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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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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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