Is ‘Generation Debt’ Out of Control?


Anya Kamenetz is a contributor to “Fast Company” magazine, the author of “Generation Debt,” and an expert on what many describe as the nation’s student loan debt crisis.

Kamenetz joins Hari Sreenivasan in New York to discuss a new study revealing more and more undergraduates are relying on federal aid in order to attend college. In just five years, that number has increased from 47 to 57 percent.

Editor’s note | Starting Sept. 7, the PBS NewsHour is expanding its family, adding a “PBS NewsHour Weekend” newscast on Saturdays and Sundays. The 30-minute show will be anchored by Hari Sreenivasan. The above interview is a selection from NewsHour Weekend’s rehearsal on Aug. 20, presented by New York PBS member station WNET and broadcast out of the Tisch WNET studios.

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