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

FRN:
0016216038
File Number:
CPR-136624
Submit Date:
01/07/2013
Call Sign:
KFSM-TV
Facility ID:
66469
City:
FORT SMITH
State:
AR
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
01/07/2013
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Fourth Quarter of 2012

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 CBS
Nielsen DMA Ft. Smith
Web Home Page Address www.kfsm.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(12)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 12) Response
Program Title DRAGONFLY TV (2nd Channel 5.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11:00-11:30 AM
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. Dragonfly TV features real kids doing real science. Series demonstrates practical applications of math and science with enjoyable, hands-on projects, promoting critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Young viewers see kids like themselves investigating, dreaming and doing! This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 12) Response
Program Title BUSYTOWN MYSTERIES - I (Main Channel 5.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10:00-10:30 AM
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 3 years to 7 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Inspired by the beloved works of best-selling children's author Richard Scarry, Busytown Mysteries brings the popular adventures of Busytown to preschoolers with an educational, problem-solving twist. Children can follow classic characters such as Huckle, Sally and Lowly as they scour Busytown on fun-filled adventures looking for answers to life's puzzles. Each episode focuses on fostering viewers' problem solving abilities, as the characters use their skills of observation to collect facts, draw inferences from those facts, and ultimately reach conclusions. Each episode also develops vocabulary through words and concepts that are part of the episode's overall theme. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 12) Response
Program Title ANIMAL RESCUE (2nd Channel 5.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11:30AM-12:00N
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 Rescue is an award-winning, Emmy-nominated reality series showcasing spectacular rescues of all types of animals. Program educates and informs young viewers about a wide variety of animals, emphasizing teamwork and problem-solving demonstrated by rescuers. Every episode includes pet safety tips and promotes educational activities. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 12) Response
Program Title BUSYTOWN MYSTERIES - II (Main Channel 5.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10:30-11:00 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 13
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 3 years to 7 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Inspired by the beloved works of best-selling children's author Richard Scarry, Busytown Mysteries brings the popular adventures of Busytown to preschoolers with an educational, problem-solving twist. Children can follow classic characters such as Huckle, Sally and Lowly as they scour Busytown on fun-filled adventures looking for answers to life's puzzles. Each episode focuses on fostering viewers' problem solving abilities, as the characters use their skills of observation to collect facts, draw inferences from those facts, and ultimately reach conclusions. Each episode also develops vocabulary through words and concepts that are part of the episode's overall theme. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
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 BUSYTOWN MYSTERIES - II (Main Channel 5.1)
List date and time rescheduled 10/13/2012, 11:30am-12N
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # 10/06/2012, #9616R
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (5 of 12) Response
Program Title SWAP TV (2nd Channel 5.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 9:00-9:30AM
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. Swap TV is a fun, fast-paced series where two kids swap lives for a once-in-a-lifetime weekend adventure. Youths from different backgrounds exchange life experiences and learn invaluable lessons about people, places and cultures. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 12) Response
Program Title MISSING (2nd Channel 5.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10:30-11:00AM
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. Missing highlights cases of missing children from around the United States. Each episode also includes information for keeping children and families safe. Youths offer peer-to-peer advice on topics including on-line safety, personal behavior and situational awareness. Presented in cooperation with The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 12) Response
Program Title DOODLEBOPS - II (Main Channel 5.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 9:30-10:00 AM
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 3 years to 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Doodlebops is a live action show designed to teach life lessons to children under elementary school age, and is intended to promote social and academic readiness. The main characters are the three members of the Doodlebops musical band, their jazzy neighbor MAZZ and their driver Bus Driver Bob. Each episode explores social issues, such as the importance of persistence or the value of openness to new things. The program emphasizes an appreciation of music, and integrates the social lessons into original songs that are repeated through the episodes. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 12) Response
Program Title DOODLEBOPS - I (Main Channel 5.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 9:00-9:30 AM
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 3 years to 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Doodlebops is a live action show designed to teach life lessons to children under elementary school age, and is intended to promote social and academic readiness. The main characters are the three members of the Doodlebops musical band, their jazzy neighbor MAZZ and their driver Bus Driver Bob. Each episode explores social issues, such as the importance of persistence or the value of openness to new things. The program emphasizes an appreciation of music, and integrates the social lessons into original songs that are repeated through the episodes. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 12) Response
Program Title DOG TALES (2nd Channel 5.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 9:30-10:00AM
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. Dog Tales informs and educates kids about the world of dogs. Every episode includes valuable information about dog care and pet responsibility, plus tips from vets and trainers. Young viewers learn about various types of dogs, and how they are more than just pets. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 12) Response
Program Title ECO COMPANY (2nd Channel 5.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10:00-10:30AM
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 we impact our world. From reporting on the latest technologies in energy, recycling, conservation and organics to sharing the stories of young people making a positive impact on the environment, Eco Company also provides tips that teens and people of all ages can use in their daily lives. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (11 of 12) Response
Program Title LIBERTY'S KIDS I (Main Channel 5.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 8:00-8:30 AM
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 9 years to 11 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The purpose of this series is to introduce viewers aged 9-11 to the period leading up to, during and immediately following the American Revolution. Each episode focuses on placing historical events and pivotal figures within an age appropriate context that provides young people with an exciting opportunity to experience this period of history through the eyes of a similar demographic. The programs also include interstitial segments that provide facts in both a newscast and game format, reinforcing the topic of the episode. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (12 of 12) Response
Program Title LIBERTY'S KIDS II (Main Channel 5.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 8:30-9:00 AM
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 9 years to 11 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The purpose of this series is to introduce viewers aged 9-11 to the period leading up to, during and immediately following the American Revolution. Each episode focuses on placing historical events and pivotal figures within an age appropriate context that provides young people with an exciting opportunity to experience this period of history through the eyes of a similar demographic. The programs also include interstitial segments that provide facts in both a newscast and game format, reinforcing the topic of the episode. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (9)

