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

FRN:
0002710192
File Number:
CPR-127769
Submit Date:
01/10/2012
Call Sign:
WSYM-TV
Facility ID:
74094
City:
LANSING
State:
MI
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
01/10/2012
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Fourth Quarter of 2011

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 Lansing
Web Home Page Address http://www.fox47news.com/

Digital Core Programming

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

Digital Core Programs(9)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 9) Response
Program Title Eco Company (Primary Digital channel 47.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays at 8:30am
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 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 we impact our world. The E-Co team reports on the latest technologies in energy, recycling, conservation and organics and shares stories of young people making a positive impact on the environment. Each week the show also provides 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

Digital Core Program (2 of 9) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna's Into The Wild (Primary Digital channel 47.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays at 8am
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 8 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. JACK HANNAS INTO THE WILD takes viewers on exciting journeys to learn about animals and the places they live. In addition to the educational aspect of the program, Jack brings the affective aspect to wildlife education, engaging the emotional appeal of the wild animals and the conversation message to encourage the audience to take an active interest in preserving wildlife. Combining data-oriented scientific information with the concern of the conservation status of wildlife and the environment enforces the educational value and impact of the program.
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 Green Screen Adventures (secondary digital 47.2 Me-TV)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays and Sundays; 8am, 8:30am, 9am, 9:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 108
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. Utilizing humor as a powerful learning tool, GSA sparks enthusiasm for writing through age appropriate sketch comedy, original songs, puppetry, and story theatre. By basing the stories on the writing of elementary school students,a ges7 -13, children get the message that their words have power, and that their voices are being heard. GSA provides something that educators can't necessarily offer or replicate in a school setting, as it gives students a real world connection to their writing. Young students have the opportunity to understand the impact of writing on a broader audience by submitting their own writing to the show for consideration and adaptation. Green Screen's company of performers and writers reinforces critical writing skills and emphasizes positive social messages. In addition to academics kills, GSA focuses on the five Cs: Creativity, Curiosity, Confidence, Citizenship, Compassion.
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 Mystery Hunters (Primary Digital channel 47.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays at 9am
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 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Two intrepid young reporters, with the help of a skeptical magician and scientist, set out to explore some of the Worlds greatest myths and mysteries. Combining on-site reporting and exciting adventures, the Mystery Hunters use science and reasoning to try to uncover the truth. But they remain open to the unknown, to the things science cant yet explain. Mystery Hunters continues to garner awards and accolades around the world, including eight Gemini nominations (the Canadian equivalent of the Emmys), a Platinum Best of Show Prize at the Aurora Awards in Salt Lake City, a 2006 Parents Choice Award, and a 2007 Alliance for Children & Television Award of Excellence.
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 Edgemont (Secondary digital 47.2 Me-TV)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays at 10am and 1030am ET
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. Edgemont is designed to entertain its core teen audience and also to inform and educate its viewers about issues that arise in school and at home. The storylines focus on social and emotional challenges faced by all secondary school students, from forming and maintaining family, friendship and romantic relationships, to ethical and moral choices. The objective of the series is to demonstrate models of behavior for teen viewers, allowing them to consider choices that they themselves may face, to witness the potential outcomes of these choices and gain positive tools that they can use to resolve issues and conflicts in a constructive way.
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 The Real Winning Edge (Primary Digital channel 47.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays at 12pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Total times aired 14
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. The Real Winning Edge delivers to our nation's youth the kind of entertainment value they enjoy watching, while promoting a value system that enforces a strong source of purpose and worthiness. This 13 week television series includes three profiles of young achievers who are positive real-life role models.
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 The Real Winning Edge (Primary Digital channel 47.1)
List date and time rescheduled 12/25/2011 at 12pm
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2011-12-24
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (7 of 9) Response
Program Title Real Life 101
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays at 930am
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 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. REAL LIFE 101 presents real people pursuing real jobs and careers in an educational and informational format designed to help its viewers make important decisions about preparing for the future. The careers and people featured are carefully selected in order to present vivid impressions that can be used by the series.
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 Mad About (Secondary digital 47.2 Me-TV)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 10am and 1030am ET
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 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. MadAbout... provides CORE programming in the area of Financial Literacy, Nutrition, Earth Science, Ecology, Health, Life Skills and Fitness that tie to state and national education standards. M@dAbout... explores being "green" and understanding how our actions impact the world. The M@dAbout... team find out about healthy snacks and proper exercise through sketch comedy segments. Music videos teach financial literacy and the importance of family budgeting. Animation reinforces concepts of cyber bully prevention. M@dAbout... uses the technique of sketch comedy, music videos, animation and kid on the street interviews to teach, entertain and inspire teens to make quality life decisions. The diverse and dynamic cast of young people who make up the M@dAbout... cast combine their natural curiosity with their enthusiasm to inform teens and their families about society's most important issues and life skills.
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 Pets.TV (primary digital channel 47.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays at 7:30am
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 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 celebrates the pets we love and the people who love them. Pet News, Pet Care, Pet Health, and Pet Lifestyles!Produced By Emmy Award Winning Producer Lisa-Renee Ramirez, Pets.TV not only. features the usual domestic household pets but the unusual exotic pets people love.
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 Gary Baxter-VP/GM, Cori Ritter/PD
Address 600 West Saint Joseph St.
City Lansing
State MI
Zip 48933
Telephone Number 517-484-7747
Email Address critter@journalbroadcastgroup.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. WSYM-TV is a full power station that ceased analog broadcasts on or before June 12th, 2009. Therefore the analog portion of this document no longer applies to the station.

