A New Low for Reality TV
August 24, 2006 1:18 PM
Come Sept. 14, CBS’s “Survivor” returns with a new twist: The four tribes will segregate contestants by race. You got it: blacks, whites, Latinos and Asians on four separate teams. Martin Luther King is probably rolling over in his grave this morning.
How low can TV sink? Racial stereotypes and hatred are still very much alive. How ennobling is this sop? So what’s next for “Survivor?” Four teams selected by religion, pitting Christians, Muslims, Jews and Buddhists against one another?
CBS, I predict, might risk an advertiser boycott.