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(REFERENCE COPY - Not for submission) Children's Television Programming Report

FRN:
0004970802
File Number:
0000027420
Submit Date:
07/10/2017
Call Sign:
WICS
Facility ID:
25686
City:
SPRINGFIELD
State:
IL
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
07/10/2017
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Second Quarter of 2017

General Information

Section Question Response
Attachments Are attachments (other than associated schedules) being filed with this application? Yes

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

WICS LICENSEE, LLC

Doing Business As: WICS LICENSEE, LLC

C/O MILES S. MASON, ESQ.

PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN LLP

1200 SEVENTEENTH STREET, NW

WASHINGTON, DC 20036

United States

+1 (202) 663-8195

MILES.MASON@PILLSBURYLAW.COM

Company

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

MILES S. MASON , ESQ .

FCC Counsel

PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN LLP

1200 Seventeenth Street, NW

WASHINGTON, DC 20036

United States

+1 (202) 663-8195

MILES.MASON@PILLSBURYLAW.COM

Legal Representative

Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Network Affiliation
Affiliated network ABC
Nielsen DMA Champaign&Sprngfld-Decatur
Web Home Page Address www.newschannel20.com

Digital Core Programming

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Question Response
State the average number of hours of Core Programming per week broadcast by the station on its main program stream 3.5
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 504.0
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. Section 73.671: 11.5
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. Section 73.673? Yes
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 Yes No 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? Yes

