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: 2012-12-31 00:00:00.0 Filed on: 2013-01-08 08:05:32.3

Call Sign Channel Numbers Community of License
WNEM-TV (analog)
22 (digital)
City State County ZIP Code
BAY CITY MI BAY 48706
Licensee Name
MEREDITH CORPORATION
Network Affiliation Nielsen DMA Licensee World Wide Web Home Page Address (if applicable)
CBS Flint-Saginaw-Bay City WWW.WNEM.COM
Facility ID Previous Call Sign (if applicable) License Renewal Expiration Date
41221 2005-10-01 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. 7.50 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).
The CBS Television Network provides information identifying the core programs it supplies to stations affiliated with the Network, including an indication of the target child audience, to the following publishers of program guides: TV Guide, TV Data Technologies, Tribune Media Services, and Kidsnet Media Guide and News.
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
DOODLEBOPS ROCKIN ROAD SHOW I NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
WNEM-TV SATURDAY 7:00AM-7:30AM 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
3 years 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Each episode of the show features a real child, who writes for help or advice with a problem to the Doodles, three animated young members of a band. The child then enters the animated world of the Doodlenet, and sets out on an adventure with the band to find a resolution to the problem, with important life lessons imparted in the process. Each episode reinforces the lesson through a musical interlude that encapsulates the educational message. Specific educational objectives of the program include encouraging viewers to develop positive personal qualities such as honesty and initiative, and providing viewers with a basic understanding and appreciation of music. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.

Title of Digital Core Program #2 Origin
DOODLEBOPS ROCKIN ROAD SHOW II NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
WNEM-TV SATURDAY 7:30AM-8:00AM 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
3 years 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Each episode of the show features a real child, who writes for help or advice with a problem to the Doodles, three animated young members of a band. The child then enters the animated world of the Doodlenet, and sets out on an adventure with the band to find a resolution to the problem, with important life lessons imparted in the process. Each episode reinforces the lesson through a musical interlude that encapsulates the educational message. Specific educational objectives of the program include encouraging viewers to develop positive personal qualities such as honesty and initiative, and providing viewers with a basic understanding and appreciation of music. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.

Title of Digital Core Program #3 Origin
BUSYTOWN MYSTERIES I NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
WNEM-TV SUNDAY 11:00AM-11:30AM 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
3 years 7 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Inspired by the beloved works of best-selling children's author Richard Scarry,Busytown Mysteries brings the popular adventures of Busytown to preschoolers with an educational, problem-solving twist. Children can follow classic characters such as Huckle, Sally and Lowly as they scour Busytown on fun-filled adventures looking for answers to life's puzzles. Each episode focuses on fostering viewers' problem solving abilities, as the characters use their skills of observation to collect facts, draw inferences from those facts, and ultimately reach conclusions. Each episode also develops vocabulary through words and concepts that are part of the episode's overall theme. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.

Title of Digital Core Program #4 Origin
BUSYTOWN MYSTERIES II NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
WNEM-TV SUNDAY 11:30AM-12:00PM 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
3 years 7 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Inspired by the beloved works of best-selling children's author Richard Scarry, Busytown Mysteries brings the popular adventures of Busytown to preschoolers with an educational, problem-solving twist. Children can follow classic characters such as Huckle, Sally and Lowly as they scour Busytown on fun-filled adventures looking for answers to life's puzzles. Each episode focuses on fostering viewers' problem solving abilities, as the characters use their skills of observation to collect facts, draw inferences from those facts, and ultimately reach conclusions. Each episode also develops vocabulary through words and concepts that are part of the episode's overall theme. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.

