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Thursday, November 18 at 9 p.m. NOW on PBS: Fixing the Future

(Rochester, NY) David Brancaccio, host of NOW on PBS, visits communities across America that are using innovative approaches to create jobs and build prosperity in Fixing the Future, airing on Thrusday, November 18 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD (DT 21.1/cable 1011 and 11). After the economic meltdown of 2008, the nation stands in urgent need of economic growth that’s not based on risky financial bets placed by Wall Street. Brancaccio travels from Maine to Washington State, from Texas to Ohio in search of new solutions. He talks to working Americans who are re-engineering the future, built on American values of commonwealth, shared prosperity, fairness, wellness, sustainability and creativity. Brancaccio’s travels for the documentary are done sustainably, ranging from trains and buses to electric cars and even bicycle.  Brancaccio talks to Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz and economists David Korten and Jane D’Arista to explore the new pathways being charted by economic reformers.  Can these experiments be nurtured and grown to provide new opportunities for our children and grandchildren?

Pictured: NOW on PBS Host David Brancaccio
Credit: Courtesy of Robin Holland – Courtesy of NOW


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