Federal Communications Commission
Washington, DC 20554
Approved by OMB
3060-0754
FCC 398
Children's Television Programming Report

Report reflects information for the filing period ending: 2012-06-30 00:00:00.0 Filed on: 2012-07-06 16:33:43.353

Call Sign Channel Numbers Community of License
WABC-TV 45 (analog)
(digital)
City State County ZIP Code
New York NY New York 10023
Licensee Name
American Broadcasting Companies, Inc.
Network Affiliation Nielsen DMA Licensee World Wide Web Home Page Address (if applicable)
ABC New York www.7online.com
Facility ID Previous Call Sign (if applicable) License Renewal Expiration Date
1328 2007-06-01 00:00:00.0
Analog Core Programming
2. State the average number of hours of Core Programming per week broadcast by the station. See 47 C.F.R. §73.671(c). 0.00 hours
3. (a) 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. §73.673? Y
(b) Identify publishers who were sent information in 3(a).
4. Complete the following for each program that you aired during the past three months that meets the definition of Core Programming. Complete chart below for each Core Program.
[There are no analog core program reports.]
Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming
5. Complete the following for each program that you aired during the past three months that is specifically designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children ages 16 and under, but does not meet one or more elements of the definition of Core Programming. See 47 C.F.R. §73.671. Complete chart below for each additional such educational and informational program.
[There are no analog non-core program reports.]
Sponsored Core Programming
6. List Core Programs, if any, aired by other analog stations that are sponsored by the Licensee and that meet the criteria set forth in 47 C.F.R. §73.671. Also indicate whether the amount of total Core Programming broadcast by another station increased.
[There are no analog sponsored core program broadcast reports.]
[There are no analog sponsored core program detail reports.]
Digital Core Programming
7. (a) State the average number of hours of Core Programming per week broadcast by the station on its main program stream. 3.00 hours
  (b) Did the Licensee broadcast on its main digital program stream the same Children's Core Programming provided on its analog channel? Y
  (c) If Yes to 7(b), the Licensee certifies that the representations and children's program information provided with respect to its analog channel apply equally with respect to its main digital program stream. Y
    If No to 7(c), submit as an Exhibit a Statement of Explanation. (None Required)
8. (a) 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. 168.00 hours
  (b) 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. §73.671. 6.00 hours
9. (a) 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. §73.673? Y
  (b) Identify publishers who were sent information in 9(a).
TV GUIDE, TV DATA, NY TIMES, CEI
10. Complete the following for each program that you aired during the past three months that meets the definition of Core Programming. Complete chart below for each Core Program.
   
Title of Digital Core Program #1 Origin
Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown (D1) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays/10-10:30 AM ET 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
13 years 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 weekly half-hour series, which is designed primarily for viewers 13-16, Jack highlights his favorite animals and adventures from around the world. In 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. As Jack reveals the categories, he provides further insights and interesting facts about the animals, allowing viewers of all ages the opportunity to be entertained as well as learn more about the fascinating animal kingdom.

Title of Digital Core Program #2 Origin
Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin (D1) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays/10:30 - 11:00 AM ET 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
13 years 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
This half-hour weekly series offers a fresh approach to the quest for aquatic understanding by blending stories of fascinating sea creatures with comparisons to popular land animals and analogies to human experience. Hosted by Jeff Corwin and produced primarily for ages 13-16, Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin shows how animals share the same behaviors, challenges and triumphs as humans. Through episodes on subjects ranging from exciting rescues of abandoned animals to unexpected conflicts in the 'family dynamics' of the mingling species, viewers will get to know - and care - about these heroes and about all of the fascinating life teeming in our oceans.

Title of Digital Core Program #3 Origin
Born to Explore (D1) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays/11:00 - 11:30 AM ET 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
13 years 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. While developed for 13-16 year olds, Born to Explore is engaging for the whole family. In this weekly half-hour series, Richard uncovers amazing facts of nature and man-made treasures. The host, Richard Wiese, takes the role of the ultimate Social Studies teacher to a new level, bringing the viewing audience to the places and people of our world who form our cultures. Whether Richard 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.

