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January 2015
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(REFERENCE COPY - Not for submission) Children's Television Programming Report

FRN:
0028358455
File Number:
CPR-150385
Submit Date:
01/10/2014
Call Sign:
WTIC-TV
Facility ID:
147
City:
HARTFORD
State:
CT
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
01/10/2014
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Fourth Quarter of 2013

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 Fox
Nielsen DMA Hartford-New Haven
Web Home Page Address www.foxct.com

Digital Core Programming

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

Digital Core Programs(9)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 9) Response
Program Title Coolest Places on Earth
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays at 11am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 1
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. (Digital Channel 31.1)The Coolest Places on Earth is an educational and informative half-hour that takes young viewers on a journey of discovery to the most astonishing places on the planet - cities, festivals, landmarks and jaw-dropping works of nature - exploring each location's history and culture. Each episode showcases three specific locations and delivers fast-paced, engaging information that's a perfect match for the 21st century learner. The series is packed with facts about history, geography, and culture. The goal of the series is to provide young viewers with the inspiration and information to better understand and appreciate the culturally and geographically diverse world around them.
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 Coolest Places on Earth
List date and time rescheduled 10/19/13 at 11am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # 10/19/13, #105
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (2 of 9) Response
Program Title Pets.TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays at 11:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
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. (Digital Channel 31.1)Pets.TV celebrates the pets we love and the people who love them through pet news, pet care, pet health and pet lifestyles. The purpose of each program is to provide a safe learning environment for young viewers to become more informed about animals and pets in a positive, pro-social atmosphere.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 9) Response
Program Title Animal Science
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays at 9am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
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. (Digital Channel 31.1)"ANIMAL SCIENCE" is an animal series with a uniquely scientific approach. While most animal shows look at the behavior of animals,we go one step further to look at the how and why an animal is able to excel in itsenvironment. "ANIMAL SCIENCE" uses animation, graphics, and scientific analysis from animal experts to give viewers more understanding than ever before of these amazing creatures.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 9) Response
Program Title Wild About Animals
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays at 9:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
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. (Digital Channel 31.1)As the producers of "WILD ABOUT ANIMALS," it is the objective of Steve Rotfeld Productions, Inc., to educate and inform children, specifically in the target age group, by bringing them entertaining and interesting stories about the world's most fascinating animals. Each episode will consist of four (4) different stories designed to teach children about both exotic and unique animals, as well as to educate them further about animals they see everyday.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 9) Response
Program Title Animal Rescue Classics
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays at 10am & 10:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. (Digital sub-channel 31.2)"Animal Rescue Classics" is a weekly half-hour reality series showcasing spectacular rescues of all types of animals. The series focuses on the dedicated people around the world who help sick, injured or abused animals. The program also instructs children on the proper care of animals and provides safety tips on how to care for all kinds of creatures in the animal kingdom. The show is aimed at children and families who want to learn about animal treatment, care and protection.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? No

Digital Core Program (6 of 9) Response
Program Title Swap TV
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays at 11am & 11:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. (Digital sub-channel 31.2)"Swap TV" is a weekly half-hour television series about two teenagers from different backgrounds "swapping" lives for a weekend. The series meets the educational and informational objectives of the FCC's Children's Programming requirements for children ages 13-16. The programs explore the opposite lives of the participating youngsters as they learn about different cultures and family settings. Young viewers are exposed to the special interests of the "swapping" youngsters and what adjustments they make to a different life situation. The 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. "Swap TV" is closed-captioned for the hearing impaired and displays the "E/I" icon throughout the broadcast.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 9) Response
Program Title Awesome Adventures
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays at 12:30pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 1
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. (Digital Channel 31.1)"AWESOME ADVENTURES" is designed to educate, inform and entertain children 16 and under (specific target audience is 13-16) about the world around them. Each journey is a lesson in the beauty of nature, its creatures, and the people who inhabit the land. The shows are not designed to be "preachy" or overly pedantic, but rather, the goal is to make the learning fun.
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 Awesome Adventures
List date and time rescheduled 10/19/13 at 11:30am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # 10/19/13, #109
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (8 of 9) Response
Program Title Word Travels
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays at 12pm & 12:30pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. (Digital sub-channel 31.2)"Word Travels" is a TV series that follows freelance journalist Robin Esrock and national travel columnist Julia Dimon as they battle deadlines, jetlag, culture shock - and each other - to file the best travel stories possible. While travelling to exotic locations and writing about enlightening experiences may sound like an adventurous occupation, the life of a travel writer is not always as glamorous as it seems. Filmed in 36 countries across six continents, each half-hour episode reveals the real story of professional travel journalism - the truth behind the byline, and reinvents the way travel shows are currently presented.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 9) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays at 11am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
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. (Digital Channel 31.1)Animal Atlas is an entertaining and educational half-hour program that explores the world of animal wildlife, promoting a better understanding of how various animal species live and what they need to survive. With an entertaining narrative, the series combines focused examinations of certain topics such as Animal Appetites (which explores the various diets of animals along with information about how animals catch and eat their food, how diets determine their lifestyle, etc.), Animal Antics, (a hilarious look at the crazy physical antics and talents of certain species), Animal Babies (an intimate look at babies of various species, how they are born, how they are raised and the difficulties and delights of growing up), along with shows which focus solely on certain animals such as elephants, bears, and monkeys. In these shows a thorough and entertaining exploration of the specific animal takes the viewer into that animal world as we see where it lives, how it eats, how it plays, how the family unit operates, and what threatens and supports its survival. Animal Atlas also promotes responsibility toward wildlife issues by educating the viewer about endangered species and wildlife habits, as well as informing viewers how to support wildlife conservation.
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 Peter J. DiMatteo
Address 285 Broad Street
City Hartford
State CT
Zip 06115
Telephone Number 860-723-2142
Email Address pdimatteo@tribune.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 correct response to Question No. 7(b) is NO inasmuch as the station has ceased analog operation; however, a YES response is required in order to to enable the submission of this filing. Antenna TV network inadvertently omitted the E/I logo from episodes of Animal Rescue Classics that aired from October 5 through December 15, 2013. The network scheduled make-good telecasts of all of the affected episodes, with the required E/I logo, with notice to viewers (using on-screen graphics informing viewers of the special times) and the national program listings services, on December 28, 2013 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST and on December 29, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.

