Nightly Business Report and Private Lessons Channel Help Americans Make Sense of Today's Turbulent Economy

Public Television Program and E-Learning Company Announce

Interactive Online Courses on Understanding the Economy



Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from Nightly Business Report

    MIAMI, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Nightly Business Report (NBR),
 television's #1 daily business news program, and Digital Directions
 International, Inc. (DDI), a Colorado-based company that creates e-learning
 programs and products for the Internet and interactive television, today
 announced the release of "The Economy Today."  This is the first in a series
 of three online courses designed to help people understand the forces that
 shape our economy.  The course is located on the web at
 www.PrivateLessons.net/nbr on DDI's e-learning site, Private Lessons Channel.
     "The Economy Today" is hosted by Dr. Michael B. Lehmann, noted economist
 and University of San Francisco professor for more than three decades.  It
 takes users on an interactive tour of the statistical indicators that portray
 our nation's business climate and economic outlook.  The course is divided
 into three lessons, each of which analyzes a key facet of the economy using
 audio, video, web links and animated charts/graphs to engage the user in the
 learning process.
     The association calls for Nightly Business Report to be actively involved
 in the development of the courses.  In addition, NBR is informing its viewers
 of the availability of the online courses twice per week following the credits
 at the end of NBR's broadcast.
     "We took a look at the changing economy and felt the need to offer our
 viewers and the American public an opportunity to gain a better understanding
 of the economic information presented on Nightly Business Report through a
 series of online courses," said NBR Senior Vice President and Executive Editor
 Linda O'Bryon.
     "There is a whole group of people out there trying to make sense of the
 economy as they experience rising energy costs and stock market volatility,
 who we believe will benefit from the courses we are offering through our
 association with NBR," said DDI CEO, John Ramo.
     Each lesson costs $5.00 and gives the user access to the material for a
 24-hour period.  The Private Lessons Channel online store also sells a wide
 selection of NBR videos, including its popular stock market primer "How Wall
 Street Works."  Future NBR courses in development are "The Investment Outlook"
 and "How to Read the Financial Pages" (working titles).
 
     Nightly Business Report is America's #1 daily business news program,
 viewed by more than one million households every weeknight.  NBR provides
 business and economic news and investment information to help people manage
 their money and stay on top of the news that affects their portfolios.
 Digital Directions International, co-funded by Rocky Mountain PBS, Colorado's
 statewide PBS network, creates e-learning programs and products for the
 Internet and interactive television.  Private Lessons Channel is an e-learning
 web site offering affordable interactive courses to the public.
 
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SOURCE Nightly Business Report
    MIAMI, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Nightly Business Report (NBR),
 television's #1 daily business news program, and Digital Directions
 International, Inc. (DDI), a Colorado-based company that creates e-learning
 programs and products for the Internet and interactive television, today
 announced the release of "The Economy Today."  This is the first in a series
 of three online courses designed to help people understand the forces that
 shape our economy.  The course is located on the web at
 www.PrivateLessons.net/nbr on DDI's e-learning site, Private Lessons Channel.
     "The Economy Today" is hosted by Dr. Michael B. Lehmann, noted economist
 and University of San Francisco professor for more than three decades.  It
 takes users on an interactive tour of the statistical indicators that portray
 our nation's business climate and economic outlook.  The course is divided
 into three lessons, each of which analyzes a key facet of the economy using
 audio, video, web links and animated charts/graphs to engage the user in the
 learning process.
     The association calls for Nightly Business Report to be actively involved
 in the development of the courses.  In addition, NBR is informing its viewers
 of the availability of the online courses twice per week following the credits
 at the end of NBR's broadcast.
     "We took a look at the changing economy and felt the need to offer our
 viewers and the American public an opportunity to gain a better understanding
 of the economic information presented on Nightly Business Report through a
 series of online courses," said NBR Senior Vice President and Executive Editor
 Linda O'Bryon.
     "There is a whole group of people out there trying to make sense of the
 economy as they experience rising energy costs and stock market volatility,
 who we believe will benefit from the courses we are offering through our
 association with NBR," said DDI CEO, John Ramo.
     Each lesson costs $5.00 and gives the user access to the material for a
 24-hour period.  The Private Lessons Channel online store also sells a wide
 selection of NBR videos, including its popular stock market primer "How Wall
 Street Works."  Future NBR courses in development are "The Investment Outlook"
 and "How to Read the Financial Pages" (working titles).
 
     Nightly Business Report is America's #1 daily business news program,
 viewed by more than one million households every weeknight.  NBR provides
 business and economic news and investment information to help people manage
 their money and stay on top of the news that affects their portfolios.
 Digital Directions International, co-funded by Rocky Mountain PBS, Colorado's
 statewide PBS network, creates e-learning programs and products for the
 Internet and interactive television.  Private Lessons Channel is an e-learning
 web site offering affordable interactive courses to the public.
 
                      MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X31541713
 
 SOURCE  Nightly Business Report