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Approved by OMB 3060-0928
January 2015
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(REFERENCE COPY - Not for submission) Children's Television Programming Report

FRN:
0002855179
File Number:
0000057916
Submit Date:
07/10/2018
Call Sign:
WMEU-CD
Facility ID:
168662
City:
CHICAGO
State:
IL
Service:
Digital Class A
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Superceded
Status Date:
07/10/2018
Filing Status:
Inactive



Report reflects information for : Second Quarter of 2018

General Information

Section Question Response
Attachments Are attachments (other than associated schedules) being filed with this application? No

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

WEIGEL BROADCASTING CO.

Doing Business As: WEIGEL BROADCASTING CO.

Norman H. Shapiro

26 NORTH HALSTED STREET

CHICAGO, IL 60661

United States

+1 (312) 705-2600

nshapiro@wciu.com

Company

Contact Representatives (2)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Louis R duTreil , Jr .

Technical Consultant

duTreil Lundin & Rackley Inc

3135 Southgate Circle

Sarasota, FL 34239

United States

+1 (941) 329-6004

bobjr@DLR.com

Technical Representative

Mace Rosenstein , Esq .

Legal Representative

Covington & Burling LLP

One CityCenter, 850 Tenth Street, NW

Washington, DC 20001

United States

+1 (202) 662-5460

mrosenstein@cov.com

Legal Representative

Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Network Affiliation
Affiliated network Heroes and Icons
Nielsen DMA Chicago
Web Home Page Address www.heroesandiconstv.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 6.0
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: 15.0
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(23)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 23) Response
Program Title Dragonfly TV (48.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 7:30am-8am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
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. 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.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 23) Response
Program Title Henry Ford's Innovation Nation (48.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 10:00am-10:30am
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. The Henry Ford's INNOVATION NATION, hosted by Mo Rocca, features the celebration of the inventor's spirit - from historic scientific pioneers throughout past centuries to the forward-looking visionaries of today. Each episode tells the dramatic stories behind the world's greatest inventions, and the perseverance, passion and price required to bring them to life. The program includes segments focusing on 'what if it never happened' and 'the innovation by accident,' and has a strong focus on 'junior geniuses' who are changing the face of technology. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 23) Response
Program Title Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin (48.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Mondays and Tuesdays 7:30-8:00am
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. Ocean Mysteries is a half-hour weekly series that offers a fresh approach to the quest for aquatic understanding by by blending stories of fascinating sea creatures, comparisons to popular land animals, and analogies to human experience. Hosted by Jeff Corwin, Ocean Mysteries is produced for 13-16 age group, by showing how animals share the same behavior, challenges, and triumphs that humans do. From exiting rescues of abandoned animals to unexpected conflicts in the 'family dynamics' of the mingling species, viewers will get to know, and care about, these heroes, and all of fascinating life teeming in our oceans.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 23) Response
Program Title Green Screen Adventures (48.1)
Origination Local
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 8:30a-9am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 7 years to 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.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 23) Response
Program Title CPS Sports Edition (48.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 9:30am-10am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
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. 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.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 23) Response
Program Title Lucky Dog (48.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 9-9:30am
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. Animal trainer Brandon McMillan operates a training facility known as the Lucky Dog Ranch, where his mission is to rescue hard-to-love and untrained dogs and find them homes. The show focuses on exercising responsibility and on developing a sense of appreciation for life and animals. Life lessons are an integral part of the overarching theme of rescuing these animals from death and providing a second chance for life. Following McMillan's investigations into how to retrain these animals to make them welcome members in the homes of families is both educational and inspirational - encouraging this demographic to become sensitive to our own and others' behavior and teaching how we as individuals can make a difference. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 23) Response
Program Title Lucky Dog (48.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 11-11:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 12
Number of Preemptions 1
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 offers teens an opportunity to view everyday people - regardless of age, sex, occupation or education - stepping forward and acting in a socially responsible and moral fashion when faced with crises and moral dilemmas. In a candid camera-type format, individuals are placed in situations that cause them to demonstrate acts of kindness and generosity, stand up for diversity, shield others from bullies, and embrace friendships. In addition, the program includes segments that focus on overcoming ones fears, as well as rewarding individuals for their unselfish kindness and community service. The program seeks to encourage young viewers to increase their sensitivity and awareness, in order to refine their own moral compass. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 23) Response