Digital Core Programs(24)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 24) Response
Program Title Think Big
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays @ 7am CT - 4/02/17-06/25/17
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Think big is a kid hosted entertaining series for young people that follows the world's most innovative kids as they create and invent new toys, games, learning tools, websites, and modes of transportation. The program features top kid inventors who face off against one another in an invent-off to see who can come up with the most innovative and creative invention. This program aired on our station's secondary digital stream on channel 20.2.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 24) Response
Program Title GET WILD AT THE SAN DIEGO ZOO
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 7am CT - 04/01/2017-06/24/2017
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program is based at the world famous San Diego Zoo and features notable animal experts teaching children the living habits and unique behaviors of wild animals. This program aired on our station's secondary digital stream on 20.2.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 24) Response
Program Title Wild World At the San Diego Zoo
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 10am CT - 04/01/17-06/24/17
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program is based at the world famous San Diego Zoo and focuses on showing how zoo enrichment programs help animals initiate natural behavior. This program teaches children about animal behavior and the importance of providing an enriching environment for animals in our care. This program aired on the quaternary digital stream channel 20.4.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 24) Response
Program Title Teen Kid News
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays@ 11am CT04/01/2017-06/24/2017
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program features weekly educational features, such as "College and You" (tips for choosing and getting into college), and "Word" (vocabulary skills training), as well as informational features for teens: reports about healthy eating, driving tips for new drivers, and internet predators. The program has been designed to meet needs of children and young adolescents with a unique curiosity about their world, with weekly headlines that present the news in a teen-appropriate manner. The program stimulates the viewer's curiosity, develops learning, cognitive, listening and thinking skills, and serves as an enhancement to the viewer's academic and educational experience.This program aired on the station's main digital stream channel 42.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 24) Response
Program Title Think Big
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays @ 8am CT -4/02/17-06/25/17
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Think Big is a kid hosted entertaining series for young people that follows the world's most innovative kids as they create and invent new toys, games, learning tools, websites, and modes of transportation. The program features top kid inventors who face off against one another in an Invent Off to see who can come up with the most innovative and creative invention. In each episode, two teams brainstorm, choose materials, and sketch and design their idea. Once completed, the inventions are then judged. This program allows kids to showcase their skills in creativity, science, innovation, marketing and teamwork. This program aired on the tertiary digital stream channel 20.3
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 24) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 8am CT -04/01/2017-06/24/2017
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program chooses a region, or special adaptations animals have made or a specific animal and uses a top ten countdown. From a safari in Botswana, to a dude ranch in Montana, to a retirement home for horses, Jack counts down 10 incredible experiences. He also explores wild and rare animals in Australia such as dingoes, devils and cassowaries. For animal adaptation Jack travels from the Arctic to the desert picking ten animals that have made special adaptation to survive in the harsh environments. This program informs the viewer about animals and their habitat which can lead the viewer to discussions regarding the environment and conservation. This program aired on the station's main digital stream ch 42.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 24) Response
Program Title WILD WORLD AT THE SAN DIEGO ZOO
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 7:30am CT -04/01/2017-06/24/2017
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program is based at the world famous San Diego Zoo and focuses on showing how zoo enrichment programs help animals initiate natural behavior. This program teaches children about animal behavior and the importance of providing an enriching environment for animals in our care. This program aired on our station's secondary digital stream on channel 20.2.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 24) Response
Program Title Origins
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 8am and 8:30am 4/2/17-6/24/17 & Sundays 8am and 8:30am CT - 04/02/2017-06/25/2017
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 52
Total times aired 52
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program explores the origin of hundreds of the world's most influential and important inventions, natural objects, customs, ideas from technology, arts and entertainment, government, nature and more. By teaching the history of the world's most significant ideas and creations, Origins gives children an appreciation of progress and the contributions of others while inspiring their own dreams of the future. Episode examples include: "The Horse, Bicycle and Motorcycle", three modes of solitary transportation that gave us freedom and adventure; and, "Clocks, Calendars & Calculators", three pivotal inventions that enable humankind to organize, plan and keep track of their lives. This program aired on the secondary digital stream channel 20.2
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 24) Response
Program Title Sea Rescue
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 9am CT - 04/01/2017-06/24/2017
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Each episode focuses on the rescue of a sea animal giving the viewer information about medical benefits rescue and rehabilitation programs for animals. The viewer also learns about the rescued animal's biology and ecology. This information is important because it adds to the knowledge necessary to conserve and protect threatened and endangered species. This program aired on the station's main digital stream channel 42.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 24) Response
