Wall $treet Week

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Wall $treet Week (W$W) is an investment news and information TV program that was broadcast weekly each Friday on PBS in the United States. It has a host (or hosts) and guest experts participating in discussions on the stock market and focuses on forecasts. The show debuted on PBS on November 20, 1970.

The program, created by Anne Truax Darlington and produced by Maryland Public Television (MPT), aired from 1970 to 2005 and was officially titled Wall $treet Week with Louis Rukeyser during the 32 years he hosted. Most of the underwriters throughout the show's tenure included: Martin Marietta, Lockheed (soon to merge long after stopping their share of funding), Prudential Securities (and its precursor, Prudential-Bache Securities), Primerica Financial Services, Hilton Hotels Corporation (and its subsidiary, Conrad International Hotels), Sperry Corporation, Enron Corp, Enron Foundation, Hanson Trust, Unisys, Travelers Insurance, Ameritech (before the big switch to SBC, which merged AT&T), MFS Investment Management, Oppenheimer Funds, A. G. Edwards, The Kaufmann Fund, Deloitte and Touche, The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and all local PBS affiliates and their viewers/contributors.

In June 2002, the show was modified, dropping Rukeyser and changing the name to Wall $treet Week with Fortune. Rukeyser went on to host Louis Rukeyser's Wall Street on CNBC (cancelled on December 31, 2004 at Rukeyser's request due to continuing ill health), which was also distributed to PBS stations. Wall $treet Week with Fortune, which was hosted by Geoff Colvin and former Fox News business correspondent Karen Gibbs, ended its PBS run on June 24, 2005.[1]


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