WGN-TV to air ‘WGN Films: Forecast — A Fragile Climate’


The half-hour special will focus on our changing planet

CHICAGO – October 24, 2022 – Chicago’s Very Own WGN-TV will present “WGN Films: Forecast – A Fragile Climate,” a half-hour special on climate change hosted by WGN Chief Meteorologist Tom Skilling.  The special premieres Friday, November 4 at 7pm CT on WGN-TV; the WGN9+ app on RokuAmazon Fire TV, and Apple TV; and online at and the WGN News mobile app.  An encore presentation will be seen Sunday, November 6 at 4:30pm CT on all WGN-TV platforms. The special will also be serialized on WGN News at Nine from October 31 – November 2.

Host Tom Skilling commented, “Climate change is tricky, as it’s not the kind of thing you always see outside your window in your neighborhood.  It’s a series of extreme weather events and weather trends that are occurring with more frequency, and we’ve spent the last several months traveling the country to places where climate change is ongoing and obvious.”

The special will include:

  • An in-depth look at how NASA scientists measure Earth’s changing landscape.
  • A visit to the driest metropolitan city in the nation, already adapting to historically low water levels. 
  • A visit by Tom to his beloved Alaska as he scales glaciers changing in shape and size before our very eyes.

WGN-TV is Chicago’s Very Own source for news and entertainment and is owned and operated by Nexstar Media Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc.  WGN News programs more local news than any other Chicago TV station and can be seen on WGN-TV; the WGN9+ app on RokuAmazon Fire TV and Apple TV; online at and the WGN News mobile app.  In-depth local weather coverage is available on all newscasts, and the WGN Weather mobile app.  WGN Films, part of WGN-TV, presents compelling and in-depth cinematic journalism that goes beyond the headlines to explore the stories and issues that affect Chicago area communities.  WGN 9.2 is the Chicago affiliate for Nexstar Media Inc.’s 1950s – 1970s  classic TV network Antenna TV, WGN 9.3 is the Chicago affiliate for Grit, WGN 9.4 is the Chicago affiliate for Nexstar Media Inc.’s 1980s – 2000s retro TV network Rewind TV, and WGN 9.5 is the Chicago affiliate for TBD.  For more information on Chicago’s Very Own WGN-TV, go to

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