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Credit & Consumer Protection (1987)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1987-11-22

Duration: 00:25:12

Subjects: Consumer protection | Consumer credit


  • Masingale, Sonya Host
  • Laughlin, Elke Interviewee
  • Powers, Rhonda Interviewee
  • Delaney, Lynn Interviewee
  • Chenevert, Joyce Interviewee
  • O'Neil, Jo Interviewee
  • Perri, Linda Interviewee
  • Czernik, David Interviewee


This episode of the series “Folks” from November 22, 1987, focuses on credit and consumer protection. Sonya Masingale first interviews several shoppers, including Elke Laughlin, Rhonda Powers, Lynn Delaney, Joyce Chenevert, Jo O’Neil, and Linda Perri. They discuss their experiences with credit and how much they plan to spend on Christmas presents during difficult economic times. Masingale also interviews David Czernik, the executive director of the Louisiana Consumer League. He discusses: the work of his organization; the telephone scams targeting consumers; the credit issues facing low income consumers; the importance of learning your credit rights; consumer protection laws; how to establish credit; and the need for more consumer education in Louisiana.