Program Title Missing (48.4)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 11-11:30am and 11:30-12pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
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. "Missing" is a weekly half-hour educational/informational series focusing on actual cases of missing persons. The series provides information and descriptions of missing children, including endangered runaways as well as victims of abductions. The show also presents peer-to-peer advice on safety in public places and in cyber space, including real-world examples of how to avoid potentially dangerous situations. The program emphasizes taking active responsibility for personal safety and promotes situational awareness, presented in a calm and non-threatening manner suited for teenagers.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 23) Response
Program Title On The Spot (48.4)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 10:30am-11:00am
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. "On The Spot" is an educational and informative half-hour, E/I program that takes viewers on a lightning fast game of entertaining trivia. Each episode delivers endless amounts of meaningful information as the show tackles some of the most mind-blowing questions: Can a cow have an accent? Who got the world's longest standing ovation? As a kid, did Napoleon hate France? Questions are linked with eye catching visuals, giving viewers a chance to guess the right answers. The goal of the series is to provide young viewers with an information-based program that broadens their knowledge of a wide range of educational topics.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 23) Response
Program Title The Inspectors (48.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 10:30-11:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
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. THE INSPECTORS is a scripted dramatic series inspired by compelling real-life cases handled by the United States Postal Inspection Service. In the series, Preston Wainwright, a determined teenage boy who is thriving after being paralyzed in a car accident, works as an intern at the U.S. Postal Inspector's lab assisting his U.S. Postal Inspector mom, Amanda, in solving crimes that deal with everything from internet scams, identity and mail theft, to consumer fraud. The program strives to educate young people about making the right choices in their daily lives, encourages open communication between teens and parents and includes positive messaging regarding living with disabilities, overcoming challenges, beating the odds and the power of perseverance. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (11 of 23) Response
Program Title Animal Exploration with Jarod Miller (48.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 7am - 7:30am
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. In every episode, Jarod looks at exotic and domestic animals from his own unique perspective. Jarod travels to zoos and aquariums to explore animals that fit a particular theme, whether it's the need for speed or animal heroes, there's always something amazing happening. Filled with energy, youth, and humor, Jarod inspires viewers to preserve the innate human instinct to explore.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (12 of 23) Response
Program Title Animal Rescue (48.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 7a-7:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
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. 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.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (13 of 23) Response
Program Title Heroes Among Us (48.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 10:00am-10:30am and 10:30am-11am
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. Heroes Among Us tells the stories of people just like you and me who have chosen to make a difference in the lives of others. They are heroes that live in your community and have helped people you know. They are the unsung heroes who aren't seeking recognition or reward, but choose to act to correct injustice wherever they see it. Each episode will feature stories of courage and hope about people making a difference on every level, from the personal, to the professional, to the national stage, these ordinary people may just make a stranger's day a little brighter or they could change the world. Through reenactments and interviews we'll get to know these hometown heroes and what motivates them to do good and help their fellow humans.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (14 of 23) Response
Program Title PET VET DREAM TEAM (48.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 11:30-12pm (03/24/17-03/31/18) Saturdays 8:30am-9:00am (01/06/18-03/17/18)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 12
Number of Preemptions 1
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. PET VET DREAM TEAM is a live-action, half-hour television program that follows talented veterinarians Dr. Lisa Chimes and Dr. Andrew Marchevsky of the Small Animal Specialist Hospital (SASH), where they deal with compelling cases of infirm and injured pets. Viewers also see exotic animal expert Tim Faulkner in action at the Australian Reptile Park, where he cares for animals big and small, from crocodiles to koalas. Together, these three authorities race to cure their furry and feathered charges - educating viewers on a range of medical procedures and zoological practices along the way. As viewers catch a behind-the-scenes look at the veterinary profession, they also learn responsibility and empathy for animals of all kinds through the passionate work of the PET VET DREAM TEAM. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (15 of 23) Response
Program Title Wild America (48.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 9:30a-10:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
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. 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.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (16 of 23) Response
Program Title Animal Rescue (48.4)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 9-9:30am and 9:30-10am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
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. "Animal Rescue" showcases spectacular rescues of all types of animals and focuses on the work of dedicated individuals who treat the various creatures of the animal kingdom. All stories are authentic and contain actual video of rescues.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (17 of 23) Response
