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Video: Marion Barry “Reality” Show

Major hat tip to Mike DeBonis, who alerts us all to the fact that the first episode of the Marion Barry reality show is available on YouTube. Is it just LL, or does most all of this look staged? BTW, the star of this episode, Andre Johnson, is now Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander's director of communications.

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  • Political Observer

    You are not alone; it does seem staged. Johnson bursting into an interview, pushing past the receptionist; the Browns confabbing then Barry strollin' up...

  • HistoricAnacostia

    Isn't all "reality tv" staged??

  • Yvette Alexander

    I certainly hope Andre gets a TV deal because his future in my office doesn't look good!

  • Kweli

    Loved the show. The good, the bad and the ugly = life. Cannot wait to see on TV.

  • Another Citizen

    The whole thing so phony. The conversation between CM Brown and CM Barry in the office took place at 6:38 according to the clock on the wall. But, they were watching what is made to look like a live television broadcast with a time stamp of 5:37. They are going to have to do a better editing job than that.

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  • Kudos CM Alexander!

    Kudos CM Alexander for speaking the truth and clearly!

  • Cynthia Jones

    How can an employee of yours CW Alexander be employed with City Government AND has City Contracts? DC Govt. is a JOKE!

  • tformation

    Andre Johnson! I thought you were better than this. You MUST be getting paid good money to let them make you look like such a fool... and you have been involved with Barry for over 30 years so dont act like this is all foreign to you. You should be fired!

    (Side note... Marion sure did peg you right though... short mans complex with a big car and a big mouth! LMBO at that!)