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Sen. Manchin slams 'West Virginia Wilder' after watching trailer

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U.S. Senator Joe Manchin has some choice words for the new reality television show "West Virginia Wilder."

"Instead of re-making that same sad show about stereotypes, come see for yourself what we’re like, what makes us tick, and why so many people come to visit the Mountain State, " wrote Sen. Manchin in a letter to Viacom president and CEO Rober Bakish.

Manchin urges Viacom's chief Robert Bakish to reconsider picking up the show. Viacom is the parent company of MTV. Manchin wrote a letter to Bakish after watching the show's trailer.

The executive producers of "West Virginia Wilder" also produced the 2013 MTV show "Buckwild."

In the letter, Sen. Manchin writes about the state's opioid epidemic and "compelling" stories of recovery. Other options he offers up include college athletics, pepperoni rolls, and white water rafting. 

Read the full letter below:

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