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: 2013-06-30 00:00:00.0 Filed on: 2013-07-08 15:19:36.546

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 2013-12-31 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. 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. 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. 18.00 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; Rovi 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
Green Screen Adventures (26.1) LOCAL
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays 7a-7:30am 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
7 years 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Green Screen Adventures sparks enthusiasm for writing through age-appropriate sketch comedy, original songs, puppetry, and story theatre. The stories are based on the writing of elementary school students, ages 7-13. Children get the message that their words have power, that their voices are being heard. Our diverse Green Screen company of performers and writers reinforce critical writing skills and share positive social messages. Our educational mission emphasizes the four "C"s as well as the three "R"s - Curiosity, Confidence, Citizenship, Compassion.

Title of Digital Core Program #2 Origin
Pets.TV (26.1) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Sundays 11:30a-12p 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 #3 Origin
Dog Tales (26.1) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Sundays 11a-11:30a 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 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 Digital Core Program #4 Origin
Animal Exploration with Jarod Miller (26.1) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Sundays 12pm-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 #5 Origin
Mystery Hunters (26.1) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Sundays 7am-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 #6 Origin
Young Icons (26.1) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays 7:30a-8a 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
Young Icons features in-dept stories about America's best and finest youths. World-class athletes, accomplished artists, scholars, philanthropists and entrepreneurs.

Title of Digital Core Program #7 Origin
Wild America (26.2) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays 10am-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 #8 Origin
Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures (26.2) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Mon-Fri 7:30am-8am 64 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 #9 Origin
Dragonfly TV (26.2) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Sunday 9am-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
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 Digital Core Program #10 Origin
CPS Sports Edition (26.2) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Sundays 9:30am-10am 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 #11 Origin
Missing (26.2) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Sundays 10a-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
Missing is a weekly half-hour reality series featuring actual cases of missing individuals, both adult and juvenile, from across the United States. The program includes tips and infor mation to keep children safe.

Title of Digital Core Program #12 Origin
Green Screen Adventures (26.4) LOCAL
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Mon-Fri 7am-7:30am 64 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
7 years 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Green Screen Adventures sparks enthusiasm for writing through age-appropriate sketch comedy, original songs, puppetry, and story theatre. The stories are based on the writing of elementary school students, ages 7-13. Children get the message that their words have power, that their voices are being heard. Our diverse Green Screen company of performers and writers reinforce critical writing skills and share positive social messages. Our educational mission emphasizes the four "C"s as well as the three "R"s - Curiosity, Confidence, Citizenship, Compassion.

Title of Digital Core Program #13 Origin
Animal Rescue (26.4) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturday 7am-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" is a weekly half-hour reality series showcasing spectacular rescues of all types of animals. The series focuses on the dedicated people around the world who help sick, injured or abused animals. The program also instructs children on the proper care of animals and provides safety tips on how to care for all kinds of creatures in the animal kingdom. The show is aimed at children and families who want to learn about animal treatment, care and protection.

Title of Digital Core Program #14 Origin
Set for Life (26.4) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays 10am-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
"Set For Life" relates with teens on their level about the power and impact a higher education has on them and the changing world around them. The high energy series features college students, faculty, and alumni on college campuses discussing issues and topics that influence teenagers' decisions to obtain a college education. Teenagers will see firsthand the diverse and exciting dynamics college life offers, while learning the different paths college students can take to complete their degree.

Title of Digital Core Program #15 Origin
Green Screen Adventures (26.3) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Sundays 7am and 7:30am 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
Green Screen Adventures sparks enthusiasm for writing through age-appropriate sketch comedy, original songs, puppetry, and story theatre. The stories are based on the writing of elementary school students, ages 7-13. Children get the message that their words have power, that their voices are being heard. Our diverse Green Screen company of performers and writers reinforce critical writing skills and share positive social messages. Our educational mission emphasizes the four "C"s as well as the three "R"s - Curiosity, Confidence, Citizenship, Compassion.

Title of Digital Core Program #16 Origin
Edgemont (26.3) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Sundays 9:30am-10a 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
Edgemont is designed to entertain its core teen audience and also to inform and educate its viewers about issues that arise in school and at home. The storylines focus on social and emotional challenges faced by all secondary school students, from forming and maintaining family, friendship and romantic relationships, to ethical and moral choices. The objective of the series is to demonstrate models of behavior for teen viewers, allowing them to consider choices that they themselves may face, to witness the potential outcomes of these choices and gain positive tools that they can use to resolve issues and conflicts in a constructive way.

