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Amish Country Bristles at American TV Portrayal

October 28, 2014 04:58 PM
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Reality television has become enormously popular in America, with its celebration of scandal featuring non-actors who don't follow scripts. And among the most successful shows are those that purport to be about the Amish, a minority religion that avoids the modern world. VOA religion reporter Jerome Socolovsky went to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and reports on allegations that the Amish are being defamed and exploited for commercial gain.