No, I'm sure The Learning Channel pays them a nice amount for exposing their life for all to see on their TV show.
EARNING money is not a hand out. A hand out is usually chairty or tax money.
The TV channels that pays them does so of their own free will. The companies who advratise on the channel do so of their own free will.
Tax money i.e., welfare, and is TAKEN under threat of prison and GIVEN to another.
Your point is incorrect.