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Only the Strong Survive

The news is good for Survivor and its current followup series, Survivor: The Australian Outback, because the Emmys just added a category for "reality" programming. But as anyone out of the single-digit age and IQ range should realize when watching these shows, reality is relative. The standard documentary mediations of editing and music are obviously employed on Survivor, but that’s not nearly the extent of it–there is a full art department crew onsite, led in both cases

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