Title of Digital Core Program #4 Origin
Sea Rescue SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays/11:30AM -12:00 PM ET 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
13 years 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
This half-hour weekly series is designed and produced to educate children aged 13-16 about 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. This program seeks to educate viewers that there's a reciprocal benefit to sea animal rescue: rescued animals provide valuable insight into their biology and ecology and the information obtained adds to the pool of knowledge necessary to conserve threatened and endangered species. Each week, Sea Rescue seeks to 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.

Title of Digital Core Program #5 Origin
Everyday Health (D1) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays/12-12:30 PM ET 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
13 years 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
In this weekly half-hour series developed and produced to educate and inform viewers ages 13-16, 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,' 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. An inspirational program about people who confront challenges by taking control, Everyday Health, through captivating storytelling, reports on amazing teens and other selfless Americans who are 'paying it forward' with good will and new ideas that will inspire other teens to take action.

Title of Digital Core Program #6 Origin
Food For Thought with Claire Thomas (D1) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays/12:30-1:00 PM ET 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
13 years 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 viewers' eyes to how everyday life can inspire culinary creations in Food for Thought with Claire Thomas. Each weekly-half hour episode, produced for ages 13-16, 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 a role model for 13- to 16-year- old viewers by sharing stories in the kitchen that demonstrate her passion for her family, life, and healthy living. Creative inspiration can come from any place at any time - sometimes from family, sometimes from friends, sometimes even from bloggers seeking her help. 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.

Title of Digital Core Program #7 Origin
Jack Hanna Animal Adventures (D2/D3) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays & Sundays 8:00AM - 8:30AM ET (Saturday's show repeated on Sunday) 26 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
13 years 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
All Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures live action television programs and specials are designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children 13 to 16 years of age. In all programs cameras follow Jack as he spends time with nature's creatures across the continents. Jack interacts with people that are knowledgeable about animals and their habitats, and educates as he travels the globe. Each program 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. This program aired in simulcast on D2 (HD) and D3 (SD), a single 24/7 digital multicast platform.

Title of Digital Core Program #8 Origin
Animal Explorations With Jarod Miller (D2/D3) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays & Sundays 8:30AM - 8:00AM ET (Saturday's show repeated on Sunday) 26 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
13 years 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 is a half-hour live action television program designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children. Each week Jarod looks at exotic and domestic animals from his own unique perspective. Every week Jarod travels to zoos and aquariums to explore animals that fit a particular theme, whether it's the need for speed or animal heroes - there's always something amazing happening. Filled with energy, youth and humor, Jarod is a welcome visitor in living rooms around America on a weekly basis. It is the mission of this program to inspire viewers, children and adults alike, to preserve the innate human instinct to explore. The producers design each episode to reveal to children the world around them in a way that identifies positive role models and pro-social values within an environmentally responsible universe. This program aired in simulcast on D2 (HD) and D3 (SD), a single 24/7 digital multicast platform.

Title of Digital Core Program #9 Origin
Taste Buds (D2/D3) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Sundays/9:00AM - 9:30AM ET 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
13 years 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Taste Buds is a weekly half-hour series for children aged 13-16 that encourages them to think about what they eat, be creative in the kitchen, and explore foods from the world around them. Viewers learn and laugh as the hosts cook up age-appropriate recipes and go on fun food adventures. With a group of young hosts who are culinary explorers, viewers will delve into the culture, history, science, and art behind the food. Each episode explores a new food theme, beginning with the simple phrase, "Foods that.." and rounding off with the hosts creating and customizing theme-inspired recipes that kids and parents will want to make together. Taste Buds communicates a positive message about healthy eating, kitchen safety, and environmental responsibility. This program aired in simulcast on our Live Well Network on D2 (HD) and D3 (SD), a single 24/7 digital multicast platform.

Title of Digital Core Program #10 Origin
Aqua Kids Adventures (D2/D3) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Sundays/9:30AM - 10:00AM ET 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
13 years 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Aqua Kids Adventures is designed and produced to educate children aged 13-16 about the importance of protecting aquatic environments and the animals that live in marine habitats. This weekly half-hour series strives to show teens that with a little dedication and the right attitude, they can make a difference within their own communities. In each episode, Host Molly and the Aqua Kids crew travel the globe while sharing their adventures and what they learn about preserving a world for everyone to explore. Whether they're talking about saving sea turtles or participating in a beach cleanup, the Aqua Kids demonstrate the real and lasting contribution children can make in protecting the future of their community and the world. This program aired in simulcast on our Live Well Network on D2 (HD) and D3 (SD), a single 24/7 digital multicast platform.

