Welcome to the eighteenth official debate discussion! A new topic will be posted every week, with the previous week's topic being closed for prizes at that time. If you have any questions read HERE or send me a PM.
This week's debate is: Should reality TV shows be banned?
With the ever expanding TV network, more and more reality shows are starting to air with high numbers of people watching. This week's question is, should they be allowed to air? A large number of parents and guardians think that they have a very negative influence on the children who watch them, others see them as a brilliant way to show what’s actually happening out there in the “real” world. So, this leaves us with the question do these shows go too far, should they be banned?
Reality television is a genre of television programming that presents purportedly unscripted dramatic or humorous situations, documents actual events, and usually features ordinary people instead of professional actors. However, reality television frequently portrays a modified and highly influenced form of reality, utilizing sensationalism to attract viewers and so to generate advertising profits. Participants are often placed in exotic locations or abnormal situations, and are sometimes coached to act in certain scripted ways by off-screen with the portrayal of events and speech manipulated and contrived to create an illusion of reality.
Should reality TV be banned or restricted? Are shows such as Jersey Shore, Desperate Housewives, Big Brother, The Bachelor, 16 and Pregnant, Kenny vs. Spenny, Fear Factor, Jon and Kate Plus 8 (Kate Plus , What not to Wear, Renovation Rescue, or any other reality television, a good influence on children and teenagers today?
Take time to formulate your responses, there's no prize for first or second post, it's all about the quality of the debating.
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Your discussions for this topic are up for prizes 06/23/10 - 06/30/10.