David Sirota's reports on Colorado's PERA system, including the Westword cover story "At PERA, Retirees Face Cuts While Wall Street Gets Millions," play a prominent role (as does Sirota himself) on a PBS Frontline episode that airs tonight.
"The Pension Gamble" looks at "the role of state governments and Wall Street in driving America’s public pensions into a multi-trillion-dollar hole," according to PBS. And Sirota is one of the featured journalists in the special.
"Many of you know that I've spent the last five-plus years doing investigative reporting on Wall Street's relationship to public pension systems," says Sirota. "That reporting has resulted in government investigations, legislative initiatives and divestment — and it has also garnered journalism awards as well as ugly personal attacks from politicians that have been exposed by our reporting (Chris Christie, I'm looking at you)."
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The Frontline episode airs at 9 p.m. tonight on Rocky Mountain PBS; it will also live-stream online.