Senators Kit Bond of Missouri and Sam
Brownback of Kansas are joining critics of a reality T-V show
patterned after "The Beverly Hillbillies."
C-B-S plans to follow the experience of a poor, rural family in
And several lawmakers who represent rural areas echo Georgia
Democratic Senator Zell Miller, who says the network is making a
minstrel show, using "bigotry for big bucks."
Bond says "The Real Beverly Hillbillies" would reveal less
about the unlucky family and more about what he calls moral and
creative bankruptcy at the once-respected C-B-S.
Brownback says that, with war approaching, the last thing the
nation needs is to make fun of any of its citizens.
C-B-S says it has no schedule for when, or if, the series will
get on the air.