tv Documentary RT September 30, 2017 11:29am-12:01pm EDT
those are on the way to the stadium they get to the city again. competition has started. in the streets of lexington the behavior of these young men doesn't seem to shock anyone you go there. these students even walk along with a bottle of vodka in their hand however as is the case on many other american campuses alcohol is legal here the cops don't care that is if there was a default down for you to hammer though like a resident as long as you can spare. the gold rush or somebody on university match days anything goes for almost anything. just outside the stadium the traditional parade has started. led by kerry their leader the cheerleaders galvanized the crowd. heave a triumphant parade announces the arrival of the uncontested styles of the campus.
around fifty students football players accompanied by their team of staff. all eyes are on this group of players good enough to play for the big professional team. in the usa the love of university schools goes much further than the campus borders. in the stadium parking lot many supporters tense have been set up. fans of all ages from all over kentucky support the wildcats. is beyond me this weekend. but we will bring. it to. the fans are very loyal and also very generous. tickets sales related merchandise supported donations last year the football team brought in more than thirty million dollars for the university a cash machine which contributes to its fate. inside the stadium the great event of
the sports business has begun. the brass band and the cheerleaders provide a great show. for the play it's a rifle. that cheered on by a crowd of sixty thousand supporters. twenty two year old frenchman tom giambi has a front row seat. to look it's a touchdown. almost a tester. tom as a top level tennis player recruited by the university to defend their colors. while . he was with. the frenchman was awarded a sports scholarship which allows him to study for free today's his moment of glory .
a nun attainable dream for the majority of students because behind all the show and the american universities hired a reality that is very different. columbia dartmouth new york university american universities are among the best in the world renowned for their teaching their sports establishment but also for campus life. and party. studying here can cost up to eighty thousand dollars a year so when students don't receive scholarships like tom they take on a debt in order to finance their studies. thirty two thousand. two hundred twenty seven. to get by financially some female students like elease don't hesitate to look for. want to take your first few hundred dollars. aside
openly matches of generous donors with indebted students and so the controversy breaks out. you are a prostitute and you are a mit educated. on campus the pressure to succeed is so high that american students overindulge binge drinking to let their hair down. but also taking amphetamine derivatives to boost their academic results there's a real trafficking of substances going on. the fraternities are symbol of prestige in american universities they attract students who want to be part of the elite. to join these influential and secret societies some are willing to be put through all sorts of humiliation we would get points for vomiting on each other. diving into the heart of american campuses where the obsession to success justifies
all manner of extremes. lexington is the second largest city in the state of kentucky. over the last three years tom giambi has become one of the local tennis teams mainstays and thanks to this he lives in this residence with a swimming pool free of charge also know the eagles to those in need. or keep. the lexington campus holds more than twenty eight thousand students cost of studies up to twenty thousand dollars per year. but even so the tennis player doesn't pay a penny it gets better in order to enable him to succeed on the tennis court the university adapts to his sport schedule. while here interest on your active directory i ask for. thomas and his final year of communication studies with the many matches he has scheduled for the season he will often be at. with
such students the university asked that the teacher's off lexical. if this is. all right is for the spirit official university sponsored event yet that's not a problem so teachers have to be accommodating was students like tom yeah we have to be able to work or. work with them in their schedule we can do that. because at lexington the campus lends itself to sport and the olympic size swimming for a climbing wall of running track the city is also home to the largest basketball stadium in america. to attract the best athletes the university lays out its red carpet. almost twelve million dollars of scholarship money is shared out every year. but the schedules of the school students are not restful in the slightest. most students are still sleeping with thomas back at the changing. of.
the world. with a new university term new supplies await him in his. resolve to join. those who think like a few. gifts bearing the acronym of a big sports equipment brand the university's official sponsor. even the more than . just the form your. call there was this. tome of his eleven team members trained on average for four hours a day coached by fellow frenchman city called. this.
