Summary Of Getting Real With Reality TV By Cynthia Frisby

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In Cynthia Frisby’s "Getting Real with Reality TV" she claims that many people revolve their lives around reality TV. I agree with Frisby because of her idea that viewers are using social comparison to find gratification within their own lives. Frisby also explains how reality TV is a big part of how people live and it’s getting harder and harder to get away from it. I agree with Frisby because she states “Data shows that, of all the responses made concerning reality programming, most expressed some type of comparison between themselves and the reality show’s stars.” The American audience uses upward and downward comparison to find self-worth and motivation within themselves. The audience is able to create a deeper connection with the “reality”
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