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Manchin asks MTV to cancel W.Va.-set 'BUCKWILD'

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Sen. Joe Manchin is asking MTV to cancel the West Virginia-based reality show "Buckwild" that's set to air next year.

Manchin's office said Friday that he sent a letter to the president of the network saying the show profits off of "poor decisions of our youth."

The senator also said the show set to begin airing Jan. 3 plays to ugly, inaccurate stereotypes about the people of West Virginia.

The network ordered 12 episodes of the show last fall, and a trailer shows the cast drinking and swearing, four-wheeling and fighting, even filling a dump truck with water and using it as a swimming pool. It was shot in Sissonville and Charleston.

An MTV spokeswoman did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

To read the letter in its entirety, click the link to the right of the story.

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