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

FRN:
0009961889
File Number:
CPR-138376
Submit Date:
01/10/2013
Call Sign:
KHPF-CD
Facility ID:
35923
City:
FREDERICKSBURG
State:
TX
Service:
Digital Class A
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
01/10/2013
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Fourth Quarter of 2012

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 My Network
Nielsen DMA Austin TX
Web Home Page Address www.myaustintv.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
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
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:
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?
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?

Digital Core Programs(7)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 7) Response
Program Title Animal Rescue
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 7:00am
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 8 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Animal Rescue serves the educational and informational needs of children 16 years of age and younger with its program content, including safety tips and real life in-the-field experiences of professional and ordinary people in taking care of, treating and helping various animals.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 7) Response
Program Title Pets TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 7:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 8 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program teaches tolerance of various races, creeds and backgrounds while exposing an appreciation to someone else's way of life. Each episode is informative, entertaining and promotes good social values and respect. The program exposes the target audience of young viewers to everything pets. Pets from everyday to unique are showcased with informatin that shares how they evolved to become pets and their geographic origin. Professionals share personal experiences of excitement and love of working with pets and impart motivational and inspirational messages for viewers to pursue more information and education about everything concerning pets.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 7) Response
Program Title Now Eat This! With Rocco DiSpirito
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 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 8 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Now Eat This! With Rocco Dispirito is a different version of a cooking show-different in that the emphasis is on families and changing a family's behavior and cooking culture with the goal of making the family's kids healthier. Families with children or families who want to change their caloric intake habits with the result of greater over all health are well served to watch the program. There are plenty of numbers and nutritional facts to accompany each family's nutritional makeover and the appeal to the 13-16 year-old audience lies in the immediate nature of food and the drive of curiosity to be smarter and better informed (especially to be the smartestin the family at meal times). The data on nutrition, including fat, carbohydrates, and calories, are presented hand drawn on an old-school slate and blackboard-a original and less intimidating way to present facts to an audience. The facts are reinforced by large graphics, which come in as alerts. This style of information matches the gentle but firm personality of host Rocco Dispirito who prods families in the gentlest of ways-reminding families consistently that children are an asset as well as a responsibility when it comes to food preparation. A nice touch is that the camera spends time in the home of the families in each episode instead of just bringing the family to the kitchen set. For engagement of a young audience and for the goal of behavior modification, this is an excellent approach. A young audience likes peers in their programs and the presence of high school age children gives it cache for middle school viewers. The climax of each program is nicely built to feature children as the ultimate judges--watching the children eat and evaluate familiar dishes prepared in a healthier way. Children don't filter in the kitchen! There are not the usual structural elements to help a young audience retain and reflect on information-quizzes, repetition and reinforcement, and chance for independent thinking. But the hook of food and gratification are dependable ways to hold the middle and high schoolaudience-a strategy that advertisers have used for years. Now Eat This! is a healthier and more educational use of strategy.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 7) Response
Program Title Teen Kids News
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 9:00am
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. Teen Kids News is a national 1/2 hour weekly program that is informative, educational and entertaining! The show has been on the air since 2003, and given how many people watch it and love it, the show will be on forever! Teen Kids News (TKN) highlights positive stories about kids doing amazing things and helping to make the world a better place. In addition, the TKN reporters on the show (who are, of course, all kids!) report on everything that is fun or interesting or important about our world. These stories range from kids who fly planes to how to deal with bullying to the best way to throw a baseball for power, to tips on getting into college to making friends to behind the scenes with entertainers.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 7) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 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 8 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Animal Atlas continues its long series life by using technology to consistently improve the essential visual component of the episodes. The high definition video of the arresting animals and animal elements is well used to engage viewers and lead them through a sequence of valued and meaningful insights. One of the series strengths continues to be that it does not just present a list of animal facts but links a wide variety of information into sequences that make knowledge of the animal kingdom both simpler and easier to remember. The interstitial quizzes have become not just summaries of previous information but a lead-in to the next organized sequence of information. The tone of credited narrator Eric Schwartz is perfect for the target group of 13-16 year-olds. It is non-professorial and faux flip-again, ideal for the target mindset of selfconfident adolescence. Yet the vocabulary is rich. It presumes the understanding of the words like "behemoth" and "adaptation" but gives enough context to add that word to young viewers' vocabulary without getting pedantic. Great information in a rich visual context.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 7) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna's Into the Wild
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 8:00am
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 8 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Jack Hanna's Into the Wild is a live action television program designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children. In each episode the cameras follow Jack as he spends time with nature's creatures across the continents. Jack talks with people that are knowledgeable about each animal and habitat, teaching as he goes. Each episode is designed to reveal 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 7) Response
Program Title Animal Exploration with Jarod
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 8:30am
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 8 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Animal Exploration with Jarod Miller brings viewers up close and personal with the most fascinating members of the animal kingdom. Animal Exploration entertains, informs, and inspires viewers as Jarod interacts with creatures in unexpected ways. Jarod's unique perspective on creatures large and small is seen in episodes such as "Need for Speed," in which viewers learn about the fast-paced lives of the animals one might expect, like cheetahs, but also about the world's fastest butterfly, the fastest striking snake, and a bird that bears a striking and deadly resemblance to the velociraptor. Each week's show features a "Did You Know?" segment, enabling viewers to take away something from the show that they can use in their own backyards. Come along with Jarod to the nearest and farthest corners of the globe as well as to your local zoo, as he explores the human/animal interaction in the face of an ever-changing world.
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 Rachel Steading
Address 908 W. MLK Jr. Blvd.
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78701
Telephone Number 512-476-3636
Email Address rachel.steading@kxan.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. The licensee has reviewed internal station records and documentation provided to us by program suppliers for compliance with the FCC's commercial limits in children's programs (47 C.F.R. Section 73.670) and the licensee hereby certifies that the station fully complied with these limits for all programs specifically designed for children ages twelve (12) and under.

