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

He shaped a major American city in his own image. He laid the groundwork for the modern Red Cross. In the 1930s, he was one of the most powerful figures in world finance. In the early 1940s, he prepared America for war. And today, few people remember his name. He was Jesse H. Jones, and without him American capitalism might have been lost in the depths of the Great Depression.

This April, see a vivid portrait of the Houston businessman who, as Franklin D. Roosevelt's fiscal right hand, was a critical force in creating the America we know today. 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. Directed by Boston filmmaker Eric Stange and co-written with executive producer Steven Fenberg, this multi-award winning one-hour documentary airs nationwide on PBS April 3, 2000 from 10:00 to 11:00 p.m. ET (check local listings).