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

FRN:
0007282957
File Number:
CPR-118933
Submit Date:
04/06/2011
Call Sign:
WTAT-TV
Facility ID:
416
City:
CHARLESTON
State:
SC
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
04/06/2011
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : First Quarter of 2011

General Information

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

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

Contact Representatives (0)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Network Affiliation
Affiliated network FOX
Nielsen DMA Charleston SC
Web Home Page Address WWW.FOXCHARLESTON.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 4.0
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? No

Digital Core Programs(5)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 5) Response
Program Title Eco Copmpany
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 7:30 a.m. (1/1/11-3/26/11)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
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 is a teen-hosted program that profiles individuals and organizations committed to environmental issues, reports on the latest recycling and nature conservation efforts and advances to renewable energies and carbon footprint-reducing technology, and offers advice on how to be more eco-wise while performing daily activities. The show also includes "eco bytes" (bits of trivia related to environmental issues) and video footage uploaded by teen viewers to the show's website. This kid-friendly series uses peer reporting to address various environmental issues from a youthful point of view. By doing so, it enthusiastically encourages young adults to become more proactive about enviornmentalism rather than just talking about the importance of living green. It also stresses the positive impact that young people's efforts, no matter how small they might seem, can have on the larger world around them.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 5) Response
Program Title Wild America
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 9:00 a.m. (1/1/11-3/26/11)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
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. The ambitious goal of this program is to produce a television experience with which teens could identify and from which teens would learn valuable life lessons. This program presents basic biological facts to this most curious segment of our society. Where does food come from? Where do babies come from? How do animals relate to one another? How does ecology work? What is the relationship between life and death and death/humans and nature?
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 5) Response
Program Title Will & Dewitt
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Monday/Tuesday 8:00 a.m. (1/3/11-3/29/11)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 3 years to 7 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Will and Dewitt, along with their human and animal friends, face challenges, such as the first day of school, or tying their shoes for the first time. They often overcome these challenges by means of their own brand of ingenuity and perseverance, mixed with an ample dose of joy and humor. The boy and his frog, just like real little kids, commonly make mistakes and errors of judgment which at the time may seem monumental, but serves as motivators of growth. Along with this essential skill-based and pro-social education, the series also gives viewers an opportunity to learn primary knowledge based skills. Along with Will and Dewitt, children work with the alphabet, language, numbers, directions, sequences and colors.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 5) Response
Program Title Liberty's Kids
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wednesday/Thursday 8:00 a.m. (1/5/11-3/31/11)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 7 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Ben Franklin hires an American teenaged boy, a young English lady and a French orphaned boy as reporters during the Revolution for his newspaper the Pennsylvania Gazette. Through these reporters and their travels to ordinary homes, battlefields from Virginia to Massachusetts and the royal courts of France and England, the viewer is exposed to the issues which prompted the colonies to seek freedom. Through the explanation of these issues by such historical figures as Jefferson and Paine, the viewer also learns the impact these issues have on the lives of ordinary citizens.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 5) Response
Program Title Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Friday 8:00 a.m. (1/7/11-3/25/11)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 7 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The series is designed to build problem-solving and informational management skills and to model the pro-social values and behaviors associated with enduring friendships and effective teamwork. Problem-solving themes are illustrated in each episode which also demonstrate fundamental principles of gathering, evaluating, and interpreting information and using it to imagine, present and test plausible scenarios. It is the intent of the series to motivate children to see critical thinking and team problem-solving as exciting, fun, and within their capacity.
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 Bill Littleton
Address 4301 Arco Lane
City Charleston
State SC
Zip 29418
Telephone Number 843-744-2424
Email Address blittlet@sbgnet.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. During this period, WTAT-TV partnered with the South Carolina Aquarium in Charleston to promote the new kid-friendly exhibit, the "Kids Zone". This exhibit features an up-close look at some of the aquarium's animals that are selected to be interactive and educational with the children. WTAT-TV also produced and ran a public service announcement for the aquarium promoting the event.

