Quick Takes: How do you feel about teens appearing on reality shows like `Moolah Beach’?

Aug 27, 2001  •  Post A Comment

“While I applaud the idea of giv[ing] children cultural information, having money as the incentive is by nature a repugnant concept. It’s bad enough that adults are willing to do just about anything for money and [fame] … but to pass it along to our children is unforgivable.”
James Endrst, television critic, The Hartford Courant
“[The concept] is a very interesting idea, and if I were still that age, I’d think it would be a lot of fun. But from a parent’s [and professional’s] perspective, I would be interested to see what the guidelines are [and] how they are controlling it. That’s what’s most important.”
Lara Kunkler, general manager, WZVN-TV (ABC), Naples, Fla.
“I haven’t seen much reality in the current crop of reality shows. Now, they’re bringing kids into them and offering a big reward if they `play right.’ Let’s not lead kids into the high-pressure world of creating someone else’s version of reality.”
Daron Selvig, news anchor, KVLY-TV (NBC), Fargo, N.D.