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

FRN:
0001961713
File Number:
CPR-129354
Submit Date:
04/09/2012
Call Sign:
WRAL-TV
Facility ID:
8688
City:
RALEIGH
State:
NC
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
04/09/2012
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : First Quarter of 2012

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 CBS
Nielsen DMA Raleigh-Durham
Web Home Page Address www.wral.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: 4.0
Does the Licensee provide information identifying each Core Program aired on its station, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides as required by 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? Yes
Does the Licensee certify that at least 50% of the Core Programming counted toward meeting the additional programming guideline (applied to free video programming aired on other than the main Yes No program stream) did not consist of program episodes that had already aired within the previous seven days either on the station's main program stream or on another of the station's free digital program streams? Yes

Digital Core Programs(14)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 14) Response
Program Title GREEN SCREEN ADVENTURES (WRAL CHANNEL 5.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10-10:30am EST
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 7 years to 13 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Green Screen Adventures sparks enthusiasm for writing through age-appropriate sketch comedy, original songs, puppetry, and story theatre. The stories are based on the writing of elementary school students, ages 7-13. Children get the message that their voices are being heard. They learn critical writing skills and positive social messages. The program focuses on the five Cs: Creativity, Curiosity, Confidence, Citizenship, and Compassion. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 14) Response
Program Title DOODLEBOPS ROCKIN' ROAD SHOW II (WRAL Channel 5.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11am-11:30am EST
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 3 years to 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Doodlebops is a live action show designed to teach life lessons to children under elementary school age, and is intended to promote social and academic readiness. The main characters are the three members of the Doodlebops musical band, their jazzy neighbor MAZZ and their driver Bus Driver Bob. Each episode explores social issues, such as the importance of persistence or the value of openness to new things. The program emphasizes an appreciation of music, and integrates the social lessons into original songs that are repeated through the episodes. 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 (3 of 14) Response
Program Title DOODLEBOPS ROCKIN' ROAD SHOW I (WRAL Channel 5.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10:30am-11am EST
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 3 years to 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Doodlebops is a live action show designed to teach life lessons to children under elementary school age, and is intended to promote social and academic readiness. The main characters are the three members of the Doodlebops musical band, their jazzy neighbor MAZZ and their driver Bus Driver Bob. Each episode explores social issues, such as the importance of persistence or the value of openness to new things. The program emphasizes an appreciation of music, and integrates the social lessons into original songs that are repeated through the episodes. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 14) Response
Program Title DINO SQUAD (WRAL Channel 5.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 12:30pm-1pm EST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 9
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 4
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 4
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 9 years to 11 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Five quirky teens suddenly gain powers to transform into Dinosaurs, while their wise and mysterious teacher, Mrs. Moyniha, guides them while they work together demonstrating their uique abilities to protect the Earth. Meanwhile, an anthropomorphic Velociraptor, a transforming half-human, half dinosaur corporate executive, is creating mutant-suars in his effort to accelerate Global Warming. And yes, they still have to get their homework done. 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 DINO SQUAD (WRAL Channel 5.2)
List date and time rescheduled 3/3/2012 @ 7:30-8pm EST
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2012-03-03
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program DINO SQUAD (WRAL Channel 5.2)
List date and time rescheduled 2/25/2012 @ 7:30-8pm EST
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2012-02-25
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #3

Questions Response
Title of Program DINO SQUAD (WRAL Channel 5.2)
List date and time rescheduled 1/21/2012 @ 7:30-8pm EST
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2012-01-21
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #4

Questions Response
Title of Program DINO SQUAD (WRAL Channel 5.2)
List date and time rescheduled 3/10/2012 @ 7:30-8pm EST
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2012-03-10
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (5 of 14) Response
Program Title BRAIN GAME (WRAL Channel 5.1)
Origination Local
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11:30am-12n EST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 13
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. Brain Game is a locally-produced academic trivia program featuring ninth and tenth grade students competing in a weekly competition. This show challenges students' knowledge in the areas of math, science, history, public affairs/current events, and the arts. The nine highest scoring teams compete in a televised year-end playoff tournament. 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 BRAIN GAME (WRAL Channel 5.1)
List date and time rescheduled 1/28/2012 @ 7:30-8pm EST
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2012-01-28
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Non-breaking News
Digital Core Program (6 of 14) Response
Program Title DINO SQUAD (WRAL Channel 5.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 12n-12:30pm EST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 9
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 4
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 4
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 9 years to 11 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Five quirky teens suddenly gain powers to transform into Dinosaurs, while their wise and mysterious teacher, Mrs. Moyniha, guides them while they work together demonstrating their uique abilities to protect the Earth. Meanwhile, an anthropomorphic Velociraptor, a transforming half-human, half dinosaur corporate executive, is creating mutant-suars in his effort to accelerate Global Warming. And yes, they still have to get their homework done. 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 DINO SQUAD (WRAL Channel 5.2)
List date and time rescheduled 1/21/2012 @ 7-7:30pm EST
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2012-01-21
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program DINO SQUAD (WRAL Channel 5.2)
List date and time rescheduled 3/10/2012 @ 7-7:30pm EST
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2012-03-10
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #3

