I think we have Ronald Reagan (Mister Deregulation) to thank for the explosion of this innovative form of programming - a half-hour program designed to look like a TV show, but it's actually a commercial. A commercial for a product you don't need, a product that only fools would buy. It's even worse when the product is one of those "get rich RSN" deals - the disclaimers keep the producer on the air and out of jail; what does that tell you about the product?