Federal Communications Commission
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FCC 398
Children's Television Programming Report

Report reflects information for the filing period ending: 2005-09-30 00:00:00.0 Filed on: 2005-10-07 14:12:54.876

Call Sign Channel Numbers Community of License
KLAX-TV 31 (analog)
City State County ZIP Code
Alexandria LA RAPIDES 71303
Licensee Name
Pollack-Belz Communication Co.,, Inc.
Network Affiliation Nielsen DMA Licensee World Wide Web Home Page Address (if applicable)
ABC Alexandria LA www.klax-tv.com
Facility ID Previous Call Sign (if applicable) License Renewal Expiration Date
52907 2013-06-01 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, Tribune Media, Video Viewing Listings
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
LILO & STITCH: THE SERIES NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays/8:00-8:30 AM CT 11 2
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
7 years 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Lilo, a precocious girl of about five, and her alien pet “Stitch” live with Lilo’s sister Nani. Nani is trying to keep their little family together after the tragic death of their parents in an automobile accident. Although still a teen herself, Nani works several jobs and struggles to be an adult role model for Lilo. Two alien characters, Jumba and Pleakley, who arrived on planet Earth at the same time as Stitch, live with Nani and Lilo while pretending to be their aunt and uncle. This ploy is intended to convince the Department of Social Services that the household is well managed and there is no need for foster-care placement for Lilo. Series episodes illustrate developmentally appropriate issues, among which are peer pressure, coping with bereavement, family and school rules and problem solving. Stories convey messages about truthfulness, responsibility, acceptance and trust. The series includes Hawaiian language, music, dance and custom, exposing our broad ABC audience to the richness of Pacific Rim culture. The July 16, 2005 episode was preempted due to live ABC Sports coverage of the British Open. The September 24, 2005 episode was preempted due to live breaking ABC News coverage of Hurricane Rita.
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?
July 16, 2003 July 17, 2003/3-3:30 PM CT N
If rescheduled, were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Y
Reason for Preemption SPORTS
Preemption #2
Date Preempted/Episode # If rescheduled, date and time reschedule Is the rescheduled date the second home?
September 24. 2005 N/A N
If rescheduled, were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? N
Reason for Preemption BREAKING NEWS
Title of Analog Core Program #2 Origin
THE PROUD FAMILY NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays/8:30-9 AM CT (through September 10, 2005)/9-9:30 AM CT (as of September 17, 2005) 11 2
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
10 years 13 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
“The Proud Family” revolves around the daily activities of fourteen-year-old Penny Proud and her African-American family consisting of parents Trudy Proud (a veterinarian) and Oscar Proud (self-employed businessman), a no-nonsense Grandmother Suga Mama who resides with the family, twin sisters BeBe and CeCe. Penny’s friends Dijonay and Sticky, and the neighboring Boulevardez family, whose daughter, La Cienega, is Penny’s rival. Teachers and classmates also populate the stories. The majority of the characters in this children’s series are ethnic minorities. Penny faces the struggles of adolescence along with the challenge of balancing academic life (middle school) and home obligations. Series episodes explore issues particularly relevant to 10 to 13 year olds: maintaining social relationships, overcoming self-doubt, standing up for one’s beliefs, dealing with peer pressure, relating to authority and rules, assuming responsibility, appreciating differences (gender, race, and generational), maintaining loyalty to family, and cultivating values such as honesty and persistence. The July 16, 2005 episode was preempted due to live ABC Sports coverage of the British Open. The September 24, 2005 episode was preempted due to live breaking ABC News coverage of Hurricane Rita.
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?
July 16, 2005 July 17, 2005/3:30-4 PM CT N
If rescheduled, were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Y
Reason for Preemption SPORTS
Preemption #2
Date Preempted/Episode # If rescheduled, date and time reschedule Is the rescheduled date the second home?
September 24, 2005 N/A N
If rescheduled, were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? N
Reason for Preemption BREAKING NEWS
Title of Analog Core Program #3 Origin
EVEN STEVENS NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays/9:00-9:30 AM CT (through September 10, 2005) 10 1
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
9 years 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