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Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (1 of 9) Response
Program Title The Flight Before Christmas (Main Channel 5.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: Saturday, December 8, 8:00-9:00 PM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 1
Number of Preemptions 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 12 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. In this animated special, a young reindeer named Niko dreams about flying like his father who he believes is a member of Santa's famous Flying Forces. Despite suffering from severe vertigo, he sneaks out of his home to take flying lessons from his friend Julius, a clumsy flying squirrel. Soon after, Niko and Julius learn that Santa and his reindeer are in serious trouble so the pair gather their forest friends and head North to save the day. The main theme of this program is believing in yourself. Nicko learns to be confident and reach for his dreams by the end of the show. Family is also an important element in this special.
Does the program have educating and informing children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Yes
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? No
Does the Licensee provide information regarding the program, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides consistent with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? No

Date and Time Aired:

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Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (2 of 9) Response
Program Title The Elf on the Shelf: An Elf's Story (Main Channel 5.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: Friday, December 14, 8:30-9:00 PM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 1
Number of Preemptions 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 6 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Elf on the Shelf: An Elf's Story follows one of the many scout elves from the North Pole who helps Santa Claus determine who to put on the naughty and nice lists. Named "Chippey" by his adoptive family, the elf is assigned to help a young boy, Taylor McTuttle, who struggles to believe in the magic of Christmas.
Does the program have educating and informing children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Yes
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? No
Does the Licensee provide information regarding the program, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides consistent with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? No

Date and Time Aired:

Questions Response
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Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (3 of 9) Response
Program Title Rudolph, the Red Nosed Reindeer (Main Channel 5.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: Tuesday, December 4, 7:00-8:00 PM; and Friday, December 14, 7:00-8:00 PM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 2
Number of Preemptions 0
Length of Program 60 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 6 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This classic television special features Rudolph and his misfit buddies. Rudolph is shunned by the other reindeer because he's different; however, he gains acceptance when his glowing nose helps him lead Santa Claus through a violent storm and enables him to deliver Christmas presents to children all over the world. This program shows how Rudolph learned to overcome diversity and that being different is not bad; everyone has a special gift or talent.
Does the program have educating and informing children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Yes
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? No
Does the Licensee provide information regarding the program, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides consistent with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? No

Date and Time Aired:

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Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (4 of 9) Response
Program Title It's A Sponge Bob Christmas (Main Channel 5.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: Friday, November 23, 8:30-9:00 PM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 1
Number of Preemptions 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 6 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This animated Christmas special based on the hit Nickelodeon animated series "SpongeBob SquarePants" is inspired by the popular song, "Don't be a Jerk, It's Christmas." Mr. Krabs' nemesis, Plankton, vows to get his Christmas wish (obtaining the Krusty Krab's secret Krabby Patty formula) by turning everyone in Bikini Bottom rude with the help of his special jerktonium-laced fruitcake, a plot by naughty Plankton to get on Santa's nice list. Plankton wants to put everyone on their worst behavior when they should be on their best behavior.
Does the program have educating and informing children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Yes
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? No
Does the Licensee provide information regarding the program, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides consistent with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? No

