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: 2012-06-30 00:00:00.0 Filed on: 2012-07-10 10:13:15.5

Call Sign Channel Numbers Community of License
WCIU-TV  (analog)
27 (digital)
City State County ZIP Code
Chicago IL Cook 60661
Licensee Name
WCIU-TV Limited Partnership
Network Affiliation Nielsen DMA Licensee World Wide Web Home Page Address (if applicable)
Chicago www.wciu.com
Facility ID Previous Call Sign (if applicable) License Renewal Expiration Date
71428 2013-12-01 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. (a) Does the Licensee provide information identifying each Core Program aired on its station, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides as required by 47 C.F.R. §73.673?  
(b) Identify publishers who were sent information in 3(a).
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.
[There are no analog core program reports.]
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? N
  (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. N
    If No to 7(c), submit as an Exhibit a Statement of Explanation. View Statement of Explanation
8. (a) State the average number of hours per week of free over-the-air digital video programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream. 672.00 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. 15.00 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).
FYI Television; Tribune Media Services (Tribune relays information to many newspapers and other program guides.); TV Guide
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
CPS SPORTS (WWME) LOCAL
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
SA: 7 - 7:30AM 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
CPS SPORTS targets high school students and is being produced in conjunction with the Chicago Board of Education. The Chicago Public School Sports Program focuses on the development of athletes at all skill levels, training and certification of coaches, championship competition and sportsmanship.

Title of Digital Core Program #2 Origin
GREEN SCREEN ADVENTURES (WWME) LOCAL
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
SU: 7 - 7:30AM, 7:30 - 8AM, 8 - 8:30AM, 8:30 - 9AM; 52 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
7 years 9 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
GREEN SCREEN ADVENTURES teaches children critical writing skills through improvisation, storytelling, and story theatre in this fun, informational and educational program.

Title of Digital Core Program #3 Origin
GREEN SCREEN ADVENTURES (WMEU) LOCAL
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
M - F, 7 - 7:30AM 65 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
7 years 9 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
GREEN SCREEN ADVENTURES teaches children critical writing skills through improvisation, storytelling, and story theatre in this fun, informational and educational program.

Title of Digital Core Program #4 Origin
BUSYTOWN MYSTERIES (thisTV) NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
SA: 9:30 - 10AM 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
3 years 7 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Curiosities are everywhere in BUSYTOWN and so are Huckle Cat, Lowly Worm, Sally Cat, Hilda Hippo plus Pig Will and Pit Won't. Each episode is an innovative blend of humor and learning based around six unforgettable friends and many other colorful characters from the amazing world of Richard Scarry's books.

Title of Digital Core Program #5 Origin
THE BUSY WORLD OF RICHARD SCARRY (thisTV) NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
SA: 10 - 10:30AM & 10:30 - 11AM; 26 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
2 years 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
This fully animated series is based on the books by Richard Scarry which parents worldwide rely on to teach valuable lessons. Busytown is an enchanting place that's abuzz with energy and life.

Title of Digital Core Program #6 Origin
GREEN SCREEN ADVENTURES (thisTV) LOCAL
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
SA: 9 - 9:30AM; 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
7 years 9 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
GREEN SCREEN ADVENTURES teaches children critical writing skills through improvisation, storytelling, and story theatre in this fun, informational and educational program.

Title of Digital Core Program #7 Origin
GREEN SCREEN ADVENTURES (26.1) LOCAL
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
SA: 7 - 7:30AM 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
7 years 9 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
GREEN SCREEN ADVENTURES teaches children critical writing skills through improvisation, storytelling, and story theatre in this fun, informational and educational program.

Title of Digital Core Program #8 Origin
ANIMAL EXPLORATION WITH JAROD MILLER (26.1) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
SU: 12 - 12:30PM; 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
In each episode, cameras follow Jarod Miller, to the nearest and farthest corners of the world as he explores the land, the air, and the seas with curiosity. It is the mission of this program to inspire viewers, children and adults alike, to preserve the innate human instinct to explore. The producers design each episode to reveal to children the world around them in a way that identifies positive role models and pro-social values within an environmentally responsible universe.

Title of Digital Core Program #9 Origin
PETS.TV (26.1) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
SU: 11 - 11:30AM 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
PETS.TV provides educational and informational segments exposing the target audience of young viewers to everything pets. Pets from everyday to the unique are showcased with educational information that shares how they evolved to become pets and their geographic origins. The motivational and inspirational message of each guest empowers audiences of all ages to pursue more information and education about everything pets.