"Even Stevens" explores the day-to-day interaction between seventh grader Louis, a bright and unconventional boy, his eighth grade sister Ren, whose straight-A average and mature manner belie her vulnerability, and his two best friends. Louis is naturally funny and spontaneous. He is often the instigator of a prank or scheme - much to the embarrassment of his older sister. Ren's brains and superior organization skills often make Louis feel clumsy and inadequate by comparison. They are loyal and loving siblings, although each marches to a very different beat. "Even Stevens" episodes are highly kid-relatable, focusing on family and brother-sister conflicts, responsibility, fairness, competition, goal setting, self-esteem, problems with schoolmates and parent-child interaction. The July 16, 2005 episode was preempted due to live ABC Sports coverage of the British Open.
Total Times Aired Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
11 1 1
Preemption #1
Date Preempted/Episode # If rescheduled, date and time reschedule Is the rescheduled date the second home?
July 16, 2005 July 9, 2005/11-11:30 AM CT 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 #4 Origin
THAT'S SO RAVEN NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays/9:30-10:00 AM CT 11 2
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
10 years 13 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Raven, a young teen who has inherited her grandmother’s trait of clairvoyance, is a normal, happy and resourceful young woman. However, at times Raven worries that she is a “freak” because of her clairvoyant abilities. She has a younger brother, Cory, age ten. They are typical siblings, with the tension and rivalry that most siblings experience. Raven attends public high school. Both parents are employed outside the home. They are loving parents, and good disciplinarians. Raven is often responsible for the after-school safety and activities of her brother, Cory. Her closest friends are Chelsea and Eddie, who are fiercely committed to environmental issues and sports, respectively. Raven’s parents and closest friends know about her “visions” of the immediate future. The premonitions often prompt her to attempt to intervene before trouble occurs. Sometimes Raven’s interventions backfire, and at other times the foreseen events come true, bringing embarrassment or sadness. Raven learns valuable lessons from her blunders and transgressions. Thus, the “visions” set up issues that the Core episodes of this series explore. The series uses humor to convey strong, relevant messages about growing up. Some of the issues that are the focus of episodes are sibling rivalry, popularity, loyalty, self-acceptance, dealing with authority (school and parental), honesty, coping with jealousy, and consequences of lying or cheating. The July 16, 2005 episode was preempted due to live ABC Sports coverage of the British Open. The September 24, 2005 episode was preempted due to live breaking ABC News coverage of Hurricane Rita.
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?
July 16, 2005 July 9, 2005/11:30 AM-12 PM CT N
If rescheduled, were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Y
Reason for Preemption SPORTS
Preemption #2
Date Preempted/Episode # If rescheduled, date and time reschedule Is the rescheduled date the second home?
September 24, 2005 N/A N
If rescheduled, were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? N
Reason for Preemption BREAKING NEWS
Title of Analog Core Program #5 Origin
PHIL OF THE FUTURE NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays/10-10:30 AM CT (through Sept. 10, 2005)/10:30-11 AM CT (as of Sept. 17, 2005) 11 2
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
10 years 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
“Phil of the Future” is the story of a teenage boy, Phil Diffy, his younger sister, Pim, and their parents, who find themselves living in the 21st century when their time travel vehicle malfunctions in flight. While their goal is to repair the time travel vehicle and return to their home in the 22nd century, for the time being they must conceal their identities, their futuristic traits and their gadgets to “blend in” with the locals. The Diffys enroll Phil and Pim in public school, where Phil excels in higher math and Pim, who is a rebel by nature, must learn to live by middle school rules. The series conveys relevant messages about growing up. Some of the issues that are explored in this series are sibling rivalry, responsibility, dealing with authority (parent/child and teacher/student conflicts), peer pressure, self-acceptance, loyalty, and honesty. The July 16, 2005 episode was preempted due to live ABC Sports coverage of the British Open. The September 24, 2005 episode was preempted due to live breaking ABC News coverage of Hurricane Rita.
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?
July 16, 2005 July 16, 2005/3-3:30 PM CT N
If rescheduled, were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Y
Reason for Preemption SPORTS
Preemption #2
Date Preempted/Episode # If rescheduled, date and time reschedule Is the rescheduled date the second home?
September 24, 2005 N/A N
If rescheduled, were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? N
