WXXI Hosts A Free Screening of "Thinking Money" Followed By A Panel Discussion and Financial Fair March 3 at The Little Theatre

Release Date: 
Wed, 02/25/2015

For immediate release
Contact: Kristin Tutino, 585-258-0253, 259-5884



(Rochester, N.Y.) February 25, 2015 – WXXI will host a free screening of the documentary, Thinking Money, on Tuesday, March 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Little Theatre (240 East Avenue). The film looks at the psychology behind our best and worst financial decisions. It will be followed by a panel discussion with Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Rochester’s Lynette Baker, Director of Outreach and Marketing; Andrea Colline, Outreach Coordinator; and Chad Rieflin, Director of Programs and Grants. A financial fair will be held in the Little Café at 8 p.m., immediately following the screening and discussion. The event is free and open to the public.

The financial fair will include representatives from Consumer Credit Counseling Service, Angelo Planning Group, LLC, Rochester Education Foundation, and WXXI, as well as Attorney Kris Graham, who specializes in debt relief and Tonya Girard, Family Counselor at Rochester General Hospital.

Thinking Money takes viewers on an exploration of what behavioral economics has to tell us about why we spend, save (or don't save) and the way we think about money. Host Dave Coyne travels from Wall Street to Main Street and from Yale to the Santa Barbara wine country, to find out how our brains, and the marketplace, maneuver to get us to spend money we shouldn’t.

Thinking Money  airs on WXXI-TV on Sunday, March 22 at 3:00 p.m. To learn more about this documentary and the screening, visit WXXI.org/events.

Production funding for Thinking Money and the station engagement awards is provided by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation. The FINRA Foundation is a 501(c)(4) non-profit with the mission to provide underserved Americans with the knowledge, skills and tools necessary for financial success throughout life. This screening event was made possible with support from American Graduate, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Maryland Public Television, Rochester Education Foundation, and Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Rochester.

WXXI is the essential, life-long educational media resource for the Greater Rochester area. WXXI puts the community first with programming that stimulates and expands thought, inspires the spirit, opens cultural horizons and promotes understanding of diverse community issues. WXXI also has a long-term affiliation with Little Theatre, which helps enhance the cultural life of the community and strengthens two of Rochester's most vital arts institutions. Log on to
wxxi.org for more information about our services and programs.

Kristin Tutino

Station Publicist

WXXI Public Broadcasting

585-258-0253 (office)

585-259-5884 (cell)