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"Kid Nation" Reality TV Show Broke Laws?

Thu Aug 23, 2007 12:02 am

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/22/us...400&partner=MYWAY&pagewanted=print

"Kid Nation" a 'reality' TV show to be on the CBS Network starting September 19th, is in trouble and under investigation for possible violations of Child Labor, Child Endangerment and Child Education laws. The show, filmed in April and May of this year, features 8-14 year old children living without adult supervision, except for TV production crews, at a ranch used for making movies and TV shows set in a western locals 8 miles south of Santa Fe, New Mexico. To make things worse, a New Mexico State Labor investigator was denied access to the site several times to investigate those violations of law. The children had to work and live 14 or more hours a day, cleaning, cooking, handling animals in their care, all with no adults running their lives. There are claims discussed in the above linked and other articles that at least several children were injured (burned) cooking food, and a few others accidentally drank cleaning bleach in a improper container thinking it was a beverage. There was no provision for them to attend school during their term at the ranch for filming, despite it being done during the school year. They may have also violated laws limiting the hours children can work in a day. Parents had to give their permission for their children to participate and were paid about $5,000 in compensation. There was limited communications between the children and the parents during the production term.

Perhaps 'reality TV' has gone too far with this show and with the controversy this one has generated, should CBS pull it and never show it?
 
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RE: "Kid Nation" Reality TV Show Broke Laws?

Thu Aug 23, 2007 12:21 am

'Reality' tv has been around too long now and needs to go. What these people call reality has little or nothing to do with what I define as reality.....living on a desert island, or in a house full of strangers, or racing all over the world.....

Reality television is the news. End of story.
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RE: "Kid Nation" Reality TV Show Broke Laws?

Thu Aug 23, 2007 12:33 am

Quoting LTBEWR (Thread starter):
Perhaps 'reality TV' has gone too far with this show and with the controversy this one has generated, should CBS pull it and never show it?

Sounds like someone is trying to recreate Lord of The Flys
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RE: "Kid Nation" Reality TV Show Broke Laws?

Thu Aug 23, 2007 12:44 am

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 2):

Sounds like someone is trying to recreate Lord of The Flys

I wonder who kept the conch...
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RE: "Kid Nation" Reality TV Show Broke Laws?

Thu Aug 23, 2007 12:50 am

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 2):
Sounds like someone is trying to recreate Lord of The Flys

At least unlke the fictional story, no one got killed in 'Kid Nation'. Still it may have been an inspiration for this show.
 
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RE: "Kid Nation" Reality TV Show Broke Laws?

Thu Aug 23, 2007 1:07 am

I saw the story on MSNBC yesterday.

I have a feeling this "show" may never air, and CBS may find themselves in a world of trouble with a bunch of different agencies.


Anyone else smell more than a few lawsuits from the families?
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RE: "Kid Nation" Reality TV Show Broke Laws?

Thu Aug 23, 2007 1:43 pm

Quoting S12PPL (Reply 5):

Anyone else smell more than a few lawsuits from the families?

From the families, they may try to sue but chances are CBS/the prod company made them sign enough waivers that even if the producers had taken the kids out and shot them they couldn't get anything at trial

From all of the agencies whose sensabilites were offended and then further agrivated by the refusal to grant access (Labor, Child Welfare/Children & Family Services, etc, etc.) I wouldn't be suprised one bit if lawsuits or criminal charges were filed.
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RE: "Kid Nation" Reality TV Show Broke Laws?

Sun Aug 26, 2007 3:19 am

The show sounds stupid anyway. Watching kids by themselves on a ranch does not really interest me. There's a lot better crap on TV.
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RE: "Kid Nation" Reality TV Show Broke Laws?

Sun Aug 26, 2007 5:46 am

Quoting Kmh1956 (Reply 1):
'Reality' tv has been around too long now and needs to go.

 checkmark  The 'reality tv' thing for me wore off real quick when the very first Survivor ended, after that, never watched another Survivor series. Its getting real old with other shows now.
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RE: "Kid Nation" Reality TV Show Broke Laws?

Tue Aug 28, 2007 3:34 am

Quoting S12PPL (Reply 5):
Anyone else smell more than a few lawsuits from the families?

The parents should be held partially to blame for this, IMHO. They're the ones who decided to give permission for their kids to participate, and accepted $5000 for farming them out to do so.

I can hear it now: "I love my son/daughter. I would NEVER exploit him/her..." yeah, right.
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RE: "Kid Nation" Reality TV Show Broke Laws?

Tue Aug 28, 2007 3:47 am

Quoting Kmh1956 (Reply 1):
What these people call reality has little or nothing to do with what I define as reality.....living on a desert island, or in a house full of strangers, or racing all over the world.....

Well put. Well said.

Quoting Kmh1956 (Reply 1):
Reality television is the news.

And that is bad enough as it is.
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