Title of Digital Core Program #17 Origin
Cookin' With Cutty (26.3) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Sundays 8am-8:30am 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
9 years 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Cookin' With Cutty promotes positive health and nutrition lifestyle choices for children and their parents. Fast-paced, high-energy segments featuring Cutty, Lisa, Blakely and the kids focus on the benefits of eating well, exercising and being tobacco free. Our mission is to encourage good health, nutrition and fitness habits to children around the world. Filmed on location throughout the beautiful Hawaiian Islands, Cookin' With Cutty informs and educates children, parents and families through the easiest learning method on earth-FUN!

Title of Digital Core Program #18 Origin
Kids Cooking for Kids (26.3) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Sundays 8:30am-9am 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
Mike and Will are twin brothers who love to eat. Their weekly TV show is based on experiences that began when the boys were only 5 years old. They want to share their love of cooking and eating, with as many kids as possible. In each episode, Mike and Will demonstrate how to cook a particular dish, emphasizing the importance of good nutrition, kitchen safety and a healthy lifestyle.

Title of Digital Core Program #19 Origin
Mad About (26.3) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Sundays 9a-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
Mad About is a half hour sketch- comedy/ variety show aimed at educating and entertaining kids ages 13 to 16. A true E/I series, episodes use a creative mixture of humor, improve, animation and viewer-generated video. Mad About conveys important messages about life skills such as personal finance, health & nutrition, fitness, conservation, and decision making in a fun and entertaining way. Each TV episode relies on a small company of skilled comedic actors to explore significant topics within a subject area. It incorporates comic monologues, sketch and improv comedy, eye-catching animation, music videos, humorous "man on the street" interviews, and viewer-created questions about life's issues.

Title of Digital Core Program #20 Origin
Horseland (26.5) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Mon-Friday 8:30-9am 64 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
The animated adventures of four amazing kids and their horses come together in an incredible place called Horseland. As these friends strive to become the best competitive riders they can possibly be, the kids and their equine companions must learn to deal with difficult situations and confront an array of problems that put their honesty, integrity, self-confidence and sometimes even their friendship to the test.

Title of Digital Core Program #21 Origin
Green Screen Adventures (26.5) LOCAL
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays 9am-9:30am 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
7 years 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Green Screen Adventures sparks enthusiasm for writing through age-appropriate sketch comedy, original songs, puppetry, and story theatre. The stories are based on the writing of elementary school students, ages 7-13. Children get the message that their words have power, that their voices are being heard. Our diverse Green Screen company of performers and writers reinforce critical writing skills and share positive social messages. Our educational mission emphasizes the four "C"s as well as the three "R"s - Curiosity, Confidence, Citizenship, Compassion.

Title of Digital Core Program #22 Origin
Wimzie's House (26.5) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays 10am and 10:30am 26 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
3 years 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Come spend a 'day in the life' with the monsters at Wimzie's house and you'll never want to go home. It's the magical kind of daycare that leads to delightful adventures for the pre-school child. All of the characters are wild and wooly on the outside - but definitely human on the inside.After spending a half hour in this very special home away from home, no one will leave the world of Wimzie unchanged. It is the world where the real and the imaginary come together, where self esteem is the order of the day, where the emotions and the relationships of today's preschoolers, who are growing up to be ten in the year 2000, are on the top of the list of story material. Five year old Wimzie and her mother Graziella, an airline pilot, live in Yaya's house as does Rousso, Yaya's best friend - even if Yaya is at least one hundred years and fifty years old (and counting) and Russo is much more than a hundred years her younger. Graziella is more than ecstatic to have found a warm and comfortable home as well as a loving environment for her daughter, Wimzie, while she is off on her somewhat unorthodox work schedule flying around the world. It is within this setting that we meet Jonas, Archibald, Loulou, Horace, and Azuline as they work out the relationships that grow out of being together every day, of growing up just a little bit every day. They learn not only about themselves but also about the world outside the door: music, nature, art and fun are woven with a touch of humour throughout a storyline solidly crafted on socio-affective objectives. Music, songs, the art of discovery. Rhymes, magic, the sharing of secrets with friends. Storytime, word games, the acceptance of "your" way. This is what Wimzie brings into the viewers' home. A daycare full of little monsters - what could be more real? Conflict, difficulty, resolution, triumph. Laughter, tears, anger and joy. Wimzie is a world of enchantment.

