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

FRN:
0009961889
File Number:
CPR-129742
Submit Date:
04/10/2012
Call Sign:
WATE-TV
Facility ID:
71082
City:
KNOXVILLE
State:
TN
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
04/10/2012
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : First 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 ABC
Nielsen DMA Knoxille
Web Home Page Address www.wate.com

Digital Core Programming

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Question Response
State the average number of hours of Core Programming per week broadcast by the station on its main program stream 3.0
State the average number of hours per week of free over-the-air digital video programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream 0.0
State the average number of hours per week of Core Programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream. See 47 C.F.R. Section 73.671: 0.0
Does the Licensee provide information identifying each Core Program aired on its station, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides as required by 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? Yes
Does the Licensee certify that at least 50% of the Core Programming counted toward meeting the additional programming guideline (applied to free video programming aired on other than the main Yes No program stream) did not consist of program episodes that had already aired within the previous seven days either on the station's main program stream or on another of the station's free digital program streams? Yes

Digital Core Programs(6)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 6) Response
Program Title Culture Click
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/11:30 AM-12:00 PM ET
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. Culture Click is a series that explores the genesis of-and reasons behind-cultural events that permeate our everyday lives. Host Nzinga Blake opens each episode from her virtual reality set with a list of what's trending on search engines that week. These topics will serve as a jumping-off point for a deep dive into the culture that young teen viewers will embrace. Each week Nzinga will analyze and answer the questions that shape our society-using the power and speed of the internet and user-generated questions and content. Experts in pop culture will join her to add insight and historical perspective. And most importantly, viewers will come away with a week's worth of "aha!" moments to share with their friends and family. Six degrees of separation takes on a whole new meaning, and there's no limit to what viewers will learn when they experience Culture Click. This program aired on the primary digital channel.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 6) Response
Program Title Food for Thought with Claire Thomas
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/11:00-11:30 AM ET
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. Young, enthusiastic and passionate about food, Claire Thomas is the 22-year-old host who opens viewer's eyes to how everyday life can inspire culinary creations. Each episode informs and educates teens about the power of food as a tool for exploring new places, meeting new people, and learning about different cultures. Claire serves as an excellent role model for viewers by showing her passion for her family, life, and healthy living by sharing stories in the kitchen. Creative inspiration can come from any place at any time-sometimes from family, sometimes from friends, or even from bloggers needing her help. We witness the "big idea" as it happens, or wherever the food takes Claire is where we go too. No matter how exotic or local the location, she's always in search of new tastes and places to explore. Based on her unique perspective gathered throughout each episode, Claire will teach the audience how to prepare the "inspired" dish while promoting a healthy attitude towards food and life. This program aired on the primary digital channel.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 6) Response
Program Title Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/7:30-8:00 AM ET
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. Ocean Mysteries offers a fresh approach to the quest for aquatic understanding by blending stories of fascinating sea creatures, comparisons to popular land animals, and analogies to the human experience. Ocean Mysteries engages viewers by showing how animals share the same behaviors, challenges and triumphs that humans do. Behaviors run from basic, like parental instinct, to complex, like the formation of socials structures. Viewers increase their "aquatic I.Q." by seeing how human life mirrors that of animals on land and in water. Vital to this process is the show's host, Jeff Corwin, whose uncanny ability to instill empathy for even the tiniest of creatures, allows viewers to rally behind the featured animals and see how important they are to all life on our planet. From exciting rescues of abandoned animals to unexpected conflicts in the "family dynamics" of mingling species, viewers will get to know-and care-about these heroes, and all of the fascinating life teeming in our oceans. Exploration, discovery and adventure are all parts of Jeff Corwin's journey, and viewers experience the action from sea-level-and below. This program aired on the primary digital channel.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 6) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/7:00-7:30 AM ET
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. Wildlife expert and animal ambassador, Jack Hanna, brings the viewer face-to-face with the best of the beasts. In this series that will engage the whole family, Jack highlights his favorite animals and adventures from around the world. Presented in a countdown style, Jack offers up a different "top ten" each week in a variety of categories. What are the top ten "fastest animals in Africa," "tallest insects," "biggest eaters," "smartest birds"? Jack will answer all of these questions and more. The questions and categories are interactive as they are derived direct from the viewers who know Jack well, and want to know more! As Jack reveals the categories, he gives viewers further insights and interesting facts about the animals allowing everyone the opportunity be entertained as well as learn more about the fascinating animal kingdom. This program aired on the primary digital channel.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 6) Response
Program Title Everyday Health
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/10:30-11:00 AM ET
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. This series is aimed to educate and inform viewers as our hosts scan the country finding those who "pay it forward" to promote health and wellness. The remarkable people that viewers meet are referred to as "agents of change." They are special individuals who are making big changes in people's lives, one small step at a time. Everyday Health is a series that uniquely raises awareness to help fight obesity, raise self-esteem, establish physical fitness habits and prevent negative health choices. This program about people who confront challenges by taking control, inspires others to take action through captivating storytelling, reports on amazing teens and other selfless Americans who are "paying it forward," with good will and new ideas. Everyday Health celebrates philanthropy, demonstrating how one person can make a difference. This program aired on the primary digital channel.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 6) Response
Program Title Born to Explore
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/10:00-10:30 AM ET
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 world's cultures and its geographical wonders come alive as the youngest president in Explorers Club history, Richard Wiese, takes viewers on a globetrotting adventure. In Born to Explore, Richard uncovers amazing facts of nature and manmade treasures. Richard takes the role of the ultimate Social Studies teacher to a new level, bringing the viewing audience to the places and to the people of the world who form our cultures. Whether he climbs Mount Kilimanjaro, explores why people live at the base of an active volcano, or travels down the Nile River, viewers will travel the world without leaving their homes. This program aired on the primary digital channel.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (1)

