Topic: Shock therapy

TV Talk Shows Advocating for Disaster Relief Instead Provide Celebrity Therapy, Study Finds

Feb. 27, 2014

In the wake of a natural disaster or global crisis, TV talk shows often advocate for relief efforts by enlisting "celebrity humanitarians" to raise awareness. However, rather than focusing on the individuals affected by the disaster and surrounding social circumstances, TV talk shows tend to focus on the individual experiences of celebrities, in a sense providing on-air "therapy" sessions for the celebrities.

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