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: 2004-12-31 00:00:00.0 Filed on: 2005-01-05 10:28:43.92

Call Sign Channel Numbers Community of License
WSMV-TV (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
KENNY THE SHARK NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturday @ 8:00 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
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 shark 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 Analog Core Program #2 Origin
TUTENSTEIN NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturday @ 8:30 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
The show's educational content includes Egyptology and social-emotional messages. Egyptology is presented through the introduction of historically accurate depictions of myths, legends, demons and gods. In each story Tut and his sidekicks, Cleo and her cat, Luxor, have an adventure where the ancients are resurrected as allies or enemies in a conflict that takes place in modern times. Most of the socio-emotional lessons revolve around learning to plan, being less selfish, and considering the consequences of impulsive behavior.
Title of Analog Core Program #3 Origin
TRADING SPACES 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
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.
Title of Analog Core Program #4 Origin
ENDURANCE 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
Is an engrossing program that shows the target audience succeeding at several different physical, intellectual and strategic challenges in order to win a fabulous travel prize. Each of the 12 competitive challenges is a metaphor for the challenges our target audience will face in real life. In addition, there are strategic challenges based on ten character traits that are important for success.
Title of Analog Core Program #5 Origin
BLAKE HOLSEY HIGH 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 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 #6 Origin
DARCY'S WILDLIFE 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
Follows the life of 15-year-old Darcy Fields, the pampered daughter of a top Hollywood move-star who was plucked out of a life of limos, movie-premiers and world class restaurants to live a "no frills" in rural Idaho. Darcy's initital resentment gives away to optimism as she makes new friends and becomes a part of the community. The educational goal of the program is for the main character, Darcy to model the learning process in adjusting to a new environment that is the complete antithesis of her old life. Darcy comes to a deeper understanding of herself, the value of relationships, and the insignificance of material things. This occurs as she adjusts to her new surroundings and a new group of friends who have totally different perspectives on life. Specific objectives are to show Darcy, with her Hollywood mentality, navigating her way through life on a farm and relating to people who have a different outlook on life. The viewer will also learn about the care and treatment of a variety of animals that live on farms or in the wild.

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
KENNY THE SHARK NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturday @ 8:00 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
When a shark live 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 shark 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 #2 Origin
TUTENSTEIN NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturday @ 8:30 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
The show's educational content includes Egyptology and social-emotional messages. Egyptology is presented through the introduction of historically accurate depictions of myths, legends, demons and gods. In each story Tut and his sidekicks, Cleo and her cat, Luxor, have an adventure where the ancients are resurrected as allies or enemies in a conflict that takes place in modern times. Most of the socio-emotional lessons revolve around learning to plan, being less selfish, and considering the consequences of impulsive behavior.
Title of Planned Core Program #3 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
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 Planned Core Program #4 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
Is an engrossing program that shows the target audience succeeding at several different physical, intellectual and strategic challenges in order to win a fabulous travel prize. Each of the 12 competitive challenges is a metaphor for the challenges our target audience will face in real life. In addition, there are strategic challenges based on ten character traits that are important for success.
Title of Planned Core Program #5 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 #6 Origin
DARCY 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
Follows the life of 15-year-old Darcy Fields, the pampered daughter of a top Hollywood move-star who was plucked out of a life of limos, movie-premiers and world class restaurants to live a "no frills" in rural Idaho. Darcy's initital resentment gives away to optimism as she makes new friends and becomes a part of the community. The educational goal of the program is for the main character, Darcy to model the learning process in adjusting to a new environment that is the complete antithesis of her old life. Darcy comes to a deeper understanding of herself, the value of relationships, and the insignificance of material things. This occurs as she adjusts to her new surroundings and a new group of friends who have totally different perspectives on life. Specific objectives are to show Darcy, with her Hollywood mentality, navigating her way through life on a farm and relating to people who have a different outlook on life. The viewer will also learn about the care and treatment of a variety of animals that live on farms or in the wild.

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.
There were no pre-emptions for the 4th quarter of 2004 for core programming. All programs aired at regularly scheduled times.

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
1/5/2005
FCC Form 398
March 2006