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Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (1 of 1) Response
Program Title Teen Kids News
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: Saturdays/6:30-7:00 AM ET
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 13
Number of Preemptions 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. A weekly news program with stories that are presented in a way that is more suitable and understandable for children and teenagers. The anchors, reporters and producers are all young teens. Story topics range from sports to politics, and cover everything in between. This program aired on the primary digital channel.
Does the program have educating and informing children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Yes
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes
Does the Licensee provide information regarding the program, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides consistent with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? Yes

Date and Time Aired:

Questions Response
Date Time

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 Melanie Morris
Address 1306 Broadway NE
City Knoxville
State TN
Zip 37917
Telephone Number 865-633-6902
Email Address mmorris@wate.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. In addition to the information contained herein, WATE-TV participates in many other activities that directly impact children in the community. The station's anchors and reporters make numerous public appearances every month at children's events. An example of these appearances during this past quarter is helping a local Girl Scout troop with requirements to earn a merit badge. The WATE-TV Meteorology staff is particularly dedicated to speaking to students about weather forecasting and the science and the technology used. The station's three meteorologists visit numerous classrooms, as well as guide tours through the storm center every month. Our news staff also includes many stories geared towards parents and their children in our newscasts. A story about middle school students who participated in a Groundhog Day job shadow experience would be an example of one of these stories that aired this quarter. In addition, WATE-TV airs many public services announcements each quarter that are informational for children and parents.

Other Matters (6)