Title of Digital Core Program #11 Origin
Real Life 101 (D2/D3) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Sundays/10:00AM - 10:30AM ET 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
13 years 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Real Life 101 is a weekly half-hour program designed and produced for viewers 13-16. Every week the teen hosts explore two or three exciting professions. From doctors, lawyers and veterinarians to career counselors, drug counselors and special effects wizards, Real Life 101 takes viewers "on the job" to understand why these professionals love what they do. Through the hosts' interviews of adults in these varying professions, teen viewers learn about the different career paths available, as well as how certain education-based decisions may help shape their future. This program aired in simulcast on our Live Well Network on D2 (HD) and D3 (SD), a single 24/7 digital multicast platform. This program aired in simulcast on our Live Well Network on D2 (HD) and D3 (SD), a single 24/7 digital multicast platform.

Title of Digital Core Program #12 Origin
Major Decision (D2/D3) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Sundays/10:30AM - 11:00AM ET 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
13 years 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Major Decision is a weekly half-hour program designed and produced for children aged 13-16. Hosted by lively and entertaining teens, Major Decision helps guide viewers on the journey to choose the ideal career path. Each episode focuses on one career with an in-depth interview, a multi-faceted review, and career ranking. The importance of career guidance is highlighted in this series, which gives viewers a glimpse into the life of a different profession in each episode. As teens prepare for life after high school, Major Decision provides more information about the options available to them as adults. This program aired in simulcast on our Live Well Network on D2 (HD) and D3 (SD), a single 24/7 digital multicast platform.

Title of Digital Core Program #13 Origin
Animal Atlas (D2/D3) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Sundays/11:00AM - 11:30AM ET 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
13 years 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Animal Atlas is a weekly half-hour series that travels around the globe to educate viewers 13-16 about the animal kingdom. Every week viewers are given an in-depth look at many different kinds of animals, their biology and habitats, their eating and socializing habits, and much, much more. The series features an up-beat and entertaining narration over beautifully-shot animal footage from zoos and wildlife habitats all over the world. Without pandering, pontificating, or watering down material, it broadens the knowledge and perspective of young viewers through a friendly and fascinating presentation of information about the animal world. This program will air in simulcast on D2 (HD) and D3 (SD), a single 24/7 digital multicast platform.

Title of Digital Core Program #14 Origin
Mystery Hunters (D2/D3) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Sundays/11:30AM - 12:00PM ET 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
13 years 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Mystery Hunters is a is a weekly half-hour program designed and produced for viewers 13-16. Every week viewers are taken on a journey around the globe to investigate the mysteries that have baffled people throughout the ages. Through critical observation, analytical thinking, and scientific testing, this series encourages teens to question the world around them. Armed with video cameras and their instincts, the hosts gather facts and meet the experts, debunking common myths and offering explanations for legends, spooky stories, and unexplained phenomena. This program will air in simulcast on D2 (HD) and D3 (SD), a single 24/7 digital multicast platform.

11. (a) 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 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? Y
  (b) If No, submit as an Exhibit a Statement of Explanation setting forth the number of repeats in excess of the repeat limit and the times and dates the episodes involved were aired. (None Required)
Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming
12. Complete the following for each program that you aired during the past three months that is specifically designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children ages 16 and under, but does not meet one or more elements of the definition of Core Programming. See 47 C.F.R. §73.671. Complete chart below for each additional such educational and information program.
Title of Digital Non-Core Program #1 Origin
Jack Hanna's Into The Wild (D1) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays/ 5:00AM - 5:30AM ET 12 -1
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
13 years 16 years
Does the program have educating and informing children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Y
If Yes, does the Licensee identify each program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Y
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. §73.673? Y
Description of Program
Jack Hanna's Into The Wild is a half hour show hosted by the Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo in Ohio, Jack Hanna. It takes viewers to remote and wild locations around the world. America's most beloved animal adventurer provides insight into the protection and conservation of our planets most precious and endangered species. Into The Wild is unscripted and action packed - leaving you with a renewed appreciation for all creatures, great and small. Jack often shares these adventures with friends and family as he visits unique locations off the beaten track.
Date and Time Aired (if preempted and rescheduled)

