Rob Katz

PBS releases new microfinance documentary TONIGHT

Tonight, many PBS affiliates will feature the premiere of Small Fortunes: Microcredit and the Future of Poverty, an hour-long documentary exploring issues of poverty and microcredit. The program’s web site includes an easy-to-use station finder that allows viewers to find out when it will air in their area. The site also features videos, borrower profiles, and additional resources on microfinance. Don?t forget to watch!

Between Small Fortunes and the previously-released ?New Heroes? documentary, I?m excited to see mainstream media picking up BOP topics. If you?re interested in either of these programs, but don?t get PBS (or you missed New Heroes altogether), both web sites include information on how to buy the video or DVD.