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Burkenroad Reports goes prime time

Burkenroad Reports, the Freeman School’s acclaimed student equity research program, gets a national spotlight this week as PBS’s Wall Street Week with Fortune comes to the Freeman School to film a segment about the program. The segment, which profiles the unique investment research program and features an interview with Burkenroad Reports research director Peter Ricchiuti, will air nationally on Friday, Nov. 14, at 8:30 p.m. EST on PBS stations.

“Wall Street Week averages 1.3 million viewers each week,” says Ricchiuti, clinical professor of business at the Freeman School. “Being on such a popular and highly regarded show is going to provide great national exposure for Tulane, Burkenroad Reports and the public companies we follow.”

Started in 1993, Burkenroad Reports provides objective investment coverage on more than 40 small to mid-cap companies across the Southeast, companies that often fly under the radar of Wall Street. The reports, written by a select group of MBA and undergraduate students, are distributed to more than 16,000 individual and institutional investors. Since its founding, the program has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune Small Business, Investors Business Daily, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Bottom Line/Personal, Washington Post, CNN and CNBC.

Started more than three decades ago, Wall Street Week has been the longest running financial news analysis program on television. Relaunched in June as a partnership with Fortune magazine, the program features lively discussion with financial experts on timely issues, commentary from hosts Karen Gibbs and Goeff Colvin and other essayists, and topical interviews with leading CEOs and Wall Street figures.

Last Updated 11/19/08