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: 2002-10-07 15:26:40.106

Call Sign Channel Numbers Community of License
KCTV (analog)
City State County ZIP Code
Kansas City MO JACKSON 64109
Licensee Name
Meredith Corporation
Network Affiliation Nielsen DMA Licensee World Wide Web Home Page Address (if applicable)
CBS Kansas City www.kctv5.com
Facility ID Previous Call Sign (if applicable) License Renewal Expiration Date
41230 2006-02-01 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).
The CBS Television Network provides information identifying the core programs it supplies to stations affiliated with the Network, including an indication of the target child audience, to the following publishers of program guides: TV Guide, TV Data Technologies, Tribune Media Services, and Kidsnet Media Guide and News.
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
BOB THE BUILDER NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturday/9:00-9:30am (7/6/02-9/7/02) 10 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, sharing, shyness, teamwork, self-esteem, and cooperation, which are critical to their early development. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Title of Analog Core Program #2 Origin
DORA THE EXPLORER NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays/9:30-10:00am (7/6/02-9/7/02) 10 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. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules. NOTE: This program changed time periods at the start of the season. See program #11.
Title of Analog Core Program #3 Origin
BLUE'S CLUES NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturday/10:00-10:30am (7/6/02-9/28/02) 11 2
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 educational 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. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Total Times Aired Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
13 2 2
Preemption #1
Date Preempted/Episode # If rescheduled, date and time reschedule Is the rescheduled date the second home?
Saturday, 8/31/02 Saturday, 8/31/02 8:00-8:30am 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?
Saturday, 9/7/02 Saturday, 9/7/02, 8:00-8:30am 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 #4 Origin
LITTLE BILL NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturday/10:30-11:00am (7/6/02-9/7/02) 8 2
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 examines 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 this 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. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Total Times Aired Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
10 2 2
Preemption #1
Date Preempted/Episode # If rescheduled, date and time reschedule Is the rescheduled date the second home?
Satirday. 8/31/02 Saturday, 8/31/02 8:30-9:00am 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?
Saturday, 9/7/02 Saturday, 9/7/02 8:30-9:00am 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
FRANKLIN NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Sunday/7:00-7:30am (7/7/02-9/8/02) 10 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 to 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. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Title of Analog Core Program #6 Origin
OSWALD NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Sunday/7:30-8:00am (7/7/02-9/8/02) 10 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 follows the adventures of Oswald, an animated octopus, who experiences the world as would a preschool child. Living in the metropolis of Big City, Oswald, curious and intensely interested in how the world works, picks his way through the problems and predicaments he faces by sorting through the varying responses of his friends and coming to his own answer. The objectives of this series are to assist preschool children in adapting to the early developmental challenges of building friendships, learning news physical skills, and beginning to understand their own perspectives, as well as those of others. The program also focuses on teaching life-lessons relating to tolerance, civility, problem-solving and cooperation. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Title of Analog Core Program #7 Origin
HEY ARNOLD! NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturday/11:00-11:30am (9/14/02-9/28/02) 3 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
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
This series revolves around the adventures of nine-year-old Arnold, who lives in his grandparents' boarding house, where he must interact with a group of eccentric boarders, as well as with his friends and other neighborhood children. Arnold uses his creativity, resourcefulness and calm to deal with the issues presented by life as a fourth grader in the big city. The objectives of this series are to help elementary school aged children to acquire better personal and social development skills through life-lessons, themes and stories that will cause them to think, assess, explore and monitor their own behavior, and to introduce them to a variety of people and issues in order to provide them with a springboard for understanding experiences in their own lives. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Title of Analog Core Program #8 Origin
THE WILD THORNBERRYS NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturday/11:30am-12:00pm (9/14/02-9/28/02) 3 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
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
This program follows the travels of Eliza Thornberry, whose parents produce nature documentaries and wander the globe in search of exotic places, plants and animals. Eliza has the ability to talk to animals, and her special gift allows her to see and understand the natural world in a very close and personal way. The objectives of the program are to help children learn concepts related to plants, animals and general ecology, and to experience the family interactions of children with parents who are committed to intellectual pursuits and have unique lifestyles. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Title of Analog Core Program #9 Origin
AS TOLD BY GINGER NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Sunday/7:00-7:30am (9/15/02-9//29/02) 3 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
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
This series is about the life of junior high school students as seen through the eyes of Ginger, a sixth grader who attempts to navigate between the worlds of popular and unpopular cliques. Ginger's analytic nature allows her to critique the prevailing social hierarchy, while also understanding the desire to be accepted. The objective of the program is to assist children in analyzing, interpreting and successfully negotiating early individual and group experiences that they may have in their families, schools and communities. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Title of Analog Core Program #10 Origin
PELSWICK NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Sunday/7:30-8:00am (9/15/02-9/29/02) 3 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
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
Pelswick is a smart, mischievous leader of a close group of friends. He is also confined to a wheelchair because of an automobile accident, but refuses to allow this fact to prevent him from being fully integrated into the life of his community or from taking on challenges and risks. Pelswick's advisor and mentor is an irreverent, spiritual figure named Mr. Jimmy, who appears only to Pelswick. The objectives of the program are to teach children that a handicapping condition does not preclude a life full of the same types of successes and disappointments experienced by any other person, and to present to children through the behavior and emotions of the characters some of the social issues they may face. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Title of Analog Core Program #11 Origin
DORA THE EXPLORER NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays/10:30-11:00am (9/14-9/28/02) 3 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. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.

