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: 2003-10-10 16:12:27.033

Call Sign Channel Numbers Community of License
WNEM (analog)
City State County ZIP Code
Saginaw MI BAY 48706
Licensee Name
Meredith Corporation
Network Affiliation Nielsen DMA Licensee World Wide Web Home Page Address (if applicable)
CBS Flint-Saginaw-Bay City http://www.wnem.com
Facility ID Previous Call Sign (if applicable) License Renewal Expiration Date
41221 2005-10-01 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 (subscribed to by Bay City Times, The Flint Journal, The Saginaw News, Morning Sun, Detroit Free Press, & Detroit News TV Magazine), 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
RUGRATS NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays, 7:00-7:30 am (7/5 - 7/26/03) 4 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
2 years 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
This series is designed to have viewers see and experience the world from the point of view of a group of toddlers, led by an intrepid, intelligent and curious one-year-old, Tommy Pickles. Set in a relatively realistic world, the toddlers - who can speak, but never do so in front of adults - engage in adventures and actions, exploring and utilizing their world as a gigantic playground, motivated all the while by their aged-defined perceptions and misconceptions. The objectives of this series are to explore many of the emotional issues of childhood, and to have viewers experience age-appropriate lessons and concepts related to the adventures of the program's protagonists. 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
THE WILD THORNBERRYS NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays, 7:30- 8:00am (7/5-7/26/03) Saturdays 7:00-7:30am (8/2-9/27/03) 13 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 #3 Origin
CHALKZONE NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Sundays, 7:00 - 7:30 am 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
2 years 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Chalkzone is a series about the adventures of Rudy Tabootie, a 10 year old boy who discovers an imaginary world beyond the chalkboard where everything that has ever been drawn in chalk, and then erased, reappears and remains forever. In the Chalkzone, Rudy - with the help of his friends, the scientifically minded Penny and the brash superhero Snap, who Rudy has created - uses his love of drawing and his imagination to create adventures in which tries to "do good by doing art". The objective of this series is to encourage children to understand and appreciate how use of their creative talents can assist them in solving problems and build their confidence in dealing with real life situations. 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 #4 Origin
HEY ARNOLD! NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Sundays 7:30 - 8:00 (7/6-7/27/03), Saturdays 7:30-8:00 (8/2-9/27/03) 13 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 #5 Origin
DORA THE EXPLORER NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays, 11:00 - 11:30 am(7/5-9/20/03) 11 1
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.
Total Times Aired Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
12 1 1
Preemption #1
Date Preempted/Episode # If rescheduled, date and time reschedule Is the rescheduled date the second home?
Saturday, Aug. 8 Sat. 9/13, 12:00-12:30 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 #6 Origin
WILD MOMENTS NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays, 11:30a-12:00p 12 1
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
Outdoorsman Jack Hubley and his faithful dog Trusty hike fields, forests, and deserts to bring a close up view of nature to young adolescents. The objective of this program is to educate children and stimulate curiosity about wildlife and their habitat in a positive learning context and to foster interest in biology, conservation, and ecology.
Total Times Aired Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
13 1 1
Preemption #1
Date Preempted/Episode # If rescheduled, date and time reschedule Is the rescheduled date the second home?
Saturday, 8/30/03 Saturday, 9/13/03, 12:30-1:00p 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
EYEWITNESS KIDS NEWS SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays, 11:00-11:30am beginning 9/27/03 1 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
The first kid-to-kid newscast, created for and delivered by children. It is hosted by a diverse news team made up of young "journalists" reporting from a professional news set and from the field on stories of interest and educational value to its own audience. The cast of approximately 6 on-air kids are selected from top young professionals in the New York metropolitan area with major acting credits. Emphasis is on diversity and experience to develop a cast of engaging and intelligent African-American, Hispanic, Asian, and Caucasian Asian male and female child actors who interact with each other and connect to the viewers. Meets the needs of children whose sophistication and curiosity about their world is motivated by the information explosion. They have the interest; they have opinions; but they also have a healthy skepticism about adult explanations, which tend to be either condescending or overly complex. This is FCC qualified (E-I) Educational, Informational children's programming.
Title of Analog Core Program #8 Origin
LITTLE BILL NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Sundays, 7:30-8:00am (8/3 - 9/29/03) 9 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
2 years 11 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 change 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 suport of their family, frineds 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 defiinition 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.
Title of Analog Non-Core Program #1 Origin
DORA THE EXPLORER NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays 6:00-6:30am beginning 9/27/03 1 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
2 years 5 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
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.
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
THE WILD THORNBERRYS NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays, 7:00 - 7:30 am 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 #2 Origin
HEY ARNOLD! NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays, 7:30 - 8:00 am 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 #3 Origin
CHALKZONE NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Sundays, 7:00 - 7:30 am 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
2 years 11 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Chalkzone is a series about the adventures of Rudy Tabootie, a 10 year old boy who discovers an imaginary world beyond the chalkboard where everything that has ever been drawn in chalk, and then erased, reappears and remains forever. In the Chalkzone, Rudy - with the help of his friends, the scientifically minded Penny and the brash superhero Snap, who Rudy has created - uses his love of drawing and his imagination to create adventures in which tries to "do good by doing art". The objective of this series is to encourage children to understand and appreciate how use of their creative talents can assist them in solving problems and build their confidence in dealing with real life situations. 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
LITTLE BILL NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Sundays, 7:30 - 8:00 am 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
2 years 11 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.
Title of Planned Core Program #5 Origin
EYEWITNESS KIDS NEWS SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays, 11:00 - 11:30 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
The first kid-to-kid newscast, created for and delivered by children. It is hosted by a diverse news team made up of young "journalists" reporting from a professional news set and from the field on stories of interest and educational value to its own audience. The cast of approximately 6 on-air kids are selected from top young professionals in the New York metropolitan area with major acting credits. Emphasis is on diversity and experience to develop a cast of engaging and intelligent African-American, Hispanic, Asian, and Caucasian Asian male and female child actors who interact with each other and connect to the viewers. Meets the needs of children whose sophistication and curiosity about their world is motivated by the information explosion. They have the interest; they have opinions; but they also have a healthy skepticism about adult explanations, which tend to be either condescending or overly complex. This is FCC qualified (E-I) Educational, Informational children's programming.
Title of Planned Core Program #6 Origin
WILD MOMENTS NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays, 11:00 - 11:30 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
Outdoorsman Jack Hubley and his faithful dog Trusty hike fields, forests, and deserts to bring a close up view of nature to young adolescents. The objective of this program is to educate children and stimulate curiosity about wildlife and their habitat in a positive learning context and to foster interest in biology, conservation, and ecology.

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
Kathleen D. Leavitt 989-758-2009
Address E-mail Address
107 N. Franklin kathleen.leavitt@wnem.com
City State ZIP Code
Saginaw MI

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.
Programming changes occurred Sat., Aug. 2 and Sun., Aug.3. Each rescheduled program will remain in its new time slot for a period longer than 13 weeks. Each cancelled program had been in that same time period in prior quarters.

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
10/10/03
FCC Form 398
March 2006