"'Candid Camera' Gone Berserk?" - Unsigned - Newsweek

"'Candid Camera' Gone Berserk?" - Unsigned - Newsweek

by: Unsigned | publication date: August 29, 1993 | Publication: Newsweek | journal issue: 29 August 1993 |

". . .Soon enough, reality programs will come up against reality. If these shows just copy each other--jerking another tear out of the Jessica DeBoer story, busting another chiropractor--they'll end up as just one more TV fad. On the other hand, if they can break the formula with fresh, quirky stories, news magazines may transform the late prime-time period into a nonfiction zone. . ."

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