A&E’s June 5 and 6, 2020, episodes of Live PD, including the show’s special 300th episode, have been pulled off the schedule, as has Paramount Network’s premiere of Cops season 33.
Reality TV shows, from Cops—which is still on the air, and about to premiere its 33rd season—to Live PD, need to change to stop contributing to systemic racism. Will they?
Bryce Dion, a 38-year-old sound mixer on Cops and crew member who’s worked on many other reality series ranging from Top Chef to Trading Spaces, was killed Tuesday night filming Cops in Omaha. Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer, who’d previously… continue reading
Update and new information, 2:18 p.m. ET: The COPS crew member who died was a sound engineer, not a camera operator, as someone incorrectly said while radioing for help after the shooting. The camera operator and all police officers were uninjured, the Omaha World-Herald… continue reading