Monday, August 29, 2011

Dark Side of Reality TV

"Revamping Reality"
Following up on my article on the ethical problems of reality show contracts, (in particular The Real World) I have to post this awesome opinion piece by Virgina Heffernan  in the New York Times.  She addresses the recent suicide of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, Russell Armstrong. She raises some interesting questions. Should reality shows be flagged as fiction? The fact/fiction hybrid they deliver is part of their appeal, but at what cost?

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