Pop Culture and the Power of Reality TV with Andy Cohen at Paley Front Row presented by Citi

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Paley Front Row presented by Citi (2021). Stars of reality TV and those that write about it (Andy Cohen, Leah McSweeney, Sonja Morgan, Eboni K. Williams, Laurie Ouellette, and Dan Murphy) gather with moderator Oli Coleman to celebrate unscripted shows and their impact on our culture. Topics include: the evolution of reality TV and how it has replaced classic soap operas; if reality TV gives viewers the license to judge others; the effects of "Housewives" on pop culture; the casting process for "Housewives"; how "Housewives" cast members deal with suddenly being recognized on the street and how they react to fans that both celebrate and demean them; Cohen's feeling that he's responsible for shepherding cast members through "the ups and downs" of production; how the pandemic affected "Housewives" cast members while shooting; and Ouellette's thoughts on what's ahead for unscripted television shows.