Foreclosures are latest TV fodder

A foreclosed home stands boarded up on February 9, 2012 in Islip, New York.

The History Channel has Pawn Stars, A&E has Storage Wars, and now Spike TV is introducing it's own TV show that reflects our economic downturn. The show is called "World's Worst Tenants" and will act out crazy-but-true stories of foreclosures and evictions.

Tim Molloy, TV editor of The Wrap, joined us to talk about the crop of shows and whether these shows are exploitative or just art imitating life.

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