CBS Was Warned on ‘Kid Nation,’ Documents Show – New York Times

The New York Times explains why I’m glad I: 1) write novels and stories rather than shoot TV productions; and 2) that I never entered my kid into a reality TV show.

CBS puts kids into danger for “Kid Nation.”

But after the production ended in mid-May, the parent of one child in the production complained to state officials that the children’s treatment bordered on abuse. Four children received medical treatment for accidentally drinking bleach, one child was burned on her face with hot grease while cooking in an unsupervised kitchen, and most of the children were required to work 14 hours or longer per day. They received a payment of $5,000 for their participation.

Who are the parents who put their kids into this thing?
Update: the first thing I thought about when reading this story was this novel: Battle Royale.

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