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

FRN:
0003613825
File Number:
CPR-126162
Submit Date:
01/06/2012
Call Sign:
WLVI
Facility ID:
73238
City:
CAMBRIDGE
State:
MA
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
01/06/2012
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Fourth 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 CW
Nielsen DMA Boston
Web Home Page Address www.cw56.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(8)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 8) Response
Program Title Sports Stars of Tomorrow
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays, 8:00AM
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. "Sports Stars of Tomorrow" profiles the top national and local college, high school and youth sports talent, providing an in-depth, storytelling look at the hard work and dedication it takes to achieve their goals. Sports Stars of Tomorrow will inspire and set a peer-to-peer example for today's teams.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 8) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays, 8:30AM
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 Atlas" is an entertaining and educational half-hour wildlife program that introduces young viewers to every kind of animal imaginable from all over the world. The program promotes a better understanding of how species live and what they need to survive. Viewers discover how animals find food, how family units operate and how they play. Along the way, the program also educates the audience about endangered species and how to support wildlife conservation.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 8) Response
Program Title Magi-Nation
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 7:00AM and 7:30AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 28
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. Young Tony Jones is an average teen from Earth who finds himself mysteriously transported to the magical world of Magi-Nation. In these Moonlands, Tony befriends two young Magi heroes-in-training who join him on a journey to defeat the evil Shadow Magi who are out to rule their world. Along with their trusty collection of Dream Creatures, these new friends must solve riddles, battle evil and discover the secrets hidden in each region on the Moonlands. During their adventures they just might discover some secrets about themselves!
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 8) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna's Into the Wild
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday, 9:30AM
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. "Into the Wild" is based around Jack Hanna traveling around the world with his friends and family, taking viewers to his favorite destinations and introducing them to new and amazing creautres 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
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 8) Response
Program Title Aqua Kids
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays, 9:00AM
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. "Aqua Kids" is a weekly half-hour program that strives to inspire kids to take charge of their environment. Each week the kids visit a variety of water environments--from water management facilities to fresh water and brackish streams, to the oceans of the world--with the intent to motivate kids to become active citizens on the issue of water pollution. Every episode presents an important lesson on conservation of the water environments of the world.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 8) Response
Program Title Gina D's Kids Club (Digital Multicast Only, Ch. 56.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 7AM, 7:30AM, 8AM,8:30AM, 9AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 70
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 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Gina D's Kids Club is a family-friendly educational television program for pre-schoolers. Specifically themed shows address the learning needs and potential of young children as they entertain, amuse and delight viewers of all ages through a combination of live action and dynamic 3-D animation. The show is hosted by a positive adult female role model who connects with her young viewers in a gentle, caring way in the same familiarity that children associate with their mothers. The major premise of Gina D's Kids Club is establishing and reinforcing positive values and behaviors through original songs and character performances that children will choose to adopt and imitate. Scripts are designed to promote actions that support interpersonal skills such as helping others, negotiation, cooperation, sharing and tolerance with an ending (Gina D's letter to grandma) that reinforces those educational objectives. Content is lively and fun, produced with state-of-the-art computer animation and orginal positive songs and characters.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 8) Response
