American Candidate Chrissy Gephardt: “Who runs for president right off the bat?”

American Candidate Chrissy Gephardt: “Who runs for president right off the bat?”
As part of its interview with Chrissy Gephardt, Newsweek says that Chrissy “jumped at the chance to test her political prowess” after “her father’s press secretary told her about” American Candidate. She’s one of the candidates whose selection has been criticized, especially after her candidate page was added after it was leaked that they were finalists. She says that she competed against “25 people, and they picked 10. I don’t know how many applicants there were to begin with, but I hear it was a lot more.” Newsweek’s final question to her asks if she’ll run for president. Her apparently non-ironic response says, “…definitely it is something that crossed my mind. But first I need to start as a city-council member or a state representative. I’m not ready to jump right up there. Who runs for president right off the bat?”

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.

Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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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.