professional player has led the kentucky tennis team for the last two years. to strengthen their teams american universities recruit internationally the contract is simple they have to wait for just fucking. from the brits. and the university of kentucky certainly provides the means. there are almost two hundred people to ensure the welfare of the athletes footballers basketball players tennis players after training that all meet in the state of the art care facility. with a mandatory dip in the i spot. the. children or their. families. on american campuses the athletes are not quite like the other students. every year they bring in about one hundred four million dollars school the university. on the top of the podium american footballers and
their indispensable cheerleaders. nineteen times university champion the kentucky team holds the most titles in the history of the united states toned flexible agile here cheerleaders are reluctant. kiri is twenty two years old she's one of the team captains. like tom no school fees are completely covered so this young woman likes to get things right. today is official photo day these photos will grace the posters on the calendars for the upcoming season carrie therefore wants to look perfect they are actually the image of the school we are we are us along with the wildcat so the mask guy has a lot of pressure oh of course it is but you get used to it you know like the first time i went out on that football field it was terrifying. the coolest thing ever. i
wouldn't change it for the world. a little girl's dream becomes a reality but it's also a job under intense scrutiny that we have to really really watch given our coaches watch what we. like tweet and facebook and what we post in the word you know allowed to. facebook and all that they tell us if it's something that you wouldn't want your grandma to see then don't post it that's the best way that they describe i don't know some people that some crazy grandmas but we know what it really means. and so this means that cheerleaders are representing the american campuses twenty four hours a day and they're not allowed to make mistakes to see everything. to go for it always so you'd be surprised right. in fact that you're watching around and playing around or getting e-mail about it those guys reaction to it never fails. to
not just to hear right there. but you always project the best image of yourself so as to not tarnish the university's reputation and that's even true of the mascot they also receive a scholarship. this young man refuses to be filmed though not through vanity but because his contract requires him to remain anonymous. like a disney character he's not allowed to talk his job is to keep people guessing. this if you just eat meat does all those emotions. it's all it always emotions are in the life they're all just out there in your face you understand what he's trying to express. it like can't even talk to you know almost so much reason you want to get out of a suit that was really here but that's about it this time his handler cheerleaders are you so that this combination of show and business is perfect. all the university athletes must. a very strict rules. in their official activities of cool
here's what people have been saying about rejected a knighthood to us exactly just full on awesome power of the only show i go out of my way to launch you know a lot of the really packed a punch. yeah it is the john oliver of our three americas do the same we are apparently better than booth. and see people you've never heard of love redacted tonight president of the world bank so very. many seriously you sent us an e-mail. for you it's eleven pm on a saturday night tom the french tennis player has gone out. with a few friends think going to a student nineteen n.a.v.i. house. tonight to the athlete has swept his official uniform far rather provocative t. shirt. to show you. the price of fame and the system. he and the athletes are celebrities tom invites
people to take photos. the sports stars have to be exemplary. while the other students let them sound stupid. and that goes well to be outdone. lives. this was peaceful. within barely an hour these two students will have consumed almost two meters a strong alcohol. as for tom he knows that he's closely monitored in front of our camera the frenchman accents of. the extremes of this america tom has learnt to make the most of it. but for the students without scholarships getting into university is a be
a luxury to out as three students have to borrow money. oh in april two thousand and twelve the amount of american student debt reach a significant high of one billion dollars in new york hundreds of students demonstrate to the media relate that the potential of the economically last generation and how much to add common scene right now is over twenty five thousand dollars it's time for congress to stand for the rights of. among the victims the president of the united states and sell the show and we know about this person this is not something i read in a briefing book we only finished paying off our student loans about eight years ago think about what the president the united states. and increasingly greedy society in the united states the cost of studies has tripled into. two years. woodstock two hours' drive away from new york. this is where
skye lives thirty one years old married and the mother of two children like many students to fund design school she had to borrow money. they said student loan debt is a good debt that you can carry and i was told that it was like paying off a car. at the time part of the sum was loaned by the state the other part by sallie mae the leading american student loan company but at the end of her study she had a nasty surprise sky couldn't find work her debt skyrocketed so i started at thirty two thousand nine hundred sixty four dollars and today one hundred twenty seven thousand eight hundred eighty dollars so it's thirty seven thousand dollars in interest alone and the rest of that is collection cost in fees. in eighteen years sky stet has tripled the accumulation continues to grow havea by one thousand dollars
a month. erica husband has to cover the household costs on his own no bank will open a current account for his wife. for all her purchases sky has to use her husband's debit card. even worse due to her debt no employer wants to risk taking her own. now hundreds of job applications them but a couple called out but i have been treated like a criminal yet so i. call the credit report they look at what's on that piece of paper and then they decide we were based off of that sheet of paper. faced with this debt and sky has decided to fight this morning she is going to a solicitor to file a complaint against her old school who forced her to borrow. and this is not her first attempt plan these are. the cases that a one word against the third party. collection agency representing sallie mae. sky
has sued them for how recent they were calling me at my work they were calling me at my home they were telling me that this would impact my children's life and i reported those conversations. ever since sky has called them every day to try and renegotiate her debt but before that the bank demands a payment of twenty five thousand dollars i may suggest that one comes out with twenty five thousand dollars and one. of the solutions have been suggested to her they were quite surprising you can either go into the military you can move to a different country or you can find somebody who's passed and use their cell security number. to avoid excessive debt more and more students are resorting to
practices that are borderline prostitution. new york in the heart of the island of manhattan lies the n.y.u. campus one of the most prestigious private universities in the united states. it is also one of the most expensive in the country sixty thousand dollars per. release is a student in her fifty's food processing studies to pay for her studies and live in new york this young woman lines up dates let's see i had class then i have lunch. with one guy and. i'll probably go home and do some homework and then i have to immediately go out to dinner with another guy. four hundred also dollars lisa company single men to lunch or to dinner without any other obligations. but before
meeting her next client she pops home to get ready i look to where a dress. because you know that's what they're here for they want to take out a hot attractive young woman so i try and play that part it's like a uniform it's very detached from emotion. who knows she doesn't i mean there is i don't know many. times something. as an average student at least has not been awarded a scholarship at twenty two years of age she's already accumulated two hundred thousand dollars of debt. so as to avoid questions from her roommate she goes to a cafe to check out her new office she spoiled for choice. i believe just plugged in a few hours ago and i already have something new offers so you can see one offered to take me out first take two hundred dollars one for one fifty click except for if
it was the offer was too low. i can counter them easily you want to try and get more money. in one week up to one thousand five hundred dollars and that's not counting all the free meals and pretty hungry. but i don't have to eat any of my own that i bought my sound. it's one o'clock in the afternoon and she goes to a trendy hotel restaurant on seventh avenue. inside a man in his forty's is waiting for her film their lunch with a hidden camera this is your first this is your first experience here i don't want any problems i have a girlfriend. should kill me if she knew i was seeing other girls sisters the man isn't single but only sees no downside once the lunch is over she will never see him again. today and it.