Other Matters (7)

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Other Matters (1 of 7) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna's Into the Wild
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 8:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 8 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Jack Hanna's Into the Wild is a live action television program designed to meet the educational and formational needs of children. In each episode the cameras follow Jack as he spends time with nature's creatures across the contenents. Jack talks with people that are knowledgeable about each animal and habitat, teaching as he goes. Each episode is designed to reveal to children the world around them in a way that presents positive role models and pro-social values within an environmentally responsible universe.
Other Matters (2 of 7) Response
Program Title Pets TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 7:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 8 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program teaches tolerance of various races, creeds and backgrounds while exposing an appreciation to someone else's way of life. Each episode is informative, entertaining and promotes good social values and respect. The program exposes the target audience of young viewers to everything pets. Pets from everyday to unique are showcased with informatin that shares how they evolved to become pets and their geographic origin. Professionals share personal experiences of excitement and love of working with pets and impart motivational and inspirational messages for viewers to pursue more information and education about everything concerning pets.
Other Matters (3 of 7) Response
Program Title Teen Kids News
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 9:00am
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. Teen Kids News is a national 1/2 hour weekly program that is informative, educational and entertaining! The show has been on the air since 2003, and given how many people watch it and love it, the show will be on forever! Teen Kids News (TKN) highlights positive stories about kids doing amazing things and helping to make the world a better place. In addition, the TKN reporters on the show (who are, of course, all kids!) report on everything that is fun or interesting or important about our world. These stories range from kids who fly planes to how to deal with bullying to the best way to throw a baseball for power, to tips on getting into college to making friends to behind the scenes with entertainers.
Other Matters (4 of 7) Response
Program Title Animal Exploration with Jarrod Miller
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 8:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 8 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Animal Exploration with Jarod Miller brings viewers up close and personal with the most fascinating members of the animal kingdom. Animal Exploration entertains, informs, and inspires viewers as Jarod interacts with creatures in unexpected ways. Jarod's unique perspective on creatures large and small is seen in episodes such as "Need for Speed," in which viewers learn about the fast-paced lives of the animals one might expect, like cheetahs, but also about the world's fastest butterfly, the fastest striking snake, and a bird that bears a striking and deadly resemblance to the velociraptor. Each week's show features a "Did You Know?" segment, enabling viewers to take away something from the show that they can use in their own backyards. Come along with Jarod to the nearest and farthest corners of the globe as well as to your local zoo, as he explores the human/animal interaction in the face of an ever-changing world.
Other Matters (5 of 7) Response
Program Title Now Eat This! With Rocco DiSpirito
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 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. Now Eat This! With Rocco Dispirito is a different version of a cooking show-different in that the emphasis is on families and changing a family's behavior and cooking culture with the goal of making the family's kids healthier. Families with children or families who want to change their caloric intake habits with the result of greater over all health are well served to watch the program. There are plenty of numbers and nutritional facts to accompany each family's nutritional makeover and the appeal to the 13-16 year-old audience lies in the immediate nature of food and the drive of curiosity to be smarter and better informed (especially to be the smartestin the family at meal times). The data on nutrition, including fat, carbohydrates, and calories, are presented hand drawn on an old-school slate and blackboard-a original and less intimidating way to present facts to an audience. The facts are reinforced by large graphics, which come in as alerts. This style of information matches the gentle but firm personality of host Rocco Dispirito who prods families in the gentlest of ways-reminding families consistently that children are an asset as well as a responsibility when it comes to food preparation. A nice touch is that the camera spends time in the home of the families in each episode instead of just bringing the family to the kitchen set. For engagement of a young audience and for the goal of behavior modification, this is an excellent approach. A young audience likes peers in their programs and the presence of high school age children gives it cache for middle school viewers. The climax of each program is nicely built to feature children as the ultimate judges--watching the children eat and evaluate familiar dishes prepared in a healthier way. Children don't filter in the kitchen! There are not the usual structural elements to help a young audience retain and reflect on information-quizzes, repetition and reinforcement, and chance for independent thinking. But the hook of food and gratification are dependable ways to hold the middle and high schoolaudience-a strategy that advertisers have used for years. Now Eat This! is a healthier and more educational use of strategy.
Other Matters (6 of 7) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 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. Animal Atlas continues its long series life by using technology to consistently improve the essential visual component of the episodes. The high definition video of the arresting animals and animal elements is well used to engage viewers and lead them through a sequence of valued and meaningful insights. One of the series strengths continues to be that it does not just present a list of animal facts but links a wide variety of information into sequences that make knowledge of the animal kingdom both simpler and easier to remember. The interstitial quizzes have become not just summaries of previous information but a lead-in to the next organized sequence of information. The tone of credited narrator Eric Schwartz is perfect for the target group of 13-16 year-olds. It is non-professorial and faux flip-again, ideal for the target mindset of selfconfident adolescence. Yet the vocabulary is rich. It presumes the understanding of the words like "behemoth" and "adaptation" but gives enough context to add that word to young viewers' vocabulary without getting pedantic. Great information in a rich visual context.
Other Matters (7 of 7) Response
Program Title Animal Rescue
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 7:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 8 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program serves tje educational and informational needs of children 16 years of age and younger with its program content, including safety tips and real life in the field experiences of professional and ordinary people in taking care of, treating and helping various animals.

Certification

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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.

KXAN, Inc.


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