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

FRN:
0004284899
File Number:
CPR-118408
Submit Date:
04/04/2011
Call Sign:
KASN
Facility ID:
41212
City:
PINE BLUFF
State:
AR
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
04/04/2011
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : First Quarter of 2011

General Information

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

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

Contact Representatives (0)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Network Affiliation
Affiliated network The CW
Nielsen DMA Little Rock-Pine Bluff
Web Home Page Address www.cwarkansas.com

Digital Core Programming

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Question Response
State the average number of hours of Core Programming per week broadcast by the station on its main program stream 4.0
State the average number of hours per week of free over-the-air digital video programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream 0.0
State the average number of hours per week of Core Programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream. See 47 C.F.R. Section 73.671: 0.0
Does the Licensee provide information identifying each Core Program aired on its station, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides as required by 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? Yes
Does the Licensee certify that at least 50% of the Core Programming counted toward meeting the additional programming guideline (applied to free video programming aired on other than the main Yes No program stream) did not consist of program episodes that had already aired within the previous seven days either on the station's main program stream or on another of the station's free digital program streams? No

Digital Core Programs(7)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 7) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Monday at 7:30a (01/03/11 - 03/28/11)
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. JACK HANNA'S ANIMAL ADVENTURES: is a half-hour live action television program designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children. In each episode, the cameras follow Jack as he spends time with nature's creatures across the continents. Jack talks with people who are knowledgeable about each animal and habitat, teaching as he goes. Each episode is designed to reveal to children the world around them in a way that presents positive role models and prosocial values within an environMentally responsible universe. The program is regularly scheduled and airs between the hours of 7:00am and 10:00pm. The program is 30 minutes in length, and is identified as an educational and informational show throughout each broadcast and in listings provided to publishers of program guides. Its target is 13 - 16 year olds. This program series is carried only 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 7) Response
Program Title Pets.TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wednesday at 7:30a (01/05/11 - 03/30/11)
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. PETS.TV: provides educational and informational segments exposing the target audience of young viewers to everything pets. Pets from everyday to unique are showcased with information that shares how they evolved to become pets and their geographic origin. Professionals share personal experiences of excitement and love of working with pets and impart motivational and inspirational messages for viewers to pursue more information and education about everything concerning pets. The program is regularly scheduled and airs between the hours of 7:00am and 10:00pm. The program is 30 minutes in length, and is identified as an educational and informational show throughout each broadcast and in listings provided to publishers of program guides. Its target is 13 - 16 year olds. This program series is carried only on the main digital stream.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 7) Response
Program Title Cubix: Robots For Everyone
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday at 7:00a & 7:30a (01/01/11 - 02/12/11)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 12
Number of Preemptions 2
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 6 years to 11 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. CUBIX: ROBOTS FOR EVERYONE: takes place in the year 2040 in Bubble Town where robots outnumber humans. The series centers around a 13 year old boy named Connor, his robot Cubix, and the members of a special club known as Botties. Each member of the Botties has their own robot with a unique characteristic. The robots are friendly, efficient and function in imaginative ways to help make Bubble Town a great place to live. But it's a good vs. evil world and Connor and the Botties learn lessons of right and wrong, teamwork, courage and problem solving during their adventures to thwart Dr. K.'s evil schemes to take control of Bubble Town's robots. Each member of the Botties faces life scenarios that commonly affect children today - feeling sad and alone, insecure and vulnerable, fear of failure, and overcoming uncertainties and phobias. Whether it is Connor facing a difficult initiation task in order to join the Botties; Chip dealing with his insecurities because he isn't as tall as the others; Charles' bragging; Cubix being blamed for something that he didn't do; Endruix' stage fright; or Antonio's jealousy during a competition that leads him to act like a spoilsport, the Botties face the same real life conflicts and fears that children face. Throughout the entire series, the Botties learn important lessons about themselves including self-confidence, courage, loyalty, patience, humility and pride but they also learn the importance of perseverance, teamwork and embracing their differences to overcome obstacles. These lessons resonate as the Botties work together to defeat Dr. K. and his evil schemes. The program is regularly scheduled and airs between the hours of 7:00am and 10:00pm. The program is 30 minutes in length, and is identified as an educational and informational show throughout each broadcast and in listings provided to publishers of program guides. Its target is 6 - 11 year olds. This program series is carried only on the main digital stream.
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 Cubix: Robots For Everyone
List date and time rescheduled
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? No
Date Preempted 2011-01-01
Episode # 01/01/11 7a Ep #221
Reason for Preemption Other

