Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Dutch reality tv: who will get my kidney?

According to AP this morning (courtesy of the Chicago Sun-Times), the BNN television network in The Netherlands plans to go forward with its reality program, "Big Donor Show," in which a terminally ill 37-year-old woman will interview and choose from among three transplant candidates. The network says they intend the show to serve as a public-service message about the number of Dutch patients (2,000) who die each year while waiting for a kidney transplant. Really? It's not about the cruel exploitation of desperate, dying people in order to boost ratings? Really? Really?
posted by tommayo, 8:36 AM

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