Hollywood – Exploiting children for your viewing pleasure

James Hirsen reports that Hollywood has decided to come out with a new reality show called “Kid Nation”. 

Following the TV success adage that reality shows receive a boost from controversy, the network has produced a series for the fall called “Kid Nation,” where 40 children live in an abandoned New Mexico mining town ostensibly with no adult supervision.

Interstingly, CBS got this done, before a change in legislation in New Mexico.

It turns out that producers of the show skirted guidelines and laws meant to protect children, used youngsters in hopes of garnering ratings and ended up with a product that delivers a terrible message to parents, teachers, and society at large.

CBS apparently managed to slip under the wire just ahead of new legislation in New Mexico that closed loopholes in the state’s child labor laws. Unlike California and New York, prior to July 1, 2007, New Mexico had exempted theatrical production from its child protection laws.


One Response to “Hollywood – Exploiting children for your viewing pleasure”

  1. Acting Tips Says:

    Acting Tips

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