shockumentary
n. A reality-based television show that contains footage of accidents and violence.

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"A study begun three years ago in response to public anxiety about violence on television has found a steady decline in violent fare on the broadcast networks, one area excepted, according to the third and final annual report, released here today.

   The exception is a proliferation of 'reality specials' with titles like 'When Animals Attack' and 'World's Scariest Police Shootouts,' programs that the study's authors derided as 'shockumentaries.'"
—Lawrie Mifflin, "Study Finds a Decline In TV Network Violence," The New York Times

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