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: 2007-12-31 00:00:00.0 Filed on: 2008-01-07 10:47:49.493

Call Sign Channel Numbers Community of License
WNEM-TV (analog)
22 (digital)
City State County ZIP Code
BAY CITY MI BAY 48706
Licensee Name
MEREDITH CORPORATION
Network Affiliation Nielsen DMA Licensee World Wide Web Home Page Address (if applicable)
CBS Flint-Saginaw-Bay City WWW.WNEM.COM
Facility ID Previous Call Sign (if applicable) License Renewal Expiration Date
41221 2005-10-01 00:00:00.0
Analog Core Programming
2. State the average number of hours of Core Programming per week broadcast by the station. See 47 C.F.R. §73.671(c). 3.00 hours
3. (a) Does the Licensee provide information identifying each Core Program aired on its station, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides as required by 47 C.F.R. §73.673? Y
(b) Identify publishers who were sent information in 3(a).
The CBS Television Network provides information identifying the core programs it supplies to stations affiliated with the Network, including an indication of the target child audience, to the following publishers of program guides: TV Guide, TV Data Technologies, Tribune Media Services, and Kidsnet Media Guide and News.
4. Complete the following for each program that you aired during the past three months that meets the definition of Core Programming. Complete chart below for each Core Program.
Title of Analog Core Program #1 Origin
CARE BEARS NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
WNEM-TV SATURDAY 7:00AM-7:30AM 10/1/07-12/31/07 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
5 years 7 years Y
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
CARE BEARS ARE FUNNY, COLORFUL BEARS WITH A SPECIAL WAY OF CARING AND A BELLY BADGE TO MATCH. CHEER BEAR, FUNSHINE, SHARE BEAR, GRUMPY AND OOPSY LIVE IN THE BEAUTIFUL CLOUD WORLD OF CARE-A-LOT. THEY USE CARING HEARTS AND THEIR POWERFUL BELLY BADGES TO HELP EACH OTHER AND TO THWART THE EVIL PLOTS OF GRIZZLE, A BAD BEAR WITH HIS OWN FLYING LAIR. THROUGH IT ALL THE CARE BEARS HELP KIDS UNDERSTAND CARING AND FEELINGS!
Title of Analog Core Program #2 Origin
STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
WNEM-TV SATURDAY 7:30AM-8:00AM 10/1/07-12/31/07 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
3 years 6 years Y
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE FOLLOWS THE GOOD-HEARTED AND LOVEABLE ADVENTURES OF STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE AND HER FRIENDS WHO LIVE TOGETHER IN THE "BERRY SWEET" WORLD OF STRAWBERRYLAND. WITH DARLING AND MISCHIEVOUS CHARACTERS LIKE HER SISTER APPLE DUMPLIN, HER FRIENDS, HUCKLEBERRY PIE, GINGER SNAP, ORANGE BLOSSOM AND ANGEL CAKE, AND HER PETS, CUSTARD AND PUPCAKE, STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE AND HER FRIENDS GROW BETTER ALL THE TIME EXPLORING WHIMSICAL NEW LANDS WHILE LEARNING VALUABLE LESSONS.
Title of Analog Core Program #3 Origin
SABRINA, THE ANIMATED SERIES NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
WNEM-TV SATURDAY 11:00AM-11:30AM 10/1/07-10/27/07 4 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
7 years 12 years Y
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
The animated series, Sabrina, involves the adventures of a modern, early adolescent girl who is part human and part witch. While Sabrina is not your typical girl "she has magical powers that must be kept secret and also under control the familial, social, peer-group, and school-related issues she experiences all serve as educational and instructional life-lessons for viewers, as they reflect many of the same learning experiences and teenage challenges faced by children today. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Title of Analog Core Program #4 Origin
TROLLZ NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
WNEM-TV SATURDAY 11:30AM-12:00PM 10/1/07-10/27/07 4 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
TROLLZ is an animated series about five teenage girls growing up in a magic and colorful world, who live by the credo B.F.F.I. - Best Friends for Life. The magic in their lives is interwoven into real-world type experiences through which they learn to engage in problem solving, creative thinking, and cooperative strategy skills. The series also provides an opportunity for the five girls to learn how to cope with some of the social and emotional issues of self-esteem relating to physical features and other personal attributes, emerging friendships and peer-group relationships, and other experiences found in Trollzopolis. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Title of Analog Core Program #5 Origin