Reason for Preemption BREAKING NEWS
Title of Analog Core Program #6 Origin
LIZZIE MCGUIRE NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays/10:30-11 AM CT (through September 10, 2005) 10 1
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
9 years 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
"Lizzie McGuire" is the story of an ingenious twelve-year-old girl who attends an ethnically diverse middle school. Her best friends are Miranda, a feisty Hispanic girl, and a boy named Gordo. Lizzie has a gifted younger brother who is frequently the source of conflict. Their parents handle their children's crises with humor and affection. Stories are realistic, revolving around school issues, rules, peer pressure, the struggle to find a comfortable identity, trust, facing one's mistakes, and the emotional ups-and-downs of pre-adolescence. Particular strengths of this series are its believability and the creation of a live action series that features a strong, positive girl in the lead role. The July 16, 2005 episode was preempted due to live ABC Sports coverage of the British Open.
Total Times Aired Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
11 1 1
Preemption #1
Date Preempted/Episode # If rescheduled, date and time reschedule Is the rescheduled date the second home?
July 16, 2005 July 16, 2005/3:30-4 PM CT 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 #7 Origin
THE BUZZ ON MAGGIE NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays/8:30-9 AM CT (as of September 17, 2005) 1 1
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
10 years 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Episodes of “the Buzz on Maggie” take place in a fanciful world in which all characters are insects. Maggie is a young fly who is proud of her individuality, especially her musical talent. She plays acoustical guitar, aspires to be a rock musician, has dyed her hair pink, and dresses in bold and colorful outfits. She is apt to rush into action without thinking. Maggie makes huge mistakes, but her heart is true. Maggie has an extremely athletic, good-looking but conceited older brother, as well as two younger siblings, Pupert and baby Bella, for whom she is often responsible. Pupert is sweet and a bit timid, in contrast with Maggie’s natural bravado. Episodes of “The Buzz on Maggie” explore topical issues such as sibling rivalry, family rules and values, allowances and vacation plans, friendship, honesty, school and community. The September 24, 2005 episode was preempted due to live breaking ABC News coverage of Hurricane Rita.
Total Times Aired Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
1 1 0
Preemption #1
Date Preempted/Episode # If rescheduled, date and time reschedule Is the rescheduled date the second home?
September 24, 2005 N/A N
If rescheduled, were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? N
Reason for Preemption BREAKING NEWS
Title of Analog Core Program #8 Origin
THE SUITE LIFE OF ZACK AND CODY NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays/10-10:30 AM CT (as of September 17, 2005) 1 1
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
11 years 13 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Those episodes of “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody” that air on ABC as Core Programming address concerns close to the hearts of older children and tweens and deliver life lessons tailored for that audience. Our stories take place in a luxury hotel in Boston, where twelve-year-old identical twins Zack and Cody live with their divorced mom, a lounge singer for the Tipton Hotel. The boys attend the local public middle school and are in the same class. One of the twins is polite and shy and excels in academics, while the other, an athlete and extrovert, barely scrapes by in school, due to disinterest and lack of effort, and instead often instigates wacky plans for outwitting hotel authorities, caregivers, and their mother. The boy's mother dates and would like to remarry. Their father is a professional rock musician who is on the road much of the year, but who stays in touch with his boys. This sets up occasional parental “conflicts” about discipline and expectations. Parallel stories involve two teenage girls: heiress London Tipton, whose father owns the hotel, and Maddie, the girl who works after school at the hotel snack bar. Unlike London, Maddie attends a parochial girls’ school and comes from a working class family. Both Zack and Cody have crushes on Maddie, who is four years older than they. Series episodes explore sibling rivalry, conflicts with parents, divorce, household and hotel rules, family income limitations, responsibility, self-esteem, and peer pressure. The September 24, 2005 episode was preempted due to live breaking ABC News coverage of Hurricane Rita.
Total Times Aired Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
1 1 0
Preemption #1
Date Preempted/Episode # If rescheduled, date and time reschedule Is the rescheduled date the second home?
September 24, 2005 N/A N
If rescheduled, were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? N
Reason for Preemption BREAKING NEWS

