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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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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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