MTV to air reality TV show on Occupy Wall Street protests

Oct 24, 2011   //   by admin   //   Media blog  //  No Comments

by David Silverberg

MTV plans to broadcast a reality TV episode on youth taking part in the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York. ”True Life: I’m Occupying Wall Street” will premiere on Saturday, November 5, at 6 p.m. ET.

An MTV release describes the show: “The special episode will take you to the front lines as MTV cameras follow three young people who get swept up in the political movement that has quickly grown into a global phenomenon.”

The release also cited a recent MTV-sponsored study finding that 93 percent of young adults “feel that the current economic situation is having a personal effect on them; and  72 percent don’t trust the government to take care of their well-being.”

It is unclear if MTV affiliates in other countries, such as Canada, will air the True Life episode on the same night as the American network.

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