the fascination of the animal world with a greater understanding of the relationship between the branches of the animal kingdom.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 13) Response
Program Title Animal Rescue Classics
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 10:00 AM-10:30 AM; 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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. Animal Rescue showcases spectacular rescues of all types of animals and focuses on the work of dedicated individuals who treat the various creatures of the animal kingdom. All stories are authentic and contain actual video of rescues.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (11 of 13) Response
Program Title On The Spot
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 9:00 AM -9:30 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
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 hosted by comedian Eric Schwartz, who randomly interviews people on the street about local and national curriculum. Eric focuses on questions about any of the following topics - geography, history, art, science, mathematics, culture, language, music, and sports. The answers to the questions are addressed with video inserts, graphs and/or maps, to provide viewers with a deeper understanding of the topic.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (12 of 13) Response
Program Title Walking Wild
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
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 reality series showcases 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 l life in the animal kingdom.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (13 of 13) Response
Program Title Safari
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM; 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
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 provides information of global ecology, wildlife biology and species conservation and preservation. Host 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. It is a dynamic and exciting experience of exploring the fascinating world of wildlife, as well as discovering what needs to be done to protect the animals and their habitat so they can continue to live in the world.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (0)

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Sponsored Core Programming (0)

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Liaison Contact

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Question Response
Does the Licensee publicize the existence and location of the station's Children's Television Programming Reports (FCC 398) as required by 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3526(e)(11)(iii)? Yes
Name of children's programming liaison Amanda Hawkins
Address 2021 Golden Crest Dr
City Birmingham
State AL
Zip 35209
Telephone Number (205) 982-3904
Email Address ponderpbrandon@gmail.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. As the Commission is aware, the current licensee, HSH Birmingham (WCFT) Licensee, LLC("HSH"), acquired the station, WSES (TV) from TV Alabama Inc. on February 27, 2015. See BALCDT-2014100CIL. The Licensee is continuing to review its KidVid programming and practices. The Licensee anticipates a network affiliation change on October 1, 2015 from Heartland to Heroes & Icons, which will deliver a fresh batch of educational and informational programming to the station's young viewers. It should be noted that the station's original call sign, WCFT (TV), was changed to WSES (TV) on March 11, 2015. It should also be noted that the Licensee changed its name from HSH Birmingham (WCFT) Liceensee, LLC to HSH Birmingham (WSES&WGWW) Licensee, LLC.

Other Matters (10)

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Other Matters (1 of 10) Response
Program Title Missing: Cold Cases
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 10:00-10:30 AM; 10:30-11:00 AM Central
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. Missing is a half-hour reality series featuring actual cases of missing individuals, both adult and juvenile, from across the United States. The program includes tips and information to keep children safe. This program airs on our .2 channel.
Other Matters (2 of 10) Response
Program Title Beakman's World
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 8:30-9:00 AM Central
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 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). Airs on our .2 channel.
Other Matters (3 of 10) Response
Program Title Uncaged
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 9:30-10:00 AM Central
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. Uncaged serves the educations and informational needs of children 13 to 16 years age with its program content, including exploring the world of various wild animals and the importance of understanding these wild critters in the animal kingdom. The series travels around the world to learn about different species and their habitats including polar bears, exotic monkeys, penguins, bald eagles, and grizzly bears. Airs on our .1 channel.
Other Matters (4 of 10) Response
Program Title Travel Thru History
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 7:00-7:30 AM Central
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 explores the whys and hows that shaped a particular city or place into the modern destination it is today. As the program delves into the people and past of the destination, the viewer gains a new outlook on the location and is inspired to go there someday. Airs on our .1 channel.
Other Matters (5 of 10) Response
Program Title Bill Nye, The Science Guy
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 8:00 AM-8:30 AM Central
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. 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. Airs on the .2 channel.
Other Matters (6 of 10) Response
Program Title The Science Zone
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 7:30 AM-8:00 AM Central
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 Science Zone is a weekly half-hour series showcasing science stories in today's world. Each episode features topics from space exploration to plant biology to the latest in high technology advances. The series is aimed at young teenagers, seeking to enhance their scientific knowledge and encouraging them to seek further studies in scientific research. Airs on the .1 channel.
Other Matters (7 of 10) Response
Program Title Chicken Soup For The Soul's Hidden Heroes
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 8:00AM-8:30AM; 8:30-9:00AM Central
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. Chicken Soup for the Soul's Hidden Heroes, hosted by Brooke Burns-Charvet, is a hidden camera television show developed for teens in which each episode reveals the widespread goodwill in our world by secretly capturing heroes in action as they demonstrate acts of kindness, compassion and commitment to others. Highlighted by funny, light-hearted moments, the show shines a bright light on everyday people who selflessly share their positive attitudes towards society and life with others by doing good deeds. Series is designed to educated and inform children 13-16 years of age according to FCC Children's programming regulations. Airs on our .1 channel.
Other Matters (8 of 10) Response
Program Title Animal Rescue Classics
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 9:00-9:30 AM; 9:30-10:00 AM Central
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. "Animal Rescue" showcases spectacular rescues of all types of animals and focuses on the work of dedicated individuals who treat the various creatures of the animal kingdom. All stories are authentic and contain actual video of rescues. This program currently airs on our .2 channel.
Other Matters (9 of 10) Response
Program Title Dog Tales Family Edition
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 7:00-7:30 AM; 7:30-8:00 AM Central
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. Dog Tales Family Edition furthers the educational and informational needs of children 13 to 16 years of age with its programming content, including dog safety and care tips, as well as lessons on the responsibilty of owning a dog. The series features informative segments on various dog breeds and showcases various veterinary experts explaining different issues affecting canines. Each episode promotes social responsibility of dog ownership and teaches teenage viewers about the care and treatment of "man's best friend." This program airs on our .3 channel.
Other Matters (10 of 10) Response
Program Title The Walking Wild
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 9:00-9:30 AM Central
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Walking Wild 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 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 educated and inform viewers all about life in the animal kingdom. Currently airs on our .1 channel.

Certification

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Question Response

The undersigned certifies that he or she is (a) the party filing the Children's Television Programming, or an officer, director, member, partner, trustee, authorized employee, or other individual or duly elected or appointed official who is authorized to sign on behalf of the party filing the Children's Television Programming; or (b) an attorney qualified to practice before the Commission under 47 C.F.R. Section 1.23(a), who is authorized to represent the party filing the Children's Television Programming, and who further certifies that he or she has read the document; that to the best of his or her knowledge, information,and belief there is good ground to support it; and that it is not interposed for delay.

FAILURE TO SIGN THIS APPLICATION MAY RESULT IN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION AND FORFEITURE OF ANY FEES PAID

Upon grant of this application, the Authorization Holder may be subject to certain construction or coverage requirements. Failure to meet the construction or coverage requirements will result in automatic cancellation of the Authorization. Consult appropriate FCC regulations to determine the construction or coverage requirements that apply to the type of Authorization requested in this application.

WILLFUL FALSE STATEMENTS MADE ON THIS FORM OR ANY ATTACHMENTS ARE PUNISHABLE BY FINE AND/OR IMPRISONMENT (U.S. Code, Title 18, §1001) AND/OR REVOCATION OF ANY STATION AUTHORIZATION (U.S. Code, Title 47, §312(a)(1)), AND/OR FORFEITURE (U.S. Code, Title 47, §503).

I certify that this application includes all required and relevant attachments. Yes
I declare, under penalty of perjury, that I am an authorized representative of the above-named applicant for the Authorization(s) specified above.

Amanda Hawkins

Station Manager


10/04/2019

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