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: 2005-03-31 00:00:00.0 Filed on: 2005-04-08 17:13:40.606

Call Sign Channel Numbers Community of License
WNEM-TV (analog)
City State County ZIP Code
Bay City 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
LAZYTOWN NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays, 7:00-7:30am, 1/1/05-3/26/05 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
This program is anchored by Sportacus, a fit and agile hero, whose "krytonite" is sugar, which makes him instantly lethargic. Sportacus and the program's cast of child characters are challenged in each episode with an issue or dilemma, and are opposed in their attempts to complete their mission by Robbie Rotten, who seeks to return Lazytown to its former lazy ways. The program seeks to impart to preschool and early school-aged children the importance of healthy living, and to help them understand the value of developing sound eating and physical exercise habits, while also providing them positive messages about friendship, empathy, self-respect, truthfulness and other age-appropriate life lessons. 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
MISS SPIDER'S SUNNY PATCH FRIENDS NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays, 7:30-8:00am, 1/1/05-3/26/05 13 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 program, based on the series by David Kirk, follows the adventures of Miss Spider's children and their friends, a hodge-podge of bug creatures of all types. Under the warm and attentive guidance of their parents, the spider children learn that showing kindness toward and understanding of others can be an effective tool in solving problems. In addition to their pro-social storylines, the episodes also include lessons in "backyard biology." The educational objectives of the program are to help children learn the value of being part of a loving, supportive family, and understand the role of family and friends as they begin to engage in new personal and social experiences beyond the home. 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
TEEN KIDS NEWS SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays, 11:00-11:30am, 1/1/05-3/26/05 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
The first kid-to-kid newscast, created for and delivered by children. 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. Cast of approximately 6-8 on-air kids selected from top young professionals in the New York metropolitan area with major acting credits. Emphasis on diversity and experience to develop a cast of engaging and intelligent African-American, Hispanic, Asian, and Caucasian 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 no place to express those opinions until now. FCC qualified (E/I) Educational, Information children's programming.
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?
1/1/05 Saturday,1/15/05 12:00-12:30pm Y
If rescheduled, were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Y
Reason for Preemption OTHER
Title of Analog Core Program #4 Origin
ANIMAL ATLAS SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays, 11:30am-12:00pm, 1/1/05-3/26/05 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
This program brings information about the natural world of animals to viewers in a non-didactic, entertaining way. Its approach in no way diminishes the learning that takes place when observations lead to conclusions - and young minds will draw conclusions about the natural world shown in this series. These conditions are consistent with nationally published curriculum goals in the natural sciences. They include concepts such as the functions of animals in the ecosystem (predator/prey relationships, etc.), the elements of animal classification, and the general emphasis on life science. The programs consist of original and detailed footage of animals, a narration, and a charming music score. They also include an interactive segment of multiple-choice questions about the animal world. The independence of the questions from the program material preserves the approach of learning from observation and the recognition of patterns, purpose, structure, and function. FCC qualified (E/I)Educational, Informational children's programming.
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, 1/1/05 Saturday 1/15/05, 12:30-1:00pm Y
If rescheduled, were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Y
Reason for Preemption OTHER
Preemption #2
Date Preempted/Episode # If rescheduled, date and time reschedule Is the rescheduled date the second home?
Saturday, 3/12/05 Saturday 3/26/05 12:00-12:30pm 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
LITTLE BILL NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Sundays, 7:00-7:30am, 1/2/05-3/27/05 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
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 Analog Core Program #6 Origin
BLUE'S CLUES NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Sundays, 7:30-8:00am 1/2/05-3/27/05 13 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, a young adult host - togeher 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.

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
THE BACKYARDIGANS NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays, 6:30-7:00am, 1/1/05-3/26/05 13 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
This program centers on three preschool friends, who play together after school in a barrier-less backyard behind their adjacent homes. In each episode, the children imagine an adventure, and their yard is transformed into the setting for the action. The program uses both original and well-known songs to reveal emotion, explicate character and advance the stories. The educational objectives of the program are to nuture children's interest in music, dance and imaginative storytelling, and to use these creative arts to foster children's cognitive and emotional 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.
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
LAZYTOWN NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays, 7:00-7:30am 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
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 program is anchored by Sportacus, a fit and agile hero, whose "krytonite" is sugar, which makes him instantly lethargic. Sportacus and the program's cast of child characters are challenged in each episode with an issue or dilemma, and are opposed in their attempts to complete their mission by Robbie Rotten, who seeks to return Lazytown to its former lazy ways. The program seeks to impart to preschool and early school-aged children the importance of healthy living, and to help them understand the value of developing sound eating and physical exercise habits, while also providing them positive messages about friendship, empathy, self-respect, truthfulness and other age-appropriate life lessons. 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
MISS SPIDER'S SUNNY PATCH FRIENDS NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays, 7:30-8:00am 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
This program, based on the series by David Kirk, follows the adventures of Miss Spider's children and their friends, a hodge-podge of bug creatures of all types. Under the warm and attentive guidance of their parents, the spider children learn that showing kindness toward and understanding of others can be an effective tool in solving problems. In addition to their pro-social storylines, the episodes also include lessons in "backyard biology." The educational objectives of the program are to help children learn the value of being part of a loving, supportive family, and understand the role of family and friends as they begin to engage in new personal and social experiences beyond the home. 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
TEEN KIDS NEWS SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays, 11:00-11:30am 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. 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. Cast of approximately 6-8 on-air kids selected from top young professionals in the New York metropolitan area with major acting credits. Emphasis on diversity and experience to develop a cast of engaging and intelligent African-American, Hispanic, Asian, and Caucasian 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 no place to express those opinions until now. FCC qualified (E/I) Educational, Information children's programming.
Title of Planned Core Program #4 Origin
ANIMAL ATLAS SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays 11:30am-12:00pm 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
This program brings information about the natural world of animals to viewers in a non-didactic, entertaining way. Its approach in no way diminishes the learning that takes place when observations lead to conclusions - and young minds will draw conclusions about the natural world shown in this series. These conditions are consistent with nationally published curriculum goals in the natural sciences. They include concepts such as the functions of animals in the ecosystem (predator/prey relationships, etc.), the elements of animal classification, and the general emphasis on life science. The programs consist of original and detailed footage of animals, a narration, and a charming music score. They also include an interactive segment of multiple-choice questions about the animal world. The independence of the questions from the program material preserves the approach of learning from observation and the recognition of patterns, purpose, structure, and function. FCC qualified (E/I)Educational, Informational children's programming.
Title of Planned Core Program #5 Origin
LITTLE BILL NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Sundays, 7:00-7:30am 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
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 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 #6 Origin
BLUE'S CLUES NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Sundays, 7:30-8:00am 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, 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.

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
Kathy Leavitt 989-758-2009
Address E-mail Address
107 North 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.
Teen Kids News and Animal Atlas were preempted 1/1/05 for the pre-scheduled Annual Tournament of Roses Parade. Animal Atlas was preempted on 3/12/05 for a pre-scheduled sporting event. Notices for each of the preemptions were given to the public 3 weeks in advance of the preemption on-air in the program's time period and on our website listing when it was going to be preempted and the rescheduled time for a makegood prior to the preemption.

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
Friday, April 8, 2005
FCC Form 398
March 2006