Death on 'Deadliest Catch' (VIDEO)
by Oliver Miller, posted Jun 23rd 2010 2:05AM
Reality TV has existed in America for several decades now. But there comes a time when we have to ask -- what is appropriate for television and what isn't?
The latest episode of 'Deadliest Catch' (Tue., 9PM ET on Discovery) follows the death of Captain Phil Harris. He suffers a stroke on the show, which leads to his death a little more than a week later. The camera watches the panicked reactions of his son and the ship's crew members, as they attempt to revive him. Eventually, Phil has to be lifted off the boat in a stretcher, in order to be taken to the hospital.
We have to ask -- is this even something that should be shown on TV? Is this necessary? It all seems to be in very bad taste.