WHYY Press Room
STATIONS TO AIR “MONEYTRACK” SERIES
in Part by Recent Wall Street Settlements
“MoneyTrack,” a new 13-part series devoted
to helping consumers learn to invest successfully and get control
of their personal finances, debuts on public television stations
in April (check local listings).
“MoneyTrack” is produced
by NETworth Television Productions in Tiburon, California and
distributed by American Public Television. WHYY-TV in Philadelphia
is the national presenting station.
“Part of the series is
dedicated to teaching investors how to protect themselves against
potential abuse,” said Pamela Krueger, executive producer and
“MoneyTrack” host. “This is an entirely new breed of personal
finance programming designed to educate consumers about saving,
investing and protecting their assets.”
recognized comedian Jack Gallagher joins Krueger as co-host
of the show. Gallagher, who starred in ABC's "Bringing
Up Jack" and has appeared on the "Tonight Show,"
and "Cheers," uses his wit to make viewers comfortable
with financial topics.
“We recognize that many
consumers are threatened by their lack of understanding about
finances,” said Krueger. “MoneyTrack is designed to show consumers
that they do not have to know everything about business or Wall
Street in order to retire and live well.”
Each “MoneyTrack” program
contains lifestyle-driven segments using real people and providing
step-by-step demonstrations designed to educate and empower
the consumer. Every episode features “Investing 101” to illustrate
important concepts, such as how to get started investing at
any age and how to handle cash flow crunches and credit. The
series also includes a layman’s guide to the global economy
that explains what a global economy means to every investor’s
future. Each show also includes a “Scam Alert” report to help
viewers avoid the most common frauds.
from recent settlements with Wall Street brokerage firms are
being used to fund “MoneyTrack” through support from The Investor
Protection Trust and the California Department Of Corporations.
Fiscal sponsor for the series is The Bay Area Video Coalition,
a non-profit organization headquartered in San Francisco. Each
half-hour episode also offers online resources and tools found
on the www.moneytrack.org companion Web site.
“MoneyTrack” is an original,
13-part half-hour television series produced by NETworth Television
Productions, headquartered in Tiburon, California, in partnership
with the non-profit, Bay Area Video Coalition.
Prior to producing “MoneyTrack,”
Pam Krueger was co-anchor and producer of TechTV’s “The Money
Machine,” a daily, live half-hour program on TechTV. In addition
to TechTV, Pam was a regularly featured Money Reporter for the
Emmy-winning show, “Money Moves,” seen on PBS stations. In San
Francisco, she co-anchored and produced ABC-TV’s Emmy-winning
weekly magazine program “Marketplace” seen on KGO in San Francisco.
She also has nine years of experience as a stockbroker.
American Public Television
(APT) develops and delivers valued program choices and services
in partnership with America's public television community.
For more than 42 years, American Public Television has been
a prime source of programming for the nation's public television
stations. With more than 10,000 hours of available programming,
APT identifies innovative programs and creative distribution
techniques for producers.
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region’s leading public broadcasting station. Through television,
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is to make its region a better place, connecting each of us
to the world’s richest ideas and all of us to each other.
About the Bay
Area Video Coalition
The Bay Area Video Coalition’s
(BAVC) mission is known as the nation's most advanced non-commercial
media access and training center. Its goals are to level the
playing field, support the creation of high-quality independent
media, and develop current and future media makers. BAVC was
founded in 1976 by a group of visionaries with a camera and
a lofty idea: to support freedom of expression by making advanced
media technology accessible to independent media makers and
nonprofit organizations. Twenty-seven years, 10,000 projects,
and thousands of students later, BAVC is a national leader in
the media arts.
About The Investor
Founded in 1993 as
part of a multi-state settlement to resolve charges of misconduct,
the Investor Protection Trust
) serves as an independent source of noncommercial investor
education materials to help equip investors, and would-be investors,
with the armor they'll need to protect them from sophisticated
scams, and the knowledge they will need to better navigate their
travel through the securities market. The IPT’s first president
and chief executive officer, Don M. Blandin, is former president
of the Washington-based American Savings Education Council.
About the California
Department Of Corporations
The California Department
of Corporations is California’s Investment and Financing Authority.
Since 1913, the Department of Corporations has worked to educate
the public about the risks and rewards of investing and finances
and has worked to enforce the law to protect people from fraud.
For additional information about “MoneyTrack,”
or a VHS copy of the program, contact: Cynthia Zeiden at (415)
864-6305, or firstname.lastname@example.org.