PBS Program Examines Executive Pay

January 20, 2006 – The award-winning PBS program NOW turns its eye to executive pay in the U.S. and asks if it’s harming investors, workers, and the economy.

The program airs on Friday, January 20, 2006 at 8:30 p.m. on PBS (check local listings), and examines the growing pay gap between high-level executives and the nation’s workforce, which some say has hurt shareholders while workers fight for decent wages, healthcare and retirement benefits.

The report features interviews with IAM members at Boeing and explores whether the high compensation is necessary and justified, or bad for business and the economy.