Other Matters (9)

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Other Matters (1 of 9) Response
Program Title Pets.TV (primary digital channel 47.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays at 730am
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 celebrates the pets we love and the people who love them. Pet News, Pet Care, Pet Health, and Pet Lifestyles!Produced By Emmy Award Winning Producer Lisa-Renee Ramirez, Pets.TV not only. features the usual domestic household pets but the unusual exotic pets people love.
Other Matters (2 of 9) Response
Program Title Eco Company (primary digital channel 47.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays at 830am
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 we impact our world. The E-Co team reports on the latest technologies in energy, recycling, conservation and organics and shares stories of young people making a positive impact on the environment. Each week the show also provides practical tips that teens, and people of all ages can use in their daily lives.
Other Matters (3 of 9) Response
Program Title The Real Winning Edge (Primary digital channel 47.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays at 12pm
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 Real Winning Edge delivers to our nation's youth the kind of entertainment value they enjoy watching, while promoting a value system that enforces a strong source of purpose and worthiness. This 13 week television series includes three profiles of young achievers who are positive real-life role models.
Other Matters (4 of 9) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna's Into The Wild (Primary Digital channel 47.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays at 8am
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 HANNAS INTO THE WILD takes viewers on exciting journeys to learn about animals and the places they live. In addition to the educational aspect of the program, Jack brings the affective aspect to wildlife education, engaging the emotional appeal of the wild animals and the conversation message to encourage the audience to take an active interest in preserving wildlife. Combining data-oriented scientific information with the concern of the conservation status of wildlife and the environment enforces the educational value and impact of the program.
Other Matters (5 of 9) Response
Program Title Green Screen Adventures (secondary digital 47.2 Me-TV)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays and Sundays; 8am, 8:30am, 9am, 9:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 104
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. Utilizing humor as a powerful learning tool, GSA sparks enthusiasm for writing through age appropriate sketch comedy, original songs, puppetry, and story theatre. By basing the stories on the writing of elementary school students,a ges7 -13, children get the message that their words have power, and that their voices are being heard. GSA provides something that educators can't necessarily offer or replicate in a school setting, as it gives students a real world connection to their writing. Young students have the opportunity to understand the impact of writing on a broader audience by submitting their own writing to the show for consideration and adaptation. Green Screen's company of performers and writers reinforces critical writing skills and emphasizes positive social messages. In addition to academics kills, GSA focuses on the five Cs: Creativity, Curiosity, Confidence, Citizenship, Compassion.
Other Matters (6 of 9) Response
Program Title Mystery Hunters (35.1 Primary Digital)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays at 9am
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. Mystery Hunters continues to garner awards and accolades around the world, including eight Gemini nominations (the Canadian equivalent of the Emmys), a Platinum Best of Show Prize at the Aurora Awards in Salt Lake City, a 2006 Parents Choice Award, and a 2007 Alliance for Children & Television Award of Excellence.
Other Matters (7 of 9) Response
Program Title Real Life 101 (Primary digital channel 47.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays at 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. REAL LIFE 101 presents real people pursuing real jobs and careers in an educational and informational format designed to help its viewers make important decisions about preparing for the future. The careers and people featured are carefully selected in order to present vivid impressions that can be used by the series.
Other Matters (8 of 9) Response
Program Title Mad About (Secondary digital 47.2 Me-TV)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 10am and 1030am
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. MadAbout... provides CORE programming in the area of Financial Literacy, Nutrition, Earth Science, Ecology, Health, Life Skills and Fitness that tie to state and national education standards. M@dAbout... explores being "green" and understanding how our actions impact the world. The M@dAbout... team find out about healthy snacks and proper exercise through sketch comedy segments. Music videos teach financial literacy and the importance of family budgeting. Animation reinforces concepts of cyber bully prevention. M@dAbout... uses the technique of sketch comedy, music videos, animation and kid on the street interviews to teach, entertain and inspire teens to make quality life decisions. The diverse and dynamic cast of young people who make up the M@dAbout... cast combine their natural curiosity with their enthusiasm to inform teens and their families about society's most important issues and life skills.
Other Matters (9 of 9) Response
Program Title Edgemont (Secondary digital 47.2 Me-TV)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 10am and 10:30am
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. Edgemont is designed to entertain its core teen audience and also to inform and educate its viewers about issues that arise in school and at home. The storylines focus on social and emotional challenges faced by all secondary school students, from forming and maintaining family, friendship and romantic relationships, to ethical and moral choices. The objective of the series is to demonstrate models of behavior for teen viewers, allowing them to consider choices that they themselves may face, to witness the potential outcomes of these choices and gain positive tools that they can use to resolve issues and conflicts in a constructive way.

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.

Journal Broadcast Corporation dba WSYM-TV


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