Friday, December 5, 2008

Tell Me It Ain't So: “Homeland Security USA,” Reality TV Over the Top

The N.Y Times blogs reports some news that is stranger than fiction.  To compete with the "Real Housewives of Orange County" (and Atlanta?), ABC will premiere in January "Homeland Security USA," a reality show produced with the cooperation of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Watch in the comfort of your living rooms Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Transportation Security Administration, and the Coast Guard in action.

The premiere episode reportedly is entitled "This is Your Car on Drugs," whereviewers will see the Los Angeles International Airport and the arrival of a young "voluptuous" woman from Switzerland "with no working papers but a suitcase full of titillating surprises!"

Will we see raids a la New Bedford, Postville, etc. in later episodes? Will any new President-Elect Obama appointees make special guest appearances?  I guess that we will have to wait and see.


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