Milwaukee Public Television (MPTV) to Air “Default: The Student Loan Documentary” from Krotala Films

Milwaukee Public Television (MPTV) to air "Default: The Student Loan Documentary" Wednesday, March 14th. Default: the Student Loan Documentary chronicles the stories of borrowers from different backgrounds affected by the private student lending industry and their struggles to change the system.

San Francisco, CA, March 14, 2012 --( PBS affiliate, Milwaukee Public Television (MPTV) is set to air Default: The Student Loan Documentary Wednesday, March 14th.

Filmed by San Francisco-based filmmakers, Serge Bakalian and Aurora Meneghello, Default has helped ignite a national movement around the issue of student debt. Just within the past year, the film has been aired on over 140 PBS and public television channels and screened at over 200 college campuses and conferences. Additionally, Default has received national attention in The Nation, Forbes, AlterNet, Washington Post, Huffington Post, Salon, Common Dreams, The Norman Goldman Show, Ring of Fire Radio, NPR's All Things Considered, The Leslie Marshall Show, Fast Company and many others.

When: Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Where: Milwaukee Public Television
1.) Channel 10.1 at 11:28pm
2.) Channel 36.2 at 11:30pm

Since 1978 college tuition has skyrocketed over 900% while, simultaneously, funding for grants continue to be slashed. The result? Students are forced to mortgage their futures with non-dischargeable student loans. Since 1999, student debt has increased by 511%, nearing $1 Trillion. To make matters worse, at least 1 out of 5 students currently Default on their loans, resulting in devastating consequences, including: exorbitant fees and penalties, exploding and usurious interest rates, destroyed credit ratings, possible suspension of driver’s licenses, possible suspension of professional licenses, and more.

For more information please contact Kyle McCarthy, (415) 483-9191 or visit
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Kyle McCarthy