Tune In for “Making Sen$e” Each Thursday on PBS NewsHour

Starting in 2015, Thursday night is “Making Sen$e Thursday” on the PBS NewsHour. The NewsHour is strengthening its commitment to covering the most interesting and urgent business and economics news by expanding its “Making Sen$e” coverage to a weekly broadcast feature and robust online presence. Every Thursday, the NewsHour will bring its audience stories that illuminate business, finance and economics issues in fresh, compelling and insightful ways with in-depth and original reports.

Making Sen$e online goes even further. In addition to reports and infographics from the PBS NewsHour staff, Making Sen$e online is updated daily with an array of some of the most significant voices in business, finance and economics. Weekly personal finance/advice columns are featured on Making Sen$e online Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from Larry Kotlikoff, on Social Security and retirement, Nick Corcodilos on job hunting advice and Philip Moeller on Medicare and health care. Making Sen$e also has an online partnership with the National Bureau of Economic Research to highlight NBER’s latest research and analysis online. Other regular contributors to Making Sen$e online include: Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, Vivek Wadhwa, entrepreneur and professor at Duke, Simon Johnson, former IMF chief economist, Nick Hanauer, entrepreneur/venture capitalist, American Enterprise Institute’s Charles Murray and Michael Strain and Chapman University’s Terry Burnham.

Economics correspondent Paul Solman’s reports on air and online for Making Sen$e have covered a wide range of issues, from assessing the state of the U.S. economy and interpreting economic indicators, to advice for consumers to trends in businesses. Solman, a NewsHour contributor since 1985, received his MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was also a Nieman Fellow. Solmon is the winner of two Peabody Awards, eight national Emmys and the Gerald Loeb Award.

Making Sen$e is funded by The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation as part of its program in public understanding of science, technology and economics.

Making Sen$e can be found online here.

Recent “Making Sen$e” broadcast segments include:

Can teaching kids to resist the marshmallow help pave the way to success?

Want to keep your New Year’s resolutions? Stop living in the present and focus on the future

About the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (www.sloan.org) is a New York based non-profit philanthropy founded in 1934. The Foundation makes grants in support of original research and education in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and economic performance. The program in public understanding of science, technology and economics supports books, radio, television, film, theatre and new media to reach a wide, non-specialist audience.

About PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour, co-anchored by Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff, is seen by over four million weekly viewers and is also available online, via public radio in select markets, and via podcast. PBS NewsHour is a production of NewsHour Productions LLC, a wholly-owned non-profit subsidiary of WETA Washington, D.C., in association with WNET in New York. Major funding for PBS NewsHour is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS and public television viewers. Major corporate funding is provided by BAE Systems, BNSF and Lincoln Financial Group with additional support from Carnegie Corporation of New York, the J. Paul Getty Trust, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Lemelson Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Friends of the NewsHour and others. More information on PBS NewsHour is available at www.pbs.org/newshour. On social media, visit www.facebook.com/newshour on Facebook or follow @NewsHour on Twitter.