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In today's society, Reality Television plays an important position in people's everyday lives. The reality television programs of today are popular because of the variety of film conventions (eg. audio, visual and symbolic codes) and the values and attitudes used to construct the viewer's response. Two good examples of reality television programs are The Apprentice and Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.

In the episode of The Apprentice, "The Price is Height", wealth is promoted through the values and attitudes of today's society to construct the viewer's response. This program promotes that wealth is acquired through success, and success comes with long-term hard work. Wealth is promoted throughout the episode in various forms. These include having the episode produced in the very successful big-business city of New York, USA, where much of what happens affects what happens throughout the US and around the world, the "Trump World Tower", "Trump Plaza Hotel", and "Mar-a-Lago" resort located in Palm Beach, Florida. If different audiences viewed the episode of The Apprentice, each audience would interpret the values and attitudes of wealth differently. If a mature audience viewed the episode, they would interpret wealth as greed. If a younger audience viewed the episode, they would interpret wealth as a desire and an ambition to achieve. The suggested target audience for this episode would be young adults, as the values and attitudes of wealth, would liked to be gained by those who are beginning in the business field.

In an episode of Queer Eye of the Straight Guy, "Never too late to celebrate", wealth is achieved through a person's area of expertise, where the person is most likely to succeed highly in it. Wealth has been promoted throughout the episode in different ways. This includes the expensive suits and clothing from designer brands such as "Prada" and "Levis" and the episode was produced in New York City, USA. If different audiences were to view the episode, each would interpret the values and attitudes of wealth, in different ways. If an older mature audience were to view the episode, they would interpret wealth as a wonderful thing, as five gay men, are using their time, money and areas of expertise to makeover a straight (non-gay) person. If a younger audience were to view the episode, they would interpret wealth as a good thing also, as those five men are putting their knowledge and money to a very worthwhile use to improve someone else's lifestyle.

Wealth can be compared in values and attitudes between the two reality television programs of The Apprentice and Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. The similarities of wealth between the two programs are that both episodes were produced in New York City, USA, where most success is made and both promote how wealth is gained though success. The differences of wealth between the two programs are that The Apprentice promotes that wealth is gained through long-term hard work; whereas Queer Eye promotes that a person can succeed at what they are good at.

In an episode of The Apprentice, "The Price is Height", audio codes are used to influence the viewer's response. The audio codes featured in the episode, are used to make the viewer interested. An example of audio codes being used in the episode are the theme song called, "For the Love of Money", where the song is played, to remind the viewer that to enhance their lifesyles, money is needed. Audio codes have been also used to create an atmosphere or mood in various sequences of the episode, such as when a female and a male contestant is left alone in a room, sweet, romantic music is played. Audio codes have also been used on certain people, such as Donald Trump, where strong, sudden and powerful music is played to make him appear more superior to everyone else in the Boardroom.

In the episode of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, audio codes have been used to make the viewers interested. An example of audio codes being...
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