CAKE NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
WNEM-TV SUNDAY 11:00AM-11:30AM 10/1/07-12/31/07 13 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
CAKE is a live-action show-within-a-show about a teenage girl by the name of Cake, who, with the help of three friends, produces a cable access show. The series is designed to provide the viewers with two integrated levels of educational and informational experiences. On one level, each episode provides actual instruction regarding specific activities, with hands-on examples related to the design and use of various fabrics, the making of clothes, the crafting of useful home, school, play, and household items, and other forms of creative expression. The other level in the episode provides an opportunity for the viewers to learn about social and emotional themes such as the value of honesty, the importance of personal worth and self-esteem, the meaning of friendship, the value of having a healthy life-style, and other prosocial concepts that are developmentally appropriate for this age-group. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Title of Analog Core Program #6 Origin
HORSELAND NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
WNEM-TV SUNDAY 11:30AM-12:00PM 10/1/07-12/31/07 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
9 years 11 years Y
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
HORSELAND is an animated series about five girls and two boys who live in spectacular countryside that houses a farm called Horseland. Each of these main characters has a special horse whose personality is similar to its owner's. Horseland and its unique approach of integrating the personality of the main characters and animals serve to reinforce prosocial themes. Horseland is also a "coming of age" series in which viewers experience and learn from the social interactions, hopes, dreams, and even fears of this group of culturally diverse adolescents. From this background, the experiences of sharing, caring, compromise, friendship, respect, and competition emerge to provide the young viewers with social and emotional guidelines for better understanding many of the life-lessons they need to learn as they grow and develop. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Title of Analog Core Program #7 Origin
SUSHI PACK NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
WNEM-TV SATURDAY 11:00AM-11:30AM 11/3/07-12/31/07 9 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
9 years 11 years Y
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
SUSHI PACK PORTRAYS THE HILARIOUS ADVENTURES OF FOUR SMALL PIECES OF SUSHI, AND AN EVEN SMALLER GLOB OF WASABI MUSTARD, WHO ARE ACCIDENTLY IRRADIATED AND SPRING TO LIFE WITH BUT ONE DESIRE-TO BE THE WORLD'S GREATEST HEROES! SUSHI PACK IS THE STORY OF HOW THESE FIVE "FINGER FOODS OF FREEDOM" EXPLORE THE ATTRIBUTES AND LEARN THE BEHAVIORS THAT DEFINE TRUE HEROES-AS THEY NEGOTIATE AN ARRAY OF COMICALLY INEPT VILLIANS WHO PLOT TO CONQUER THE WORLD-OR AT LEAST, WHARF CITY!
Title of Analog Core Program #8 Origin
DINO SQUAD NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
WNEM-TV SATURDAY 11:30AM-12:00PM 11/3/07-12/31/07 9 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
9 years 11 years Y
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
DINO SQUAD FOLLOWS FIVE QUIRKY, HIGHLY DISPARATE TEENAGERS WHO SUDDENLY GAIN THE POWER TO TRANSFORM INTO DINOSAURS. THESE UNLIKELY TEAMMATES MUST LEARN TO GET ALONG DESPITE THEIR DIFFERENCES AS THEY STRUGGLE TO BALANCE THE ORDINARY ADOLESCENT CHANGES OF SCHOOLWORK, FRIENDSHIPS, EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AND FAMILY LIFE WITH THE EXTRAORDINARY RESPONSIBILITY OF BEING DINOSAUR HEROES WHO MUST KEEP THEIR POWERS AND IDENTITIES A SECRET AS THEY WORK TOGETHER TO FEND OFF THE EFFORTS OF A MAD SCIENTIST (ACTUALLY A PREHISTORIC DINOSAUR IN HUMAN DISGUISE) WHO IS CREATING "MUTANT-SAURS" AND ACCELERATING GLOBAL WARMING IN HIS QUEST TO BRING BACK THE AGE OF THE DINOSAURS.

Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming
5. Complete the following for each program that you aired during the past three months that is specifically designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children ages 16 and under, but does not meet one or more elements of the definition of Core Programming. See 47 C.F.R. §73.671. Complete chart below for each additional such educational and informational program.
[There are no analog non-core program reports.]
Sponsored Core Programming
6. List Core Programs, if any, aired by other analog stations that are sponsored by the Licensee and that meet the criteria set forth in 47 C.F.R. §73.671. Also indicate whether the amount of total Core Programming broadcast by another station increased.
[There are no analog sponsored core program broadcast reports.]
[There are no analog sponsored core program detail reports.]
Digital Core Programming
7. (a) State the average number of hours of Core Programming per week broadcast by the station on its main program stream. 3.00 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. 168.00 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. 5.00 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).
TV Guide, TV Data Technologies, Tribune Media Services, and Kidsnet Media Guide and News.
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.
   
Title of Digital Core Program #1 Origin
AWESOME ADVENTURES SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
WNEM-DT SATURDAY 7:00AM-7:30AM 10/1/07-12/31/07 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
13 years 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
THIS PROGRAM TAKES KIDS, AGES 13-16, ON INCREDIBLE JOURNEYS ALL OVER THE WORLD. THE DESTINATIONS AND ACTIVITIES ARE DIVERSE, FROM SNOWBOARDING DOWN THE ALPS, TO VISITING A RAIN FOREST IN COSTA RICA. THE GOAL IS TO MAKE THIS SERIES TRULY INSPIRATIONAL. ENTERTAINING AND "FAMILY FRIENDLY."

Title of Digital Core Program #2 Origin
REAL LIFE 101 SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
WNEM-DT SATURDAY 7:30AM-8:00AM 10/1/07-12/31/07 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
13 years 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
REAL LIFE 101 IS AIMED AT TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS, INTRODUCES YOU TO REAL PEOPLE DOING REAL JOBS. FROM DOCTORS, LAWYERS AND VETERINARIANS TO CAREER COUNSELORS, DRUG COUNSELORS, AND SPECIAL EFFECTS DIRECTORS. RATED HIGH FOR EDUCATIONAL CONTENT BY THE ANNEBERG POLICY CENTER.

Title of Digital Core Program #3 Origin
MY BEDBUGS SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
WNEM-DT SATURDAY 8:00AM-8:30AM 10/1/07-12/31/07 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
2 years 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
MY BEDBUGS IS A QUALITY CHILDREN'S PROGRAM THAT UNITES EDUCATION AND ENTERTAINMENT. EACH EPISODE DELIVERS A COLLECTION OF SONGS AND PLAYFUL ADVENTURES FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES TO ENJOY AND IS DESIGNED TO STRENGTHEN DEVELOPMENTAL SKILLS.

Title of Digital Core Program #4 Origin
ULTIMATE CHOICE SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
WNEM-DT SATURDAY 8:30AM-9:00AM 10/1/07-12/31/07 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
13 years 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
"ULTIMATE CHOICE" PROVIDES AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ITS YOUNG VIEWERS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THEMSELVES AND THEIR LIVES, AS WELL AS TO DEVELOP THEIR OWN CONVICTIONS ABOUT EACH OF THE PHYSICAL AND MORAL ISSUES THROUGH THE SUBJECTS EXPLORED AND DISCUSSED ON THIS TELEVISION SERIES. IN EACH OF THE EPISODES WITHIN THE SERIES, EIGHT TEENS, WHO HAVE JUST FINISHED AN EXTREME ADVENTURE THAT BROUGHT THEM FACE-TO-FACE WITH CHALLENGES THAT HAVE LIFELONG IMPLICATIONS, SHARE THOUGHTS THAT ARE DESIGNED TO SHAPE THE VALUES THAT WILL GUIDE YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN THROUGHOUT THEIR LIVES. ISSUES DISCUSSED INCLUDE: DRUGS, COMPROMISE, RESOLVING CONFLICT, TEAMWORK, FEAR AND SELF CONTROL.