Program Title Missing
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays @ 8:30 am CT -4/02/17-06/25/17
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program features actual cases of missing individuals across the country. Assisted by local state and federal law enforcement agencies, as well as the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the program interviews friends, family, and investigators involved with the cases. The program emphasizes taking responsibility for personal safety and promotes situational awareness. Each episode showcases safety tips, a safety quiz, and an instructional message from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. This program aired on the tertiary digital stream channel 20.3.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (11 of 24) Response
Program Title Dragonfly TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays @ 7:30am CT 4/02/17-06/25/17
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program features children engaging in various science projects and demonstrates practical applications of mathematics and science from multiple scientific fields. 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 This program aired on our station's secondary digital stream on channel 20.2.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (12 of 24) Response
Program Title Boomerang
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 9am CT - 04/01/2017-06/24/2017
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program is a children's travel program featuring geographical wonders, indigenous cultures, native wildlife and unique adventures of Australia and other surrounding countries as seen and experienced through the eyes of youth. Filmed on location, Boomerang's young hosts share their first hand discoveries by conducting interviews, taking unusual tours, and designing their adventures based on viewers' special requests. Children learn geography, exposure to other cultures and appreciation for the world's oldest dog, exploring the Mayan pyramids of southern Mexico, and traveling to a tiny island in the Timor Sea to visit a family who lives there. This program aired on the quaternary digital stream channel 20.4. Due to a technical error, which has been corrected, the E/I bug did not air during this program on March 3, March11, March 18, and March 25. The Station reported in its First Quarter 2017 Form 398 that due to a technical error, the program aired on certain dates without the E/I bug. The station did rebroadcast those episodes with the E/I bug on April 16 and 22, 2017.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (13 of 24) Response
Program Title Into The Wild
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays @ 9am CT -4/02/17-06/25/17
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 60 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program features close up exploration into the world of wild animals living around the world. There is a special focus on the importance of habitat conservation as well as an emphasis on protecting endangered species which teaches children care and stewardship of the planet. Episode examples include: how humans have affected the tiger and elephant in India; how polar bears depend on their delicate habitat and, how North American lynx only exist in one continent and are known to be one of the most reclusive animals in the world. This program aired on the quaternary digital stream channel 20.4. Due to a technical error, which has been corrected, the E/I bug did not air during this program on March 4, March12, March 19, and March 26. The Station reported in its First Quarter 2017 Form 398 that due to a technical error, the program aired on certain dates without the E/I bug. The station did rebroadcast those episodes with the E/I bug on April 16 and 22, 2017.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (14 of 24) Response
Program Title Animal Rescue
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 8am CT -04/01/2017-06/24/2017
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. his program exerts a positive influence on its viewers by illustrating the best of human instincts. In particular, the show highlights respect and compassion for all living creatures, informative instruction on medical rehabilitation treatments and techniques, and the teamwork of animal rescue personnel. The viewer learns valuable information about animal development, behavior and habitats, and is also made aware of important environmental issues. This program aired on the tertiary digital stream channel 20.3
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (15 of 24) Response
Program Title Get Wild At the San Diego Zoo
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 9:30am CT -04/01/2017-06/24/2017
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program is based at the world famous San Diego Zoo and features notable animal experts teaching children the living habits and unique behaviors of wild animals. Episode examples include learning how experts studying adult orangutans learn how they raise their young and explains the Panda's living patterns. This program aired on the quaternary digital stream channel 20.4.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (16 of 24) Response
Program Title Dog Tales
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 7:30am CT -04/01/2017-06/24/2017
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Each episode of Dog Tales profiles a breed of dog, its history, popularity and characteristics. Viewers will earn the differences in dogs and how those differences affect their lives. Viewers are shown families who own particular breeds, how they interact with their dogs, and how they are a valuable part of the family. Several dog experts explain the various gods' needs, health, nutrition requirements, safety, and care. This program aired on the tertiary digital stream channel 20.3
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (17 of 24) Response
Program Title Killer Instinct
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays @ 10am CT - 4/02/17-06/25/17
