2012 is the 100th anniversary of Milton Friedmanâ€™s birth. His work and ideas continue to make the world a better place. A revival of the ideas featured in the landmark television series Free To Choose are being revisited in a new 3-part PBS broadcast. ï»¿Testing Milton Friedman airs Tuesday, October 2, 9, and 16 at 7 p.m. on WXXI World (DT21.2/cable 524).
In Episode One, Equality of Opportunity, the panelists explore Friedman's ideas and the possible implications of equality of opportunity and equality of outcome. The panelists include: author, syndicated columnist and the John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University, Walter Williams; Senior Policy Analyst at Reason Foundation, Shikha Dalmia; political blogger Matthew Yglesias; and President and Advocacy Director of the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, John Bouman. ï»¿
Testing Milton Friedman revisits some of the basic ideas championed by economist and Nobel laureate Milton Friedman in his 1980 PBS series and bestselling book Free To Choose. This new three-part series, hosted by veteran journalist Emily Rooney with a distinguished panel of two Friedman advocates and two challengers, presents a lively discussion and debate on Friedman's still-provocative ideas in each of these hour-long programs. In this, the 100th anniversary of Friedman's birth, special emphasis is placed on the relevance of his ideas in view of the current world economic situation. ï»¿