Other Matters (6)

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Other Matters (1 of 6) Response
Program Title Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Friday 8:00 a.m. (4/1/11-6/24/11)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 7 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The series is designed to build problem-solving and informational management skills and to model the pro-social values and behaviors associated with enduring friendships and effective teamwork. Problem solving themes are illustrated in each episode which also demonstrate fundamental principles of gathering, evaluating, and interpreting information and using it to imagine, present and test plausible scenarios. It is the intent of the series to motivate children to see critical thinking and team problem-solving as exciting, fun, and within their capacity.
Other Matters (2 of 6) Response
Program Title Wild America
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 7:00 a.m. (4/2/11-6/25/11)
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 ambitious goal of this program is to produce a television experience with which teens could identify and from which teens would learn valuable life lessons. This program presents basic biological facts to this most curious segment of our society. Where does food come from? Where do babies come from? How do animals relate to one another? How does ecology work? What is the relationship between life and death and death/humans and nature?
Other Matters (3 of 6) Response
Program Title This Week in Baseball
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 3:30 p.m. (4/2/11-6/25/11)
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 Week in Baseball" highlights the pro-social on-and-off the field activities of MLB's leading players and coaches. Working with the National Association for Sport Physical Education (NASPE), "This Week in Baseball" seeks to provide today's youth with educational messages that can have an impact on development of positive lifestyle behaviors. The program portrays the positive outcomes that result from dedication, hard work, self-discipline, teamwork, practice and personal responsibilities. The program also relates the achievements and experiences of baseball players to potential achievements in life.
Other Matters (4 of 6) Response
Program Title Eco Company
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 7:30 a.m. (4/2/11-6/25/11)
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 is a teen-hosted program that profiles individuals and organizations committed to environmental issues, reports on the latest recycling and nature conservation efforts and advances in renewable energies and carbon footprint-reducing technology, and offers advice on how to be more eco-wise while performing daily activities. The show also includes "eco bytes" (bits of trivia related to environmental issues) and video footage uploaded by teen viewers to the show's website. This kid-friendly series uses peer reporting to address various environmental issues from a youthful point of view. By doing so, it enthusiastically encourages young adults to become more proactive about environmentalism rather than just talking about the importance of living green. It also stresses the positive impact that young people's efforts, no matter how small they might seem, can have on the larger world around them.
Other Matters (5 of 6) Response
Program Title Will and Dewitt
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Monday/Tuesday 8:00 a.m. (4/4/11-6/28/11)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 3 years to 7 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Will and Dewitt, along with their human and animal friends, face challenges, such as the first day of school, or tying their shoes for the first time. They often overcome these challenges by means of their own brand of ingenuity and perseverance, mixed with an ample dose of joy and humor. The boy and the frog, just like real little kids, commonly make mistakes and errors of judgment which at the time may seem monumental, but serves as motivators of growth. Along with this essential skill-based and pro-social education, the series also gives viewers an opportunity to learn primary knowledge based skills. Along with Will and Dewitt, children work with the alphabet, language, numbers, directions, sequences and colors.
Other Matters (6 of 6) Response
Program Title Liberty's Kids
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wednesday/Thursday 8:00 a.m. (4/6/11-6/30/11)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 7 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Ben Franklin hires an American teenaged boy, a young English Lady and a French orphaned boy as reporters during the Revolution for his newspaper the Pennsylvania Gazette. Through these reporters and their travels to ordinary homes, battlefields from Virginia to Massachusetts and the royal courts of France and England, the viewer is exposed to the issues which prompted the colonies to seek freedom. Through the explanation of these issues by such historical figures as Jefferson and Paine, the viewer also learns the impact these issues have on the lives of ordinary citizens.

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.
I declare, under penalty of perjury, that I am an authorized representative of the above-named applicant for the Authorization(s) specified above.

WTAT Licensee,LLC


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