How HGTV's 'House Hunters' Highlights Segregation In Chicago
She grooms dogs for a living. He builds art out of tin cans. Their budget? About $1.8 million.
That's just the kind of scenario you’ll see on the HGTV show House Hunters where couples get shown three properties and try to pick the one that fits their idea of a dream home — the one that has the fireplace they want, fits within their budget and comes with a finished basement and deck for entertaining: The house that’s juuuuust right.
House Hunters allows viewers a peek into people’s lives, but sometimes can also highlight segregation in certain cities — like when the show comes to Chicago.
WBEZ South Side reporter Natalie Moore is an avid watcher of the HGTV show, and recently wrote about this phenomenon in a City Lab piece “I Hate-Watch ‘House Hunters’ to Understand Segregation.”
GUEST: Natalie Moore, WBEZ South Side reporter
LEARN MORE: I Hate-Watch 'House Hunters' to Understand Segregation (City Lab 7/2/18)