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THE SERIES

Scully The World Show on PBS
Free Markets


A series of in-depth interviews featuring some of the most dynamic and influential Canadian and American free-market thinkers and activists.

The interviewer is TV personality Bob Scully, named the 2012 Person of the Year by American Public Television.

The World Show is a syndicated television program broadcast across North America, on 304 stations affiliated with American PBS. It is seen in 141 markets across 44 U.S. states, including in nine of the top ten Nielsen DMA markets.more

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The Series

The Free Markets Series is a television program for American and Canadian audiences produced by The World Show in partnership with the MEI and broadcast on PBS affiliates. The episodes are 30 minutes in length and feature some of the most dynamic and influential free-market thinkers and activists.
The Series
The entire series can be viewed on this website. It is also possible to comment on each of the episodes and to share the episodes through social media.

The World Show is a syndicated television program broadcast across North America, on 304 stations affiliated with American PBS. It is seen in 141 markets across 44 U.S. states, including in nine of the top ten Nielsen DMA markets.

The Free Markets Series is an exceptional opportunity for viewers to be exposed to free-market ideas for the first time, or to deepen their knowledge of those ideas, and also to get to know some of the key individuals involved in the movement. Guests include, among others, Steve Forbes, John Allison, Charles Murray, and a featured re-run of a 1994 interview with Milton Friedman to celebrate the 100th anniversary of his birth.

The host is TV personality Bob Scully, named the 2012 Person of the Year by American Public Television. Robert G. ("Bob") Scully is a Canadian broadcaster, producer, and journalist who has carried out interviews in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.

This project was made possible in part through the support of a grant from the John Templeton Foundation. The opinions expressed by the interviewees in each of the episodes do not necessarily reflect the views of the John Templeton Foundation.

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Media releases

Season 5 of the Free Markets Series now available online (May 31, 2019)

Season 4 of the Free Markets Series now available online (April 19, 2018)

Season 3 of the Free Markets Series, featuring John Stossel and others - Now available online (February 2, 2017)

Online launch of Season 2 of the Free Markets Series, broadcast on PBS affiliates (April 18, 2016)

Steve Forbes, John Allison, Michael Fairbanks and others stand up for free markets... And you? (March 20, 2013)

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