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
BLUE'S CLUES NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturday/10:00-10:30am 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 educational 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. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Title of Planned Core Program #2 Origin
DORA THE EXPLORER NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturday/10:30-11:00am 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 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. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Title of Planned Core Program #3 Origin
HEY ARNOLD NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturday/11:00-11:30am 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
This series revolves around the adventures of nine-year-old Arnold, who lives in his grandparents' boarding house, where he must interact with a group of eccentric boarders, as well as with his friends and other neighborhood children. Arnold uses his creativity, resourcefulness and calm to deal with the issues presented by life as a fourth grader in the big city. The objectives of this series are to help elementary school aged children to acquire better personal and social development skills through life-lessons, themes and stories that will cause them to think, assess, explore and monitor their own behavior, and to introduce them to a variety of people and issues in order to provide them with a springboard for understanding experiences in their own lives. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Title of Planned Core Program #4 Origin
THE WILD THORNBERRYS NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturday/11:30am - 12:00pm 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
This program follows the travels of Eliza Thornberry, whose parents produce nature documentaries and wander the globe in search of exotic places, plants and animals. Eliza has the ability to talk to animals, and her special gift allows her to see and understand the natural world in a very close and personal way. The objectives of the program are to help children learn concepts related to plants, animals and general ecology, and to experience the family interactions of children with parents who are committed to intellectual pursuits and have unique lifestyles. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Title of Planned Core Program #5 Origin
AS TOLD BY GINGER NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Sunday/7:00-7:30am 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
This series is about the life of junior high school students as seen through the eyes of Ginger, a sixth grader who attempts to navigate between the worlds of popular and unpopular cliques. Ginger's analytic nature allows her to critique the prevailing social hierarchy, while also understanding the desire to be accepted. The objective of the program is to assist children in analyzing, interpreting and successfully negotiating early individual and group experiences that they may have in their families, schools and communities. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Title of Planned Core Program #6 Origin
PELSWICK NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Sunday/7:30-8:00am 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
Pelswick is a smart, mischievous leader of a close group of friends. He is also confined to a wheelchair because of an automobile accident, but refuses to allow this fact to prevent him from being fully integrated into the life of his community or from taking on challenges and risks. Pelswick's advisor and mentor is an irreverent, spiritual figure named Mr. Jimmy, who appears only to Pelswick. The objectives of the program are to teach children that a handicapping condition does not preclude a life full of the same types of successes and disappointments experienced by any other person, and to present to children through the behavior and emotions of the characters some of the social issues they may face. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.

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
Beth Green (913) 677-5555
Address E-mail Address
PO Box 5555 bgreen@mdp.com
City State ZIP Code
Kansas City MO

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.
Neighborhood Weather Network: Many schools throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area are equuipped with Automated Weather Source systems and make up KCTV5's Neighborhood Weather Network. The systems are designed so students and teachers can access their own local weather stations or any other remote station on the network and view the data collected in a number of different formats. This data can be integrated into a hands-on classroom curriculum, including lesson packs for all grade levels. The different weather networks are also used during newscasts to show current weather conditions at different locations throughout the community.

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
10/7/02
FCC Form 398
March 2006