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

FRN:
0018223693
File Number:
CPR-135691
Submit Date:
10/10/2012
Call Sign:
WTAP-TV
Facility ID:
4685
City:
PARKERSBURG
State:
WV
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
10/10/2012
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Third Quarter of 2012

General Information

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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 Parkersburg
Web Home Page Address www.wtap.com

Digital Core Programming

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Question Response
State the average number of hours of Core Programming per week broadcast by the station on its main program stream 4.0
State the average number of hours per week of free over-the-air digital video programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream 336.0
State the average number of hours per week of Core Programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream. See 47 C.F.R. Section 73.671: 6.0
Does the Licensee provide information identifying each Core Program aired on its station, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides as required by 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? Yes
Does the Licensee certify that at least 50% of the Core Programming counted toward meeting the additional programming guideline (applied to free video programming aired on other than the main Yes No program stream) did not consist of program episodes that had already aired within the previous seven days either on the station's main program stream or on another of the station's free digital program streams? Yes

Digital Core Programs(19)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 19) Response
Program Title ANIMAL EXPLORER WITH JAROD MILLER (15.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 8:00-8:30a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 9
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. Each week Jarod looks at exotic and domestic animals from his own unique perspective. Jarod combines his extensive training in zoology with his ability as an effective and entertaining communicator. It is the mission of this program to inspire viewers, children and adults alike, to preserve the innate human instinct to explore.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 19) Response
Program Title ANIMAL ATLAS CLASSICS (15.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Satuday 7:30-8:00a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 9
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Animal Atlas Classics collection maintains the series connection with educational standards consistent with nationally published curriculum goals in the natural sciences for the 13-16 years old target market. The episodes move the viewers through the taxonomy of the animal kingdom with attention to defining characteristics. References to the habitat and differentiation of the animal kingdom complement the overview of the components of biological life in the visible world. The admirable education content is saved from the dryness of a lecture by the ironic juxtaposition of the narrative and images.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 19) Response
Program Title LazyTown (15.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 12:00-12:30p
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 8
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 5
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 5
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Lazy Town promotes fitness and healthful habits for children of preschool and primary grades. It takes place in an imaginary setting, Lazy Town, and most episodes relate children's eating and fitness habits to problem solving in their "real world." The lead character, Stephanie, guides the audience through the story. She and her best friends, a group of "human" puppets reside in Lazy Town, where her uncle is the Mayor Milford Meanswell. The underground spy and influencer who defines the ethos of Lazy Town is Robbie Rotten, and he determined to ruin the health and fitness practices of Stephanie and her friends. When the kids get into difficulties with Robbie Rotten, it is Sportacus, gymnast/athlete who comes to the rescue from his home in a spaceship that hovers over earth, prepared to answer to any call for help. The ever-present theme of Lazy Town is to eat "sports candy" which consists of fruits and vegetables, get sufficient sleep, and go outside and engage in a wide range of physical activities, from playing games, holding athletic competitions, to building forts and play structures.
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 LazyTown (15.1)
List date and time rescheduled 7/22 12:00p
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 # 8/4
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program LazyTown (15.1)
List date and time rescheduled 8/19 1:00p
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 # 8/11
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #3

Questions Response
Title of Program LazyTown (15.1)
List date and time rescheduled 7/15 12:30p
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 # 7/28
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #4

Questions Response
Title of Program LazyTown (15.1)
List date and time rescheduled 10/7
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 # 9/29
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #5

Questions Response
Title of Program LazyTown (15.1)
List date and time rescheduled 9/8 9:00a
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 # 9/8
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (4 of 19) Response
Program Title The Wiggles (15.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 12:30-1:00p
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 8
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 5
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 5
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 Wiggles is a musical variety show specifically designed for children ages 3-6. Starring Tony, Murray, Greg and Jeff, the Wiggles offers a montage of skits that are specifically designed for teaching and entertaining the preschool audience. Supported by an ensemble of characters, larger than life animals (humans dressed as animal characters) and a pirate, Captain Feathersword, the Wiggles teach numbers, letters, colors, matching and classifying what belongs together (or not), and following directions. There's dancing, occasional guest artists, and lots of visual interest for the viewer, while the lessons are broken down into easily understandable elements for the preschool viewer.
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 Wiggles (15.1)
List date and time rescheduled 7/15 1:00p
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 # 7/28
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program The Wiggles (15.1)
List date and time rescheduled 9/8 9:30a
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 # 9/8
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #3

Questions Response
Title of Program The Wiggles (15.1)
List date and time rescheduled 10/7
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 # 9/29
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #4

