They have this show on air now worldwide called "dancing with the stars".
I didn’t know it was shown so widely. My partner is a fan.
…the prime attraction for most people in that show imo was the fact that relatively unknown dancers who are otherwise very good at their game got a chance to transfer their enthusiasm about their "profession" to other people (who just happen to be celebs) and we get to witness both the enthusiasm and the skill.
It is a clever use of the cult of celebrity, combined with first rate though unknown dancers. The clever part is that it puts the celeb in the position of being the student, while still someone to be worshiped, if you’re into that kind of thing...
…, and simply find people who are good at their job and enthusiastic about their profession, a photographer, a pilot, a lawyer, whatever, then follow these people for a couple of days, so that you get enough footage for "a day in the life of...", that would imo make a great and at the same time educational show.
Agreed. In addition, I would love to see incentives provided for professionals to visit educational institutions and talk about their work and their income. For many of us, if we only had the chance to learn about professionals and an opportunity to interact with them, it would provide a profound influence. That kind of interaction would help to solve some problems of cultures that are crippled because too few people are going into professions. Influence plays such an important role, and yet society has moved away from encouraging this kind of influence, except, again for what is typically portrayed on TV.
In the end, we have this vastly influential tool – TV – and mostly use it to sell skin. It’s as misguided as using a book to drive nails or a camera to crack pecan shells.