The Communication Review, 6 2 , 165—178.
The 1946 television game show sometimes featured contestants performing stunts.
The planet's political system is based on the leaders themselves facing disintegration if the population votes 'no' to their propositions.
The story focuses primarily on the show's effect on a couple whose domestic tensions and eventual reconciliation parallel the dangers faced by the contestants.
Mood management: Using entertainment to full advantage.
The show is somewhat a parody of the genre, with host offering ludicrous advice to unsuspecting business owners.
The shows Survivor and combine outdoor survival with a competition format, although in Survivor the competition also involves social dynamics.
Parasocial identification, reality television, and viewer self-worth.