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: 2009-06-30 00:00:00.0 Filed on: 2009-07-09 10:28:46.016

Call Sign Channel Numbers Community of License
WFSB (analog)
33 (digital)
City State County ZIP Code
Hartford CT Hartford 06103
Licensee Name
Meredith Corporation
Network Affiliation Nielsen DMA Licensee World Wide Web Home Page Address (if applicable)
CBS Hartford-New Haven http://www.wfsb.com
Facility ID Previous Call Sign (if applicable) License Renewal Expiration Date
53115 2007-04-01 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 its upplies to stations affiliated with the Network, including and indication of the target child audience, to the folllowing publishers of program guides: TV Guide, TV Data Technologies, Tribune Media Services, New Haven Register, Journal Inquirer, Waterbury Repubican and Newsday.
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
CAKE (analog and primary DTV) NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays, 9:00-9:30 am 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
CAKE is a live-action show-within-a-show about a teenage girl by the name of Cake, who, with the help 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 honestly, the importance of personal worth and self-esteem, the meaning of friendship, the value of having a healthy life-style, and other pro-social 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 #2 Origin
HORSELAND (analog and primary DTV) NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays, 9:30 - 10:00am 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 pro-social 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 grown 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 #3 Origin
DINO SQUAD (analog and primary DTV) NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays, 10:00 - 10:30am 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
DINO SQUAD is an animated program focusing on a group of five ordinary, but diverse teenagers, who through an unusual accident, become contaminated with a substance that allows them to morph from human into various species of dinosaurs. Their science teacher, with full of knowledge of their parents and with a few special abilities of her own, becomes their mentor. Her tasks are to help them maneuver through the experiences of the high school years, with its social, emotional, education, recreational, and teenage angst, and to guide them as they stand up for justice against the forces of evil. Each episode draws on a set of planned educational and informational themes related to specific pro-social concepts, life lessons, and/or selected group of facts drawn from a variety of fields of study. 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
SUSHI PACK (analog and primary DTV) NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays, 10:30 - 11:00am 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
SUSHI PACK is an animated series featuring an unlikely group of superheroes consisting of four small pieces of sushi, and a tube of mustard. Through an accident involving an irradiation process, these characters are brought to life, and dedicate themselves to fighting crime, injustice, and helping those in need. The themes integrated into the episodes of SUSHI PACK are associated with the teaching of certain positive social behaviors and skills to children. The major educational objectives of the program are to have young viewers learn some important life-lessons related to such traits as loyalty, honesty, and self-confidence, and such behaviors as teamwork, problem solving and cooperation. The program seeks to help children understand that these are every day pro-social attitudes and behaviors that can modeled and used by them at home and among their friends. 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
STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE (analog and primary DTV) NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays, 11:00-11:30am 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
In this series, Strawberry Shortcake, a curious, self-confident leader, narrates stories of her and her friends' adventures in the richly-imagined world of Strawberry Land. Using her many positive qualities, Strawberry helps her friends, who share her values but not necessarily her ability to take a broader view, to see beyond their own self-interest. The themes of the stories are designed to have particular relevance for young viewers, focusing on such issues as friendship, fear, self-confidence, sportsmanship, trust and shyness. The pro-social messages flow naturally from the narrative, as the characters experience concrete (positive and negative) consequences of their actions. 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
CARE BEARS: ADVENTURES IN CARE-A-LOT(analog and primary DTV) NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays, 11:30am -12pm 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 a group of funny, colorful bears, each with a special way of caring and a belly badge, which unleashes that bear's special caring power. The bears use their caring hearts and their belly badges to help each other and to thwart the evil plots of Grizzle, a bad bear with this own flying lair. Each Care Bears episode is designed to foster children's "emotional intelligence," defined by psychologist Daniel Goleman and other researchers as skill in five areas: knowing one's emotions; managing one's emotions; motivating oneself; recognizing emotions in others; and handling relationships. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.

Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming
5. Complete the following for each program that you aired during the past three months that is specifically designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children ages 16 and under, but does not meet one or more elements of the definition of Core Programming. See 47 C.F.R. §73.671. Complete chart below for each additional such educational and informational program.
[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. 3.00 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).
Information is provided identifying the core programs it supplies to stations affiliated with the Network, including an indication of the target child audiences, to the following publishers of program guides: TV Guide and Tribune Media Services.
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
Gina D's Kids Club SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays, 9:00am, 9:30am, 10:00am, 10:30am, 11:00am, 11:30am 78 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
5 years 7 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Each episode of Gina D's Kids Club is developed with guidance from Dr. Janice K. Battenberg and Dr. Mary Beth Leidman, two, highly-respected educators. Gina D's Kids Club is a viable vehicle in the development of the self-image, social, math, and reading skills in young children. The main character, Gina D, is a fun-loving and positive role model who connects with her 2 to 6-year-old audience in the same familiarity that children associate with their mothers. Children are not only educated, but are entertained by a cast of whimsical characters which include Simon wannabe, Mister Pockets, Miss Millee Muffin, Pierre D'Artist, TV Ted, and Doggy Brown. Gina D's Kids Club is a place where every kid belongs. This program is specifically designed to futher the educational and information 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.

