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The Reality of Reality Television - The Reality of Reality Television "The winner of the first Survivor competition is...Rich." It was the name heard 'round the country the night of August 23, 2000, as 51 million television viewers tuned in to the finale of Survivor. The questions, the predictions, the bets, and the reality rested on that one name. For three months, America watched and wondered. Who could it be. Who is the ultimate survivor. With the unveiling of that single, now infamous, name, you could almost feel the country erupt with emotion....   [tags: Media Reality Television Papers] 2067 words
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Reality Television - Reality Television In today's society, Reality Television plays an important position in people's everyday lives. The reality television programs of today are popular because of the variety of film conventions (eg. audio, visual and symbolic codes) and the values and attitudes used to construct the viewer?s response. Two good examples of reality television programs are The Apprentice and Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. In the episode of The Apprentice, 'The Price is Height', wealth is promoted through the values and attitudes of today's society to construct the viewer's response....   [tags: TV Television Reality Show Essays] 1693 words
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Reality Television - Reality Television      When Philo T. Farnsworth invented the electric television, he probably did not think that it would be used to show people eating bugs, finding husbands based on votes of viewers, or living on deserted islands. But that is exactly what you can see any given night on television now. This newest form of television programming fad is the reality television genre. Reality television is now on every station, every night, everywhere. The web page Fact Monster credits the beginning of reality TV as beginning around 2000 when a little reality game show called Who wants to be a Millionaire hit television screens....   [tags: TV Television Real Reality Essays]
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The Decline in Morality in Reality Television - Partying, inappropriate behavior, and even sometimes illegal activity sadly describe what many people view as entertainment today. It is known as reality television. Reality television has been around for a while, but has changed tremendously. The first “reality” shows were considered good and wholesome for the entire family. Now, many of these shows are not appropriate for children. Even though reality television may seem to be harmless, it has created a culture where people are encouraged to be impolite, dangerous, and lazy....   [tags: Values, Role Models, Television]
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Some Detriments of Reality Television Shows - Some Detriments of Reality Television Shows Reality television shows dominate many television networks today. There are reality television shows enjoyed by virtually every age-group. However, many people are unaware of the truth behind reality television shows. They are unaware of the planning and prearranged situations that occur in most "reality" shows. Reality television shows pose some important detriments for society, which include presenting contrived situations as reality, promoting unethical values, and presenting humiliation as a form of entertainment....   [tags: reality tv, fictional programing] 715 words
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Reality Television Program - When people turn on their televisions at home or they are watching television somewhere else, they will possibly find a reality show somewhere. Reality television shows have been on television for numerous years and are changing. Although reality television is wildly entertaining and popular, many young teens and adults look up to their favorite reality show actors and their lavish lifestyles and overdramatic antics. People who watch reality television regularly have different expectations and views on how the world actually works and feel differently about themselves....   [tags: Reality TV, Entertainment, Media, Society]
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American Reality Television - Television does much more then entertains its viewers. Reality shows has given the American people a bad reputation. The reality shows that Americans watch every day are also shown all over the world. For example, shows like Jersey Shore, The Real House Wives, Keeping up with the Kardashians, Hunny Boo Boo, and Duck Dynasty is representing Americans. The rest of the world sees Americans as childish, aggressive, spoiled, rich, dumb, disgusting, or/and as red necks. First, is the show Jersey Shore, a show about a group of people who live in New Jersey and who only care about tanning, working out, and partying....   [tags: Reality TV Shows,America, Reputation]
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Reality Television and the Dance World - ... “(Young dancers) want to turn out eight pirouettes and do fouettes all over the place- but then we make them understand how difficult it is just to stand on one foot,” said Victoria Flores Cook, co-owner of Denise Wall’s Dance Energy in Virginia Beach, VA, (Real n.p.). This yearning to learn the flashy, over-the-top tricks has made it harder for young dancers to focus on their artistry as well. These dancers that watch the flips, turns, and leaps on television begin to think that all dance is about is the tricks and how high you are able to put your leg....   [tags: loss of artistry]
