election cliffhanger: winner is still unclear.

election cliffhanger: winner is still unclear.
Okay, so it’s technically not reality TV, but has there ever been more scintillating live television than last night’s coverage of the election? (And if you say Big Brother, we’ll know you were up too late and are clearly delusional.) After Florida was pulled from Al Gore’s column earlier in the evening, Bush pulled ahead in the electoral college numbers. Later, Florida was called for Bush, and Al Gore called him to concede. But then he withdrew his concession as Florida started to recount. Whoever gets Florida wins the election–even though Al Gore will likely end up with the majority of popular votes.

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.