Questions Response
Title of Program The Wiggles (15.1)
List date and time rescheduled 7/22 12:30p
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 # 8/4
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #5

Questions Response
Title of Program The Wiggles (15.1)
List date and time rescheduled 7/22 1:30p
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 # 8/11
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (5 of 19) Response
Program Title ANIMAL ATLAS (15.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 7:00-7:30a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 9
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 Atlas in previous years has maintained a high level of educational value. It has addressed issues appropriate for both general public and the secondary classroom with a presentation that included large numbers of clips, wide ranging photography, fast-paced editing, and a non-condescending vocabulary level. The programs in the latest series of Animal Atlas happily maintain those strengths. It is differentiated from previous years by its sense of humor. Entertaining the viewer with wit and observation augments the educational integrity of its content. The level of humor, like the level of vocabulary, is most suited for middle school ages 13 to 16 with applications of topic that could extend into the higher grades. There are sound cues, visual elements and a general tone that supports the delivery of educational material in a way that is appropriate for entertainment television. The data delivered and the content communicated is absolutely educational in nature and value but one in a way that would hold the attention of the target viewer. While the program is consistently humorous, a middle school teacher could construct textbook test materials that would be applicable to Animal Atlas.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 19) Response
Program Title ANIMAL ADVENTURES (15.3)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 9:00-9:30a
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 12 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Animal Adventures, an action program designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children. In each episode, the camera follows Jack Hanna as he spends time with natures creatures across the continents. Each episode reveals to children the world around them in a way that presents positive role models and pro-social values within an environmentally responsible universe.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 19) Response
Program Title ANIMAL RESCUE (15.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 8:30-9:00a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 9
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 8 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Alex Paen, an Emmy-Award Winning journalist who has covered news events around the globe, hosts Animal Rescues. Animal Rescues includes dramatic rescues of all types of animals around the world. The camera captures the actual rescue in progress and is for family viewing and does not contain depictions of animals suffering. Every story has a happy ending and a positive outcome. The show also includes safety tips for animal care and treatment. The program is labeled TVG and is suitable for family viewing.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 19) Response
Program Title Pajanimals (15.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 10:30-11:00a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 8
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 5
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 5
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Pajanimals are a group of four preschool aged puppets who live together in house with their off-screen mother and father. We meet them in the bedroom, a dormitory of sorts, where they show us their nighttime routine of brushing their teeth and having quiet conversation before falling off to sleep. The quiet time, always turns into a discussion that results in a dream-like adventure to solve a problem, such as overcoming shyness, making a new friend, or dealing with a bully. The adventure takes place in several nighttime dream locales where special friends help them work through the socio-emotional problem of the day. Specific approaches to managing the problem are demonstrated and practiced during the adventure, and the children return home confident, getting ample rest for today and facing their issues tomorrow.
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 Pajanimals (15.1)
List date and time rescheduled 7/22 11:00a
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 # 8/4
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Pajanimals (15.1)
List date and time rescheduled 7/15 11:30a
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 # 7/28
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #3

Questions Response
Title of Program Pajanimals (15.1)
List date and time rescheduled 8/19 12:00p
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 # 8/11
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #4

Questions Response
Title of Program Pajanimals (15.1)
List date and time rescheduled 7/8 12:30p
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 # 7/7
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #5

Questions Response
Title of Program Pajanimals (15.1)
List date and time rescheduled 10/7
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 # 9/29
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (9 of 19) Response
Program Title WILD AMERICA (15.3)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 10:00-10:30a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 9
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. Marty Stouffers Wild America is the first and only Wildlife and Nature Series to focus exclusively on the wild animals and wild lands of North America. Hosted by award-winning wildlife photographer and premier naturalists Marty Stouffer, the Series features footage of Mammals,Birds, Reptiles, Fish and Insects throughout the entire continent. Viewers take a guided journey to witness the vast wonders and infinite diversity of Nature first hand. Series highlights include a magnificent menagerie Mice, Moose, Musk ox, Marmot, Mollusk, Mink, Mockingbird, Mushroom, Marten, Manatee and many, many more. Marty Stouffers Wild America is a Series that families can enjoy together. Parents and Children will be delighted as they learn about Nature.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 19) Response
Program Title TEEN KIDS NEWS (15.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 9:30-10:00a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 10
Total times aired 13
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 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Created by Eyewitness News and Weekly Reader, a team of young journalists report from professional news set. Teachers download television news scripts from the Weekly Reader web site to use in the classroom. This program gives students a clear voice into the adult-dominated media and provides a unique perspective to the news that is not currently available on television. The lead story each week takes a kid sensitive approach to serious news topics such as terrorism, bullying and cliques as well as the alarming increase in diabetes in children. In addition, various segments will be shot around the world on location.
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 TEEN KIDS NEWS (15.1)
List date and time rescheduled 7/07 1:00p
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 # 7/07
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program TEEN KIDS NEWS (15.1)
List date and time rescheduled 9/08 8:30a
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 # 9/08
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #3

