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: 2013-01-10 10:41:28.44

Call Sign Channel Numbers Community of License
WWTI 21 (analog)
50 (digital)
City State County ZIP Code
Watertown NY Jefferson 13601
Licensee Name
Newport Television, LLC/Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. eff 12/01/2012
Network Affiliation Nielsen DMA Licensee World Wide Web Home Page Address (if applicable)
ABC Watertown www.myabc50.com
Facility ID Previous Call Sign (if applicable) License Renewal Expiration Date
16747 NA 2015-06-15 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? N
(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. 4.00 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. 2.00 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).
FYI Television Tribune Media TV Guide
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
Pets.TV SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays 7:00 AM - 7:30 AM 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
10 years 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
This television program provides educational and informational segments exposing the target audience of young viewers to everything Pets. The upbeat contemporary presentation relates pets to their lives and interests. Pets from everyday to the unique are showcased with educational information that shares how they evolved to become pets and their geographic origins. Professionals share personal experiences of featured animals and/or related products. In these segments the excitement and love of working with pets is expressed. The motivational and inspirational message of each guest empowers audiences of all ages to pursue more information and education about everything pets. Each segment of Pets.TV delivers an educational and informational message that supports current social, intellectual and emotional aspects of children ages 13 and up. Attributes and advice emphasized by guests instill a grounded balance of priorities, commitment, and perseverance children can apply to their lives. This program airs on our primary digital stream.

Title of Digital Core Program #2 Origin
Young Icons SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM 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 Young Icons is the newest offering from Entertainment Studios that falls under the Educational and Informational for children age 13 to 16 FCC classification. The Young Icons, a weekly half hour shot in high definition, features stories about world class athletes, accomplished artists, scholars, philanthropists, and entrepreneurs all under the age of 18. Examples of the kinds of stories the Young Icons will tell include that of Patrick Pedraja, a fourteen year old actor and philanthropist who traveled America by RV, raising awareness for cancer by signing donors up for the National Marrow Registry, track phenomenon, Turquoise Thompson, who sprinted her way into the record books and earned herself a full ride to UCLA, Kimberly Anyadike, who became the youngest pilot to fly across the country, and sisters Marni and Nerni Barta, who created Kidflicks, a non profit organization that donates new and used DVDs to childrens hospitals all across America. This program airs on our primary digital stream.

Title of Digital Core Program #3 Origin
Jack Hannas Wild Countdown NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM 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 that will engage viewers thirteen to sixteen as well as the whole family, Jack highlights his favorite animals and adventures from around the world. Presented in countdown style, Jack offers up a different top ten each week in a variety of top categories. The questions and categories are interactive as they are derived direct from the viewers. As Jack reveals the categories, he gives viewers further insights and interesting facts about the animals allowing everyone the opportunity to be entertained as well as learn more about the fascinating animal kingdom.

Title of Digital Core Program #4 Origin
Ocean Mysteries NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM 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
Ocean Mysteries offers a fresh approach to the quest for aquatic understanding by blending stories of fascinating sea creatures, comparisons to popular land animals, and analogies to the human experience. Ocean Mysteries engages viewers thirteen to sixteen and beyond by showing how animals share the same behaviors, challenges, and triumphs that humans do. Vital to the process is the shows host, Jeff Corwin, whose uncanny ability to instill empathy for even the tiniest of creatures, allows viewers to rally behind the featured animals and see how important they are to all life on our planet. Exploration, discovery and adventure are all parts of Jeff Corwins journey and viewers experience the high definition action from sea level and below.

Title of Digital Core Program #5 Origin
Born to Explore NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays 10:00 - 10:30 AM 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 worlds cultures and its geographical wonders come alive as the youngest president in Explorers Club History, Richard Wiese, takes viewers on a globetrotting adventure. Developed for thirteen to sixteen year olds, but engaging for the whole family, Richard uncovers amazing facts of nature and manmade treasures. Richard takes the role of the ultimate Social Studies teacher to a new level, bringing the viewing audience to the places and to the people of the world who form our cultures. Whether he climbs Mount Kilimanjaro, explores why people live at the base of an active volcano, or travels down the Nile River, viewers will travel the world without leaving their homes.

