Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Treated like equals on reality TV

By Tatiana Siegel for the Variety newsroom

Contestants with disabilities triumph across spectrum of shows

Since the birth of MTV's trailblazing series "The Real World," reality TV has adhered to one simple formula: Good casting + cameras = entertainment.

But how "real" is the average reality participant? For years, concerned groups have called for more visibility for people with disabilities in entertainment, specifically reality TV. It appears that those suggestions are finally being acknowledged.

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