Our Mission

  • To enrich, enlighten, entertain and engage the diverse and multicultural Chicago area communities with quality television production and programming.
  • To produce and broadcast programs that combine a global vision with a local focus while bridging racial, ethnic, class and gender divisions.
  • To honorably serve our varied constituencies of viewers, educators, adult learners, and those who choose to invest in our mission: our members, underwriters, grantors and our licensee the City Colleges of Chicago (
  • To value human dignity, lifelong learning, the power of ideas, the importance of service to our broadcast community and empowered participation in a democratic society.