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Reality Television and the Dance World - A great deal of the world possesses a vague sense of the existence of the dance world, but they do not know much past that. The assistance of reality television shows, such as Dance Moms, So You Think You Can Dance, and Dancing with the Stars, present the inner workings of the dance community to the general public. Unfortunately, the publicity can change how society perceives the dance world. Reality television affected the dance world by contributing an air of commercialism to it, influencing younger dancers to suppose the main focus should be in the eye-popping tricks rather than artistry, and it drives audiences focus on the glitzy costumes and dazzling on stage performances rather than...   [tags: commercialism, choreographer]
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Ups and Downs of Reality Television - How far are we willing to go as viewers to support the realistic trials of the lives of others as a source of entertainment. Reality television has become a staple in the media and entertainment business. With the growing support of television watchers everywhere, reality television has become a part of every family’s weekly television viewing. Some of the shows aired make me wonder just how much would we allow to be shown on television, is the life of another worth the fame or entertainment. The Hunger games reminds me so much of movie called Death Race....   [tags: realistic trials lives of others as entertainment] 802 words
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Unscripted Life of Reality Television - “Reality television is a genre of television programming that documents unscripted situations and actual occurrences, and often features a previously unknown cast” (Wikipedia, 2014). When someone thinks of reality television they often associate it with the documentation of someone’s life, game shows, and cooking shows, which repeatedly results in either one person or team winning and everyone else being left with nothing, or fame and fortune. The American reality TV game show, Survivor, selects a number of contenders that are split into tribes....   [tags: survivor, contestants, totalitarianism]
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The Reality of Television - Ever since its invention, television has been a popular device used for both entertainment and relaxation. According to a recent survey, the average child spends at least 4 hours each day watching television. By the age of sixteen, he or she will have spent more time in front of the screen than at school (Witt, n.d.). As a result it has a big influence in the development of children. Although it presents itself with benefits, it is also associated with many negative side effects. It is undeniable through evidence that television decreases the rate of childhood development mentally, physically and socially....   [tags: negatively affects mental development]
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The Influence of Celebrities and Television on Youth - Media is a powerful phenomenon that inevitably infiltrates our lives, influences our perceptions of the world and constructs the way we understand social reality. The concept of celebrity is expedient in demonstrating how this media power works in the influence and construction of contemporary life. Media industries have the ability to turn real people into celebrities and keep them in the spotlight by integrating them into media narratives for the purpose of media industry and entertainment (Ruddock, 2013)....   [tags: reality television, sociological analysis]
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Reality T.V. Shows and the Death of Intelligence - Admit it, we all have a favorite reality show and they aren’t always the most decent to watch. Reality television is a type of television programming that documents unscripted situations and actual happenings. There are many different shows about many different topics. Although several televised reality shows focus on positive topics and can be encouraging, many others broadcast illicit behavior, sexual activity, fighting, and profane language. Why are they shown if they’re so horrific, you may ask....   [tags: american idol, reality television]
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The Reality of Television - The Reality of Television Through the years, many of us have watched as celebrity couples have come together and then grown apart before our very eyes. It has become part of the American culture to be informed of what almost every celebrity icon is doing, and who they are with at the moment. Couples that were once said to be invincible proved everybody wrong, and let the pressure of being famous take over their lives. Though some couples do stay together, most tend to fall under the pressure of the media and break up....   [tags: TV Romance Celebities Papers]
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Reality Television Programs - ... So what is it in our nature that causes us to derive pleasure from watching others suffer. There is undoubtedly catharsis involved but surely that can be achieved through fiction. So if not catharsis, could it merely be the fact that we are able to escape the reality of our own mundane lives and feel better about ourselves. Or maybe, just maybe there is something wired deep within us all that simply likes to watch others suffer; an evil vein, a genetic predisposition. This could link back to the caveman times when life revolved around “survival of the fittest” and therefore ridding society of the weak....   [tags: behaviors, media producers] 692 words
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Reality Television Shows - ... This deliberate manipulation begins to question the authenticity of reality TV. In almost every episode of MIC there is some sort of gathering where the majority of the cast get together and either resolve or worsen current issues. Observation and surveillance is an element of documentaries, reality television is dependant on observation. The constant visuals, allows us into the peoples live and eventually lead us to form emotional connections with them. Professor of media studies Mark Andrejevic, this is a natural outcome of the culture of CCTV we live in now....   [tags: entertainment, programs, characters] 1314 words
