Hilary Levey talks to Jesse and Arturo about her Spring 2010 Contexts feature, Balloon Boy Plus Ei8ht? Children and Reality Television.

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Also: check out Levey’s editorial in USA Today on the topic of Reality TV kids.

And if you don’t watch as much television as you know you should (it’s ok—we don’t judge), here are a few clips referenced in the interview:

Jon & Kate Plus 8

Cute Kids. (TLC disabled embedding).

The Breakup:

Kid Nation

NYC Prep