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: 2003-09-30 00:00:00.0 Filed on: 2003-10-08 16:13:03.806

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). 3.00 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).
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
CROC FILES (A) NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturday @ 9:00 AM (7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2) 4 1
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.
Total Times Aired Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
5 1 1
Preemption #1
Date Preempted/Episode # If rescheduled, date and time reschedule Is the rescheduled date the second home?
7/5 Episode #941040 7/5/03 1:00 pm N
If rescheduled, were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Y
Reason for Preemption SPORTS
Title of Analog Core Program #2 Origin
CROC FILES (A) NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturday @ 8:00 AM (8/9, 8/16, 8/23, 8/30, 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27) 8 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
CROC FILES (B) NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturday @ 9:30 AM (7/5, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2) 4 1
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.
Total Times Aired Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
5 1 1
Preemption #1
Date Preempted/Episode # If rescheduled, date and time reschedule Is the rescheduled date the second home?
7/5/03 Episode # 941011 7/5/03 Aired @ 1:30 PM N
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
CROC FILES (B) NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturday @ 8:30 AM (8/9, 8/16, 8/23, 8/30, 9/6) 5 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 #5 Origin
JEFF CORWIN SHOW NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturday @ 8:30 AM ( 9/13, 9/20, 9/27) 3 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 show has one goal in mind and that is to show the audience the importance of ecological balance and wildlife conservation.
Title of Analog Core Program #6 Origin
TRADING SPACES NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturday @ 10:00 AM (7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2) 4 1
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
It's the ultimate boys against girls challenge. This is the ultimate test of endurance and team work. The challenge of balancing the budget and figuring out the renovation of one other's room. Participants will learn measurement, spatial reasoning, and principles of aesthetic design as they go through the process of redecorating.
Total Times Aired Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
5 1 1
Preemption #1
Date Preempted/Episode # If rescheduled, date and time reschedule Is the rescheduled date the second home?
7/5/03 Episode # 771001 7/13/03 aired @ 11:00 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 #7 Origin
TRADING SPACES NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturday @ 9:00 AM (8/9, 8/16, 8/23, 8/30, 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27) 8 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
It's the ultimate boys against girls challenge. This is the ultimate test of endurance and team work. The challenge of balancing the budget and figuring out the renovation of one other's room. Participants will learn measurement, spatial reasoning, and principles of aesthetic design as they go through the process of redecorating.
Title of Analog Core Program #8 Origin
BLAKE HOLSEY HIGH NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturday @ 10:30 AM (7/5, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2) 4 1
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.
Total Times Aired Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
5 1 1
Preemption #1
Date Preempted/Episode # If rescheduled, date and time reschedule Is the rescheduled date the second home?
7/5/03 Episode #001012 7/13/03 aired @ 11:30 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 #9 Origin
BLAKE HOLSEY HIGH NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturday @ 9:30 AM ( 8/9, 8/16, 8/23, 8/30, 9/6) 5 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 #10 Origin
BLAKE HOLSLEY HIGH NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturday @ 10:00 AM (9/13, 9/20, 9/27) 3 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 #11 Origin
SCOUT'S SAFARI NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturday @ 11:00 AM (7/5, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2) 4 1
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.
Total Times Aired Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
5 1 1
Preemption #1
Date Preempted/Episode # If rescheduled, date and time reschedule Is the rescheduled date the second home?
7/5/03 Episode # 000012 7/13/03 aired @ 12:00 PM 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 #12 Origin
SCOUT'S SAFARI NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturday @ 10:00 AM (8/9, 8/16, 8/23, 8/30, 9/6) 5 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 #13 Origin
SCOUT'S SAFARI NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturday @ 10:30 AM (9/13, 9/20, 9/27) 3 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 #14 Origin
JACK HANNA SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Sunday @ 10:30 AM 11 2
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
12 2 1
Preemption #1
Date Preempted/Episode # If rescheduled, date and time reschedule Is the rescheduled date the second home?
7/6/03 Episode #JH062903-1 N/A N
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?
9/21/03 Episode #JH091503-1 9/21/03 aired @ 5:30 AM 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
CROC FILES NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturday @ 8:00 AM (10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25) 4
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 #2 Origin
KENNY THE SHARK NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturday @ 8:00 AM (11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 12/27) 9
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
When a shark lives among humans, getting along in the world is one tough challenge after another. Kenny the Shark is about a tiger shark that has made the transition from sea to land, but it's very hard trying to adapt to new conditions. He lives with Kat, a middle school student and her family. In the process of watching Kenny deal with this situation, we learn real world facts about hsark behavior, habits, and biology. We also learn a lot about how to understand multiple perspectives on a problem. In each episode, Kenny and Kat have to solve a problem that requires one of them to be generous, cooperative, hardworking, honest, unselfish or responsible. The situations they face are comedic and action-packed extensions of the incongruous circumstances of Kenny's life.
Title of Planned Core Program #3 Origin
JEFF CORWIN SHOW NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturday @ 8:30 AM (10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25) 4
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 show has one goal in mind and that is to show the audience the importance of ecological balance and wildlife conservation.
Title of Planned Core Program #4 Origin
TUTENSTEIN NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturday @ 8:30 AM (11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 12/27) 9
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
Tutenstein is an animated show featuring the resurrected mummy of an Egyptian boy-king. After the discovery of his tomb, the entire burial chamber with artifacts is brought to a metropolitan museum for a permanent exhibit and scientific research. Tut comes alive shortly after his arrival and connects with Cleo, a teen-age museum intern and her cal Luxor. Each episode teaches the audience about Egyptian history, mythology and belief systems. Becuase Tut's resurrection is a secret, Cleo has to draw on her knowledge of Egyptology to understand the mummy and his frame of reference. More importantly, she and Tut use the characters, gods, demons, and articles from the tomb to solve the many problems they encounter when Tut forgets the rules of engagement and ventures out into the world on his own.
Title of Planned Core Program #5 Origin
TRADING SPACES 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
This show has one goal in mind and that is to show the audience the importance of ecological balance and wildlife conservation.
Title of Planned Core Program #6 Origin
ENDURANCE 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
This show has one goal in mind and that is to show the audience the importance of ecological balance and wildlife conservation.
Title of Planned Core Program #7 Origin
BLAKE HOLSEY 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 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 #8 Origin
SCOUT'S SAFARI 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 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 #9 Origin
JACK HANNA 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@wsmv.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 network programming was pre-empted on Saturday and Sunday (July 5 & 6)due to NBC Sports coverage of Wimbledon. All shows were re-scheduled. 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. NBC developed a Poster/Study Guide in connection with the Discovery Kids on NBC line-up of educational and informational programs for teens. It was designed as a springboard for educational and entertaining classroom activities which focus on issues of importance to teens today. The Guide is designed to motivate and inspire students to take on new challenges and make discoveries about their world, while feeding their minds with information, insight and knowledge. The Guide features in-school activities focusing on teamwork, problem-solving and research skills, based on the programs of Endurance, Trading Spaces: Boys vs. Girls, and Scout's Safari.

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
10/8/03
FCC Form 398
March 2006