allenkirshnerhotmailcom 20 Sep 2007 ...a more elaborate version of the Discovery Kids show Endurance, itself a kid's version of Survivor. For all the hype about how it flouting child labour laws, etc., I found it came across as fairly safe. The kids were divided into four teams and participated in a competition that determined the type of jobs for which their team would be responsible and the respective wages which they would receive. It created a class system very much like the real world. Granted the show is manipulative but what reality show isn't? It honestly wouldn't surprise me if Kid Nation pulls in major ratings and only strengthens CBS' ratings position at the expense of the other three networks and a couple of other debuting series (Fox's 'Back to You' and ABC's 'Pushing Daisies').