Title of Digital Core Program #5 Origin
WHAT'S UP, QUE PASA SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
WNEM-DT SATURDAY 9:00AM-9:30AM 10/1/07-12/31/07 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
8 years 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
WHAT'S UP! QUE PASA? IS A WEEKLY MULTI-CULTURAL SHOW THAT EMPHASIZES WHAT WE HAVE IN COMMON WITH OTHER CULTURES WHILE TEACHING TODAY'S YOUTH TO APPRECIATE OUR DIFFERENCES. EVERY WEEK, THE SHOW BILINGUALLY PRESENTS A NEW THEME, SUCH AS CROSS-CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING, THE DANGERS OF DRUGS AND SMOKING, AND READING APPRECIATION, TO NAME A FEW, THROUGH A HIP COMBINATION OF RAP AND HUMOR. EACH EPISODE IS A FAST-PACED HALF HOUR OF MUSIC, HUMOR AND ON-LOCATION ANTICS THAT KEEPS CHILDREN ENTERTAINED WHILE EDUCATING THEM IN LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT, CROSS CULTURAL AWARENESS AND POSITIVE MORAL AND HEALTH CHOICES. EDUCATIONAL AND INFORMATIONAL SEGMENTS BY THE HOSTS INCLUDE HEALTH RAP, TRAVEL TIME, DJ'S MAILBOX, PAPA'S SHOW & TELL AND STORY TIME.

Title of Digital Core Program #6 Origin
WHADDYADO SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
WNEM-DT SATURDAY 9:30AM-10:00AM 10/1/07-12/31/07 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
13 years 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
WHADDYADO IS A WEEKLY HALF HOUR EDUCATIONAL SERIES WHICH CHRONICLES REAL-LIFE STORIES INVOLVING ORDINARY TEENS WHO FIND THEMSELVES CAUGHT IN PERILOUS AND CHALLENGING SITUATIONS. THROUGH DRAMATIC RE-ENACTMENTS, OR REAL LIFE FOOTAGE, WHADDYADO SKILLFULLY DOCUMENTS THESE EVENTS, INTERVIEWS THE PARTCIPANTS, AND TALKS TO VARIOUS EXPERTS, WHO EXPLAIN HOW BEST TO REACT. ALSO, IN AN EFFORT TO HELP YOUNG PEOPLE MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION AT THE RIGHT MOMENT, THERE IS A MORAL DILEMMA SEGMENT FEATURED IN EACH SHOW. WHADDYADO IS DESIGNED TO EDUCATE, INSPIRE AND ENTERTAIN CHILDREN 16 AND YOUNGER ABOUT THE WORLD AROUND THEM. EACH EPISODE IS AN EDUCATIONAL LIFE-LESSON, BASED ON REALITY.

Title of Digital Core Program #7 Origin
B IN TUNE TV SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
WNEM-DT SATURDAY 10:00AM-10:30AM 10/1/07-12/31/07 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
13 years 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
B IN TUNE TV IS A TELEVISION PROGRAM THAT EDUCATES AND INSPIRES VIEWERS AGED 13 TO 16 TO "BE IN TUNE AND STAY IN TUNE" IN ALL THEIR ASPECTS OF ALL THEIR LIFE USING MUSIC AS A POSITIVE MEDIUM IN REACHING THEIR GOALS.

Title of Digital Core Program #8 Origin
DOG TAILS SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
WNEM-DT SATURDAY 10:30AM-11:00AM 10/1/07-12/31/07 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
13 years 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
DOG TALES SERVES THE EDUCATIONAL AND INFORMATIONAL NEEDS OF CHILDREN 13-16 YEARS OF AGE WITH ITS PROGRAM CONTENT, INCLUDING DOG SAFETY AND CARE TIPS, AS WELL AS LESSONS ON THE RESPONSIBILITY OF OWNING A DOG. THE SHOW ALSO PROVIDES INFORMATIVE SEGMENTS ON VARIOUS DOG BREEDS AND SHOWCASES VARIOUS VETERINARY EXPERTS EXPLAINING DIFFERENT ISSUES AFFECTING CANINES. THE WEEKLY SERIES ALSO INCLUDES RECOMMENDED READING LISTS ABOUT DOGS, AND PROMOTES CHILDREN'S WRITING AND CREATIVE SKILLS WITH ESSAY AND ART CONTESTS.

