Peter Pomerantsev on Russian Television

April 17, 2011

The cold war is over and democracy has begun.  But the past is still with us in Russia.  British TV Producer Peter Pomerantsev found that out when he was invited to move to Moscow to develop a Russian version of the west's popular reality shows.  He tells Steve Paulson it was unlike anywhere he'd ever worked.

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Propaganda news interspersed with sitcoms and propaganda history shows? Add in ludicrous reality shows and it sounds suspiciously like American TV to me.

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