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

FRN:
0018223693
File Number:
CPR-125681
Submit Date:
01/03/2012
Call Sign:
WSMV-TV
Facility ID:
41232
City:
NASHVILLE
State:
TN
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
01/03/2012
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 NBC
Nielsen DMA Nashville
Web Home Page Address www.wsmv.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 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? Yes

Digital Core Programs(6)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 6) Response
Program Title Babar
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday @ 11:30 am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
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 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Babar is a young elephant who returns to the jungle where he builds the city of Celesteville and is crowned king of the elephants. A dedicated rule and father, Babar and his family experience many challenges as they journey through life, and they learn to rise above them through strength and optimism.
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 Babar
List date and time rescheduled November 27, 2011 @ 11:00 am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # November 19, 2011, Episode #BAR205
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (2 of 6) Response
Program Title The Magic Bus
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday @ 11 am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
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 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. In a small grade school, one class has a unique way of learning about the world with their teacher, Ms. Frizzle. In order to give the class firsthand experience of the principles of science, she takes them on field trips on the Magic School bus, a vehicle that can literally go anywhere to explore space, the arctic, or even into the human body.
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 Magic Bus
List date and time rescheduled November 27, 2011 @ 9:30 am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # November 19, 2011, Episode #MSB413
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (3 of 6) Response
Program Title Shelldon
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday @ 10:30 am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
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 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This is an animated series about Shelldon, a school aged yoka shell mollusk who lives with the adoptive family, the Clams, in an undersea community called Shell Land, which is populated by all sorts of sea species. Shelldon and his best friends, Connie (a cowry shell mollusk) and Herman (a hermit crab) face a specific challenge in every episode of the show. The problem may be managing a bully, improving their grades, learning how to be altruistic, or protecting their environment from natural and man-made disasters. In all cases they rely on Dr. Shell, the most venerated intellectual and elder in Shell Land who teaches them and gives them opportunities to harness their potential and solve the problem. Each episode provides a direct socio-emotional lesson and many episodes provide informational content relating to the sea life habitat of Shell Land and environmental conservation.
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 Shelldon
List date and time rescheduled November 27, 2011 @ 9:00 am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # November 19, 2011, Episode #SHL010
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (4 of 6) Response
Program Title Pearlie
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday @ 12:30 pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
Total times aired 14
Number of Preemptions 3
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 3
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Pearlie the park fairy has been assigned to take care of Jubilee Park, and along with her friends, she must make sure everything runs smoothly. The series focuses on the key issues of problem solving and cooperation as kids will see the inventive way Pearlie approaches every park adventure. Pearlie is magic's unsung hero! Pearlie is an urban fairy comedy for kids based on the bestselling book by Australian author Wendy Hammer.
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 Pearlie
List date and time rescheduled December 4, 2011 @ 11:30 am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # December 4, 2011, Episode #PEA101
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Pearlie
List date and time rescheduled October 16, 2011 @ 12:30 pm
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # October 15, 2011, Episode #PEA109
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #3

Questions Response
Title of Program Pearlie
List date and time rescheduled November 27,2011 @ 12:00 pm
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # November 19, 2011, Episode #PEA107
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (5 of 6) Response
Program Title Willa's Wild Life
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday @ 12 pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
Total times aired 14
Number of Preemptions 3
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 3
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Willa's Wild Life is an enchanting series about a little girl's unique home life that is sure to keep you in stitches and warm your heart. Willa's Wild Life follows the adventures of Willa, an unforgettable little girl who, like a young Lucy in I Love Lucy, finds herself in comic predicaments that only seem to escalate as she fumbles through solutions. But thanks to her loving and patient father, and her entire extended family of personality rich zoo animals, Willa manages to overcome her obstacles, learn a little something, and have a great time along the way.
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 Willa's Wild Life
List date and time rescheduled October 16, 2011 @ 12 pm
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # October 15, 2011, Episode #WIL015
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Willa's Wild Life
List date and time rescheduled November 27, 2011 @ 11:30 am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # November 19, 2011, Episode #WIL012
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #3

