REALITY TV BITES -- OR DOES IT? The new soap opera or the end of civilization? A point-counterpoint.
Wasn't it jarring to hear that Jerri from ''Survivor'' stormed off the live reunion special last week? How could she do that? Rachel wouldn't be allowed to leave the last episode of ''Friends'' in a huff. Oh, wait a minute -- Rachel's not real, but Jerri is: ''She was a great 'character.' It's easy to forget she's a real person,'' said host Jeff Probst.