Teamsters to “Hug it Out” on Reality TV? Ask Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg
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Mark Wahlberg, who has had quite the run of successes as a producer in TV and film with shows like “Entourage”, “Boardwalk Empire”, and “How to Make It in America”, not to mention the Oscar-nominated “The Fighter” is about to tackle the true gritty life of unions.  He’s looking to do a reality show based on a Teamsters local in his hometown of Boston.  Its to happen on A&E(no slouches at Reality TV themselves) but details are still getting worked out.  The question of course, is how real will it be?  And what will America learn as a result?  This is definitely one of those “hit or miss” moments for amplifying workers’ voices in pop culture so watch closely. But it starts out with a fighting chance given Wahlberg’s own history, previous depictions(see prior post here about an “Entourage” episode), and successes.Here’s an article about it here in Vulture online  And another depiction of the situation in the Boston Business Journal

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