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
PET KEEPING WITH MARC MARRONE SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays at 6am 12 1
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
13 years 16 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
Pet expert, Marc Marrone plays ringmaster to the countless domesticated pets that jump, scurry, fly, and bark all around him in this series for teens and their families. Marc provides a lively and offbeat look at what makes pets so special. From his best friend, a macaw, to his ferret, Mark is always busy competing for the spotlight with his furry and feathered friends. Providing unique advice and helpful tips on anything from supplementing a lizard's diet with peach baby food or housebreaking a puppy, this modern day Dr. Doolittle presents a warm and unscripted program that's part neighborly chat, part animal kingdom insight. The quirky personality of Marc Marrone and his wealth of useful information will help pet lovers of all ages to better understand and care for all creatures great and small.
Date and Time Aired (if preempted and rescheduled)
 
Title of Analog Non-Core Program #2 Origin
ANIMAL ATLAS SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays at 6:30am and Sundays at 6am 12 1
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
12 years 16 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
Animal Atlas is an engaging and informative series. This program brings information about the natural world of animals to viewers in a non-didactic, entertaining way. Learning takes place when observations lead to conclusions--and young minds will draw many conclusions about the natural world shown in this series. These conclusions are consistent with nationally published curriculum goals in the natural sciences. The program consists of original and detailed footage of animals, a narration, and a charming musical score. Animal Atlas also includes an interactive segment of multiple choice questions about the animal world.
Date and Time Aired (if preempted and rescheduled)
 
Title of Analog Non-Core Program #3 Origin
SAFARI TRACKS SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays at 6:30am & Sundays at 6:30am 4 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
12 years 16 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
Safari Tracks is a program with content grounded in the natural world and delivered using an approach that, while entertaining to a young audience, highlights the informational and educational aspects of the animal kingdom in the given environment of Africa. There is no question that an audience of young people would gain worthwhile information and concepts delivered with an enlightened attitude toward nature and the environment. Viewers receive topic points that help build the ethical decision-making nexessary to becoming a citizen of the planet.
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.
Number Title of Analog Sponsored Core Program Call Sign of Broadcaster Channel Number of Broadcaster Total Programming Increased
1 N/A N/A N/A N

