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Competition And Reality Tv

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What Is A Reality Show?

A television reality show features talent culled from the ranks of "ordinary" people, not professionally trained actors. Producers typically shoot hundreds of hours of footage per episode and use creative editing to create a narrative thread. Subj...

How Reality Tv Works

So, you're home on the couch in front of your new plasma screen with a few hours to kill. You start channel-surfing and come across a show with people slurping a concoction of maggots and hissing beetles for a chance to win 50 grand. On channel af...

Competition Just Got Real!

Gone are the days when competitions were held only at schools and apartment complexes during events. With the advent of mass media, competitions have taken a whole new turn. Today, competitions have been taken to the platform of Television; meani...

Should Children Participate In Reality Shows?

Should children participate in reality shows? Reality shows have adverse effects on children with some even classifying it as child labour. Children are not yet old enough to face the pressures and stress of reality shows. The pressure to perform ...

Reality Television And Its Effects On Kids And Teens

T.V. can effect learning and school performance. Younger children are proven to act and want to be like their favorite reality T.V. character. If kids and teens watch it long enough, they begin to start criticising the people around them for atten...

Impact Of Reality Shows On Children

Reality television has spread like wild fire, leaving little doubt that your children are likely to come across multiple examples of this type of programming — even those with casual viewing habits. It may leave you wondering what the potential im...

Should Kids Be On Reality Tv?

Here's a debate on the topic "Should kids be on reality TV?" Read on to find out what parents have to say about it. It may change your views.

Kids On Reality Tv - A Mother's Perspective

My kids and I recently finished watching MasterChef Junior – a cooking contest show featuring kids instead of adults for Gordon Ramsay to shriek at. I don’t normally watch MasterChef because I grow weary of adults yelling at each other or being be...

Nine-Year-Old Boy Cries During Audition

Watch, as this nine-year-old boy who has stage fright takes to the stage and amazes the judges with his performance. Here's what reality TV has done to children and competition. Give it a watch.

Child Cries For Being Critiqued On Tv

A seven-year-old was left in tears after being critiqued on 'America's Got Talent' this week, forcing many to ask if someone so young should even participate in a reality competition show. Give it a watch.

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