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Other Matters (1 of 6) Response
Program Title Food for Thought with Claire Thomas
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/11:30 AM-12:00 PM ET
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. Young, enthusiastic and passionate about food, Claire Thomas is the host who opens viewer's eyes to how everyday life can inspire culinary creations. Each episode informs and educates teens about the power of food as a tool for exploring new places, meeting new people, and learning about different cultures. Claire serves as an excellent role model for viewers by showing her passion for her family, life, and healthy living by sharing stories in the kitchen. Creative inspiration can come from any place at any time-sometimes from family, sometimes from friends, or even from bloggers needing her help. We witness the "big idea" as it happens, or wherever the food takes Claire is where we go, too. No matter how exotic or local the location, she's always in search of new tastes and places to explore. Based on her unique perspective gathered throughout each episode, Claire will teach the audience how to prepare the "inspired" dish while promoting a healthy attitude towards food and life. This program will air on the primary digital channel.
Other Matters (2 of 6) Response
Program Title Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/7:30-8:00 AM ET
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. Ocean Mysteries offers a fresh approach to the quest for aquatic understanding by blending stories of fascinating sea creatures, comparisons to popular land animals, and analogies to the human experience. Ocean Mysteries engages viewers by showing how animals share the same behaviors, challenges and triumphs that humans do. Behaviors run from basic, like parental instinct, to complex, like the formation of social structures. Viewers increase their "aquatic I.Q." by seeing how human life mirrors that of animals on land and in water. Vital to this process is the show's host, Jeff Corwin, whose uncanny ability to instill empathy for even the tiniest of creatures, allows viewers to rally behind the featured animals and see how important they are to all life on our planet. From exciting rescues of abandoned animals to unexpected conflicts in the "family dynamics" of mingling species, viewers will get to know-and care-about these heroes, and all of the fascinating life teeming in our oceans. Exploration, discovery and adventure are all parts of Jeff Corwin's journey, and viewers experience the action from sea-level-and below. This program will air on the primary digital channel.
Other Matters (3 of 6) Response
Program Title Born to Explore
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/10:00-10:30 AM ET
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 world's cultures and its geographical wonders come alive as the youngest president in Explorers Club history, Richard Wiese, takes viewers on a globetrotting adventure. In Born to Explore, Richard uncovers amazing facts of nature and manmade treasures. Richard takes the role of the ultimate Social Studies teacher to a new level, bringing the viewing audience to the places and to the people of the world who form our cultures. Whether he climbs Mount Kilimanjaro, explores why people live at the base of an active volcano, or travels down the Nile River, viewers will travel the world without leaving their homes. This program will air on the primary digital channel.
Other Matters (4 of 6) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna's Wild Coundown
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/7:00-7:30 AM ET
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. Wildlife expert and animal ambassador, Jack Hanna, brings the viewer face-to-face with the best of the beasts. In this series that will engage the whole family, Jack highlights his favorite animals and adventures from around the world. Presented in a countdown style, Jack offers up a different "top ten" each week in a variety of categories. What are the top ten "fastest animals in Africa," "tallest insects," "biggest eaters," "smartest birds"? Jack will answer all of these questions and more. The questions and categories are interactive as they are derived direct from the viewers who know Jack well, and want to know more! As Jack reveals the categories, he gives viewers further insights and interesting facts about the animals allowing everyone the opportunity be entertained as well as learn more about the fascinating animal kingdom. This program will air on the primary digital channel.
Other Matters (5 of 6) Response
Program Title Sea Rescue
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/10:30-11:00 AM ET
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. This program features the rescue, rehabilitation and - in many instances - release back into the wild of ocean wildlife. Sea Rescue offers educational and entertaining television by demonstrating the welfare and medical benefits that rescue and rehabilitation programs provide animals. Viewers will also learn that there's a reciprocal benefit: rescued animals provide valuable insight into their biology and ecology. This information adds to the pool of knowledge necessary to conserve threatened and endangered species. Each week, Sea Rescue will leave its audience inspired by the real-life stories of the featured animals and rescuers and with a fuller understanding of the rich array of sea life with which we share our planet. This program will air on the primary digital channel.
Other Matters (6 of 6) Response
Program Title Everyday Health
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/11:00-11:30 AM ET
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. This series is aimed to educate and inform viewers as our hosts scan the country finding those who "pay it forward" to promote health and wellness. The remarkable people that viewers meet are referred to as "agents of change." They are special individuals who are making big changes in people's lives, one small step at a time. Everyday Health is a series that uniquely raises awareness to help fight obesity, raise self-esteem, establish physical fitness habits and prevent negative health choices. This program about people who confront challenges by taking control, inspires others to take action through captivating storytelling, reports on amazing teens and other selfless Americans who are "paying it forward," with good will and new ideas. Everyday Health celebrates philanthropy, demonstrating how one person can make a difference. This program will air on the primary digital channel.

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.

WATE, G.P.


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