Program Title Rescue Me with Dr. Lisa (48.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays 7:30am-8am
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. Rescue Me with Dr. Lisa is a weekly half-hour series produced for viewers 13-16 and the entire family that educates and informs the audience about canine adoption and creating healthy environments for dogs. Hosted by Dr. Lisa Chimes, a passionate emergency veterinarian with a heart of gold, each episode will feature Dr. Lisa matching orphaned and abandoned animals with loving new homes. Rescue Me with Dr. Lisa will teach teen viewers how to be responsible pet owners and maintain a safe and healthy lifestyle for both family and pet. Each week, Rescue Me with Dr. Lisa will take viewers on an experience to witness firsthand these heartwarming stories about pets and their chance for a new life.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (18 of 23) Response
Program Title Green Screen Adventures (48.2)
Origination Local
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Monday - Friday 7am-7:30am and 7:30-8am, Saturdays 8am, 8:30m, 9am, 9:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 182
Total times aired 182
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 7 years to 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.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (19 of 23) Response
Program Title Calling Dr. Pol 48.1
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wednesday and Thursdays 7:30am-8:00am
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. Calling Dr. Pol is a weekly half-hour series that explores the fascinating occupation of veterinary medicine. Designed to educate and inform viewers aged 13-16 and the entire family, this inspiring series invites viewers to share in the experiences of Dr. Pol. An enthusiastic and naturally-inclined and well-rounded scholar, Dr. Pol has been practicing veterinary medicine for over 35 years. Caring for more that 19.000 patients, Dr. Pol has seen it all. Specializing in large farm animals, Dr. Pol, his family and veterinary staff also care for animals of all shapes and sizes. Each week audiences will have a chance to understand the challenges and rewards of this fulfilling profession and learn that the work doesn't end at the clinic: Dr. Pol often takes his talents to the road by helping sick or injured animals on neighboring farms and ranches. With the added benefit of Dr. Pol's expert analysis and on-screen factoids, viewers will have the opportunity to learn about the biology and behavior of various domesticated animals and livestock. Unstoppable and unflappable, this Doc is a legend in the community and provides an entertaining view of the veterinary profession.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (20 of 23) Response
Program Title Made In Hollywood: Teen Edition (48.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 9am-9:30am
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. MADE IN HOLLYWOOD: TEEN EDITION is an Emmy-nominated, FCC friendly, Educational/Informational, nationally syndicated weekly series. Its core programming targets 13-16 year old teens with segments ranging from coverage of Animation, Producing & Directing to Costume Design, Casting & 3D Technology. The content-rich series introduces its audience to behind-the-scenes filmmaking, special effects techniques and career opportunities focusing on the creative, technical and artistic skills of the motion picture and television industries.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (21 of 23) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas (48.4)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 10:00am-10:30am
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. "Animal Atlas" is an educational and informative half-hour, E/I program that travels the globe to meet every kind of animal imaginable, from the familiar to the astounding. Each episode takes young viewers on a journey through the animal kingdom to learn about the lives, history, and varying adaptations that allow animals to survive and thrive in the wild. The series strives to present a wide variety of information in a number of interactive and poignant sequences to make knowledge of the animal kingdom both simpler and easier to remember. It's through this engaging information and rich visual content that allows viewers to better understand and appreciate the animal world around them.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (22 of 23) Response
Program Title Dr. Chris Pet Vet (48.3)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 9:30am-10:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
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. Chronicling the adventures of Dr. Chris Brown, DR. CHRIS PET VET allows viewers unique insight into the life of one of the world's busiest vets and the animals that he treats. For those animals that require specialist services, Dr. Chris calls on his good friend and colleague Dr. Lisa Chimes, who works at a small animal specialist hospital. The show usually consists of three segments, following the doctor as he treats various animals that are in trouble and offering the viewer opportunities to understand the challenges a veterinarian daily faces. The series focuses on how the doctor investigates the individual problem and tries to develop solutions that on the surface would seem confounding to the viewer. As such the show not only offers a view into careers in and responsibility for taking care of pets, but also into problem solving strategies and behaviors. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (23 of 23) Response
Program Title Mystery Hunters (48.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 11am-11:30am and 11:30am-12pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Total times aired 26
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
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. Mystery Hunters explores some of the world's greatest myths and mysteries. Combining on-site reporting and exciting adventures, the Mystery Hunters uses science and reasoning to try to uncover the truth. The program teaches children how to gather facts, meet with experts, debunk common myths, and offer explanations for legends.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (0)

