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                           Before the
                Federal Communications Commission
                     Washington, D.C. 20554


In the Matter of                   )
                                   )
Window to the World                        )           File No.  97040529
Communications, Inc.               )
Licensee of Station WTTW(TV),              )
Chicago, IL                                ) 
Facility ID #10802                         )      
                                      )
For a Forfeiture                           )


                        FORFEITURE ORDER

   Adopted:  March 3, 2000                   Released:  March  6, 
2000  


By the Chief, Enforcement Bureau:  

     ????????????????????????1.  In  this  Order,  we  grant  the 
request of  Window to  the World  Communications, Inc.  ("WTTW"), 
licensee of noncommercial  television station WTTW(TV),  Chicago, 
Illinois, for a reduction in the $5,000 forfeiture proposed in  a 
Notice of Apparent  Liability (``NAL'') issued  for violation  of 
the statutory prohibition against the broadcast of advertisements 
on noncommercial stations. Specifically,  we reduce the  proposed 
amount from  $5,000 to  $2,000  and limit  our action  to  WTTW's 
admitted violations.

     2.  In the  NAL, the  Chief, Mass  Media Bureau,  determined 
that  WTTW  had  broadcast  announcements  promoting   for-profit 
entities  in   apparent  violation   of  Section   399B  of   the 
Communications Act,  as amended,1  and Section  73.621(e) of  the 
Commission's rules.2  In support of the monetary forfeiture,  the 
NAL cited  announcements  made  on  behalf  of  program  sponsors 
Zenith, Amoco, and Sun America.  The NAL also found that the text 
of an  announcement made  on behalf  of Prudential  exceeded  the 
bounds of our rules, but that announcement was not considered  in 
setting the forfeiture amount because  it was supplied by PBS,  a 
national program supplier,  and was not  produced by the  station 
itself.

     3.   We  have reviewed  the record  in light  of the  ``good 
faith'' and other standards set forth by the Commission in Xavier 
University, 5 FCC Rcd  4920 (1990).  We  find that the  station's 
broadcast of the Amoco, Sun America and Prudential  announcements 
fell within the bounds of what is permissible under Xavier.  WTTW 
has  admitted  that   the  Zenith   announcements  violated   the 
advertising  prohibition.    In   light   of   the   Commission's 
determination that  $2,000  is the  appropriate  base  forfeiture 
amount  for  a  violation   of  the  noncommercial   underwriting 
restrictions,3 and the fact that our action is now limited to the 
Zenith announcements, we are reducing the forfeiture from  $5,000 
to $2,000.
     
                 Conclusion and Ordering Clauses

     4.  ACCORDINGLY,  IT IS  ORDERED,  that WTTW's  request  for 
reduction or rescission filed January  2, 1998 IS GRANTED to  the 
extent that we  approve a  reduction of  the proposed  forfeiture 
amount from $5,000 to $2,000.

     5.  IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, pursuant to Section 503(b) of the 
Communications Act of 1934, as amended, and Sections 0.111, 0.311 
and  1.80  of  the  Commission's  rules,  Window  to  the   World 
Communications,  Inc.,  licensee  of  noncommercial   educational 
television station WTTW (TV), Chicago, Illinois, shall FORFEIT to 
the United States the sum  of Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000),  for 
willfully  and   repeatedly  violating   Section  399B   of   the 
Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. Sec. 399b,  and 
Section 73.621(e) of the Commission's rules.

     6.  IT IS  FURTHER ORDERED  that a copy  of this  Forfeiture 
Order  shall  be  sent  by  Certified  Mail  --  Return   Receipt 
Requested, to Katherine Lauderdale,  Esq., Senior Vice  President 
and General Counsel,  Window to the  World Communications,  Inc., 
5400 North St. Louis Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60625.

                         FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION


                         David H. Solomon
                         Chief, Enforcement Bureau

     





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1 47 U.S.C.  399b.
 
2 47 C.F.R.  73.621(e).

3 47 C.F.R. Sec. 1.80(b)(4) Note; Forfeiture Policy Statement, 12 
FCC Rcd 17087 at 17115 (1997), recon. denied, FCC 99-407 (Dec. 
28, 1999).