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Title Frontline (Television program). Secret history of the credit card.
Secret history of the credit card / a Frontline coproduction with the New York Times ; directed by David Rummel ; written by Lowell Bergman and David Rummel ; produced by David Rummel and Nelli Kheyfets.
Imprint New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2011], ©2004.


 Internet  Streaming Video    AVAILABLE
Description 1 online resource (1 streaming video file (60 min.)) : sound, color, digital file
Note Streaming video.
Originally broadcast as a segment of the television program Frontline, Nov. 23, 2004.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 21, 2011.
Camera, Herb Forsberg [and others]; editor, Brian Fassett.
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Performer Narrated by Will Lyman; correspondent, Lowell Bergman.
Note 9 & up.
Subject Credit cards -- United States.
Consumer credit -- United States.
United States.
Genre Educational films.
Internet videos.
Documentary television programs.
Documentary television programs.
Contents No Regulations on Credit Card Industry (1:23) -- Interest Rates Cap (2:41) -- Deregulation of Interest Rates (3:55) -- Profitability of Credit Card Business (1:23) -- Credit Cards and Interest (3:45) -- Credit Card Debt (3:01) -- Bankruptcy (1:05) -- Credit Card Solicitations (4:41) -- Credit Scores (2:35) -- Credit Card Contracts (4:07) -- Banks vs. Borrowers (3:36) -- Fee Income (3:39) -- The Case of Providian Bank (2:47) -- Consumer Protection vs. OCC (2:16) -- Federal Agency vs. American Consumers (4:01) -- Profitability of Minimum Monthly Payments (3:43) -- Senator Dodd's Bill to Protect Consumers (3:22) -- When It All Started (1:56) -- Credits: 'Secret History of the Credit Card' (1:40).
Summary The average American family today carries 10 credit cards. With credit card debt and personal bankruptcies now at an all time high, this episode of Frontline examines how the credit card industry became so pervasive, so lucrative, and so powerful. The program investigates why there were no legal limits on the amount of interest or fees that can be charged and how credit cards have become the most profitable sector of the American banking industry, with more than 30 billion dollars in profits in a single year.
Other Author Rummel, David.
Bergman, Lowell.
Kheyfets, Nelli.
Lyman, Will, 1948-
Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Films Media Group.
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Other Title New York times.
Frontline (Television program)
Films on Demand.