 

Title of Digital Non-Core Program #2 Origin
Animal Explorations with Jarod Miller (D1) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays/ 5:30AM - 6:00AM ET 12 -1
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
13 years 16 years
Does the program have educating and informing children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Y
If Yes, does the Licensee identify each program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Y
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. §73.673? Y
Description of Program
Animal Exploration with Jarod Miller is a half-hour live action television program designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children. Each week Jarod looks at exotic and domestic animals from his own unique perspective. Every week Jarod travels to zoos and aquariums to explore animals that fit a particular theme, whether it's the need for speed or animal heroes - there's always something amazing happening. Filled with energy, youth and humor, Jarod is a welcome visitor in living rooms around America on a weekly basis. It is the mission of this program to inspire viewers, children and adults alike, to preserve the innate human instinct to explore. The producers design each episode to reveal to children the world around them in a way that identifies positive role models and pro-social values within an environmentally responsible universe.
Date and Time Aired (if preempted and rescheduled)

 

Sponsored Core Programming
13. List Core Programs, if any, aired by other stations that are sponsored by the Licensee and that meet the criteria set forth in 47 C.F.R. §73.671. Also indicate whether the amount of total Core Programming broadcast by another station increased.
[There are no digital sponsored core program broadcast reports.]
[There are no digital sponsored core program detail reports.]
Other Matters
14. Complete the following for each analog and digital program that you plan to air for the next quarter that meets the definition of Core Programming. Complete chart below for each Core Program, identifying whether it is to be broadcast on the station's analog or digital channel or both channels.
Title of Planned Core Program #1 Origin
Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown (D1) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays/10:00AM-10:30AM ET 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
13 years 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 weekly half-hour series, which is designed primarily for viewers 13-16, Jack highlights his favorite animals and adventures from around the world. In 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. As Jack reveals the categories, he provides further insights and interesting facts about the animals, allowing viewers of all ages the opportunity to be entertained as well as learn more about the fascinating animal kingdom.
Title of Planned Core Program #2 Origin
Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin (D1) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays/10:30AM-11:00AM ET 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
13 years 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
This half-hour weekly series offers a fresh approach to the quest for aquatic understanding by blending stories of fascinating sea creatures with comparisons to popular land animals and analogies to human experience. Hosted by Jeff Corwin and produced primarily for ages 13-16, Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin shows how animals share the same behaviors, challenges and triumphs as humans. Through episodes on subjects ranging from exciting rescues of abandoned animals to unexpected conflicts in the 'family dynamics' of the mingling species, viewers will get to know - and care - about these heroes and about all of the fascinating life teeming in our oceans.
Title of Planned Core Program #3 Origin
Born to Explore (D1) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays/11:00AM-11:30AM ET 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
13 years 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. While developed for 13-16 year olds, Born to Explore is engaging for the whole family. In this weekly half-hour series, Richard uncovers amazing facts of nature and man-made treasures. The host, Richard Wiese, takes the role of the ultimate Social Studies teacher to a new level, bringing the viewing audience to the places and people of our world who form our cultures. Whether Richard 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.
Title of Planned Core Program #4 Origin
Sea Rescue SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays/11:30AM-12:00PM ET 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
13 years 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
This half-hour weekly series is designed and produced to educate children aged 13-16 about 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. This program seeks to educate viewers that there's a reciprocal benefit to sea animal rescue: rescued animals provide valuable insight into their biology and ecology and the information obtained adds to the pool of knowledge necessary to conserve threatened and endangered species. Each week, Sea Rescue seeks to 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.
Title of Planned Core Program #5 Origin
Everyday Health (D1) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays/12:00PM-12:30PM 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
13 years 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
In this weekly half-hour series developed and produced to educate and inform viewers ages 13-16, 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,' 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. An inspirational program about people who confront challenges by taking control, Everyday Health, through captivating storytelling, reports on amazing teens and other selfless Americans who are 'paying it forward' with good will and new ideas that will inspire other teens to take action.
Title of Planned Core Program #6 Origin
Food for Thought with Claire Thomas (D1) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays/12:30PM-1:00PM 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
13 years 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 viewers' eyes to how everyday life can inspire culinary creations in Food for Thought with Claire Thomas. Each weekly-half hour episode, produced for ages 13-16, 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 a role model for 13- to 16-year- old viewers by sharing stories in the kitchen that demonstrate her passion for her family, life, and healthy living. Creative inspiration can come from any place at any time - sometimes from family, sometimes from friends, sometimes even from bloggers seeking her help. 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.
Title of Planned Core Program #7 Origin
Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures (D2/D3) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays & Sundays 7:30AM - 8AM ET (Saturday's show repeated on Sunday) 27
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
13 years 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
All Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures live action television programs and specials are designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children 13 to 16 years of age. In all programs cameras follow Jack as he spends time with nature's creatures across the continents. Jack interacts with people that are knowledgeable about animals and their habitats, and educates as he travels the globe. Each program 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. This program will air in simulcast on D2 (HD) and D3 (SD), a single 24/7 digital multicast platform.
Title of Planned Core Program #8 Origin
Animal Explorations with Jarod Miller (D2/D3) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays & Sundays 8AM-8:30AM ET (Saturday's show repeated on Sunday) 27
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
