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September 2, 2009 > PBS broadcasts family series on financial crisis

PBS broadcasts family series on financial crisis

Submitted By Victoria Portugal

Back by popular demand, the PBS award-winning series A Place of Our Own and Los Ni–os En Su Casa will repeat a special week of programming focusing on impact of the current financial crisis on families. These five episodes will air the week of September 7-11 and will coincide with additional special PBS programming on the subject. The special week of programming features five episodes highlighting how parents and caregivers can cope with economic insecurity.

A Place of Our Own and Los Ni–os en Su Casa is a daily award-winning informational television series in English and Spanish, designed for parents, grandparents, and childcare providers of young children. These special and timely episodes of the Peabody Award-winning series examine how adults can help reassure young children during changing financial circumstances.

Program information is available at www.aplaceofourown.org and www.losninosensucasa.org, including video, resource links, and message boards.

Keeping with the economic them, the week-long special episodes will air the same week as a two-hour economy-focused block of PBS programming featuring a Sesame Street primetime special, "Families Stand Together: Feeling Secure in Tough Times."

The special, a Sesame Street production, in association with David Letterman's production company Worldwide Pants Incorporated and Lookalike Productions, will air on PBS on September 9 at 8 p.m. EST (check local listings) and will provide simple strategies and helpful tips that can easily be integrated into families' everyday routines. The second hour of the special includes WNED's "Your Life, Your Money" aimed at young adults and hosted by Donald Faison.

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