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Sponsored Core Programming (0)

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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 Sean Long
Address 26 N. Halsted
City Chicago
State IL
Zip 60661
Telephone Number (312) 705-2600
Email Address slong@wciu.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.

Other Matters (20)

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Other Matters (1 of 20) Response
Program Title Missing (48.4)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 11-11:30am and 11:30am-12pm
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. Missing" is a weekly half-hour educational/informational series focusing on actual cases of missing persons. The series provides information and descriptions of missing children, including endangered runaways as well as victims of abductions. The show also presents peer-to-peer advice on safety in public places and in cyber space, including real-world examples of how to avoid potentially dangerous situations. The program emphasizes taking active responsibility for personal safety and promotes situational awareness, presented in a calm and non-threatening manner suited for teenagers.
Other Matters (2 of 20) Response
Program Title CPS Sports (48.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 9:30am-10am
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. 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.
Other Matters (3 of 20) Response
Program Title Lucky Dog (48.3)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 9am-9:30am and 11am-11:30am
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. Animal trainer Brandon McMillan operates a training facility known as the Lucky Dog Ranch, where his mission is to rescue hard-to-love and untrained dogs and find them homes. The show focuses on exercising responsibility and on developing a sense of appreciation for life and animals. Life lessons are an integral part of the overarching theme of rescuing these animals from death and providing a second chance for life. Following McMillan's investigations into how to retrain these animals to make them welcome members in the homes of families is both educational and inspirational - encouraging this demographic to become sensitive to our own and others' behavior and teaching how we as individuals can make a difference. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core
Other Matters (4 of 20) Response
Program Title Calling Dr. Pol (48.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wed-Thurs 7:30am-8am
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. Calling Dr. Pol is a weekly half-hour series that explores the fascinating occupation of veterinary medicine. Designed to educate and inform viewers aged 13-16 and the entire family, this inspiring series invites viewers to share in the experiences of Dr. Pol. An enthusiastic and naturally-inclined and well-rounded scholar, Dr. Pol has been practicing veterinary medicine for over 35 years. Caring for more that 19.000 patients, Dr. Pol has seen it all. Specializing in large farm animals, Dr. Pol, his family and veterinary staff also care for animals of all shapes and sizes. Each week audiences will have a chance to understand the challenges and rewards of this fulfilling profession and learn that the work doesn't end at the clinic: Dr. Pol often takes his talents to the road by helping sick or injured animals on neighboring farms and ranches. With the added benefit of Dr. Pol's expert analysis and on-screen factoids, viewers will have the opportunity to learn about the biology and behavior of various domesticated animals and livestock. Unstoppable and unflappable, this Doc is a legend in the community and provides an entertaining view of the veterinary profession.
Other Matters (5 of 20) Response
Program Title Heroes Among Us (48.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 10:00am-10:30am-11:00a
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. 'Heroes Among Us' tells the stories of people just like you and me who have chosen to make a difference in the lives of others. They are heroes that live in your community and have helped people you know. They are the unsung heroes who aren't seeking recognition or reward, but choose to act to correct injustice wherever they see it. Each episode will feature stories of courage and hope about people making a difference on every level, from the personal, to the professional, to the national stage, these ordinary people may just make a stranger's day a little brighter or they could change the world. Through reenactments and interviews we'll get to know these hometown heroes and what motivates them to do good and help their fellow humans.
Other Matters (6 of 20) Response
Program Title Animal Exploration with Jarod Miller (48.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 7am-7:30am
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. In every episode, Jarod looks at exotic and domestic animals from his own unique perspective. Jarod travels to zoos and aquariums to explore animals that fit a particular theme, whether it's the need for speed or animal heroes, there's always something amazing happening. Filled with energy, youth, and humor, Jarod inspires viewers to preserve the innate human instinct to explore.
Other Matters (7 of 20) Response
Program Title The Inspectors (48.3)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 10:30am-11am
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. THE INSPECTORS is a scripted dramatic series inspired by compelling real-life cases handled by the United States Postal Inspection Service. In the series, Preston Wainwright, a determined teenage boy who is thriving after being paralyzed in a car accident, works as an intern at the U.S. Postal Inspector's lab assisting his U.S. Postal Inspector mom, Amanda, in solving crimes that deal with everything from internet scams, identity and mail theft, to consumer fraud. The program strives to educate young people about making the right choices in their daily lives, encourages open communication between teens and parents and includes positive messaging regarding living with disabilities, overcoming challenges, beating the odds and the power of perseverance. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (8 of 20) Response
Program Title Dragonfly TV (48.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 7:30am-8am
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. 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.
Other Matters (9 of 20) Response
Program Title Animal Rescue (48.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 07:00am-07:30am
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. 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.
Other Matters (10 of 20) Response
Program Title Green Screen Adventures (48.1)
Origination Local
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Satursday 8:30a-9a and 9:30a-10a
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 7 years to 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.