Program Title Children Talk (Digital Multicast Only, Ch. 56.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 9:30AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
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 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Children's Talk is a weekly half-hour series where children talk about what they know, and learn about what they don't. Featuring nationally known ventriloquist Taylor Mason, each episode provides young viewers with an educational experience by visiting a variety of locations with historical or scientific significance. Visits are combined with practical demonstrations and useful information for building important life skills. Series includes an interview segment where children participate in a question and answer session on what they have learned.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 8) Response
Program Title Eco Company
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays, 7:30AM
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. 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.
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 Joan McCready
Address 7 Bulfinch Place
City Boston
State MA
Zip 02114
Telephone Number (617) 725-0672
Email Address jmccready@whdh.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. On December 1, 2006, an application for the renewal of the license of WLVI was filed timely with the FCC. That license renewal application remains pending. WLVI completed its DTV transition and terminated all analog operations by June 12, 2009. On January 25, 2011 the station launched The Country Network (TCN) as a digital subchannel. Children's programming information for TCN is included in this report. EXHIBIT "A" - PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS: For a complete listing of public service announcements designed specifically for children, please refer to WLVI's Public Inspection File, located at 7 Bulfinch Place, Boston. EXHIBIT "B" - NON-BROADCAST EFFORTS: The following events were publicized on the Kids Calendar section of the station's website: American Repertory Theatre's "The Snow Queen" Children's Performers Jumping Monkeys at Coolidge Corner Lexington Arts and Crafts Weave-In Catskill Puppet Theatre at JFK Museum Santa's Tea at Gore Place Sugar Plum Party at Langione Dance Center Girl Scout Troop 60078 Holiday Craft Fair Science for Kids at Community House of Hamilton Halloween Silly Willies at Watertown Library Halloween Trick or Treat in Maynard & Hudson Children's concert by Middlesex Concert Band Hispanic Heritage Month celebration at JFK Museum Fenway Alliance's Opening Our Doors event Verril Farm Harvest Festival Peabody Museum's Archaeology Discovery Room Rockport Harvest Festival Pumpkin Chucking Fest in Amesbury Junior Fire Fighter Day at Community House of Hamilton Great Pumpkin Fest at EcoTarium Room to Read event in Concord Tyngsborough Trot 5K Run or Walk for Education Nature Connection's Meet the Animals at Umbrella Ctr. for the Arts Holiday Happenings Church Fair at First Church in Sandwich Holiday Craft Market at Centreville Elementary School Boston Common Frog Pond Opening Night--Skating Under the Stars Pudding Pops Band's "My Daddy Rocks" concert in Hamilton Sleigh Bell Artisan Fair at Wenham Museum Family Music Performers Rudnick & Friends at Coolidge Corner Silver Bells Holiday Fair in Kingston Tours of the station's newsroom were conducted for the following groups during this quarter: 10/19/2011- Northeastern University class (Bill Lancaster) 10/20/2011- Newbury College Class (Meryl Perlson) 11/10/2011- Girl Scout Troop from Lunenburg 11/30/2011- Girl Scout Troop from Sharon 12/01/2011- Job Shadow in newsroom, Amy Soughen tour 7 News meteorologists visited the following schools during this quarter to teach lessons about weather: October 5th- Greenhalge School, Lowell, MA October 12th- Brickett Elementary School 5th Grade Class,Lynn October 17th- Beaver Brook Elementary School 2nd Grade,Abington October 24th- Vinson-Owen Elementary School 5th Grade, Winchester November 7th- Laurel School 1st Grade, Brewster November 8th- Our Lady of Assumption, Lynnfield November 8th- Newton School, Newton, NH November 14th- Cottage Street School 4th Grade, Sharon November 14th- Daniel Webster School 3rd Grade, Marshfield November 15th- Eastham Elementary School, Eastham November 16th- Center School, Peabody November 21st- West Parish School 4th & 5th Grade, Gloucester November 22nd- Haynes School 5th Grade, Sudbury November 28th- Highlands Elementary School 3rd grade, Braintree November 29th- The Center School 2nd Grade, Chelmsford November 29th- Stapleton School 2nd Grade, Framingham November 30th- St. Joseph's Elementary School 4th Grade, Needham December 19th- Lincoln School 2-4th grade, Lowell December 19th- Haynes School 2nd Grade Sudbury

