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Does Reality TV Affect Our View On Surveillance? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios Video


Food for thought. We always look forward to Mike Rugnetta hosting these segments.

What have you been watching lately? There’s a good chance (whether you admit to it or not) that you’ve been watching some reality TV. The “Reality TV” genre is mega popular, a massive cultural force, even though it’s not really “reality”. Contrived situations and manipulated scenarios make these shows entertainment rather than documentation, but they still feature real people who are willing to have their lives recorded. As a culture, we’ve become accustomed to watching people, but how does that affect our ideas about BEING WATCHED, especially given the recent NSA controversies?

Video by PBS Idea Channel


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