AN AMERICAN FAMILY, January 11 – March 29, 1973

Filmed over a 6 month period, this documentary is hailed by many as the very first true reality series. The 12 episode program, edited from 300 hours of footage, was planned as a document of an average American family, the Louds of Santa Barbara, California. According to a 2016 NYT’s interview with matriarch Pat Loud, […]

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The Great Chase, June 17, 1994

All the evidence pointed to a premeditated crime of passion. A six inch knife purchased days before the murder measured the same depth of the stab wounds. The suspect had been spotted in the neighborhood, running a red light in his Ford Bronco, around the time of the murders. A waiting limo driver witnessed a […]

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Marrying a Millionaire, February 15, 2000

It came crashing to earth like a mile long meteor from outerspace! Seemingly out of nowhere, Fox’s 2-hour special, How to Marry A Millionaire, detonated over popular culture. It was trainwreck television, and why it was labeled “reality television” is anyone’s guess. It was The Dating Game meets Miss America with a Rupert Murdoch/Fox twist of Queen for a […]

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