LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1 — The Russell family likes comfort: their three-bedroom, three-bathroom suburban home in Birmingham, Ala.; a packed refrigerator with an automatic ice machine; central air conditioning, and, when mom doesn’t feel like cooking, fast food restaurants. So why would they trade all these middle-class amenities for a sweltering mud hut in Lungu, Ghana, with no electricity, no plumbing, and no golden arches for thousands of miles? 

“It just sounded like it would be a blast,” said Lynne Russell, who with husband Scott and their two children signed up for one of the cross-cultural adventures on the National Geographic Channel’s “Worlds Apart.” The 13-episode series premieres 8 p.m. ET Monday. Each week, one American family spends 10 days with a local household in a remote Third World village, participating in their customs, rituals and livelihoods...
 
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Would you ever participate in a reality show like this one, that sends you and your family to live with Third World families?
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1 — The Russell family likes comfort: their three-bedroom, three-bathroom suburban home in Birmingham, Ala.; a packed refrigerator with an automatic ice machine; central air conditioning, and, when mom doesn’t feel like cooking, fast food restaurants. So why would they trade all these middle-class amenities for a sweltering mud hut in Lungu, Ghana, with no electricity, no plumbing, and no golden arches for thousands of miles?

“It just sounded like it would be a blast,” said Lynne Russell, who with husband Scott and their two children signed up for one of the cross-cultural adventures on the National Geographic Channel’s “Worlds Apart.” The 13-episode series premieres 8 p.m. ET Monday. Each week, one American family spends 10 days with a local household in a remote Third World village, participating in their customs, rituals and livelihoods...

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18 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 10/22/03 - 3:26:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
no. Its not the third world part. Its spending the time with my family in a confined space away from friends.
18 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 11/8/03 - 5:51:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
I agree totally with miya. That would not be fun.
18 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 11/8/03 - 5:52:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
YES! I would love that. I also think it's a great way for some people to learn that the world isn't all the same and other various good lessons.
18 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 11/8/03 - 5:53:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
I won't watch that though, it would probably get on my nerves to see how the people act.
18 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 11/8/03 - 6:45:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
10 days would hardly be a deal.

10 weeks maybe, like that frontier house.

18 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 11/8/03 - 8:00:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
I would love to do it for ten days. Ten days without modern convinces would be worth the knoldge gained unless you got sick while you were there.
18 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 11/11/03 - 6:09:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
lol no that's mean
18 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 11/11/03 - 6:10:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
nope.. i wouldn't want to do it at all. but i've seen that show ...it's fun to watch.
18 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 12/10/03 - 7:48:05 AM EST (GMT-5)
no, but I'll be fun to watch on tv. I can go to hondrous whenever I want - my uncle helps pay for their hospital systems. I think its gross looking from the pictures. I would be too big of a culture shock for me.
18 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 12/10/03 - 7:49:34 AM EST (GMT-5)
No I don't believe I would, I would watch it though!
18 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Thursday 12/11/03 - 12:52:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
I love that show and I would love to be on it. That would be so fun. It's also funny to watch how every family seems to go through the same phases.
18 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Thursday 12/11/03 - 12:55:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
“It just sounded like it would be a blast,” said Lynne Russell...

a "blast"? what kind of bad crack is she smoking?! that does not sound like fun.

18 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Thursday 12/11/03 - 12:56:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
It sounds like a lot of fun. You get to meet new people and experience a different way of life. Sounds fun to me.
18 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Wednesday 3/3/04 - 10:37:56 AM EST (GMT-5)
"A blast"?!
There is no way it would be a blast. Does she realize what being in a third world country would mean?

Yes, it would be an enlightening experience, and yes it would be good to learn more about the poverty that some people are forced to live in, but it wouldn't be a "blast". It would be difficult and distressing but it would definitey make you grateful for what you had back home.

I think if I was given the chance to do it but it wasn't going to be filmed then I would. Not just for the experience but also to see if I could help the people there.

18 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Wednesday 3/3/04 - 10:44:08 AM EST (GMT-5)
Can I bring my hair dryer?
18 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Wednesday 3/3/04 - 10:49:06 AM EST (GMT-5)
as long as it get me out of school! and i think that it would be fun to live some where else!
16 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 2/21/06 - 6:48:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
Sure! It sounds like a great way to learn about other cultures.
16 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 2/22/06 - 1:03:59 AM EST (GMT-5)
That would help me lose weight...



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