House of Cards," you will see real journalists - like George Stephanopoulos, Chuck Todd, Jake Tapper and Dana Bush - playing the role of journalists.
They are asking questions about the fictional presidential race and opining about Frank Underwood's America Works program. Chuck Todd appears on the set of "Meet The Press," interviewing actors who are serving as political commentators. He is essentially acting as a journalist who hosts a political talk show ... except that he is an actual journalist who hosts that real talk show.
Does this blur the line between fact and fiction?
Should journalists appear on fictional programming? Or does this undermine their credibility to be trustworthy journalists?
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