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2009-10-15 13:33:00

DENVER, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Colorado residents will have an opportunity next Thursday to question national experts on how the country can plan for a better economic future in the face of skyrocketing federal debt, an aging population and rapidly rising health care costs. David M. Walker, former Comptroller General of the United States, and Robert L. Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, will discuss these and related issues at a free public program at 7...

2009-03-19 12:55:00

PGPF's New Media/Social Networking Efforts Attract Thousands Online Via Twitter, Launches National Debt Page On Facebook NEW YORK, March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- With no leading efforts on social networking sites to track the national debt, the Peter G. Peterson Foundation (PGPF) recently announced it is offering interested citizens the opportunity to track the growth of the national debt on a daily basis via Twitter, and most recently through Facebook. This week, followers of PGPF's National...

2009-01-07 14:41:00

U.S. Broadcast Premiere of Critically Acclaimed Film I.O.U.S.A. Included in Exclusive Televised Event NEW YORK, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to public demand for information about the scope of the country's financial challenges, CNN/U.S. will air the television premiere of the acclaimed documentary I.O.U.S.A., together with an unscripted panel discussion with policy leaders about various economic solutions currently under consideration. The two-hour program will feature an exclusive...

2008-11-30 11:01:35

Unprecedented deficit spending being used to battle the U.S. financial downturn could be planting the seeds of the next crisis, critics say. Record amounts of deficit spending will be necessary to pay for initiatives to lower mortgage rates, stimulate consumer loans and steady banking conglomerate Citigroup. Including loan guarantees and other potential commitments, the potential long-term cost of the government's varied economic rescue initiatives could reach $8.5 trillion, the Los Angeles...

2008-10-02 15:00:36

To: POLITICAL EDITORS Contact: Carrie Conko of National Press Club, +1-703-993-4899, cconko@gmu.edu; or Cary OReilly, Chairman, NPC Newsmakers Committee, +1-202-624-1859; or Myra Sung of Peter G. Peterson Foundation, +1- 212-542-9266, msung@pgpf.org WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/--The following was issued today by the National Press Club: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) National Press Club "NEWSMAKER"Media Briefing Wednesday, October 8, 2008...

2008-09-30 18:01:01

TO THE EDITOR: If more people would follow Warren Buffett's value-investing style and less greed was offered by Wall Street, we wouldn't be in this mess. Also, be sure to see the documentary movie coming soon called "I.O.U.S.A." and the average American will be much better informed about more issues. Jim McElroy Washington Boro (c) 2008 Intelligencer Journal. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-23 00:00:24

By Bob Strauss Documentarian Patrick Creadon, whose last film, "Wordplay," made the topic of crossword puzzles as scintillating as it could possibly get, tackles another potentially mind-numbing subject in "I.O.U.S.A." And he does a nice job of making the daunting math and economic theories associated with our national debt accessible. But he didn't need to try so hard. The nation's financial condition is so out of control that you'll either watch the film in horror-stricken fascination...

2008-08-21 21:00:25

By Bob Strauss Film Critic Documentarian Patrick Creadon, whose last film, "Wordplay," made the topic of crossword puzzles as scintillating as it could possibly get, tackles another potentially mind-numbing subject in "I.O.U.S.A." And he does a nice job of making the daunting math and economic theories associated with our national debt accessible. But he didn't need to try so hard. The nation's financial condition is so out of control that you'll either watch the film in horror-stricken...

2008-07-31 09:00:55

By Associated Press A live "town hall" discussion of America's financial challenges that features Warren Buffett will occur in movie theaters Aug. 21 following the showing of the documentary I.O.U.S.A.I.O.U.S.A. examines America's fiscal policies, using the cross-country media tour of U.S. Comptroller General David Walker as a centerpiece.Eleven theaters in Colorado are scheduled for the showing, including the downtown Denver Pavilions 15. Originally published by Associated Press. (c)...

2008-07-31 03:00:31

NCM's Fathom and Roadside Attractions Present National Town Hall on the Big Screen on Aug. 21 NCM Fathom Michelle Portillo, 303-792-8651 michelle.portillo@ncm.com or Scoop Marketing for NCM Fathom Hannah Kampf, 213-639-6159 hkampf@solters.com or Eve Samuels, 213-639-6166 esamuels@solters.com or Roadside Attractions Veronica Bufalini, 323-882-8490 veronicab@roadsideattractions.com or Peter G. Peterson Foundation Elizabeth Wilner, 212-542-9200...


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