In 2013, I talked about my passion for reality television; explained why it’s actually valuable and not just ridiculous; and proposed a new way to watch.
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.
I appeared on The Faroe Islands Podcast twice to discuss Whale Wars: Viking Shores, which I reported on for Playboy from the Faroe Islands. The two episodes: Reality (TV) comes to the Faroe Islands and Viking Shores, Revisited.
I was a guest on Rob Cesternino’s Rob Has a Podcast, during which we discussed Survivor‘s then most-toxic player and also the general state of reality TV.
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 →