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Reality TV takes on the recession

The New York Times takes a look at recession-era reality as seen in WEtv's Downsized and Lifetime's Fairy Jobmother. While Studio Lambert's Fairy Jobmother follows a Supernanny format, Pie Town Productions' Downsized delves deep into a real family struggling with lost jobs, low pay and sacrifices.
November 8, 2010

The New York Times takes a look at recession-era reality as seen in WEtv’s Downsized, from Pie Town Productions, and Lifetime’s Fairy Jobmother, from Studio Lambert.

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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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