Title of Digital Core Program #5 Origin
MADE IN HOLLYWOOD: TEEN EDITION SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
WNEM-DT2 SATURDAY 7:00AM-7:30AM 12 1
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
MADE IN HOLLYWOOD: TEEN EDITION IS A NATIONALLY SYNDICATED WEEKLY SERIES. ITS CORE PROGRAMMING TARGETS 13-16 YEAR OLD TEENS WITH SEGMENTS RANGING FROM COVERAGE OF ANIMATION, PRODUCING & DIRECTING TO COSTUME DESIGN, CASTING & COMPOSITING. THE CONTENT RICH SPIN-OFF INTRODUCES ITS AUDIENCE TO BEHIND-THE SCENES FILMMAKING, SPECIAL EFFECTS TECHNIQUES AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOCUSING ON THE CREATIVE, TECHNICAL AND ARTISTIC SKILLS OF THE MOTION PICTURE AND TELEVISION INDUSTRIES.
Total Times Aired Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
13 1 1
Preemption #1
Date Preempted/Episode # If rescheduled, date and time reschedule Is the rescheduled date the second home?
11/17/12 11/24/12 12:00pm Y
If rescheduled, were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Y
Reason for Preemption OTHER

Title of Digital Core Program #6 Origin
ANIMAL RESCUE SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
WNEM-DT2 SATURDAY 7:30AM-8:00AM 12 1
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 Rescue serves the educational and informational needs of children 13 to 16 years of age with its program content, including safety tips and informational about various animals and their habitats. The programs also show real life in-the-field experiences of professional and ordinary people taking care of, treating and helping various animals, as well as exhibiting good social responsibility and promoting strong personal and community values.
Total Times Aired Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
13 1 1
Preemption #1
Date Preempted/Episode # If rescheduled, date and time reschedule Is the rescheduled date the second home?
11/17/12 7:30am 11/24/12 12:30am Y
If rescheduled, were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Y
Reason for Preemption OTHER

Title of Digital Core Program #7 Origin
LIVE, LIFE & WIN! SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
WNEM-DT2 SATURDAY 8:00am-8:30am 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
Live Life & Win! is designed to inspire and enlighten young viewers with inspirational teen success stories, as well as segments focusing on the arts; school and sports; exercise and nutrition; and health and wellness. The series will also promote social responsibility, perseverance, leadership, academic achievement and volunteerism.

Title of Digital Core Program #8 Origin
PASSPORT TO EXPLORE SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
WNEM-DT2 SATURDAY 8:30AM-9:00AM 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
Teens travel the glove in search of exciting and adventure filled places to show you -and learn a little something in the process. Join in with the five ''young explorer'' hosts who lead informal, fun adventures - PASSPORT TO EXPLORE is an atypical approach to TV travel-zines, since the focus on areas of interest is specifically aimed to the 13-16 year old set. Initial episodes focus on cities, such as Washington, New York, Boston, Los Angeles/Hollywood, Las Vegas, Seattle, and Vancouver. "Passport to Explore" is being canceled by the syndicator. Lst telecast of thie program is 12/29/12. Replacing with a second run of "The Real Winning Edge" effective 1/5/13.

Title of Digital Core Program #9 Origin
CHAT ROOM SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
WNEM-DT2 SATURDAY 9:00AM-9:30AM 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
CHAT ROOM" IS AN EDUCATIONAL SERIES DESIGNED TO INFORM, EDUCATE AND ENTERTAIN CHILDREN 13-16 THROUGH RE-ENACTING TEEN-ORIENTED DILEMMAS AND DISCUSSING THEM IN AN OPEN AND HONEST FORMAT. MORE THAN ANY OTHER GROUP, TEENS ARE ON THE FRONTLINES OF DEALING WITH COMPLEX SUBJECTS AS THEY STAND AT THE CROSSROADS BETWEEN CHILDHOOD AND ADULTHOOD.

Title of Digital Core Program #10 Origin
Now Eat This! With Rocco Dispirito SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
WNEM-DT2 SATURDAY 9:30AM-10:00AM 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
Now Eat This! With Rocco Dispirito is a different version of a cooking show-different in that the emphasis is on families and changing a family's behavior and cooking culture with the goal of making the family's kids healthier. Families with children or families who want to change their caloric intake habits with the result of greater over all health are well served to watch the program. There are plenty of numbers and nutritional facts to accompany each family's nutritional makeover and the appeal to the 13-16 year-old audience lies in the immediate nature of food and the drive of curiosity to be smarter and better informed (especially to be the smartest in the family at meal times). The data on nutrition, including fat, carbohydrates, and calories, are presented hand drawn on an old-school slate and blackboard-a original and less intimidating way to present facts to an audience. The facts are reinforced by large graphics, which come in as alerts. This style of information matches the gentle but firm personality of host Rocco Dispirito who prods families in the gentlest of ways-reminding families consistently that children are an asset as well as a responsibility when it comes to food preparation. A nice touch is that the camera spends time in the home of the families in each episode instead of just bringing the family to the kitchen set. For engagement of a young audience and for the goal of behavior modification, this is an excellent approach. A young audience likes peers in their programs and the presence of high school age children gives it cache for middle school viewers. The climax of each program is nicely built to feature children as the ultimate judges--watching the children eat and evaluate familiar dishes prepared in a healthier way. Children don't filter in the kitchen!

