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Reality TV
Balkin, Karen, 1949-
Publication Information:
San Diego, Calif. : Greenhaven Press, [2004]

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75 pages ; 24 cm.
Reality TV has a positive influence on society / James Poniewozik -- Reality TV is more than a fad / Tom Long -- The terrorist attacks on America diminished the popularity of reality TV / Kim Campbell -- The ultimate reality TV show : coverage on the war in Iraq / Michiko Kakutani -- Fascination with fame attracts reality TV viewers / Steven Reiss and James Wiltz -- Reality TV exploits fame seekers / Rochelle Riley -- Reality TV participants enjoy fame and success after the show is over / Jonathan Storm -- Reality TV can offer a positive religious message / Jill Terreri -- Some reality TV shows encourage cooperation / John Kiesewetter -- Reality TV encourages racial stereotyping / Cary Darling -- Reality TV is a dangerous art form / Ben Alexander -- Reality TV violates the public trust / John C. Dvorak -- Reality TV helps young people learn about life / Kimberly Shearer Palmer -- Teenagers identify with the issues presented in reality TV shows / David Hiltbrand -- Reality TV encourages young people to develop eating disorders / Sid Kirchheimer -- Young women learn harmful gender stereotypes from reality TV / Susan J. Douglas -- Korea takes a dim view of reality TV / Korea Herald.
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America's major networks are flooding the airwaves with reality TV. Programs such as Joe Millionaire, The Bachelorette, and Survivor have taken over prime time viewing. In this timely anthology, authors explore the complex issues surrounding this new entertainment genre.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 8 Up-This collection of 17 articles culled from periodicals and Web sites examines the positive and negative aspects of "reality TV." The title of each article has been changed to reflect its stance on the merits or demerits of the genre, and each selection begins with an abstract. An introduction, a list of relevant organizations, a thorough bibliography, and an index are included. While a useful shortcut for researching the topic, the material is also destined to become quickly dated. The publication would perhaps be most useful to libraries with an established demand for resources in media studies and/or limited access to periodical articles.-Jeffrey Hastings, Highlander Way Middle School, Howell, MI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.