Wednesday, May 03, 2006

ABC to broadcast event where childhoods go to die

The National Spelling Bee is moving to prime-time network television.

"We like to think of ourselves as the original reality television programming," said a spelling bee official who probably never saw "The Real World" on MTV -- or anything on MTV.

Spelling Bee broadcasts on ESPN began in 1994, according to the CNN link above. "The Real World" started in 1992, according to

It's pretty easy to spell "denial" without the language of origin.