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NOW on Bankruptcy Tomorrow

posted by Bob Lawless

Tomorrow night (Friday, February 9), the PBS show NOW will air a report about the United States bankruptcy laws. Here is their press release announcing the show:

Friday, February 9 at 8:30 p.m. on PBS (check local listings)

The average American owes an estimated $9,200 on credit cards. And while recent changes to bankruptcy laws may put a smile on the face of some banks and credit card companies, they're making it hard for average Americans to dig themselves out of debt. On February 9 at 8:30 pm (check local listings), NOW returns to Waterbury, Connecticut, where it first began reporting about these laws, and revisits a family struggling with their bankruptcy.

We also review the case of Anthony Graves and explore whether the justice system is condemning innocent men and women to death. Graves was sentenced to Texas' death row in 1994 mainly on the testimony of a lone eyewitness who later recanted. After six appeals, Graves has finally been granted a new trial. But will justice kick in for Graves as quickly as it turned against him? Next on NOW.

The NOW website at www.pbs.org/now will provide additional coverage starting Friday morning, February 9, including useful advice on keeping your personal finances in check, and a look at high-profile death row exonerations.

Credit Slips will find the first report of particular interest. If you miss the broadcast, it will be available for free in its entirety starting Monday at  http://www.pbs.org/now.


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