Other Matters (9)

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Other Matters (1 of 9) Response
Program Title Magi-Nation
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 7:00 and 7:30AM
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. Young Tony Jones is an average teen from Earth who finds himself mysteriously transported to the magical world of Magi-Nation. In these Moonlands, Tony befriends two young Magi heroes-in-training who join him on a journey to defeat the evil Shadow Magi who are out to rule their world. Along with their trusty collection of Dream Creatures, these new friends must solve riddles, battle evil and discover the secrets hidden in each region on the Moonlands. During their adventures they just might discover some secrets about themselves!
Other Matters (2 of 9) Response
Program Title Mustard Pancakes (Digital Multicast Only, Ch. 56.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 8:30 and 9AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
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. Mustard Pancakes is a television series for children ages 3-6, featuring the loveable and talented Courtney Campbell and her family of fun-loving friends. Each episode mirrors a slice of everyday life, from problems to celebrations and everything in between. Courtney lives with her cat, Mr. D., and her three dogs, Oogleberry Ink Dog, Tiny Tina Ten Toes and Mo. Definitely an offbeat family! Courtney's home is warm, friendly and inviting, a cozy place where all children feel comfortable hangingout, singing songs and hearing stories.
Other Matters (3 of 9) Response
Program Title Passport to Explore: The Explorers
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays, 9:00-9:30AM
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. Teens travel the globe in search of exciting and adventure-filled places to show you - and we all learn a little something in the process. The five ''young explorer'' hosts lead informal, fun adventures. PASSPORT TO EXPLORE is an atypical approach to TV travel-zines, since the focus on areas of interest is specifically aimed to the 13-16 year old set. The program focuses on cities such as Washington D.C., New York, Boston, Los Angeles/Hollywood, Las Vegas, Seattle, and Vancouver.
Other Matters (4 of 9) Response
Program Title Eco Company
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays, 7:30-8:00AM
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 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.
Other Matters (5 of 9) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna's Into the Wild
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays, 9:30AM
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. "Into the Wild" is based around Jack Hanna traveling around the world with his friends and family, taking viewers to his favorite destinations and introducing them to new and amazing creautres 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.
Other Matters (6 of 9) Response
Program Title Sports Stars of Tomorrow
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays, 8:00-8:30AM
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. "Sports Stars of Tomorrow" profiles the top national and local college, high school and youth sports talent, providing an in-depth, storytelling look at the hard work and dedication it takes to achieve their goals. Sports Stars of Tomorrow will inspire and set a peer-to-peer example for today's teams.
Other Matters (7 of 9) Response
Program Title Gina D's Kids Club (Digital Multicast Only - Channel 56.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 7AM, 7:30AM, and 8AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 39
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Gina D's Kids Club is a family-friendly educational television program for pre-schoolers. Specifically themed shows address the learning needs and potential of young children as they entertain, amuse and delight viewers of all ages through a combination of live action and dynamic 3-D animation. The show is hosted by a positive adult female role model who connects with her young viewers in a gentle, caring way in the same familiarity that children associate with their mothers. The major premise of Gina D's Kids Club is establishing and reinforcing positive values and behaviors through original songs and character performances that children will choose to adopt and imitate. Scripts are designed to promote actions that support interpersonal skills such as helping others, negotiation, cooperation, sharing and tolerance with an ending (Gina D's letter to grandma) that reinforces those educational objectives. Content is lively and fun, produced with state-of-the-art computer animation and orginal positive songs and characters.
Other Matters (8 of 9) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays, 8:30-9:00AM
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 Atlas" is an entertaining and educational half-hour wildlife program that introduces young viewers to every kind of animal imaginable from all over the world. The program promotes a better understanding of how species live and what they need to survive. Viewers discover how animals find food, how family units operate and how they play. Along the way, the program also educates the audience about endangered species and how to support wildlife conservation.
Other Matters (9 of 9) Response
Program Title Children Talk (Digital Multicast Only, Ch. 56.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 9:30AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Children's Talk is a weekly half-hour series where children talk about what they know, and learn about what they don't. Featuring nationally known ventriloquist Taylor Mason, each episode provides young viewers with an educational experience by visiting a variety of locations with historical or scientific significance. Visits are combined with practical demonstrations and useful information for building important life skills. Series includes an interview segment where children participate in a question and answer session on what they have learned.

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.

WHDH-TV, Inc.


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