Kris Jenner Says ‘Kardashians’ Reality Show Is ‘The Best Education’

by | June 13, 2013 at 10:11 AM | Keeping up with the Kardashians

Kris Jenner (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Eh, who needs college?

Reality TV maven Kris Jenner says her family’s E! reality show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” has been a positive experience — and an educational one — for her children.

The enormously popular reality stars are often hit with claims of exploitation and overexposure, but the maternal mastermind behind the successful Kardashian empire tells The Hollywood Reporter she’s baffled by America’s love-hate relationship with her family.

“We’ve created businesses and a workplace,” she said. “It’s so funny that somebody can criticize a show like ours, and yet we employ hundreds of people. And it’s been such a great learning experience for all of my kids. It’s the best education I could offer them.”

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Jenner, 57, is launching her latest venture — her very own daytime talk show — this summer, when “Kris” gets a six-week trial run on Fox stations in several major markets, beginning on July 15.

“So many women give up in life when they get a little bit older,” Jenner says. “I want to be a positive influence. I want to come from a really good place. Some people are just lost, and maybe I can be an inspiration.”