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: 2007-09-30 00:00:00.0 Filed on: 2007-10-09 14:59:54.783

Call Sign Channel Numbers Community of License
KPTV 12 (analog)
31 (digital)
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 http://www.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). 3.04 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).
Tribune Media Services, TV Guide, TV Click, 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
Sabrina's Secret Life-A SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays at 9:30 AM (7/1-9/1) 9 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
8 years 12 years Y
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Surrounded, supported, and guided by attractive characters, Sabrina is an ideal role model to help middle childhood viewers. Sabrina's Secret Life is a prime example of how entertaiment and pro-social education can be combined.
Title of Analog Core Program #2 Origin
Sabrina's Secret Life-B (7/1-9/1) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays at 10:00 AM 9 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
8 years 12 years Y
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Surrounded, supported, and guided by attractive characters, Sabrina is an ideal role model to help middle childhood viewers. Sabrina's Secret Life is a prime example of how entertaiment and pro-social education can be combined.
Title of Analog Core Program #3 Origin
Inspector Gadget's Field Trip - A (7/1-9/1) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturday at 10:30 AM 9 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
8 years 11 years Y
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 interest 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 Analog Core Program #4 Origin
Inspector Gadget's Field Trip - B (7/1-9/1) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturday at 11:00 AM 9 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
8 years 11 years Y
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 interest 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 Analog Core Program #5 Origin
Archie's Weird Mysteries - A (7/1-9/1) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays at 11:30 AM 9 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
8 years 11 years Y
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Each week Archie and the gang negotiate their way through yet another "weird mystery." They encounter many of the same problems and issues confronting today's pre-teens; how to get along with others; how to build and maintain self-confidence; what kinds of values and behaviors lead to both self-respect and respect from others. Because Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica, and their classmates are engaging characters with whom young viewers easily identify, they serve as excellent role models. As they deal with such pro-social issues as honesty, perseverance, dependabiity diversity, self-reliance and self-respect, their struggles an what they finaly learn provide young viewers with the kinds of "life lessons" that study after study indicates parents and teachers value.
Title of Analog Core Program #6 Origin
Archie's Weird Mysteries-B (7/1-9/1) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays at 12 Noon 9 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
8 years 11 years Y
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Each week Archie and the gang negotiate their way through yet another "weird mystery." They encounter many of the same problems and issues confronting today's pre-teens; how to get along with others; how to build and maintain self-confidence; what kinds of values and behaviors lead to both self-respect and respect from others. Because Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica, and their classmates are engaging characters with whom young viewers easily identify, they serve as excellent role models. As they deal with such pro-social issues as honesty, perseverance, dependabiity diversity, self-reliance and self-respect, their struggles an what they finaly learn provide young viewers with the kinds of "life lessons" that study after study indicates parents and teachers value.
Title of Analog Core Program #7 Origin
Dog Tales (9/8-9/29) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays at 9:30 AM 4 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
13 years 16 years Y
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
The Content of Dog Tales includes dog safety and care tips, as well as lessons on the responsibility of dog ownership. Dog Tales showcases veterinary experts explaining different issues affecting canines. The series includes weekly recommended reading lists and promotes children's writing and creative skills with essay and art contests.
Title of Analog Core Program #8 Origin
Animal Rescue (9/8-9/29) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays at 10:00 AM 4 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
13 years 16 years Y
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Animal Rescue's program content includes safety tips and information about a wide spectrum fo animals and their habitiat. The program shows real life in-the-field experiences of professional and ordinary people carign for , treating and helping various animals, as well as exhibiting social responsibility while promoting strong personal and community values.
Title of Analog Core Program #9 Origin
Distant Roads SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays 12:30 PM 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
13 years 16 years Y
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Distant Roads embraces the spirit of adventure, discovery and freedom of RV ownership. Viewers hare in the personal experiences of the show's hosts as they traavel 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 detials of the various destinations. The program's health segments encourage viewers to exercise and stay healthy as they travel to educational and entertainent venues. This empowers audiences of all ages to pursue their dream to compeltion through the spirit of adventure, discovery and freedom that our society encourages. EAch segment of Distant Rods delivers an educational and informational message that suports current social, intellectual and emotional aspects of children ages 13 and up. Attributes and advice emphasized by the hosts and their guests instill a gounded balance of priorities, commitment and perseverance children can apply to their lives.
Title of Analog Core Program #10 Origin
Saved By the Bell - A (9/22-9/29) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays 11:30 AM 2 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
6 years 16 years Y
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
The stories and experiences of the shows characters are told through a teenagers point of view. Weekly themes deal with fundamentally important issues of peer pressure, self esteem, tolerance and acceptance.
Title of Analog Core Program #11 Origin
Saved By the Bell - B (9/22-9/29) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays 12:00 noon 2 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
6 years 16 years Y
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
The stories and experiences of the shows characters are told through a teenagers point of view. Weekly themes deal with fundamentally important issues of peer pressure, self esteem, tolerance and acceptance.

