NPT-Channel 8 will revisit the fascinating documentary SMALL FORTUNES: MICROCREDIT AND THE FUTURE OF POVERTY, on Wednesday, January 17, 2007 at 11 p.m. SMALL FORTUNES is a one-hour documentary describing the impact that microcredit is having throughout the world through the stories of eleven microentrepreneurs.
A central figure in the documentary is Dr. Muhammad Yunus, who jointly with Grameen Bank, which he founded, was awarded the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize. Dr. Yunus also has considerable Middle Tennessee connections: Yunus received his doctorate in Economics from Vanderbilt University in 1969, and for the next four years, was an assistant professor of economics at MTSU.
PBS has some great information about this show and microcredit, as well as plenty of resource links, at
Producing station KBYU also has a great site at