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 11:32:18.933

Call Sign Channel Numbers Community of License
KLAX 31 (analog)
City State County ZIP Code
Alexandria LA RAPIDES 71303
Licensee Name
Pollack/Belz Communication Co., Inc.
Network Affiliation Nielsen DMA Licensee World Wide Web Home Page Address (if applicable)
ABC Alexandria LA www.klax-tv.com
Facility ID Previous Call Sign (if applicable) License Renewal Expiration Date
52907 2005-06-01 00:00:00.0
Analog Core Programming
2. State the average number of hours of Core Programming per week broadcast by the station. See 47 C.F.R. §73.671(c). 4.50 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).
TV Guide, Tribune Media, TV Data
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
MARY-KATE AND ASHLEY IN ACTION NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays/7:00-7:30 AM CT 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
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
"Mary-Kate and Ashley in Action" features two well-known, real-life siblings in a fanciful scenario. They play actors performing roles in a weekly movie about two young special agents whose adventures take them all over the world. Their sister "team" relationship is one in which cooperation, logical deduction, inventiveness and humor triumph. Mary-Kate and Ashley's friendship with a fellow team member, Chinese-American sixteen-year-old Rod Choi, is a close one, as is their relationship with Hispanic team member Ivan Quintero. Ivan is extremely gifted at technical and mathematical matters; his electronic inventions are a great asset to the team. In addition to problem-solving strategies each episode teaches children values such as honesty, perseverence, kindness and respect for differences. As girls engaged in active, adventurous stories Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are particularly good role models for our school-aged audience.
Title of Analog Core Program #2 Origin
DISNEY'S TEACHER'S PET NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays/7:30-8:00 AM CT 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
8 years 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Via a magical transformation, nine-year-old Leonard Helperman's dog "Spot" discovers that he is able to talk and walk upright. He seizes the opportunity to fulfill a lifelong ambition: to go to school. Dressed in some of Leonard's clothes, Spot becomes "Scott Leadready", reveling in the challenge of learning fourth-grade spelling, math and history. The fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Helperman, is Leonard's mother. She is a single parent. This series celebrates the privilege of being able to obtain an education. Stories teach honesty, cooperation, team work, resourcefulness, respect for rules (particularly in the school setting) and empathy. "Spot/Scott's" wide vocabulary exposes the audience to new vocabulary, used in context.
Title of Analog Core Program #3 Origin
DISNEY'S RECESS NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays/8:00-8:30 AM CT 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
8 years 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
"Disney's Recess" is a collection of stories about six fourth-grade children who attend public school. These children are an ethnically diverse and gender-diverse group. Their experiences at Third Street School deliver messages about problems common to middle childhood: conflicts with authority figures, school and family rules, issues of fairness, peer pressure and coping with disappointment. A number of episodes revolve around class bullies or conflicts with teachers' favored students. Series episodes provide opportunities for parent/child discussions about values.
Title of Analog Core Program #4 Origin
DISNEY'S RECESS NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays/8:30-9:00 AM CT 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
8 years 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
"Disney's Recess" is a collection of stories about six fourth-grade children who attend public school. These children are an ethnically diverse and gender-diverse group. Their experiences at Third Street School deliver messages about problems common to middle childhood: conflicts with authority figures, school and family rules, issues of fairness, peer pressure and coping with disappointment. A number of episodes revolve around class bullies or conflicts with teachers' favored students. Series episodes provide opportunities for parent/child discussions about values.
Title of Analog Core Program #5 Origin
LIZZIE MCGUIRE NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays/9:00-9:30 AM CT 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
9 years 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
"Lizzie McGuire" is the story of an ingenious twelve-year-old girl who attends an ethnically diverse middle school. Her best friends are Miranda, a feisty Hispanic girl, and a boy named Gordo. Lizzie has a gifted younger brother who is frequently the source of conflict. Their parents handle their children's crises with humor and affection. Stories are realistic, revolving around school issues, rules, peer pressure, the struggle to find a comfortable identify, trust, facing one's mistakes, and the emotional ups-and-downs of pre-adolescence. Particular strengths of this series are its believability and the creation of a live action series that features a strong, positive girl in the lead role.
Title of Analog Core Program #6 Origin
EVEN STEVENS NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays/9:30-10:00 AM CT 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
9 years 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
"Even Stevens" explores the day-to-day interaction between seventh grader Louis, a bright and unconventional boy, his eighth grade sister Ren, whose straight-A average and mature manner belie her vulnerability, and his two best friends. Louis is naturally funny and spontaneous. He is often the instigator of a prank or scheme-much to the embarrassment of his older sister. Ren's brains and superior organizational skills often make Louis feel clumsy and inadequate by comparison. They are loyal and loving siblings, although each marches to a very different beat. "Even Stevens" episodes are highly kid-relatable, focusing on family and brother-sister conflicts, responsibility, fairness, competition, goal-setting, self-esteem, problems with schoolmates and parent-child interaction.
Title of Analog Core Program #7 Origin
LLOYD IN SPACE NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays/10:00-10:30 AM CT 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
8 years 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
"Lloyd in Space" is the story of an alien boy who attends Middle School in a galaxy far away. His mother, Nora, is the commander of the space station in Intrepidville, where Lloyd, his six-year-old sister Francine and his three buddies, Eddie, Kurt and Douglas live. Nora is a single parent. Many of the stories are set at school and invlove peer and friendship issues as well as school rules, procedures and authority conflicts. Episodes are designed to teach values, problem-solving, responsibility (as in a story about Lloyd's babysitting his younger sister, who runs away when he becomes overbearing, and several stories about taking responsibility for pets), and goal setting.
Title of Analog Core Program #8 Origin
DISNEY'S THE WEEKENDERS NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays/10:30-11:00 AM CT (through 1/12/02) 2 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
9 years 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
"The Weekenders" introduces four twelve-year-olds who have been friends since kindergarten. They attend middle school in southern California and spend time together on weekends. Their family circumstances are diverse: Tino is the only son of a single mother, Carver is the middle child in an affluent African American family, Tish comes from an Eastern European immigrant family and Lor is the only girl among fourteen sports-minded brothers. Stories explore such topics as parent/child relations, sibling rivalry, acculturation, competition vs. compromise, responsibility, honesty, peer acceptance and loyalty.
Title of Analog Core Program #9 Origin
THE NEW ADVENTURES OF WINNIE THE POOH NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays/11:00-11:30 AM CT 12 1
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
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
Based on the classic "Winnie the Pooh" books by author A.A. Milne, "The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh" depicts the everyday lives of Christopher Robin and his companions Pooh, Piglet, Rabbit, Tigger, Eeyore, Owl and Gopher. Series episodes deliver strong messages about honesty, responsibility, persistence, cooperative effort, friendship and caring. Many stories are designed to help young children distinguish between fantasy and reality and overcome common childhood fears.
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?
2/9/02 2/9/02;10:30-11:00 AM N
If rescheduled, were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Y
Reason for Preemption SPORTS

