The “Reality” of Health: Reality Television and the Public Health
This discussion paper prepared by Lewis and Clark College communications professor Peter Christenson and American University communications assistant professor Maria Ivancin was released by the Kaiser Family Foundation at a forum to examine the implications of reality TV serving as a health information resource. The paper helped facilitate the dialogue, and explores common health-related themes in reality shows, as well as possible implications for viewers.
also of interest
- Kaiser Family Foundation/New York Times/CBS News Non-Employed Poll
- Visualizing Health Policy: The Washington Post/Kaiser Family Foundation Survey of Iraq and Afghanistan Active Duty Soldiers and Veterans
- New York Times Upshot/Kaiser Family Foundation Polls in Four Southern States
- After the Wars: Survey of Iraq and Afghanistan Active Duty Soldiers and Veterans