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 60 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program provides an in-depth understanding of wild animals from the unique viewpoint of Australian animal expert Rob Bredl who is known as the "Barefoot Bushman". Rob uses his skills to better understand the predatory behavior of the deadliest creatures. Children will learn an appreciation for the Australian continent with its unique and diverse wildlife, and a respect for the predator in nature. Animals featured include: feisty, cranky, wild Marsupial Carnivores; Box Jellyfish, Irukandji and Stonefish; and, the giant Amethystine python. This program aired on the quaternary digital stream channel 20.4. Due to a technical error, which has been corrected, the E/I bug did not air during this program on March 4, March 12, March 19, and March 26. The Station reported in its First Quarter 2017 Form 398 that due to a technical error, the program aired on certain dates without the E/I bug. The station did rebroadcast those episodes with the E/I bug on April 16 and 22, 2017.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (18 of 24) Response
Program Title Outback Adventures
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 10:30am CT - 04/01/2017-06/24/2017
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This educational and informational program is hosted by animal expert and wildlife park operations manager, Tim Faulkner. Viewers can watch and learn as Tim showcases the beauty and wonder of the natural world. Audiences will gain a better understanding of wildlife as Tim explores the habitats and adventures of creatures of all sizes, including a giant Galapagos tortoise, a baby wombat, the flying fox, and even a newly discovered species of birds. This program aired on the station's main digital stream channel 42.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (19 of 24) Response
Program Title Ocean Treks With Jeff Corwin
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 8:30am CT - 04/01/2017-06/24/2017
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program features unique areas of the world which explores the area's natural wonders to bring viewers closer to nature, wildlife and man made treasures. Episodes include mountain climbs, deep sea dives, helicopter rides and glacier treks. Children learn geography, natural sciences, and develop curiosity about the world around them. This program aired on the station's main digital stream channel 42.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (20 of 24) Response
Program Title Heroes Among Us
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 10:30am CT - 04/01/17-06/24/17
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program features true stories of exceptional men, women and children making a difference across the United States. From highly trained professionals to ordinary citizens selflessly putting themselves in harm's way, the program celebrates the heroes in our nation today while going one step further, and teaches children key response behaviors critical to overcoming every day, unforeseen dangers. Episode examples include: a boy who displays courage and strength in his battle against cancer; a child who saved his entire class from certain catastrophe when a bus driver slipped into unconsciousness; dogs who bring joy to the mentally challenged; and, scouts who rally to save a hiker who falls from a mountaintop. This program aired on the quaternary digital stream channel 20.4. Due to a technical error, which has been corrected, the E/I bug did not air during this program on March 3, March11, March 18, and March 25. The Station reported in its First Quarter 2017 Form 398 that due to a technical error, the program aired on certain dates without the E/I bug. The station did rebroadcast those episodes with the E/I bug on April 16 and 22, 2017.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (21 of 24) Response
Program Title America's Heartland
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 7am (4/1/17-6/24/17)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Much of the food Americans eat is produced by farmers and ranchers in the country's heartland, but many children don't know how it's produced. "America's Heartland" provides information about the people and processes responsible for the availability of food and fuel across the country and around the world. The show's reporters and producers tell stories in topics that include farm families, consumer issues, animal welfare and crop sustainability. Children will learn about the production of the food and fuel they consume. Some episodes also take the show abroad to countries such as Egypt and Taiwan, to show the impact American agriculture has on the global economy. This aired on our station's tertiary digital stream on channel 20.3.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (22 of 24) Response
Program Title Rock the Park
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 10am CT -04/01/2017-06/24/2017
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program follows hosts Jack Steward and Colton Smith, as they come face to face with nature in America's national parks. Viewers will learn about the wonders of nature and the variety of wild animals that inhabit America. The hosts' adventures may inspire viewers to visit and explore the vast resources the national parks provide. This program aired on the station's main digital stream channel 42.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (23 of 24) Response
Program Title The Real Winning Edge
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays @ 7am and 7:30am CT - 4/02/17-06/25/17
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Total times aired 26
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program features young people who have been chosen to be profiled because of their adoption of pro-social values and principles. The particular youth featured is interviewed by a celebrity in the same talent field. This program shows the viewer that honesty, loyalty, hard work, self-discipline and balancing school work with social activities and friends, and developing a sense of purpose in his/her life, all combine to help the viewer stand against influences which could hurt him/her or others. This program aired on the tertiary digital stream channel 20.3
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (24 of 24) Response
Program Title The Wildlife Docs
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 9:30am CT -04/01/2017-06/24/2017
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program follows the surprising, exotic and challenging lives of a veterinary staff who cares for over 2,000 animals. The viewer will witness a variety of wild experiences through the eyes of the veterinary team, such as nutrition, treatments, x-rays, surgery, preventive care and emergencies. Through this program the viewer will be given a glimpse of the enormity, variety and quality of treatment that sets the standard for animal care. This program aired on the station's main digital stream channel 42.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

