The fight against bullying has become increasingly high profile over the past couple of years, drawing in many big-name celebrities. But in the world of reality TV, says commentator Eric Deggans, bullying is alive and well as a profitable career move.
When Lisa Donovan (a.k.a. LisaNova) started making a living off her homemade YouTube videos, she and her fiance knew they'd hit something big. They founded Maker Studios to help other YouTubers hone their content. Today, their company and others like it are turning the entertainment industry model on its head.
Car 54, Where Are You? was the TV comedy series about a mythical police station in the Bronx, created by Nat Hiken in 1961. It's just appeared for the first time on DVD to the delight of fans, like critic Lloyd Schwartz.
The TLC reality show Big Brooklyn Style follows plus-sized clothing designer Lisa Dolan. She says that as a plus-sized woman, it was always hard to find flattering clothes, so she decided to design her own. Martin speaks with Dolan, who also owns a plus-sized clothing store in Brooklyn.
HBO says it is "deeply dismayed" and will have the image removed from future DVDs of the show. Producers say they meant no disrespect — that they were trying to save money by reusing prosthetic body parts.
Mia Schaikewitz and Auti Angel are two of four friends featured on the new Sundance Channel reality show Push Girls, which hopes to defy the stereotypes of women in wheelchairs. Schaikewitz and Angel talk about the show and how they've reinvented their lives since their injuries.
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