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: 2006-03-31 00:00:00.0 Filed on: 2006-04-04 14:33:51.023

Call Sign Channel Numbers Community of License
KPTV 12 (analog)
City State County ZIP Code
PORTLAND OR MULTNOMAH 97214
Licensee Name
MEREDITH CORPORATION
Network Affiliation Nielsen DMA Licensee World Wide Web Home Page Address (if applicable)
FOX Portland OR kptv.com
Facility ID Previous Call Sign (if applicable) License Renewal Expiration Date
50633 2007-02-01 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, Tribune, TV Click, Video Viewing, Country Shopper, Chamber Cable Sun River, Charter Cable Pendleton, Charter Cable Florence, Better Viewing, Cable Guide, Scholastic Ent. Inc., Total TV/Cable Guide, Sports Illustrated, Sports Menu, Sports Vue, Inc., USA Today
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
THE LITTLES - B SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays @ 9:30am 12 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
5 years 9 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
This series focuses on one particular family of Littles- Grandpa, Mom and Dad, Dinky, and the two youngest: Tom and Lucy. In their quest to become productive adults, the Littles and their friend Henry face the same kinds of problems that young children face every day - issues of friendship, jealousy, honesty, prejudice, consideration for others, kindness, responsibility, risk-taking and more. Each episode of the Littles focuses on one such issue, presenting it in explicit, concrete terms. And young, attractive characters with whom children can identify carry out these actions, they serve as excellent role models for young viewers. Younger and older children, boys and girls, loners and social butterflies, all can find a character with whom to identify and from whom to learn. And last but far from least, the character of Grandpa, a wise, experienced, older Little who clearly loves and cares for the Little kids, functions as the kind of non-threatening, non didactic teacher to whom children respond. He frequently articulates the lesson inherent in the action as he interacts with and advises the Little children. He is the best kind of teacher. The explicitness with which each lesson is articulated and role models with whom children can identify are designed to ensure that children note and understand the embedded pro-social content as they derive delight from the action.
Title of Analog Core Program #2 Origin
THE LITTLES - C SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays @ 10am 12 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
5 years 9 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
This series focuses on one particular family of Littles- Grandpa, Mom and Dad, Dinky, and the two youngest: Tom and Lucy. In their quest to become productive adults, the Littles and their friend Henry face the same kinds of problems that young children face every day - issues of friendship, jealousy, honesty, prejudice, consideration for others, kindness, responsibility, risk-taking and more. Each episode of the Littles focuses on one such issue, presenting it in explicit, concrete terms. And young, attractive characters with whom children can identify carry out these actions, they serve as excellent role models for young viewers. Younger and older children, boys and girls, loners and social butterflies, all can find a character with whom to identify and from whom to learn. And last but far from least, the character of Grandpa, a wise, experienced, older Little who clearly loves and cares for the Little kids, functions as the kind of non-threatening, non didactic teacher to whom children respond. He frequently articulates the lesson inherent in the action as he interacts with and advises the Little children. He is the best kind of teacher. The explicitness with which each lesson is articulated and role models with whom children can identify are designed to ensure that children note and understand the embedded pro-social content as they derive delight from the action.
Title of Analog Core Program #3 Origin
INSPECTOR GADGET'S FIELD TRIP - A SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturday @10:30am 12 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
8 years 11 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Inspector Gadget's Field Trips produced in cooperation with the National Education Association, exposes young viewers to some of the most interesting geographical and historical sights in the world. It is designed not only to teach about the larger world in which today's kids live, but more important, it is designed to engage their interest and stimulate their desire to learn more. By exposing young kids to the colorful facts, quirks, and interesting legends and lore associated with the places they visit, each episode is designed to spark viewers' imagination to excite them with the idea of finding out more about their world. In short, the goal of Inspector Gadgets Field Trips is not only to teach kids about distant places, but to promote the belief that knowing about our complex world is both interesting and fun.
Title of Analog Core Program #4 Origin
INSPECTOR GADGET'S FIELD TRIP - B SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays @ 11a 12 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
8 years 11 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Inspector Gadget's Field Trips produced in cooperation with the National Education Association, exposes young viewers to some of the most interesting geographical and historical sights in the world. It is designed not only to teach about the larger world in which today's kids live, but more important, it is designed to engage their interest and stimulate their desire to learn more. By exposing young kids to the colorful facts, quirks, and interesting legends and lore associated with the places they visit, each episode is designed to spark viewers' imagination to excite them with the idea of finding out more about their world. In short, the goal of Inspector Gadgets Field Trips is not only to teach kids about distant places, but to promote the belief that knowing about our complex world is both interesting and fun.
Title of Analog Core Program #5 Origin
INSPECTOR GADGETS FIELD TRIP - C SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays @ 11:30am 12 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
8 years 11 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Inspector Gadget's Field Trips produced in cooperation with the National Education Association, exposes young viewers to some of the most interesting geographical and historical sights in the world. It is designed not only to teach about the larger world in which today's kids live, but more important, it is designed to engage their interest and stimulate their desire to learn more. By exposing young kids to the colorful facts, quirks, and interesting legends and lore associated with the places they visit, each episode is designed to spark viewers' imagination to excite them with the idea of finding out more about their world. In short, the goal of Inspector Gadgets Field Trips is not only to teach kids about distant places, but to promote the belief that knowing about our complex world is both interesting and fun.
Title of Analog Core Program #6 Origin
STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturday @ 9am 12 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
3 years 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Strawberry Shortcake uses the highly popular, much loved characters who populate Strawberry Land to model prosocial beliefs and behaviors to young children. As Strawberry and her many friends explore the richly imagined world of Strawberry Land, they discover adventure, delight, fantasy, whimsy, humor, excitement, and music. And of course, they also encounter occasional problems. The interaction among Strawberry and her friends as they explore their world and deal with the problems inherent in their adventures offers a natural opportunity to present pros social beliefs, values, and behaviors.