Questions Response
Title of Program Willa's Wild Life
List date and time rescheduled December 4, 2011 @ 11:00 am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # December 3, 2011, Episode #WIL013
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (6 of 6) Response
Program Title Turbo Dogs
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday @ 10 am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
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 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The series follows a group of six dogs from Racerville who love to compete with one another in races. In each story, one or more of the dogs encounter and solve problems that teach them social-emotional lessons on good sportsmanship, teamwork, cooperation, playing fair, and friendship. The show also imparts information on the mechanics of racing like directionality and the concepts of distance and time. The social-emotional messages are embedded through the stories using action and humor.
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 Turbo Dogs
List date and time rescheduled November 26, 2011 @ 1:00 pm
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # November 19, 2011, Episode #TDO126
Reason for Preemption Sports

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 Donna Sexton
Address 5700 Knob Road
City Nashville
State TN
Zip 37209
Telephone Number 615-353-2214
Email Address dsexton@wsmv.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. After due review of internal station records and documentation provided to us by program suppliers, the licensee hereby certifies that the station fully complied with the FCC's commercial limits in children's programs, as specified at 47 C.F.R. Section 73.670, with respect to all programs specifically designed for children ages twelve and under. The station did not broadcast any programs specifically designed for children ages twelve and under except for those programs listed in this report. NBC's coverage of World Gynastics Championships, President's Cup Golf, and ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating caused Turbo Dogs, Shelldon, The Magic Bus, Babar, Willa's Wild Life and Pearlie to air in different time periods and dates.

Other Matters (6)

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Other Matters (1 of 6) Response
Program Title Babar
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday @ 11:30 am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Babar is a young elephant who returns to the jungle where he builds the city of Celesteville and is crowned king of the elephants. A dedicated rule and father, Babar and his family experience many challenges as they journey through life, and they learn to rise above them through strength and optimism.
Other Matters (2 of 6) Response
Program Title Shelldon
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday @ 10:30 am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This is an animated series about Shelldon, a school aged yoka shell mollusk who lives with the adoptive family, the Clams, in an undersea community called Shell Land, which is populated by all sorts of sea species. Shelldon and his best friends, Connie (a cowry shell mollusk) and Herman (a hermit crab) face a specific challenge in every episode of the show. The problem may be managing a bully, improving their grades, learning how to be altruistic, or protecting their environment from natural and man-made disasters. In all cases they rely on Dr. Shell, the most venerated intellectual and elder in Shell Land who teaches them and gives them opportunities to harness their potential and solve the problem. Each episode provides a direct socio-emotional lesson and many episodes provide informational content relating to the sea life habitat of Shell Land and environmental conservation.
Other Matters (3 of 6) Response
Program Title Pearlie
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday @ 12:30 pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Pearlie the park fairy has been assigned to take care of Jubilee Park, and along with her friends, she must make sure everything runs smoothly. The series focuses on the key issues of problem solving and cooperation as kids will see the inventive way Pearlie approaches every park adventure. Pearlie is magic's unsung hero! Pearlie is an urban fairy comedy for kids based on the bestselling book by Australian author Wendy Hammer.
Other Matters (4 of 6) Response
Program Title The Magic Bus
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday @ 11:00 am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. In a small grade school, one class has a unique way of learning about the world with their teacher, Ms. Frizzle. In order to give the class firsthand experience of the principles of science, she takes them on field trips on the Magic School bus, a vehicle that can literally go anywhere to explore space, the arctic, or even into the human body.
Other Matters (5 of 6) Response
Program Title Willa's Wild Life
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday @ 12 pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Willa's Wild Life is an enchanting series about a little girl's unique home life that is sure to keep you in stitches and warm your heart. Willa's Wild Life follows the adventures of Willa, an unforgettable little girl who, like a young Lucy in I Love Lucy, finds herself in comic predicaments that only seem to escalate as she fumbles through solutions. But thanks to her loving and patient father, and her entire extended family of personality rich zoo animals, Willa manages to overcome her obstacles, learn a little something, and have a great time along the way.
Other Matters (6 of 6) Response
Program Title Turbo Dogs
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday @ 10 am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The series follows a group of six dogs from Racerville who love to compete with one another in races. In each story, one or more of the dogs encounter and solve problems that teach them social-emotional lessons on good sportsmanship, teamwork, cooperation, playing fair, and friendship. The show also imparts information on the mechanics of racing like directionality and the concepts of distance and time. The social-emotional messages are embedded through the stories using action and humor.

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.

Meredith Corporation


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