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Paul Solman      

Business and Economics Correspondent for NewsHour; Co-Author, "Get What's Yours"

Paul Solman has been the business and economics correspondent for the PBS NewsHour since 1985, with occasional forays into art reporting. He began his career in business journalism as a Nieman Fellow, studying at the Harvard Business School. A graduate of Brandeis University (1966), he was the founding editor of the alternative Boston weekly The Real Paper in 1972. He has won eight Emmys, two Peabody’s, and a Loeb award. Solman also taught at the Harvard Business School from 1985-1987. He joined the PBS NewsHour, then known as The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, in 1985. In 2007, he became a faculty member at Yale University’s International Security Studies, teaching in its "Grand Strategy" course. He has also lectured for many years at the Yale Young Global Scholars program, the Yale Warrior-Scholar program and was the Richman Distinguished Visiting Professor at Brandeis in 2011. He now also teaches economics at Gateway Community College in New Haven, CT, where he also founded the [email protected] speaker series. Solman co-produced, with Bob Burns, and presented a series of companion videos to McGraw-Hill economics textbooks. In 1983, he co-authored, with longtime PBS executive and writer Thomas Friedman, a better-than-average-seller, Life and Death on the Corporate Battlefield (1983), which appeared in Japanese, German and a pirated Taiwanese edition. In 1994, with sociologist Morrie Schwartz, he helped create—and wrote the introduction to—the book “Morrie: In His Own Words,” which preceded “Tuesdays with Morrie” but failed to outsell it by several orders of magnitude. His latest book collaboration, with economist Larry Kotlikoff and author Phil Moeller, is Get What's Yours: The Secrets to Maxing Our Your Social Security (Simon and Schuster, 2015).

Every weekday his PBS NewsHour website, Making Sen$e, posts essays by eminent economists and, occasionally, “far-flung correspondents."


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