Title of Digital Core Program #9 Origin
ANIMAL ATLAS CLASSICS SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
WNEM-DT SUNDAY 8:00AM-8:30AM 10/1/07-12/31/07 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
13 years 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
ANIMAL ATLAS CLASSICS IS DESIGNED TO EDUCATE AND INFORM KIDS AGE 13 TO 16. THE CLASSIC COLLECTION MAINTAINS THE SERIES' CONNECTION WITH EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS CONSISTENT WITH NATIONALLY PUBLISHED CURRICULUM GOALS IN THE NATURAL SCIENCES.

Title of Digital Core Program #10 Origin
KID GUIDES SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
WNEM-DT SUNDAY 8:30AM-9:00AM 10/1/07-12/31/07 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
8 years 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
KID GUIDES IS A SERIES FOR KIDS, BY KIDS. THIS AWARD WINNING ACTION PACKED SERIES TAKES KIDS BEHIND THE SCENES OF SOME OF THE TOP ZOO, AQUARIUMS, MUSEUMS AND OTHER DESTINATIONS IN THE WORLD. THE PROGRAM IS INFORMATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL FOR AGES 8-12.

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
CARE BEARS NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
WNEM-TV SATURDAY 7:00AM-7:30AM 1/1/08-3/31/08 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
5 years 7 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
CARE BEARS ARE FUNNY, COLORFUL BEARS WITH A SPECISL WAY OF CARING AND A BELLY BADGE TO MATCH. CHEER BEAR, FUNSHINE, SHARE BEAR, GRUMPY AND OOPSY LIVE IN THE BEAUTIFUL CLOUD WORLD OF CARE-A-LOT. THEY USE CARING HEARTS AND THEIR POWERFUL BELLY BADGES TO HELP EACH OTHER AND TO THWART THE EVIL PLOTS OF GRIZZLE, A BAD BEAR WITH HIS OWN FLYING LAIR. THROUGH IT ALL THE CARE BEARS HELP KIDS UNDERSTAND CARING AND FEELINGS!
Title of Planned Core Program #2 Origin
STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
WNEM-TV SATURDAY 7:30AM-8:00AM 1/1/08-3/31/08 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 FOLLOWS THE GOOD-HEARTED AND LOVEABLE ADVENTURES OF STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE AND HER FRIENDS WHO LIVE TOGETHER IN THE "BERRY SWEET" WORLD OF STRAWBERRYLAND. WITH DARLING AND MISCHIEVOUS CHARACTERS LIKE HER SISTER APPLE DUMPLIN, HER FRIENDS, HUCKLEBERRY PIE, GINEGER SNAP, ORANGE BLOSSOM AND ANGEL CAKE, AND HER PETS, CUSTARD AND PUPCAKE, STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE AND HER FRIENDS GROW BETTER ALL THE TIME EXPLORING WHIMSICAL NEW LANDS WHILE LEARNING VALUABLE LESSONS.
Title of Planned Core Program #3 Origin
CAKE NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
WNEM-TV SUNDAY 11:00AM-11:30AM 1/1/08-3/31/08 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
8 years 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
CAKE is a live-action show-within-a-show about a teenage girl by the name of Cake, who, with the help of three friends, produces a cable access show. The series is designed to provide the viewers with two integrated levels of educational and informational experiences. On one level, each episode provides actual instruction regarding specific activities, with hands-on examples related to the design and use of various fabrics, the making of clothes, the crafting of useful home, school, play, and household items, and other forms of creative expression. The other level in the episode provides an opportunity for the viewers to learn about social and emotional themes such as the value of honesty, the importance of personal worth and self-esteem, the meaning of friendship, the value of having a healthy life-style, and other prosocial concepts that are developmentally appropriate for this age-group. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Title of Planned Core Program #4 Origin
