Porter Ridge - Netflix

From the creators of the hit series Duck Dynasty, Gurney Productions takes us out of the swamp and into the hills on Discovery's comedic series Porter Ridge. Tucked away in the rolling hills of Indiana, far from big city life, this isolated, tight-knit community lives by its own set of rules. The Ridge is a place where a guy can have a yard full of pet grizzly bears, use dynamite recreationally and hold family demolition derbies. The code of life on the Ridge is simple: respect the lord, love your family and watch each other's backs.

Porter Ridge - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2013-08-13

Porter Ridge - Sylvia Porter - Netflix

Sylvia Field Porter (June 18, 1913 – June 5, 1991) was an American economist, journalist and author. At the height of her career, her readership was greater than 40 million people.

Porter Ridge - Writing career - Netflix

Starting in 1934 as “S.F. Porter”, she published a newsletter devoted exclusively to U.S. government bonds, and was able to persuade the New York Post to hire her to write a thrice-weekly financial column. From there, she began writing a financial column for American Banker, and published How To Make Money in Government Bonds (1939), the first book to cover all phases of government finance as well as to explain it in plain language. This was followed by If War Comes to the American Home, which relied upon simple language and interesting anecdotes to explain national defense to the average reader. In 1938, S.F. Porter became financial editor for the Post. It was not until 1942 that most of Porter's avid readers learned that their most trusted financial wizard was not a wise old man, but an attractive 29-year-old woman. The Post had concluded, correctly, that the widely respected columnist would be accepted regardless of gender. The “revelation” paved the way for Sylvia Porter to go on the radio, and the program What Can I Do? began regular broadcast from New York's WJZ. In 1959, Porter received an honorary degree from Bates College. She continued to add to her bibliography of bestsellers about the world of finance. In February 1966 Porter advised President Lyndon B Johnson on the appointment of Andrew Brimmer, the first African American to the serve on the Federal Reserve Board. In 1975, she published Sylvia Porter's Money Book, subtitled “How to Earn It, Spend It, Save It, Invest It, Borrow It and Use It to Better Your Life”. In addition to her regular newspaper column, Porter wrote monthly articles for the Ladies Home Journal during the years 1965 to 1982. After 43 years with the Post, she hired on with the New York Daily News in 1978. From 1984 to 1987, she had 400,000 subscribers to her magazine, Sylvia Porter's Personal Finance. In the 1980s, her name was attached to a series of personal finance software packages for home computers. In 1985, she received the Foreign Language Advocate Award from the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Language in recognition of her support for language study in published columns. Her final work was Your Finances in the 1990s.

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