Cultural Impacts of Reality TV Shows on the Society

Jun 16th, 2016
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Watch two episodes of one reality television show that you have not watched before. For ideas, type into your Internet browser “reality television links” for a list of options. As you watch, observe as though you were an anthropologist trying to understand a culture by studying an example of its common culture. Take “field notes” about what the show most fundamentally suggests about life in the U.S. Draft a 700 word paper (MS Word, double spaced, 12 point Times New Roman) that argues one of the following points about reality television. Rely on your field notes for examples supporting your argument. 1) Television critics say reality TV is indicative of a society enamored with voyeurism, titillation, spectacle, and conspicuous consumption (see Index of Russell, 2013); 2) Television critics claim reality shows demonstrate the lengths to which people will go to achieve even fleeting fame and celebrity while glorifying a certain type of lifestyle; or, 3) Television critics suggest that

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Running Head: CULTURAL IMPACTS ON SOCIETY AIRED BY REALITY TV SHOWSCultural Impacts on Society Aired by Reality TV ShowsName of studentCourse NameInstructorDate1CULTURAL IMPACTS ON SOCIETY AIRED BY REALITY TV SHOWS2IntroductionThe Oprah Winfrey Show is one of the most famous reality shows that as the critics sayhave tapped into different issues facing the Americans and other parts of the world at large. Theshow exposes various challenges that face the American citizens at both economical and sociallevel. The issues of autonomy, survival, Security and privacy facing the people are discussed atthe live shows. In this particular case we look at one of Oprah Winfrey Shows (OWS) aired byIyanla the host of the show FIX MY LIFE. We take a look at two of the episodes namely Mycheating Husband and Fix My Absent Father. We look at how these two have contributed todepicting the plights facing American culture.My Cheating Husband10/11/2012 Time: 11:55This was an episode of one of Iyanlas shows (Fix My Life) that sheds light at thespiritual and emotional torture that a pastors wife had been enduring for ten years. The pastorby the name Patrick had been cheating his wife, Natasha, with various women who were fromhis congregation. He also went ahead to even father a child with one of the congregationmembers. Natasha has been suffering all along with the fear of tarnishing her husbands nameif she told the truth or rather i

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