Date and Time Aired:

Questions Response
Date Time
Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (5 of 9) Response
Program Title Frosty the Snowman (Main Channel 5.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: Friday, November 23, 7:00-7:30PM; and Saturday, December 8, 7:00-7:30PM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 2
Number of Preemptions 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 6 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This animated special is an American holiday classic. When Frosty the Snowman is accidentally brought to life by a magical silk hat, he must weather a storm of adventures and the dastardly plans of an evil magician before he can find safety and happiness at the North Pole. This program puts an emphasis on helping one another and working together to accomplish something.
Does the program have educating and informing children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Yes
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? No
Does the Licensee provide information regarding the program, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides consistent with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? No

Date and Time Aired:

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Date Time
Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (6 of 9) Response
Program Title Frosty Returns (Main Channel 5.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: Friday, November 23, 7:30-8:00PM; and Saturday, December 8, 7:30-8:00PM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 2
Number of Preemptions 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 6 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Frosty Returns, the sequel to Frosty the Snowman, Frosty befriends a shy nine-year old girl, Holly, and together they enlighten the town of Beansborough to the wonders and magic of winter and the importance of protecting the environment.
Does the program have educating and informing children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Yes
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? No
Does the Licensee provide information regarding the program, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides consistent with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? No

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Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (7 of 9) Response
Program Title The 14th Annual A Home for the Holidays with Rascal Flatts (Main Channel 5.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: Wednesday, December 19, 7:00-8:00PM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 1
Number of Preemptions 0
Length of Program 60 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 14th Annual A Home for the Holidays with Rascal Flatts special tells touching stories about adoption from foster care to raise awareness for this important social issue. The inspirational stories of these American families were enhanced with performances by some of today's most popular artists. Some of the musical performances accompany story segments which are introduced by celebrities who have their own adoption experiences or are involved with children's issues. The stories highlight exceptional American children and families involved in this rewarding process.
Does the program have educating and informing children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? No
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? No
Does the Licensee provide information regarding the program, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides consistent with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? No

Date and Time Aired:

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Date Time
Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (8 of 9) Response
Program Title Hoops & Yo-Yo Ruin Christmas (Main Channel 5.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: Friday, November 23, 8:00-8:30 PM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 1
Number of Preemptions 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 6 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Hoops & Yoyo Ruin Christmas, an animated special, follows the unexpected adventure of the comical pink kitty and green bunny team, Hoops and Yoyo. Hoops and Yoyo wait up to see Santa, and inadvertently end up in his sleigh, traveling with him through the time-space continuum that allows Santa to visit everyone in the world in one night. When they fall off the sleigh part-way through the continuum, they find themselves back in time with a young Kris Kringle, who has not yet become the magical toy-giver we know of today. Their arrival back in time disrupts the natural order of events that will make Kris Kringle, Santa, forcing the duo into a desperate race to set things right so that the world will have its Santa Claus.
Does the program have educating and informing children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Yes
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? No
Does the Licensee provide information regarding the program, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides consistent with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? No

Date and Time Aired:

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Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (9 of 9) Response
Program Title Yes, Virginia There is a Santa Claus (Main Channel 5.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: Friday, December 14, 8:00-8:30 PM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 1
Number of Preemptions 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 12 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This animated special is based on the 1897 true story of Virginia O'Hanlon, an 8-year-old girl who inspired the most famous newspaper editorial of all time by asking "Is there a Santa Claus?" This program helps children understand that Christmas isn't just gifts and lights, but about believing and having faith.
Does the program have educating and informing children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Yes
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? No
Does the Licensee provide information regarding the program, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides consistent with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? No

