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: 2002-09-30 00:00:00.0 Filed on: 2002-10-04 18:09:05.186

Call Sign Channel Numbers Community of License
WHNS 21 (analog)
City State County ZIP Code
Asheville NC BUNCOMBE 28803
Licensee Name
Meredith Corporation
Network Affiliation Nielsen DMA Licensee World Wide Web Home Page Address (if applicable)
FOX Greenville-Spart-Ashvlle-Ands www.whns.com
Facility ID Previous Call Sign (if applicable) License Renewal Expiration Date
72300 2004-12-01 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). 4.10 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).
Associated Press, Bergen Record, Chicago Tribune, Gulf Sports Radio, Los Angeles Daily News, Los Angeles Times, New York Post, New York Times, Newark Star Ledger, Newsday, Prevue Networks, Reuters, Sports Illustrated, Sports Menu, Sports Vue, Sygma News, Tribune Media Services, TV Data, TV Guide, Total TV/Cable Guide, TV Listings, USA Today, VITAC, World Syndicate, Worldnow.com
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
THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
M-F 7:00 am 7/01 - 9/06/02 50 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
6 years 9 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
The educational and informational objectives of the series are to: motivate children's interest in science; introduce science ideas; inspire positive attitudes toward science and education; and model age appropriate science problem-solving behavior. Each of the episodes explores a diferent science topic through an animated journey aboard the magically transformed school bus to destinations such as the center of the earth, inside the human body, to outer space, to remote ecological environments, inside a molecule, and inside a plant.
Title of Analog Core Program #2 Origin
GAME WARDEN: WILDLIFE JOURNAL SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturday 7:00 am 7/06 - 8/31/02 9 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
13 years 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
This series is dedicated to showcasing men and women, around the world, who preserve and protect our natural resources, wildlife and the environment. The program will feature stories of particular interest for children 13 to 16 and support the television series with additional web site information. This will further assist them in learning about the current animals that are endangered, environmental concerns and the monitoring and protection of our natural resources. The program utilizes the national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, forest preserves and our vast waterways as the backdrop of the stories. A game warden's duties also include safety for boats, snowmobiles, and responding to emergencies such as toxic and hazardous material spills and natural disasters.
Title of Analog Core Program #3 Origin
ANIMAL RESCUE SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturday 7:30am 7/06 - 9/28/02 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
13 years 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
This show exerts a very positive influence on young viewers. The stories are good illustrations of the best of human instincts. Its particular strengths are in themes of respect and compassion for all living creatures, the information it provides on medical rehabilitation treatments, the techniques and teamwork of rescue personnel, and the "Noah's Notes" safety advice that concludes each show. Additionally, it educates young viewers about the animals themselves, their habitats, development and behavior, and also promotes awareness of important environmental issues. The show delivers the kind of information and pro-social values that are of inestimable importance in shaping the growth and character of young people.
Title of Analog Core Program #4 Origin
THIS WEEK IN BASEBALL NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturday 12:30pm 7/06 - 9/29/02 9 4
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
13 years 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
This show highlights the pro-social and on and off the field activities of MLB's leading players and coaches. Working with the National Association for Sport and Physical Education, this show seeks to provide today's youth with educational messages that can have an impact on development of positive lifestyle behaviors. The program portrays the positive outcomes that result from dedication, hard work, self-discipline, teamwork, practice and personal responsibilities. The program also relates the achievements and experiences of baseball players to potential achievements in life.
Total Times Aired Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
13 4 4
Preemption #1
Date Preempted/Episode # If rescheduled, date and time reschedule Is the rescheduled date the second home?
9/07/02 #315 9/08 7:30 am 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?
9/14/02 #316 9/15 7:30 am 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?
9/21/02 #317 9/22 7:30 am 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?
9/28/02 #318 9/29 7:30 am 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 #5 Origin
SHERLOCK HOLMES IN THE 22ND CENTURY NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Mon. & Tues. 9/09 - 9/30/02 7:00 am 7 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
This series is desgined to build problem-solving and informational management skills and to model the pro-social values associated with enduring friendships and effective teamwork. Problem solving themes are illustrated in each episode which also demonstrate fundamental principles of gathering, evaluating, and interpreting information and using it to imagine, present and test plausible scenarios. It is the intent of this series to motivate children to see critical thinking and team problem-solving as exciting, fun and within their capacity.
Title of Analog Core Program #6 Origin
ARCHIE'S WEIRD MYSTERIES NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Wed.-Thurs-Fri. 9/11 - 9/27/02 7:00am 9 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
8 years 11 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Each week Archie and the gang negotiate their way through yet another"weird mystery." They encounter many of the same problems and issues confronting today's pre-teens: how to get along with others; how to build and maintain self-confidence; what kinds of values and behaviors lead to both self-respect and respect from others. Because Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica and their classmates are engaging characters with whom young viewers easily identify, they serve as excellent role models. As they deal with such pro-social issues as honesty, perserverance, dependability, diversity, self-reliance, and self-respect, their struggles and what they finally learn provide young viewers with the kinds of "life lessons" that study after study indicates parents and teachers value.
Title of Analog Core Program #7 Origin
STARGATE - INFINITY NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturday 8:00 am 9/14 - 9/28/02 3 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
In every episode, the Stargate Explorers enter another new world. About the only things they can be sure of are that they will encounter life forms and cultures very different from their own, that they will face problems that require functioning smoothly as a team, and that a team is only as strong as the character and abilities of its individual members. At its core, this program explores issues, attitudes, and behaviors important to learning how to get along with others - whether those others are from different races, cultures, and species, or from their own team of trainees. The young explorers serve as models for the young audience. As the cadets learn hard lessons about such things as trying to see the world from the perspective of other cultures, the positive benefits in diversity, or how to mesh their own strengths and abilities with those of others on the team, so too do young viewers. This series examines fundamental issues about how and why to get along with others who may be very different from oneself, and about the kinds of abilities and strength of character necessary to be a good Stargate Explorer - and a good person.
Title of Analog Core Program #8 Origin
NFL UNDER THE HELMET NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Sunday 7:00 am 8/25 - 9/29/02 6 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
13 years 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
This program showcases the pro-social on and off the field activities of the NFL's leading players and coaches. Working with the National Association for Sports and Physical Education (NASPE), the program (1) educates teens about dedication, hard work, teamwork, goal setting and community and community service, (2) provides examples of responsible social and personal behavior, (3) demonstrates how to deal constructively with the differences among people, and (4) teaches the benefits of physical activity and fitness.