Title of Digital Core Program #11 Origin
ANIMAL ATLAS SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
WNEM-DT2 SATURDAY 10:00AM-10:30AM 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 AN ENTERTAINING AND EDUCATIONAL HALF-HOUR WILDLIFE PROGRAM THAT INTRODUCES YOUNG VIEWERS TO EVERY KIND OF ANIMAL IMAGINABLE, FROM THE FAMILIAR TO THE ASTOUNDING. ANIMAL ATLAS IS AN EDUCATIONAL/INFORMATIONAL PROGRAM APPEALING TO AGES 13-16.

Title of Digital Core Program #12 Origin
AWESOME ADVENTURES SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
WNEM-DT2 SATURDAY 10:30AM-11:00AM 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 PROGRAM TAKES KIDS, AGES 13-16, ON INCREDIBLE JOURNEYS ALL OVER THE WORLD. THE DESTINATIONS AND ACTIVITIES ARE DIVERSE, FROM SNOWBOARDING DOWN THE ALPS, TO VISITING A RAIN FOREST IN COSTA RICA. THE GOAL IS TO MAKE THIS SERIES TRULY INSPIRATIONAL. ENTERTAINING AND "FAMILY FRIENDLY."

Title of Digital Core Program #13 Origin
DOG TALES SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
WNEM-DT2 SUNDAY 8:00AM-8:30AM 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
DOG TALES SERVES THE EDUCATIONAL AND INFORMATIONAL NEEDS OF CHILDREN 13-16 YEARS OF AGE WITH ITS PROGRAM CONTENT, INCLUDING DOG SAFETY AND CARE TIPS, AS WELL AS LESSONS ON THE RESPONSIBILITY OF OWNING A DOG. THE SHOW ALSO PROVIDES INFORMATIVE SEGMENTS ON VARIOUS DOG BREEDS AND SHOWCASES VARIOUS VETERINARY EXPERTS EXPLAINING DIFFERENT ISSUES AFFECTING CANINES. THE WEEKLY SERIES ALSO INCLUDES RECOMMENDED READING LISTS ABOUT DOGS, AND PROMOTES CHILDREN'S WRITING AND CREATIVE SKILLS WITH ESSAY AND ART CONTESTS.

Title of Digital Core Program #14 Origin
MISSING SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
WNEM-DT2 SUNDAY 8:30AM-9:00AM 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
Missing serves the educational and informational needs of children 13 to 16 years of age with its program content, including safety tips and real life stories using various resources to help find missing people. The show is also a public service to communities across the United States and is endorsed by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Title of Digital Core Program #15 Origin
AQUA KIDS SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
WNEM-DT2 SUNDAY 9:00AM-9:30AM 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 is an award-winning children's program dedicated to educating young people about the importance of protecting marine environments and the animals that live there. For over 7 years, host Molly and the Aqua Kids crew have traveled the globe, sharing their adventures and what they've learned about preserving a world for everyone to explore.

