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

FRN:
0000013342
File Number:
CPR-152946
Submit Date:
04/08/2014
Call Sign:
KPLR-TV
Facility ID:
35417
City:
ST. LOUIS
State:
MO
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
04/08/2014
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : First Quarter of 2014

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 The CW
Nielsen DMA St.Louis
Web Home Page Address www.kplr11.com

Digital Core Programming

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

Digital Core Programs(9)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 9) Response
Program Title (26.1) Rescue Heroes
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 7:00 a.m. February 15 - March 29, 2014; Saturdays @ 7:30 a.m. January 4 - March 29, 201
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 20
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 6 years to 11 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Each week the Rescue Heroes are called into action to mobilize around the globe to protect the world from natural and man-made disasters. Social and emotional character stories are embedded in the stories using action and humor to convey messages to keep an open mind, ask for help, face your fears, persistence pays off, be prepared, and emphasizes procedure, training and teamwork. At the end of each episode the Rescue Heroes reinforce various safety tips, and information relating to the educational message portrayed in the story.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 9) Response
Program Title (26.2) On The Spot
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays @ 11:00 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. January 5 - March 30, 2014
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. ON THE SPOT is a series tapping knowledge across a series of subject areas: geography, art, technology, science, math, history, language, music, and sports. It also addresses general cultural knowledge. The format is a series of seemingly random questions to individuals who are either of school age or adults past the age of high school graduation. It tapes into fact retrieval in the curriculum, expands the information beyond fact retrieval, and most importantly, it addresses what educators call non-cognitive factors for student success. These factors include self-esteem and frames in which students see learning occurring.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? No

Digital Core Program (3 of 9) Response
Program Title (26.1) Family Style with Chef Jeff
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays @ 11:30 a.m. January 5 - March 30, 2014
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. Family Style with Chef Jeff is an educational and informative half-hour, E/I series that teaches viewers how making the right choices in the kitchen can lead to life-changing experiences for the entire family. Each episode features interesting and valuable health and nutrition information as viewers also learn how to cook healthier versions of some of our favorite dishes. FAMIL STYLE uses unique structural components to help young viewers retain and reflect on important and current health-related information. The series also features nutrition quizzes, health tips, and Chef Jeff's own positive reinforcement. The goal of the series is to help young viewers make well-informed choices about their eating habits, nutrition, and health.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 9) Response
Program Title (26.2) Zoo Clues
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays @ 10:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. January 5 - March 30, 2014
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The series ZOO CLUES will keep 13 - 16 year-old viewers engaged for 30 minutes with the nearly infinite visual richness, animal characteristics, and wild range of animal behaviors. Beyond its target audience, both older and younger audiences should find this look across the amazing world of animals fascinating. Beyond basic engagement, ZOO CLUES will leave viewers with a meaningful perspective about animals and meaningful comparisons to their own human characteristics. The variety of the animal kingdom is truly odd and bizarre enough to read like fiction, but the clever narration of ZOO CLUES links disparate information together in a way that always makes clear that what viewers see is real, natural, and relates to their own life in the real world.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 9) Response
Program Title (26.1) Eco Company
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays @ 10:00 a.m. January 5 - March 30, 2014
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 provides CORE programming in the area of the environment and preservation of the earth's resources. Eco Company explores all aspects of being "green" and understanding how our actions impact the world. The E-Co team learns about global warming, alternative energies, recycling, etc. Most importantly, each story and each feature is reported by teens and told from their perspective. Additionally, the show provides weekly practical tips that teens and people of all ages can use in their daily lives.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 9) Response
Program Title (26.1) On The Spot
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays @ 10:30 a.m. January 5 - March 30, 2014
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. On The spot uses an entertaining on-the-street format to test how well young people know the information contained in their own national curriculum. Then, "On The Spot" explains the answer to each question. The pedagogical approach of testing first and explaining the answer second has been shown to enhance retention and understanding. The show challenges viewers to recall middle and high school knowledge about history, science, math, English, second languages, health, geography, art, music, and technology, and then teaches them the answer.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 9) Response
Program Title (26.1) Adventures of Chuck and Friends
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays at 7:00a.m. January 4 - February 8, 2014
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 6
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 4 years to 7 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This half hour action-comedy is designed to inspire children to approach playtime as an exciting, limitless adventure, in which everyone learns how to solve problems creatively, compassionately, and with a sense of humor. Storylines and characters aim to spark young children's imaginations, and encourage them to think of fun ways of turning their daydreams into action-packed adventuers and games with their real-life friends. Chuck and his friends use problem-solving strategies such as teamwork, thinking creatively, taking responsibilities for their actions, perseverance when they encounter obstacles and to ask for help when trying to handle a frustrating situation.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 9) Response
Program Title (26.2) Animal Atlas
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays @ 9:00 a.m. & 9:30 a.m. January 5 - March 30, 2014
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. ON THE SPOT is a series tapping knowledge across a series of subject areas: geography, art, technology, science, math, history, language, music, and sports. It also addresses general cultural knowledge. The format is a series of seemingly random questions to individuals who are either of school age or adults past the age of high school graduation. It tapes into fact retrieval in the curriculum, expands the information beyond fact retrieval, and most importantly, it addresses what educators call non-cognitive factors for student success. These factors include self-esteem and frames in which students see learning occurring.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 9) Response
Program Title (26.1) Young Icons
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays @ 11:00 a.m. January 5 - March 30, 2014
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. The Young Icons is a television program that provides educational and informational segments exposing the target audience of young viewers to accomplished "teens" that have set goals and are giving back to their communities as mentors, scholars, entrepreneurs and philanthropists. Attributes and advice emphasized by guests instill a grounded balance of priorities, commitment and perseverance children can apply to their lives.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (0)

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Sponsored Core Programming (0)

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Liaison Contact

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Question Response
Does the Licensee publicize the existence and location of the station's Children's Television Programming Reports (FCC 398) as required by 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3526(e)(11)(iii)? Yes
Name of children's programming liaison Elaine J. Claspill
Address 2250 Ball Drive
City St. Louis
State MO
Zip 63146
Telephone Number 314-213-2222
Email Address www.kplr11.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. Please note that answers to Sections 2, 3, and 4 were left blank, as the station broadcasts in digital only, as required by the rules and regulations of the FCC. The correct response to Section 7(b) is NO inasmuch as the station has ceased analog operation; however, a YES response is required in order to enable the submission of the filing.

