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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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