Title of Digital Core Program #16 Origin
WHADDYADO SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
WNEM-DT2 SUNDAY 9:30AM-10:00AM 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
9 years 13 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
WHADDYADO IS A WEEKLY HALF HOUR EDUCATIONAL SERIES WHICH CHRONICLES REAL-LIFE STORIES INVOLVING ORDINARY TEENS WHO FIND THEMSELVES CAUGHT IN PERILOUS AND CHALLENGING SITUATIONS. THROUGH DRAMATIC RE-ENACTMENTS, OR REAL LIFE FOOTAGE, WHADDYADO SKILLFULLY DOCUMENTS THESE EVENTS, INTERVIEWS THE PARTCIPANTS, AND TALKS TO VARIOUS EXPERTS, WHO EXPLAIN HOW BEST TO REACT. ALSO, IN AN EFFORT TO HELP YOUNG PEOPLE MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION AT THE RIGHT MOMENT, THERE IS A MORAL DILEMMA SEGMENT FEATURED IN EACH SHOW. WHADDYADO IS DESIGNED TO EDUCATE, INSPIRE AND ENTERTAIN CHILDREN 16 AND YOUNGER ABOUT THE WORLD AROUND THEM. EACH EPISODE IS AN EDUCATIONAL LIFE-LESSON, BASED ON REALITY.

Title of Digital Core Program #17 Origin
MAD ABOUT SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
WNEM-DT2 SUNDAY 10:00AM-10:30AM 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
"MAD ABOUT" PROVIDES CORE PROGRAMMING IN THE AREA OF FINANCIAL LITERACY,NUTRITION, EARTH SCIENCE, ECOLOGY, HEALTH, LIFE SKILLS AND FITNESS THAT TIE TO STATE AND NATIONAL EDUCATION STANDARDS. "MAD ABOUT" EXPLORES BEING "GREEN" AND UNDERSTANDING HOW OUR ACTIONS IMPACT THE WORLD.

Title of Digital Core Program #18 Origin
THE REAL WINNING EDGE SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
WNEM-DT2 SUNDAY 10:30AM-11:00AM 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 Real Winning Edge is a weekly half-hour television series that meets the educational and informational objectives of the FCC's Children's Programming requirements for children ages 13-16. The program highlights adolescents and young adults making the right choices when faced with tough decisions and significant challenges. Recognizing that 13 to 16-year-olds are likely to be influenced by celebrities, the series features role models from the professional sports and the entertainment industries. Each episode is engaging, entertaining and educational in structure, presenting a powerful and positive message.

Title of Digital Core Program #19 Origin
LIBERTY'S KIDS I NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
WNEM-TV SATURDAY 11:00AM-11:30AM 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
9 years 11 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
LIBERTY'S KIDS IS DESIGNED TO ENABLE VIEWERS TO EXPERIENCE, IN FRESH AND EXCITING WAYS, THE EXTRAORDINARY PERIOD OF 1773-1789 IN AMERICAN HISTORY, AS THE THIRTEEEN COLONIES, LED BY A GROUP OF COURAGEOUS AND BRILLAINT INDIVIDUALS WHO FOUGHT FOR FREEDOM FROM BRITAIN AND ESTABLISHED A NEW NATION.

Title of Digital Core Program #20 Origin
LIBERTY'S KIDS II NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
WNEM-TV SATURDAY 11:30AM 12 1
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
9 years 11 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
LIBERTY'S KIDS IS DESIGNED TO ENABLE VIEWERS TO EXPERIENCE, IN FRESH AND EXCITING WAYS, THE EXTRAORDINARY PERIOD OF 1773-1789 IN AMERICAN HISTORY, AS THE THIRTEEEN COLONIES, LED BY A GROUP OF COURAGEOUS AND BRILLAINT INDIVIDUALS WHO FOUGHT FOR FREEDOM FROM BRITAIN AND ESTABLISHED A NEW NATION.
Total Times Aired Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
13 1 1
Preemption #1
Date Preempted/Episode # If rescheduled, date and time reschedule Is the rescheduled date the second home?
10/6/12 12:00pm-12:30pm 10/13/12 Y
If rescheduled, were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Y
Reason for Preemption SPORTS

Title of Digital Core Program #21 Origin
SET FOR LIFE SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
WNEM-DT2 SUNDAY 7:30AM-8:00AM 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
"SET FOR LIFE" RELATES WITH TEENS ON THEIR LEVEL ABOUT POWER AND IMPACT A HIGHER EDUCATION HAS ON THEM AND THE CHANGING WORLD AROUND THEM IN AN EDUCATIONAL AND INFORMATIONAL FORMAT DESIGNED TO HELP ITS VIEWERS MAKE IMPORTANT DECISIONS ABOUT COLLEGE.

