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: 2002-03-31 00:00:00.0 Filed on: 2002-04-09 09:47:24.39

Call Sign Channel Numbers Community of License
WTVY-TV (analog)
City State County ZIP Code
Dothan AL HOUSTON 36303
Licensee Name
Benedek License Corporation
Network Affiliation Nielsen DMA Licensee World Wide Web Home Page Address (if applicable)
CBS Dothan www.wtvynews4.com
Facility ID Previous Call Sign (if applicable) License Renewal Expiration Date
4152 2005-04-01 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). 3.00 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).
Abbevile Herald, Dothan Eagle, Enterprise Daily Ledger, Eufaula Tribune, Hartford News Herald, Pensacola News Journal, Tallahassee Democrat, Albany Herald, Alabama Journal Newspaper, Post Searchlight, Moultrie Observer, Thomasville Times, Tifton Gazette, T.V. Data Technologies, Telaire Publications, Troy Messenger, TV Guide, Tribune Media Services, and The Cable Guide.
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.
Title of Analog Core Program #1 Origin
WILD ABOUT ANIMALS SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays, 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. 8 5
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
12 years 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Wild About Animals, hosted by Mariette Hartley, has as its objective to educate and inform children by bringing them the most entertaining and interesting stories about the world's most fascinating animals. Each episode consists of at least four stories designed to teach children about exotic and unique animals from the wild, as well as to educate them further about animals they see everyday.
Total Times Aired Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
13 5 5
Preemption #1
Date Preempted/Episode # If rescheduled, date and time reschedule Is the rescheduled date the second home?
1/5/2002 1/5/2002 7:00-7:30 a.m. Y
If rescheduled, were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Y
Reason for Preemption SPORTS
Preemption #2
Date Preempted/Episode # If rescheduled, date and time reschedule Is the rescheduled date the second home?
1/26/2002 1/26/2002 7:30-8:00 a.m. Y
If rescheduled, were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Y
Reason for Preemption SPORTS
Preemption #3
Date Preempted/Episode # If rescheduled, date and time reschedule Is the rescheduled date the second home?
2/23/2002 2/23/2002 7:30-8:00 a.m. Y
If rescheduled, were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Y
Reason for Preemption SPORTS
Preemption #4
Date Preempted/Episode # If rescheduled, date and time reschedule Is the rescheduled date the second home?
3/2/2002 3/2/2002 7:30-8:00 a.m. Y
If rescheduled, were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Y
Reason for Preemption SPORTS
Preemption #5
Date Preempted/Episode # If rescheduled, date and time reschedule Is the rescheduled date the second home?
3/9/2002 3/9/2002 7:30-8:00 a.m. Y
If rescheduled, were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Y
Reason for Preemption SPORTS
Title of Analog Core Program #2 Origin
FRANKLIN NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays, 10:00-10:30 a.m. 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
2 years 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Based on a series by Paulette Bourgeois and Brenda Clark, this program features the adventures of the turtle, Franklin and his friends, Bear, Snail, Rabbit and Goose. The objectives of the program are to present young viewers age-appropriate moral dilemmas addressing issues such as the meaning of right and wrong, the purposes of rules and the consequences of following or not-following them, and the values inherent in telling the truth, and to teach viewers important social values such as cooperation and compromise, fairness, responsibility, self-respect and respect for others.
Title of Analog Core Program #3 Origin
BOB THE BUILDER NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays, 8:00 - 8:30 a.m. 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
2 years 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
This series presents episodes centered around Bob, a friendly builder, and his talking machines, and follows their adventures as they work on a variety of construction projects. Bob's machines have minds of their own, and act like a gang of lively children, exhibiting traits to which a young audience will relate. the objective of the program is to provide an opportunity for preschool children to explore and learn about issues such as fears,m sharing, shyness, teamwork, self-esteem, and cooperation, which are critical to their early development.
Title of Analog Core Program #4 Origin
DORA THE EXPLORER NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays, 8:30-9:00 a.m. 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
2 years 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
In this series seven-year old Dora and her monkey travel companion, Boots, invite the audience to join them each week on a journey in which they will have to overcome various obstacles to reach an end goal. The series uses a CD-ROM/on-line adventure game format to encourage a variety of problem-solving strategies. The objectives of this program are to assist children in developing their problem-solving skills, reinforce their emerging cognitive skills, and make computers more familiar to them by introducing and using the conventions and vocabulary of computer games.
Title of Analog Core Program #5 Origin
BLUE'S CLUES NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays, 9:00 - 9:30 a.m. 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
2 years 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
In this series, a young adult host-together with Blue, a puppy whose personality and actions mirror those of a preschooler-brings viewers a variety of games, themes and concepts that are based on an age-appropriate edcational curriculum. The program follows a narrative format, in which the host elicits contributions from the viewer to answer questions and move the action forward. The program's objectives include encouraging preschoolers to actively explore the world around them, fostering their problem-solving skills and independent reasoning, and creating a foundation of confidence and optimism for future learning.
Title of Analog Core Program #6 Origin
LITTLE BILL NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays, 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
2 years 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
This is an animated series based on children's books written by Bill Cosby that examine life through the eyes of a five-year-old boy eager to understand his world. Each episode contains two stories in which Little Bill is faced with a challenge or problem - whether emotional, social or physical - he must solve. The objectives of the series are to encourage children to value themselves and the love and support of their family, friends and community, and to help them develop their social skills and ethical values by dealing with the conflicts in their lives with fairness and creativity.

