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

FRN:
0005020870
File Number:
CPR-156698
Submit Date:
07/08/2014
Call Sign:
WPGH-TV
Facility ID:
73875
City:
PITTSBURGH
State:
PA
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
07/08/2014
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Second Quarter of 2014

General Information

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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 Pittsburgh
Web Home Page Address www.wpgh53.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 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(9)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 9) Response
Program Title Wild America
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 730-8am (4/5-6/28/2014)
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 key objective of this program is to familiarize children with the animals of the North Amiercan continent, their interaction with other animals and their enviroment, Throughout the series emphasis will be placed upon protecting endangered species and the impact that humans have while interacting in their environment. The goal of this program is for the viewer to achieve a greater understanding of nature and specific animal species with the aid of up close and detailed photography throughout the program. Through this understanding it is hoped that viewers will better relate to the natural environment as it exists in North America and learn to protect North America's animal species. This program aired on the main digital stream.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 9) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna's Into the Wild
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wednesdays 730am-8am (4/2-6/25/2014)
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 series is based around Jack Hanna traveling the world with his friends and family, taking the viewer to his favorite destinations and introducing them to new and amazing creatures each week. Throughout Jack's travels he raises awareness of different cultures, geography and spectacular animals and animal facts, while teaching children the importance of stewardship of our environment through his documented donations to conservation efforts worldwide. This program aired on the stations Main Digital Channel.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 9) Response
Program Title Dragonfly TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Mondays 730-8am (4/7-6/30/2014)
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 program features children engaging in various science projects and demonstrates practical applications of mathematics and science from multiple scientific fields. It introduces young viewers to a variety of scientific disciplines and challenges them in critical thinking and problem solving skills, while providing valuable information to reach answers. Examples of program episodes include studying various ecosystems, sea turtles, and rocket propulsion. Each episode is engaging, entertaining and educational in structure, allowing children to gain an appreciation for science in a unique and entertaining way. This program aired on the main digital stream.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 9) Response
Program Title Live Life and Win
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 7-730am (4/5-6/28/2014)
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. Live Life and Win: A half-hour series with a goal to inspire and enlighten young viewers with inspirational teen success stories, as well as segments focusing on the arts, school & sports, exercise and nutrition and health & wellness. The series will promote such critical themes as social responsibility, perseverance, leadership, academic achievement and volunteerism. This program aired on the main digital stream.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 9) Response
Program Title Awesome Adventures
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Thursdays 730-8am (4/3-6/26/2014)
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. Awesome Adventures' host, as well as two different teens, will travel each week to destinations around the world that can be both exotic and remote. The show is designed to educate, inform, & entertain children about the world around them. Each journey is a lesson in the beauty of nature, its creatures, & the people who inhabit the land. The goal is to make the learning fun. This program aired on the main digital stream.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 9) Response
Program Title Chat Room
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays 730-8am (4/4-6/27/2014)
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. Chat Room addresses teen-oriented dilemmas and discusssion in an open and honest format. Chat Room offers a place where young people can watch and discuss the problems they face. ChatRoom provides a compelling look at real-life situations than happen to today's teens as dramatized by teen actors. The adult host and teen panel then discuss the issues presented in a direct and forthright manner. The goal is to present issues that are real and raw and discuss the pros and cons of each situation in a freeflowing environment. This program aired on the main digital stream.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 9) Response
Program Title Steal the Show
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 8am and 830am (4/5-6/28/2014)
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 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This music reality television show follows Ariel, Zoey & Eli (AZE) as they work with Jim Peterik in the recording studio to create a new album. Viewers are taken behind the scenes to learn the recording process and the collaboration behind creating a song. During the show, Jim introduces AZE to a variety of music genres. AZE also seeks advice from other famous musicians, entertainers, and advocates about songwriting. The song topics AZE cover include coping with the loss of a friend to how to stop bullying. This program aired on the secondary digital stream, channel 53.2.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 9) Response
Program Title The Young Icons
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tuesdays 730-8am (4/1-6/24/2014)
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 program showcases world-class athletes, accomplished artists, scholars, philanthropists and entrepreneurs all under the age of 18. Some of the stories highlighted include: Patrick Peerage, a 14 year old actor and philanthropist, who traveled America raising cancer awareness; Turquoise Thompson who sprinted her way into the record books and earned a full scholarship to UCLA; sisters Marni & Berni Barta who created Kidflicks, a non-profit organization that donates new and used DVDs to children's hospitals all across America. These stories are meant to inspire young people to be selfless and to take part in the larger community around them in some meaningful way and to show them that there are many ways to accomplish things. This program aired on the main digital stream.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 9) Response
Program Title Ariel & Zoey, Eli Too
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 7am and 730am, 9am and 930am (4/5-6/28/2014)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 52
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 program is hosted by three siblings; twin girls, Ariel and Zoey, and their younger brother Eli. As hosts, these children entertain and inform their audience through song, dance, music and dialogue. This show supports and encourages respect for others, having integrity, following directions, putting forth your best effort and taking responsibility. This program is an upbeat, diverse and entertaining series that will inform young people on a variety of subjects, while keeping their interest. This program aired on the secondary digital stream, channel 53.2.
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 Robert DePascale
Address 750 Ivory Ave
City Pittsburgh
State PA
Zip 15214
Telephone Number 412-931-5300
Email Address rdepasca@sbgtv.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 past quarter, WPGH telecast numerous public service announcements. Our PSA's are designed for a general audience, but also serve children 16 years of age and under. WPGH continues to maintain a community calendar on its website highlighting various local community events and organizations.