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Liaison Contact

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Question Response
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. Section 73.3526(e)(11)(iii)? Yes
Name of children's programming liaison Beth Schmitz
Address 2680 E. Cook St.
City Springfield
State IL
Zip 62703
Telephone Number (217) 523-8855
Email Address baschmitz@sbgtv.com
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 noncore 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. Section 73.671, NOTES 2 and 3. In addition to core children's programming, WICS airs public service announcements and news programming that have educational & informational value for children. In addition, we have various reporters who are assigned the "Education Beat". Our news department produces educational stories to air at least once a week and more when school is in session. Our sports department also produces an "Athlete of the Week" segment.

Other Matters (24)

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Other Matters (1 of 24) Response
Program Title Missing
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays @ 9:30 AM CT - 07/02/17-09/24/17
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program features actual cases of missing individuals across the country. Assisted by local state and federal law enforcement agencies, as well as the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the program interviews friends, family, and investigators involved with the cases. The program emphasizes taking responsibility for personal safety and promotes situational awareness. Each episode showcases safety tips, a safety quiz, and an instructional message from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. This program aired on the tertiary digital stream channel 20.3.
Other Matters (2 of 24) Response
Program Title GET WILD AT THE SAN DIEGO ZOO
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays@ 8am CT - 07/01/17-09/30/17
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program is based at the world famous San Diego Zoo and features notable animal experts teaching children the living habits and unique behaviors of wild animals. This program will air on the secondary digital stream channel 20.2
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Program Title Sea Rescue
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 9am CT - 07/01/2017-09/30/2017
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Each episode focuses on the rescue of a sea animal giving the viewer information about medical benefits rescue and rehabilitation programs for animals. The viewer also learns about the rescued animal's biology and ecology. This information is important because it adds to the knowledge necessary to conserve and protect threatened and endangered species. This program will air on the station's main digital stream 42.
Other Matters (4 of 24) Response
Program Title Into The Wild
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays @ 9am CT - 07/02/17-09/24/17
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program features close up exploration into the world of wild animals living around the world. There is a special focus on the importance of habitat conservation as well as an emphasis on protecting endangered species which teaches children care and stewardship of the planet. Episode examples include: how humans have affected the tiger and elephant in India; how polar bears depend on their delicate habitat and, how North American lynx only exist in one continent and are known to be one of the most reclusive animals in the world. This program aired on the quaternary digital stream channel 20.4.
Other Matters (5 of 24) Response
Program Title Outback Adventures with Tim Faulkner
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 10:30am CT - 07/01/2017-09/30/2017
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This educational and informational program is hosted by animal expert and wildlife park operations manager, Tim Faulkner. Viewers can watch and learn as Tim showcases the beauty and wonder of the natural world. Audiences will gain a better understanding of wildlife as Tim explores the habitats and adventures of creatures of all sizes, including a giant Galapagos tortoise, a baby wombat, the flying fox, and even a newly discovered species of birds. This program will air on the station's main digital stream channel 42.
Other Matters (6 of 24) Response
Program Title Killer Instinct
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays @ 10:00am CT -07/02/17-09/24/17
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 60 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program provides an in-depth understanding of wild animals from the unique viewpoint of Australian animal expert Rob Bredl who is known as the "Barefoot Bushman". Rob uses his skills to better understand the predatory behavior of the deadliest creatures. Children will learn an appreciation for the Australian continent with its unique and diverse wildlife, and a respect for the predator in nature. Animals featured include: feisty, cranky, wild Marsupial Carnivores; Box Jellyfish, Irukandji and Stonefish; and, the giant Amethystine python. This program aired on the quaternary digital stream channel 20.4.
Other Matters (7 of 24) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 8am CT - 07/01/2017-09/30/2017
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program chooses a region, or special adaptations animals have made or a specific animal and uses a top ten countdown. From a safari in Botswana, to a dude ranch in Montana, to a retirement home for horses, Jack counts down 10 incredible experiences. He also explores wild and rare animals in Australia such as dingoes, devils and cassowaries. For animal adaptation Jack travels from the Arctic to the desert picking ten animals that have made special adaptation to survive in the harsh environments. This program informs the viewer about animals and their habitat which can lead the viewer to discussions regarding the environment and conservation. This program will air on the station's main digital stream channel 42.
Other Matters (8 of 24) Response
Program Title Think Big
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays @ 9:00am CT - 07/02/17-09/24/17