Other Matters (9)

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Other Matters (1 of 9) Response
Program Title The Coolest Places on Earth
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays at 12pm
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. (Digital Channel 31.1)The Coolest Places on Earth is an educational and informative half-hour, E/I program that takes young viewers on a journey of discovery to the most astonishing places on the planet - cities, festivals, landmarks and jaw-dropping works of nature - exploring each location's history and culture. Each episode showcases three specific locations and delivers fast-paced, engaging information that's a perfect match for the 21st century learner. The series is packed with facts about history, geography, and culture. The goal of the series is to provide young viewers with the inspiration and information to better understand and appreciate the culturally and geographically diverse world around them.
Other Matters (2 of 9) Response
Program Title Wild About Animals
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays at 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. (Digital Channel 31.1)As the producers of "WILD ABOUT ANIMALS," it is the objective of Steve Rotfeld Productions, Inc., to educate and inform children, specifically in the target age group, by bringing them entertaining and interesting stories about the world's most fascinating animals. Each episode will consist of four (4) different stories designed to teach children about both exotic and unique animals, as well as to educate them further about animals they see everyday.
Other Matters (3 of 9) Response
Program Title Swap TV
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays at 11am & 11:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. (Digital sub-channel 31.2)"Swap TV" is a weekly half-hour television series about two teenagers from different backgrounds "swapping" lives for a weekend. The series meets the educational and informational objectives of the FCC's Children's Programming requirements for children ages 13-16. The programs explore the opposite lives of the participating youngsters as they learn about different cultures and family settings. Young viewers are exposed to the special interests of the "swapping" youngsters and what adjustments they make to a different life situation. The 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. "Swap TV" is closed-captioned for the hearing impaired and displays the "E/I" icon throughout the broadcast.
Other Matters (4 of 9) Response
Program Title Word Travels
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays at 12pm & 12:30pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. (Digital sub-channel 31.2)Word Travels is a TV series that follows freelance journalist Robin Esrock and national travel columnist Julia Dimon as they battle deadlines, jetlag, culture shock - and each other - to file the best travel stories possible. While travelling to exotic locations and writing about enlightening experiences may sound like an adventurous occupation, the life of a travel writer is not always as glamorous as it seems. Filmed in 36 countries across six continents, each half-hour episode reveals the real story of professional travel journalism - the truth behind the byline, and reinvents the way travel shows are currently presented.
Other Matters (5 of 9) Response
Program Title Animal Rescue Classics
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays at 10am & 10:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. (Digital sub-channel 31.2)"Animal Rescue Classics" is a weekly half-hour reality series showcasing spectacular rescues of all types of animals. The series focuses on the dedicated people around the world who help sick, injured or abused animals. The program also instructs children on the proper care of animals and provides safety tips on how to care for all kinds of creatures in the animal kingdom. The show is aimed at children and families who want to learn about animal treatment, care and protection.
Other Matters (6 of 9) Response
Program Title Animal Science
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays at 9am
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. (Digital Channel 31.1)"ANIMAL SCIENCE" is an animal series with a uniquely scientific approach. While most animal shows look at the behavior of animals,we go one step further to look at the how and why an animal is able to excel in itsenvironment. "ANIMAL SCIENCE" uses animation, graphics, and scientific analysis from animal experts to give viewers more understanding than ever before of these amazing creatures.
Other Matters (7 of 9) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays at 11am
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. (Digital Channel 31.1)Animal Atlas is an entertaining and educational half-hour program that explores the world of animal wildlife, promoting a better understanding of how various animal species live and what they need to survive. With an entertaining narrative, the series combines focused examinations of certain topics such as Animal Appetites (which explores the various diets of animals along with information about how animals catch and eat their food, how diets determine their lifestyle, etc.), Animal Antics, (a hilarious look at the crazy physical antics and talents of certain species), Animal Babies(an intimate look at babies of various species, how they are born, how they are raised and the difficulties and delights of growing up), along with shows which focus solely on certain animals such as elephants, bears, and monkeys. In these shows a thorough and entertaining exploration of the specific animal takes the viewer into that animals world as we see where it lives, how it eats, how it plays, how the family unit operates, and what threatens and supports its survival. Animal Atlas also promotes responsibility toward wildlife issues by educating the viewer about endangered species and wildlife habits, as well as informing viewers how to support wildlife conservation.
Other Matters (8 of 9) Response
Program Title Awesome Adventures
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays at 12:30pm
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. (Digital Channel 31.1)"AWESOME ADVENTURES" is designed to educate, inform and entertain children 16 and under (specific target audience is 13-16) about the world around them. Each journey is a lesson in the beauty of nature, its creatures, and the people who inhabit the land. The shows are not designed to be "preachy" or overly pedantic, but rather, the goal is to make the learning fun.
Other Matters (9 of 9) Response
Program Title Pets.TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays at 11:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. (Digital Channel 31.1)Pets.TV celebrates the pets we love and the people who love them through pet news, pet care, pet health and pet lifestyles. The purpose of each program is to provide a safe learning environment for young viewers to become more informed about animals and pets in a positive, pro-social atmosphere.

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.

Tribune Broadcasting Hartford, LLC


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