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This is obviously a revolutionary to show.

Most reality shows are marketed to adults. However, this one involves children and seems to be something most children have only dreamed of experiancing.

But from watching the show, its clearly not centered around the wonderful freedom kids have when alone.

I think this turned off many viewers.

Whats your dempgraphic? Why do you watch / what do you get out of the show?

Well I guess thats it. Oh, and I'm 14 so I'm in the wee ones demographic.

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I love the show and I am 38. I am also a Middle School teacher, so I have a interest in kids in general.

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I like the show because it is showing that kids can work together to build a community... It's showing that the kids now days are very smart, and can get along when they have to, without violence...

I'm 39 by the way...

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I'm 38 and I'm watching for a couple of reasons. One, it looked interesting and I've seen similar situations role-played in middle school classrooms so I wanted to see what the kids did with it. Two, I'm well into the last few semesters before I get my teaching degree and my classmates and I are watching as a way to observe different behavior types in the kids.

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I'm 20 and I have worked with kids in the past and want to become a teacher. It's interesting to watch how kids work and think. i thought this show would be great, and I think it is.

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Hi everyone... Please lets keep any kind of media articals in the media thread... THANK YOU :)...

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I majored in film and TV production, but I am not in the business. It truly is a lot of work; only those who have a passion for it, and who are very talented, have long careers.

For two summers I filmed kids while at summer camp so Kid Nation seem very familiar to me from what I experienced. Some kids are more naturally comfortable in front of the camera and make for great subjects.

What I know is easy to do through editing is that any kid\person can be made to look extremely bad or extremely good depending what footage is selected, and the sequence of how the footage is linked together. I have no doubt a few of the kids on the show watching themselves feel like they did 100 good things, but the show selected only to show 1-2 moments of them behaving badly. Because I understand how it all works behind the scenes, I personally do not perceive any of these kids are as bad, or as good, as the show portrays them. It is just like looking at a snap shot of someone, the moment the picture was taken might make them look good\bad. We all have seen pictures of ourself that we really liked\disliked. You can only evaluate a person's full character if you meet them and get to know them over a long period of time.

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Daughters 8 and 12 watch and I watch it with them... I'm 40. But, if they weren't interested anymore... I wouldn't watch it.

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The show is a bit of a let down. It really is a summer camp on film. The adult interference is too much. The best parts of the show are when the kids work out the problems themselves. When they unfroze the pump, that was great. (Assuming no adults told them what to do.)

So my original interest has vanished. But, if I continue to watch it will be to see how it all pans out.

I have been a Survivor fan since the first season, but I had the same kind of let down originally. I watched the first show thinking they were just gonna dump a bunch of people in the jungle and film them trying to survive. Survivor is not about survival. Its a bunch of people playing a game in the woods. What keeps my interest is the real human emotions we see. You can say what you want about game rigging and stuff, but when someone is angry, or sad, or elated, or jealous, or whatever, those are real emotions. Not acting. And that is what I find interesting. The same goes for Kid Nation. When Mike and Greg went at it in the first meeting, you could see the REAL conflict there. Kid Nation, and in fact all reality TV, is not about the games or the prizes. Its the emotions that hook us.

I am 41, pleased to meet you.

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I agree Baron. It's been a bit of a let down for me too. (I was really wanting it to be more like the PBS series.)

My girls like it though. It's a bit like a kids version of survivor and bb put together. They do challenges like survivor but, it's a "produced" reality show like BB, at the same time.

So far, both episodes have afforded me an opportunity to discuss topics with my girls. I let them ask the questions and hopefully my responses are helping mold and guide them. For me, it's been a tool (well, it's small tool in comparison to their day to day development) but, I take advantage of anything that can help me raise my children into the kind of adults I want them to be.

There have been several situations on the show that we've discussed. Everything from leadership skills, kindness, rebellion, work ethic, intentions, etc.

However, as I said earlier... I wouldn't watch it if it weren't for them. If they lose interest... then it would cease to be any use to me and let's me off the hook. :D

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I find the programm interesting. I actually watch this and DVR ANTM!

Its interesting to see how different kids really are. Its just not an age thing either as some of the younger kids act and respond more maturely than some of the older kids.

I do love the little kid who wears glasses and is always making some sort of statement or quoting shakespear!

I also like Michael and Sophia. Greg i fee on the last show did just do extra work to get a gold star. I even think he said he was working hard for the gold star.

I do like the show and also like the fact they have to choose either a luxury that really would not help the town or an item that the town needs and everyone would benefit by it.

I like also that they seem to be making smart choices.

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Okay, you guys are making me feel old again..LOL!

I am 45. I watch it with my 8 yr old son a day later as it is past his bedtime. My 6 yr old daughter can't stay up to watch it and does not seem to interested.

My son loves it and wishes he could go on the next one. He is a hard worker and gets mad when the kids slack off and complain about everything. He chooses who he would follow if he were on the show and has great insight to some of the personalities on the show. Like someone mentioned above, this show provides great openings in which to get little peeks into the growing minds of children.

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The quality of the show suggests to me this would be better suited on Nick aimed at pre-teens. Kids seem to like it, but for adults, I think it is lacking in making a compelling series showing kids truly dealing with problems. Good idea, just failing short for adults.

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I'm 26 years old/montana and i love the show because it shows the values that all different types of parents (from different areas of the country) are giving their kids. Some learned to be respectful and realize the value of hard work (sophia, michael) while others were pampered their whole lives (taylor) and are just lazy in general. This is a clear representation of the new generation and where they are heading.

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This is a clear representation of the new generation and where they are heading.

