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Unfair stereotype or must-see TV?

CBS is scouring Eastern Kentucky, among other places, for cast members for their upcoming reality show "The Real Beverly Hillbillies."

Like the fictional characters in the original sitcom, real life cast members of the new show will be moved to a posh Beverly Hills mansion. CBS will give them money for restaurants, cars and clothes, while camera crews tag along to capture the results.

Kentucky officials are up in arms over the move, saying that it reinforces unwelcome stereotypes.

CBS says the show is intended only to offer an entertaining look at a classic "fish out of water" scenario.

The Kentucky Post has an editorial on the subject, and Yahoo is running this report on the new series.

This story was posted on 2002-09-20 19:13:46
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