A comprehensive examination exposing the many pitfalls for consumers in America's credit card economy
The calculated strategies of banks to export consumer debt to states that have no limits on interest rates or usury laws were laid bare in this one-hour documentary about the credit card industry. Consumer credit cards are now the most profitable products of commercial banks, and escalating interest rates have led to a wave of personal bankruptcies. FRONTLINE collaborated on this investigation with The New York Times, producing a stunning fact-filled narrative with information vital to all American consumers.
For FRONTLINE, WGBH, Boston and The New York Times: Lowell Bergman, correspondent; David Rummel, Nelli Kheyfets, producers; Brian Fassett, editor; Remy Weber, field producer; Robin Stein, Mike Schreiber, associate producers; Marlena Telvick, reporter; Will Lyman, narrator; Ann Derry, Lawrie Mifflin, executive producers for New York Times Television; David Fanning, executive producer for FRONTLINE.
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