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Hulu's 'The Contestant' profiles a reality TV star who lived on sweepstake prizes for over a year

In 1998, a Japanese reality show challenged a young man to live naked and alone, surviving off of prizes he could win from magazine sweepstakes. The program lasted for 15 months. New Hulu documentary “The Contestant” profiles the man at its center.

NPR TV critic Eric Deggans joins us.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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