Dizzy Gets an Assist From Mom on "Biz Kid$"

(PHOENIX, Feb. 21, 2012) – Harlem Globetrotters star Dizzy Grant will appear with his mother on an upcoming episode of “Biz Kid$,” the popular public TV series where kids teach kids about money and business.

Dizzy, with an assist from his mother, Margo Grant, will share financial tips on the episode, What's In The Books?, explaining the importance of bookkeeping and accounting.  Dizzy will talk about the challenges of juggling finances while traveling the globe with the world’s most famous basketball team.  The sixth-year Globetrotter – one of the team’s best 4-point shooters and ball handlers, who has become popular worldwide for his comedic style and impersonations of other basketball superstars – has been to nearly 60 countries around the world as a Globetrotter.

Margo, who is a licensed CPA with an MBA in business administration, helps Dizzy keep track of all of his financial records and does his annual taxes.

Get a sneak peak of the episode by clicking here. 

From the creative team best known for creating and producing “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” “Biz Kid$” is a national financial education initiative based on an Emmy Award-winning public television series about kids, money, and business. Using a clever blend of entertainment and education, each “Biz Kid$” episode shows kids how to make and manage money by introducing concepts of financial literacy and entrepreneurship.

The What's In The Books? episode featuring Dizzy and his mother is scheduled to air on the following public television stations (times listed are local):

Albany/Schenectady, N.Y.    
Friday, March 16, 5:30 p.m.

Portland, Ore.
Oregon Public Broadcasting    
Sat. March 24, 10:30 a.m.

Providence, R.I.
Rhode Island PBS
Sat. April 7, 11 a.m.; Sun. April 8, 4:30 p.m.

“Biz Kid$” also airs weekly on the following PBS stations:

Los Angeles
Daily at 4:00 a.m., Noon, and 8:00 p.m.

Los Angeles
Weekdays at 10:30 a.m.

Rocky Mountain PBS    
Sundays at 11:30 a.m.

Weekdays at 10:30 a.m.

Saturdays and Sundays at 5:00 p.m.

Tuesdays at 6:30 a.m.

Sundays at 7:30 a.m.

Salt Lake City
Sundays at 9:00 a.m.; Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m.

Washington, D.C.    
Mondays at 6:00 p.m.

Orlando, Fla.
Saturdays at 8:00 a.m.

Anchorage, Ala.
Sundays at Noon

All date and times are subject to change.  Check your local listings.

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