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Cubix: Robots For Everyone
List date and time rescheduled
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? No
Date Preempted 2011-01-01
Episode # 01/01/11 730a Ep #222
Reason for Preemption Other
Digital Core Program (4 of 7) Response
Program Title Magi-Nation
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday at 7:00a & 7:30a (02/19/11 - 03/26/11)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 6
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 7 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. MAGI-NATION: follows the adventures of teenager Tony Jones, whose world is forever changed when he is mystically transported into a beautiful world far beyond imagination that was created a millennium ago by a powerful race known as the Magi. Here Tony meets Edyn and Strag, two young Magi heroes in training, who help him discover his vast new magical environment. However, all is not perfect in Tony's new world as the Moonlands of Magi-Nation are threatened by the evil Shadow Magi. It's up to this young trio and their vast collection of Dream Creatures to thwart the evildoers' plans and protect their world. The program is regularly scheduled and airs between the hours of 7:00am and 10:00pm. The program is 30 minutes in length, and is identified as an educational and informational show throughout each broadcast and in listings provided to publishers of program guides. Its target is 7 - 12 year olds. This program series is carried only 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 7) Response
Program Title Eco Company
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Friday at 7:30a (01/07/11 - 03/25/11)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. ECO COMPANY: provides CORE programming in the area of the environment and preservation of the earth's resources. Eco Company explores all aspects of being "green" and understanding how our actions impact the world. The E-Co team learns about global warming by asking questions to discover the truths and myths of the global warming issue. They learn about alternative energies by visiting wind farms and solar installations and discovering new energy technologies currently under development. They learn more about recycling, conservation and organics. The E-Team profiles teens and school organizations who have taken it upon themselves to make a difference, young entrepreneurs who are taking their passion for green to develop new ideas, and new products for a sustainable future. Most importantly, each story and each feature is reported by teens and told from their perspective. Additionally the show provides weekly practical tips that teens, and people of all ages can use in their daily lives. The program is regularly scheduled and airs between the hours of 7:00am and 10:00pm. The program is 30 minutes in length, and is identified as an educational and informational show throughout each broadcast and in listings provided to publishers of program guides. Its target is 13 - 16 year olds. This program series is carried only 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 7) Response
Program Title Awesome Adventures
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Thursday at 7:30a (01/06/11 - 03/31/11)
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. AWESOME ADVENTURES: is a half-hour adventure series that airs 52 weeks a year. Our host, as well as two different teens, will travel each week to destinations around the world that can be both exotic and remote. AWESOME ADVENTURES is designed to educate, inform and entertain children 16 and under (specific target audience is 13-16) about the world around them. Each journey is a lesson in the beauty of nature, its creatures, and the people who inhabit the land. The shows are not designed to be preachy or overly pedantic, but rather, the goal is to make the learning fun. The program is regularly scheduled and airs between the hours of 7:00am and 10:00pm. The program is 30 minutes in length, and is identified as an educational and informational show throughout each broadcast and in listings provided to publishers of program guides. Its target is 13 - 16 year olds. This program series is carried only 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 7) Response
Program Title Wild About Animals
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tuesday at 7:30a (01/04/11 - 03/29/11)
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. WILD ABOUT ANIMALS: is a half-hour animal E/I magazine series that airs 52 weeks each year. The show is hosted by the Emmy-award winning actress Mariette Hartley. Mariette has committed herself to fighting for the rights of animals for over 20 years. This series is produced for children 16 and under (specific target audience is 13-16). As the producers of WILD ABOUT ANIMALS, it is the objective of Steve Rotfeld Productions, Inc., to educate and inform children, specifically in the target age group, by bringing them entertaining and interesting stories about the world's most fascinating animals. Each episode will consist of four (4)different stories designed to teach children about both exotic and unique animals, as well as to educate them further about animals they see everyday. The program is regularly scheduled and airs between the hours of 7:00am and 10:00pm. The program is 30 minutes in length, and is identified as an educational and informational show throughout each broadcast and in listings provided to publishers of program guides. Its target is 13 - 16 year olds. This program series is carried only on the main digital stream.
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 Suzanne Spearman
Address 10800 Colonel Glenn Road
City Little Rock
State AR
Zip 72204
Telephone Number 501-217-5241
Email Address sspearman@kasn.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. In regards to the two preemptions of Cubix: Robots for Everyone on 1/1/11, there was a switcher error made by master control and mistakenly went to air with the eastern feed instead of the central feed. As a result, we aired Sonic X at 7a and 730a instead of Cubix. Notwithstanding the forgoing, Station has satisfied all requirements to broadcast programming designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children ages 16 and under. The following are highlights of efforts made by KASN-TV to address educational and informational needs during the First Quarter 2011: KASN-TV aired no fewer than 15 different PSA's specifically geared towards children. All PSA's aired on multiple occasions throughout the quarter on a rotating basis. KASN-TV aired Our World With Black Enterprise-- a weekly, nationally syndicated TV series hosted by Emmy Award-winning journalist Ed Gordon. A lifestyle show spotlighting the contemporary African American experience, and is produced in collaboration with Chicago-based Central City Productions (CCP).