HORSELAND NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
WNEM-TV SUNDAY 11:30AM-12:00PM 1/1/08-3/31/08 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
9 years 11 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
HORSELAND is an animated series about five girls and two boys who live in spectacular countryside that houses a farm called Horseland. Each of these main characters has a special horse whose personality is similar to its owner's. Horseland and its unique approach of integrating the personality of the main characters and animals serve to reinforce prosocial themes. Horseland is also a "coming of age" series in which viewers experience and learn from the social interactions, hopes, dreams, and even fears of this group of culturally diverse adolescents. From this background, the experiences of sharing, caring, compromise, friendship, respect, and competition emerge to provide the young viewers with social and emotional guidelines for better understanding many of the life-lessons they need to learn as they grow and develop. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Title of Planned Core Program #5 Origin
SUSHI PACK NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
WNEM-TV SATURDAY 11:00AM-11:30AM 1/1/08-3/31/08 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
9 years 11 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
SUSHI PACK PORTRAYS THE HILARIOUS ADVENTURES OF FOUR SMALL PIECES OF SUSHI, AND AN EVEN SMALLER GLOB OF WASABI MUSTARD, WHO ARE ACCIDENTLY IRRADIATED AND SPRING TO LIFE WITH BUT ONE DESIRE-TO BE THE WORLD'S GREATEST HEROES! SUSHI PACK IS THE STORY OF HOW THESE FIVE "FINGER FOODS OF FREEDOM" EXPLORE THE ATTRIBUTES AND LEARN THE BEHAVIORS THAT DEFINE TRUE HEROES-AS THEY NEGOTIATE AN ARRAY OF COMICALLY INEPT VILLIANS WHO PLOT TO CONQUER THE WORLD-OR AT LEAST, WHARF CITY!
Title of Planned Core Program #6 Origin
DINO SQUAD NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
WNEM-TV SATURDAY 11:30AM-12:00PM 1/1/08-3/31/08 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
9 years 11 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
DINO SQUAD FOLLOWS FIVE QUIRKY, HIGHLY DISPARATE TEENAGERS WHO SUDDENLY GAIN THE POWER TO TRANSFORM INTO DINOSAURS. THESE UNLIKELY TEAMMATES MUST LEARN TO GET ALONG DESPITE THEIR DIFFERENCES AS THEY STRUGGLE TO BALANCE THE ORDINARY ADOLESCENT CHANGES OF SCHOOLWORK, FRIENDSHIPS, EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AND FAMILY LIFE WITH THE EXTRAORDINARY RESPONSIBILITY OF BEING DINOSAUR HEROES WHO MUST KEEP THEIR POWERS AND IDENTITIES A SECRET AS THEY WORK TOGETHER TO FEND OFF THE EFFORTS OF A MAD SCIENTIST (ACTUALLY A PREHISTORIC DINOSAUR IN HUMAN DISGUISE) WHO IS CREATING "MUTANT-SAURS" AND ACCELERATING GLOBAL WARMING IN HIS QUEST TO BRING BACK THE AGE OF THE DINOSAURS.
Title of Planned Core Program #7 Origin
AWESOME ADVENTURES SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
WNEM-DT SATURDAY 7:00AM-7:30AM 1/1/08-3/31/08 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
13 years 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