[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
LILO & STITCH: THE SERIES NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays/8:00-8:30 AM CT 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
7 years 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Lilo, a precocious girl of about five, and her alien pet “Stitch” live with Lilo’s sister Nani. Nani is trying to keep their little family together after the tragic death of their parents in an automobile accident. Although still a teen herself, Nani works several jobs and struggles to be an adult role model for Lilo. Two alien characters, Jumba and Pleakley, who arrived on planet Earth at the same time as Stitch, live with Nani and Lilo while pretending to be their aunt and uncle. This ploy is intended to convince the Department of Social Services that the household is well managed and there is no need for foster-care placement for Lilo. Series episodes illustrate developmentally appropriate issues, among which are peer pressure, coping with bereavement, family and school rules and problem solving. Stories convey messages about truthfulness, responsibility, acceptance and trust. The series includes Hawaiian language, music, dance and custom, exposing our broad ABC audience to the richness of Pacific Rim culture.
Title of Planned Core Program #2 Origin
THE BUZZ ON MAGGIE NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays/8:30-9:00 AM CT 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
10 years 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Episodes of “the Buzz on Maggie” take place in a fanciful world in which all characters are insects. Maggie is a young fly who is proud of her individuality, especially her musical talent. She plays acoustical guitar, aspires to be a rock musician, has dyed her hair pink, and dresses in bold and colorful outfits. She is apt to rush into action without thinking. Maggie makes huge mistakes, but her heart is true. Maggie has an extremely athletic, good-looking but conceited older brother, as well as two younger siblings, Pupert and baby Bella, for whom she is often responsible. Pupert is sweet and a bit timid, in contrast with Maggie’s natural bravado. Episodes of “The Buzz on Maggie” explore topical issues such as sibling rivalry, family rules and values, allowances and vacation plans, friendship, honesty, school and community.
Title of Planned Core Program #3 Origin
THE PROUD FAMILY NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays/9:00-9:30 AM CT 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
10 years 13 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
“The Proud Family” revolves around the daily activities of fourteen-year-old Penny Proud and her African-American family consisting of parents Trudy Proud (a veterinarian) and Oscar Proud (self-employed businessman), a no-nonsense Grandmother Suga Mama who resides with the family, twin sisters BeBe and CeCe. Penny’s friends Dijonay and Sticky, and the neighboring Boulevardez family, whose daughter, La Cienega, is Penny’s rival. Teachers and classmates also populate the stories. The majority of the characters in this children’s series are ethnic minorities. Penny faces the struggles of adolescence along with the challenge of balancing academic life (middle school) and home obligations. Series episodes explore issues particularly relevant to 10 to 13 year olds: maintaining social relationships, overcoming self-doubt, standing up for one’s beliefs, dealing with peer pressure, relating to authority and rules, assuming responsibility, appreciating differences (gender, race, and generational), maintaining loyalty to family, and cultivating values such as honesty and persistence.
Title of Planned Core Program #4 Origin
THAT'S SO RAVEN NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays/9:30-10:00 AM CT 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
10 years 13 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Raven, a young teen who has inherited her grandmother’s trait of clairvoyance, is a normal, happy and resourceful young woman. However, at times Raven worries that she is a “freak” because of her clairvoyant abilities. She has a younger brother, Cory, age ten. They are typical siblings, with the tension and rivalry that most siblings experience. Raven attends public high school. Both parents are employed outside the home. They are loving parents, and good disciplinarians. Raven is often responsible for the after-school safety and activities of her brother, Cory. Her closest friends are Chelsea and Eddie, who are fiercely committed to environmental issues and sports, respectively. Raven’s parents and closest friends know about her “visions” of the immediate future. The premonitions often prompt her to attempt to intervene before trouble occurs. Sometimes Raven’s interventions backfire, and at other times the foreseen events come true, bringing embarrassment or sadness. Raven learns valuable lessons from her blunders and transgressions. Thus, the “visions” set up issues that the Core episodes of this series explore. The series uses humor to convey strong, relevant messages about growing up. Some of the issues that are the focus of episodes are sibling rivalry, popularity, loyalty, self-acceptance, dealing with authority (school and parental), honesty, coping with jealousy, and consequences of lying or cheating.
Title of Planned Core Program #5 Origin
THE SUITE LIFE OF ZACK AND CODY NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays/10:00-10:30 AM CT 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
11 years 13 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Those episodes of “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody” that air on ABC as Core Programming address concerns close to the hearts of older children and tweens and deliver life lessons tailored for that audience. Our stories take place in a luxury hotel in Boston, where twelve-year-old identical twins Zack and Cody live with their divorced mom, a lounge singer for the Tipton Hotel. The boys attend the local public middle school and are in the same class. One of the twins is polite and shy and excels in academics, while the other, an athlete and extrovert, barely scrapes by in school, due to disinterest and lack of effort, and instead often instigates wacky plans for outwitting hotel authorities, caregivers, and their mother. The boy's mother dates and would like to remarry. Their father is a professional rock musician who is on the road much of the year, but who stays in touch with his boys. This sets up occasional parental “conflicts” about discipline and expectations. Parallel stories involve two teenage girls: heiress London Tipton, whose father owns the hotel, and Maddie, the girl who works after school at the hotel snack bar. Unlike London, Maddie attends a parochial girls’ school and comes from a working class family. Both Zack and Cody have crushes on Maddie, who is four years older than they. Series episodes explore sibling rivalry, conflicts with parents, divorce, household and hotel rules, family income limitations, responsibility, self-esteem, and peer pressure.
Title of Planned Core Program #6 Origin
PHIL OF THE FUTURE NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays/10:30-11:00 AM CT 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
10 years 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
“Phil of the Future” is the story of a teenage boy, Phil Diffy, his younger sister, Pim, and their parents, who find themselves living in the 21st century when their time travel vehicle malfunctions in flight. While their goal is to repair the time travel vehicle and return to their home in the 22nd century, for the time being they must conceal their identities, their futuristic traits and their gadgets to “blend in” with the locals. The Diffys enroll Phil and Pim in public school, where Phil excels in higher math and Pim, who is a rebel by nature, must learn to live by middle school rules. The series conveys relevant messages about growing up. Some of the issues that are explored in this series are sibling rivalry, responsibility, dealing with authority (parent/child and teacher/student conflicts), peer pressure, self-acceptance, loyalty, and honesty.

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
Frances Yeager (318) 473-0031
Address E-mail Address
1811 England Drive fyeager@klax-tv.com
City State ZIP Code
Alexandria LA

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.

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
Pollack-Belz Communication Co., Inc.
Date
10/07/05
FCC Form 398
March 2006