Other Matters (11 of 20) Response
Program Title Made In Hollywood: Teen Edition (48.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 9am-9:30am
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. MADE IN HOLLYWOOD: TEEN EDITION is an Emmy-nominated, FCC friendly, Educational/Informational, nationally syndicated weekly series. Its core programming targets 13-16 year old teens with segments ranging from coverage of Animation, Producing & Directing to Costume Design, Casting & 3D Technology. The content-rich series introduces its audience to behind-the-scenes filmmaking, special effects techniques and career opportunities focusing on the creative, technical and artistic skills of the motion picture and television industries.
Other Matters (12 of 20) Response
Program Title Henry Ford's Innovation Nation (48.3)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 10:00am-10:30am
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. The Henry Ford's INNOVATION NATION, hosted by Mo Rocca, features the celebration of the inventor's spirit - from historic scientific pioneers throughout past centuries to the forward-looking visionaries of today. Each episode tells the dramatic stories behind the world's greatest inventions, and the perseverance, passion and price required to bring them to life. The program includes segments focusing on 'what if it never happened' and 'the innovation by accident,' and has a strong focus on 'junior geniuses' who are changing the face of technology. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (13 of 20) Response
Program Title Wild America (48.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 10am-10:30am
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. 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.
Other Matters (14 of 20) Response
Program Title Rescue Me Dr. Lisa
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays 7:30am-8:00am
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. Rescue Me with Dr. Lisa is a weekly half-hour series produced for viewers 13-16 and the entire family that educates and informs the audience about canine adoption and creating healthy environments for dogs. Hosted by Dr. Lisa Chimes, a passionate emergency veterinarian with a heart of gold, each episode will feature Dr. Lisa matching orphaned and abandoned animals with loving new homes. Rescue Me with Dr. Lisa will teach teen viewers how to be responsible pet owners and maintain a safe and healthy lifestyle for both family and pet. Each week, Rescue Me with Dr. Lisa will take viewers on an experience to witness firsthand these heartwarming stories about pets and their chance for a new life.
Other Matters (15 of 20) Response
Program Title Mystery Hunters (48.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 11a-11:30a and 11:30a-12pm
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. Mystery Hunters explores some of the world's greatest myths and mysteries. Combining on-site reporting and exciting adventures, the Mystery Hunters uses science and reasoning to try to uncover the truth. The program teaches children how to gather facts, meet with experts, debunk common myths, and offer explanations for legends.
Other Matters (16 of 20) Response
Program Title Dr. Chris Pet Vet (48.3)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 9:30am-10am
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. Chronicling the adventures of Dr. Chris Brown, DR. CHRIS PET VET allows viewers unique insight into the life of one of the world's busiest vets and the animals that he treats. For those animals that require specialist services, Dr. Chris calls on his good friend and colleague Dr. Lisa Chimes, who works at a small animal specialist hospital. The show usually consists of three segments, following the doctor as he treats various animals that are in trouble and offering the viewer opportunities to understand the challenges a veterinarian daily faces. The series focuses on how the doctor investigates the individual problem and tries to develop solutions that on the surface would seem confounding to the viewer. As such the show not only offers a view into careers in and responsibility for taking care of pets, but also into problem solving strategies and behaviors. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (17 of 20) Response
Program Title Animal Rescue (48.4)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 9:00am-9:30am and 9:30am-10am
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. "Animal Rescue" showcases spectacular rescues of all types of animals and focuses on the work of dedicated individuals who treat the various creatures of the animal kingdom. All stories are authentic and contain actual video of rescues.
Other Matters (18 of 20) Response
Program Title Green Screen Adventures (48.2)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Mon-Fri: 7am-7:30am, 7:30am-8am, Saturdays 8am-8:30am, and 8:30am-9am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 154
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. 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.
Other Matters (19 of 20) Response
Program Title The Open Road with Dr. Chris (48.3)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 11:30am-12pm
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. THE OPEN ROAD WITH DR. CHRIS follows renowned veterinarian Dr. Chris Brown as he embarks on an extraordinary journey, introducing young people to countries, cultures, flora and fauna around the globe. Acting as part observer, traveler and animal expert, Dr. Chris serves as a personal guide to and interpreter of each destination's unique lifestyles, history and traditions. In addition, as an expert in the field of veterinary sciences, Dr. Chris offers unusual insights into animal behavior as well as the preservation of endangered species. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (20 of 20) Response
Program Title Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin (48.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Mon-Tues 7:30am-8am
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. Ocean Mysteries is a half-hour weekly series that offers a fresh approach to the quest for aquatic understanding by by blending stories of fascinating sea creatures, comparisons to popular land animals, and analogies to human experience. Hosted by Jeff Corwin, Ocean Mysteries is produced for 13-16 age group, by showing how animals share the same behavior, challenges, and triumphs that humans do. From exiting rescues of abandoned animals to unexpected conflicts in the 'family dynamics' of the mingling species, viewers will get to know, and care about, these heroes, and all of fascinating life teeming in our oceans.

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I declare, under penalty of perjury, that I am an authorized representative of the above-named applicant for the Authorization(s) specified above.

Sean Long

Director of Programming


07/10/2018

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