FAIL STATE – Official Trailer #1 (2018) [HD] | STARZ & Gravitas Ventures

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Broadcasting and streaming on STARZ: December 17th, 2018

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Executive produced by news legend Dan Rather, Fail State investigates the dark side of American higher education, chronicling the decades of policy decisions in Washington, D.C. that have given rise to a powerful and highly-predatory for-profit college industry. With echoes of the subprime mortgage crisis, the film lays bare how for-profit colleges exploit millions of low-income and minority students, leaving them with worthless degrees and drowning in student loan debt. Director Alexander Shebanow traces the rise, fall, and resurgence of the for-profit college industry, revealing its Wall Street Backing and the lawmakers enabling widespread fraud and abuse in American higher education.

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Dan Rather Thinks We Need Patriotism, Not Nationalism

I think journalism is in crisis, but journalism is always in one crisis or another. The crisis now centers on trying to make the transition from old media to new media — and then the second-most-important part of it is the changing dynamics of journalism as a business.

.. nobody — well, with very few exceptions — has come up with a new business model that can sustain the most important kinds of journalism, like investigative reporting and first-class international coverage. To be a journalist is to be in a tradition, not a profession.

.. I do news analysis and commentary. I don’t always succeed, but I try to avoid an actual editorial that proposes a course of action.

.. we need some grit and resolve, hope, healing. We need patriotism, but we have to understand the difference between patriotism and nationalism.

.. the bulk of your questions should be based on what you hear from the interview subject