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
This Week In Baseball NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays 4:30 PM (7/7-9/29/07)after baseball 12 7
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
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.
Date and Time Aired (if preempted and rescheduled)
August 11 4:41 pm
July 14 5:30 pm
July 28 5:00 pm
July 7 5:17 pm ALL PREEMTIONS MADE GOOD SAME DAY
September 15 5:10 pm
September 22 5:15 pm
 
Title of Analog Non-Core Program #2 Origin
Critter Gitters SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays 11:00 AM 4 -1
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
9 years 14 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
Critter Gitters is a half hour live action television program designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children. In this series a group of neighborhood kids join forces with a couple of veterinarians and an inventive professor to become a search and rescue unit. a detective agency and a police force for animals. The Critter Gitters team works with authorities to solve animals mysteries, puzzling cases and even international crimes involving animals of every size, shape and species. Each show contains educational material and information about science, animals, and geography, while the Critter Gitters solve moral and ethical dilemmas that face children in everyday life.
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 11:30 AM 2 -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
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 eithical decision making necessary to becoming a citizen of the planet.
Date and Time Aired (if preempted and rescheduled)

 
Title of Analog Non-Core Program #4 Origin
Animal Atlas SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays 12:00 PM 2 -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
Animal Atlas retains it cognitively satifying style of presenting engaging video with informative narration that encourages thinking and conclusions from young viewers. The program maintains its connection with educational standards consistent with nationally published curriculum goals in the natural sciences. The episode reviewed included concepts such as species differentiation in the 23 extant crocodilian species, diet, the characteristics of reptiles, specific details about the form and function of characteristic physical details, and a continued general emphasis on life science. Reference to the history and classification of the species complement the specific data presented with sense of overview. The program continues its tradiiton of building visual information from original and detailed footage of animals.
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. 3.04 hours
  (b) Did the Licensee broadcast on its main digital program stream the same Children's Core Programming provided on its analog channel? Y
  (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. Y
    If No to 7(c), submit as an Exhibit a Statement of Explanation. (None Required)
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. 0.00 hours
  (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. 0.00 hours
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? Y
  (b) Identify publishers who were sent information in 9(a).
Tribune Media Services, TV Guide, TV Click, Sports Illustrated, Sports Menu, Sports Vue, Inc., USA Today
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? Y
  (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. (None Required)
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
Dog Tales SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturday 9:30 AM 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
13 years 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
The Content of Dog Tales includes dog safety and care tips, as well as lessons on the responsibility of dog ownership. Dog Tales showcases veterinary experts explaining different issues affecting canines. The series includes weekly recommended reading lists and promotes children's writing and creative skills with essay and art contests.
Title of Planned Core Program #2 Origin
Animal Rescue SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturday 10:00 AM 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
13 years 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Animal Rescue's program content includes safety tips and information about a wide spectrum fo animals and their habitiat. The program shows real life in-the-field experiences of professional and ordinary people carign for , treating and helping various animals, as well as exhibiting social responsibility while promoting strong personal and community values.
Title of Planned Core Program #3 Origin
Distant Roads SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturday 10:30 AM 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
13 years 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Distant Roads embraces the spirit of adventure, discovery and freedom of RV ownership. Viewers hare in the personal experiences of the show's hosts as they traavel 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 detials of the various destinations. The program's health segments encourage viewers to exercise and stay healthy as they travel to educational and entertainent venues. This empowers audiences of all ages to pursue their dream to compeltion through the spirit of adventure, discovery and freedom that our society encourages. EAch segment of Distant Rods delivers an educational and informational message that suports current social, intellectual and emotional aspects of children ages 13 and up. Attributes and advice emphasized by the hosts and their guests instill a gounded balance of priorities, commitment and perseverance children can apply to their lives.
Title of Planned Core Program #4 Origin
Jack Hanna's Into the Wild SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturday 11:00 AM 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
13 years 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Travelling the world Jack Hanna takes his viewers to his favorite destinations introducing them to new an amazing creatures each week. Raising awareness of different cultures, geography and spectacular animals while teaching children the importance of environmental stewardship through documented donatins to conservation efforts worldwide.
Title of Planned Core Program #5 Origin
Saved by the Bell - A SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays 11:30 AM 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
13 years 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
The stories and experiences of the shows characters are told through a teenagers point of view. Weekly themes deal with fundamentally important issues of peer pressure, self esteem, tolerance and acceptance.
Title of Planned Core Program #6 Origin
Saved by the Bell - B SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays 12:00 noon 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 stories and experiences of the shows characters are told through a teenagers point of view. Weekly themes deal with fundamentally important issues of peer pressure, self esteem, tolerance and acceptance.

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
John Concillo 503-548-6416
Address E-mail Address
14875 NW Greenbrier Pkwy john.concillo@meredith.com
City State ZIP Code
Beaverton OR 97006

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.

WILLFUL FALSE STATEMENTS MADE ON THIS FORM ARE PUNISHABLE BY FINE AND/OR IMPRISONMENT (U.S. CODE, TITLE 18, SECTION 1001), AND/OR REVOCATION OF ANY STATION LICENSE OR CONSTRUCTION PERMIT (U.S. CODE, TITLE 47, SECTION 312(a)(1)), AND/OR FORFEITURE (U.S. CODE, TITLE 47, SECTION 503).

I certify that the statements in this application are true, complete, and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief, and are made in good faith.

Name of Licensee Signature
Meredith Corporation
Date
10/9/2007
FCC Form 398
March 2006