Title of Digital Core Program #23 Origin
Country Mouse, City Mouse Adventures (26.5) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays 11am-11:30am 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
4 years 9 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
The much-loved children's fable comes to television in a brand new way, full of mysteries, adventures and characters with a unique mouse perspective on the world. Come along with Emily, the practical Country Mouse, and her sophisticated City Mouse cousin, Alexander. These two affable travelers visit friends and family around the globe, stumbling across mastermind criminals, royalty, famous inventors, artists and an array of fellow adventurers. Each adventure is based on a real event that took place at the beginning of the 20th century.

Title of Digital Core Program #24 Origin
Danger Rangers (26.5) SYNDICATED
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 Y
5 years 7 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
The Danger Rangers teach the importance of safety and how to prevent accidents while still having fun.

Title of Digital Core Program #25 Origin
Doodlebops Rockin' Road Show (26.5) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Sundays 9am-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
Together kids favorite rockin' band, 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! With a little song, dance, and teamwork the Doodlebops are always ready to rock into a new adventure!

Title of Digital Core Program #26 Origin
The Doodlebops (26.5) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Sundays 9:30am-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
The Doodlebops are kids' favorite rock band. This musical comedy series for children stars Deedee, Rooney and Moe Doodle - three multi-talented rock stars who are always singing, dancing and learning from each other. They are the ultimate rock and roll band! Join The Doodlebops as they hang out and practice their song and dance routines in the coolest rehearsal space imaginable, and travel from show to show in their super cool tour bus! The Doodlebops will get kids twisting, turning, bopping and learning with their upbeat energetic music and funny stories.

Title of Digital Core Program #27 Origin
The Busy World of Richard Scarry (26.5) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays 10am and 10:30am 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
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.