Title of Digital Core Program #6 Origin
Sea Rescue NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays 10:30 - 11:00 AM 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 half hour weekly series, Sea Rescue, features the rescue, rehabilitation and in many instances, release back into the wild of ocean wildlife. Produced for ages 13 to 16, Sea Rescue offers educational and entertaining television by demonstrating the welfare and medical benefits that rescue and rehabilitation programs provide animals. Viewers will also learn that there's a reciprocal benefit, rescued animals provide valuable insight into their biology and ecology. This information adds to the pool of knowledge necessary to conserve threatened and endangered species. Each week, Sea Rescue will leave its audience inspired by the real life stories of the featured animals and rescuers and with a fuller understanding of the rich array of sea life with which we share our planet.

Title of Digital Core Program #7 Origin
Recipe Rehab NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays 11:00 - 11:30 AM 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 competition style series developed and produced to education and inform viewers 13 to 16, it is a chef against chef in a recipe makeover challenge. Viewers will submit their favorite, decadent, high calorie, classic family recipes and two acclaimed chefs will face off in a head to head competition to give the recipes a low calorie twist. The audience will learn the value of healthy, wholesome ingredients and how healthy food choices can have positive effects on our quality of life. Special guests will serve as judge and jury.

Title of Digital Core Program #8 Origin
Food for Thought with Claire Thomas NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM 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. Each weekly half hour, produced for ages 13 to 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 showing her passion for her family, life, and healthy living by sharing stories in the kitchen. Creative inspiration can come from any place at any time sometimes from family, sometimes from friends, or even from bloggers needing her help. No matter how exotic or local the location, shes 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 #9 Origin
Rescue Heroes NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays 7:00 AM - 7:30 AM 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
6 years 11 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Rescue Heroes is designed to serve the education and information needs of children ages 6 to 11. Each week the Rescue Heroes are called into action to mobilize themselves in any part of the globe to protect the world from natural and man made disasters. Each half hour is comprised of two 11 minute episodes. Social and emotional character stories are embedded in the stories using action and humor to convey messages of keeping an open mind, asking for help, facing your fears, persistence pays off, preparedness, procedure, training and teamwork. At the end of each episode the Rescue Heroes reinforce various safety tips, and information relating to the educational message portrayed in the story. This program airs on our secondary digital stream.

Title of Digital Core Program #10 Origin
Rescue Heroes NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
6 years 11 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Rescue Heroes is designed to serve the education and information needs of children ages 6 to 11. Each week the Rescue Heroes are called into action to mobilize themselves in any part of the globe to protect the world from natural and man made disasters. Each half hour is comprised of two 11 minute episodes. Social and emotional character stories are embedded in the stories using action and humor to convey messages of keeping an open mind, asking for help, facing your fears, persistence pays off, preparedness, procedure, training and teamwork. At the end of each episode the Rescue Heroes reinforce various safety tips, and information relating to the educational message portrayed in the story. This program airs on our secondary digital stream.

Title of Digital Core Program #11 Origin
Animal Science SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Sundays 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM 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 Science is a half-hour weekly EI animal series with a uniquely scientific approach. This series is specifically produced for children 16 and under with a target audience of 13 to 16. While most animal shows look at the behavior of animals, we go one step further to look at the how and why an animal is able to excel in its environment. Shot in high definition, Animal Science uses animation, Graphics, and scientific analysis from animal experts to give viewers more understanding than ever before of these amazing creatures. Our enthusiastic host's modern vocal style will be engaging to the target audience. This program will attract all age demographics and airs on our secondary digital stream.

Title of Digital Core Program #12 Origin
Elizabeth Stantons Great Big World SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Sundays 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM 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
Elizabeth Stantons Great Big World provides dynamic core programming in the areas of particular concern to young teens including global, social, and educational and wellness issues. Award winning teen hostess Elizabeth Stanton and select celebrity friends travel the world volunteering in areas of specific need ranging from feeding the hungry in the slums of Kenya to bringing hearing aids to Vietnamese neighborhoods whose citizens have experienced high rates of profound deafness and hearing loss. Great Big World offers a dynamic television experience for teens combining the exciting, fun and diverse experiences of world exploration with the life changing volunteer opportunities in available in the same areas. Various age appropriate global issues are introduced to the viewing audience through in depth and thoughtful interviews with Elizabeth, her travel buddies, and the friends they meet along their journey. In addition, Elizabeth and her friends personal hands on experiences in the field both inspire teens to engage in selfless, helping behaviors in addition to educating them on where and how to find volunteer opportunities. This program airs on our secondary digital stream.

