Defending reality television

The New York Times asked me to contribute to its Room For Debate feature and answer this question: Are Reality Shows Worse Than Other TV? Here’s my answer.

Whether it’s for money or fame, going online can make you famous

This is the unedited, unabridged version of the story that appeared on page 3C of The Chicago Tribune’s Tempo section on December 26, 2001. Setting your sites on celebrityBy Andy Dehnart Brett Banfe has appeared on NBC’s “Today Show,” ABC’s “Good Morning, America” and “Oprah.” Requests for interviews with him are filtered through a publicist, … Keep reading →