A Current Affair (1986–1996)

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Lurid television 'info-tainment' reporting on sensationalistic topics.

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Another of the shows that pioneered the "infotainment" genre, blurring the boundaries between news programming and scripted entertainment. Host Maury Povich presented viewers with news segments primarily focused on sex scandals, drugs, religious cults, and whatever else was considered to be the terror of the day. Little research or follow-up was done, and the main goal was to keep audiences titilated. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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28 July 1986 (USA)  »

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The Epitome of Tabloid TV
9 September 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was the epitome of low brow tabloid "news" programs. It seemed to give viewers what they wanted: escapism, sex, scandals, sensationalism, sex, gossip, spectacles, sex, outrageousness, fluff, sex, innuendo, confrontations, sex, and... well... you get the idea.

Anchors Povich and O'Boyle tried to look as respectable and dignified as true news anchors should be, but the stories obviously were designed solely as entertainment for people who thought true newscasts or news programs involving serious and informative investigations and subject matter were 'boring'. Many in its audience no doubt felt this was all they needed in order to know what was happening in the world.

I can't knock it too much, however, because the show stayed on the air for several seasons - meaning there sadly was a market for such programming and the United States' overall intelligence obviously was low enough to want to watch such mindless trash.


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