Reality TV: Have programme producers gone too far?
July 25, 2009 5:22am CST
Reality programmes are TV programmes that present dramas without scripts. Programmes like Fear Factor, Survivor and The Biggest Loser are all reality game shows where participants take part and win prizes. There are no scripts, so the acting is real. Other reality shows have caused families to disintegrate, and have become shows that take a peek into people's private lives just to make money to feed their families. One good example is "Jon and Kate", the world-famous parents of kids that could form a football team. The couple is now into separation - what's gonna happen to the kids? Paparazzi keeps haunting them. Now, there's another parent with 14 kids who wants her kids in a reality show. The kids will be paid US$250 per day. Question: Don't you think television programme producers have gone too far?