NEW YORK, June 21, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Weekly investment and personal finance series Consuelo Mack WealthTrack premieres Season 14 nationwide on public television beginning Friday, June 23 at 7:30 p.m. ET (check local listings). WealthTrack Anchor and Executive Producer Consuelo Mack opens the new season with "Maximizing Charitable Giving," a new philanthropy special featuring an interview with Pamela Norley, president of Fidelity Charitable, the oldest donor-advised fund (DAF) and the second-largest grantmaker in the country, and Elda Di Re, private client services leader of EY's National Tax Department. They discuss how to simplify, organize and maximize charitable giving and tax deductions, including identifying well-run charities and donating illiquid assets like real estate and art. These are some of the issues handled by leading DAFs, which are charitable giving vehicles administered by nonprofit sponsoring organizations that also streamline and vet the giving process. Watch a preview now at wealthtrack.com.
WealthTrack's 14th season will feature ongoing coverage of the Trump administration's impact on the economy, markets and major entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare. Upcoming episodes will explore the benefits and risks of the increasingly popular passive index-fund investment approach versus traditional active management, as well as the growing influence of impact or sustainable investing on financial decisions. Dedicated to helping viewers build long-term financial security, the series will continue to provide trustworthy, understandable advice from the best minds in the world of business and finance, including exclusive interviews with acknowledged "Great Investors" and "Financial Thought Leaders." Among them, Professor Burton Malkiel, author of the investment classic A Random Walk Down Wall Street, will discuss his lessons learned over four decades as an investor and how his thinking has evolved.
"No matter what is happening in the outside world, our first priority on WealthTrack is to help viewers build financial security to last a lifetime. Our in-depth interviews on essential financial topics with the acknowledged experts in their fields enable us to do that every week. It is a privilege and honor to share public television's mission of educating and enlightening for a 14th season," said Mack.
Launched in July 2005, Consuelo Mack WealthTrack remains the only program on television devoted to long-term diversified investing, and is seen in 85% of U.S. TV households, including 28 of the top 30 markets. An award-winning, veteran business journalist with an extensive rolodex, Mack handpicks each guest based on their long-term track records, professional reputation and integrity to provide the best information about investing, personal finance and retirement planning amidst economic, market and political changes. Money magazine named WealthTrack "The Best Money on TV." USA Today observed, "Consuelo Mack's Charlie Rose-esque interview style — quietly intelligent, thoughtful and aimed at a well-informed audience — suits her half-hour show."
New episodes of Consuelo Mack WealthTrack air every week nationwide on public television (check local listings):
- New York metro area:
Fridays at 7:30 p.m. on WLIW21
Saturdays at 8 a.m. on THIRTEEN
Sundays at 9 a.m. on NJTV
- Los Angeles area:
Saturdays at 8 a.m. on PBS SoCal WORLD
- Sundays at 11:30 p.m. on KLCS
Mondays at 4:30 p.m. on PBS SoCal 2
Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. on PBS SoCal 1 and 11:30 p.m. on KVCR Desert Cities 24.3
- Other markets: visit http://aptonline.org
- Online: stream at wealthtrack.com beginning Fridays at 8 p.m. ET
Consuelo Mack WealthTrack is also seen on the WORLD channel, public television's premier news, science and documentary channel.
Consuelo Mack WealthTrack's website (http://wealthtrack.com) features full episode streams, exclusive video interviews and episode outtakes featuring special topics and analyses of guests' investments. The site also features podcasts with next generation "Financial Thought Leaders" and "Great Investors," special research reports on economics, markets and strategy, Mack's "Action Point," guests' "One Investment" picks, transcripts and more.
Consuelo Mack WealthTrack is a production of MackTrack Inc. and a presentation of WLIW21 in association with WNET. WNET is the parent company of THIRTEEN and WLIW21, New York's public television stations, and operator of NJTV. The series is distributed nationally by American Public Television. Consuelo Mack is executive producer and managing editor. John Servidio is executive in charge for WLIW21. Diane Masciale is general manager for WLIW21. Funding is provided by New York Life and MainStay Investments, Thornburg Investment Management, the Yuen Foundation, and the Fairholme Foundation.
WNET is America's flagship PBS station and parent company of THIRTEEN and WLIW21. WNET also operates NJTV, the statewide public media network in New Jersey. Through its broadcast channels, three cable services (THIRTEEN PBSKids, Create and World) and online streaming sites, WNET brings quality arts, education and public affairs programming to more than five million viewers each week. WNET produces and presents such acclaimed PBS series as Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, PBS NewsHour Weekend, Charlie Rose and a range of documentaries, children's programs, and local news and cultural offerings. WNET's groundbreaking series for children and young adults include Get the Math, Oh Noah! and Cyberchase as well as Mission US, the award-winning interactive history game. WNET highlights the tri-state's unique culture and diverse communities through NYC-ARTS, Theater Close-Up, NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams and MetroFocus, the daily multi-platform news magazine focusing on the New York region. In addition, WNET produces online-only programming including the award-winning series about gender identity, First Person, and an intergenerational look at tech and pop culture, The Chatterbox with Kevin and Grandma Lill. In 2015, THIRTEEN launched Passport, an online streaming service which allows members to see new and archival THIRTEEN and PBS programming anytime, anywhere: www.thirteen.org/passport.
American Public Television (APT) is the leading syndicator of high-quality, top-rated programming to the nation's public television stations. For more than 10 years, APT has annually distributed one-third or more of the top 100 highest-rated public television titles in the U.S. Founded in 1961, among its 250 new program titles per year, APT programs include prominent documentaries, performance, news and current affairs programs, dramas, how-to programs, children's series and classic movies. America's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated, Cook's Country, AfroPoP, Rick Steves' Europe, Front and Center, Doc Martin, Nightly Business Report, Midsomer Murders, A Place to Call Home, Lidia's Kitchen, Globe Trekker, Simply Ming, and P. Allen Smith's Garden Home are a sampling of APT's programs, considered some of the most popular on public television. APT licenses programs internationally through its APT Worldwide service. Now in its 12th year, Create®TV — featuring the best of public television's lifestyle programming — is distributed by American Public Television. APT also distributes WORLD™, public television's premier news, science and documentary channel. To find out more about APT's programs and services, visit APTonline.org.
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