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
2 Green Screen Adventures

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
Sundays 7am and 7:30am 26 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
Green Screen Adventures sparks enthusiasm for writing through age-appropriate sketch comedy, original songs, puppetry, and story theatre. The stories are based on the writing of elementary school students, ages 7-13. Children get the message that their words have power, that their voices are being heard. Our diverse Green Screen company of performers and writers reinforce critical writing skills and share positive social messages. Our educational mission emphasizes the four "C"s as well as the three "R"s - Curiosity, Confidence, Citizenship, Compassion.
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
Mon-Fri 7am-7:30am 65 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
Green Screen Adventures sparks enthusiasm for writing through age-appropriate sketch comedy, original songs, puppetry, and story theatre. The stories are based on the writing of elementary school students, ages 7-13. Children get the message that their words have power, that their voices are being heard. Our diverse Green Screen company of performers and writers reinforce critical writing skills and share positive social messages. Our educational mission emphasizes the four "C"s as well as the three "R"s - Curiosity, Confidence, Citizenship, Compassion.
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
Green Screen Adventures (26.1) LOCAL
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays 7a-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
Green Screen Adventures sparks enthusiasm for writing through age-appropriate sketch comedy, original songs, puppetry, and story theatre. The stories are based on the writing of elementary school students, ages 7-13. Children get the message that their words have power, that their voices are being heard. Our diverse Green Screen company of performers and writers reinforce critical writing skills and share positive social messages. Our educational mission emphasizes the four "C"s as well as the three "R"s - Curiosity, Confidence, Citizenship, Compassion.
Title of Planned Core Program #2 Origin
Pets.TV (26.1) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Sundays 11a-11:30a 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 #3 Origin
Dog Tales (26.1) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Sundays 11:30-12pm 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 #4 Origin
Animal Exploration with Jarod Miller (26.1) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Sundays 12pm-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 #5 Origin
Mystery Hunters (26.1) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Sunday 7:00am-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 #6 Origin
Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures (26.2) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Mon-Fri: 7:30a-8a 65
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 #7 Origin
Wild America (26.2) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays 10a-10:30a 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.
Title of Planned Core Program #8 Origin
CPS Sports Edition (26.2) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Sundays 9:30am-10am 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 #9 Origin
Green Screen Adventures (26.4) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Mon-Fri 7am-7:30am 65
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
7 years 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Green Screen Adventures sparks enthusiasm for writing through age-appropriate sketch comedy, original songs, puppetry, and story theatre. The stories are based on the writing of elementary school students, ages 7-13. Children get the message that their words have power, that their voices are being heard. Our diverse Green Screen company of performers and writers reinforce critical writing skills and share positive social messages. Our educational mission emphasizes the four "C"s as well as the three "R"s - Curiosity, Confidence, Citizenship, Compassion.
Title of Planned Core Program #10 Origin
Animal Rescue (26.4) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturday 7am-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" is a weekly half-hour reality series showcasing spectacular rescues of all types of animals. The series focuses on the dedicated people around the world who help sick, injured or abused animals. The program also instructs children on the proper care of animals and provides safety tips on how to care for all kinds of creatures in the animal kingdom. The show is aimed at children and families who want to learn about animal treatment, care and protection.
Title of Planned Core Program #11 Origin
Set for Life (26.4) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays 10am-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
"Set For Life" relates with teens on their level about the power and impact a higher education has on them and the changing world around them. The high energy series features college students, faculty, and alumni on college campuses discussing issues and topics that influence teenagers' decisions to obtain a college education. Teenagers will see firsthand the diverse and exciting dynamics college life offers, while learning the different paths college students can take to complete their degree.
Title of Planned Core Program #12 Origin
Green Screen Adventures (26.3) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Sundays 7am and 7:30am 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
Green Screen Adventures sparks enthusiasm for writing through age-appropriate sketch comedy, original songs, puppetry, and story theatre. The stories are based on the writing of elementary school students, ages 7-13. Children get the message that their words have power, that their voices are being heard. Our diverse Green Screen company of performers and writers reinforce critical writing skills and share positive social messages. Our educational mission emphasizes the four "C"s as well as the three "R"s - Curiosity, Confidence, Citizenship, Compassion.
Title of Planned Core Program #13 Origin
Cookin' With Cutty (26.3) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Sundays 8am-8:30am 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
9 years 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Cookin' With Cutty promotes positive health and nutrition lifestyle choices for children and their parents. Fast-paced, high-energy segments featuring Cutty, Lisa, Blakely and the kids focus on the benefits of eating well, exercising and being tobacco free. Our mission is to encourage good health, nutrition and fitness habits to children around the world. Filmed on location throughout the beautiful Hawaiian Islands, Cookin' With Cutty informs and educates children, parents and families through the easiest learning method on earth-FUN!
Title of Planned Core Program #14 Origin
Kids Cooking for Kids (26.3) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Sundays 8:30am-9am 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
Mike and Will are twin brothers who love to eat. Their weekly TV show is based on experiences that began when the boys were only 5 years old. They want to share their love of cooking and eating, with as many kids as possible. In each episode, Mike and Will demonstrate how to cook a particular dish, emphasizing the importance of good nutrition, kitchen safety and a healthy lifestyle.
Title of Planned Core Program #15 Origin
Mad About (26.3) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Sundays 9a-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
