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Insulting Reality Shows

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Weekend Edition entertainment critic Elvis Mitchell about the current glut of reality television shows. They also discuss the controversy brewing over reported plans by CBS to develop a reality show based around the fictional show The Beverly Hillbillies.

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Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.