THIS PROGRAM TAKES KIDS, AGES 13-16, ON INCREDIBLE JOURNEYS ALL OVER THE WORLD. THE DESTINATIONS AND ACTIVITIES ARE DIVERSE, FROM SNOWBOARDING DOWN THE ALPS, TO VISITING A RAIN FOREST IN COSTA RICA. THE GOAL IS TO MAKE THIS SERIES TRULY INSPIRATIONAL. ENTERTAINING AND "FAMILY FRIENDLY."
Title of Planned Core Program #8 Origin
REAL LIFE 101 SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
WNEM-DT SATURDAY 7:30AM-8:00AM 1/1/08-3/31/08 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
REAL LIFE 101 IS AIMED AT TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS, INTRODUCES YOU TO REAL PEOPLE DOING REAL JOBS. FROM DOCTORS, LAWYERS AND VETERINARIANS TO CAREER COUNSELORS, DRUG COUNSELORS, AND SPECIAL EFFECTS DIRECTORS. RATED HIGH FOR EDUCATIONAL CONTENT BY THE ANNEBERG POLICY CENTER.
Title of Planned Core Program #9 Origin
MY BEDBUGS SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
WNEM-DT SATURDAY 8:00AM-8:30AM 1/1/08-3/31/08 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
2 years 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
MY BEDBUGS IS A QUALITY CHILDREN'S PROGRAM THAT UNITES EDUCATION AND ENTERTAINMENT. EACH EPISODE DELIVERS A COLLECTION OF SONGS AND PLAYFUL ADVENTURES FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES TO ENJOY AND IS DESIGNED TO STRENGTHEN DEVELOPMENTAL SKILLS.
Title of Planned Core Program #10 Origin
ULTIMATE CHOICE SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
WNEM-DT SATURDAY 8:30AM-9:00AM 1/1/08-3/31/08 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
"ULTIMATE CHOICE" PROVIDES AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ITS YOUNG VIEWERS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THEMSELVES AND THEIR LIVES, AS WELL AS TO DEVELOP THEIR OWN CONVICTIONS ABOUT EACH OF THE PHYSICAL AND MORAL ISSUES THROUGH THE SUBJECTS EXPLORED AND DISCUSSED ON THIS TELEVISION SERIES. IN EACH OF THE EPISODES WITHIN THE SERIES, EIGHT TEENS, WHO HAVE JUST FINISHED AN EXTREME ADVENTURE THAT BROUGHT THEM FACE-TO-FACE WITH CHALLENGES THAT HAVE LIFELONG IMPLICATIONS, SHARE THOUGHTS THAT ARE DESIGNED TO SHAPE THE VALUES THAT WILL GUIDE YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN THROUGHOUT THEIR LIVES. ISSUES DISCUSSED INCLUDE: DRUGS, COMPROMISE, RESOLVING CONFLICT, TEAMWORK, FEAR AND SELF CONTROL.
Title of Planned Core Program #11 Origin
WHAT'S UP, QUE PASA? SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
WNEM-DT SATURDAY 9:00AM-9:30AM 1/1/08-3/31/08 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
8 years 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
WHAT'S UP! QUE PASA? IS A WEEKLY MULTI-CULTURAL SHOW THAT EMPHASIZES WHAT WE HAVE IN COMMON WITH OTHER CULTURES WHILE TEACHING TODAY'S YOUTH TO APPRECIATE OUR DIFFERENCES. EVERY WEEK, THE SHOW BILINGUALLY PRESENTS A NEW THEME, SUCH AS CROSS-CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING, THE DANGERS OF DRUGS AND SMOKING, AND READING APPRECIATION, TO NAME A FEW, THROUGH A HIP COMBINATION OF RAP AND HUMOR. EACH EPISODE IS A FAST-PACED HALF HOUR OF MUSIC, HUMOR AND ON-LOCATION ANTICS THAT KEEPS CHILDREN ENTERTAINED WHILE EDUCATING THEM IN LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT, CROSS CULTURAL AWARENESS AND POSITIVE MORAL AND HEALTH CHOICES. EDUCATIONAL AND INFORMATIONAL SEGMENTS BY THE HOSTS INCLUDE HEALTH RAP, TRAVEL TIME, DJ'S MAILBOX, PAPA'S HOW & TELL AND STORY TIME.
Title of Planned Core Program #12 Origin
WHADDYADO SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
