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

FRN:
0024376113
File Number:
CPR-124743
Submit Date:
10/09/2011
Call Sign:
WATL
Facility ID:
22819
City:
ATLANTA
State:
GA
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
10/09/2011
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Third 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 MY NETWORK
Nielsen DMA Atlanta
Web Home Page Address www.myatltv.com

Digital Core Programming

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Question Response
State the average number of hours of Core Programming per week broadcast by the station on its main program stream 3.0
State the average number of hours per week of free over-the-air digital video programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream 168.0
State the average number of hours per week of Core Programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream. See 47 C.F.R. Section 73.671: 3.0
Does the Licensee provide information identifying each Core Program aired on its station, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides as required by 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? Yes
Does the Licensee certify that at least 50% of the Core Programming counted toward meeting the additional programming guideline (applied to free video programming aired on other than the main Yes No program stream) did not consist of program episodes that had already aired within the previous seven days either on the station's main program stream or on another of the station's free digital program streams? Yes

Digital Core Programs(3)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 3) Response
Program Title THE REAL WINNING EDGE
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUN 10-1030A,7/3-9/25/11
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. Since learning by observing others is the basic way humans learn to make behavior judgments, The Real Winning Edge series seeks to expose youth to other youth who have consistently made the behavior choices that have helped them have a greater sense of internal significance and acceptance, resulting in a more self-directed personality. They are more able to negotiate the "challenges" inherent in life. The youth profiled in the series are chosen for their adoptions of pro-social values and principles that have become the ethos of their behavior. Thus the characteristics demonstrated by the stories of these youth give rise to adherence to these sound choices that have given them the "real winning edge" to life, such as: 1)discovering where their talents lie and their pursuit of developing that "gift" 2) developing an appreciation for honesty as a fundamental part of social responsibility to others 3) developing a sense of self-discipline by learning to balance school work with social activities and friends and developing their sense of mission and purpose in life, and 4) developing a sense of internal acceptance that allows them to stand against activities such as substance abuse, violence, promiscuity, etc., that can hurt themselves as well as others.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 3) Response
Program Title WHATEVER
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT, 7A, 730A, 8A, 830A, 9A, 930A; 7/2-9/24/11
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 78
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. Whatever, a program broadcast on the station's digital multicast, 11Alive Digital Weather Channel (36.2), offers teenagers relevant information from an honest teen perspective. Whatever covers a wide range of topics, including teen issues, entertainment, health, music and activities. Story ideas and inteviews by teen reporters make Whatever a real show "for and by teenagers." Feed of program received from station KARE.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 3) Response
Program Title EDGEMONT
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled M-F 7-730AM,7/1-9/30/11
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 65
Total times aired 66
Number of Preemptions 1
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
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. Edgemont is a television series originally produced by Canada's public broadcaster, CBC, for teenage viewers. Each 30-minute episode portrays the everyday lives of students of the AC McKinley Secondary School in the fictitious suburban town of Edgemont. The series is designed to entertain its youth audience and also to inform and educate these viewers about issues that arise in school and at home. Storylines focus on the social and emotional challenges that every secondary school student faces, from forming and maintaining friendships and romantic attachments, to ethical and moral choices and family relationships. The programs illustrate the possible consequences of choices that these viewers may face, and these outcomes provide "life lessons" that are shown plainly to the teen audience. Edgemont further benefits its viewers by opening dialogue with peers and potentially also parents and educators regarding the topics portrayed in the series.
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 EDGEMONT
List date and time rescheduled 7/5/11, 730-8a
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2011-07-04
Episode # 7/4/11 - #331
Reason for Preemption Other

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 Wendy Jones
Address One Monroe Place
City Atlanta
State GA
Zip 30324
Telephone Number 404-885-7626
Email Address wejones@wxia.gannett.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. Edgemont was preempted on 7/4/11 to carry The Today Show from sister-station (duopoly) WXIA. Because Station (WATL) ceased analog operations and converted to digital-only operations prior to the start of the reporting period, Questions 7(b) and 7(c) are no longer applicable.