Questions Response
Title of Program DINO SQUAD (WRAL Channel 5.2)
List date and time rescheduled 2/25/2012 @ 7-7:30pm EST
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2012-02-25
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #4

Questions Response
Title of Program DINO SQUAD (WRAL Channel 5.2)
List date and time rescheduled 3/3/2012 @ 7-7:30pm EST
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2012-03-03
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (7 of 14) Response
Program Title BUSY WORLD OF RICHARD SCARRY (WRAL CHANNEL 5.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11:30a-12n EST
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 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This fully animated series is based on the books by Richard Scarry which parents worldwide rely on to teach valuable lessons. Busytown is an enchanting place that's abuzz with energy and life. Young audiences love to sing and laugh along, as Huckle Cat and Lowly Worm make their way through the day. Always concerned for each other, the residents of Busytown make time for a song and a smile. 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 (8 of 14) Response
Program Title BUSYTOWN MYSTERIES - I (WRAL Channel 5.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday, 11am-11:30am EST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 13
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 3 years to 7 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Inspired by the beloved works of best-selling children's author Richard Scarry, Busytown Mysteries brings the popular adventures of Busytown to preschoolers with an educational, problem-solving twist. Children can follow classic characters such as Huckle, Sally and Lowly as they scour Busytown on fun-filled adventures looking for answers to life's puzzles. Each episode focuses on fostering viewers' problem solving abilities, as the characters use their skills of observation to collect facts, draw inferences from those facts, and ultimately reach conclusions. Each episode also develops vocabulary through words and concepts that are part of the episode's overall theme. 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 BUSYTOWN MYSTERIES - I (WRAL Channel 5.1)
List date and time rescheduled 1/28/2012 @ 11:30-12n EST
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2012-01-28
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Non-breaking News
Digital Core Program (9 of 14) Response
Program Title SMART START KIDS (WRAL CHANNEL 5.2)
Origination Local
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday, 8:30-9am EST
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 3 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Smart Start Kids is a locally-produced, award-winning children's television program where preschoolers are the "stars" of the show. Produced in a magazine-style format, the children interact with show host "Willa" and travel to fun, educational places across the state of North Carolina. Together, they experience trips to new geographical locations, learn from hands-on activities, and create their own memorable stories and music. Children viewers can also participate from home or a childcare center by calling the Smart Start toll-free phone number and sharing their own exciting, personal stories such as a first trip to the beach or the arrival of a new puppy. This toll-free phone number provides access for all North Carolina children. 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 (10 of 14) Response
Program Title ANIMAL RESCUE (WRAL CHANNEL 5.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday, 8am-8:30am EST
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. Animal Rescue is a weekly half-hour reality series showcasing spectacular rescues of all types of animals. The series focuses on the dedicated people around the world who help sick, injured or abused animals. The program also instructs children on the proper care of animals and provides safety tips on how to care for all kinds of creatures in the animal kingdom. The show is aimed at children and families who want to learn about animal treatment, care & protection. 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 (11 of 14) Response
Program Title BUSYTOWN MYSTERIES (WRAL CHANNEL 5.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 10:30-11am EST
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 3 years to 7 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Curiosities are everywhere in Busytown and so are Huckle Cat, Lowly Worm, Sally Cat, Hilda Hippo plus Pig Will and Pig Won't. Each episode is an innovative blend of humor and learning based around six unforgettable friends and many other colorful characters from the amazing world of Richard Scarry's books. Viewers follow the friends as they scour Busytown looking for the answer to the episode's mystery. 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 (12 of 14) Response
Program Title BUSYTOWN MYSTERIES - II (WRAL Channel 5.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday, 11:30am-12n EST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
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. Inspired by the beloved works of best-selling children's author Richard Scarry, Busytown Mysteries brings the popular adventures of Busytown to preschoolers with an educational, problem-solving twist. Children can follow classic characters such as Huckle, Sally and Lowly as they scour Busytown on fun-filled adventures looking for answers to life's puzzles. Each episode focuses on fostering viewers' problem solving abilities, as the characters use their skills of observation to collect facts, draw inferences from those facts, and ultimately reach conclusions. Each episode also develops vocabulary through words and concepts that are part of the episode's overall theme. 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 (13 of 14) Response
Program Title BUSY WORLD OF RICHARD SCARRY (WRAL CHANNEL 5.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11-11:30am EST
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 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This fully animated series is based on the books by Richard Scarry which parents worldwide rely on to teach valuable lessons. Busytown is an enchanting place that's abuzz with energy and life. Young audiences love to sing and laugh along, as Huckle Cat and Lowly Worm make their way through the day. Always concerned for each other, the residents of Busytown make time for a song and a smile. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (14 of 14) Response
Program Title SMART START KIDS (WRAL Channel 5.1)
Origination Local
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10-10:30am EST
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 3 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Smart Start Kids is a locally-produced, award-winning children's television program where preschoolers are the "stars" of the show. Produced in a magazine-style format, the children interact with show host "Willa" and travel to fun, educational places across the state of North Carolina. Together, they experience trips to new geographical locations, learn from hands-on activities, and create their own memorable stories and music. Children viewers can also participate from home or a childcare center by calling the Smart Start toll-free phone number and sharing their own exciting, personal stories such as a first trip to the beach or the arrival of a new puppy. This toll-free phone number provides access for all North Carolina children. 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 (2)