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Think Big is a kid hosted entertaining series for young people that follows the world's most innovative kids as they create and invent new toys, games, learning tools, websites, and modes of transportation. The program features top kid inventors who face off against one another in an Invent Off to see who can come up with the most innovative and creative invention. In each episode, two teams brainstorm, choose materials, and sketch and design their idea. Once completed, the inventions are then judged. This program allows kids to showcase their skills in creativity, science, innovation, marketing and teamwork. This program aired on the tertiary digital stream channel 20.3
Other Matters (9 of 24) Response
Program Title Dog Tales
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 8:30 am CT -07/01/17-09/30/17
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Each episode of Dog Tales profiles a breed of dog, its history, popularity and characteristics. Viewers will earn the differences in dogs and how those differences affect their lives. Viewers are shown families who own particular breeds, how they interact with their dogs, and how they are a valuable part of the family. Several dog experts explain the various gods' needs, health, nutrition requirements, safety, and care. This program aired on the tertiary digital stream channel 20.3.
Other Matters (10 of 24) Response
Program Title Boomerang
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 9am CT - 07/01/17-09/30/17
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program is a children's travel program featuring geographical wonders, indigenous cultures, native wildlife and unique adventures of Australia and other surrounding countries as seen and experienced through the eyes of youth. Filmed on location, Boomerang's young hosts share their first hand discoveries by conducting interviews, taking unusual tours, and designing their adventures based on viewers' special requests. Children learn geography, exposure to other cultures and appreciation for the world's oldest dog, exploring the Mayan pyramids of southern Mexico, and traveling to a tiny island in the Timor Sea to visit a family who lives there. This program aired on the quaternary digital stream channel 20.4.
Other Matters (11 of 24) Response
Program Title Teen Kid News
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 11am CT - 07/01/2017-09/30/2017
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program features weekly educational features such as, "College and You" (tips for choosing and getting into college), and "Word" (vocabulary skills training), as well as informational features for teens, such as reports about healthy eating; driving tips for new drivers, and internet predators. The program has been designed to meet needs of children and young adolescents with a unique curiosity about their world, with weekly headlines that present the news in a teen appropriate manner. The program stimulates the viewer's curiosity, develops their learning, cognitive, listening and thinking skills, and serves as an enhancement to their academic and educational experience. This program will air on the station's main digital stream channel 42.
Other Matters (12 of 24) Response
Program Title Rock the Park
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 10am CT - 07/01/2017-09/30/2017
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program follows hosts Jack Steward and Colton Smith, as they come face to face with nature in America's national parks. Viewers will learn about the wonders of nature and the variety of wild animals that inhabit America. The hosts' adventures may inspire viewers to visit and explore the vast resources the national parks provide. This program will air on the station's main digital stream 42.
Other Matters (13 of 24) Response
Program Title Wild World At the San Diego Zoo
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 10:00am CT - 07/01/17-09/30/17
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program is based at the world famous San Diego Zoo and focuses on showing how zoo enrichment programs help animals initiate natural behavior. This program teaches children about animal behavior and the importance of providing an enriching environment for animals in our care. This program aired on the quaternary digital stream channel 20.4.
Other Matters (14 of 24) Response
Program Title Heroes Among Us
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 10:30am CT - 07/01/17-09/30/17
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Length of Program 60 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program features true stories of exceptional men, women and children making a difference across the United States. From highly trained professionals to ordinary citizens selflessly putting themselves in harm's way, the program celebrates the heroes in our nation today while going one step further, and teaches children key response behaviors critical to overcoming every day, unforeseen dangers. Episode examples include: a boy who displays courage and strength in his battle against cancer; a child who saved his entire class from certain catastrophe when a bus driver slipped into unconsciousness; dogs who bring joy to the mentally challenged; and, scouts who rally to save a hiker who falls from a mountaintop. This program aired on the quaternary digital stream channel 20.4.
Other Matters (15 of 24) Response
Program Title Get Wild At the San Diego Zoo
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 9:30am CT -07/01/17-09/30/17
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program is based at the world famous San Diego Zoo and features notable animal experts teaching children the living habits and unique behaviors of wild animals. Episode examples include learning how experts studying adult orangutans learn how they raise their young and explains the Panda's living patterns. This program aired on the quaternary digital stream channel 20.4. channel 20.4.
Other Matters (16 of 24) Response
Program Title The Real Winning Edge
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays @ 8:00 AM and 8:30 AM CT - 07/02/17-09/24/17
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program features young people who have been chosen to be profiled because of their adoption of pro-social values and principles. The particular youth featured is interviewed by a celebrity in the same talent field. This program shows the viewer that honesty, loyalty, hard work, self-discipline and balancing school work with social activities and friends, and developing a sense of purpose in his/her life, all combine to help the viewer stand against influences which could hurt him/her or others. This program aired on the tertiary digital stream channel 20.3
