Helen’s newspaper column killed after CBS demands to review its content.

Helen’s newspaper column killed after CBS demands to review its content.
Instead of ending up on the streets, many ex-Survivor cast members write columns for local papers analyzing the current season of the show. Survivor Thailand‘s Helen Glover wrote such a column for the Providence Journal–until she revealed information that CBS says violates her contract. The paper said that wasn’t going to happen: “What CBS wants is the right to edit the work of a person writing for The Journal. We find that arrangement unacceptable.” In the March 11 column, Helen–hold your breath–“described how ousted contestants are sent to a base camp behind the scenes, where they receive a meal, a shower and a visit from a psychiatrist.” The Journal said CBS’ demands (“It was not a suggestion It was a choice–either stop writing the column or submit it in advance,” Helen says, although CBS says it was “not a requirement”) were unacceptable, and Helen’s column will no longer run.

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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.