CapHill reality show fizzles

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Looks like a possible PBS reality show, Agents of Change, probably won’t happen, according to D.C.’s The Hill newspaper. Producer Gabe Gentry had contacted at least two U.S. Reps about participating. The program would follow teams of young supporters conducting nationwide town halls to determine issues of concern. The teams would help draft legislation, the public would vote on what bill they most wanted, and lawmakers would take it from there. But one government watchdog found the idea “wholly inappropriate” and said it would “would undermine the credibility of the institution.” At least two legislators expressed interest to Gentry awhile back, but he’s finding no support now. PBS told the paper it hadn’t yet funded the show — so it does indeed look like it’s probably dead.