FEDERAL WAY, Wash. -- The Biz Kid$, becoming more grown up aftertwo years of industry promotion on public TV, head into a thirdseason in January with new enthusiasm generated for the financialliteracy show.

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"We're very pleased to get the continued financial support fromour credit union backers and we're even more pleased to see howmany PBS stations have picked up the show and how many schools andteachers are using the episodes and curriculum in the classroom,"said RoxAnne Kruger, the lead coordinator on BizKids since2006.

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Kruger, senior vice president of the Washington Credit UnionLeague, has been the chief BizKid$ spokeswoman for trade groups andthe National Credit Union Foundation in fundraising and promotingthe show as well as coordinating production of the 26 episodesaired since last year on Public Broadcasting System stations.Industry contributions since March 2006 have now topped $6.3million.

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"Our producer confirmed last week that moving into season three,Biz Kid$ will be broadcast in all 50 states, with 323 of thenation's 343 PBS stations. And that means we have a carriage of anestimated 118 million households with access to the TV program,"said Kruger.

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