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Taking a Closer Look at Reality Television - Reality television has encountered numerous criticisms since its rise in popularity. Much of the criticism is focused on the use of the word "reality", and the shows' attempt to claim that the events actually have occurred without assistance from film directors or producers. Critics have argued that reality television shows do not present reality in which true events happened naturally but in ways that are deceptive and are misleading. For example, storylines that is generated ahead of time and scenes being staged or re-staged for the cameras to make matters seem worse than they are....   [tags: undeserved stardom]
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Reality Television Damaging the American Mind - In today’s society, television is one of the greatest forms of entertainment. People love entertainment, and television is one of the most accessible sources available to citizens. Television is the type of entertainment that draws viewers in with curiosity. There is a broad spectrum of genres that can be watched on the television. Major genres include drama, reality, informational and comedy. Currently, the most commonly watched television genre is reality television. These programs run on a kind of relating theme where they often display a vast amount of dramatic and unscripted situations that many people can relate to....   [tags: Entertainment ]
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Reality Television - Reality Television Description One of the most recent and freshest trends to come out of television is the phenomenon of "reality television". Spurred by trend setting programs like CBS's Survivor and MTV's The Real World, reality television was launched as a new genre. With such recent hits as Laguna Beach: The Real OC, Flavor of Love, and American Idol, reality television, as a genre and a staple of pop culture, has only begun to grow. In an analysis of various articles studied from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and, The Los Angeles Times within the last three months has confirmed a recent trend in reality television itself....   [tags: Case Study Broadcast Trends Reality] 1505 words
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African American Stereotypes Reality Television - Reality programs have dominated television networks since their rise in popularity began in the early 1990s with MTV’s The Real World. The reality genre quickly gained viewership as it redefined the formulaic set up of televisions shows from the past. Reality television has infiltrated television because networks prefer low budgets for their programs that also generate high ratings (Hasinoff, 2008). People watch reality shows because they are intrigued by the seemingly “real” drama with ordinary people as characters (Dubrofsky, 2006)....   [tags: African American Stereotypes]
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Stay Tuned: Reality Television Domination - Whether it is through internet usage, newspaper articles, or everyday communication, society has been exposed to reality television shows. With television stations clamoring for higher ratings, promotional techniques stretch wide and far. Advertisements plaster public buildings, radio stations fill airwaves with popular cast interviews, and even local news channels make it a point to mention particularly sensational occurrences. The seemingly endless variety of topics in which reality shows are based provides appeal to a previously unprecedented audience....   [tags: Jersey Shore, Teen Mom, American Idol]
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How Reality Television Impacts Society - In the article “The CSI Effect” by Richard Willings discusses the impact of crime scene shows on courtrooms across the nation. Richard Willings is mainly stating that before shows using forensic science people really wanted nothing to do with it because it was so boring. Once TV shows made it more popular it had a big increase in the youth’s interests. This goes to show how much television can have an effect on our lives and one particular genre of television has a big effect on people are “Reality shows”....   [tags: violence, abuse, drinking]
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Reality Television Dumbs Down America - An education, at least the one Jefferson thought was vital to America, is being sacrificed to the corporate world, as rising tuition rates and the selling out of intellect increases (Cole). Public education and equal access to all is fundamental to the American society. The country was built on the concept that citizens could make something of themselves and that birthright did not necessary guarantee success (Cole). In addition the media promotes the ideal that an education is not necessary for success....   [tags: Entertainment ]
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Living Out the Reality of Others? - “Insults, temper tantrums, selfishness, gross behavior, and plain old stupidity—these are the main ingredients for most of today’s reality TV shows. Guess who’s watching them. Millions of young people…” (Ilisa Cohen, 14). The world is changing in many different ways and people are influenced by many different situations. Teenagers are however, easily influenced by the good, the bad, and the reality. Not only are teenagers observing from the reality around them, but reality that is shown on television and sometimes in commercials as well....   [tags: Reality Television Shows, Society, Young Adults]