Title of Digital Core Program #10 Origin
DOG TALES (26.1) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
SU: 11:30AM - 12PM 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 includes dog safety and care tips, as well as lessons on the responsibility of owning a dog. This show also provides informative segments on various dog breeds and showcases various veterinary experts.

Title of Digital Core Program #11 Origin
MYSTERY HUNTERS (26.1) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
SU: 7 - 7:30AM 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
MYSTERY HUNTERS is a Discovery Kids program. Teenage hosts Araya and Christina investigate real-life reports of mysteries such as ghosts, monsters, vampires and UFOs. They use scientific rigour to try to find plausible explanations for the sightings and eye-witness accounts that trigger their investigations. In another section of the show, Doubting Dave, a scientist played by David Acer, attempts to explain mysterious personal experiences that have been e-mailed in by viewers.

Title of Digital Core Program #12 Origin
JACK HANNA'S ANIMAL ADVENTURES (WCUU) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
M-TH: 7:30 - 8AM 52 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
In each episode the cameras follow Jack Hanna as he spends time with nature's creatures across the continents. Jack talks with people that are knowledgeable about each animal and habitat, teaching as he goes. Each episode is designed to reveal to children the world around them in a way that presents positive role models and pro-social values within an environmentally responsible universe.

Title of Digital Core Program #13 Origin
WILD AMERICA (WCUU) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
SA:10 - 10:30AM 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
Marty Stouffer's WILD AMERICA is the first and only Wildlife & Nature Series to focus exclusively on the wild animals and wild lands of North America. Hosted by award-winning wildlife photographer and premier naturalist Marty Stouffer, the series features footage of mammals, birds, reptiles, fish and insects throughout the entire continent.

Title of Digital Core Program #14 Origin
CPS SPORTS SHOW (WCUU) LOCAL
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
SU: 10 - 10:30AM 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
CPS SPORTS targets high school students and is being produced in conjunction with the Chicago Board of Education. The Chicago Public School Sports Program focuses on the development of athletes at all skill levels, training and certification of coaches, championship competition and sportsmanship.

Title of Digital Core Program #15 Origin
ANIMAL EXPLORATION WITH JAROD MILLER (WCUU) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
SA: 10:30 - 11AM 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
In each episode, cameras follow Jarod Miller, to the nearest and farthest corners of the world as he explores the land, the air, and the seas with curiosity. It is the mission of this program to inspire viewers, children and adults alike, to preserve the innate human instinct to explore. The producers design each episode to reveal to children the world around them in a way that identifies positive role models and pro-social values within an environmentally responsible universe.

Title of Digital Core Program #16 Origin
ANIMAL RESCUE (WMEU) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
SA: 7 - 7:30AM 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 RESCUE showcases rescues of all types of animals and focuses on the work of dedicated individuals who treat the various creatures of the animal kingdom. All stories are authentic and contain actual video of rescues.

Title of Digital Core Program #17 Origin
REAL LIFE 101 (WCUU) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
SU: 9 - 9:30AM 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
Have you ever wondered what you might want to do for the rest of your life? This show is aimed at teens and introduces you to real people doing real jobs. From doctors, lawyers, and veterinarians to career counselors, drug counselors, Lipizzaner stallion trainers and special effects directors, they have them all.

Title of Digital Core Program #18 Origin
EDGEMONT (WWME) NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
SU: 9 - 9:30AM & 9:30 - 10AM 26 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
EDGEMONT revolves around relationships - dating, family, friendship, power games and trust. It's high school in all of its glory or gruesome details. It's a world full of decisions and dilemmas: an unplanned pregnancy, the school bully, a trip out of the closet, school as a single Mom. It's also a world of fun, freedom, gossip, parties and junk food.

Title of Digital Core Program #19 Origin
DINO SQUAD (thisTV) NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
SA: 11 - 11:30AM & 11:30AM - 12PM 26 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
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 about what happens when five quirky teens suddenly gain powers to transform into Dinosaurs, while their wise and mysterious teacher, Mrs. Moyniha, guides them while they work together demonstrating their unique abilities to protect the Earth. Meanwhile, an anthropomorphic Velociraptor, a transforming half-human, half dinosaur corporate executive, is creating mutant-saurs in his effort to accelerate Global Warming... and yes they still have to get their homework done.

