anthrax threat affecting mailed reality television show applications.

anthrax threat affecting mailed reality television show applications.
“[P]roducers of reality series and game shows began rethinking their decisions to ask contestants to apply by mail,” according to the New York Daily News. CBS isn’t sure how it will proceed with applications for Survivor and its other reality TV shows, while NBC’s Fear Factor isn’t opening mail at all, but will find contestants at open casting calls instead.

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Marriage At First Sight

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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.