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Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (1 of 2) Response
Program Title DOODLEBOPS ROCKIN ROAD SHOW (WRAL CHANNEL 5.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: Sunday, 10am-10:30am EST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 4
Number of Preemptions 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Doodlebops are kids' favorite rock band. This musical comedy series for children stars Deedee, Rooney and Moe Doodle - three multi-talented rock stars who are always singing, dancing and learning from each other. They are the ultimate rock and roll band! Join The Doodlebops as they hang out and practice their song and dance routines in the coolest rehearsal space imaginable, and travel from show to show in their super cool tour bus! The Doodlebops will get kids twisting, turning, bopping and learning with their upbeat energetic music and funny stories. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the program have educating and informing children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Yes
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes
Does the Licensee provide information regarding the program, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides consistent with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? Yes

Date and Time Aired:

Questions Response
Date Time
Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (2 of 2) Response
Program Title THE DOODLEBOPS (WRAL CHANNEL 5.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: Sunday, 10:30am-11am EST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 4
Number of Preemptions 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Doodlebops are kids' favorite rock band. This musical comedy series for children stars Deedee, Rooney and Moe Doodle - three multi-talented rock stars who are always singing, dancing and learning from each other. They are the ultimate rock and roll band! Join The Doodlebops as they hang out and practice their song and dance routines in the coolest rehearsal space imaginable, and travel from show to show in their super cool tour bus! The Doodlebops will get kids twisting, turning, bopping and learning with their upbeat energetic music and funny stories. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the program have educating and informing children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Yes
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes
Does the Licensee provide information regarding the program, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides consistent with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? Yes

Date and Time Aired:

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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 Loretta Harper-Arnold
Address PO Box 12000
City Raleigh
State NC
Zip 27605
Telephone Number (919) 821-8652
Email Address lharper@wral.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. Please note regarding Questions 7(b) and 7(c): WRAL-TV terminated analog service as of July 1, 2009, and has answered yes to Questions 7(b) and 7(c)in order to avoid filing an unnecessary exhibit. PREEMPTIONS (further explanation): *On WRAL Channel 5.1, the following core children's programs were preempted and rescheduled due to CBS' expansion of Face the Nation public affairs program (non-breaking news): Brain Game and Busytown Mysteries I. **On WRAL Channel 5.2, the following core children's programs were preempted and rescheduled due to college sports programming: Dino Squad (Saturday, 12:30pm EST) and Dino Squad (Saturday, 12n EST). WRAL-TV seeks to positively influence the lives of our younger audience through station tours, routine school visits, station talent involvement at children-focused events, and donated production and/or airtime for public service announcements aired in the interest of children. Below is a more detailed accounting of the aforementioned station efforts during 1st Quarter 2012(supporting attachments are included in the station's public file): -Estimated in-kind monetary value of public service announcements aired in the interest of children and their families during regularly scheduled children's programming(see attachment in station's public file) = $75,350 -Station tours conducted for 190 approximately students. -WRAL News talent appearances/involvement at a total 81 events/activities benefitting children (see attachment in station's public file). -Family-friendly events sponsored by WRAL-TV included: Martin Luther King, Jr. Interfaith Prayer Breakfast, Jan 16th

Other Matters (16)

