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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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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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