Television programs which target the least educated and the least sophisticated viewers. Such programs always center attention on crude or degrading behavior intended to titillate viewers, participants, or both.
The Maury Povich Show, Fear Factor, The Jerry Springer Show, Married with Children, etc. "What'd you do this weekend?" "Not much. We drank beer and watched a lot of teletrash reruns. You?"
by Matt Gaffney September 27, 2006