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Host Chris Harrison attends the taping of The Bachelorette - The Men Tell All Special on February 12, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
Host Chris Harrison attends the taping of The Bachelorette - The Men Tell All Special on February 12, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
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Every week, more than six million viewers flock to watch the Bachelorette, one of the most watched shows on American television. NPR's Eric Deggans talks with host Jeremy Hobson about what draws viewers to this kind of reality television despite the racial and gender stereotypes these shows seem to promote.

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Eric Deggans, NPR TV Critic. He tweets @Deggans.

This segment aired on June 10, 2016.

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