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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 Debby Etzkorn
Address 318 North 13th Street
City Fort Smith
State AR
Zip 72901
Telephone Number 479-783-3131
Email Address debby.etzkorn@kfsm.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 as follows: (i) the only programs specifically designed for children ages twelve and under that the station broadcast this quarter are disclosed in this report and (ii) the licensee fully complied with the FCCs commercial limits in children's programs, as specified at 47 C.F.R. Section 73.670, with respect to these programs. The station terminated analog operations on June 12, 2009. Questions 7(b) and 7(c) are no longer applicable. Below is a list of other activities and special projects KFSM-TV is involved in; PSAs concerning kids that ran on KFSM-TV; a list of schools and other organizations visited by KFSM-TV employees; and some of the news stories that were related to children and education that aired during our local newscasts in the 4th quarter of 2012. KFSM-TV is involved in several special projects including: 5NEWS In School - A program where KFSM and KXNW invite area schools to sign up through our website to have KFSM employees visit their school and talk to students about a career in broadcasting, weather, severe weather safety, etc. KFSM and KXNW participate in the Partners in Education (PIE) program which establishes mutually beneficial relationships between businesses and schools. Over 100 local companies and businesses partner with area schools to mentor, provide services, equipment or whatever may assist in the educational goals of a particular school. KFSM and KXNW are Partners in Education to Darby Jr. High School in Fort Smith. We donate used printer toner cartridges to Darby and they use the money to purchase equipment for the school (such as copiers, toner cartridges, etc.) and for educational field trips. We also provide emcees and judges for various school activities throughout the year. Backpack Buddies - KFSM teams up with Community Services Clearinghouse, Inc., to bring balanced meals to local kids through the Backpack Buddies program. The Clearinghouse supplies area residents with Meals for Kids food list so they can purchase individually sized packages of the suggested foods and donate them to the Clearinghouse who then provides the items to area kids who otherwise would not have enough to eat. KFSM helps Community Services Clearinghouse with various projects throughout the year. The following is a list of some of our Public Service Announcements that ran during the 4th quarter of 2012. March of Dimes, GED, Boys Town, Text and Drive, Girl Scouts, Pool Safety, Children's Health, Runaway Switchboard, United Way, Speak Up, Wordplay, Forest, Common Journey, Youth Bridge, Adopt US Kids, Center for Art & Education, Save The Children, Autism Awareness, Childhood Obesity Prevention, Lead Poisoning Prevention-Kids, Hunger Prevention, One Child Advocacy, Dropout Prevention VISITS TO SCHOOLS OR OTHER ORGANIZATIONS by KFSM-TV EMPLOYEES: 10/01/2012 - Meteorologist Joe Pennington taught an Earth Science class at University of the Ozarks in Clarksville. They discussed El Nino, the Arctic Oscillation, and the forecasting process. 10/01/2012 - Meteorologist Joe Pennington spoke to a TV production class at University of the Ozarks in Clarksville on the television business, the emergence of back pack journalists, and the changing business model of television. 10/06/2012 - KFSM was sponsor of the 12th Annual Northwest Arkansas International Festival and 5th Annual International Fashion Show held in Rogers. The goal of the International Festival is to promote, educate, and serve the diverse cultural interests of Rogers and Northwest Arkansas. 10/16/2012 - Daren Bobb, anchor, spoke to kids at Ramsey Jr. High School about growing up in the 70's and how to have a career in media. 10/19/2012 - Meteorologist Joe Pennington talked to 4th grade students at a Fort Smith school. 11/01/2012 - KFSM partnered with the Salvation Army to reach out to the community to collect new

Other Matters (12)