WNEM-DT SATURDAY 9:30AM-10:00AM 1/1/08-3/31/08 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
WHADDYADO IS A WEEKLY HALF HOUR EDUCATIONAL SERIES WHICH CHRONICLES REAL-LIFE STORIES INVOLVING ORDINARY TEENS WHO FIND THEMSELVES CAUGHT IN PERILOUS AND CHALLENGING SITUATIONS. THROUGH DRAMATIC RE-ENACTMENTS, OR REAL LIFE FOOTAGE, WHADDYADO SKILLFULLY DOCUMENTS THESE EVENTS, INTERVIEWS THE PARTCIPANTS, AND TALKS TO VARIOUS EXPERTS, WHO EXPLAIN HOW BEST TO REACT. ALSO, IN AN EFFORT TO HELP YOUNG PEOPLE MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION AT THE RIGHT MOMENT, THERE IS A MORAL DILEMMA SEGMENT FEATURED IN EACH SHOW. WHADDYADO IS DESIGNED TO EDUCATE, INSPIRE AND ENTERTAIN CHILDREN 16 AND YOUNGER ABOUT THE WORLD AROUND THEM. EACH EPISODE IS AN EDUCATIONAL LIFE-LESSON, BASED ON REALITY.
Title of Planned Core Program #13 Origin
BE IN TUNE TV SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
WNEM-DT SATURDAY 10:00AM-10:30AM 1/1/08-3/31/08 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
B IN TUNE TV IS A TELEVISION PROGRAM THAT EDUCATES AND INSPIRES VIEWERS AGED 13 TO 16 TO "BE IN TUNE AND STAY IN TUNE" IN ALL THEIR ASPECTS OF ALL THEIR LIFE USING MUSIC AS A POSITIVE MEDIUM IN REACHING THEIR GOALS.
Title of Planned Core Program #14 Origin
DOG TAILS SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
WNEM-DT SATURDAY 10:30AM-11:00AM 1/1/08-3/31/08 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
DOG TALES SERVES THE EDUCATIONAL AND INFORMATIONAL NEEDS OF CHILDREN 13-16 YEARS OF AGE WITH ITS PROGRAM CONTENT, INCLUDING DOG SAFETY AND CARE TIPS, AS WELL AS LESSONS ON THE RESPONSIBILITY OF OWNING A DOG. THE SHOW ALSO PROVIDES INFORMATIVE SEGMENTS ON VARIOUS DOG BREEDS AND SHOWCASES VARIOUS VETERINARY EXPERTS EXPLAINING DIFFERENT ISSUES AFFECTING CANINES. THE WEEKLY SERIES ALSO INCLUDES RECOMMENDED READING LISTS ABOUT DOGS, AND PROMOTES CHILDREN'S WRITING AND CREATIVE SKILLS WITH ESSAY AND ART CONTESTS.
Title of Planned Core Program #15 Origin
ANIMAL ATLAS CLASSICS SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
WNEM-DT SUNDAY 7:00AM-7:30AM 1/1/08-3/31/08 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 ATLAS CLASSICS IS DESIGNED TO EDUCATE AND INFORM KIDS AGE 13 TO 16. THE CLASSIC COLLECTION MAINTAINS THE SERIES' CONNECTION WITH EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS CONSISTENT WITH NATIONALLY PUBLISHED CURRICULUM GOALS IN THE NATURAL SCIENCES.
Title of Planned Core Program #16 Origin
KID GUIDES NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
WNEM-DT SUNDAY 7:30AM-8:00AM 1/1/08-3/31/08 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
8 years 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
KID GUIDES IS A SERIES FOR KIDS, BY KIDS. THIS AWARD WINNING ACTION PACKED SERIES TAKES KIDS BEHIND THE SCENES OF SOME OF THE TOP ZOO, AQUARIUMS, MUSEUMS AND OTHER DESTINATIONS IN THE WORLD. THE PROGRAM IS INFORMATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL FOR AGES 8-12.

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
AL BLINKE 989.758.2006
Address E-mail Address
107 NORTH FRANKLIN AL.BLINKE@WNEM.COM
City State ZIP Code
SAGINAW MI 48607

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.
THE CBS NETWORK CHANGED ITS TELEVISION LINEUP IN THE FOURTH QUARTER BY REPLACING "SABRINA" AND "TROLLZ" WITH "SUSHI PACK" AND "DINO SQUAD" ON NOVEMBER 3, 2007

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
01/04/2008
FCC Form 398
March 2006