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Radio guests focus on tax credits saving digital TV

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WASHINGTON (3/21/08)--Are you prepared for the conversion to digital television? Join guests on Sunday’s H&FF Radio show as they discuss the rollout of the digital TV coupon program as well as strategies to help you get the most from your money during the current economic downturn. Home & Family Finance airs Sundays at 3 p.m. EDT on the Radio America Network. The one-hour program devoted to consumer finance issues is brought to you by America's credit unions and their 90 million members, and is presented by CO-OP Network. The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and Radio America are podcasting Home & Family Finance through iTunes, Podcast Alley, Odeo, and other popular podcast library sites, as well as on Radio America and CUNA’s websites. Sunday’s show, which you also can hear later via the Internet, features Paul Berry, Washington, D.C., journalist and broadcaster, discussing these topics with special guests:
* “Give Your Wallet a Workout,” with Cate Williams, vice president of financial literacy, Money Management International, Chicago, Ill.; * “Earned Income Tax Credit” with Jeanette Valencia, earned income tax credit program coordinator, The Legal Aid Society of Orange County, Calif.; * “U.S. Conversion to Digital TV and Coupon Program Rollout,” with Catherine Seidel, chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, Washington, D.C.; * “Unscrewed: The Consumer’s Guide to Getting What You Paid For,” with Ron Burley, broadcast reporter, author and consumer activist, Eugene, Ore.; and * Listener Q&A.
Home & Family Finance is a resource center for personal finance information at CUNA. The radio show is sponsored by CO-OP Network, the national credit union ATM network; Cabot Creamery Cooperative, makers of cheddar cheese; Visa; and WesCorp. For more information, read “Is Your TV Set to Go Digital?” and “Making Sure Merchants Measure Up” in Home & Family Finance Resource Center.