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
Awesome Adventures SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays 6:30 AM - 7:00 AM 13 0
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
Awesome Adventures is a half-hour adventure series that airs 52 weeks a year. Our host, as well as two different teens, will travel each week to destinations around the world that can be both exotic and remote. Awesome Adventures is designed to educate, inform, and entertain children 16 and under, specific target audience is 13 to 16, about the world around them. Each journey is a lesson in the beauty of nature, its creatures, and the people who inhabit the land. The shows are not designed to be preachy or overly pedantic, but rather, the goal is to make the learning fun. This program airs on our primary digital stream.
Date and Time Aired (if preempted and rescheduled)

 

Title of Digital Non-Core Program #2 Origin
Jack Hannas Animal Adventures SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Sundays 6:30 AM - 7:00 AM 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
10 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
This weekly show focuses on animals in captivity and the people who work with them. The program teaches respect for the environment and shows what children can do to help protect it. This program meets the definition of core programming because it meets the educational and informational needs of the target audience. This program airs on our primary digital stream.
Date and Time Aired (if preempted and rescheduled)

 

Title of Digital Non-Core Program #3 Origin
Animal Exploration SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays 12:00 - 12:30 PM 13 4
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
Every week Jarrod Miller travels to zoos and aquariums to explore animals that fit a particular theme, whether it's the need for speed or animal heroes. It is the mission of this program to inspire children and aduults alike to preserve the innate human instinct to explore. This program airs on both our primary and secondary digital streams.
Date and Time Aired (if preempted and rescheduled)
November 11th, 2012 - 1:00 PM
November 25th, 2012 - 1:00 PM
November 4th, 2012 - 1:00 PM
October 14th, 2012 - 1:00 PM
 

Title of Digital Non-Core Program #4 Origin
Chat Room SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM 13 0
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
Chat Room is a half-hour weekly educational series designed to inform, educate, and entertain children 16 and under, with a specific target audience of 13 to 16, through reenacting teen oriented dilemmas and discussing them in an open and honest format. More than any other group, teens are on the front lines of dealing with complex subjects as they stand at the crossroads between childhood and adulthood. Chat Room may not have all the answers but it offers a place where young people can watch and discuss the problems they face. Chat Room provides a compelling look at real-life situations that happen to today's teens as dramatized by teen actors. Our adult host and teen panel then discuss the issues presented in a direct and forthright manner. This program is not intended to be preachy or pedantic. The goal is to present issues that are real and raw and discuss the pros and cons of each situation in a free-flowing environment. This program airs on secondary digital stream.
Date and Time Aired (if preempted and rescheduled)

 

Title of Digital Non-Core Program #5 Origin
On The Spot SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM 13 0
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
On the Spot uses an entertaining on the street format to test how well young people know the information contained in their own national curriculum. Then, On the Spot explains the answer to each question. The pedagogical approach of testing first and explaining the answer second has been shown to enhance retention and understanding. On the Spot challenges viewers to recall middle and high school knowledge about history, science, math, English, second languages, health, geography, art, music, and technology, and then teaches them the answer. On the Spot stands out as one of the most scholastically diverse and enriching programs on the market. This program airs on our secondary digital stream.
Date and Time Aired (if preempted and rescheduled)

 

Title of Digital Non-Core Program #6 Origin
Live Life and Win SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Sundays 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM 13 0
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
Inspirational segments and teen success stories of character and personal determination in the arts, school, sports, and community; considers topics such as social responsibility and justice, perseverance, leadership, academic achievement, volunteerism, and life skills such as the importance of exercise and nutrition. The goals of the series are to encourage the audience to explore, discover and learn strategies to achieve personal dreams, learn about the personal attributes important for achieving dreams, and explore volunteerism as an opportunity to build character and to uncover personal passions, and gain knowledge about life skills necessary to Live Life and Win. This program airs on our secondary digital stream.
Date and Time Aired (if preempted and rescheduled)

 