Other Matters (7)

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Other Matters (1 of 7) Response
Program Title REAL LIFE 101
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT, 10-1030A, 10/1-12/31/11
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
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. Real Life 101, a program broadcast on the station's digital multicast channel (36.2), is a straightforward, contemporary resource for teenagers looking to learn about the myriad careers that are available to them if they apply themselves and set realisitic goals for themselves.
Other Matters (2 of 7) Response
Program Title TEEN KIDS NEWS
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT, 12N & 1230P, 10/1-12/31/11
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 28
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. Teen Kids News, a program broadcast on the station's digital multicast channel (36.2), is fast-paced and composed of shorter segments that "fit" the visual learning style of today's students. Each program contains many varying segments that delivers an entertaining, humorous and fascinating look at current events and other "news stories" of interest to students of this age group.
Other Matters (3 of 7) Response
Program Title SAFARI TRACKS
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT, 1130A-12N, 10/1-12/31/11
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
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. Safari Tracks, a program broadcast on the station's digital multicast channel (36.2), is a program with content grounded in the natural world and uses an approach that, while entertaining to a young audience, highlights the informational and educational aspects of the animal kingdom in the given environment of Africa. Viewers receive topic points that help build the ethical decision-making necessary to becoming a citizen of the planet.
Other Matters (4 of 7) Response
Program Title ANIMAL ATLAS CLASSICS
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT, 11-1130AM, 10/1-12/31/11
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
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 Atlas Classics, a program broadcast on the station's digital multicast channel (36.2), builds visual information from original and detailed footage of animals. The fast moving clips of a variety of species allows viewers to compare and contrast differing physiologies and habitats. The animals are presented as they move informally and comfortably through their living activities. The narration is well-informed and unobtrusive, allowing for the inevitable learning to take place in the mind of the viewer. Key observations about form and function in animal anatomy are important to later understanding and conclusions about the natural world. The program's constant reinforcement of species differentiation will facilitate learning in the upper grades.
Other Matters (5 of 7) Response
Program Title THE REAL WINNING EDGE
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUN, 10-1030AM, 10/2-12/21/11
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. Since learning by observing others is the basic way humans learn to make behavior judgments, The Real Winning Edge series seeks to expose youth to other youth who have consistently made the behavior choices that have helped them have a greater sense of internal significance and acceptance, resulting in a more self-directed personality. They are more able to negotiate the "challenges" inherent in life. The youth profiled in the series are chosen for their adoptions of pro-social values and principles that have become the ethos of their behavior. Thus the characteristics demonstrated by the stories of these youth give rise to adherence to these sound choices that have given them the "real winning edge" to life, such as: 1)discovering where their talents lie and their pursuit of developing that "gift" 2) developing an appreciation for honesty as a fundamental part of social responsibility to others 3) developing a sense of self-discipline by learning to balance school work with social activities and friends and developing their sense of mission and purpose in life, and 4) developing a sense of internal acceptance that allows them to stand against activities such as substance abuse, violence, promiscuity, etc., that can hurt themselves as well as others.
Other Matters (6 of 7) Response
Program Title ULTIMATE CHOICE
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT, 1030-11AM, 10/1-12/31/11
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
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. Ultimate Choice, a program broadcast on the station's digital multicast channel (36.2), places real young adults in life situations that challenge their previous perceptions, strengths, and values - all in a reality television format. The participants step outside their usual routines to interact with a new group of acquaintances toward individual and common goals. With challenging tasks, an interesting array of settings, and the drama of interacting personalities, the program makes compelling viewing while, at the same time, introducing and reinforcing healthy life choices.
Other Matters (7 of 7) Response
Program Title EDGEMONT
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled M-F 7-730AM, 10/3-12/30/11
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 65
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. Edgemont is a television series originally produced by Canada's public broadcaster, CBC, for teenage viewers. Each 30-minute episode portrays the everyday lives of students of the AC McKinley Secondary School in the fictitious suburban town of Edgemont. The series is designed to entertain its youth audience and also to inform and educate these viewers about issues that arise in school and at home. Storylines focus on the social and emotional challenges that every secondary school student faces, from forming and maintaining friendships and romantic attachments, to ethical and moral choices and family relationships. The programs illustrate the possible consequences of choices that these viewers may face, and these outcomes provide "life lessons" that are shown plainly to the teen audience. Edgemont further benefits its viewers by opening dialogue with peers and potentially also parents and educators regarding the topics portrayed in the series.

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.

PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.


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