Thursday, February 21, 2008
5150: Perception Versus Reality TV.
Pushing reality in a MultiCultClassics Monologue…
• Dog the Bounty Hunter is heading back to reality TV, as A&E has decided to forgive the man for his infamous N-word tirade. “Over the last few months, Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman has taken and continues to take the appropriate steps in reaching out to several African American organizations in an effort to make amends for his private comments to his son which were released publicly,” said a statement from A&E. Look for the cable channel to also introduce The Michael Richards Show and Queer Eye starring Isaiah Washington.
• The trial of Rep. William Jefferson, charged with accepting bribes including $90,000 found in the man’s freezer, has been delayed pending an appeal. Jefferson’s attorneys argued that his status as a congressman shields him from prosecution. So A&E will have to postpone any plans to turn the man’s story into a reality TV series.