"Leading Edge" Host Jimmy Johnson Tackles The Issue Of Social Security: Where It Stands And Where It Is Headed

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Program explores why Social Security is now on the table for discussion.

With more than 6,500 citizens turning 65 every 24 hours, the greying of America is one of today's most significant cultural and economic issues. More than 50 percent of those eligible for social security have no other source of income for retirement and less than $10,000 in retirement savings. While long considered the "third rail" of American politics -- touch it and die -- it is an issue now considered a priority needing attention.

"Leading Edge", with host Jimmy Johnson, is known for educational interviews and reporting on topics of current and relevant cultural significance. In this segment the program will present information gathered from leading experts on social security, politicians dealing with the issue, and recognized economists. This segment will also provide valuable insights for anyone interested in the status and future of the nation's social security system.

The Leading Edge series in not distributed through PBS. Programming is delivered directly to Public Television stations throughout the country for their use. More information on the series and past programs is available on the Leading Edge website at http://www.leadingedgeseries.com. Producers may be contacted by email at info(at)leadingedgeseries(dot)com for more information.

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