For most people, TV, movies and art in general are an escape from the ugly realities of the real world. But it seems like every day now, we’re learning of a new, ugly reality about the people who make those fictional works possible. With a list ranging from Harvey Weinstein to Kevin Spacey to Louis C.K. and many others in between, if you were to boycott them all, you would be watching a lot of bars and tone on your TV. 
WGBH Arts Editor Jared Bowen, UMass Professor of American Studies Rachel Rubin and Matthew Gilbert, TV critic for The Boston Globe, joined Jim Braude discuss whether we should – or even can – separate the art from the artist.