Dan Rather Reports

Season 6 Episode 35

The Un-Banked

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Oct 25, 2011 on HDNet
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The Un-Banked
(10/25/2011) As the recession grinds into its third year there’s a palpable anger growing in America – and one of the main targets of that anger is big banks. There was an outcry recently when Bank of America announced an unprecedented $5 a month fee on debit card users. Wells Fargo and Chase are testing their own new debit fees, and customers far and wide are saying they’ve had enough. They’re taking their frustration online, using an array of social media to encourage people to leave their big banks in favor of small community banks or credit unions. We take a look at how an organization like change.org and an online movement like Bank Transfer Day are helping every day, average people send the big banks a message. Also, economist Jeffrey Sachs on the corporatization of the U.S.moreless

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