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
CAKE (primary DTV) NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays, 9:00 - 9:30am 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 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 honestly, the importance of personal worth and self-esteem, the meaning of friendship, the value of having a healthy life-style, and other pro-social 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 #2 Origin
HORSELAND (primary DTV) NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays, 9:30-10:00am 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 pro-social 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 grown and develop. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children’s as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Title of Planned Core Program #3 Origin
DINO SQUAD (primary DTV) NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays, 10:00 - 10:30am 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 is an animated program focusing on a group of five ordinary, but diverse teenagers, who through an unusual accident, become contaminated with a substance that allows them to morph from human into various species of dinosaurs. Their science teacher, with full of knowledge of their parents and with a few special abilities of her own, becomes their mentor. Her tasks are to help them maneuver through the experiences of the high school years, with its social, emotional, education, recreational, and teenage angst, and to guide them as they stand up for justice against the forces of evil. Each episode draws on a set of planned educational and informational themes related to specific pro-social concepts, life lessons, and/or selected group of facts drawn from a variety of fields of study. 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
SUSHI PACK (primary DTV) NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays, 10:30-11:00am 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 is an animated series featuring an unlikely group of superheroes consisting of four small pieces of sushi, and a tube of mustard. Through an accident involving an irradiation process, these characters are brought to life, and dedicate themselves to fighting crime, injustice, and helping those in need. The themes integrated into the episodes of SUSHI PACK are associated with the teaching of certain positive social behaviors and skills to children. The major educational objectives of the program are to have young viewers learn some important life-lessons related to such traits as loyalty, honesty, and self-confidence, and such behaviors as teamwork, problem solving and cooperation. The program seeks to help children understand that these are every day pro-social attitudes and behaviors that can modeled and used by them at home and among their friends. 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
STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE (primary DTV) NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays, 11:00 - 11:30 am 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
In this series, Strawberry Shortcake, a curious, self-confident leader, narrates stories of her and her friends' adventures in the richly-imagined world of Strawberry Land. Using her many positive qualities, Strawberry helps her friends, who share her values but not necessarily her ability to take a broader view, to see beyond their own self-interest. The themes of the stories are designed to have particular relevance for young viewers, focusing on such issues as friendship, fear, self-confidence, sportsmanship, trust and shyness. The pro-social messages flow naturally from the narrative, as the characters experience concrete (positive and negative) consequences of their actions. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Title of Planned Core Program #6 Origin
CARE BEARS: ADVENTURES IN CARE-A-LOT(primary DTV) NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays, 11:30am - 12:00pm 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 a group of funny, colorful bears, each with a special way of caring and a belly badge, which unleashes that bear's special caring power. The bears use their caring hearts and their belly badges to help each other and to thwart the evil plots of Grizzle, a bad bear with this own flying lair. Each Care Bears episode is designed to foster children's "emotional intelligence," defined by psychologist Daniel Goleman and other researchers as skill in five areas: knowing one's emotions; managing one's emotions; motivating oneself; recognizing emotions in others; and handling relationships. 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 #7 Origin
Gina D's Kids Club (DTV Multi-cast ONLY) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays, 9:00am, 9:30am, 10:00am, 10:30am, 11:00am, 11:30am 78
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
Each episode of Gina D's Kids Club is developed with guidance from Dr. Janice K. Battenberg and Dr. Mary Beth Leidman, two, highly-respected educators. Gina D's Kids Club is a viable vehicle in the development of the self-image, social, math, and reading skills in young children. The main character, Gina D, is a fun-loving and positive role model who connects with her 2 to 6-year-old audience in the same familiarity that children associate with their mothers. Children are not only educated, but are entertained by a cast of whimsical characters which include Simon wannabe, Mister Pockets, Miss Millee Muffin, Pierre D'Artist, TV Ted, and Doggy Brown. Gina D's Kids Club is a place where every kid belongs. This program is specifically designed to futher the educational and information needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.

15. Does the Licensee publicize the existence and location of the station's Children's Television Programming Reports (FCC 398) as required by 47 C.F.R. §73.3526(e)(11)(iii)? Y
16. Identify the licensee's children's programming liaison.
Name Telephone Number
John Ahearn 860-244-1622
Address E-mail Address
333 Capital Blvd. john.ahearn@wfsb.com
City State ZIP Code
Rocky Hill CT 06067

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.
On June 12, 2009, the station completed the transition to digital television. After that date, the responses to question 4 apply solely to the station's primary digital program stream. the programming described in response to question 10 aired solely on the station's digital multicast stream.

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
07/09/2009
FCC Form 398
March 2006