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You do it by appealing to the mythos side of the mind.

Set a Episodic series, a la The West Wing or Twin Peaks, in 'ETopia' demonstrating the very real problems, successes, inter-personal foo-foo, external conflicts, & etc and how the community deals with them, or fails to deal with them.  Perhaps intermixing "Reality footage" with the "Fictional footage?"  

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Fri Nov 23rd, 2007 at 11:48:25 AM EST
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Thinking about it some more.

I freely admit I know very little about the actuality of show business but it seems to me the primary 'hump' a mass media show needs to get over is audience identification and emotional involvement with the characters.

So ...

Perhaps Northern Exposure's sense of life, sitz im leben, would be a better paradigm?

And, taking off from something ceeb suggested, as a tie-in create a Second Life virtual reality that viewers could join (for a fee?) so they could interact with the show?

You could set it in New Mexico and star a grumpy applied epistemologist.   :-0

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Fri Nov 23rd, 2007 at 12:04:20 PM EST
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