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Other Matters (1 of 16) Response
Program Title BUSY WORLD OF RICHARD SCARRY (WRAL Channel 5.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11:30a-12n EST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This fully animated series is based on the books by Richard Scarry which parents worldwide rely on to teach valuable lessons. Busytown is an enchanting place that's abuzz with energy and life. Young audiences love to sing and laugh along, as Huckle Cat and Lowly Worm make their way through the day. Always concerned for each other, the residents of Busytown make time for a song and a smile. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (2 of 16) Response
Program Title DOODLEBOPS ROCKIN ROAD SHOW (WRAL CHANNEL 5.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday, 10am-10:30am EST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Doodlebops are kids' favorite rock band. This musical comedy series for children stars Deedee, Rooney and Moe Doodle - three multi-talented rock stars who are always singing, dancing and learning from each other. They are the ultimate rock and roll band! Join The Doodlebops as they hang out and practice their song and dance routines in the coolest rehearsal space imaginable, and travel from show to show in their super cool tour bus! The Doodlebops will get kids twisting, turning, bopping and learning with their upbeat energetic music and funny stories. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (3 of 16) Response
Program Title ANIMAL RESCUE (WRAL Channel 5.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday, 8-8:30am EST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Animal Rescue is a weekly half-hour reality series showcasing spectacular rescues of all types of animals. The series focuses on the dedicated people around the world who help sick, injured or abused animals. The program also instructs children on the proper care of animals and provides safety tips on how to care for all kinds of creatures in the animal kingdom. The show is aimed at children and families who want to learn about animal treatment, care & protection. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (4 of 16) Response
Program Title BUSYTOWN MYSTERIES - I (WRAL Channel 5.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday, 11:30am-12n EST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
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. Inspired by the beloved works of best-selling children's author Richard Scarry, Busytown Mysteries brings the popular adventures of Busytown to preschoolers with an educational, problem-solving twist. Children can follow classic characters such as Huckle, Sally and Lowly as they scour Busytown on fun-filled adventures looking for answers to life's puzzles. Each episode focuses on fostering viewers' problem solving abilities, as the characters use their skills of observation to collect facts, draw inferences from those facts, and ultimately reach conclusions. Each episode also develops vocabulary through words and concepts that are part of the episode's overall theme. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (5 of 16) Response
Program Title SMART START KIDS (WRAL Channel 5.2)
Origination Local
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday, 8:30-9am EST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 3 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Smart Start Kids is a locally-produced, award-winning children's television program where preschoolers are the "stars" of the show. Produced in a magazine-style format, the children interact with show host "Willa" and travel to fun, educational places across the state of North Carolina. Together, they experience trips to new geographical locations, learn from hands-on activities, and create their own memorable stories and music. Children viewers can also participate from home or a childcare center by calling the Smart Start toll-free phone number and sharing their own exciting, personal stories such as a first trip to the beach or the arrival of a new puppy. This toll-free phone number provides access for all North Carolina children. 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 16) Response
Program Title DINO SQUAD (WRAL Channel 5.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 12:30-1pm EST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 9 years to 11 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Five quirky teens suddenly gain powers to transform into Dinosaurs, while their wise and mysterious teacher, Mrs. Moyniha, guides them while they work together demonstrating their uique abilities to protect the Earth. Meanwhile, an anthropomorphic Velociraptor, a transforming half-human, half dinosaur corporate executive, is creating mutant-suars in his effort to accelerate Global Warming. And yes, they still have to get their homework done. 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 (7 of 16) Response
Program Title DINO SQUAD (WRAL Channel 5.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 12-12:30pm EST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 9 years to 11 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Five quirky teens suddenly gain powers to transform into Dinosaurs, while their wise and mysterious teacher, Mrs. Moyniha, guides them while they work together demonstrating their uique abilities to protect the Earth. Meanwhile, an anthropomorphic Velociraptor, a transforming half-human, half dinosaur corporate executive, is creating mutant-suars in his effort to accelerate Global Warming. And yes, they still have to get their homework done. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (8 of 16) Response
Program Title BRAIN GAME (WRAL Channel 5.1)
Origination Local
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11:30am-12n EST
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. Brain Game is a locally-produced academic trivia program featuring ninth and tenth grade students competing in a weekly competition. This show challenges students' knowledge in the areas of math, science, history, public affairs/current events, and the arts. The nine highest scoring teams compete in a televised year-end playoff tournament. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (9 of 16) Response
Program Title BUSY WORLD OF RICHARD SCARRY (WRAL Channel 5.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11-11:30am EST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This fully animated series is based on the books by Richard Scarry which parents worldwide rely on to teach valuable lessons. Busytown is an enchanting place that's abuzz with energy and life. Young audiences love to sing and laugh along, as Huckle Cat and Lowly Worm make their way through the day. Always concerned for each other, the residents of Busytown make time for a song and a smile. 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 (10 of 16) Response