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Reality TV Research - Reality TV Research Why is that reality TV shows instead of encouraging, end up discouraging someone. The whole purpose of being a part of a TV show is try to win because you feel confident in what you are competing for. However in shows such as Americas Next Top Model the judges seek for the contestants flaws and point them out. According to Jennifer Pozner’s “Ghetto Bitches, China Dolls, Cha Cha Divas” reality shows contradict themselves. Pozner points out that a contestant was asked what she felt she was more of, Korean or American....   [tags: Reality Television Shows, Women, Criticism]
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Discussion of the Morality of Reality Television - Discussion of the Morality of Reality Television Reality TV is were you get to watch members of the public or celebrity's perform tasks to win money or raise money for charity, at least that is what people say they go on it for. Reality TV is more so to do with gaining or upgrading the contestants celebrity status and there is no denying it, look what happened with peter André or Jade Goody, neither of them won their reality TV show but they are now both well known celebrities....   [tags: Papers] 604 words
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The Role of Interactivity to the Success of Reality Television Shows - Over the years television programs were meant to inform, educate and entertain listeners. Most programs were mostly transmitted in a one direction way direction. However, this has changed as most television programs nowadays, continuously seek to involve the listeners either to ask questions or to give their opinions and comments concerning the program. The aim of this essay paper is to investigate the importance of such interactive programs to the listeners. This study is going to use two reality formats of the British television programs....   [tags: Media ]
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American Reality Television Music Competitions. - Something that is really famous especially in the United States are the Reality Music Competitions. This essay is about The X Factor, The American Idol, and The Voice. The X Factor USA was created by Simon Cowell. The show consists of four main stages. It all starts with the auditions. Any person or band can audition, and if at least half of the judges say yes, then the person goes to next stage, but if they say no, the contestant goes home. The next stage is the bootcamp. There, they compete against other contestants....   [tags: x factor, american idol, the voice]
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We Are Big Brother's Reality Television Star - Today, the American people are obsessed with reality television. Television shows such as, So You Think You Can Dance and The Bachelorette are just two examples of the fifteen reality or unscripted shows that placed on the Top 20 Highest Rated Television Programs in 2010 (Carter). What Americans fail to realize is they too are the stars of their own reality television show. Although their actions are not being broadcasted to the rest of the country, American citizens are still being monitored by the government through wire taps, GPS locators and cameras....   [tags: Film]
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Reality Television has Affected Society Negatively - ... Repeated exposure to violence desensitizes children. Children that were observing these violence acts, increased the percentage of actually acting out to commit violence acts, are viewed as weak and emotional. Children are less likely to feel the same heightened emotions by witnessing violent acts consistently and repetitively. Judith Page Van Evra, author of "Television and Child Development," goes in to further details on how reality TV is important in causing this desensitization. She quotes and mentions a 2002 study that demonstrates violence shown on reality television has had the strongest negative effect on is shown a sense of acceptability and normal habits in kids....   [tags: hip-hop, violence, abuse, teen pregnancy] 579 words
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Argument Against Reality Television - What pleasure do you get from watching a group of people humiliate themselves in the name of television. Media both in the UK and around the world seem to have "discovered" that so-called "reality" shows are very profitable, resulting in a growing string of such shows in recent years. Although not all are successful, many do achieve significant popularity and cultural prominence. That does not mean, however, that they are good for society or that they should be aired. Can you honestly say, that after absorbing the reality rubbish, you have learned something....   [tags: Persuasive Essays, Argumentative Essay] 864 words
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Reality Television Today - X Games In today’s society “reality television” and competitions that involve high risk behavior are extremely popular. In particular, the X Games are a great example of an extreme competition that attracts viewers from every age, race, and sex. Its popularity can be directly contributed to the fact that it involves high risk behavior, and competition. Two things that no warm blooded individual can resist. As sports around the globe become increasingly intense, there is always that drive for something more extreme....   [tags: TV Media]
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Misconceptions Created by Television Shows, As Explained in Richards Willing’s “CSI Effect” - In Richards Willing’s “CSI effect” the author tells the reader how, as a result of crime scene shows’ popularity, the misconceptions they create, and the combining of real life events with TV fantasy, crime scene shows have affected jurors and the oucomes of court cases. The shows’ popularity has increased peoples’ interest in forensic science and has caused workers and students to transfer into the field. The second effect crime scenes created is the misconception concerning when to use forensic tests, as well as misconceptions about the speed and accuracy of forensic workers and machines in tracking and identifying the culprit....   [tags: television, reality, crime]