Title of Digital Non-Core Program #7 Origin
Made in Hollywood Teen Edition SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Sundays 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM 13 0
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
This educational informational weekly series showcases how and why movies are made, including behind the scenes filmmaking and special effects techniques, in addition to introducing teenagers to career opportunities within the motion picture industry. It is during the adolescent years that career exploration, planning, education, and decision making begins. There is no question that a career in one of the multimedia industries is among the most popular career choices of adolescents. Although many feel their calling is for a more obvious on camera career in acting, there are also a number of behind the screen pursuits that make for fulfilling career choices. This program was created to provide information and advice from top Hollywood professionals to 13 to 16 year old viewers so they can explore and learn about the technical, artistic, creative, business, and administrative careers that are a part of the motion picture, television, music video, and home entertainment industries
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
Pets TV SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays 7:00 AM - 7:30 AM 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
10 years 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
This television program provides educational and informational segments exposing the target audience of young viewers to everything Pets. The upbeat contemporary presentation relates pets to their lives and interests. Pets from everyday to the unique are showcased with educational information that shares how they evolved to become pets and their geographic origins. Professionals share personal experiences of featured animals and/or related products. In these segments the excitement and love of working with pets is expressed. The motivational and inspirational message of each guest empowers audiences of all ages to pursue more information and education about everything pets. Each segment of Pets.TV delivers an educational and informational message that supports current social, intellectual and emotional aspects of children ages 13 and up. Attributes and advice emphasized by guests instill a grounded balance of priorities, commitment, and perseverance children can apply to their lives. This program airs on our primary digital stream.
Title of Planned Core Program #2 Origin
Young Icons SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM 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 Young Icons is the newest offering from Entertainment Studios that falls under the Educational and Informational for children age 13 to 16 FCC classification. The Young Icons, a weekly half hour shot in high definition, features stories about world class athletes, accomplished artists, scholars, philanthropists, and entrepreneurs all under the age of 18. Examples of the kinds of stories the Young Icons will tell include that of Patrick Pedraja, a fourteen year old actor and philanthropist who traveled America by RV, raising awareness for cancer by signing donors up for the National Marrow Registry, track phenomenon, Turquoise Thompson, who sprinted her way into the record books and earned herself a full ride to UCLA, Kimberly Anyadike, who became the youngest pilot to fly across the country, and sisters Marni and Nerni Barta, who created Kidflicks, a non profit organization that donates new and used DVDs to childrens hospitals all across America. This program airs on our primary digital stream.
Title of Planned Core Program #3 Origin
Jack Hannas Wild Countdown NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM 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 that will engage viewers thirteen to sixteen as well as the whole family, Jack highlights his favorite animals and adventures from around the world. Presented in countdown style, Jack offers up a different top ten each week in a variety of top categories. The questions and categories are interactive as they are derived direct from the viewers. As Jack reveals the categories, he gives viewers further insights and interesting facts about the animals allowing everyone the opportunity to be entertained as well as learn more about the fascinating animal kingdom.
Title of Planned Core Program #4 Origin
Ocean Mysteries NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM 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
Ocean Mysteries offers a fresh approach to the quest for aquatic understanding by blending stories of fascinating sea creatures, comparisons to popular land animals, and analogies to the human experience. Ocean Mysteries engages viewers thirteen to sixteen and beyond by showing how animals share the same behaviors, challenges, and triumphs that humans do. Vital to the process is the shows host, Jeff Corwin, whose uncanny ability to instill empathy for even the tiniest of creatures, allows viewers to rally behind the featured animals and see how important they are to all life on our planet. Exploration, discovery and adventure are all parts of Jeff Corwins journey and viewers experience the high definition action from sea level and below.
Title of Planned Core Program #5 Origin
Born to Explore NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM 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 worlds cultures and its geographical wonders come alive as the youngest president in Explorers Club History, Richard Wiese, takes viewers on a globetrotting adventure. Developed for thirteen to sixteen year olds, but engaging for the whole family, Richard uncovers amazing facts of nature and manmade treasures. Richard takes the role of the ultimate Social Studies teacher to a new level, bringing the viewing audience to the places and to the people of the world who form our cultures. Whether he climbs Mount Kilimanjaro, explores why people live at the base of an active volcano, or travels down the Nile River, viewers will travel the world without leaving their homes.
Title of Planned Core Program #6 Origin
Sea Rescue NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM 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 half hour weekly series, Sea Rescue, features the rescue, rehabilitation and in many instances, release back into the wild of ocean wildlife. Produced for ages 13 to 16, Sea Rescue offers educational and entertaining television by demonstrating the welfare and medical benefits that rescue and rehabilitation programs provide animals. Viewers will also learn that there's a reciprocal benefit, rescued animals provide valuable insight into their biology and ecology. This information adds to the pool of knowledge necessary to conserve threatened and endangered species. Each week, Sea Rescue will leave its audience inspired by the real life stories of the featured animals and rescuers and with a fuller understanding of the rich array of sea life with which we share our planet.
