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Controversial Kidney Show Is A Hoax
Sky News ^

Posted on 06/01/2007 5:03:13 PM PDT by CAWats

A controversial Dutch reality TV show featuring a contest to win a kidney was a hoax, producers Endemol have admitted.

The Big Donor Show was supposed to have featured a terminally-ill woman choosing a recipient for her kidneys.

However, at the last minute the programme's producers, who also make Big Brother, revealed on air that the woman starring on the reality show was a healthy actress.

But the contestants trying to win the kidneys are genuine and are still in need of organs.

All knew the programme was a hoax before they agreed to participate.

Programme makers Endemol said their show was intended to focus on the shortage of donor organs in the Netherlands.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: donor; kidneys

1 posted on 06/01/2007 5:03:15 PM PDT by CAWats
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2 posted on 06/01/2007 5:04:20 PM PDT by atomicpossum (Replies must follow approved guidelines or you will be kill-filed without appeal.)
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And they call this a “REALITY” show?

3 posted on 06/01/2007 5:14:48 PM PDT by sittnick (There is no salvation in politics.)
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No one will spend any time in the slammer, but you can’t use Free WiFi from coffoe shops without the fear of arrest.

4 posted on 06/01/2007 5:24:40 PM PDT by Orange1998
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I read a book on publicity stunts (I believe from the 1980s). After numerous such hoaxes in the 1920s (including false reports of “missing lead actress” stories to hype an upcoming theater opening...) the practice was criminalized.

5 posted on 06/01/2007 5:49:13 PM PDT by weegee (Libs want us to learn to live with terrorism, but if a gun is used they want to rewrite the Const.)
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