December 23, 2011 - 16:24
The 1946 film "It's a Wonderful life," which starred Jimmy Stewart, has become an American Christmas classic. For hundreds of Virginians, one of the film's lessons is just as relevant today as it was over 60 years ago.
That lesson, says Ann Williams of Virginia Beach, is to support small community banks and credit unions. She is part of a growing movement of people fed up with what they see as the unfair practices of big banks, represented by Mr. Potter in the film. Williams says the big banks have simply become too powerful and unaccountable.