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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Investing Series Consuelo Mack WealthTrack Launches Season 13 Nationwide on Public Television Beginning June 24 with Exclusive Interview with Small-Cap Stock Pioneer Chuck Royce

Investing Series Consuelo Mack WealthTrack Launches Season 13 Nationwide on Public Television Beginning June 24 with Exclusive Interview with Small-Cap Stock Pioneer Chuck Royce

New season features episodes on retirement, real estate, sustainability, small businesses, market volatility and more

Watch full episodes, exclusive interviews and more at

NEW YORK, June 15, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Season 13 of weekly financial television series Consuelo Mack WealthTrackpremieres nationwide on public television beginning Friday, June 24 at 7:30 p.m. ET (check local listings). The new season opens with "Small Company Value," an exclusive interview with WealthTrack Anchor and Executive Producer Consuelo Mack and small-cap stock pioneer Chuck Royce, founder & portfolio manager of The Royce Funds, who reveals top-quality small company stocks that are selling at bargain prices.

The following week's focus is on retirement in "Critical Retirement Decisions," premiering beginning Friday, July 1 at 7:30 p.m. ET (check local listings), with personal finance guru and author Jane Bryant Quinn (How to Make Your Money Last: The Indispensable Retirement Guide), who discusses the essential steps couples and women must take to prepare for retirement and make their money last.

WealthTrack's 13(th) season will also feature a real estate special with Nobel Prize-winner Robert Shiller, who gave early warning of the housing bubble. Houses remain the largest single investment for most Americans. Shiller assesses the current state of U.S. real estate and the outlook for the housing market. Other upcoming episodes explore what the shrinking supply of stocks mean for investors; sustainability - investing in companies that are paying attention to their global environmental and social impact; and "The New Rules for Maximizing Social Security and Medicare Benefits" with Social Security expert Mary Beth Franklin and Medicare consultant Katy Votava. Dedicated to helping viewers build long-term financial security, the series will continue to provide trustworthy, understandable advice from the best minds in the business world, including exclusive interviews with acknowledged "Great Investors" and "Financial Thought Leaders."

"WealthTrack's founding mission to help our audience build financial security to last a lifetime has become even more important since our launch over a decade ago. We are heartened and gratified that our audience appreciates the unbiased, expert advice our guests provide them, and that we are also attracting younger viewers looking for trustworthy financial guidance," said Mack.

Launched in July 2005, Consuelo Mack WealthTrack remains the only program on television devoted to long-term diversified investing, and is now seen in 88% of U.S. TV households, including 29 of the top 30 markets. An award-winning, veteran business journalist with an extensive rolodex, Mack handpicks each guest based on their long-term track records, professional reputation and integrity to provide the best information about investing, personal finance and retirement planning amidst economic, market and political changes. USA Today observed, "Consuelo Mack's Charlie Rose-esque interview style -- quietly intelligent, thoughtful and aimed at a well-informed audience -- suits her half-hour show." Money magazine named WealthTrack "The Best Money on TV."

New episodes of Consuelo Mack WealthTrack air every week nationwide on public television (check local listings):

-- New York metro area: Fridays at 7:30 p.m. on WLIW21Saturdays at 8 a.m.
on THIRTEENSundays at 9 a.m. on NJTV

-- Los Angeles area: Saturdays at 8 a.m. on PBS SoCal WORLD Sundays at
11:30 p.m. on KLCS Mondays at 4:30 p.m. on PBS SoCal Plus Tuesdays at
11:30 p.m. on KVCRDT3 Desert Cities Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. on KVCR
-- Other markets, visit
Consuelo Mack WealthTrack is also seen on the WORLD channel, public television's premier news, science and documentary channel.

Consuelo Mack WealthTrack's website ( features full episode streams, exclusive video interviews and episode outtakes featuring special topics and analyses of guests' investments. The site also features podcasts with next generation "Financial Thought Leaders" and "Great Investors," special research reports on economics, markets and strategy, Mack's "Action Point," guests' "One Investment" picks, transcripts and more.

Consuelo Mack WealthTrack is a production of MackTrack Inc. and a presentation of WLIW21 in association with WNET. WNET is the parent company of THIRTEEN and WLIW21, New York's public television stations, and operator of NJTV. The series is distributed nationally by American Public Television. Consuelo Mack is executive producer and managing editor. John Servidio is executive in charge for WLIW21. Diane Masciale is general manager for WLIW21. Funding is provided by New York Life and MainStay Investments, the Fairholme Foundation, Thornburg Investment Management, and Rosalind P. Walter.

About WNET
WNET is America's flagship PBS station and parent company of THIRTEEN and WLIW21. WNET also operates NJTV, the statewide public media network in New Jersey. Through its broadcast channels, three cable services (KidsThirteen, Create and World) and online streaming sites, WNET brings quality arts, education and public affairs programming to more than five million viewers each week. WNET produces and presents such acclaimed PBS series as Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, PBS NewsHour Weekend, Charlie Rose and a range of documentaries, children's programs, and local news and cultural offerings. WNET's groundbreaking series for children and young adults include Get the Math, Oh Noah! and Cyberchase as well as Mission US, the award-winning interactive history game. WNET highlights the tri-state's unique culture and diverse communities through NYC-ARTS, Reel 13, NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams and MetroFocus, the daily multi-platform news magazine focusing on the New York region. In addition, WNET produces online-only programming including the award-winning series about gender identity, First Person, and an intergenerational look at tech and pop culture, The Chatterbox with Kevin and Grandma Lill. In 2015, THIRTEEN launched Passport, an online streaming service which allows members to see new and archival THIRTEEN and PBS programming anytime, anywhere:

About APT
American Public Television (APT) has been the leading syndicator of high-quality, top-rated programming to the nation's public television stations since 1961. For more than 10 years, APT has annually distributed one-third or more of the top 100 highest-rated public television titles in the U.S. Among its 250 new program titles per year, APT programs include prominent documentaries, performance, news and current affairs programs, dramas, how-to programs, children's series and classic movies. AfroPoP, America's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated, Rick Steves' Europe, Front and Center, Doc Martin, Nightly Business Report, Midsomer Murders, Vera, NHK Newsline, Lidia's Kitchen, Globe Trekker, Simply Ming, and P. Allen Smith's Garden Home are a sampling of APT's programs, considered some of the most popular on public television. APT licenses programs internationally through its APT Worldwide service. Now in its 11(th) year, Create® TV -- featuring the best of public television's lifestyle programming -- is distributed by American Public Television. APT also distributes WORLD(TM), public television's premier news, science and documentary channel. To find out more about APT's programs and services, visit

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