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‘The National Post’ debates ethics of kids on reality TV

The National Post furthers one of the debates sparked by the recent exploits of Falcon Heene, aka 'Balloon Boy', and his family. The Heenes, who starred in two episodes of Wife Swap and sought out their own reality show, are adding fuel to the fire of what The National Post calls 'kidsploitation.'
October 26, 2009

The National Post furthers one of the debates sparked by the recent exploits of Falcon Heene, aka ‘Balloon Boy’, and his family. The Heenes, who starred in two episodes of Wife Swap and sought out their own reality show, are adding fuel to the fire of what The National Post calls ‘kidsploitation.’

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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