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Reality Check by Michael Essany

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Chapter | seven

Where Ethics and Reality Collide

In early 2002, when I signed with E! Entertainment Television to launch The Michael Essany Show, the concept of reality TV as it is understood today was still very much in its infancy. No one knew exactly how reality television would eventually play out. At the time, of course, I was too much concerned with the future of my own series to lose sleep over the entire genre of reality programming.

For several months prior to and after the series premiere, appearing on morning talk-radio programs in major markets around the country became a rewarding but exhausting part of my daily routine. As expected, some of the on-air personalities were hyperactive, sarcastic, and eager to unload their arsenal of ...

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