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  Brother, Can You Spare A Billion? The Story of Jesse Jones  
Jesse Jones

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
He saved the nation from complete financial collapse and at one point was considered to be the most powerful person in the country, next to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Yet, Jesse Holman Jones has never been properly recognized in the annals of American history. In April, PBS paints a vivid portrait of this remarkable man who became one of the main architects of modern America. Narrated by Walter Cronkite, Brother, Can You Spare A Billion? The Story Of Jesse H. Jones, features a dynamic mix of historical film footage, information uncovered in the Jones archives and interviews with John Kenneth Galbraith, John Morton Blum and Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. The multi-award winning documentary has been honored with a regional Emmy award, a CINE Golden Eagle (recognizing it for creative and technical merit), a Golden Apple award (approving it for classroom and corporate use) and a gold award from WorldFest Houston (for best documentary).

AIRDATE & TIME
Monday, April 3, 2000, 10:00 - 11:00 p.m. ET (check local listings)

PRODUCER
Produced by Eric Stange/Spy Pond Productions for KUHT/Houston Public Television

DIRECTOR
Eric Stange

CO-WRITERS
Steven Fenberg
Eric Stange

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Steven Fenberg

PUBLICITY CONTACTS
Anne Maginnis/Kristina Hallman
Devillier Communications
1899 L Street, NW Washington, DC 20036
Tel: 202/833-8121; Fax: 202/833-8155