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.
Title of Analog Non-Core Program #1 Origin
A VALENTINE FOR YOU, WINNIE THE POOH NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Thursday,2/14/02; 7:30-8:00 PM CT 1 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
7 years 10 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
The gang struggles with pangs of jealousy and perceived rejection, and with the mystery of romantic love, until Christopher Robin's Valentine cards are delivered to each of his animal friends. Jealousy and fear of rejection are very real to children who may fear that the birth of new siblings, parental remarriage, blended families, etc., could reduce the quantity of love available for them. The appearance of each unique Valentine card from Christopher Robin demonstrates to our audience that while people mature and change love is not limited: it is not divisible into increasingly tinier parts but can expand as far as need be.
Date and Time Aired (if preempted and rescheduled)
 
Title of Analog Non-Core Program #2 Origin
JACK HANNA'S ANIMAL ADVENTURES SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays 6:30am 13 1
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
13 years 16 years
Does the program have educating and informing children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Y
If Yes, does the Licensee identify each program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Y
Does the Licensee provide information regarding the program, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides consistent with 47 C.F.R. §73.673? Y
Description of Program
Live action program designed to meet the educational and information needs of children. Cameras follow Jack Hanna as he spends time with nature's creatures across the continents. He talks with people that are knowledgeable about each animal and habitat, teaching as he goes. Each episode is designed to reveal to children the world around them in a way that presents positive role models and pro-social values within an environmentally responsible universe.
Date and Time Aired (if preempted and rescheduled)
2/10/02 - 6:00am
 
Title of Analog Non-Core Program #3 Origin
CRITTER GITTERS SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays 6:00am 13 1
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
9 years 14 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
A Search & Rescue animal adventure themed series with an entertaining twist of investigative and detective super sleuthing by a group of neighborhood kids, a couple of veterinarians and a zany professor.
Date and Time Aired (if preempted and rescheduled)
2/10/02 - 5:30am
 