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
REAL LIFE TEENS SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturday @ 12n (2/18 & 2/25) 2 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
The Real Life Teens series takes an unbiased, realistic look, from the teens perspective, at the wide variety of issues teens face today. Featuring young teenagers telling their stories, in their own words. Topics covered include: Teens & the Law, Bullies & Harassment, Weapons & Violence on Campus, Racial Tension, Bill of Rights at School, Smoking, Drugs, Alcohol & Peer Pressure. The series discusses many significant issues in adolescent society and cuts through many barriers with its honest and relevant advice. Real Life Teens is crafted by experts to solve pressing problems in today's high schools.
Date and Time Aired (if preempted and rescheduled)
 
Title of Analog Non-Core Program #2 Origin
DISTANT ROADS SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays @ 12n beginning 3/4/06 3 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
Distant Roads embraces the spirit of adventure, discovery and freedom of RV ownership. Viewers share in the personal experiences of the show's hosts as they travel through the featured regions. They reveal in depth the cultural and historical perspective of the region while pointing out the geography, geology and other educational details of the various destinations. The program's health segments encourage viewers to exercise and stay healthy as they travel to educational and entertainment venues. This empowers audiences of all ages to pursue their dream to completion through the spirit of adventure, discovery and freedom that our society encourages. Each segment of Distant Roads delivers and educational and informational message that supports current social, intellectual and emotional aspects of children ages 13 and up. Attributes and advice emphasized by the hosts and their guests instill a grounded balance of priorities, commitment and perseverance children can apply to their lives.
Date and Time Aired (if preempted and rescheduled)
Saturday 3/25 @ 12n DNA
 