Questions Response
Title of Program TEEN KIDS NEWS (15.1)
List date and time rescheduled 10/7
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 # 9/29
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (11 of 19) Response
Program Title Mystery Hunters (15.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 9:30-10:00a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 9
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Join teenage reporters Araya and Christina as they travel cross the globe to answer these questions and more. Inquisitive minds will follow our young detectives as they conduct fun experiments to uncover the truth on the world's greatest myths and mysteries. Join Mystery Hunters for a wild ride around the world and into the unknown. An E/I program targeting teens 13-16.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (12 of 19) Response
Program Title PETS.TV (15.3)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 8:00-8:30a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 9
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Pets.TV is a television program that provides educational and informational segments exposing the target audience of young viewers to everything Pets. The upbeat contemporary presentation relates pets to their lives and interests. Pets from everyday to the unique are showcased with educational information that shares how they evolved to become pets and their geographic origins. Professionals share personal experiences of featured animals and/or related products. In these segments the excitement and love of working with pets is expressed. The motivational and inspirational message of each guest empowers audiences of all ages to pursue more information and education about everything pets. Each segment of Pets.TV delivers an educational and informational message that supports current social, intellectual and emotional aspects of children ages 13 and up. 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

Digital Core Program (13 of 19) Response
Program Title DOG TALES (15.3)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Satuday 8:30-9:00a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 9
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 is a weekly half-hour educational/information magazine show featuring everything about dogs and their owners. Each episode includes topics on training, health, nutrition, behavior, grooming and the peculiarities of man?s best friend. All types of dogs, from pure breeds to mutts, will be featured. Although this show appeals to all ages, the primary target is ages 13 to 16.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (14 of 19) Response
Program Title INTO THE WILD (15.3)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 9:30-10:00a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 9
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 program topic is suitable for both the secondary classroom and general audience with content addressing several academic outcomes designated by both state and national life science standards. Shot from a number of photographic perspectives, the viewer is introduced to the biodiversity of the area, how animals are adapted to the environment, and the changes humans have imposed on the environment and well as the positive impact of local conservation efforts in the region.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (15 of 19) Response
Program Title Justin Time (15.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 11:30-12:00p
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 9
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 4
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 4
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Justin Time features and little boy, Justin, who wants very much to master his destiny, have great adventures, and solve problems. He begins with a problem that vexes him and daydreams his way into an adventure that takes him to different places around the world, but also provides him with an experience that helps him solve his problem when he returns home. While on the adventure he is accompanied by Olive, a knowledgeable imaginary playmate, and Squidgy the morphing flying sponge, who provides commentary and comedy along the way. Justin's lessons involve learning, for example, that it takes focus to achieve success, failure can teach what we need to do to succeed next time, or when one path to solve a problem doesn't work, you can find another way to get to your goal. Justin is all about self-directed learning from the young child's perspective and imagination.
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 Justin Time (15.1)
List date and time rescheduled 7/15 12:30p
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 # 7/28
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Justin Time (15.1)
List date and time rescheduled 7/22 11:30a
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 # 8/4
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #3

Questions Response
Title of Program Justin Time (15.1)
List date and time rescheduled 10/7
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 # 9/29
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #4

Questions Response
Title of Program Justin Time (15.1)
List date and time rescheduled 8/19 12:30p
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 # 8/11
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (16 of 19) Response
Program Title MISSING (15.3)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 10:30-11:00a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 9
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 is a nationally-syndicated weekly television series featuring actual cases of missing persons, both children and adults, from across North America. Working with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, and missing persons organizations such as The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, our goal is to provide viewers with vital facts about missing individuals and to increase public awareness.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (17 of 19) Response
Program Title Noodle and Doodle (15.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 10:00-10:30a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 8
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 5
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 5
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Noodle and Doodle is an instructional series that features creating art projects and cooking projects around a specific theme. The show is hosted by Sean, who drives around in a double-decker bus fully equipped with art supplies, and a kitchen, all ready for any assignment. The projects encourage parent engagement and often feature families working together to make something for display in the child's home. Sean is accompanied by Doggity, an every-faithful Beagle dog, who transforms into an animated character during interstitial trips to a parallel universe and kitchen full of prank playing animated characters. While the show will be enjoyed by preschoolers, the projects are very practical and engaging to implement for children ages 5-8. The art projects typically feature lessons on recycling materials for re-use in making art and always demonstrate that creativity can transform something intended for one purpose into something useful to achieve a completely different goal.
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 Noodle and Doodle (15.1)
List date and time rescheduled 7/15 10:30a
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 # 7/28
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Noodle and Doodle (15.1)
List date and time rescheduled 8/19 11:00a
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 # 8/11
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #3

