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FRONTLINE; Secret History Of The Credit Card

02/01/2005

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Series
FRONTLINE
Program
Secret History Of The Credit Card
Program Number

2305G2

Series Description

Premiered January 1983 Since January 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television's - PBS - flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 23 years is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience. Series release date: 1/1983

Program Description

The average American family today carries ten credit cards. Credit card debt and personal bankruptcies are now at an all time high. With no legal limit on the amount of interest or fees that can be charged, credit cards have become the most profitable sector of the American banking industry: more than $30 billion in profits last year alone. FRONTLINE and The New York Times examine how the credit card industry became so pervasive, so lucrative, and so politically powerful.

Duration

00:56:46

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
News
Public Affairs
Citation
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Secret History Of The Credit Card,” 02/01/2005, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 9, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_97CA7324BD9742E987D907632DAEB6F0.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Secret History Of The Credit Card.” 02/01/2005. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 9, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_97CA7324BD9742E987D907632DAEB6F0>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Secret History Of The Credit Card. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_97CA7324BD9742E987D907632DAEB6F0
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