CNN Evening News for Saturday, May 10, 2003
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with “Television Week” Melissa Grego and “Newsweek” Marc Peyser about the extravagant shows during television’s “sweeps month” and the new crop of reality shows in the works for next season; excerpt shown from “Three’s Company: Behind the Camera.” [GREGO – says networks try to attract lots of viewers so they can set advertising rates; comments on the ruse of inflated ratings during sweeps month; talks about a “caste system” of reality shows.] [PEYSER – comments on the upcoming finale of “American Idol”; talks about what producers are learning from reality shows that make it or fail.]
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