The Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association - College Retirement Equities Fund is moving to the airwaves to educate educators about retirement issues.
The Community College Satellite Network will broadcast a live conference from Washington that highlights the need to save for retirement. The conference will feature simple savings strategies, Social Security benefits information and a chance to call in with questions.
The program - being broadcast at 1 p.m. EST April 29 - will stick to general retirement planning issues and will avoid advertising TIAA-CREF's own investment management products, said Tom Pinto, TIAA-CREF spokesman.
A panel discussion will feature:
Olena Berg, assistant secretary, Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration;
Tom Jones, vice chairman, president and chief operating officer of TIAA-CREF;
Dallas Salisbury, president of the Employee Benefit Research Institute;
Robert G. Keller, director of personnel, Montgomery County, Md.; and
Rita Metras, first vice chair of the Profit Sharing/401(k) Council of America.
The moderator will be Sylvia Chase, news correspondent for the ABC television network.
Mr. Pinto said the satellite network will beam the program to hundreds of sites across the country.
Many junior colleges operate local cable access stations and radio stations that could broadcast the program to others.
The show is sponsored by TIAA-CREF in conjunction with the Association of Community Colleges, the Employee Benefit Research Institute, the American Savings Education Council, the Profit Sharing/401(k) Council and Economics America.