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.  
  (b) Did the Licensee broadcast on its main digital program stream the same Children's Core Programming provided on its analog channel?  
  (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.  
    If No to 7(c), submit as an Exhibit a Statement of Explanation.  
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.  
  (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.  
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?  
  (b) Identify publishers who were sent information in 9(a).
 
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.
    [There are no digital core program reports.]
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?  
  (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.  
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
BOB THE BUILDER NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays, 8:00-8:30 a.m. 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
2 years 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
This series presents episodes centered around Bob, a friendly builder, and his talking machines, and follows their adventures as they work on a variety of construction projects. Bob's machines have minds of their own, and act like a gang of lively children, exhibiting traits to which a young audience will relate. the objective of the program is to provide an opportunity for preschool children to explore and learn about issues such as fears,m sharing, shyness, teamwork, self-esteem, and cooperation, which are critical to their early development.
Title of Planned Core Program #2 Origin
DORA THE EXPLORER NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays, 8:30 -9:00 a.m. 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
2 years 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Based on a series by Paulette Bourgeois and Brenda Clark, this program features the adventures of the turtle, Franklin and his friends, Bear, Snail, Rabbit and Goose. The objectives of the program are to present young viewers age-appropriate moral dilemmas addressing issues such as the meaning of right and wrong, the purposes of rules and the consequences of following or not-following them, and the values inherent in telling the truth, and to teach viewers important social values such as cooperation and compromise, fairness, responsibility, self-respect and respect for others.
Title of Planned Core Program #3 Origin
BLUE'S CLUE'S NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays, 9:00-9:30 a.m. 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
2 years 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
In this series, a young adult host-together with Blue, a puppy whose personality and actions mirror those of a preschooler-brings viewers a variety of games, themes and concepts that are based on an age-appropriate edcational curriculum. The program follows a narrative format, in which the host elicits contributions from the viewer to answer questions and move the action forward. The program's objectives include encouraging preschoolers to actively explore the world around them, fostering their problem-solving skills and independent reasoning, and creating a foundation of confidence and optimism for future learning.
Title of Planned Core Program #4 Origin
LITTLE BILL NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays, 9:30-10:00 a.m. 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
2 years 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
This is an animated series based on children's books written by Bill Cosby that examine life through the eyes of a five-year-old boy eager to understand his world. Each episode contains two stories in which Little Bill is faced with a challenge or problem - whether emotional, social or physical - he must solve. The objectives of the series are to encourage children to value themselves and the love and support of their family, friends and community, and to help them develop their social skills and ethical values by dealing with the conflicts in their lives with fairness and creativity.
Title of Planned Core Program #5 Origin
FRANKLIN NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays, 10:00-10:30 a.m. 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
2 years 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Based on a series by Paulette Bourgeois and Brenda Clark, this program features the adventures of the turtle, Franklin and his friends, Bear, Snail, Rabbit and Goose. The objectives of the program are to present young viewers age-appropriate moral dilemmas addressing issues such as the meaning of right and wrong, the purposes of rules and the consequences of following or not-following them, and the values inherent in telling the truth, and to teach viewers important social values such as cooperation and compromise, fairness, responsibility, self-respect and respect for others.
Title of Planned Core Program #6 Origin
WILD ABOUT ANIMALS SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays, 10:30-11:00 a.m. 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
12 years 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Wild About Animals, hosted by Mariette Hartley, has as its objective to educate and inform children by bringing them the most entertaining and interesting stories about the world's most fascinating animals. Each episode consists of at least four stories designed to teach children about exotic and unique animals from the wild, as well as to educate them further about animals they see everyday.

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
Sybil C. Pharr 334-792-3195
Address E-mail Address
285 N. Foster Street sybil@wtvynews4.com
City State ZIP Code
Dothan AL

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
Benedek License Corporation
Date
4/5/2002
FCC Form 398
March 2006