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Is Poverty Porn the New Trend in Reality TV?
05 Jun 2015

Is Poverty Porn the New Trend in Reality TV?

CBS’ new reality show, The Briefcase, debuted last week to big numbers and per The Week, “continues a long American tradition of putting the poor under a microscope.” First, The Briefcase teases two financially strapped families with a briefcase containing $101,000 cash. As they learn about each other’s hardships, the families are pitted against one another and must decide how much of that cash –...

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