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MTV Looks for Ratings Gold in Zucotti Park With "True Life: I'm Occupying Wall Street"

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Continuing its tradition of tackling hard-hitting teen subject matter with episodes like "I'm a Textaholic" and "I Have a Hot Mom," MTV's True Life documentary series has taken its investigative lens to the streets of New York's financial district to "get the real story" behind the Occupy Wall Street movement.

"It's one thing to watch footage of the Occupy Wall Street protests on TV and hear the nightly news pundits give their two cents on the global movement," says MTV. "But what if you could live among the protesters and get a real sense of how the Occupy movement is taking shape and why it's become a phenomenon?"

And who better to perforate the mainstream media filter on OWS for the new generation than the garbage pail from which the Situation sprang?

Fortuitously timed to coincide with the Make Wall Street Pay day of action, MTV will air The Real World: Zuccotti Park, er, True Life: I'm Occupying Wall Street this Saturday, November 5, at 6 p.m. ET. The episode features 23-year-old Occupier Bryan, who rallies his kinfolk to clean up the park in the wake of an eviction showdown with the NYPD.

Catch the five-minute preview here:

We can only hope that by the episode's end, the Southern homophobic protester will learn to accept his openly gay tentmate's pornography past.

Kudos to MTV for trying to balance out its exploitation of America's youth culture from Jersey Shore subhumans to now include the civic-minded set. And considering the outdoor elements endured by the OWS characters (i.e., the rain on their skin), may we suggest a score driven by the well-worn network staple Natasha Bedingfield's "Unwritten"?

(See also: Interview: The Economist Who Discovered "the 99%" on Income Inequality and Why the Government Should Step In)
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