Title of Digital Core Program #20 Origin
DOODLEBOPS ROCKIN' ROAD SHOW (thisTV) NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
SU: 9 - 9:30AM 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
2 years 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
The DOODLEBOPS and their fans explore the world of the Doodlenet on their magical tour bus. Deedee, Rooney, and Moe Doodle help their fans, and themselves, solve preschool relatable problems by journeying to fun new destinations. Want to visit a gigantic water park for a day to conquer your fear of swimming? No problem. Ready to travel into a giant's mouth to see why you should brush your teeth? Hold on tight.

Title of Digital Core Program #21 Origin
DOODLEBOPS (thisTV) NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
SU: 9:30 - 10AM 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
2 years 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Deedee, Rooney and Moe Doodle are three multi-talented rock stars who are always singing, dancing and learning from each other. They are the ultimate rock and roll band. Join them as they hang out and pratice their song and dance routines in the coolest rehearsal space imaginable. The DOODLEBOPS will get kids twisting, turning, bopping and learning with their upbeat energetic music and funny stories.

Title of Digital Core Program #22 Origin
DRAGONFLY TV (26.1) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
SA: 7:30 - 8AM 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
DRAGONFLY TV highlights children "doing" projects with real hands-on experience and demonstrates practical applications of mathematics and science. It introduces young viewers to a variety of scientific disciplines and challenges them in critical thinking and problem solving skills, while providing valuable information to reach answers.

Title of Digital Core Program #23 Origin
WILD LTD. SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
F, 7:30 - 8AM 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
WILD LTD. is a conservation series that travel through Southern Africa to the U.S. in search of conservation heroes and interesting species, all with an urgent call to action. Join WILD LTD. as conservation journalist Michelle Garforth goes in search of unique species. A series of high animal adventures that brings you up close and very personal.

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.
Number Title of Digital Sponsored Core Program Call Sign of Broadcaster Channel Number of Broadcaster Total Programming Increased
1 GREEN SCREEN ADVENTURES WWME-CA 23 N
2 GREEN SCREEN ADVENTURES WMEU-CA 48 N

Title of Digital Sponsored Core Program #1 Origin
GREEN SCREEN ADVENTURES LOCAL
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
SU: 7-7:30AM, 7:30-8AM, 8-8:30AM, 8:30-9AM; 52 -1
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
7 years 9 years Y
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
GREEN SCREEN ADVENTURES teaches children critical writing skills through improvisation, storytelling, and story theatre in this fun, informational and educational program.
Date and Time Aired (if preempted and rescheduled)

 

Title of Digital Sponsored Core Program #2 Origin
GREEN SCREEN ADVENTURES LOCAL
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
M - F, 7 - 7:30AM 65 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
7 years 9 years Y
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
GREEN SCREEN ADVENTURES teaches children critical writing skills through improvisation, storytelling, and story theatre in this fun, informational and educational program.
Date and Time Aired (if preempted and rescheduled)

 

