re­al­ity shoW kids le­gal?

Austin American-Statesman - - THURSDAYBRIEFING -

eality A Penn­syl­va­nia state law­maker is ques­tion­ing the le­gal­ity of work per­mits is­sued to Kate Gos­selin’s sex­tu­plets for the re­al­ity show “Kate Plus 8.”

Rep. Thomas Murt said state law al­lows chil­dren younger than 7 to work in movies but not TV. Gos­selin’s sex­tu­plets are 6.

Murt asked for an ex­pla­na­tion in letters sent this week to the state at­tor­ney gen­eral and la­bor sec­re­tary. State la­bor of­fi­cials said pre­vi­ously that TV pro­duc­ers should have ob­tained child work per­mits for the TLC show’s pre­de­ces­sor, “Jon & Kate Plus 8.” But no penal­ties were im­posed.

Spokes­men for the at­tor­ney gen­eral’s of­fice and la­bor sec­re­tary did not im­me­di­ately re­spond to re­quests for com­ment.

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