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
MAGIC SCHOOL BUS NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturday 6:30am 7/06 - 9/07/02 10 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
6 years 9 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 educational and informational objectives of the series are to: motivate children's interest in science; introduce science ideas; inspire positive attitudes toward science and education; and model age appropriate science problem-solving behavior. Each of the episodes explores a diferent science topic through an animated journey aboard the magically transformed school bus to destinations such as the center of the earth, inside the human body, to outer space, to remote ecological environments, inside a molecule, and inside a plant.
Date and Time Aired (if preempted and rescheduled)
 

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
ANIMAL RESCUE NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturday 7:30 am 10/05 - 12/28/02 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
13 years 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
This show exerts a very positive influence on young viewers. The stories are good illustrations of the best of human instincts. Its particular strengths are in themes of respect and compassion for all living creatures, the information it provides on medical rehabilitation treatments, the techniques and teamwork of rescue personnel, and the "Noah's Notes" safety advice that concludes each show. Additionally, it educates young viewers about the animals themselves, their habitats, development and behavior, and also promotes awareness of important environmental issues. The show delivers the kind of information and pro-social values that are of inestimable importance in shaping the growth and character of young people.
Title of Planned Core Program #2 Origin
NFL UNDER THE HELMET NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturday 12 noon 10/05 - 12/28/02 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
13 years 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
This program showcases the pro-social on and off the field activities of the NFL's leading players and coaches. Working with the National Association for Sports and Physical Education (NASPE), the program (1) educates teens about dedication, hard work, teamwork, goal setting and community and community service, (2) provides examples of responsible social and personal behavior, (3) demonstrates how to deal constructively with the differences among people, and (4) teaches the benefits of physical activity and fitness.
Title of Planned Core Program #3 Origin
STARGATE - INFINITY NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturday 8:00 am 10/05 - 12/28/02 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
In every episode, the Stargate Explorers enter another new world. About the only things they can be sure of are that they will encounter life forms and cultures very different from their own, that they will face problems that require functioning smoothly as a team, and that a team is only as strong as the character and abilities of its individual members. At its core, this program explores issues, attitudes, and behaviors important to learning how to get along with others - whether those others are from different races, cultures, and species, or from their own team of trainees. The young explorers serve as models for the young audience. As the cadets learn hard lessons about such things as trying to see the world from the perspective of other cultures, the positive benefits in diversity, or how to mesh their own strengths and abilities with those of others on the team, so too do young viewers. This series examines fundamental issues about how and why to get along with others who may be very different from oneself, and about the kinds of abilities and strength of character necessary to be a good Stargate Explorer - and a good person.
Title of Planned Core Program #4 Origin
ARCHIE'S WEIRD MYSTERIES NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Wed-Thurs-Fri 10/02 - 12/27/02 39
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
8 years 11 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Each week Archie and the gang negotiate their way through yet another"weird mystery." They encounter many of the same problems and issues confronting today's pre-teens: how to get along with others; how to build and maintain self-confidence; what kinds of values and behaviors lead to both self-respect and respect from others. Because Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica and their classmates are engaging characters with whom young viewers easily identify, they serve as excellent role models. As they deal with such pro-social issues as honesty, perserverance, dependability, diversity, self-reliance, and self-respect, their struggles and what they finally learn provide young viewers with the kinds of "life lessons" that study after study indicates parents and teachers value.
Title of Planned Core Program #5 Origin
SHERLOCK HOLMES IN THE 22ND CENTURY NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Mon. & Tues. 10/01 - 12/24/02 25
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
This series is desgined to build problem-solving and informational management skills and to model the pro-social values associated with enduring friendships and effective teamwork. Problem solving themes are illustrated in each episode which also demonstrate fundamental principles of gathering, evaluating, and interpreting information and using it to imagine, present and test plausible scenarios. It is the intent of this series to motivate children to see critical thinking and team problem-solving as exciting, fun and within their capacity.

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
Vicki Merck 864-288-2100
Address E-mail Address
21 Interstate Court vicki.merck@foxcarolina.com
City State ZIP Code
Greenville SC

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.
WHNS aired numerous public service announcements in children's time periods in the third quarter. Topics included fire safety, environment, physical fitness, drugs & alcohol, education and the arts.

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

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

Name of Licensee Signature
Meredith Corporation
Date
10/04/02
FCC Form 398
March 2006