13 years 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 is a half-hour live action television program designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children. Each week Jarod looks at exotic and domestic animals from his own unique perspective. Every week Jarod travels to zoos and aquariums to explore animals that fit a particular theme, whether it's the need for speed or animal heroes - there's always something amazing happening. Filled with energy, youth and humor, Jarod is a welcome visitor in living rooms around America on a weekly basis. It is the mission of this program to inspire viewers, children and adults alike, to preserve the innate human instinct to explore. The producers design each episode to reveal to children the world around them in a way that identifies positive role models and pro-social values within an environmentally responsible universe. This program will air in simulcast on D2 (HD) and D3 (SD), a single 24/7 digital multicast platform.
Title of Planned Core Program #9 Origin
Sports Stars of Tomorrow (D2/D3) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays & Sundays 1PM-1:30PM ET (Saturday's show repeated on Sunday) 27
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
13 years 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Sports Stars of Tomorrow displays the hard work and dedication that it takes to be a true sports star. It chronicles the trails and tribulations of the arena. The program helps youngsters realize that their full potential in both life and the playing field are attainable with lots of hard work and determination. It reinforces the importance of key values like dedication, discipline, commitment and community involvement. Sports Stars of Tomorrow also provides in-depth human interest stories that reveal the important challenges and lessons that mold our young athletes. Not everyone is cut out to be a superstar. This program recognizes those athletes that have learned "life lessons" along the way while battling varying obstacles. These stories inspire and teach our youth that while many desire greatness on the grand stage of competition, much can be learned through the journey that can make a significant difference throughout one's life. This program will air in simulcast on D2 (HD) and D3 (SD), a single 24/7 digital multicast platform.
Title of Planned Core Program #10 Origin
Taste Buds (D2/D3) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Sundays 9:00AM-9:30AM ET 14
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
13 years 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Taste Buds is a weekly half-hour series for children aged 13-16 that encourages them to think about what they eat, be creative in the kitchen, and explore foods from the world around them. Viewers learn and laugh as the hosts cook up age-appropriate recipes and go on fun food adventures. With a group of young hosts who are culinary explorers, viewers will delve into the culture, history, science, and art behind the food. Each episode explores a new food theme, beginning with the simple phrase, "Foods that.." and rounding off with the hosts creating and customizing theme-inspired recipes that kids and parents will want to make together. Taste Buds communicates a positive message about healthy eating, kitchen safety, and environmental responsibility. This program will air in simulcast on D2 (HD) and D3 (SD), a single 24/7 digital
Title of Planned Core Program #11 Origin
Aqua Kids Adventures (D2/D3) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Sundays 9:30AM-10:00AM ET 14
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
13 years 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Aqua Kids Adventures is designed and produced to educate children aged 13-16 about the importance of protecting aquatic environments and the animals that live in marine habitats. This weekly half-hour series strives to show teens that with a little dedication and the right attitude, they can make a difference within their own communities. In each episode, Host Molly and the Aqua Kids crew travel the globe while sharing their adventures and what they learn about preserving a world for everyone to explore. Whether they're talking about saving sea turtles or participating in a beach cleanup, the Aqua Kids demonstrate the real and lasting contribution children can make in protecting the future of their community and the world. This program will air in simulcast on D2 (HD) and D3 (SD), a single 24/7 digital multicast platform.
Title of Planned Core Program #12 Origin
Real Life 101 (D2/D3) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Sundays 10:00AM-10:30AM 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
13 years 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Real Life 101 is a weekly half-hour program designed and produced for viewers 13-16. Every week the teen hosts explore two or three exciting professions. From doctors, lawyers and veterinarians to career counselors, drug counselors and special effects wizards, Real Life 101 takes viewers "on the job" to understand why these professionals love what they do. Through the hosts' interviews of adults in these varying professions, teen viewers learn about the different career paths available, as well as how certain education-based decisions may help shape their future. This program will air in simulcast on D2 (HD) and D3 (SD), a single 24/7 digital multicast platform.
Title of Planned Core Program #13 Origin
Major Decision (D2/D3) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Sundays 10:30AM-11:00AM ET 14
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
13 years 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Major Decision is a weekly half-hour program designed and produced for children aged 13-16. Hosted by lively and entertaining teens, Major Decision helps guide viewers on the journey to choose the ideal career path. Each episode focuses on one career with an in-depth interview, a multi-faceted review, and career ranking. The importance of career guidance is highlighted in this series, which gives viewers a glimpse into the life of a different profession in each episode. As teens prepare for life after high school, Major Decision provides more information about the options available to them as adults. This program will air in simulcast on D2 (HD) and D3 (SD), a single 24/7 digital multicast platform.
Title of Planned Core Program #14 Origin
Animal Atlas (D2/D3) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Sundays 11:00AM-11:30AM ET 14
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
13 years 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Animal Atlas is a weekly half-hour series that travels around the globe to educate viewers 13-16 about the animal kingdom. Every week viewers are given an in-depth look at many different kinds of animals, their biology and habitats, their eating and socializing habits, and much, much more. The series features an up-beat and entertaining narration over beautifully-shot animal footage from zoos and wildlife habitats all over the world. Without pandering, pontificating, or watering down material, it broadens the knowledge and perspective of young viewers through a friendly and fascinating presentation of information about the animal world. This program will air in simulcast on D2 (HD) and D3 (SD), a single 24/7 digital multicast platform.
Title of Planned Core Program #15 Origin
Mystery Hunters (D2/D3) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Sundays 11:30AM-12:00PM ET 14
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
13 years 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Mystery Hunters is a is a weekly half-hour program designed and produced for viewers 13-16. Every week viewers are taken on a journey around the globe to investigate the mysteries that have baffled people throughout the ages. Through critical observation, analytical thinking, and scientific testing, this series encourages teens to question the world around them. Armed with video cameras and their instincts, the hosts gather facts and meet the experts, debunking common myths and offering explanations for legends, spooky stories, and unexplained phenomena. This program will air in simulcast on D2 (HD) and D3 (SD), a single 24/7 digital multicast platform.