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
MARY-KATE AND ASHLEY IN ACTION NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays/7:00-7:30 AM CT 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
"Mary-Kate and Ashley in Action" features two well-known, real-life siblings in a fanciful scenario. They play actors performing roles in a weekly movie about two young special agents whose adventures take them all over the world. Their sister "team" relationship is one in which cooperation, logical deduction, inventiveness and humor triumph. Mary-Kate and Ashley's friendship with a fellow team member, Chinese-American sixteen-year-old Rod Choi, is a close one, as is their relationship with Hispanic team member Ivan Quintero. Ivan is extremely gifted at technical and mathematical matters; his electronic inventions are a great asset to the team. In addition to problem-solving strategies each episode teaches children values such as honesty, perseverence, kindness and respect for differences. As girls engaged in active, adventurous stories Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are particularly good role models for our school-aged audience.
Title of Planned Core Program #2 Origin
DISNEY'S TEACHER'S PET NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays/7:30-8:00 AM CT 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
8 years 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Via a magical transformation, nine-year-old Leonard Helperman's dog "Spot" discovers that he is able to talk and walk upright. He seizes the opportunity to fulfill a lifelong ambition: to go to school. Dressed in some of Leonard's clothes, Spot becomes "Scott Leadready", reveling in the challenge of learning fourth-grade spelling, math and history. The fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Helperman, is Leonard's mother. She is a single parent. This series celebrates the privilege of being able to obtain an education. Stories teach honesty, cooperation, team work, resourcefulness, respect for rules (particularly in the school setting) and empathy. "Spot/Scott's" wide vocabulary exposes the audience to new vocabulary, used in context.
Title of Planned Core Program #3 Origin
DISNEY'S RECESS NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays/8:00-8:30 AM CT 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
8 years 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
"Disney's Recess" is a collection of stories about six fourth-grade children who attend public school. These children are an ethnically diverse and gender-diverse group. Their experiences at Third Street School deliver messages about problems common to middle childhood: conflicts with authority figures, school and family rules, issues of fairness, peer pressure and coping with disappointment. A number of episodes revolve around class bullies or conflicts with teachers' favored students. Series episodes provide opportunities for parent/child discussions about values.
Title of Planned Core Program #4 Origin
DISNEY'S RECESS NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays/8:30-9:00 AM CT 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
8 years 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
"Disney's Recess" is a collection of stories about six fourth-grade children who attend public school. These childresn are an ethnically diverse and gender-diverse group. Their experiences at Third Street School deliver messages about problems common to middle childhood: conflicts with authority figures, school and family rules, issues of fairness, peer pressure and coping with disappointment. A number of episodes revolve around class bullies or conflicts with teachers' favored students. Series episodes provide opportunities for parent/child discussions about values.
Title of Planned Core Program #5 Origin
LIZZIE MCGUIRE NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays/9:00-9:30 AM CT 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
9 years 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
"Lizzie McGuire" is the story of an ingenious twelve-year-old girl who attends an ethnically diverse middle school. Her best friends are Miranda, a feisty Hispanic girl, and a boy named Gordo. Lizzie has a gifted younger brother who is frequently the source of conflict. Their parents handle their children's crises with humor and affection. Stories are realistic, revolving around school issues, rules, peer pressure, the struggle to find a comfortable identify, trust, facing one's mistakes, and the emotional ups-and-downs of pre-adolescence. Particular strengths of this series are its believability and the creation of a live action series that features a strong, positive girl in the lead role.
Title of Planned Core Program #6 Origin
EVEN STEVENS NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays/9:30-10:00 AM CT 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
9 years 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
"Even Stevens" explores the day-to-day interaction between seventh grader Louis, a bright and unconventional boy, his eighth grade sister Ren, whose straight-A average and mature manner belie her vulnerability, and his two best friends. Louis is naturally funny and spontaneous. He is often the instigator of a prank or scheme-much to the embarrassment of his older sister. Ren's brains and superior organizational skills often make Louis feel clumsy and inadequate by comparison. They are loyal and loving siblings, although each marches to a very different beat. "Even Stevens" episodes are highly kid-relatable, focusing on family and brother-sister conflicts, responsibility, fairness, competition, goal-setting, self-esteem, problems with schoolmates and parent-child interaction.
Title of Planned Core Program #7 Origin
DISNEY'S LLOYD IN SPACE NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays/10:00-10:30 AM CT (through 4/6/02); Saturdays/10:30-11:00 AM CT (as of 4/13/02) 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
8 years 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
"Lloyd in Space" is the story of an alien boy who attends Middle School in a galaxy far away. His mother, Nora, is the commander of the space station in Intrepidville, where Lloyd, his six-year-old sister Francine and his three buddies, Eddie, Kurt and Douglas live. Nora is a single parent. Many of the stories are set at school and invlove peer and friendship issues as well as school rules, procedures and authority conflicts. Episodes are designed to teach values, problem-solving, responsibility (as in a story about Lloyd's babysitting his younger sister, who runs away when he becomes overbearing, and several stories about taking responsibility for pets), and goal setting.
Title of Planned Core Program #8 Origin
THE NEW ADVENTURES OF WINNIE THE POOH NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays/11:00-11:30 AM CT 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
Based on the classic "Winnie the Pooh" books by author A.A. Milne, "The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh" depicts the everyday lives of Christopher Robin and his companions Pooh, Piglet, Rabbit, Tigger, Eeyore, Owl and Gopher. Series episodes deliver strong messages about honesty, responsibility, persistence, cooperative effort, friendship and caring. Many stories are designed to help young children distinguish between fantasy and reality and overcome common childhood fears.

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
Julie Wingerd 318-473-0031
Address E-mail Address
1811 England Drive program@klax-tv.com
City State ZIP Code
Alexandria LA

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
Pollack/Belz Communication Co., Inc.
Date
04/09/02
FCC Form 398
March 2006