Program Title GREEN SCREEN ADVENTURES (WRAL Channel 5.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10-10:30am EST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 7 years to 13 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Green Screen Adventures sparks enthusiasm for writing through age-appropriate sketch comedy, original songs, puppetry, and story theatre. The stories are based on the writing of elementary school students, ages 7-13. Children get the message that their voices are being heard. They learn critical writing skills and positive social messages. The program focuses on the five Cs: Creativity, Curiosity, Confidence, Citizenship, and Compassion. 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 (11 of 16) Response
Program Title THE DOODLEBOPS (WRAL CHANNEL 5.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday, 10:30am-11am EST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Doodlebops are kids' favorite rock band. This musical comedy series for children stars Deedee, Rooney and Moe Doodle - three multi-talented rock stars who are always singing, dancing and learning from each other. They are the ultimate rock and roll band! Join The Doodlebops as they hang out and practice their song and dance routines in the coolest rehearsal space imaginable, and travel from show to show in their super cool tour bus! The Doodlebops will get kids twisting, turning, bopping and learning with their upbeat energetic music and funny stories. 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 16) Response
Program Title BUSYTOWN MYSTERIES (WRAL Channel 5.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10:30-11am EST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
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. Inspired by the beloved works of best-selling children's author Richard Scarry, Busytown Mysteries brings the popular adventures of Busytown to preschoolers with an educational, problem-solving twist. Children can follow classic characters such as Huckle, Sally and Lowly as they scour Busytown on fun-filled adventures looking for answers to life's puzzles. Each episode focuses on fostering viewers' problem solving abilities, as the characters use their skills of observation to collect facts, draw inferences from those facts, and ultimately reach conclusions. Each episode also develops vocabulary through words and concepts that are part of the episode's overall theme. 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 16) Response
Program Title DOODLEBOPS ROCKIN' ROAD SHOW II (WRAL Channel 5.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11am-11:30am EST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 3 years to 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Doodlebops is a live action show designed to teach life lessons to children under elementary school age, and is intended to promote social and academic readiness. The main characters are the three members of the Doodlebops musical band, their jazzy neighbor MAZZ and their driver Bus Driver Bob. Each episode explores social issues, such as the importance of persistence or the value of openness to new things. The program emphasizes an appreciation of music, and integrates the social lessons into original songs that are repeated through the episodes. 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 16) Response
Program Title SMART START KIDS (WRAL Channel 5.1)
Origination Local
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10-10:30am EST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 3 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Smart Start Kids is a locally-produced, award-winning children's television program where preschoolers are the "stars" of the show. Produced in a magazine-style format, the children interact with show host "Willa" and travel to fun, educational places across the state of North Carolina. Together, they experience trips to new geographical locations, learn from hands-on activities, and create their own memorable stories and music. Children viewers can also participate from home or a childcare center by calling the Smart Start toll-free phone number and sharing their own exciting, personal stories such as a first trip to the beach or the arrival of a new puppy. This toll-free phone number provides access for all North Carolina children. 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 (15 of 16) Response
Program Title DOODLEBOPS ROCKIN' ROAD SHOW I (WRAL Channel 5.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10:30-11am EST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 3 years to 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Doodlebops is a live action show designed to teach life lessons to children under elementary school age, and is intended to promote social and academic readiness. The main characters are the three members of the Doodlebops musical band, their jazzy neighbor MAZZ and their driver Bus Driver Bob. Each episode explores social issues, such as the importance of persistence or the value of openness to new things. The program emphasizes an appreciation of music, and integrates the social lessons into original songs that are repeated through the episodes. 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 (16 of 16) Response
Program Title BUSYTOWN MYSTERIES - II (WRAL Channel 5.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday, 12-12:30pm EST
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
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. Inspired by the beloved works of best-selling children's author Richard Scarry, Busytown Mysteries brings the popular adventures of Busytown to preschoolers with an educational, problem-solving twist. Children can follow classic characters such as Huckle, Sally and Lowly as they scour Busytown on fun-filled adventures looking for answers to life's puzzles. Each episode focuses on fostering viewers' problem solving abilities, as the characters use their skills of observation to collect facts, draw inferences from those facts, and ultimately reach conclusions. Each episode also develops vocabulary through words and concepts that are part of the episode's overall theme. 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.

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

Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc.


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