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New TV Reality: Kids Need Protection

April 15, 2010

The booming business that is reality television, typified by the Pennsylvania-produced "Jon & Kate Plus 8," threatens the well-being of youngsters involved, several witnesses testified Wednesday in Horsham.

State Rep. Tom Murt, R-152, who organized the hearing, said he is working with the state Department of Labor and Industry to beef up Pennsylvania's child labor laws.

"Every industry evolves and changes," Murt said. "The fact is, reality TV didn't exist when current laws were written." Read More