What It's Like to Swim in ABC's 'Shark Tank'

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While some reality shows may be scripted or staged, ABC's 'Shark Tank' is the real deal: real entrepreneurs investing their own real money in the dreams of real Americans.

About the only things that are not 100 percent authentic are the piles of money you see laying around the set, and the shark tanks that line the hallway that leads hopeful entrepreneurs, eager to make their product pitches, to the panel of hungry "tycoons." What appear to be aquariums full of hungry predators are actually digitally projected images. And that's a good thing. There are more than enough sharks on hand already.