Questions Response
Title of Program Noodle and Doodle (15.1)
List date and time rescheduled 7/21 1:00p
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 # 8/4
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #4

Questions Response
Title of Program Noodle and Doodle (15.1)
List date and time rescheduled 10/7
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 # 9/29
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #5

Questions Response
Title of Program Noodle and Doodle (15.1)
List date and time rescheduled 7/8 12:00p
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 # 7/7
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (18 of 19) Response
Program Title Poppy Cat (15.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 11:00-11:30a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 8
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 5
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 5
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Poppy Cat is based on the book series by Lara Jones and uses embedded lessons on imagination and storytelling to encourage creating thinking for preschool children. In each story the narrator, Lara reads a story about Poppy Cat, to her own cat named Poppy. She makes up a story that will be exciting and just follows her imagination to distant lands reached by boat, plane or train. Poppy Cat is the leader of his group of animal friends, and the story always features an underlying message about being nice to yet ignoring the antics of the resident bully, a badger named Egbert. The lesson is always to think creatively and exercise your mind through reading because it will always lead to enjoyment and adventure.
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 Poppy Cat (15.1)
List date and time rescheduled 7/8 1:00p
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 # 7/7
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Poppy Cat (15.1)
List date and time rescheduled 7/15 11:30a
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 # 7/28
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #3

Questions Response
Title of Program Poppy Cat (15.1)
List date and time rescheduled 7/19 12:00p
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 # 8/11
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #4

Questions Response
Title of Program Poppy Cat (15.1)
List date and time rescheduled 10/7
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 # 9/29
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #5

Questions Response
Title of Program Poppy Cat (15.1)
List date and time rescheduled 7/22 11:00a
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 # 8/4
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (19 of 19) Response
Program Title M@D ABOUT (15.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 9:00-9:30a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 9
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. M@dAbout... provides CORE programming in the area of Financial Literacy, Nutrition, Earth Science, Ecology, Health, Life Skills and Fitness that tie to state and national education standards. M@dAbout... explores being "green" and understanding how our actions impact the world. The M@dAbout... team find out about healthy snacks and proper exercise through sketch comedy segments. Music videos teach financial literacy and the importance of family budgeting. Animation reinforces concepts of cyber bully prevention. M@dAbout... uses the technique of sketch comedy, music videos, animation and kid on the street interviews to teach, entertain and inspire teens to make quality life decisions. The diverse and dynamic cast of young people who make up the M@dAbout... cast combine their natural curiosity with their enthusiasm to inform teens and their families about society's most important issues and life skills.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (0)

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Liaison Contact

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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 D.J. Kreiss
Address One Television Plaza
City Parkersburg
State WV
Zip 26101
Telephone Number 304-485-4588
Email Address programming@wtap.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. Until September 3, 2012, WTAP-TV aired FOX programming on its Dot 2 multicast stream and CBS programming on its Dot 3 multicast stream. On September 3, 2012, the FOX programming moved to low-power station WOVA-LD, and the CBS programming moved to WIYE-LD. Like WTAP-TV, both WOVA-LD and WIYE-LD are licensed to Gray Television Licensee, LLC. As a result of programming not airing on the WTAP-TV Dot 2 or Dot 3 multicast streams after September 3, 2012, the report reflects that the Dot 2 and Dot 3 programming aired nine times, an average of 3.0 hours per week on each multicast programming stream.