Ryomi, I am 41 and I'm sorry but this isn't really a new concept. Kids have been going down this path for years. Every generation gets progressively worse.

Is it 100% the parent's fault. I don't think so. Parents are the key to a child's upbringing, but today's parents have so much more going against them.

Do you think elementary schools are the same now as they were 30 or 40 years ago?

When I was a kid, if I found a moldy old copy of PlayBoy out in the field behind my house, that was a treat. Now kids can surf the web and download porn.

Whn I was a kid, getting C's and going to work in a factory was good enough. Now you need a degree just to make enough cash to support yourself, and all the factories are being shipped over seas.

When I was young and did something wrong, My mom brought out the strap. Just the sight of it was enough to set me straight. As cruel as some people think that sounds, getting a whipping put a lot of kids on the right track. Now a days, whippings get the parents in more trouble than its worth.

We live in a society that ties parent's hands and offers more opportunity for kids to go astray. Yet we still see kids like Michael and Sophia. So hurray for the parents of those kids. For the one's that still have some learning. Give them a break. Its a tough job being a parent.

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baron.. good point. Although i don't know what it was like 30-40 years ago, i do remember my upbringing.

It was old school. I was not a beaten child but it started with straps and when i got older and wanted to have more freedom like an adult, i was diciplined like one.

I worked my butt off all the time. Chores weren't chores, they were life.

I got A's in school and turned down a full ride to Rutgers because i didn't feel i was ready for school on my own. The responsible choice for me (against my families wishes) was to join the military. After getting out i got into Radio and lived poor for 5 years to accomplish what i wanted, a true paying career in radio, which i have now because i remembered just a few lessons from life.

To make a educated decision you must first look at both sides of the issue, equally and w/o bias

before speaking, look at two things first... Audience and purpose

and finally, my favorite... Discretion is the better part of valor.

It doesn't take much to give kids values, you just got to give it to them. To many parents are giving up, or making it as easy as possible until they turn 18. The problem today is that there isn't a parent in the home when the kids are. Society has made it that way since woman lib. My question for you is, whose fault is it?

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Naw, things are not getting worse. Things just change as they always will. Some people just don't like some of the changes. Rock n roll, Mixed marriages, Hip hop, homosexuality, Women voting, it all depends on how far back in time you want to go. The kids in this show are perfectly normal and there is nothing wrong or bad about them. If anything, I think they are better than generations that have come before them.

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It doesn't take much to give kids values, you just got to give it to them. To many parents are giving up, or making it as easy as possible until they turn 18. The problem today is that there isn't a parent in the home when the kids are. Society has made it that way since woman lib. My question for you is, whose fault is it?

I used to be one that "had it all". I had a very large income and travelled the world. I gave it all up when I had kids, right down to the cell phone and pagers. I have a budget and we live within it. We drive older model cars and drive them until they don't run anymore. Some ask why someone like me would do that, especially the engineers I trained (almost all guys). I tell them that raising kids is HARDER, much harder than teaching a roomfull of engineers that set up worldwide networks! BUT, if someone is going to screw up my kids, it will be my husband or me since I don't want the burden fo thinking I didn't do the job well.

There are parents out there that want the best for their kids. I hopefully am one. But hopefully they will be spoiled with my time, my help, and my values. When they are old enough, and even to some extent now with some things, they will be given the freedom to continue to make bigger decisions on their own. Those decisions will be based on the foundation we have given them.

So whose fault is it? Mainly parents who have not set boundaries for their kids at a early age, parents who do not follow through with the discipline that they have stated, and lastly, the parents who substitute "things" for time spent with their children.

...moving slowly off my soapbox now and dashing for cover!

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The Demo of this show is mainly 2-11 year olds....and as far as how the show is going, I think an article I read on the website moral metric by Diane Hollenbeck really sends it home for me...

A little bit of this article goes as follows...

Another area of controversy is the lack of reality in this "reality" series. Maria Elena Fernandez for the Los Angles Times noted, "...about a quarter of the parents involved have spoken confidentially to the BizParentz Foundation and A Minor Consideration about the fact that during the course of the show, producers gave their children lines to say or asked them to re-cast dialogue or repeat scenes." Anne Henry, co-founder of BizParentz, stated, "It's not unusual for shows to make sure they have all the footage they might ever need to cut and paste the story line they want to create because they're creating entertainment. But that is significant in this situation because CBS and the producers are trying to claim that this was not work and was not scripted and the children were not actors." Paul Petersen, founder of A Minor Consideration commented about the parents, "They're figuring out that the children were on assignment to fulfill a producer's creative impulses." Most would identify that as an actor's job, and paid actors are covered by union contracts.
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I have a granddaughter that is two and doesn't under stand nickelodeon, much less a show like this... My three year old granddaughter doesn't either, and neither does my 5 year old granddaughter... My 8 year old grandson barley understands it, so a demographic of 2 to 11 is pretty far fetched in my opinion...

8 to 11 maybe, but younger than 8, they just don't grasp the concept...

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When people say outrageous things like that, they are just trolling for controversy. KFD has no clue to what the demographic of the show is. Neither do I, but it aint 2 - 11.

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From MediaLife

AMONG KIDS, KID NATION FINDS AUDIENCE

One of top shows among 2-11 demo.

When you have a show about children called

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I have posted articals and none of them say that's the demographic... I trust my soruces...

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Again, I disagree...Medialife.com is one of the leading websites for the television industry and the article was taken from their website....Check out the website before calling me a liar....

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I haven't called ANYONE a liar... I don't do that... I said that I have my own sorces and that I trust them...

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