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.
[There are no digital non-core program reports.]
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
DOODLEBOPS ROCKIN ROAD SHOW I NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
WNEM-TV SATURDAY 7:00AM-7:30AM 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
3 years 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
By means of fantasy, fun, music and rhyme, the Doodlebops teach children about their world and gives them the vital motivation and tools to explore it. Each episode will feature a live-action child who writes to the Doodles for help or advice with a problem. This child then gets "Doodlefied" and enters and animated world of the "Doodlenet" where they can hop on the magical tour bus and travel anywhere their imaginations can take them. Each episode will reinforce a lesson through a musical interlude or song that encapsulates the educational objective or message.
Title of Planned Core Program #2 Origin
DOODLEBOPS ROCKIN ROAD SHOW II NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
WNEM-TV SATURDAY 7:30AM-8:00AM 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
3 years 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
By means of fantasy, fun, music and rhyme, the Doodlebops teach children about their world and gives them the vital motivation and tools to explore it. Each episode will feature a live-action child who writes to the Doodles for help or advice with a problem. This child then gets "Doodlefied" and enters and animated world of the "Doodlenet" where they can hop on the magical tour bus and travel anywhere their imaginations can take them. Each episode will reinforce a lesson through a musical interlude or song that encapsulates the educational objective or message.
Title of Planned Core Program #3 Origin
LIBERTY'S KIDS I NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
WNEM-TV SATURDAY 11:00AM-11:30AM 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
9 years 11 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
LIBERTY'S KIDS IS DESIGNED TO ENABLE VIEWERS TO EXPERIENCE, IN FRESH AND EXCITING WAYS, THE EXTRAORDINARY PERIOD OF 1773-1789 IN AMERICAN HISTORY, AS THE THIRTEEEN COLONIES, LED BY A GROUP OF COURAGEOUS AND BRILLAINT INDIVIDUALS WHO FOUGHT FOR FREEDOM FROM BRITAIN AND ESTABLISHED A NEW NATION.
Title of Planned Core Program #4 Origin
LIBERTY'S KIDS II NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
WNEM-TV SATURDAY 11:30AM-12:00PM 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
9 years 11 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
LIBERTY'S KIDS IS DESIGNED TO ENABLE VIEWERS TO EXPERIENCE, IN FRESH AND EXCITING WAYS, THE EXTRAORDINARY PERIOD OF 1773-1789 IN AMERICAN HISTORY, AS THE THIRTEEEN COLONIES, LED BY A GROUP OF COURAGEOUS AND BRILLAINT INDIVIDUALS WHO FOUGHT FOR FREEDOM FROM BRITAIN AND ESTABLISHED A NEW NATION.
Title of Planned Core Program #5 Origin
BUSYTOWN MYSTERIES I NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
WNEM-TV SUNDAY 11:00AM-11:30AM 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
3 years 7 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Inspired by the beloved works of best-selling children's author Richard Scarry, Busytown Mysteries brings the popular adventures of Busytown to preschoolers with an educational, problem-solving twist. Children can follow classic characters such as Huckle, Sally and Lowly as they scour Busytown on fun-filled adventures looking for answers to life's puzzles. Each episode focuses on fostering viewers' problem solving abilities, as the characters use their skills of observation to collect facts, draw inferences from those facts, and ultimately reach conclusions. Each episode also develops vocabulary through words and concepts that are part of the episode's overall theme. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Title of Planned Core Program #6 Origin
BUSYTOWN MYSTERIES II NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
WNEM-TV SUNDAY 11:30AM-12:00PM 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
