Free to Choose is both a book and a ten-part television series. Free to Choose: A Personal Statement by economists Milton and Rose D. Friedman provides examples of how the free market works, as evidence that it can solve problems that other approaches have been unsuccessful in solving. Friedman won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 1976, the same year that fellow University of Chicago Professor, Saul Bellow won the Prize for literature. Contrary to normal practice the book was written after the TV series was produced, using the program transcripts as reference. PBS telecast the series, beginning in January 1980. The book was on the best sellers list for 5 weeks.