FRONTLINE; Secret History Of The Credit Card
WGBH EDITED MASTER; CLONE OF WGBH EDTIED MASTER 2305G1
More material is available from this program at the WGBH Archive. If you are a researcher interested in accessing the collection at WGBH, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Undigitized item: Request Digitization
Untranscribed item: Request Transcription
- Secret History Of The Credit Card
- Program Number
- 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.
- Asset Type
- Media Type
- Public Affairs
- Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Secret History Of The Credit Card,” 02/01/2005, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed May 28, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_97CA7324BD9742E987D907632DAEB6F0.
- MLA: “FRONTLINE; Secret History Of The Credit Card.” 02/01/2005. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. May 28, 2017. <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