3 years 7 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Inspired by the beloved works of best-selling children's author Richard Scarry, Busytown Mysteries brings the popular adventures of Busytown to preschoolers with an educational, problem-solving twist. Children can follow classic characters such as Huckle, Sally and Lowly as they scour Busytown on fun-filled adventures looking for answers to life's puzzles. Each episode focuses on fostering viewers' problem solving abilities, as the characters use their skills of observation to collect facts, draw inferences from those facts, and ultimately reach conclusions. Each episode also develops vocabulary through words and concepts that are part of the episode's overall theme. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Title of Planned Core Program #7 Origin
MADE IN HOLLYWOOD: TEEN EDITION SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
WNEM-DT2 SATURDAY 7:00AM-7:30AM 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
MADE IN HOLLYWOOD: TEEN EDITION IS A NATIONALLY SYNDICATED WEEKLY SERIES. ITS CORE PROGRAMMING TARGETS 13-16 YEAR OLD TEENS WITH SEGMENTS RANGING FROM COVERAGE OF ANIMATION, PRODUCING & DIRECTING TO COSTUME DESIGN, CASTING & COMPOSITING. THE CONTENT RICH SPIN-OFF INTRODUCES ITS AUDIENCE TO BEHIND-THE SCENES FILMMAKING, SPECIAL EFFECTS TECHNIQUES AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOCUSING ON THE CREATIVE, TECHNICAL AND ARTISTIC SKILLS OF THE MOTION PICTURE AND TELEVISION INDUSTRIES.
Title of Planned Core Program #8 Origin
ANIMAL RESCUE SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
WNEM-DT2 SATURDAY 7:30AM-8:00AM 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
Animal Rescue serves the educational and informational needs of children 13 to 16 years of age with its program content, including safety tips and informational about various animals and their habitats. The programs also show real life in-the-field experiences of professional and ordinary people taking care of, treating and helping various animals, as well as exhibiting good social responsibility and promoting strong personal and community values.
Title of Planned Core Program #9 Origin
LIVE, LIFE & WIN! SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
WNEM-DT2 SATURDAY 8:00AM-8:30AM 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
Live Life & Win! is designed to inspire and enlighten young viewers with inspirational teen success stories, as well as segments focusing on the arts; school and sports; exercise and nutrition; and health and wellness. The series will also promote social responsibility, perseverance, leadership, academic achievement and volunteerism.
Title of Planned Core Program #10 Origin
The Real Winning Edge (2nd run) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
WNEM-DT2 SATURDAY 8:30AM-9:00AM 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 Real Winning Edge is a weekly half-hour television series that meets the educational and informational objectives of the FCC's Children's Programming requirements for children ages 13-16. The program highlights adolescents and young adults making the right choices when faced with tough decisions and significant challenges. Recognizing that 13 to 16-year-olds are likely to be influenced by celebrities, the series features role models from the professional sports and the entertainment industries. Each episode is engaging, entertaining and educational in structure, presenting a powerful and positive message. "Passport to Explore" had its last telecast on 12/29/12 at 8:30am. "The Real Winning Edge" 2nd run begins airing in the timeperiod effective 1/5/13 and until futher notice.
Title of Planned Core Program #11 Origin
CHAT ROOM SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
WNEM-DT2 SATURDAY 9:00AM-9:30AM 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
"CHAT ROOM" IS AN EDUCATIONAL SERIES DESIGNED TO INFORM, EDUCATE AND ENTERTAIN CHILDREN 13-16 THROUGH RE-ENACTING TEEN-ORIENTED DILEMMAS AND DISCUSSING THEM IN AN OPEN AND HONEST FORMAT. MORE THAN ANY OTHER GROUP, TEENS ARE ON THE FRONTLINES OF DEALING WITH COMPLEX SUBJECTS AS THEY STAND AT THE CROSSROADS BETWEEN CHILDHOOD AND ADULTHOOD.
Title of Planned Core Program #12 Origin
NOW EAT THIS! WITH ROCCO DISPIRITO SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
WNEM-DT2 SATURDAY 9:30AM-10:00AM 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