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
CPS SPORTS (digital, WWME) LOCAL
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
SA: 7 - 7:30AM 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
CPS SPORTS targets high school students and is being produced in conjunction with the Chicago Board of Education. The Chicago Public School Sports Program focuses on the development of athletes at all skill levels, training and certification of coaches, championship competition and sportsmanship.
Title of Planned Core Program #2 Origin
GREEN SCREEN ADVENTURES (digital, WWME) LOCAL
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
SU: 7 - 7:30AM, 7:30 - 8AM, 8 - 8:30AM, 8:30 - 9AM; 52
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
7 years 9 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
GREEN SCREEN ADVENTURES teaches children critical writing skills through improvisation, storytelling and story theatre in this fun, informational and educational program.
Title of Planned Core Program #3 Origin
GREEN SCREEN ADVENTURES (digital, 26.1) LOCAL
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
SA: 7 - 7:30AM 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
7 years 9 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
GREEN SCREEN ADVENTURES teaches children critical writing skills through improvisation, storytelling, and story theatre in this fun, informational and educational program.
Title of Planned Core Program #4 Origin
PETS.TV (digital, 26.1) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
SU: 11 - 11:30AM 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
PETS.TV provides educational and informational segments exposing the target audience of young viewers to everything pets. Pets from everyday to the unique are showcased with educational information that shares how they evolved to become pets and their geographic origins. The motivational and inspirational message of each guest empowers audiences of all ages to pursue more information and education about everything pets.
Title of Planned Core Program #5 Origin
DOG TALES (digital, 26.1) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
SU: 11:30AM - 12:00PM 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 includes dog safety and care tips, as well as lessons on the responsibility of owning a dog. This show also provides informative segments on various dog breeds and showcases various veterinary experts explaining different issues affecting dogs. This 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 #6 Origin
GREEN SCREEN ADVENTURES (digital, WMEU) LOCAL
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
M - F, 7 - 7:30AM 65
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
7 years 9 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
GREEN SCREEN ADVENTURES teaches children critical writing skills through improvisation, storytelling, and story theatre in this fun, informational and educational program.
Title of Planned Core Program #7 Origin
ANIMAL EXPLORATION WITH JAROD MILLER (digital, 26.1) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
SU: 12 - 12:30PM 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
In each episode, cameras follow Jarod Miller, to the nearest and farthest corners of the world as he explores the land, the air, and the seas with curiosity. It is the mission of this program to inspire viewers, children and adults alike, to preserve the innate human instinct to explore. The producers design each episode to reveal to children the world around them in a way that identifies positive role models and pro-social values within an environmentally responsible universe.
Title of Planned Core Program #8 Origin
BUSYTOWN MYSTERIES (digital, thisTV) NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
SA: 9:30 - 10AM 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
3 years 7 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
BUSYTOWN MYSTERIES - Curiosities are everywhere in Busytown and so are Huckle Cat, Lowly Worm, Sally Cat, Hilda Hippo plus Pig Will and Pig Won't. Each episode is an innovative blend of humor and learning based around six unforgettable friends and many other colorful characters from the amazing world of Richard Scarry's books. Viewers follow the friends as they scour Busytown looking for the answer to the episode's mystery.
Title of Planned Core Program #9 Origin
GREEN SCREEN ADVENTURES (digital, thisTV) LOCAL
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
SA: 9 - 9:30AM 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
7 years 9 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
GREEN SCREEN ADVENTURES teaches children critical writing skills through improvisation, storytelling, and story theatre in this fun, informational and educational program.
Title of Planned Core Program #10 Origin
THE BUSY WORLD OF RICHARD SCARRY (digital, thisTV) NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
SA:10 - 10:30AM & 10:30 - 11AM 26
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
2 years 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
This fully animated series is based on the books by Richard Scarry which parents worldwide rely on to teach valuable lessons. Busytown is an enchanting place that's abuzz with energy and life. Young audiences love to sing and laugh along as Huckle Cat and Lowly Worm make their way through the day. Always concerned for each other, the residents of Busytown make time for a song and a smile.
Title of Planned Core Program #11 Origin
JACK HANNA'S ANIMAL ADVENTURES (digital, WCUU) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
M-TH: 7:30 - 8AM 52
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
In each episode the cameras follow Jack Hanna as he spends time with nature's creatures across the continents. Jack talks with people that are knowledgeable about each animal and habitat, teaching as he goes. Each episode is designed to reveal to children the world around them in a way that presents positive role models and pro-social values within an environmentally responsible universe.
Title of Planned Core Program #12 Origin
WILD AMERICA (digital, WCUU) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
SA: 10 - 10:30PM 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
Marty Stouffer's WILD AMERICA is the first and only Wildlife & Nature Series to focus exclusively on the wild animals and wild lands of North America. Hosted by award-winning wildlife photographer and premier naturalist Marty Stouffer, the series features footage of mammals, birds, reptiles, fish and insects throughout the entire continent. Viewers take a guided journey to witness the vast wonders and infinite diversity of nature first-hand. WILD AMERICA is a series that families can enjoy together.
Title of Planned Core Program #13 Origin
ANIMAL RESCUE (digital WMEU) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