Other Matters (8)

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Other Matters (1 of 8) Response
Program Title (26.2) Animal Atlas
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays @ 9:00 a.m. & 9:30 a.m. April 6 - June 29, 2014
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. ANIMAL ATLAS is entertaining and engaging to a wide audience while managing to deliver information that would be very welcome in a middle or high school classroom. The series matches the evolved visual intelligence of the young 21st century audience by building content with short clips, five-seconds or less in length, and weaving them together in a narrative that keeps a viewer engaged with a compelling narrative overview. The thread that links the clips together is the connection between the differing members of the animal kingdom - including our own species. In a compelling blend, animal examples are pulled from both common experience, such as the horse and cat, and exotic animals like the clouded leopard and the red panda. As the nature of animals is explored, the content and clarity create a program of exception education value.
Other Matters (2 of 8) Response
Program Title (26.1) Family Style with Chef Jeff
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays @ 9:30 a.m. April 6 - June 29, 2014
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. Family Style with Chef Jeff is an educational and informative half-hour, E/I series that teaches viewers how making the right choices in the kitchen can lead to life-changing experiences for the entire family. Each episode features interesting and valuable health and nutrition information as viewers also learn how to cook healthier versions of some of our favorite dishes. FAMIL STYLE uses unique structural components to help young viewers retain and reflect on important and current health-related information. The series also features nutrition quizzes, health tips, and Chef Jeff's own positive reinforcement. The goal of the series is to help young viewers make well-informed choices about their eating habits, nutrition, and health.
Other Matters (3 of 8) Response
Program Title (26.1) Eco Company
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays @ 8:00 a.m. April 6 - June 29, 2014
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 provides CORE programming in the area of the environment and preservation of the earth's resources. Eco Company explores all aspects of being "green" and understanding how our actions impact the world. The E-Co team learns about global warming, alternative energies, recycling, etc. Most importantly, each story and each feature is reported by teens and told from their perspective. Additionally, the show provides weekly practical tips that teens and people of all ages can use in their daily lives.
Other Matters (4 of 8) Response
Program Title (26.1) On the Spot
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays @ 8:30 a.m. April 6 - June 29, 2014
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. On The spot uses an entertaining on-the-street format to test how well young people know the information contained in their own national curriculum. Then, "On The Spot" explains the answer to each question. The pedagogical approach of testing first and explaining the answer second has been shown to enhance retention and understanding. The show challenges viewers to recall middle and high school knowledge about history, science, math, English, second languages, health, geography, art, music, and technology, and then teaches them the answer.
Other Matters (5 of 8) Response
Program Title (26.2) On The Spot
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays @ 11:00 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. April 6 - June 29, 2014
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. ON THE SPOT is a series tapping knowledge across a series of subject areas: geography, art, technology, science, math, history, language, music, and sports. It also addresses general cultural knowledge. The format is a series of seemingly random questions to individuals who are either of school age or adults past the age of high school graduation. It tapes into fact retrieval in the curriculum, expands the information beyond fact retrieval, and most importantly, it addresses what educators call non-cognitive factors for student success. These factors include self-esteem and frames in which students see learning occurring.
Other Matters (6 of 8) Response
Program Title (26.1) Rescue Heroes
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 7:00 a.m. & 7:30 a.m. April 5 - June 28, 2014
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 6 years to 11 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Each week the Rescue Heroes are called into action to mobilize around the globe to protect the world from natural and man-made disasters. Social and emotional character stories are embedded in the stories using action and humor to convey messages to keep an open mind, ask for help, face your fears, persistence pays off, be prepared, and emphasizes procedure, training and teamwork. At the end of each episode the Rescue Heroes reinforce various safety tips, and information relating to the educational message portrayed in the story.
Other Matters (7 of 8) Response
Program Title (26.2) Zoo Clues
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays @ 10:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. April 6 - June 29, 2014
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. The series ZOO CLUES will keep 13 - 16 year-old viewers engaged for 30 minutes with the nearly infinite visual richness, animal characteristics, and wild range of animal behaviors. Beyond its target audience, both older and younger audiences should find this look across the amazing world of animals fascinating. Beyond basic engagement, ZOO CLUES will leave viewers with a meaningful perspective about animals and meaningful comparisons to their own human characteristics. The variety of the animal kingdom is truly odd and bizarre enough to read like fiction, but the clever narration of ZOO CLUES links disparate information together in a way that always makes clear that what viewers see is real, natural, and relates to their own life in the real world.
Other Matters (8 of 8) Response
Program Title (26.1) Young Icons
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays @ 9:00 a.m. April 6 - June 29, 2014
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Young Icons is a television program that provides educational and informational segments exposing the target audience of young viewers to accomplished "teens" that have set goals and are giving back to their communities as mentors, scholars, entrepreneurs and philanthropists. Attributes and advice emphasized by guests instill a grounded balance of priorities, commitment and perseverance children can apply to their lives.

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.

KPLR,Inc.


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