Other Matters (6)

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Other Matters (1 of 6) Response
Program Title Pets.TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wednesday at 7:30a (04/06/11 - 06/29/11)
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. PETS.TV: provides educational and informational segments exposing the target audience of young viewers to everything pets. Pets from everyday to unique are showcased with information that shares how they evolved to become pets and their geographic origin. Professionals share personal experiences of excitement and love of working with pets and impart motivational and inspirational messages for viewers to pursue more information and education about everything concerning pets. The program will be regularly scheduled and air between the hours of 7:00am and 10:00 pm. The program is 30 minutes in length, and will be identified as an educational and informational show throughout each broadcast and in listings provided to publishers of program guides. Its target is 13 - 16 year olds. This program series will be carried only on the main digital stream.
Other Matters (2 of 6) Response
Program Title Awesome Adventures
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Thursday at 7:30a (04/07/11 - 06/30/11)
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. AWESOME ADVENTURES: is a half-hour adventure series that airs 52 weeks a year. Our host, as well as two different teens, will travel each week to destinations around the world that can be both exotic and remote. AWESOME ADVENTURES is designed to educate, inform and entertain children 16 and under (specific target audience is 13-16) about the world around them. Each journey is a lesson in the beauty of nature, its creatures, and the people who inhabit the land. The shows are not designed to be preachy or overly pedantic, but rather, the goal is to make the learning fun. The program will be regularly scheduled and air between the hours of 7:00am and 10:00 pm. The program is 30 minutes in length, and will be identified as an educational and informational show throughout each broadcast and in listings provided to publishers of program guides. Its target is 13 - 16 year olds. This program series will be carried only on the main digital stream.
Other Matters (3 of 6) Response
Program Title Eco Company
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Friday at 7:30a (04/01/11 - 06/24/11)
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. ECO COMPANY: provides CORE programming in the area of the environment and preservation of the earth's resources. Eco Company explores all aspects of being "green" and understanding how our actions impact the world. The E-Co team learns about global warming by asking questions to discover the truths and myths of the global warming issue. They learn about alternative energies by visiting wind farms and solar installations and discovering new energy technologies currently under development. They learn more about recycling, conservation and organics. The E-Team profiles teens and school organizations who have taken it upon themselves to make a difference, young entrepreneurs who are taking their passion for green to develop new ideas, and new products for a sustainable future. Most importantly, each story and each feature is reported by teens and told from their perspective. Additionally the show provides weekly practical tips that teens, and people of all ages can use in their daily lives. The program will be regularly scheduled and air between the hours of 7:00am and 10:00 pm. The program is 30 minutes in length, and will be identified as an educational and informational show throughout each broadcast and in listings provided to publishers of program guides. Its target is 13 - 16 year olds. This program series will be carried only on the main digital stream.
Other Matters (4 of 6) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna's Animal Adventure
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Monday at 7:30a (04/04/11 - 06/27/11)
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. JACK HANNA'S ANIMAL ADVENTURES: is a half-hour live action television program designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children. In each episode, the cameras follow Jack as he spends time with nature's creatures across the continents. Jack talks with people who are knowledgeable about each animal and habitat, teaching as he goes. Each episode is designed to reveal to children the world around them in a way that presents positive role models and prosocial values within an environmentally responsible universe. The program will be regularly scheduled and air between the hours of 7:00am and 10:00 pm. The program is 30 minutes in length, and will be identified as an educational and informational show throughout each broadcast and in listings provided to publishers of program guides. Its target is 13 - 16 year olds. This program series will be carried only on the main digital stream.
Other Matters (5 of 6) Response
Program Title Magi-Nation
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday at 7:00a & 7:30a (04/02/11 - 06/25/11)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 7 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. MAGI-NATION: follows the adventures of teenager Tony Jones, whose world is forever changed when he is mystically transported into a beautiful world far beyond imagination that was created a millennium ago by a powerful race known as the Magi. Here Tony meets Edyn and Strag, two young Magi heroes in training, who help him discover his vast new magical environment. However, all is not perfect in Tony's new world as the Moonlands of Magi-Nation are threatened by the evil Shadow Magi. It's up to this young trio and their vast collection of Dream Creatures to thwart the evildoers' plans and protect their world. The program will be regularly scheduled and air between the hours of 7:00am and 10:00 pm. The program is 30 minutes in length, and will be identified as an educational and informational show throughout each broadcast and in listings provided to publishers of program guides. Its target is 7 - 12 year olds. This program series will be carried only on the main digital stream.
Other Matters (6 of 6) Response
Program Title Wild About Animals
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tuesday at 7:30a (04/05/11 - 06/28/11)
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. WILD ABOUT ANIMALS: is a half-hour animal E/I magazine series that airs 52 weeks each year. The show is hosted by the Emmy-award winning actress Mariette Hartley. Mariette has committed herself to fighting for the rights of animals for over 20 years. This series is produced for children 16 and under (specific target audience is 13-16). As the producers of WILD ABOUT ANIMALS, it is the objective of Steve Rotfeld Productions, Inc., to educate and inform children, specifically in the target age group, by bringing them entertaining and interesting stories about the world's most fascinating animals. Each episode will consist of four (4)different stories designed to teach children about both exotic and unique animals, as well as to educate them further about animals they see everyday. The program will be regularly scheduled and air between the hours of 7:00am and 10:00 pm. The program is 30 minutes in length, and will be identified as an educational and informational show throughout each broadcast and in listings provided to publishers of program guides. Its target is 13 - 16 year olds. This program series will be carried only on the main digital stream.

Certification

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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.

Newport Television Licensee, LLC


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