Unformatted text preview: The People’s Court “What you are about to witness is real. The participants are not actors. They are actual litigants with a case pending in civil court. Both parties have agreed to drop their claims and have their cases settled here, before Judge Marilyn Milian, in our forum: The People’s Court.” But… “Both the plaintiff and the defendant have been paid from a fund for their appearance…”-Idea of reality TV justice is WIN -WIN. Still getting money if you lose the case. In the REAL world, that is not the case. -Get so many people to appear on shows because they want to be on TV Courtroom Reality TV v. Small Claims Court -Why go TV route?-Messages about justice system?-Neoliberalism? -Notions about race and class on TV?-Will courtroom TV be the only route of “justice” in the future? The judges themselves push neoliberalism...
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- Fall '08
- Media, The Real World, Reality television, Marilyn Milian, Courtroom Reality tv