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

FRN:
0003828712
File Number:
CPR-125215
Submit Date:
10/10/2011
Call Sign:
WCCB
Facility ID:
49157
City:
CHARLOTTE
State:
NC
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
10/10/2011
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Third 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 FOX
Nielsen DMA Charlotte
Web Home Page Address www.foxcharlotte.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: 6.0
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 TEEN KIDS NEWS
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Main channel: Saturdays at 8am
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. National and international news and current events reported by, and for, children ages 13-16. Each week the series takes a 'kid sensitive' approach to serious news topics such as terrorism, bullying and cliques, and the alarming increase of diabetes in children. This show is produced by Albert Primo and Weekly Reader. Primo is the broadacast news veteran who created the groundbreaking "Eyewitness News" format seen through the country. Weekly Reader is best known for its various educational current event/news publications that have been distributed in school systems in the U.S. since 1902. TEEN KIDS NEWS aired as a core E/I program exclusively on the main channel Saturdays at 8am.
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 GREEN SCREEN ADVENTURES
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Multicast channel: Saturdays and Sundays at 8am, 8:30am, 9am, 9:30am, 10am and 10:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 156
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 7 years to 13 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. GREEN SCREEN ADVENTURES sparks enthusiasm for writing through age-appropriate sketch comedy, original songs, puppetry, and story theatre. The stories are based on the writing of elementary school students, ages 7-13. Children get the message that their words have power, that their voices are being heard. The show's diverse Green Screen company of performers and writers reinforce critical writing skills and share positive social messages. The program's educational mission emphasizes the four "C"s as well as the three "R"s - Curiosity, Confidence, Citizenship, Compassion. GREEN SCREEN ADVENTURES aired as a core E/I programming exclusively on the sub-channel.
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 DRAGONFLY TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Main channel: Saturdays at 8:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 25
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
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. DRAGONFLY TV features real kids doing real science, demonstarting practical applications of math and other scientific disciplines in everyday life. The show provides information on science and research techniques to encourage viewers to conduct their own experiments. The show aired exclusively as a core E/I program on the main channel Saturdays at 8:30am.
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 THIS WEEK IN BASEBALL
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Main channel: Saturdays at 3:30pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 4
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 WEEK IN BASEBALL highlights the pro-social on-and-off the field activities of MLB's leading players and coaches. Working with the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE), THIS WEEK IN BASEBALL seeks to provide today's youth with educational messages that can have an impact on development of positive lifestyle behaviors. The program portrays the positive outcomes that result from dedication, hard work, self-discipline, teamwork, practice and personal responsibilities. THIS WEEK IN BASEBALL aired as a core E/I program exclusively on the main channel.
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 ECO COMPANY
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Main channel: Saturdays at 7am
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 gives teens a voice in the greening of the planet. It is hosted by a diverse group of teens who combine enthusiasm for the sustainability of the planet with their natural curiosity to learn the causes and solutions for the depletion of the Earth's resources. ECO COMPANY aired as a core E/I program exclusively on the main channel Saturdays at 7am.
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 PETS.TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Main channel: Saturdays at 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. PETS.TV teaches teens about the behavior, characteristics, care, and history of our domestic pets, from the everyday variety to the more exotic and unique animal. PETS.TV will explore how specific animals evolved as domestic pets and their geographic origins. PETS.TV aired as a core program E/I exclusively on the main channel Saturdays at 7:30am.
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 SWAP TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Main channel: Saturdays at 9am.
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. SWAP TV features real children, from different backgrounds, swapping lives for an once-in-a-lifetime adventure. These adventures give the participants and viewers new and varied experiences and insight, allowing them to expand their horizons and stregthening their creative skills. The show aired exclusively as a core E/I program on the main channel Saturdays at 9am.
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 WILD AMERICA
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Main channel: Saturdays at 9:30am.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 25
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
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 AMERICA combines an expert's narration and spectacular photography to educate and inform young viewers about the habits and habitats of a wide variety of American wildlife. It also brings an awareness to the public about how all wildlife, ecosystems, and people are bound together. WILD AMERICA aired exclusively as a core E/I program on the main channel Saturdays at 8:30am.
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 Jeff Arrowood
Address One Television Place
City Charlotte
State NC
Zip 28205
Telephone Number 704-372-1800
Email Address jarrowood@foxcharlotte.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.