Now Eat This! With Rocco Dispirito is a different version of a cooking show-different in that the emphasis is on families and changing a family's behavior and cooking culture with the goal of making the family's kids healthier. Families with children or families who want to change their caloric intake habits with the result of greater over all health are well served to watch the program. There are plenty of numbers and nutritional facts to accompany each family's nutritional makeover and the appeal to the 13-16 year-old audience lies in the immediate nature of food and the drive of curiosity to be smarter and better informed (especially to be the smartest in the family at meal times). The data on nutrition, including fat, carbohydrates, and calories, are presented hand drawn on an old-school slate and blackboard-a original and less intimidating way to present facts to an audience. The facts are reinforced by large graphics, which come in as alerts. This style of information matches the gentle but firm personality of host Rocco Dispirito who prods families in the gentlest of ways-reminding families consistently that children are an asset as well as a responsibility when it comes to food preparation. A nice touch is that the camera spends time in the home of the families in each episode instead of just bringing the family to the kitchen set. For engagement of a young audience and for the goal of behavior modification, this is an excellent approach. A young audience likes peers in their programs and the presence of high school age children gives it cache for middle school viewers. The climax of each program is nicely built to feature children as the ultimate judges--watching the children eat and evaluate familiar dishes prepared in a healthier way. Children don't filter in the kitchen!
Title of Planned Core Program #13 Origin
ANIMAL ATLAS SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
WNEM-DT2 SATURDAY 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
ANIMAL ATLAS IS AN ENTERTAINING AND EDUCATIONAL HALF-HOUR WILDLIFE PROGRAM THAT INTRODUCES YOUNG VIEWERS TO EVERY KIND OF ANIMAL IMAGINABLE, FROM THE FAMILIAR TO THE ASTOUNDING. ANIMAL ATLAS IS AN EDUCATIONAL/INFORMATIONAL PROGRAM APPEALING TO AGES 13-16.
Title of Planned Core Program #14 Origin
AWESOME ADVENTURES SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
WNEM-DT2 SATURDAY 10:30AM-11:00AM 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 PROGRAM TAKES KIDS, AGES 13-16, ON INCREDIBLE JOURNEYS ALL OVER THE WORLD. THE DESTINATIONS AND ACTIVITIES ARE DIVERSE, FROM SNOWBOARDING DOWN THE ALPS, TO VISITING A RAIN FOREST IN COSTA RICA. THE GOAL IS TO MAKE THIS SERIES TRULY INSPIRATIONAL. ENTERTAINING AND "FAMILY FRIENDLY."
Title of Planned Core Program #15 Origin
DOG TALES SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
WNEM-DT2 SUNDAY 8:00AM-8:30AM 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
DOG TALES SERVES THE EDUCATIONAL AND INFORMATIONAL NEEDS OF CHILDREN 13-16 YEARS OF AGE WITH ITS PROGRAM CONTENT, INCLUDING DOG SAFETY AND CARE TIPS, AS WELL AS LESSONS ON THE RESPONSIBILITY OF OWNING A DOG. THE SHOW ALSO PROVIDES INFORMATIVE SEGMENTS ON VARIOUS DOG BREEDS AND SHOWCASES VARIOUS VETERINARY EXPERTS EXPLAINING DIFFERENT ISSUES AFFECTING CANINES. THE WEEKLY SERIES ALSO INCLUDES RECOMMENDED READING LISTS ABOUT DOGS, AND PROMOTES CHILDREN'S WRITING AND CREATIVE SKILLS WITH ESSAY AND ART CONTESTS.
Title of Planned Core Program #16 Origin
MISSING SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
WNEM-DT2 SUNDAY 8:30AM-9:00AM 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
Missing serves the educational and informational needs of children 13 to 16 years of age with its program content, including safety tips and real life stories using various resources to help find missing people. The show is also a public service to communities across the United States and is endorsed by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Title of Planned Core Program #17 Origin
AQUA KIDS SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
WNEM-DT2 SUNDAY 9:00AM-9:30AM 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
Aqua Kids is an award-winning children's program dedicated to educating young people about the importance of protecting marine environments and the animals that live there. For over 7 years, host Molly and the Aqua Kids crew have traveled the globe, sharing their adventures and what they've learned about preserving a world for everyone to explore.
