Reality TV Versus 'Emily Post's Etiquette'

10/21/2011 08:46 am ET | Updated Dec 20, 2011

According to its publishers, the 18th edition of "Emily Post's Etiquette," released this week, is the last word on "Manners For A New World." But do we still need manners in the so-called New World?

To answer this question, we turned to that medium that supposedly (in name, at least) reflects who we are now: reality TV. Here are some clips of reality TV moments accompanied by Emily Post's advice on approaching the scenario at hand.

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Reality TV Versus Emily Post