Other Matters (9)

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Other Matters (1 of 9) Response
Program Title TEEN KIDS NEWS
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Main channel: Saturdays at 8am
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. National and international news and current events reported by, and for, children ages 13-16. Each week the series takes a 'kid sensitive' approach to serious news topics such as terrorism, bullying and cliques, and the alarming increase of diabetes in children. This show is produced by Albert Primo and Weekly Reader. Primo is the broadacast news veteran who created the groundbreaking "Eyewitness News" format seen through the country. Weekly Reader is best known for its various educational current event/news publications that have been distributed in school systems in the U.S. since 1902. TEEN KIDS NEWS will air as a core E/I program exclusively on the main channel.
Other Matters (2 of 9) Response
Program Title EDGEMONT
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Multicast channel: Sundays at 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" has the goal to entertain, inform and educate viewers between the ages of 13 and 16 about issues that arise in school and at home. Storylines focus on the social and emotional challenges that every secondary school student faces, from forming and maintaining friendships and romantic attachments, to ethical and moral choices and family relationships. The programs illustrate the possible consequences of choices that these viewers may face, and these outcomes provide "life lessons" that are shown plainly to the teen audience. "Edgemont" also touches on significant societal issues and can complement classroom discussions on these topics. These issues range from considerations of diversity, racism and sexual identity, to divorce, teen pregnancy, bullying and alcohol and substance abuse. "Edgemont" further benefits its viewers by opening dialogue with peers and potentially also parents and educators regarding the topics portrayed in the series.
Other Matters (3 of 9) Response
Program Title SWAP TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Main channel: Saturdays at 9am
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. SWAP TV features real children, from different backgrounds, swapping lives for an once-in-a-lifetime adventure. These adventures give the participants and viewers new and varied experiences and insight, allowing them to expand their horizons and stregthening their creative skills. The show will air exclusively as a core E/I program on the main channel Saturdays at 9am.
Other Matters (4 of 9) Response
Program Title MAD ABOUT
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Multicast channel: Saturdays at 10am and 10:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 28
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. "Mad About" provides core programming for ages 13-16 in the area of Financial Literacy, Nutrition, Earth Science, Ecology, Health, Life Skills and Fitness that tie to state and national education standards. Mad About explores being "green" and understanding how our actions impact the world. The Mad About team finds 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.
Other Matters (5 of 9) Response
Program Title WILD AMERICA
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Main channel: Saturdays at 9:30am
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. WILD AMERICA combines an expert's narration and spectacular photography to educate and inform young viewers about the habits and habitats of a wide variety of American wildlife. It also brings an awareness to the public about how all wildlife, ecosystems, and people are bound together. The show will air as a core E/I program exclusively on the main channel.
Other Matters (6 of 9) Response
Program Title DRAGONFLY TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Main channel: Saturdays at 8:30am
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. DRAGONFLY TV features real kids doing real science, demonstarting practical applications of math and other scientific disciplines in everyday life. The show provides information on science and research techniques to encourage viewers to conduct their own experiments. The show will air as a core E/I program exclusively on the main channel.
Other Matters (7 of 9) Response
Program Title GREEN SCREEN ADVENTURES
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Multicast channel: Saturdays and Sundays at 8am, 8:30am, 9am, 9:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 108
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 7 years to 13 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Green Screen Adventures sparks enthusiasm for writing through age-appropriate sketch comedy, original songs, puppetry, and story theatre. The stories are based on the writing of elementary school students, ages 7-13. Children get the message that their words have power, that their voices are being heard. The show's diverse Green Screen company of performers and writers reinforce critical writing skills and share positive social messages. The program's educational mission emphasizes the four "C"s as well as the three "R"s - Curiosity, Confidence, Citizenship, Compassion. GREEN SCREEN ADVENTURES will air as a core E/i program exclusively on the WCCB sub-channel.
Other Matters (8 of 9) Response
Program Title PETS.TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Main channel: Saturdays at 7:30am
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. PETS.TV teaches teens about the behavior, characteristics, care, and history of our domestic pets, from the everyday variety to the more exotic and unique animal. PETS.TV will explore how specific animals evolved as domestic pets and their geographic origins. PETS.TV will air as a core E/I program exclusively on the main channel.
Other Matters (9 of 9) Response
Program Title ECO COMPANY
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Main channel: Saturdays at 7am
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. ECO COMPANY gives teens a voice in the greening of the planet. It is hosted by a diverse group of teens who combine enthusiasm for the sustainability of the planet with their natural curiosity to learn the causes and solutions for the depletion of the Earth's resources. ECO COMPANY will air as a core program exclusively on the main channel Saturdays at 7am.

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.

North Carolina Broadcasting Partners


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