The Super Bowl, Testing Survival Instincts Forget all the hype about the announcers, the commercials and the half-time show. There's another reason people tune in to the Super Bowl: they want to see who survives. It's the great American reality show.
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The Super Bowl, Testing Survival Instincts

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The Super Bowl, Testing Survival Instincts

The Super Bowl, Testing Survival Instincts

The Super Bowl, Testing Survival Instincts

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Forget all the hype about the announcers, the commercials and the half-time show. There's another reason people tune in to the Super Bowl: they want to see who survives. It's the great American reality show.

STEVE INSKEEP, Host:

Now if you want to watch something besides Peyton Manning on Sunday, our commentator Frank Deford says you have plenty of options.

FRANK DEFORD: But the Super Bowl has no fantasy competition and there's no tomorrow and somebody is going to get eliminated. The Super Bowl is just the great American reality show.

INSKEEP: It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.

RENEE MONTAGNE, Host:

And I'm Renee Montagne.

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