but sometimes you guys and over something like this. stuff it inside. or one time i got a chocolate bar with it like taped inside i think they're paranoid about it looking like a transaction. but to supplement having come kelly's won't settle for just having lunch with lonely met. a few weeks ago she signed up to a dating site which takes it even further. the concept is simple match rich man with attractive young women who need money. some benefactors even go as far as paying for their studies in full. in the united states the site hit the headlines your piece to. june two thousand and twelve on the dr phil show one of the most watched programs across the atlantic charter. school bill plante even purchased a new car with cash on a d.v.d.
the female students who use the site face up to the criticism. and in way the site's founder defends himself as providing a very valuable service that people need you are a prostitute and you are a mit educated pimp. despite the scandal the site has never been condemned by the north. today more than a million female students have signed up to it it's a case far less twenty three years old. anthony has a date with a female student he is single and has no qualms about using this site to go one day . at forty eight anthony is a successful businessman. he owns six hundred thousand dollars a year for around thirty thousand pounds a month. he's made a lifestyle out of the speak straight day. yeah i'm going to get at it for three
years. now so. i get to. be different beautiful weather and we get to know each other what is she looking for my looking forward to expect remind expected. but what are less is looking for is a new benefactor this young woman has just started of course in a setting with. the first four years of study have been fully paid by men like anthony who called sugar daddies he has enough money problems going on in life that financial data he says you first school that was supposed to better you it's not it's not helping on the cards. are you worth. to get through college one of the lenses there neither of them feels as though it's prostitution even in discussions. that i feel like other things like your getting
pizza have stags but a lot of times it's not just. tonight it is actually a double late. sex is indeed part of the contract not an obvious close to a suit. child. sit there please. have a leak like me. but out so your body undermined her in several places that. your mind is not. rotting. her best friend trish is one of the only people she's told it does sound like the. comments coming out. like make change the seven hour minute says more than a tad. full house studies l.s.s. paid a high price but this obsession with success is not just
a matter of money. it's taken these children's homes. now it's threatens to take their future. little came here could erupt again at any time. most people have a stark choice. live in poverty. which going to. put some a following a different. they seem to live. their life that hope for a better life.
about your sudden passing i've only just learned you worry yourself and taken your last turn. you're out to you as we all knew it would i tell you i'm sorry for me i could so i write these last words in hopes to put to rest these things that i never got off my chest. i remember when we first met my love turned on each breath . and my feeling started to change you talked about war like it was a cave still some are fond of you those that didn't like to question our ark and i secretly promised to never again like it said one does not leave
a funeral the same as one enters the mind it's consumed with death this one quite different i speak to you now because there are no other takers. to claim that mainstream media has met its maker. in the us a child can choose an army course in school. with retired officers as teachers we don't. recruit well sisters if the president is interested in going on in the military but we don't recruit ourselves rather than saying. the pentagon is funding a program to boost interest in the military among teenagers your chance to step up to any apollo so that we'll see a way for a comfortable with yourself. brings you out of your shell you can't go wrong with the military or it's
a great stepping stone for whatever career you want to do but some veterans are willing to tell enthusiastic children a little more. ask me call of duty is a very popular first video game. it's played. like call of duty. call of duty. or. the darker side does the pentagon know them to be told. just need more recruits. the in the air the the one. that the the the the with the one the.
economic development is all about numbers really or is this quarter we are one hundred six morning. but what do we know about the other figures. when i think about the fact that our c.e.o. mike do. over twenty million dollars last year more than one thousand times the average wal-mart is says c.n.n. with all due respect i have to say i don't think that's right. just tell a free market would. people went from pretty simple financial lives pre nine hundred eighty to the point now where people are. just totally submerged in their financial accounts and they're all in debt and what exactly devoid society.
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