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Other Matters (1 of 12) Response
Program Title ANIMAL RESCUE (2nd Channel 5.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11:30AM-12N
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 Rescue is an award-winning, Emmy-nominated reality series showcasing spectacular rescues of all types of animals. Program educates and informs young viewers about a wide variety of animals, emphasizing teamwork and problem-solving demonstrated by rescuers. Every episode includes pet safety tips and promotes educational activities. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (2 of 12) Response
Program Title MISSING (2nd Channel 5.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10:30-11:00AM
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. Missing highlights cases of missing children from around the United States. Each episode also includes information for keeping children and families safe. Youths offer peer-to-peer advice on topics including on-line safety, personal behavior and situational awareness. Presented in cooperation with The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (3 of 12) Response
Program Title ECO COMPANY (2nd Channel 5.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10:00-10:30AM
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. Eco Company explores all aspects of being green and understanding how we impact our world. From reporting on the latest technologies in energy, recycling, conservation and organics to sharing the stories of young people making a positive impact on the environment, Eco Company also provides tips that teens and people of all ages can use in their daily lives. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (4 of 12) Response
Program Title DOODLEBOPS - II (Main Channel 5.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 9:30-10:00 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
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. The Doodlebops is a live action show designed to teach life lessons to children under elementary school age, and is intended to promote social and academic readiness. The main characters are the three members of the Doodlebops musical band, their jazzy neighbor MAZZ and their driver Bus Driver Bob. Each episode explores social issues, such as the importance of persistence or the value of openness to new things. The program emphasizes an appreciation of music, and integrates the social lessons into original songs that are repeated through the episodes. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (5 of 12) Response
Program Title BUSYTOWN MYSTERIES - I (Main Channel 5.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10:00-10:30 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 3 years to 7 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Inspired by the beloved works of best-selling children's author Richard Scarry, Busytown Mysteries brings the popular adventures of Busytown to preschoolers with an educational, problem-solving twist. Children can follow classic characters such as Huckle, Sally and Lowly as they scour Busytown on fun-filled adventures looking for answers to life's puzzles. Each episode focuses on fostering viewers' problem solving abilities, as the characters use their skills of observation to collect facts, draw inferences from those facts, and ultimately reach conclusions. Each episode also develops vocabulary through words and concepts that are part of the episode's overall theme. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (6 of 12) Response
Program Title DRAGONFLY TV (2nd Channel 5.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11:00-11:30AM
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. Dragonfly TV features real kids doing real science. Series demonstrates practical applications of math and science with enjoyable, hands-on projects, promoting critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Young viewers see kids like themselves investigating, dreaming and doing! This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (7 of 12) Response
Program Title BUSYTOWN MYSTERIES - II (Main Channel 5.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10:30-11:00 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 3 years to 7 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Inspired by the beloved works of best-selling children's author Richard Scarry, Busytown Mysteries brings the popular adventures of Busytown to preschoolers with an educational, problem-solving twist. Children can follow classic characters such as Huckle, Sally and Lowly as they scour Busytown on fun-filled adventures looking for answers to life's puzzles. Each episode focuses on fostering viewers' problem solving abilities, as the characters use their skills of observation to collect facts, draw inferences from those facts, and ultimately reach conclusions. Each episode also develops vocabulary through words and concepts that are part of the episode's overall theme. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (8 of 12) Response
Program Title LIBERTY'S KIDS I (Main Channel 5.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 8:00-8:30 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 9 years to 11 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The purpose of this series is to introduce viewers aged 9-11 to the period leading up to, during and immediately following the American Revolution. Each episode focuses on placing historical events and pivotal figures within an age appropriate context that provides young people with an exciting opportunity to experience this period of history through the eyes of a similar demographic. The programs also include interstitial segments that provide facts in both a newscast and game format, reinforcing the topic of the episode. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (9 of 12) Response
Program Title DOG TALES (2nd Channel 5.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 9:30-10:00AM
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. Dog Tales informs and educates kids about the world of dogs. Every episode includes valuable information about dog care and pet responsibility, plus tips from vets and trainers. Young viewers learn about various types of dogs, and how they are more than just pets. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (10 of 12) Response
Program Title SWAP TV (2nd Channel 5.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 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. Swap TV is a fun, fast-paced series where two kids swap lives for a once-in-a-lifetime weekend adventure. Youths from different backgrounds exchange life experiences and learn invaluable lessons about people, places and cultures. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (11 of 12) Response
Program Title LIBERTY'S KIDS II (Main Channel 5.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 8:30-9:00 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 9 years to 11 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The purpose of this series is to introduce viewers aged 9-11 to the period leading up to, during and immediately following the American Revolution. Each episode focuses on placing historical events and pivotal figures within an age appropriate context that provides young people with an exciting opportunity to experience this period of history through the eyes of a similar demographic. The programs also include interstitial segments that provide facts in both a newscast and game format, reinforcing the topic of the episode. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (12 of 12) Response
Program Title DOODLEBOPS - I (Main Channel 5.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 9:00-9:30 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
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. The Doodlebops is a live action show designed to teach life lessons to children under elementary school age, and is intended to promote social and academic readiness. The main characters are the three members of the Doodlebops musical band, their jazzy neighbor MAZZ and their driver Bus Driver Bob. Each episode explores social issues, such as the importance of persistence or the value of openness to new things. The program emphasizes an appreciation of music, and integrates the social lessons into original songs that are repeated through the episodes. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.

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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.

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