The Simpsons – an American animated television series created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company will feature a special episode on Microfinance and Prof Mohammed Yunus today.TheSimpsons is a satirical parody of a working class American lifestyle.
In the episode to be broadcast on Oct. 3rd 2010 , Lisa Simpson teams up with microfinance pioneer Muhammad Yunus, founder of the Grameen Bank and 2006 Nobel Peace Laureate, to teach Springfield an important lesson about financial success and social good. Professor Yunus also makes a special guest appearance as himself.
October 3, 2010
8:00-8:30 p.m. Eastern Time/Pacific StandardTime
Date of Telecast in India – Not Known
Yeardley Smith, voice of Lisa Simpson, was drawn to microfinance after watching Muhammad Yunus on “Oprah” a few months after he and the Grameen Bank won the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize. Since then, she has become a passionate advocate and a strong supporter of Grameen Foundation.
She visited microfinance clients in Haiti just months before the deadly earthquake as well as after, and more recently met with Professor Yunus and borrowers in Bangladesh.