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Fusion TV explores student loan system

Univision-owned cable channel Fusion TV will explore the state of America’s national student loan system in the upcoming one-hour doc The Naked Truth: Debt Trap. The film is the result of a ...
August 28, 2017

Univision-owned cable channel Fusion TV will explore the state of America’s national student loan system in the upcoming one-hour doc The Naked Truth: Debt Trap.

The film is the result of a year-long investigation that takes an in-depth look at who is benefiting from the rise of student debt and how the debt burden falls on those most vulnerable in the U.S., particularly first-generation college-bound students and low-income Americans

Correspondent Ryan Nerz’s nationwide journey uncovers a system in need of change and explores individuals trying to make a difference, including Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren’s quest for reform in Washington DC, and State Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s efforts to crack down on a loan servicer accused of predatory practices in Washington State.

Debt Trap is the latest installment in Fusion’s award-winning doc series The Naked Truth, which launched in Jan. 2016. In its first year, the series received multiple journalism awards including the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for Death by Fentanyl and the RFK Journalism Award for Rigged.

The team was also recognized for its contributions to the Pulitzer Prize-winning Panama Papers investigation and was nominated for a 2017 News and Documentary Emmy Award for its report The Naked Truth: Trumpland.

The Naked Truth: Debt Trap premieres Sept. 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Fusion TV.

 

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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