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An American Family (tv program)

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  • 'An American Family' was the original reality TV program

     
    "It is a human need to be known, and having a camera in front of you brings that out. Maybe too much so. That, unfortunately, is what 'reality television' is all about today."...
  • Set Pieces: A slice of 1970s Santa Barbara in HBO's 'Cinema Verite'

     
    Filmed 40 years ago in Santa Barbara, the groundbreaking documentary "An American Family" was a blueprint for what is now known as reality TV. The 12-part PBS program about Pat and Bill Loud and their five teenagers was an indelible......
  • 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' recap: To Sur, with love

     
    I packed your nylons for you. Let’s just leave that alone for a second. This season, I have been complaining ceaselessly about two things: 1) Every episode of RHOBH, and I mean EVERY, has been a fabulous party, jaunt, or repast, and 2) at these...
  • PBS revisits 'An American Family' with condensation of original series

    Viewers who tuned in to PBS' "An American Family" in early 1973 bore witness to a piece of television history: the first "reality" series that featured TV's first gay character as well as a marriage on the rocks. Now, nearly 40 years later, PBS...
  • Books and authors

    Books and authors
    Words & Ideas TODAY Seventh annual West Hollywood Book Fair More than 400 authors will be present for a wide range of panel discussions, signings and readings, in addition to three live performance stages, a children's area and exhibitor booths. www....
  • Thomas Dekker to play Lance Loud, the original reality TV kid

     
    Thomas Dekker ("Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles," "A Nightmare on Elm Street") has signed on to HBO Films' "Cinema Verite," a behind-the-scenes look at the 1973 documentary "An American Family," considered to be the first reality show. Dekker, who...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Diane Lane’s BEST shot at an Oscar? Pat Loud

     
    Diane Lane has earned a few whispers that she might be “this year's Sandra Bullock,” thanks to her plucky turn as horse owner Penny Chenery in the new Disney film, “Secretariat,” opening Oct. 8. The film shares some ingredients...
  • Writer Yiyun Li named MacArthur "genius" Fellow

     
    Author Yiyun Li is a 2010 MacArthur Fellow, it was announced today. Li, who lives in northern California and is an assistant professor at UC Davis, was giddy when The Times reached her by phone. What will the fellowship mean......