15. 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. §73.3526(e)(11)(iii)? Y
16. Identify the licensee's children's programming liaison.
Name Telephone Number
Evelyn del Cerro 212-456-3020
Address E-mail Address
7 Lincoln Square evelyn.delcerro@abc.com
City State ZIP Code
New York NY 10023

17. 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 non-core 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. §73.671, NOTES 2 and 3.
During the second quarter of 2012, WABC-TV aired over 1,000 public service announcements for children. The topics ranged from drug awareness to the Center for Missing Children. We also aired a half-hour locally produced special called "Protect Our Children" which focused on the mental health issues and behavioral disorders that plague the children in our society.

WILLFUL FALSE STATEMENTS MADE ON THIS FORM ARE PUNISHABLE BY FINE AND/OR IMPRISONMENT (U.S. CODE, TITLE 18, SECTION 1001), AND/OR REVOCATION OF ANY STATION LICENSE OR CONSTRUCTION PERMIT (U.S. CODE, TITLE 47, SECTION 312(a)(1)), AND/OR FORFEITURE (U.S. CODE, TITLE 47, SECTION 503).

I certify that the statements in this application are true, complete, and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief, and are made in good faith.

Name of Licensee Signature
American Broadcasting Companies, Inc.
Date
07/01/2012
FCC Form 398
March 2006