I wanted to alert you to two programs on money management that will air on Public Broadcasting TV stations. Look for them on your local station. They should be showing Wednesday, September 9th at 8 PM and 9 PM EDT. See the descriptions below:
|“Families Stand Together: Feeling Secure in Tough Times” features brief documentaries of real-life families and the story of a Muppet family coping with the ups and downs of these uncertain economic times. Hosted by Al Roker and Deborah Roberts, Elmo and his friends, the special offered help, hope, strategies for families, and encouraged children to express their feelings and ideas as their families adjust to a new life.|
Your Life, Your Money (YLYM) is a one-hour program about money management for young adults that is set to air on PBS stations nationwide this fall. The program is hosted by Scrubs television star Donald Faison and was produced by WNED, the PBS affiliate station in Buffalo, New York.
The program describes the money management successes and challenges of six young adults (from diverse backgrounds and representing a diversity of ethic backgrounds and career choices) and, through their stories, teaches viewers about key personal finance topics such as the wise use of credit, investing for retirement, and insurance. Also featured in the program is Hop-Hop mogul Russell Simmons and two financial experts, financial author Beth Kobliner (author of Get a Financial Life) and Michelle Singletary, a financial columnist with the Washington Post.
YLYM was produced with funding by HSBC in the Community Foundation (USA) Inc. The program Web site is http://www.pbs.org/your-life-your-money/.