David B. Grinberg
Have we not already had such shows air, for example:
- The West Wing
- Parks and Recreation
- Homeland (Showtime)
- Numerous crime and law/order TV programs which showcase the legal system and law enforcement at all levels of government.
The only reality show which I perceive as being somewhat successful would feature feds saving lives and protecting citizens in emergency situations both here and overseas, fighting terrorism and cyber crime, making new scientific discoveries — ie. FEMA, NASA, Dept. of Defense, CIA, FBI, Coast Guard, State Dept. etc.
The last thing we need is a lame reality show that reinforces the public image of the socalled “Dilbert-ization” (cartoon) of gov.
Humor is humor. Logic is logic. However, facts always win out in the end, at least among reasonable and rational people.
As John Adams — the first U.S. Vice President and the second President of America — famously stated:
“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.”
Lastly, while textbooks may say it takes “three years” in theory to change public perception via branding, that sounds like too long of a time in practicality.
Thanks for considering these points.