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Using the Model of Framing in Reality Television to Effectively Promote Projects - January 6, 1973, famous anthropologist Margaret Mead published an essay in TV Guide in which she addressed her view of PBS’s series “An American Family.” This series was groundbreaking during that time because is followed the Loud’s, a California family who were neither actors nor public figures just average middle-class family, which was unheard of at the time. The Louds were filmed for seven months and the product was twelve one-hour episodes which showed everything from the monotony of their everyday life to the corrosion of Bill and Pat Loud’s marriage....   [tags: One Direction boy band, molding public opinion] 850 words
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The Writer and Audience: The Connection that Should Never End - The Jersey Shore, The Bachelor, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and The Girls Next Door are just a few of the hundreds of Reality Television shows that are on today and have pushed the classic Brady Bunch family style sitcom aside. According to a study performed by the University of Michigan Health System, an average of children ages 2-5 spend 32 hours a week in front of a TV—watching television and children ages 6-11 spend about 28 hours a week in front of the TV. A majority of shows that dominate the airwaves today are Reality Television shows that can easily influence the young children and teens of society....   [tags: Rhetoric, Reality Television] 884 words
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Reality Television Love?What are These Contestants Thinking?! - Reality Television Love…What are These Contestants Thinking?. Marriage, it’s supposed to be a once in a lifetime event right. The answer to that is surprisingly no. Today it seems that the media pokes fun of this wonderful occasion in the ever so popular reality T.V. show weddings. They are everywhere today. Many of these marriages don’t last much longer than the show was aired anyway. The contestant chooses a lifetime partner from a group of twenty or so other “contestants” to miraculously fall in love with....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Reality and Drama Programming on Television - Television Drama is limited to the worlds of fiction. The definition of the word `drama', as cited by The Concise Oxford Dictionary of current English is: "3. an exciting or emotional event, set of circumstances, etc." and "4. dramatic quality." It is defined by www.dictionary.com as "1 b. A serious narrative work or program for television, radio, or the cinema" and "4. A situation or succession of events in real life having the dramatic progression or emotional effect characteristic of a play" and "5....   [tags: Performance Arts] 1819 words
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Idol Culture and East Asia - From celebrity endorsed product advertisements to Reality Television programs on cosmetic surgery, the commercialized nature of ‘Idol culture’ has become crucial in reforming beauty ideals and perceptions of masculinity and femininity amongst mainstream society in East Asia. Due to the drastic popularity of South Korean Idol groups both nationally and throughout East Asia including China, Japan and Taiwan women and men have been increasingly more exposed to sexualized imagery of ‘desirable’ bodies (Epstein and Joo 2012)....   [tags: Reality Television Programs, Cosmetic Surgery]
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Beauty Pageant Problems - ... At this point of the show is when the bikinis, sexy cowgirls and cops, and all kinds of outlandish outfits appear. Four year old, Maddy Jackson was publicly humiliated and was referred to by harsh names by the media, due to the fake breasts and buttocks her mother forced her wear. Isabella Barnnett was also publicly chastened by the media when they referred that the little girl was dressed like a “hooker”. It is absolutely unacceptable for the media to characterize these little girls as they do, but the question remains as to why parents find it necessary to portray these precious little girls as they do, considering she is going to remember these actions for the remainder of her life....   [tags: social media, internet, reality television]
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television vs. Reality - It is 8:30 Monday night and the whole family is in the living room watching the Fox network’s primetime hit “Ally McBeal”. Suddenly, just after the program resumes after a painstakingly long commercial break, you see a man and a woman lying in bed talking to each other after having a night of hot, passionate sex. You look down and see your ten year old son or daughter lying on the floor just staring at the TV, taking it all in. You begin channel surfing, and end up on channel 3, CBS. There is a brand new sitcom being aired called “Some of My Best Friends”....   [tags: essays research papers] 1475 words
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The Jersey Shore’s Mad Fame - It is evident that MTV’s The Jersey Shore is playing on the television when one hears the pervasive lyrics of the opening credits. The song, Get Crazy by LMFAO, portrays exactly what the show stands for, stupidity. A verse of the song states, “I got the goose alright ok, I'm feelin’ loose alright ok, she love the beat alright ok, we love them D's”. The “D’s” stated in the song refer to the size of a woman’s breasts. The song continues to discuss matters such as drinking, partying at clubs, women as “whores,” and the continued reference to women’s breasts....   [tags: Television Reality TV]
