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KPBS Presents MAXED OUT An Envision San Diego Special Presentation Credit Card Debt Gets San Diegans In Trouble

KPBS Presents


An Envision San Diego Special Presentation

Credit Card Debt Gets San Diegans In Trouble


– The latest episode of Envision San Diego, KPBS’ monthly documentary series, looks at California’s exorbitant spending habits. Did you know that consumers in California spend more on goods and services than the entire gross domestic product of countries like Canada and Spain? Excessive spending - especially using credit cards - has caught up to some San Diegans.  Join KPBS for a special presentation of Envision San Diego: Maxed Out, Thursday, December 18th at 8 p.m., on KPBS channel 11 simulcast on KPBS-HD.

KPBS reporter Joanne Faryon speaks to a few San Diegans who’ve amassed twenty credit cards and tens of thousands of dollars in credit card debt.

You’ll hear from their credit counselor and an ad man who says Americans are in the business of spending. She’ll explore the state of consumer spending this holiday season and how spending habits have increased along with our standard of living and our debt.

About Envision San Diego

The goal of Envision San Diego is to identify key issues within the community and capture the human face to illuminate the story through its citizens.  Each 30-minute documentary broadcast creates a comprehensive dialogue featuring various opinions and helps guide the discussion to identify solutions.

Under the Envision San Diego banner, KPBS produces television, radio and web content to discuss and analyze large ideas that are normally not explored in depth by news stations and print journalists. 

For more information about Envision San Diego and to participate in the dialogue about consumerism visit or

KPBS is a public service of San Diego State University, serving the region with TV, radio and Internet content that is educational as well as entertaining – and free of commercial interruption.

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