Category: reality TV

Timeline: Rich and poor on TV

From Fred Sanford’s junk shop to the overwhelming excess of the “Real Housewives,” television is constantly changing how it depicts personal wealth. Here’s a look at some of the highlights.

Originally published on April 13, 2010. Read the complete article.

And the ‘Survivor’ winner is…

Diaz-Twine claims title, $1 million prize, SUV

“Jonny Fairplay” became “Jonny Loser.” In the finale of the seventh season of “Survivor,” Sandra Diaz-Twine, 29, an office assistant from Fort Lewis, Wash., beat out the remaining contestants to take home one million dollars, a sport-utility vehicle, and the title of Ultimate Survivor.

Four contestants had made it to the final round of CBS’ reality game show. Besides Diaz-Twine, they were Jon Dalton, 29, an art consultant from Danville, Virginia; Lill Morris, 51, a Boy Scout troop leader from Cincinnati; and Darrah Johnson, 22, a mortician from Liberty, Miss.

Diaz-Twine beat out Morris in a 6-1 vote by a jury made up of the seven most recently ousted Survivors. She had achieved the notable distinction of never having received a vote against her in any of the tribal councils leading up to this final ballot, a first in the series. In addition to the money, she won a new SUV; Morris took second place and $100,000.

Originally published on March 4, 2005. Read the complete article.

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