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16 & Pregnant- MTV Show - 16 & Pregnant is a TV show aired on MTV that as the name suggests, focuses on the lives of various teens who are pregnant whilst still in high school; each tells a different story. In these episodes, viewers are able to observe the struggles these teens face as a result of pregnancy during pubescent development. Controversy has been made as a result of the release of this show; this left viewers torn between whether 16 & Pregnant discourages teen pregnancy or shrouds it within curiosity. There is more than sufficient evidence to say that 16 & Pregnant, does in fact discourage teen pregnancy for various reasons....   [tags: Teen Pregnancy, Education, Reality Television]
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TV's Survivor: Heroes and Villains - In 2000, three simple words encircling a tiki torch and palm tree defined not only a television series, but a whole new culture of entertainment: outwit, outplay, outlast. When the competitive reality show Survivor first hit the air, producers Mark Burnett and Jeff Probst left sixteen Americans stranded on a tropical island, hoping only for nature to take its course and drama to ensue. No one could have predicted the phenomenon that would be a catalyst not only for reality TV, but competitive game shows set on putting people in their most vulnerable state....   [tags: television, reality TV]
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Comparing The Real World and Survivor - Comparing The Real World and Survivor While MTV's The Real World places twenty-somethings in unique arrangements in which to live as they would like for several months, CBS's Survivor elicits peculiar behavior from contestants living in unusual circumstances. Despite fundamental differences, the continued success of both The Real World[1] and Survivor[2] illustrates that American viewers love to watch reality television shows with interesting locales, competitions or tasks, and natural personal relations....   [tags: Comparison Contrast Essays Reality Television] 1404 words
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30 Rock - The typical episode of the critically acclaimed, indie-darling, sitcom 30 Rock focuses on the lives of the writers, producers, executives and love interests of those involved in the production of a fictional sketch comedy television show called TGS with Tracy Jordan. 30 Rock is widely known as a show that deals with race, gender and class issues from multiple, humorous perspectives. Yet watching Season Five, Episode Twenty, a viewer could grow uncomfortable at the racial generalizations. The episode is entitled “Queen of Jordan” and is intended to parody the Real Housewives franchise of reality television....   [tags: stereotypes, parody, comedy, reality television]
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TV is Bad for You - A boy sits at home waiting for his big brother to come home from school. He hears the door shut and a backpack fall to the ground. The boy looks at the clock and sees that it’s around 3:20, so his older brother should be home from school by now. The boy goes into the living room where he sees his brother’s eyes fixated on the TV. The boy asks his brother if he wanted to play some catch outside, “No thanks, I’m fine.” What was odd was that his older brother loved to play catch with him. “How about we shoot some hoops?” His brother replies, “No, maybe some other time.” As he says this his little brother notices that his eyes are glued to the TV screen....   [tags: Television, Reality, Advertisements, Health Risks]
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Cops Subliminal Messages - ... Not only are their views on criminals biased but also racial, an majority of the criminals that are shown on Cops happens to be African American. After seeing countless images of African Americans being portrayed on the show viewers then begin to view all African Americans as petty criminals that will be, conveniently, captured by cops who happen to be white. Their views on what the real world looks like becomes distorted and twisted into the world that they see on the show, they become affected by the first order effect....   [tags: television shows vs reality]
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Negative Stereotypes Towards Beauties and Geeks - Watching television is one of America’s favorite pastimes, especially watching reality television. According to the Oxford dictionary reality television is a “television programs in which real people are continuously filmed, designed to be entertaining rather than informative” (Oxford dictionary). Beauty and the Geek pairs together "Geeks" (socially inelegant nerd breeds) and "Beauties" (beautiful women handpicked for portraying bimbos), who then take on challenges. Each week one couple is forced to leave the house and the remaining couple wins $250,000 in prizes....   [tags: Television, America. Pastimes, Reality TV]
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Reality Shows and Their Attempt at a False Reality - Are Reality Shows Even Real. Everyday, on most networks, a person can find some form of a reality show that fits their likings, from music, to dance, to just a bunch of strangers sharing a house. Ever wonder why a television show based on what is to be actual reality is so intriguing. The truth is reality shows are a false representation of true reality all together. Reality shows are a bias judgment of people and their real lives. Reality shows on television have a tendency to manufacture drama, compromise ethic beliefs, and are altered to portray what the producers believe the viewers want to see....   [tags: Television, Drama, Entertainment] 520 words
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