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Reality TV

A Subject Guide providing suggested resources and other information for beginning research on the topic Reality TV.

Background Information

Reality television encompasses a variety of subjects ranging from contests to arrests, from bakeries to bachelors. The primary goal of reality TV is to capture the "real": to show unscripted, ordinary people in compromising or extraordinary situations. Use the following sources to learn more about reality television and the various issues surrounding it.