Title of Planned Core Program #7 Origin
Recipe Rehab NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM 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 competition style series developed and produced to education and inform viewers 13 to 16, it is a chef against chef in a recipe makeover challenge. Viewers will submit their favorite, decadent, high calorie, classic family recipes and two acclaimed chefs will face off in a head to head competition to give the recipes a low calorie twist. The audience will learn the value of healthy, wholesome ingredients and how healthy food choices can have positive effects on our quality of life. Special guests will serve as judge and jury.
Title of Planned Core Program #8 Origin
Food for Thought with Claire Thomas NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM 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. Each weekly half hour, produced for ages 13 to 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 showing her passion for her family, life, and healthy living by sharing stories in the kitchen. Creative inspiration can come from any place at any time sometimes from family, sometimes from friends, or even from bloggers needing her help. No matter how exotic or local the location, shes 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 #9 Origin
Rescue Heroes NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays 7:00 AM - 7:30 AM 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
6 years 11 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Rescue Heroes is designed to serve the education and information needs of children ages 6 to 11. Each week the Rescue Heroes are called into action to mobilize themselves in any part of the globe to protect the world from natural and man made disasters. Each half hour is comprised of two 11 minute episodes. Social and emotional character stories are embedded in the stories using action and humor to convey messages of keeping an open mind, asking for help, facing your fears, persistence pays off, preparedness, procedure, training and teamwork. At the end of each episode the Rescue Heroes reinforce various safety tips, and information relating to the educational message portrayed in the story. This program airs on our secondary digital stream.
Title of Planned Core Program #10 Origin
Rescue Heroes NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
6 years 11 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Rescue Heroes is designed to serve the education and information needs of children ages 6 to 11. Each week the Rescue Heroes are called into action to mobilize themselves in any part of the globe to protect the world from natural and man made disasters. Each half hour is comprised of two 11 minute episodes. Social and emotional character stories are embedded in the stories using action and humor to convey messages of keeping an open mind, asking for help, facing your fears, persistence pays off, preparedness, procedure, training and teamwork. At the end of each episode the Rescue Heroes reinforce various safety tips, and information relating to the educational message portrayed in the story. This program airs on our secondary digital stream.
Title of Planned Core Program #11 Origin
Animal Exploration NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Sundays 7:30 - 8:00 AM 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
Every week Jarrod Miller travels to zoos and aquariums to explore animals that fit a particular theme, whether it's the need for speed or animal heroes. It is the mission of this program to inspire children and aduults alike to preserve the innate human instinct to explore. This program airs on both our primary and secondary digital streams.
Title of Planned Core Program #12 Origin
Animal Science NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Sundays 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM 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 Science is a half-hour weekly EI animal series with a uniquely scientific approach. This series is specifically produced for children 16 and under with a target audience of 13 to 16. While most animal shows look at the behavior of animals, we go one step further to look at the how and why an animal is able to excel in its environment. Shot in high definition, Animal Science uses animation, Graphics, and scientific analysis from animal experts to give viewers more understanding than ever before of these amazing creatures. Our enthusiastic host's modern vocal style will be engaging to the target audience. This program will attract all age demographics and airs on our secondary digital stream.
Title of Planned Core Program #13 Origin
Elizabeth Stantons Great Big World NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Sundays 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM 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
Elizabeth Stantons Great Big World provides dynamic core programming in the areas of particular concern to young teens including global, social, and educational and wellness issues. Award winning teen hostess Elizabeth Stanton and select celebrity friends travel the world volunteering in areas of specific need ranging from feeding the hungry in the slums of Kenya to bringing hearing aids to Vietnamese neighborhoods whose citizens have experienced high rates of profound deafness and hearing loss. Great Big World offers a dynamic television experience for teens combining the exciting, fun and diverse experiences of world exploration with the life changing volunteer opportunities in available in the same areas. Various age appropriate global issues are introduced to the viewing audience through in depth and thoughtful interviews with Elizabeth, her travel buddies, and the friends they meet along their journey. In addition, Elizabeth and her friends personal hands on experiences in the field both inspire teens to engage in selfless, helping behaviors in addition to educating them on where and how to find volunteer opportunities. This program airs on our secondary digital stream.

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
David Males 315-785-8850
Address E-mail Address
1222 Arsenal Street davidmales@myabc50.com
City State ZIP Code
Watertown NY 13601

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.

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
Newport Television, LLC/Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. eff 12/01
Date
01/10/2013
FCC Form 398
March 2006