Title of Planned Core Program #18 Origin
WHADDYADO SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
WNEM-DT2 SUNDAY 9:30AM-10:0AM 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
9 years 13 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
WHADDYADO IS A WEEKLY HALF HOUR EDUCATIONAL SERIES WHICH CHRONICLES REAL-LIFE STORIES INVOLVING ORDINARY TEENS WHO FIND THEMSELVES CAUGHT IN PERILOUS AND CHALLENGING SITUATIONS. THROUGH DRAMATIC RE-ENACTMENTS, OR REAL LIFE FOOTAGE, WHADDYADO SKILLFULLY DOCUMENTS THESE EVENTS, INTERVIEWS THE PARTCIPANTS, AND TALKS TO VARIOUS EXPERTS, WHO EXPLAIN HOW BEST TO REACT. ALSO, IN AN EFFORT TO HELP YOUNG PEOPLE MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION AT THE RIGHT MOMENT, THERE IS A MORAL DILEMMA SEGMENT FEATURED IN EACH SHOW. WHADDYADO IS DESIGNED TO EDUCATE, INSPIRE AND ENTERTAIN CHILDREN 16 AND YOUNGER ABOUT THE WORLD AROUND THEM. EACH EPISODE IS AN EDUCATIONAL LIFE-LESSON, BASED ON REALITY.
Title of Planned Core Program #19 Origin
MAD ABOUT SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
WNEM-DT2 SUNDAY 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
"MAD ABOUT" PROVIDES CORE PROGRAMMING IN THE AREA OF FINANCIAL LITERACY,NUTRITION, EARTH SCIENCE, ECOLOGY, HEALTH, LIFE SKILLS AND FITNESS THAT TIE TO STATE AND NATIONAL EDUCATION STANDARDS. "MAD ABOUT" EXPLORES BEING "GREEN" AND UNDERSTANDING HOW OUR ACTIONS IMPACT THE WORLD.
Title of Planned Core Program #20 Origin
THE REAL WINNING EDGE SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
WNEM-DT2 SUNDAY 10:30AM-11:00AM 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 Real Winning Edge is a weekly half-hour television series that meets the educational and informational objectives of the FCC's Children's Programming requirements for children ages 13-16. The program highlights adolescents and young adults making the right choices when faced with tough decisions and significant challenges. Recognizing that 13 to 16-year-olds are likely to be influenced by celebrities, the series features role models from the professional sports and the entertainment industries. Each episode is engaging, entertaining and educational in structure, presenting a powerful and positive message.
Title of Planned Core Program #21 Origin
SET FOR LIFE NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
WNEM-DT2 SUNDAY 7:30AM-8:00AM 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
"SET FOR LIFE" RELATES WITH TEENS ON THEIR LEVEL ABOUT POWER AND IMPACT A HIGHER EDUCATION HAS ON THEM AND THE CHANGING WORLD AROUND THEM IN AN EDUCATIONAL AND INFORMATIONAL FORMAT DESIGNED TO HELP ITS VIEWERS MAKE IMPORTANT DECISIONS ABOUT COLLEGE.

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
AL BLINKE 989-758-2006
Address E-mail Address
107 NORTH FRANKLIN AL.BLINKE@WNEM.COM
City State ZIP Code
SAGINAW MI 48607

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.
After due review of internal station records and documentation provided to us by program suppliers, the licensee hereby certifies that the station fully complied with the FCC's commercial limits in children's programs, as specified at 47 C.F.R. Section 73.670, with respect to all programs specifically designed for children ages twelve and under. In addition to the educational or informational programs listed in this report, the station broadcast the following programs specifically designed for children ages twelve and under that were not core programming: "The Outdoorsman" (WNEM-DT2, Sunday 4:30P-5:00P: 10/7, 10/14, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/16, 12/23, 12/20, 2012. The station did not broadcast an analog signal during this quarter. The licensee's response to Question 7 (b) therefore assumes that the station's current main program stream serves as the equivalent to the Station's former analog channel. On 11/17/12, technical malfuntion prevented "Made in Hollywood Teen" and "Animal Rescue" from airing in their normal timeperiods of 7:00am and 7:30am respectively. They were madegood the following Saturday 11/24/12 in their second home at 12:00pm and 12:30pm.

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
MEREDITH CORPORATION
Date
01/08/2013
FCC Form 398
March 2006