Other Matters (17 of 24) Response
Program Title WILD WORLD AT THE SAN DIEGO ZOO
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 8:30am CT -07/01/17-09/30/17
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. WILD WORLD AT THE SAN DIEGO ZOO This program is based at the world famous San Diego Zoo and focuses on showing how zoo enrichment programs help animals initiate natural behavior. This program teaches children about animal behavior and the importance of providing an enriching environment for animals in our care. This program will air on our station's secondary digital stream on channel 20.2
Other Matters (18 of 24) Response
Program Title Animal Rescue
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 9:00 AM CT -07/01/17-09/30/17
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program exerts a positive influence on its viewers by illustrating the best of human instincts. In particular, the show highlights respect and compassion for all living creatures, informative instruction on medical rehabilitation treatments and techniques, and the teamwork of animal rescue personnel. The viewer learns valuable information about animal development, behavior and habitats, and is also made aware of important environmental issues. This program aired on the tertiary digital stream channel 20.3
Other Matters (19 of 24) Response
Program Title Dragonfly TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays @ 8:30am CT - 07/02/17-09/24/17
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program features children engaging in various science projects and demonstrates practical applications of mathematics and science from multiple scientific fields. 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. Examples of program episodes include studying various ecosystems, sea turtles, and rocket propulsion. Each episode is engaging, entertaining and educational in structure, allowing children to gain an appreciation for science in a unique and entertaining way. This program will air on our station's secondary digital stream on channel 20.2.
Other Matters (20 of 24) Response
Program Title America's Heartland
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 8:00AM CT -07/01/17-09/30/17
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Much of the food Americans eat is produced by farmers and ranchers in the country's heartland, but many children don't know how it's produced. "America's Heartland" provides information about the people and processes responsible for the availability of food and fuel across the country and around the world. The show's reporters and producers tell stories in topics that include farm families, consumer issues, animal welfare and crop sustainability. Children will learn about the production of the food and fuel they consume. Some episodes also take the show abroad to countries such as Egypt and Taiwan, to show the impact American agriculture has on the global economy. This aired on our station's tertiary digital stream on channel 20.3.
Other Matters (21 of 24) Response
Program Title Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @8:30am CT - 07/01/2017-09/30/2017
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program features unique areas of the world which explores the area's natural wonders to bring viewers closer to nature, wildlife and man-made treasures. Episodes include mountain climbs, deep sea dives, helicopter rides and glacier treks. Children learn about geography, natural sciences and develop curiosity about the world around them. This program will air on the station's main digital stream channel 42.
Other Matters (22 of 24) Response
Program Title Think Big
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays @ 8 AM CT - 07/02/17-09/24/17
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Think Big serves the educational and informational needs of children 13 to 16 years of age with its program content, including the importance of having a working knowledge of math, science and physics. The series shows children actively solving problems using scientific principles, combining skill and creativity. The series also demonstrates real-world applications for math, science and engineering, proving that the physical sciences can be useful, challenging and fun. Each episode presents an "invent-off" challenge, where teenage teams must invent a machine designed to perform a specific task in limited amount of time, promoting creative thinking and practical skills. This program will air on our station's secondary digital stream on channel 20.2.
Other Matters (23 of 24) Response
Program Title The Wildlife Docs
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 9:30am CT 07/01/2017-09/30/2017
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program follows the surprising, exotic and challenging lives of a veterinary staff who cares for over 2,000 animals. The viewer will witness a variety of wild experiences through the eyes of the veterinary team, such as nutrition, treatments, x-rays, surgery, preventive care and emergencies. Through this program the viewer will be given a glimpse of the enormity, variety and quality of treatment that sets the standard for animal care. This program will air on the station's main digital stream 42.
Other Matters (24 of 24) Response
Program Title Origins
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 9am and 9:30am 7/1/17-9/30/17 and Sundays @ 9am and 9:30am CT - 07/02/17-09/24/17
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 54
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program explores the origin of hundreds of the world's most influential and important inventions, natural objects, customs, ideas from technology, arts and entertainment, government, nature and more. By teaching the history of the world's most significant ideas and creations, Origins gives children an appreciation of progress and the contributions of others while inspiring their own dreams of the future. Episode examples include: "The Horse, Bicycle and Motorcycle", three modes of solitary transportation that gave us freedom and adventure; and, "Clocks, Calendars & Calculators", three pivotal inventions that enable humankind to organize, plan and keep track of their lives. This program will air on the secondary digital stream channel 20.2

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