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: 2002-12-31 00:00:00.0 Filed on: 2003-01-10 10:12:51.486

Call Sign Channel Numbers Community of License
WSMV (analog)
City State County ZIP Code
NASHVILLE TN DAVIDSON 37209
Licensee Name
MEREDITH CORPORATION
Network Affiliation Nielsen DMA Licensee World Wide Web Home Page Address (if applicable)
NBC Nashville
Facility ID Previous Call Sign (if applicable) License Renewal Expiration Date
41232 2005-08-01 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). 3.20 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, TV Data, The Tennessean, Video Viewing, NBC, Telerep
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
PREHISTORIC PLANET NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturday @ 9:00 AM 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
9 years 14 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Through the amazing digital animation, one can enter the day to day world of jurassic giants. Narrated by kids' favorite Ben Stiller, the show takes trips back to prehistoric times, when life was a never ending struggle to stay one step ahead of your enemies.
Title of Analog Core Program #2 Origin
CROC FILES NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturday @ 9:30 AM 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
9 years 14 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Narrated by Steve Irwin and wife, Terri, viewers are taken around the globe to wrangle and wrestle amazing animals. Detailed stories are also told about animal anatomy, life cycles, eating and mating habits.
Title of Analog Core Program #3 Origin
OPERATION JUNKYARD NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturday @ 10:00 AM 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
9 years 14 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
This series focuses on the ability of kids to create an engineering marvel out of a pile of junk. This show definitely encourages teamwork and creativity between teammembers. At the end of each show, each team gets to compete with each other to see how well their projects performs.
Title of Analog Core Program #4 Origin
ENDURANCE NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturday @ 10:30 AM 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
9 years 14 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
This series focuses on the ability of kids to forge strong bonds with strangers, test their loyalty and honesty and deal with loss and betrayal. Participants on this show are on a quest to succeed in challenges that require endurance, strategy and agility.
Title of Analog Core Program #5 Origin
SCOUNT'S SAFARI NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturday @ 11:00 AM 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
9 years 14 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
This series focuses on the needs of an individual to be open to new experiences and be willing to test his/herself with new challenges.
Title of Analog Core Program #6 Origin
BLACK HOLE HIGH NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturday @ 11:30 AM 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
9 years 14 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
This series focuses on science fiction meeting facts. Viewers are invited to attend class with the students at Black Holsey High where scientific msyteries and oddities are the rule.
Title of Analog Core Program #7 Origin
JACK HANNA'S ANIMAL ADVENTURES SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Sunday @ 10:30 AM 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
A live action program designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children. Each episode, the cameras follow Jack 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 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.
Total Times Aired Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
9 4 1
Preemption #1
Date Preempted/Episode # If rescheduled, date and time reschedule Is the rescheduled date the second home?
10/13/02 #2194 10/12/02 Saturday @ 1:00 PM Y
If rescheduled, were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? N
Reason for Preemption SPORTS
Preemption #2
Date Preempted/Episode # If rescheduled, date and time reschedule Is the rescheduled date the second home?
10/20/02 #1014 N/A N
If rescheduled, were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? N
Reason for Preemption SPORTS
Preemption #3
Date Preempted/Episode # If rescheduled, date and time reschedule Is the rescheduled date the second home?
10/27/02 #1021 N/A N
If rescheduled, were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? N
Reason for Preemption SPORTS
Preemption #4
Date Preempted/Episode # If rescheduled, date and time reschedule Is the rescheduled date the second home?
11/17/02 #1111 N/A N
If rescheduled, were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? N
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.
[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
PREHISTORIC PLANET NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturday @ 9:00 AM 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
9 years 14 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Through the amazing digital animation, one can enter the day to day world of jurassic giants. Narrated by kids' favorite Ben Stiller, the show takes trips back to prehistoric times, when life was a never ending struggle to stay one step ahead of your enemies.
Title of Planned Core Program #2 Origin
CROC FILES NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturday @ 9:30 AM 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
9 years 14 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Narrated by Steve Irwin and wife, Terri, viewers are taken around the globe to wrangle and wrestle amazing animals. Detailed stories are also told about animal anatomy, life cycles, eating and mating habits.
Title of Planned Core Program #3 Origin
OPERATION JUNKYARD NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturday @ 10:00 AM 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
9 years 14 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
This series focuses on the ability of kids to create an engineering marvel out of a pile of junk. This show definitely encourages teamwork and creativity between teammembers. At the end of each show, each team gets to compete with each other to see how well their projects performs.
Title of Planned Core Program #4 Origin
ENDURANCE NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturday @ 10:30 AM 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
9 years 14 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
This series focuses on the ability of kids to forge strong bonds with strangers, test their loyalty and honesty and deal with loss and betrayal. Participants on this show are on a quest to succeed in challenges that require endurance, strategy and agility.
Title of Planned Core Program #5 Origin
SCOUNT'S SAFARI NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturday @ 11:00 AM 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
9 years 14 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
This series focuses on the needs of an individual to be open to new experiences and be willing to test his/herself with new challenges.
Title of Planned Core Program #6 Origin
BLACK HOLE HIGH NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturday @ 11:30 AM 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
9 years 14 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
This series focuses on science fiction meeting facts. Viewers are invited to attend class with the students at Black Holsey High where scientific msyteries and oddities are the rule.
Title of Planned Core Program #7 Origin
JACK HANNA'S ANIMAL ADVENTURES SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Sunday @ 10:30 AM 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
13 years 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
A live action program designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children. Each episode, the cameras follow Jack 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 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

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
Kelly Lamb (615) 353-2376
Address E-mail Address
5700 Knob Road klamb@mdp.com
City State ZIP Code
Nashville TN

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.
Core programming running on Sundays was pre-empted 4 times during the 4th quarter due to Network Sports - Winston Cup Racing The MORE YOU KNOW, NBC's award winning public service campaign, complements the Discovery Kids on NBC shows with regularly scheduled public service announcements that speak directly to youth. These messages focus on conserving the environment, tolerance and staying school.

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
1/9/03
FCC Form 398
March 2006