Mad About is a half hour sketch- comedy/ variety show aimed at educating and entertaining kids ages 13 to 16. A true E/I series, episodes use a creative mixture of humor, improve, animation and viewer-generated video. Mad About conveys important messages about life skills such as personal finance, health & nutrition, fitness, conservation, and decision making in a fun and entertaining way. Each TV episode relies on a small company of skilled comedic actors to explore significant topics within a subject area. It incorporates comic monologues, sketch and improv comedy, eye-catching animation, music videos, humorous "man on the street" interviews, and viewer-created questions about life's issues.
Title of Planned Core Program #16 Origin
Edgemont (26.3) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Sundays 9:30am-10am 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
Edgemont is designed to entertain its core teen audience and also to inform and educate its viewers about issues that arise in school and at home. The storylines focus on social and emotional challenges faced by all secondary school students, from forming and maintaining family, friendship and romantic relationships, to ethical and moral choices. The objective of the series is to demonstrate models of behavior for teen viewers, allowing them to consider choices that they themselves may face, to witness the potential outcomes of these choices and gain positive tools that they can use to resolve issues and conflicts in a constructive way.
Title of Planned Core Program #17 Origin
Dragonfly TV (26.2) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Sundays 9am-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
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 #18 Origin
Horseland (26.5) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Mon-Friday 8:30-9am 65
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
The animated adventures of four amazing kids and their horses come together in an incredible place called Horseland. As these friends strive to become the best competitive riders they can possibly be, the kids and their equine companions must learn to deal with difficult situations and confront an array of problems that put their honesty, integrity, self-confidence and sometimes even their friendship to the test.
Title of Planned Core Program #19 Origin
Green Screen Adventures (26.5) LOCAL
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays 9am-9:30am 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
7 years 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Green Screen Adventures sparks enthusiasm for writing through age-appropriate sketch comedy, original songs, puppetry, and story theatre. The stories are based on the writing of elementary school students, ages 7-13. Children get the message that their words have power, that their voices are being heard. Our diverse Green Screen company of performers and writers reinforce critical writing skills and share positive social messages. Our educational mission emphasizes the four "C"s as well as the three "R"s - Curiosity, Confidence, Citizenship, Compassion.
Title of Planned Core Program #20 Origin
Busy World of Richard Scarry SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays 9:30am-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
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 #21 Origin
Wimzie's House (26.5) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays 10am and 10:30am 26
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
3 years 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Come spend a 'day in the life' with the monsters at Wimzie's house and you'll never want to go home. It's the magical kind of daycare that leads to delightful adventures for the pre-school child. All of the characters are wild and wooly on the outside - but definitely human on the inside.After spending a half hour in this very special home away from home, no one will leave the world of Wimzie unchanged. It is the world where the real and the imaginary come together, where self esteem is the order of the day, where the emotions and the relationships of today's preschoolers, who are growing up to be ten in the year 2000, are on the top of the list of story material. Five year old Wimzie and her mother Graziella, an airline pilot, live in Yaya's house as does Rousso, Yaya's best friend - even if Yaya is at least one hundred years and fifty years old (and counting) and Russo is much more than a hundred years her younger. Graziella is more than ecstatic to have found a warm and comfortable home as well as a loving environment for her daughter, Wimzie, while she is off on her somewhat unorthodox work schedule flying around the world. It is within this setting that we meet Jonas, Archibald, Loulou, Horace, and Azuline as they work out the relationships that grow out of being together every day, of growing up just a little bit every day. They learn not only about themselves but also about the world outside the door: music, nature, art and fun are woven with a touch of humour throughout a storyline solidly crafted on socio-affective objectives. Music, songs, the art of discovery. Rhymes, magic, the sharing of secrets with friends. Storytime, word games, the acceptance of "your" way. This is what Wimzie brings into the viewers' home. A daycare full of little monsters - what could be more real? Conflict, difficulty, resolution, triumph. Laughter, tears, anger and joy. Wimzie is a world of enchantment.
Title of Planned Core Program #22 Origin
Country Mouse, City Mouse Adventures (26.5) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays 11am-11:30am 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
4 years 9 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
The much-loved children's fable comes to television in a brand new way, full of mysteries, adventures and characters with a unique mouse perspective on the world. Come along with Emily, the practical Country Mouse, and her sophisticated City Mouse cousin, Alexander. These two affable travelers visit friends and family around the globe, stumbling across mastermind criminals, royalty, famous inventors, artists and an array of fellow adventurers. Each adventure is based on a real event that took place at the beginning of the 20th century.
Title of Planned Core Program #23 Origin
Danger Rangers (26.5) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays 11:30am-12pm 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
The Danger Rangers teach the importance of safety and how to prevent accidents while still having fun.
Title of Planned Core Program #24 Origin
Doodlebops Rockin' Road Show (26.5) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Sundays 9am-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
Together kids favorite rockin' band, 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! With a little song, dance, and teamwork the Doodlebops are always ready to rock into a new adventure!
Title of Planned Core Program #25 Origin
The Doodlebops (26.5) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Sundays 9:30am-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
The Doodlebops are kids' favorite rock band. This musical comedy series for children stars Deedee, Rooney and Moe Doodle - three multi-talented rock stars who are always singing, dancing and learning from each other. They are the ultimate rock and roll band! Join The Doodlebops as they hang out and practice their song and dance routines in the coolest rehearsal space imaginable, and travel from show to show in their super cool tour bus! The Doodlebops will get kids twisting, turning, bopping and learning with their upbeat energetic music and funny stories.

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
Sean Long 312-705-2600
Address E-mail Address
26 N. Halsted slong@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
07/8/2013
FCC Form 398
March 2006