a word from the TV editor

Like several million others, I didn't get caught up in the Survivor frenzy until late, tuning in to just one episode before the August 23 finale. I know everyone loved to hate Rich, but all the participants seemed just about equally despicable to me (with the possible exception of Rudy, who had the advantage of being old and not saying much). But what really struck me about the show was the persistence of the Gilligan's Island aesthetic in our culture. I'm convinced, in fact, that the Tribal

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