Breakthroughs with Martin Sheen Brings Innovations in Family College Fund to Public Television

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In a report airing in May, Insights PTV's Breakthroughs with Martin Sheen is talking to experts about new ways to help families prepare for the financial impact of the rising cost of higher education.

Breakthroughs host Martin Sheen

From the time a child is born, college tuition can be a looming economic issue for many families.

The producers of Breakthroughs with Martin Sheen are pleased to announce a May debut for a new report highlighting innovative ways for families to prepare for the higher education of their children.

Breakthroughs Martin Sheen PBS is an independently produced television series airing in markets around the country on public television. The program is hosted by the legendary Martin Sheen, who is about to embark on his second half-century in American entertainment in 2013. Mr. Sheen has developed a reputation as one of Hollywood’s most respected actors during a career that includes more than 60 film appearances.

Breakthroughs Martin Sheen reviews many of the economic issues facing American families, including how they are saving for the college education of their children. In-state tuition at a moderately priced public university averages about $22,000 for this year. Tuition for private universities is nearly doubled at $43,000 per year.

In this report, Breakthroughs will be talking to investment experts and financial aid experts about new ways that families can prepare for the expense of college educating their children. This new report will also be taking a look at scholarships and college loan programs that can also help to alleviate some of the burden.

The producers of Breakthroughs Martin Sheen are targeting a May distribution date for the new report. Check local listings for air times on public television and PBS affiliates in individual markets. For more information the producers can be contacted via the official website for the show at

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