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.