Thursday, December 11, 2008

Homeland Security reality TV show. Seriously.

My jaw dropped last night when I saw an ad on TV for a new ABC reality show: "Homeland Security USA." The show starting in January, and will focus mostly on the work of the Customs and Border Protection (CBP). It will also show other agencies, including the other immigration agencies.

The first episode, called "This Is Your Car on Drugs," will highlight the work of CBP at LAX Airport, a Blaine, Wash. U.S.-Canada border crossing, a stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border near Tucson, Ariz. and another border crossing at San Ysidro, Calif. It also will highlight an incident involving barbecued bats at the International Mail Center in Carson, Calif. Yeuch.

"It’s kind of a combination of the two most popular shows on TV, 'Cops' and '24,'" said David Heyman, director and senior fellow of the Homeland Security program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

This I have to watch........


  1. "My jaw dropped...."Are you insinuating that the men and women of CBP or ICE don't deserve the recognition? These brave Americans place themselves in harm's way everyday.

  2. I'm not suggesting at all that they don't deserve recognition. I was just very surprised that they would be the subject of a reality TV show.