The Reality TV President
Oh, Lord, this is going to suck
From Mark Burnett Productions and MySpace, INDEPENDENT is an interactive television series that will engage and empower young Americans to participate in the political process at an unprecedented level. The show is a reality-based competition where America will select a candidate whom they feel will best reflect the voice of young Americans.
By combining reality-competition television with the Internet, INDEPENDENT will help reshape the face of American politics, including the next Presidential election.
It's got the typical prize: One million bucks, but with an atypical string:
In INDEPENDENT, the winner will receive an award of one million dollars that they cannot keep. What they do with that million dollars is subject to a list of options, all political in nature, but the choice the winner makes will be greatly influenced by the MySpace community and the viewers of the network television show.
Will the winner choose to donate the money to a political action group (e.g. global warming or education reform)? Will they provide the initial donation to form a third political party that better represents the voices of young Americans? Will they make their own run for the White House in 2008? All of these decisions will be shaped by viewers who watch the show, and influence our winner.
I'll make a prediction right here and now; the winner donates the money to Hillary's campaign.
Labels: Mark Burnett, Reality TV