Other Matters (7)

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Other Matters (1 of 7) Response
Program Title Pajanimals (15.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 10:30a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Pajanimals are a group of four preschool aged puppets who live together in house with their off-screen mother and father. We meet them in the bedroom, a dormitory of sorts, where they show us their nighttime routine of brushing their teeth and having quiet conversation before falling off to sleep. The quiet time, always turns into a discussion that results in a dream-like adventure to solve a problem, such as overcoming shyness, making a new friend, or dealing with a bully. The adventure takes place in several nighttime dream locales where special friends help them work through the socio-emotional problem of the day. Specific approaches to managing the problem are demonstrated and practiced during the adventure, and the children return home confident, getting ample rest for today and facing their issues tomorrow.
Other Matters (2 of 7) Response
Program Title LazyTown (15.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Satuday 12:00p
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Lazy Town promotes fitness and healthful habits for children of preschool and primary grades. It takes place in an imaginary setting, Lazy Town, and most episodes relate children's eating and fitness habits to problem solving in their "real world." The lead character, Stephanie, guides the audience through the story. She and her best friends, a group of "human" puppets reside in Lazy Town, where her uncle is the Mayor Milford Meanswell. The underground spy and influencer who defines the ethos of Lazy Town is Robbie Rotten, and he determined to ruin the health and fitness practices of Stephanie and her friends. When the kids get into difficulties with Robbie Rotten, it is Sportacus, gymnast/athlete who comes to the rescue from his home in a spaceship that hovers over earth, prepared to answer to any call for help. The ever-present theme of Lazy Town is to eat "sports candy" which consists of fruits and vegetables, get sufficient sleep, and go outside and engage in a wide range of physical activities, from playing games, holding athletic competitions, to building forts and play structures.
Other Matters (3 of 7) Response
Program Title The Wiggles (15.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 12:30p
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 Wiggles is a musical variety show specifically designed for children ages 3-6. Starring Tony, Murray, Greg and Jeff, the Wiggles offers a montage of skits that are specifically designed for teaching and entertaining the preschool audience. Supported by an ensemble of characters, larger than life animals (humans dressed as animal characters) and a pirate, Captain Feathersword, the Wiggles teach numbers, letters, colors, matching and classifying what belongs together (or not), and following directions. There's dancing, occasional guest artists, and lots of visual interest for the viewer, while the lessons are broken down into easily understandable elements for the preschool viewer.
Other Matters (4 of 7) Response
Program Title TEEN KIDS NEWS (15.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Satuday 9:30a
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. Created by Eyewitness News and Weekly Reader, a team of young journalists report from professional news set. Teachers download television news scripts from the Weekly Reader web site to use in the classroom. This program gives students a clear voice into the adult-dominated media and provides a unique perspective to the news that is not currently available on television. The lead story each week takes a kid sensitive approach to serious news topics such as terrorism, bullying and cliques as well as the alarming increase in diabetes in children. In addition, various segments will be shot around the world on location.
Other Matters (5 of 7) Response
Program Title Justin Time (15.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 11:30a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Justin Time features and little boy, Justin, who wants very much to master his destiny, have great adventures, and solve problems. He begins with a problem that vexes him and daydreams his way into an adventure that takes him to different places around the world, but also provides him with an experience that helps him solve his problem when he returns home. While on the adventure he is accompanied by Olive, a knowledgeable imaginary playmate, and Squidgy the morphing flying sponge, who provides commentary and comedy along the way. Justin's lessons involve learning, for example, that it takes focus to achieve success, failure can teach what we need to do to succeed next time, or when one path to solve a problem doesn't work, you can find another way to get to your goal. Justin is all about self-directed learning from the young child's perspective and imagination.
Other Matters (6 of 7) Response
Program Title Poppy Cat (15.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Satuday 11:00a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Poppy Cat is based on the book series by Lara Jones and uses embedded lessons on imagination and storytelling to encourage creating thinking for preschool children. In each story the narrator, Lara reads a story about Poppy Cat, to her own cat named Poppy. She makes up a story that will be exciting and just follows her imagination to distant lands reached by boat, plane or train. Poppy Cat is the leader of his group of animal friends, and the story always features an underlying message about being nice to yet ignoring the antics of the resident bully, a badger named Egbert. The lesson is always to think creatively and exercise your mind through reading because it will always lead to enjoyment and adventure.
Other Matters (7 of 7) Response
Program Title Noodle and Doodle (15.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 10:00a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Noodle and Doodle is an instructional series that features creating art projects and cooking projects around a specific theme. The show is hosted by Sean, who drives around in a double-decker bus fully equipped with art supplies, and a kitchen, all ready for any assignment. The projects encourage parent engagement and often feature families working together to make something for display in the child's home. Sean is accompanied by Doggity, an every-faithful Beagle dog, who transforms into an animated character during interstitial trips to a parallel universe and kitchen full of prank playing animated characters. While the show will be enjoyed by preschoolers, the projects are very practical and engaging to implement for children ages 5-8. The art projects typically feature lessons on recycling materials for re-use in making art and always demonstrate that creativity can transform something intended for one purpose into something useful to achieve a completely different goal.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Gray Television Licensee, LLC


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