Title of Analog Non-Core Program #3 Origin
UNDER THE HELMET NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays @ 12noon until 2/11/06 6 0
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
NFL Under the Helmet showcases the pro-social on and off the field activities of the NFL's leading players and coaches. Working with the National Association for Sports and Physical Education (NASPE), the program (1) educates teens about dedication, hard work, teamwork, goal setting and community service, (2) provides examples of responsible social and personal behavior, (3) demonstrates how to deal constructively with the differences among people, and (4) teaches the benefits of physical activity and fitness.
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
STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays @ 9am Moves to 9:30am 4/8 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
3 years 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Strawberry Shortcake uses the highly popular, much loved characters who populate Strawberry Land to model prosocial beliefs and behaviors to young children. As Strawberry and her many friends explore the richly imagined world of Strawberry Land, they discover adventure, delight, fantasy, whimsy, humor, excitement, and music. And of course, they also encounter occasional problems. The interaction among Strawberry and her friends as they explore their world and deal with the problems inherent in their adventures offers a natural opportunity to present pros social beliefs, values, and behaviors.
Title of Planned Core Program #2 Origin
THE LITTLES - B SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays @ 9:30am moves to 10a 4/8 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
5 years 9 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
This series focuses on one particular family of Littles- Grandpa, Mom and Dad, Dinky, and the two youngest: Tom and Lucy. In their quest to become productive adults, the Littles and their friend Henry face the same kinds of problems that young children face every day - issues of friendship, jealousy, honesty, prejudice, consideration for others, kindness, responsibility, risk-taking and more. Each episode of the Littles focuses on one such issue, presenting it in explicit, concrete terms. And young, attractive characters with whom children can identify carry out these actions, they serve as excellent role models for young viewers. Younger and older children, boys and girls, loners and social butterflies, all can find a character with whom to identify and from whom to learn. And last but far from least, the character of Grandpa, a wise, experienced, older Little who clearly loves and cares for the Little kids, functions as the kind of non-threatening, non didactic teacher to whom children respond. He frequently articulates the lesson inherent in the action as he interacts with and advises the Little children. He is the best kind of teacher. The explicitness with which each lesson is articulated and role models with whom children can identify are designed to ensure that children note and understand the embedded pro-social content as they derive delight from the action.
Title of Planned Core Program #3 Origin
THE LITTLES - C SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays @ 10am moves to 10:30a 4/8 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
5 years 9 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
This series focuses on one particular family of Littles- Grandpa, Mom and Dad, Dinky, and the two youngest: Tom and Lucy. In their quest to become productive adults, the Littles and their friend Henry face the same kinds of problems that young children face every day - issues of friendship, jealousy, honesty, prejudice, consideration for others, kindness, responsibility, risk-taking and more. Each episode of the Littles focuses on one such issue, presenting it in explicit, concrete terms. And young, attractive characters with whom children can identify carry out these actions, they serve as excellent role models for young viewers. Younger and older children, boys and girls, loners and social butterflies, all can find a character with whom to identify and from whom to learn. And last but far from least, the character of Grandpa, a wise, experienced, older Little who clearly loves and cares for the Little kids, functions as the kind of non-threatening, non didactic teacher to whom children respond. He frequently articulates the lesson inherent in the action as he interacts with and advises the Little children. He is the best kind of teacher. The explicitness with which each lesson is articulated and role models with whom children can identify are designed to ensure that children note and understand the embedded pro-social content as they derive delight from the action.
Title of Planned Core Program #4 Origin
INSPECTOR GADGET'S FIELD TRIP - A SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays @ 10:30am moves to 11a 4/8 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
8 years 11 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Inspector Gadget's Field Trip produced in cooperation with the National Education Association (NEA), exposes young viewers to some of the most interesting geographical and historical sights in the world. It is designed not only to teach about the larger world in which today's kids live, but more important, it is designed to engage their interest and stimulate their desire to learn more. By exposing young kids to the colorful facts, quirks, and interesting legends and lore associated with the places they visit, each episode is designed to spark viewers imagination, to excite them with the idea of finding out more about their world. In short, the goal of Inspector Gadget's Field Trip is not only to teach kids about distant places, but to promote the belief that knowing about our complex world is both interesting and fun.
Title of Planned Core Program #5 Origin
INSPECTOR GADGET'S FIELD TRIP - B SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Satrudays @ 11am moves to 11:30a 4/8 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
8 years 11 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Inspector Gadget's Field Trip produced in cooperation with the National Education Association (NEA), exposes young viewers to some of the most interesting geographical and historical sights in the world. It is designed not only to teach about the larger world in which today's kids live, but more important, it is designed to engage their interest and stimulate their desire to learn more. By exposing young kids to the colorful facts, quirks, and interesting legends and lore associated with the places they visit, each episode is designed to spark viewers imagination, to excite them with the idea of finding out more about their world. In short, the goal of Inspector Gadget's Field Trip is not only to teach kids about distant places, but to promote the belief that knowing about our complex world is both interesting and fun.
Title of Planned Core Program #6 Origin
INSPECTOR GADGET'S FIELD TRIP - C SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays 11:30am moves to 12n 4/8 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
8 years 11 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Inspector Gadget's Field Trip produced in cooperation with the National Education Association (NEA), exposes young viewers to some of the most interesting geographical and historical sights in the world. It is designed not only to teach about the larger world in which today's kids live, but more important, it is designed to engage their interest and stimulate their desire to learn more. By exposing young kids to the colorful facts, quirks, and interesting legends and lore associated with the places they visit, each episode is designed to spark viewers imagination, to excite them with the idea of finding out more about their world. In short, the goal of Inspector Gadget's Field Trip is not only to teach kids about distant places, but to promote the belief that knowing about our complex world is both interesting and fun.
Title of Planned Core Program #7 Origin
THIS WEEK IN BASEBALL NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays @ 12:30p beginning 5/20/06 6
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 Week in Baseball highlights the pro-social on and off the field activities of MLB's leading players and coaches, working with the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASP). This Week in Baseball seeks to provide today's youth with educational messages that can have an impact on development of positive lifestyle behaviors. The Program portrays the positive outcomes that result from dedication, hard work, self-disciple, teamwork, practice and personal responsibilities. The program also relates the achievements and experiences of baseball players to potential achievements in life.

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
Leland Petrik 503-906-1249
Address E-mail Address
14975 NW Greenbrier Parkway lee.petrik@kptv.com
City State ZIP Code
Beaverton OR

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.
KPTV produces and airs on going PSA's that help to enhance the educational and informational needs of children. During this quarter the station aired a significant number of children's public service announcements. GET FIT FOR LIFE is our on going public service campaign health and wellness campaign. The numbers are shocking...64% of adults in the U.S. are either overweight or obese. 10 million children are overweight. More children have Type II diabetes than ever before due to obesity. Our mission to get children and families moving! We continue to air a series of fun and informational PSA's that deliver this important message. YOUND AUDIENCES RUN FOR THE ARTS: KPTV is the media sponsor of Young audiences Run for the Arts which is the largest arts fundraiser for schools in the state. Last year we helped to raise nearly one million dollars. With major cuts in arts education this program is making a significant difference. Students run laps then collect pledges the money raised goes to arts education so the benefits of this program also encourages kids to stay active. KPTV produced and is airing PSA's featuring kids supporting the event. These PSA's will continue through May. FOX 12 FOOD DRIVE. Now in its 6th year the Fox 12 Food Drive has generated nearly 600,000 pounds of food for needy families. KPTV kicked of the food drive in late March and will continue through April. This is a great opportunity for kids to learn the importance of helping out families who are less fortunate. PSA's featuring KPTV talent encourage families to donate to this worthy cause.

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
April 4, 2006
FCC Form 398
March 2006