Other Matters (11)

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Other Matters (1 of 11) Response
Program Title Passport to Explore
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 11am (7/5-9/27/2014)
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 takes the viewer along with Lexi and Leonard as they travel to engaging and kid friendly locations. The hosts along with a rotating cast of characters, friends and guests bring their travel experiences to the screen focusing on local culture, history and entertainment. Through a variety of hands-on adventure, expert interviews and cartoon animation, each episode takes the viewer to a new exciting locale to explore the best of what the world has to offer. This program will air on the secondary digital stream, channel 53.2.
Other Matters (2 of 11) Response
Program Title Nature Adventures
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 1130am (7/5-9/27/2014)
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. Wildlife experts Todd Magnuson and Terri Lawrenz host this Emmy-nominated television program that showcases the beauty and wonder of the great outdoors. Todd and Terri's mission is to teach children and viewers of all ages about nature, conservation, and wildlife in a fun, light-hearted manner. Viewers are encouraged to be themselves and to have fun in whatever they are doing. The hosts want to bring families together in the great outdoors to create lasting memories, and to ensure that future generations will continue to learn, understand, and appreciate the value of nature. This program will air on the secondary digital stream, channel 53.2.
Other Matters (3 of 11) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna's Into the Wild
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wednesdays 730am-8am (7/2-9/24/2014)
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 series is based around Jack Hanna traveling the world with his friends and family, taking the viewer to his favorite destinations and introducing them to new and amazing creatures each week. Throughout Jack's travels he raises awareness of different cultures, geography and spectacular animals and animal facts, while teaching children the importance of stewardship of our environment through his documented donations to conservation efforts worldwide. This program aired on the stations Main Digital Channel.
Other Matters (4 of 11) Response
Program Title Live Life and Win
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 7-730am (7/5-9/27/2014)
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. Live Life and Win: A half-hour series with a goal to inspire and enlighten young viewers with inspirational teen success stories, as well as segments focusing on the arts, school & sports, exercise and nutrition and health & wellness. The series will promote such critical themes as social responsibility, perseverance, leadership, academic achievement and volunteerism. This program will air on the main digital stream.
Other Matters (5 of 11) Response
Program Title The Young Icons
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tuesdays 730-8am (7/1-9/30/2014)
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. This program showcases world-class athletes, accomplished artists, scholars, philanthropists and entrepreneurs all under the age of 18. Some of the stories highlighted include: Patrick Peerage, a 14 year old actor and philanthropist, who traveled America raising cancer awareness; Turquoise Thompson who sprinted her way into the record books and earned a full scholarship to UCLA; sisters Marni & Berni Barta who created Kidflicks, a non-profit organization that donates new and used DVDs to children's hospitals all across America. These stories are meant to inspire young people to be selfless and to take part in the larger community around them in some meaningful way and to show them that there are many ways to accomplish things. This program will air on the main digital stream.
Other Matters (6 of 11) Response
Program Title Real Life 101
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 10 and 1030am (7/7-9/29/2014)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program presents real people pursuing real jobs and careers in an informational format designed to help its viewers make important decisions about preparing for the future. The careers and people featured are carefully selected and the viewer is taken "on the job" to understand why the professionals love what they do and they even may learn about job opportunities they may not have known existed. This program will air on the secondary digital stream, channel 53.2.