SA: 7 - 7:30AM 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 showcases rescues of all types of animals and focuses on the work of dedicated individuals who treat the various creatures of the animal kingdom. All stories are authentic and contain actual video of rescues.
Title of Planned Core Program #14 Origin
CPS SPORT SHOW (digital WCUU) LOCAL
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
SU: 10 - 10:30AM 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
CPS SPORTS targets high school students and is being produced in conjunction with the Chicago Board of Education. The Chicago Public School Sports Program focuses on the development of athletes at all skill levels, training and certification of coaches, championship competition and sportsmanship.
Title of Planned Core Program #15 Origin
MYSTERY HUNTERS (digital 26.1) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
SU: 7 - 7:30AM 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
MYSTERY HUNTERS is a Discovery Kids program. Teenage hosts Araya and Christina investigate real-life reports of mysteries such as ghosts, monsters, vampires and UFOs. They use scientific rigour to try to find plausible explanations for the sightings and eye-witness accounts that trigger their investigations. In another section of the show, Doubting Dave, a scientist played by David Acer, attempts to explain mysterious personal experiences that have been e-mailed in by viewers.
Title of Planned Core Program #16 Origin
ANIMAL EXPLORATION WITH JAROD MILLER (digital WCUU) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
SA: 10:30 - 11AM 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
In each episode, cameras follow Jarod Miller, to the nearest and farthest corners of the world as he explores the land, the air, and the seas with curiosity. It is the mission of this program to inspire viewers, children and adults alike, to preserve the innate human instinct to explore. The producers design each episode to reveal to children the world around them in a way that identifies positive role models and pro-social values within an environmentally responsible universe.
Title of Planned Core Program #17 Origin
REAL LIFE 101 (WCUU) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
SU: 9 - 9:30AM 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
Have you ever wondered what you might want to do for the rest of your life? This show is aimed at teens and introduces you to real people doing real jobs. From doctors, lawyers, and veterinarians to career counselors, drug counselors, Lipizzaner stallion trainers and special effects directors, they have them all.
Title of Planned Core Program #18 Origin
DRAGONFLY (digital 26.1) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
SA: 7:30 - 8AM 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
DRAGONFLY highlights children "doing" projects with real hands-on experience and demonstrates practical applications of mathematics and science. It introduces young viewers to a variety of scientific displines and challenges them in critical thinking and problem solving skills, while providing valuable information to reach answers
Title of Planned Core Program #19 Origin
EDGEMONT (WWME) NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
SU: 9 - 9:30AM & 9:30 - 10AM 26
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
EDGEMONT revolves around relationships - dating, family, friendship, power games and trust. It's high school in all of its glory or gruesome details. It's a world full of decisions and dilemmas: an unplanned pregnancy, the school bully, a trip out of the closet, school as a single Mom. It's also a world of fun, freedom, gossip, parties and junk food.
Title of Planned Core Program #20 Origin
DINO SQUAD (thisTV) NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
SA: 11 - 11:30AM & 11:30AM - 12PM 26
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 about what happens when five quirky teens suddenly gain powers to tranform into Dinosaurs, while their wise and mysterious teacher, Mrs. Moyniha, guides them while they work together demonstrating their unique abilities to protect the Earth. Meanwhile, an anthropomorphic Velociraptor, a transforming half-human, half dinosaur corporate executive, is creating mutant-saurs in his effort to accelerate Global Warming... and yes they still have to get their homework done.
Title of Planned Core Program #21 Origin
DOODLEBOPS ROCKIN' ROAD SHOW (thisTV) NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
SU: 9:00 - 9:30AM 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
2 years 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
The DOODLEBOPS and their fans explore the world of the Doodlenet on their magical tour bus. Deedee, Rooney, and Moe Doodle help their fans, and themselves, solve preschool relatable problems by journeying to fun new destinations. Want to visit a gigantic water park for a day to conquer your fear of swimming? No problem. Ready to travel into a giant's mouth to see why you should brush your teeth? Hold on tight.
Title of Planned Core Program #22 Origin
DOODLEBOPS(thisTV) NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
SU: 9:30 - 10AM 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
2 years 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Deedee, Rooney and Moe Doodle are three multi-talented rock stars who are always singing, dancing and learning from each other. They are the ultimate rock and roll band. Join them as the hang out and pratice their song and dance routines in the coolest rehearsal space imaginable. The DOODLEBOPS will get kids twisting, turning, boping and learning with their upbeat energetic music and funny stories.
Title of Planned Core Program #23 Origin
WILD LTD. SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
F, 7:30 - 8AM 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
WILD LTD. is a conservation series that travel through Southern Africa to the U.S. in search of conservation heroes and interesting species, all with an urgent call to action. Join WILD LTD. as conservation journalist Michelle Garforth goes in search of unique species. A series of high animal adventures that brings you up close and very personal.

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
Cassandra M. Mellor 312-705-2602
Address E-mail Address
26 No. Halsted Street cmellor@wciu.com
City State ZIP Code
Chicago IL 60661

17. Include any other comments or information you want the Commission to consider in evaluating your compliance with the Children's Television Act (or use this space for supplemental explanations). This may include information on any other non-core educational and informational programming that you aired this quarter or plan to air during the next quarter, or any existing or proposed non-broadcast efforts that will enhance the educational and informational value of such programming to children. See 47 C.F.R. §73.671, NOTES 2 and 3.

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

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

Name of Licensee Signature
WCIU-TV Limited Partnership
Date
07/10/2012
FCC Form 398
March 2006