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: 2014-06-30 00:00:00.0 Filed on: 2014-07-10 13:20:05.563

Call Sign Channel Numbers Community of License
WWME-CA 23 (analog)
 (digital)
City State County ZIP Code
Chicago IL Cook 60661
Licensee Name
Channel 23 Limited Partnership
Network Affiliation Nielsen DMA Licensee World Wide Web Home Page Address (if applicable)
Chicago http://www.wciu.com
Facility ID Previous Call Sign (if applicable) License Renewal Expiration Date
71425 2021-12-01 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). 4.00 hours
3. (a) Does the Licensee provide information identifying each Core Program aired on its station, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides as required by 47 C.F.R. §73.673? Y
(b) Identify publishers who were sent information in 3(a).
FYI Television; Tribune Media Services (Tribune relays information to many newspapers and other program guides.); TV Guide
4. Complete the following for each program that you aired during the past three months that meets the definition of Core Programming. Complete chart below for each Core Program.
Title of Analog Core Program #1 Origin
JACK HANNA'S ANIMAL ADVENTURES SYNDICATED
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
13 years 16 years Y
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 Analog Core Program #2 Origin
CPS Sports Edition LOCAL
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Sunday 10pm-10:30pm 13 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
13 years 16 years Y
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
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 Analog Core Program #3 Origin
WILD AMERICA 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
13 years 16 years Y
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 Analog Core Program #4 Origin
DRAGONFLY TV 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
13 years 16 years Y
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
"Dragonfly TV" is a weekly half-hour science television series that meets the educational and informational objectives of the FCC's Childrens Programming requirements for children ages 13-16. The programs highlight 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. Each episode is engaging, entertaining and educational in structure, allowing children to investigate science on their own.

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.  
  (b) Did the Licensee broadcast on its main digital program stream the same Children's Core Programming provided on its analog channel?  
  (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.  
    If No to 7(c), submit as an Exhibit a 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.  
  (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.  
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?  
  (b) Identify publishers who were sent information in 9(a).
10. Complete the following for each program that you aired during the past three months that meets the definition of Core Programming. Complete chart below for each Core Program.
    [There are no digital core program reports.]
11. (a) Does the Licensee certify that at least 50% of the Core Programming counted toward meeting the additional programming guideline (applied to free video programming aired on other than the main program stream) did not consist of program episodes that had already aired within the previous seven days either on the station's main program stream or on another of the station's free digital program streams?  
  (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.  
Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming
12. Complete the following for each program that you aired during the past three months that is specifically designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children ages 16 and under, but does not meet one or more elements of the definition of Core Programming. See 47 C.F.R. §73.671. Complete chart below for each additional such educational and information program.
[There are no digital non-core program reports.]
Sponsored Core Programming
13. List Core Programs, if any, aired by other stations that are sponsored by the Licensee and that meet the criteria set forth in 47 C.F.R. §73.671. Also indicate whether the amount of total Core Programming broadcast by another station increased.
[There are no digital sponsored core program broadcast reports.]
[There are no digital sponsored core program detail reports.]
Other Matters
14. Complete the following for each analog and digital program that you plan to air for the next quarter that meets the definition of Core Programming. Complete chart below for each Core Program, identifying whether it is to be broadcast on the station's analog or digital channel or both channels.
Title of Planned Core Program #1 Origin
JACK HANNA'S ANIMAL ADVENTURES SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Mon-Fri 7:30am-8am 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 #2 Origin
WILD AMERICA SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturday 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
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 #3 Origin
CPS SPORTS EDITION LOCAL
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Sunday 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
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 #4 Origin
DRAGONFLY TV SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Sunday 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 TV" is a weekly half-hour science television series that meets the educational and informational objectives of the FCC's Childrens Programming requirements for children ages 13-16. The programs highlight 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. Each episode is engaging, entertaining and educational in structure, allowing children to investigate science on their own.

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
Channel 23 Limited Partnership
Date
7/10/2014
FCC Form 398
March 2006