Other Matters (7 of 11) Response
Program Title Aqua Kids Adventure
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 12pm and 1230pm (7/5-9/27/2014)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program explores the marine ecosystem from tributaries, rivers and oceans to develop an understanding and let the viewer know that we are key in preserving the ocean environment. Aqua Kids teaches about the diversity and beauty of the marine environment and its potential destruction by pollution and carelessness of the human population; such as marine mammals dying from the ingestion of plastic and toxic waste in our waterways destroying the habitat and marine life. By showing the audience the problems they encounter, the Aqua Kids educate their peers on what can be done to solve environmental dilemmas. This program will air on the secondary digital stream, channel 53.2.
Other Matters (8 of 11) Response
Program Title Wild America
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 730-8am (7/5-9/27/2014)
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 key objective of this program is to familiarize children with the animals of the North Amiercan continent, their interaction with other animals and their enviroment, Throughout the series emphasis will be placed upon protecting endangered species and the impact that humans have while interacting in their environment. The goal of this program is for the viewer to achieve a greater understanding of nature and specific animal species with the aid of up close and detailed photography throughout the program. Through this understanding it is hoped that viewers will better relate to the natural environment as it exists in North America and learn to protect North America's animal species. This program will air on the main digital stream.
Other Matters (9 of 11) Response
Program Title Awesome Adventures
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Thursdays 730-8am (7/3-9/25/2014)
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. Awesome Adventures' host, as well as two different teens, will travel each week to destinations around the world that can be both exotic and remote. The show is designed to educate, inform, & entertain children about the world around them. Each journey is a lesson in the beauty of nature, its creatures, & the people who inhabit the land. The goal is to make the learning fun. This program will air on the main digital stream.
Other Matters (10 of 11) Response
Program Title Chat Room
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays 730-8am (7/4-9/26/2014)
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. Chat Room addresses teen-oriented dilemmas and discusssion in an open and honest format. Chat Room offers a place where young people can watch and discuss the problems they face. ChatRoom provides a compelling look at real-life situations than happen to today's teens as dramatized by teen actors. The adult host and teen panel then discuss the issues presented in a direct and forthright manner. The goal is to present issues that are real and raw and discuss the pros and cons of each situation in a freeflowing environment. This program will air on the main digital stream.
Other Matters (11 of 11) Response
Program Title Dragonfly TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Mondays 730-8am (7/7-9/29/2014)
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 features children engaging in various science projects and demonstrates practical applications of mathematics and science from multiple scientific fields. It introduces young viewers to a variety of scientific disciplines and challenges them in critical thinking and problem solving skills, while providing valuable information to reach answers. Examples of program episodes include studying various ecosystems, sea turtles, and rocket propulsion. Each episode is engaging, entertaining and educational in structure, allowing children to gain an appreciation for science in a unique and entertaining way. This program will air on the main digital stream.

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.

WPGH Licensee, LLC


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