'Real World' Interested In Wall Street Protesters

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The MTV reality show The Real World posted an ad on Craigslist earlier this week seeking Occupy Wall Street protesters as cast members. The news blog "Talking Points Memo" picked up on the posting, and called the production company to confirm. An executive there said the protest is "something that's in the zeitgeist of young people."

RENEE MONTAGNE, host: Our last word in business comes from New York, where Occupy Wall Street protesters are still occupying a park in Lower Manhattan.

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MONTAGNE: That drama has caught the eyes of some reality show producers.

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UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: Previously on "The Real World," Jonna breaks up with her boyfriend Max.

MONTAGNE: So today's word is casting call. The MTV reality show "The Real World" has posted an ad on Craigslist earlier this week seeking protesters as cast members. The news blog Talking Points Memo picked up on the posting and called the production company to confirm. An executive there said the protest is, quote, "something that's in the zeitgeist of young people." She says the posting received a flood of responses. It's still unclear what the movement has achieved, but at the very least, it may create a few jobs.

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THE WHO: (Singing) People try to put us down. Talkin' 'bout my generation. Just because we get around.

MONTAGNE: That's the business news on MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.

ARI SHAPIRO, host: And I'm Ari Shapiro.

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